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Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

By David Swanson, January 15, 2018 The New York Times loves NATO, but should you? Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or […]

Major News in Japan: Event in U.S. Opposing Bases in Okinawa

A major story across Japanese media (links below) is an event that occurred in Washington D.C. on Monday, January 7th at 11 a.m. Opponents of military base construction in Okinawa gathered in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands for Green New Deal

The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, January 8, 2019 A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their […]

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Remarks at Rally outside White House, January 7, 2019. There are a number of problems with the idea that maintaining and expanding giant military bases in other people’s countries protects freedom in the […]

Brooklyn Navy Yard Docks, World War 2

The Hidden Structure of US Empire

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 3, 2019 From Antiwar.org My father was a doctor in the British Royal Navy, and I grew up traveling by troop-ship between the last outposts of the British Empire – Trincomalee, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, […]

A Loose Cannon For Peace?

A Loose Cannon For Peace?

By Bob Koehler, January 3, 2019 Circle the wagons! Apparently what’s under assault is war itself, or so the Establishment believes, in the wake of the shocking announcement by the president that he plans to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops […]

Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget

By David Swanson Bernie Sanders has added the existence of foreign policy onto the bottom of emails like the one below, after having posted a video of himself quoting the usual Eisenhower quotes on military spending. These changes match the […]

Rally at White House on January 7th for Okinawa

At 11 a.m. on January 7, opponents of military base construction in Okinawa will gather in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., in support of a petition which has gathered well over 100,000 signatures. Against the wishes of […]

Two-Week Fast Calls for an End to War in Yemen and Dramatic Measures to Avoid Famine

PARTICIPANTS BEGIN IN NYC AND END IN DC. At least twelve people from around the United States and the United Kingdom will undertake a Fast for Yemen, December 29 – January 12, beginning in New York City and closing in […]

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A Point of Holiday Agreement: Stop Wasting Money on the Pentagon

By Lindsay Koshgarian From Other Words, December 24, 2018 In this season of (hoped for) peace and goodwill, it’s worth looking for things our divided country can agree on. And since all of us want to be able to trust government […]