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Maureen Sullivan, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment

U.S. Senate Goes Easy on Pentagon Environmental Chief As She Testifies on PFAS Contamination

By Pat Elder, Civilian Exposure, April 10, 2019 This is how I would have handled the questioning as a U.S. Senator. Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on […]

Leila Sundin, a student at South High, reading a section from MLK's famous “I have a dream" speech

Minnesotans honor Martin Luther King and Say Yes to Peace, No to NATO

By Meredith Aby-Keirstead, April 5, 2019 From Fight Back! News St. Paul, MN – On April 4, 80 people gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol building to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to use his […]

NATO Interrupted

Wednesday morning an event was held in a building overlooking Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., at an organization called the Center for European Policy Analysis, which is funded by: FireEye, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Bell Helicopters, BAE systems, the U.S. State […]

We Say NATO’s Got to Go

Lyrics by Ben Grosscup To tune of Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho We say NATO’s got to go, got to go, got to go We say NATO’s got to go So the people can live in peace From Kosovo […]

US Military Spending

If You Want to Be President, Show Us Your Budget

By David Swanson, March 28, 2019 Trump wants to leave 31% of discretionary spending for all things non-military, while Bernie wants to move some unspecified amount of money from militarism to human needs, and Elizabeth Warren believes a budget is a statement of values. Yet, […]

Jens Stoltenberg of NATO

Pelosi and McConnell: Cranking Up Bipartisan Madness for NATO

By Norman Solomon, March 28, 2019 When Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell teamed up to invite NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint session of Congress, they had every reason to expect the April 3 speech to be […]

Ten peace positions for US presidential candidates

War, Peace and Presidential Candidates

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, March 27, 2019 Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end […]

10 cancer deaths in one family at Peterson AFB where PFAS was found at concentrations of 88,400 ppt in water sources.

The PFAS Contamination Crisis: US Military Poisons Hundreds of Communities

By Pat Elder, March 15, 2019 Military Times recently reported that 16 relatives from one family living close to Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs have been diagnosed with cancer and 10 have died. Local water sources are contaminated with […]

The Backwash of War by Ellen N. La Motte

Lost Generations: Past, Present and Future

By Alan Knight, March 15, 2019 From 1899 to 1902, Ellen La Motte trained as a nurse at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. From 1914 to 1916, she cared for wounded and dying French soldiers, first in a hospital in Paris […]

David Swanson Addresses the 2019 Recipients of the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County

Every year, every high school in Virginia’s Fairfax County is invited to select a student who has worked to promote peace for the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County. David Swanson of World BEYOND War delivered a stirring speech at […]