Civil Liberties

#NoWarWithIran protest in New York City

10 Ways Trump’s Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, January 10, 2020 The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government’s measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities […]

World Beyond War: A New Podcast

Crisis in Bolivia: World BEYOND War Podcast Featuring Medea Benjamin, Iván Velasquez and David Swanson

By Marc Eliot Stein, December 17, 2019 In early November of this year, Bolivia’s longtime President Evo Morales suddenly resigned his office following protests, allegations of election fraud and pressure from the military. Weeks of uncertainty have followed, and alarming […]

West Point Professor Builds a Case Against the U.S. Army

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 7, 2019 West Point Professor Tim Bakken’s new book The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military traces a path of corruption, barbarism, violence, and unaccountability that makes its […]

Chagossian military base protestors

Experts’ Letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump Supporting the Exiled Chagossian People

November 22, 2019 Dear Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Donald J. Trump,  We are a group of scholars, military and international relations analysts, and other experts who are writing in support of the exiled Chagossian people. As you know, […]

Burning draft cards during the US/Vietnam War era

It’s Time. End the Draft, Once and for All

By Rivera Sun, November 21, 2019 From Antiwar.Blog We may be months away from ending the US military draft, once and for all. After a court ruled that the male-only draft was unconstitutional, a Congress-appointed Commission has been studying whether […]

Israeli military arrest Palestinian children. Mintpress.com

The Settler-Colonial Strategy: Militarization of Diplomacy, Domestic Law Enforcement, Jails, Prisons and the Border

By Ann Wright, November 15, 2019 The settler-colonial history of the United States is not discussed by those in the U.S. government. However, in the lexicon of American studies, settler-colonialism is a major topic, and particularly for historians in the […]

Prutehi Litekyan - Save Ritidian

An Open Letter to Denny Tamaki, Governor of Okinawa

From Prutehi Litekyan: Save Riditian October 8, 2019 Dear Honorable Governor Tamaki, Håfa Adai from Guam. We, the Guam-based group Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, are a direct-action group dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources in sites identified […]

Activists protest in front of Israeli forces who were escorting bulldozers while conducting infrastructure work next to the Palestinian community of Khan al-Amar, which was being threatened with a forcible displacement order, on October 15, 2018. (Activestills/Ahmad Al-Bazz)

How Palestinian Women Successfully Defended Their Village From Demolition

By Sarah Flatto Mansarah, October 8, 2019 From Waging Nonviolence Just over one year ago, photos and videos of Israeli border police violently arresting a young Palestinian woman went viral. She appeared to be screaming as they ripped her hijab off and […]

The Dulles Brothers

Exceptionally Insulated

By Kristin Christman, July 21, 2019 Originally Published in the Albany Times Union If you were Iranian and learned that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton wanted to attack your country, wouldn’t you feel terrified? But we’re taught to dismiss […]

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 […]