Environment

Lisa McCrea talks about military base pollution

Talk Nation Radio: Lisa McCrea on How Military Bases Are Poisoning Us

Lisa McCrea is an environmental and human rights activist, and the mother of five. She lived on the former George Air Force Base in California from 1987 to 1991. She found out 30 years after first stepping foot on the […]

Dry Creek, Reeds Creek, Hutchinson Creek, and Best Slough carry carcinogens recklessly discarded at Beale AFB. The creeks run to the southwest.

Beale Air Force Base: Where Cancer Begins

By Pat Elder, January 2, 2020 Thousands of gallons of per-and poly fluoroalkyl substances, (PFAS) have polluted the groundwater, surface water, soils and the sewer systems in and around Beale Air Force Base, located 50 miles north of Sacramento. The […]

The Naval Research Lab - Chesapeake Beach Detachment (NRL-CBD) sits atop a 100’ high bluff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

The Survey Monkey and the Dog and Pony Show

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, December 18, 2019 Last week I disrupted the initial Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting for citizens of Chesapeake Beach who live close to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory – Chesapeake Bay Detachment, or  NRL-CBD […]

Peace Flotilla in Washington DC

Beyond Changing Light Bulbs: 22 Ways You Can Stop The Climate Crisis

By Rivera Sun, World BEYOND War, December 12, 2019 Here’s the good news: The debate is over. 75% of US citizens believe climate change is human-caused; more than half say we have to do something and fast. Here’s even better […]

Dark Waters Tells Half the Story of PFAS Contamination       

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, December 12, 2019      Mark Ruffalo as Rob Billot in Dark Waters. Dark Waters is the most important American film in a decade, although it squanders an opportunity to fully portray PFAS* contamination as the […]

Key Step to Clean Up Vieques Survives in Catastrophically Awful Military Bill

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 10, 2019 First the good news. If one of the worst pieces of legislation ever drafted becomes law, there is one small measure in it that we can be pleased with. RootsAction.org and […]

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 […]

Fire Fighting Foam Types

Toxic Fire-Fighting Foams: Seeking Solutions That Already Exist

By Pat Elder, December 3, 2019 Military researches environmentally friendly firefighting foams while viable alternatives exist – and are used world-wide. A recent Department of Defense propaganda piece, Naval Research Lab Chemists Search for PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam continues to perpetuate […]

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, […]

Protestors at Camp Schwab in Okinawa

Henoko-Oura Bay Coastal Waters: Japan’s First Hope Spot

By Hideki Yoshikawa, Director of Okinawa Environmental Justice Project, November 22, 2019 Amidst the Japanese government’s relentless push to build a new U.S. military base at Henoko-Oura Bay in Okinawa Island, Japan, Mission Blue’s designation of the Henoko Oura Bay Coastal Waters […]