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UK protest against iraq war February 15, 2003. Credit: Stop the War Coalition

Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, February 15, 2020 February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the […]

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 […]

No one should drink water containing PFAS.

Legislative Remedies: California Acts on PFAS/PFOA In Drinking Water But More Needs To Be Done

By Pat Elder, February 14, 2020 On February 6, 2020 the California State Water Resources Control Board lowered its “Response Level” to 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and 40 ppt for PFOS. Under a new California law (Assembly […]

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former top executive at Raytheon, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by the Hill newspaper two years in a row.

Endless War Is A Disastrous (But Profitable) Enterprise

By Lawrence Wilkerson, February 11, 2020 From Responsible Statecraft “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement came from the Soufan Group’s recent Intelbrief, […]

Close the Pentagon by Charles Kenny

Pinkerism and Militarism Walk into a Room

By David Swanson, February 6, 2020 Charles Kenny’s book, Close the Pentagon, has an endorsement from Steven Pinker despite wanting to close something that Pinker rarely acknowledges exists. This is a book to answer the question: What if someone who […]

​Billboard: 3% of U.S. Military Spending Could End Starvation on Earth

​ ​​By World BEYOND War, February 5, 2020 A billboard in Milwaukee, at the south-east corner of Wells and James Lovell (7th) Streets, across the street from the Milwaukee Public Museum through the month of February and again for the […]

US spending chart shows massive military spending

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

By Caroline Davies, February 4, 2020 Extinction Rebellion (XR) US has four Demands for our governments, local and national, the first of which is “Tell the Truth”. One truth that is not being told or spoken about openly, is the […]

Colin Powell at the United Nations

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 30, 2020 Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction.” But our government is now threatening […]

World Beyond War: A New Podcast

Our Friends in Tehran: World BEYOND War Podcast Episode Featuring Shahrzad Khayatian and Foad Izadi

By Marc Eliot Stein, January 29, 2020 Three and a half weeks ago, the world reacted with horror to the news that the USA’s desperate President Trump had ordered the assassination of a senior official of Iran’s government, bringing the […]

2020 Peace Essay Contest

By West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition, January 26, 2020. World BEYOND War’s affiliated organization outside of Chicago, the West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition (WSFPC) has announced the 2020 Peace Essay Contest with $1,000 to be awarded for the best entry […]