Environment

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 […]

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 […]