Environment

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 […]

A U.S. soldier stands guard in March of 2003 next to an oil well at the Rumayla oil fields set ablaze by retreating Iraqi troops. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

War Is an Enormous Threat to the Climate Movement

By Sarah Lazare, February 10, 2020 From In These Times The 2020s opened with dual crises. In Australia, unprecedented bushfires tore across a total area the size of Virginia, killing at least 29 people and an estimated one billion animals, and destroying 2,000 homes. […]

Heading For Extinction meeting in New York City January 30 2020

Climate Change, Tech Workers, Antiwar Activists Working Together

By Marc Eliot Stein, February 10, 2020 I was recently invited to speak at an Extinction Rebellion gathering in New York City on behalf of World BEYOND War. The event was designed to bring together three action groups: climate change […]

New Video: Martin Sheen on War and Environment

Martin Sheen has recorded this for World BEYOND War on the topic of war and the environment. Learn more at https://worldbeyondwar.org/environment/

The PFAS Action Act Fails to Protect Public Health

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, February 4, 2020 The Democratic leadership in the House and the nation’s leading environmental organizations have praised the PFAS Action Act, although the measure is a disaster for public health and the environment on […]

US spending chart shows massive military spending

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

By Caroline Davies, February 4, 2020 Extinction Rebellion (XR) US has four Demands for our governments, local and national, the first of which is “Tell the Truth”. One truth that is not being told or spoken about openly, is the […]

Hornet military airplanes

The Military’s Carbon Bootprint

By Joyce Nelson, January 30, 2020 From Watershed Sentinel There is no question that, across the planet, the biggest user of fossil fuels is the military. All those fighter jets, tanks, naval vessels, air transport vehicles, Jeeps, helicopters, humvees, and […]

Fouling Our Own Nest & Draining Our Wallets: It’s Time to Divest from Endless Wars

By Greta Zarro, January 29, 2020 Just one month into a new decade, we face an ever-increasing risk of nuclear apocalypse. The U.S. government’s assassination of Iranian General Soleimani on January 3 intensified the very real threat of another all-out […]

The Pentagon: Exposing The Hidden Polluter of Water in California

World BEYOND War, January 26, 2020 Pat Elder’s 20-city California tour will draw attention to the public health crisis caused by the military’s contamination of the environment. Read Pat’s articles on the topic here. March 7, Saturday 7:00 – 9:00 […]

Pleasanton, California

What’s In Your Water, Pleasanton?

By Pat Elder, January 23, 2020 The following article was submitted to the East Bay Express but never received a response. The well water in Pleasanton, California is highly contaminated with PFAS. Where is it coming from?  Brett Simpson’s East […]