Why End War

Soldiers Without Guns

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, June 21, 2019 A new film by Will Watson, called Soldiers Without Guns, ought to shock a great many people — not because it utilizes a yet more gruesome form of […]

Statue celebrating genocide that should be removed from Charlottesville Virginia

What Survives Genocide?

By David Swanson, June 18, 2019 Jeffrey Ostler’s Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas, tells a complex, honest, and nuanced story of what overall and in many particular parts fits the […]

On the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington, an Iranian protester holds a burning picture of President Donald Trump outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, June 17, 2019 From Common Dreams While the mystery of who is responsible for sabotaging the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman remains unsolved, it is clear that the Trump administration […]

Keep the War Machine Out of the Galapagos Islands

By World BEYOND War, June 17, 2019 The government of Ecuador has recently agreed to allow the U.S. military to base aircraft and naval ships at one of the Galapagos Islands in violation of the Constitution of Ecuador, which both […]

War on Iran Stupidest Idea Yet Recorded in a Human Brain

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, June 17, 2019 Scientists not employed by ExxonMobil or named Neil DeGrasse Tyson have reached a universal consensus. Wanting the United States to attack Iran is the single stupidest idea yet […]

Injured by drone strike at wedding in Yemen

Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World

From TomDispatch, June 13, 2019 It’s been almost 18 years of “infinite” war, carnage, the mass displacement of peoples, the destruction of cities… you know the story. We all do… kinda… but most of the time it’s a story without them. You seldom hear their voices. They are rarely attended […]

’20 years free’: Bill Clinton visits Kosovo

From RT America, June 14, 2019 Kosovo celebrates “20 years free” with a visit from former US President Bill Clinton. The occasion commemorates NATO’s “humanitarian” intervention to end Kosovo’s war with Serbia following a three-month bombing campaign on Serb forces. […]

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The US Defense Department Is Worried About Climate Change – And Also A Huge Carbon Emitter

By Neta C. Crawford, June 12, 2019 From The Conversation Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security concern. They project that the consequences of global warming – rising seas, powerful storms, […]

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Victims Of Afghanistan War Crimes Appeal ICC Decision Not To Prosecute

From Reprieve.org.uk, June 10, 2019 A group of men who suffered torture and mistreatment at the hands of US forces in Afghanistan have appealed against the International Criminal Court’s decision not to launch an investigation into war crimes committed during […]

Rethinking National Security: The Man in the TNT Vest

Prof. Martin Hellman, Stanford University Imagine that a man wearing a TNT vest were to come into the room and, before you could escape, managed to tell you that he wasn’t a suicide bomber, so there was nothing to worry […]