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The Problem With the Space Force Is Not a Dimwitted General

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 29, 2020 One cannot help but appreciate the speed with which it became acceptable to produce comedy about the U.S. Space Force. I don’t think any military branch or war or weapon or […]

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Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

May 29, 2020 By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign of deadly […]

Helena Cobban on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Helena Cobban on the State of the U.S. Empire

davidcnswanson · Talk Nation Radio: Helena Cobban on the State of the U.S. Empire Helena Cobban is a veteran analyst of international affairs and an anti-imperialist activist who campaigns for human equality at all levels. She’s a Quaker who lives […]

Billboard: One B-21 Bomber or 10 Million COVID-19 Tests

One B-21 Bomber or 10 Million COVID-19 Tests

May 25, 2020 From Peace Wins The United States’ newest bomber program, the B-21,  will cost $97 billion, with a history of cost overruns.  Meanwhile, experts warn that the U.S. needs a comprehensive testing program to combat COVID-19 and safely reopen our economy. […]

1960s-era US anti military draft protest

Activists Fought US Military Draft For Decades – They May Soon Have To Again

By Robert Levering, May 19, 2020 From Waging Nonviolence As if there weren’t enough to worry about these days, women soon may be required to register for the military draft. You may not have heard about this development because of […]

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Despite COVID-19, US Military Continues War Practice In Europe And Pacific And Plans For More In 2021

By Ann Wright, May 23, 2020 During the COVID 19 pandemic, not only will the U.S. military have the largest maritime military maneuvers in the world, with Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) coming to the waters off Hawaii August 17-31, […]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Fired Watchdog Was Looking Into Saudi Arms Sale

By Matthew Lee, May 18, 2020 From ABC News Congressional Democrats say the State Department watchdog fired by President Donald Trump last week was investigating possible impropriety in a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia last year, adding new questions to the […]

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By World BEYOND War, May 20, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Darienne Hetherman

Each month, we share the stories of World BEYOND War volunteers around the world. Want to volunteer with World BEYOND War? Email greta@worldbeyondwar.org. Location: California, USA How did you get involved with anti-war activism and World BEYOND War (WBW)? There […]

Ebola ’14 vs. Covid ‘19

By Caroline Hurley, World BEYOND War, Mat 17, 2020 Security, claim peace scientists, is the experience and expectation of well-being. Analyzing management of the major 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa is instructive given Covid 19’s global rampage. Despite internal UN dysfunction, […]