Environment

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 […]

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. […]