Myth of Necessity

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 […]

COVID 19 by state, March 2020

Why Is The U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable To COVID-19?

By Nicolas J S Davies, March 27, 2020 The United States has become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 80,000 cases, more than China or Italy. More than a thousand Americans have already died, but this is surely only the very beginning of this deadly […]

F35 military aircraft loaded with bombs

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 […]

Protesting CANSEC

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 […]

Vaccine laboratory

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 […]