Environment

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 13, 2019 I don’t know if somebody dumped a bottle of sanity solution into Rhode Island Sound or what the reason is, but Brown University, which has military contracts just like everywhere else, […]

Source: Informed Public Project, Okinawa. And Nakato Naofumi, August, 2019

The US Military is Poisoning Okinawa

By Pat Elder, November 12, 2019 In 1945 the Truman administration knew that the Japanese government was trying to negotiate surrender through Moscow. The U.S. completely dominated Japan militarily by August of 1945 when it destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki with […]

Climate Change Causes Witch Hunting

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 11, 2019 When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia, the weather was unusually hot. People in the streets of Philadelphia beat a woman to death for being a witch and causing the heat […]

3M plant in Corona, California

PFAS Contamination: Telling Half The Story

By Pat Elder, November 9, 2019 Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board released data it has collected on PFAS contamination in wells across the state. Anyone reasonably informed about PFAS, who examined their raw data, would conclude […]

Canadian military helicopter

The Biggest Winner In Canada’s Election Is The Military

By Matthew Behrens, October 17, 2019 From Rabble.ca No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada’s 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department. Indeed, the […]

Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota tests out its aqueous film-forming foam sprinkler system in an airport hangar.

USA Department of Defense Inspector General to Investigate PFAS Use in Military

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, October 28, 2019 The Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Defense announced last week it will review the Pentagon’s history of Per- and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) that have leached into […]

Norton Air Force Base (1942–1994) was located 2 miles east of downtown San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County.

Once an Air Force Base …

By Pat Elder, October 21, 2019 Lethal contamination at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California threatens human health 35 years after the base closed. Norton Air Force Base was a logistics depot and heavy-lift transport facility, something like […]

Peace Flotilla in San Francisco

2nd Annual Peace Flotilla in San Francisco

By Kathe Burick, Susan Witka and Toby Blomé Do the Blue Angels depress the hell out of you? Does what’s in the air cause you despair? 300,000 lbs. of CO2* are released into the air during each air show, and […]

Spangdahlem air force base

Deadly for the Environment and Climate: United States Military and War Policy

By Reiner Braun, October 15, 2019 Why do weapon systems threaten people and the environment at the same time? A 2012 report from the US Congress found that the US Military is the largest single consumer of petroleum products in […]

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 […]