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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 […]

The Backwash of War by Ellen N. La Motte

Lost Generations: Past, Present and Future

By Alan Knight, March 15, 2019 From 1899 to 1902, Ellen La Motte trained as a nurse at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. From 1914 to 1916, she cared for wounded and dying French soldiers, first in a hospital in Paris […]

David Swanson Addresses the 2019 Recipients of the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County

Every year, every high school in Virginia’s Fairfax County is invited to select a student who has worked to promote peace for the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County. David Swanson of World BEYOND War delivered a stirring speech at […]

West Point Tries to Defend the Idea of a Just War

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Villanova University is hosting a West Point Military Academy-supported event about “Just War” theory. The professor who teaches “ethics” at West Point last year lost two debates on the topic of whether war […]

Talk Nation Radio: Omali Yeshitela on No to NATO — Yes to Peace

Omali Yeshitela is Chairman of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace, and Reparations. The website is at blackisbackcoalition.org He has agreed to speak on April 4th in Washington DC at the No to NATO — Yes to […]

Which U.S. Congress Members Support Ending Which Wars

Yemen: How the House voted, Feb. 13, 2019, 248-177, to end it: roll call. How the Senate voted, Dec. 13, 2018, 56-41, to end it: roll call. Both houses have to vote again, because the House didn’t vote in 2018 […]

High School Students and Peace Making

Remarks at Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County, Va., March 10, 2019 By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Thank you for inviting me here. I’m honored. And I’m reminded of lots of happy memories of Herndon High School, class […]

David Hartsough

An American Casualty of US Economic Sanctions on Iran

By David Hartsough, March 8, 2019 I went to Iran with a peace delegation of 28 Americans organized by Code Pink, a women-led peace activist group. The first day in Iran we had a very fruitful hour-and-half conversation with Javad […]

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ care, etc. […]

Draft Registration Will Be Either Ended or Imposed on Women

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War A choice must now be made. It is officially unconstitutional to discriminate against 18-year-old women by not forcing them to sign up to be forced against their will to kill and die for Venezuela’s […]