North America

Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota tests out its aqueous film-forming foam sprinkler system in an airport hangar.

USA Department of Defense Inspector General to Investigate PFAS Use in Military

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, October 28, 2019 The Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Defense announced last week it will review the Pentagon’s history of Per- and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) that have leached into […]

US public opinion on military spending

What Does the U.S. Public Think of Its Government Arming and Bombing the World?

By David Swanson, October 22, 2019 Data for Progress for quite a while appeared to be yet another U.S. PEP group (Progressive Except for Peace). They were producing useful polling reports on all sorts of topics as if 96% of […]

Detailed Account from Within the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

By Ralph Hutchison, World BEYOND War, October 2019 DAY 1 Jury selection began at 9:00am with nearly eighty prospective jurors filling the courtroom; others were seated on metal folding chairs in a small overflow room watching on a 32 inch […]

KIngs Bay Plowshares

Talk Nation Radio: Kings Bay Plowshares 7

October 21, 2019 The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 are facing 25 years in prison for their action at a nuclear submarine base. We speak with six of them: Elizabeth McAlister, Martha Hennessy, Mark Colville, Clare Grady, Patrick O’Neill, and Carmen […]

Norton Air Force Base (1942–1994) was located 2 miles east of downtown San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County.

Once an Air Force Base …

By Pat Elder, October 21, 2019 Lethal contamination at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California threatens human health 35 years after the base closed. Norton Air Force Base was a logistics depot and heavy-lift transport facility, something like […]

Peace Flotilla in San Francisco

2nd Annual Peace Flotilla in San Francisco

By Kathe Burick, Susan Witka and Toby Blomé Do the Blue Angels depress the hell out of you? Does what’s in the air cause you despair? 300,000 lbs. of CO2* are released into the air during each air show, and […]

Jeffrey Sterling at Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower, on What He Now Thinks Was the Purpose of Operation Merlin

Jeffrey Sterling is a former CIA case officer who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act and was in federal prison in Colorado. Prior to this program, as far as we know, Sterling had not been asked whether he believes […]

Fire fighters at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County practice dousing a petroleum fire using carcinogenic foam.

California Takes on PFAS Contamination While the Military is a Primary Source of the Pollution

By Pat Elder, September 18, 2019 There was an earthquake in California on August 23, 2019, although the ground didn’t move, and few noticed. That was the day California ordered the state’s water systems to establish the nation’s lowest Notification Levels for dangerous […]

Emanuel Pastreich and David Swanson on StrikeDC, Climate, War and Nonviolence

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Peace Flotilla in Washington DC

Every Peace Group and Activist Should Join Strike DC for the Earth’s Climate

By David Swanson, September 15, 2019 Peace activists and organizations have worked for years to bring environmental and peace activism together. When an environmental campaign includes the peace movement, it’s time to join in and show up and take part. Listen to how Russell […]