Environment

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War and Warming

By Nathan Albright, March 11, 2020 From Voices for Creative Nonviolence On June 5th, 2019, senior intelligence analyst Rod Schoonover spoke before a House Intelligence hearing on National Security and Climate Change. “The Earth’s climate is unequivocally undergoing a long-term […]

Oleaginous Kakistocracy: A Good Time to Abolish Pipelines

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, March 25, 2020 A moment in which U.S. politicians are openly talking about the need to sacrifice lives to a disease in the name of profit may be a good moment […]

Pat Elder protesting pollution at Patuxent River

PFAS Chronicles, Part One: What We Don’t Know May Hurt Us

By Pat Elder, March 24, 2020 This is part one of a seven-part series focusing on a single pollution site: the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, USA. The Navy has contaminated the groundwater at Maryland’s Patuxent (Pax) River […]

US President George W Bush

Here Are 12 Ways The US invasion Of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas S. J. Davies, March 17, 2020 While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping […]

The US-Military Has Contaminated the Aloha State

On March 3, 2020 Pat Elder gave a two-hour presentation to members of Veterans for Peace and other groups at the Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pat spoke on the extent and the danger caused by the military’s […]

World Beyond War: A New Podcast

Intersections in Ottawa: World BEYOND War Podcast Featuring Katie Perfitt and Colin Stuart

By Marc Eliot Stein and Greta Zarro, February 28, 2020 The upcoming #NoWar2020 antiwar conference in Ottawa, Canada will be a convergence of indigenous rights movements, urgency for climate change awareness, protest against military profiteering at the CANSEC weapons bazaar, […]

PFAS Contamination Near George Air Force Base Threatens Public Health

The groundwater in Victorville and throughout much of California is contaminated with PFAS, the “forever chemicals.” By Pat Elder, February 23, 2020, World BEYOND War On September 10, 2018 the Lahontan Regional Water Board tested the well water of the […]

Fresno’s PFAS Contamination Problem

The Air Force’s fire training area and Fresno’s Water Treatment Plant are too close for comfort. By Pat Elder, February 23, 2020, World BEYOND War Fresno’s Southeast Surface Water Treatment Plant is located 7,500 feet from the former Fire Training […]

PFAS pollution from military bases is a rising concern in Okinawa

Okinawans Educating People about PFAS Contamination around U.S. Bases

By Joseph Essertier, February 16, 2020 On Friday, the 6th of March, activists in Okinawa will hold a lecture about U.S. bases poisoning the water of Okinawa with PFAS. Okinawa is a region in the south of the archipelago of Japan, […]

Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it […]