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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Oleaginous Kakistocracy: A Good Time to Abolish Pipelines

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, March 25, 2020 A moment in which U.S. politicians are openly talking about the need to sacrifice lives to a disease in the name of profit may be a good moment […]

Pat Elder protesting pollution at Patuxent River

PFAS Chronicles, Part One: What We Don’t Know May Hurt Us

By Pat Elder, March 24, 2020 This is part one of a seven-part series focusing on a single pollution site: the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, USA. The Navy has contaminated the groundwater at Maryland’s Patuxent (Pax) River […]

Protesting CANSEC

Mobilization To Cancel CANSEC Arms Show Grows Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brent Patterson, March 19, 2020 It’s still not known for sure if the annual CANSEC arms show will take place as planned from May 27-28 in Ottawa. Despite the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on […]