Environment

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Global Network Russia Study Tour Declaration

As an international delegation to the Russian Federation of 25 individuals, we have visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, and three cities in Crimea (April 25-May 9). We came to learn, to listen, and to build a bridge of friendship through citizen […]

Charlottesville to Vote 6/3 to Divest from Weapons, Fossil Fuels

By David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, May 19, 2019 A coalition organized as DivestCville.org is asking the City of Charlottesville, Va., to divest all public money from weapons companies, major war profiteers, and fossil fuel companies. At its […]

Where Lyme Disease Came From and Why It Eludes Treatment

By David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, May 19, 2019 A new book called Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons by Kris Newby adds significantly to our understanding of Lyme disease, while oddly seeming to […]

We Can’t Save the Climate Without Ending War

World BEYOND War, May 19, 2019

An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore Missed

By Michael Eisenscher, May 7, 2019 Related Power Point. In a recent interview with The Real News, actor and activist John Cusack made a simple but profoundly important point: “[Y]ou can’t separate climate justice and militarism’, he said,”… because the […]

Climate Collapse and the Responsibility of the Military

By Ria Verjauw, May 5, 2019 “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” –Martin Luther King Photo: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Everything […]

Rusted old tank in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

By Lawrence Wittner, April 29, 2019 From War Is A Crime Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants.  Fringed by palm trees and lovely beaches, with the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay and wild horses roaming everywhere, it attracts substantial […]

17th-century depiction of Daedalus & Icarus - Musee Antoine Vivenel, Compiègne, France

Daedalus, Icarus, and Pandora

By Pat Elder, April 25, 2019 A story of feathers, wax, unheeded warnings, and the perils of modern-day chemical engineering In Greek mythology, the tale of Daedalus and Icarus provides a lesson that humanity has never learned. Daedalus and his […]

Military Munitions Disposal is Polluting Puerto Rico, Despite Safer Alternatives

Military Munitions Disposal is Polluting Puerto Rico, Despite Safer Alternatives

From Citizens For Safe Water Around Badger, April 22, 2019 In solidarity with the citizens of Puerto Rico, more than 40 organizations from around the nation are calling on the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Congress to immediately end the […]

Maureen Sullivan, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment

U.S. Senate Goes Easy on Pentagon Environmental Chief As She Testifies on PFAS Contamination

By Pat Elder, Civilian Exposure, April 10, 2019 This is how I would have handled the questioning as a U.S. Senator. Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on […]