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The 70th Anniversary of NATO

  From Pandora TV, July 16, 2019 Born from the Bomb, and designed to allow one military force to exploit a position of power over the whole planet with no accountability.

Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 14, 2019 The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless […]

A new drinking water crisis hits US military bases across the nation

By Jaden Urbi at  CNBC, July 14, 2019 The U.S. military’s use of firefighting foam that contains potentially dangerous chemical compounds could have serious health consequences for the workers who handle it and those who live nearby. The Department of […]

Profit, Power, and Poison

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, July 14, 2019 Sen. John Barrasso, (R-WY) is the Senate’s top recipient of cash from the chemical industry. There’s a battle raging in the halls of Congress that will soon determine if the U.S. […]

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4

By Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright, July 14, 2019 President Trump’s order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America’s war mongering in the past […]

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 11, 2019 By a vote of 219 to 210, at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide […]

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Join the CIA: Travel the World Passing Out Nuclear Blueprints

By David Swanson, July 11, 2019 In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this “operation” in his book State of War. […]

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The Obama Wars

By David Swanson, July 10, 2019 By “the Obama wars” I don’t mean some overgrown infants on television screaming racist insults or pretending that opposing racism requires cheering for Obama. I mean: the widespread indiscriminate murder of human beings with […]

Tanks Roll into Washington D.C. to Celebrate Independence Day

  July 4, 2019 Washington DC may feel like an authoritarian military parade this July 4, drawing millions from Parks Department and military budgets. Meanwhile, demonstrators plan to float the “Baby Trump” balloon. David Swanson talks to the Real News […]

Patriotism Is Too Small For My Family

By David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, July 3, 2019 Ending bigotry has gone mainstream among the enlightened people of the developed world. Did you spot the acceptable bigotry in that sentence? We’re against racism, sexism, and more kinds […]