Environment

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 […]

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 […]