Environment

10 cancer deaths in one family at Peterson AFB where PFAS was found at concentrations of 88,400 ppt in water sources.

The PFAS Contamination Crisis: US Military Poisons Hundreds of Communities

By Pat Elder, March 15, 2019 Military Times recently reported that 16 relatives from one family living close to Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs have been diagnosed with cancer and 10 have died. Local water sources are contaminated with […]

Pat Elder at China Lake Military Base

The Million Parts per Trillion Tour

By Pat Elder, March 7, 2019 I drove across the country with my daughter Holly last week to draw attention to the reckless behavior of the military as it continues to poison the waters in communities across the country. We […]

Liz Remmerswaal Hughes

Talk Nation Radio: Liz Remmerswaal Hughes on Peace Activism in New Zealand

Liz Remmerswaal Hughes is a member of the Coordinating Committee of World BEYOND War. She is the Country Coordinator for World BEYOND War in New Zealand / Aotearoa where she works with a number of peace organizations. In 2017 she […]

No Bases Necessary in Korea and Okinawa

Dear Americans: No Bases Necessary in Okinawa and South Korea

By Joseph Essertier, February 20, 2019 Event: “Now More than Ever, It Is Time To Remove All the Military Bases!” (Ima koso subete no gunji kichi wo tekkyo saseyou!  Place:  Yomitan Village Locality Promotion Center, Okinawa, Japan Time:  Sunday, February […]

Storage tanks of jet fuel 100 feet above Honolulu aquifer

North Korean Missiles are Not the Threat to Hawaii – It’s U.S. Military’s Leaking Jet Fuel Storage Tanks

By Colonel Ann Wright, February 9, 2019 After the big North Korean missile scare in Hawaii a year ago, one would think that missiles are the greatest threat to the island of Oahu. Yet, it’s not missiles that are the […]

Ask Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Include the Military in the Green New Deal

Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drafted a Green New Deal that fails to acknowledge the existence of the U.S. military as an environmentally destructive force, and the U.S. military budget (over 60% of discretionary spending) as a potential source of revenue. […]

Poisonous foam fills the hangar at Ramstein Air Base, Germany during a biennial fire suppression system test, Feb. 19, 2015

The U.S. Military is Poisoning Germany

By Pat Elder, February 1, 2019 Germany is experiencing a public health crisis with millions of people potentially  exposed to drinking water contaminated with Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS. A major source of this chemical contamination comes from […]

PHOTO: Ms Farci's daughter Maria Grazia was born with severe health complications. (Foreign Correspondent )

Italian Military Officials’ Trial Ignites Suspicions Of Links Between Weapon Testing And Birth Defects In Sardinia

By Emma Albirici, January 29, 2019 From ABC News Australia Maria Teresa Farci’s legs start to shake as she reads aloud from the diary she kept that describes, in heartbreaking detail, the last moments of her 25-year-old daughter’s tortured life. […]

A routine foam test at Mountain Home AFB. Mountain Home Air Force Base

Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

By Pat Elder, January 20, 2019 PFAS found in drinking water near Battle Creek National Guard Base. America is experiencing one of the greatest public health crises in its history with up to 110 million people  potentially exposed to drinking […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands for Green New Deal

The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, January 8, 2019 A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their […]