Myth of Inevitability

Kiera Knightely in Official Secrets

The Best Movie Ever Made About the Truth Behind the Iraq War Is “Official Secrets”

By Jon Schwarz, August 31, 2019 From The Intercept “Official Secrets,” which opened Friday in New York and Los Angeles, is the best movie ever made about how the Iraq War happened. It’s startlingly accurate, and because of that, it’s […]

War Is A Lie

By Lois Lindstrom, June 29, 2019 “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson is a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those that have been […]

Don’t Iraq Iran

By David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, May 19, 2019 If Iran had spent the last few decades lying about and threatening the United States, and had attacked and built military bases in Canada and Mexico, and had imposed […]

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How U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Basic Questions

1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be? Mike Gravel: Cut military spending by 50%. Howie Hawkins: Cut military spending by 50%. Bernie Sanders: […]

Talk Nation Radio: Vijay Mehta on How Not to Go to War

Talk Nation Radio: Vijay Mehta on How Not to Go to War

Vijay Mehta is an author and peace activist. He is Chair of Uniting for Peace and founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity. His notable books include ‘The Economics of Killing’ (Pluto Press, 2012) and ‘Peace Beyond Borders’ (New Internationalist, 2016). […]

How Not to Go to War

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War If you saw a book in Barnes and Noble called “How Not to Go to War,” wouldn’t you assume it was a guide to the proper equipment every good warrior should have when […]

Kathy Beckwith: “It’s Time To Abandon War”

Is using war as a means of resolving conflict an outdated premise? Is it time for us to move on from the battlefield? And if so, are there alternatives that actually work? Mediator Kathy Beckwith shares her big idea – […]

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War Isn’t in Your Genes or Your Jeans

By David Swanson, February 25, 2019 I’ve written before about the pseudo-science of genetics, which is almost as crazy as the popular understanding of it. Our culture has long proposed that Oliver Twist could grow up middle-class in the slums because of […]

King-Crane Report on the Near East

Armistice Day Ended The War To End Wars. The Treaty Of Versailles Gave Us War Without End

By Mike Ferner October 29, 2018 Historians debate to what extent the Treaty of Versailles was responsible for Hitler’s march to World War II, but there can be little doubt that the treaty ending the “War to End All Wars” […]

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to […]