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Coalition calls for cancellation of CANSEC, citing public health threat

(En français ci-dessous) March 31, 2020 In anticipation of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ announcement on April 1 on the status of CANSEC, a coalition of Canadian and international organizations led by World BEYOND War, the Global […]

A war veteran sleeps on the sidewalk as his wife sits wrapped in blankets in Washington D.C. on July 29, 1932. Photo | AP

Chewed Up and Spit Out: What Happens to Veterans When They Retire?

By Alan Macleod, March 30, 2020 From Mint Press News The phrase “military-industrial complex” is thrown around a lot. But the fact remains that the United States spends almost as much on war as the rest of the world combined. American troops […]

Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison

Canadian Voice of Women For Peace Appeals for Assange’s Release

March 23, 2020 President Andrea Albutt, March 23, 2020 Prison Governors Association Room LG.27 Ministry of Justice 102 Petty France LONDON SW1H 9AJ Dear President Albutt: We, the National Board Members of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace are writing […]

COVID 19 by state, March 2020

Why Is The U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable To COVID-19?

By Nicolas J S Davies, March 27, 2020 The United States has become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 80,000 cases, more than China or Italy. More than a thousand Americans have already died, but this is surely only the very beginning of this deadly […]

Piril Torgut, Cypriot artist

World BEYOND War Podcast Episode 13: Visual Voices With Piril Torgut

By Marc Eliot Stein, March 27, 2020 Piril Torgut is a young Cypriot artist who paints and sculpts visceral images of a marine world. Visual Voices is a global organization and World BEYOND War affiliate that finds artists who can […]

Empty Washington DC

Amidst Coronavirus, It’s Time to Heal the U.S.’s Domestic and International Reputation

By Greta Zarro, March 26, 2020 It is in times of crisis, like the growing coronavirus pandemic, that deep structural inequities and the U.S. government’s mismanagement of funds are starkly revealed. Half of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Half […]

Dr Strangelove

Doctor Strangelove Takes Care Of Our Health

By Manlio Dinucci, Il Manifesto, March 24, 2020 Faced with Coronavirus “our first concern is to protect the health of our forces and our Allies“- the US European Command declared. It therefore announced it had reduced Defender Europe 20 exercise in number […]

Sanctions Kill

Video: David Swanson Debates Sanctions and Coronavirus on Iranian TV

From Press TV, March 25, 2020

An SDF militant stands amid the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. Erik De Castro | Reuters

The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

By Darius Shahtahmasebi, March 25, 2020 From Mint Press News The UK’s involvement in the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has slowly and quietly wound down over the last few months. Official figures show that the […]

F35 military aircraft loaded with bombs

United Nations Calls For Peace During The Coronavirus Pandemic, But War Production Continues

By Brent Patterson, March 25, 2020 From Peace Brigades International – Canada On March 23, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.” Guterres highlighted, “Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health […]