Myth of Necessity

Oil fields are battlefields

Wait, What If War Isn’t Humanitarian?

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 26, 2020 Dan Kovalik’s new book, No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using “Humanitarian” Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests — which I am adding to my list […]

Workers in Maine manufacturing PPE during COVID crisis

Let’s Turn Our Military Resources To Building A Post-COVID Industrial Base For All Americans

By Miriam Pemberton, May 11, 2020 From Newsweek National emergencies bring out American ingenuity and a willingness to shift gears—like the couple in Maine who wrote recently in The Washington Post about retooling their company to make masks instead of hoodies. Most often […]

Asparagus harvest in Germany

Asparagus and Bombers in Germany

By Victor Grossman, May 11, 2020 In late spring an age-old tradition places asparagus – the white kind preferred here – at the very top of German menus. But only until St. John’s Day, June 24th (the summer solstice). After […]

Netanyahu press conference

With Apparently Fabricated Documents, Netanyahu Pushed US Towards War With Iran

By Gareth Porter, May 5, 2020 From The Grayzone President Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal with Iran and continued to risk war with Iran based on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim to have proven definitively that Iran was […]

Unsolicited Advice on Terrorism to UVa Basketball Player Austin Katstra

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, April 23, 2020 Dear Mr. Katstra, First of all, thanks for your terrific work on the greatest team ever which I think we are all safe in assuming would have repeated last year’s championship […]

A NATO Flag

Is NATO Still Necessary?

By Sharon Tennison, David Speedie and Krishen Mehta April 18, 2020 From The National Interest The coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world brings a prolonged public health crisis into sharp focus—along with the bleak prospect of a long-term economic […]

Daniel Berrigan

COVID-19 and the Wasting Disease of Normalcy

By Brian Terrell, April 17, 2020 “But what of the price of peace?” asked Jesuit priest and war resister Daniel Berrigan, writing from federal prison in 1969, doing time for his part in the destruction of draft records. “I think […]

UN and activists call for Global Ceasefire in 2020

UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports, […]

David Swanson at the International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, Dublin 2018

Video of Webinar: David Swanson on Ending War

World BEYOND War, April 8, 2020

Charlotte Dennett on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Charlotte Dennett on Pipeline Wars

Charlotte Dennett is a former Middle East reporter, investigative journalist, and attorney. She is the co-author of Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil. And she is the author of the new […]