Economic Cost

Heading For Extinction meeting in New York City January 30 2020

Climate Change, Tech Workers, Antiwar Activists Working Together

By Marc Eliot Stein, February 10, 2020 I was recently invited to speak at an Extinction Rebellion gathering in New York City on behalf of World BEYOND War. The event was designed to bring together three action groups: climate change […]

US spending chart shows massive military spending

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

By Caroline Davies, February 4, 2020 Extinction Rebellion (XR) US has four Demands for our governments, local and national, the first of which is “Tell the Truth”. One truth that is not being told or spoken about openly, is the […]

Fouling Our Own Nest & Draining Our Wallets: It’s Time to Divest from Endless Wars

By Greta Zarro, January 29, 2020 Just one month into a new decade, we face an ever-increasing risk of nuclear apocalypse. The U.S. government’s assassination of Iranian General Soleimani on January 3 intensified the very real threat of another all-out […]

Why Is Trump the Only Candidate With a Budget Proposal?

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020 An important job of any U.S. president is to propose an annual budget to Congress. Shouldn’t it be a basic job of every presidential candidate to propose one to the public? […]

Pat Elder with U.S. troops in Croatia in 1996. A soldier in the rear shouts “USA Number 1!”

Defender Europe 20: Preparing For War From German Soil

By Pat Elder, January 2020 24 years ago I remember standing on the banks of the Sava River in Zupanja, Croatia in January of 1996 watching a force of 20,000 US Army soldiers and their vehicles as they crossed the […]

Petition Asks U.S. Presidential Candidates for Their Budgets

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 7, 2020 A petition supported by World BEYOND War, RootsAction.org, and Daily Kos, has thus far gathered over 12,000 signatures from people asking presidential candidates to propose federal budgets. An important job of […]

Pentagon’s 2020 budget surpasses $700 billion

World BEYOND War, January 03, 2020 David Swanson discussed the problem of military spending here:

Terry Crawford Browne talks about global arms trade

The Global Arms Trade Is A Moral Minefield

This interview about the global arms trade features Terry Crawford-Browne, peace activist and World BEYOND War country coordinator for South Africa.

Lindsey Graham and Trump

31 Organizations Declare National Defense Authorization Act A Blank Check For Trump’s Reckless Foreign Policy

December 10, 2019 30 organizations representing a diverse set of issue areas — strengthening diplomacy, protecting migrants and refugees, preventing wars of choice, reducing the risk of nuclear catastrophe, combating corruption, promoting human rights and sound environmental policies, and standing […]

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 […]