Asia

On Bragging About Murdering People You Turned into Terrorists

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 29, 2019 You cannot promote the rule of law by loudly bragging about committing murder. You cannot end terrorism by committing terrorism. Here is a U.S. president openly proclaiming that he has committed […]

The Kabul Peace House by Mark Isaacs

Peace in Afghanistan

By David Swanson, October 27, 2019 There were whispers in the village, high up in the mountains of Afghanistan. There was a Stranger here. He had made a friend and been invited to live in a home despite not being […]

The World Must Compel the U.S. to Allow Korea to Have Peace

KOREAN BELOW THE ENGLISH By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 26, 2019 I’ve never heard of or even seen fantasized a society or a government that wasn’t deeply flawed. I know neither North nor South Korea is an exception. […]

Young Voices from War Zones to #NOWAR2019

By John Reuwer, World BEYOND War, October 24, 2019 Two of the many treats experienced during our time with World Beyond War members from all over the world in Limerick a few weeks ago, were video messages from young people […]

Jeffrey Sterling at Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower, on What He Now Thinks Was the Purpose of Operation Merlin

Jeffrey Sterling is a former CIA case officer who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act and was in federal prison in Colorado. Prior to this program, as far as we know, Sterling had not been asked whether he believes […]

A statue symbolizing "comfort women" at the Aichi Triennale art festival in Nagoya is seen on Aug. 3. After a two-month shutdown, the exhibit reopened Tuesday.

Audio: Citizens of Aichi, Japan Demand the Reinstatement of the Aichi Triennale 2019 “Lack-of-Freedom-of-Expression Exhibit: Part II”

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Prutehi Litekyan - Save Ritidian

An Open Letter to Denny Tamaki, Governor of Okinawa

From Prutehi Litekyan: Save Riditian October 8, 2019 Dear Honorable Governor Tamaki, Håfa Adai from Guam. We, the Guam-based group Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, are a direct-action group dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources in sites identified […]

A statue symbolizing "comfort women" at the Aichi Triennale art festival in Nagoya is seen on Aug. 3. After a two-month shutdown, the exhibit reopened Tuesday.

Controversial Art Exhibition Featuring ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue Reopens in Nagoya

From The Japan Times, October 8, 2019 An art exhibition that sparked controversy for featuring a statue symbolizing “comfort women” reopened Tuesday in Nagoya, with organizers placing tighter security and limiting the number of visitors after it was abruptly closed […]

Afghanistan

How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

By David Swanson, September 19, 2019 Four years ago, I wrote this after a meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace: The president of USIP Nancy Lindborg had an odd response when I suggested that inviting Senator Tom Cotton to come speak […]

Toxic US military burn pits in Iraq

New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts on Children in Iraq

By David Swanson, September 20, 2019 In the years following 2003, the U.S. military dotted Iraq with over 500 military bases, many of them close to Iraqi cities. These cities suffered the impacts of bombs, bullets, chemical and other weapons, […]