Myth of Necessity

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 […]

VI Seminario Internacional por la paz

U.S. and NATO Buildup in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia And U.S. Military Bases and Exercises in Africa

Presentation for the VI Symposium on the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases Guantanamo, Cuba, May 4-6, 2019 By Colonel Ann Wright I must begin my presentation with an apology to the people of Cuba for my country, the United States of America […]

Richard Nixon with the Shah of Iran

Attacking Iran Would Risk Global Disaster

By John Scales Avery, May 21, 2019 On Monday, 13 May 2019, the New York Times posted an article with the title “White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran. in Echoes of Iraq War”. Besides the aircraft carrier and other […]

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 […]

War’s unanswered questions

By Robert C. Koehler, World BEYOND War, May 19, 2019 “Over these last few years, given the wars it has waged and the international treaties it has arbitrarily reneged on, the U.S. government perfectly fits its own definition of a […]

Rashid reprograms himself for nonviolent peace

Love Letter from Smoky Kabul: Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

Dear Friends, “Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears […]

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 […]

Iran Peace Museum, peace delegation organized by CODE PINK, March 2019

Iran Wants Peace. Will The US Allow Peace With Iran?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, March 7, 2019 We just returned from nine days in Iran with a 28-person peace delegation organized by CODE PINK. It is clear that people in Iran want two things: To be respected as […]

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

Of the United Nations’ 18 major human rights treaties, the United States is party to 5, fewer than any other nation on earth, except Bhutan (4), and tied with Malaysia, Myanmar, and South Sudan, a country torn by warfare since […]

The Ancient Mythical Rites of Pearl Harbor Day

Last week I spoke at a high school. As I often do, I told them I’d perform a magic trick. I only know one, but I know it will almost always work with no skill required. I scribbled on a […]