Civil Liberties

How To Demilitarize Police

July 30 2020 webinar with World BEYOND War’s David Swanson and Greta Zarro on how to start and win a campaign to ban militarized policing in your locality, anywhere on earth. We recently did this in Charlottesville, Va., U.S., and […]

Marjorie Cohn on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Marjorie Cohn on Legal Remedies to Federal Troops in the Streets

davidcnswanson · Talk Nation Radio: Marjorie Cohn on Legal Remedies to Federal Troops in the Streets Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general […]

Why Your Local Police Department is Armed to the Teeth. And What You Can Do About It.

By Taylor O’Connor | www.everydaypeacebuilding.com   Black Lives Matter Protest in Seattle, WA (30 May 2020). Photo by Kelly Kline on Unsplash “What the main drift of the twentieth century has revealed is that the (US) economy has become concentrated […]

The Man Behind The Petition To De-Militarize Charlottesville Police

July 23, 2020 NewsRadio WINA · The Man Behind the Petition to De-Militarize Charlottesville Police Les Sinclair talks with David Swanson, executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org and the man whose petition was turned into a resolution […]

Nicholson Baker, July 2020

Digging Up Permasecrets: A Talk With Nicholson Baker

By Marc Eliot Stein, July 21, 2020 “I believe that secrecy is the refuge of the incompetent, and I believe absolutely that this book demonstrates that there was tremendous bumbling, violent bumbling, that happened all over the place in the […]

Militarized Police

10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

By Medea Benjamin and Zoltán Grossman, July 14, 2020 Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against Black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against […]

20 Dictators Currently Supported By The US by David Swanson

Book Review: 20 Dictators Currently Supported by the U.S.

By Phil Armstrong and Catherine Armstrong, July 9, 2020 From Counterfire What nations say they stand for and what the evidence suggests they stand for can be – and frequently are – two entirely different things. This highly thought-provoking book […]

Northern Mariana Islands

Open Letter: US Navy Base In Northern Marianas Will Harm People And Environment

July 4, 2020 Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper Department of Defense Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer Department of the Navy Nora Macariola-See Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific 258 Makalapa Drive, Suite 100 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860-3134 Re: […]

Killer Cop Got Start At Dictator-Training Military Base

From Moderate Rebels, June 29, 2020 The Minneapolis cop who murdered George Floyd, setting off a protest movement, Derek Chauvin, started his career as a military police officer at the notorious Fort Benning, a base named after a Confederate general […]

Program 1033, the transfer of US military equipment to police

End The Transfer of US Military Equipment To Police (DOD 1033 Program)

June 30, 2020 Dear House Armed Services Committee Members: The undersigned civil, human rights, faith, and government accountability organizations, representing millions of our members across the country, write in support of ending the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program and associated […]