Myth of Necessity

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United Nations Calls For Peace During The Coronavirus Pandemic, But War Production Continues

By Brent Patterson, March 25, 2020 From Peace Brigades International – Canada On March 23, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.” Guterres highlighted, “Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health […]

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Mobilization To Cancel CANSEC Arms Show Grows Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brent Patterson, March 19, 2020 It’s still not known for sure if the annual CANSEC arms show will take place as planned from May 27-28 in Ottawa. Despite the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on […]

CODEPINK protests outside the Treasury Department. Credit: Medea Benjamin

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

By Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars […]

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American Unexceptionalism and COVID-19

By Kary Love, March 13, 2020 During the SARS-1 epidemic scare in 2002-4, America invaded Iraq.  If you followed science, you would know that SARS-1, was a coronavirus that caused an acute respiratory disease that killed on average about 11 […]

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Milwaukee Pays High Price For War

By Bill Christofferson, February 29, 2020 From Urban Milwaukee A Milwaukee billboard with a simple 10-word message has focused public attention this month on military spending and the costs of war. Peace activists, public officials, protesters, nuns, and curious members […]

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Lies Used To Justify War And How To Dismantle Them

By Taylor O’Connor, February 27, 2019 From Medium “Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die. This was the ‘war to end wars.’ This was the ‘war to make the world safe for democracy.’ No […]

Is War Necessary?

By John Reuwer, February 23, 2020, World BEYOND War Remarks by World BEYOND War Board Member John Reuwer in Colchester, Vermont, on February 20, 2020 I want to bring my medical experience to bear on the question of war. As […]

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Trudeau’s Centre for Peace, Order, and Good Government is a Sham

By Yves Engler, February 16, 2020 Should peace groups challenge Canadian militarism by pushing clear, principled, demands or by promoting a militarist government’s bid to rebrand itself through a “peace” institute? In a recent blog headlined “New Peace Centre needed to […]

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former top executive at Raytheon, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by the Hill newspaper two years in a row.

Endless War Is A Disastrous (But Profitable) Enterprise

By Lawrence Wilkerson, February 11, 2020 From Responsible Statecraft “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement came from the Soufan Group’s recent Intelbrief, […]

Colin Powell at the United Nations

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 30, 2020 Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction.” But our government is now threatening […]