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Report on NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace Conference, Limerick, Ireland

By Caroline Hurley From Village, October 7, 2019 An anti-war conference called ‘NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace’ took place last weekend at Limerick’s South Court Hotel, organised by WorldBeyondWar. Irish and international concerned parties met to consider the extent of militarism in […]

Pat Elder speaking at #NoWar2019 in Limerick, Ireland

An Open Letter to Irish Officials and Media on PFAS Contamination

By Pat Elder, October 8, 2019 I am an American environmental researcher and I’ve had the honor and pleasure to visit your beautiful country over the last week. I participated in a conference in Limerick organized by World BEYOND War […]

A statue symbolizing "comfort women" at the Aichi Triennale art festival in Nagoya is seen on Aug. 3. After a two-month shutdown, the exhibit reopened Tuesday.

Controversial Art Exhibition Featuring ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue Reopens in Nagoya

From The Japan Times, October 8, 2019 An art exhibition that sparked controversy for featuring a statue symbolizing “comfort women” reopened Tuesday in Nagoya, with organizers placing tighter security and limiting the number of visitors after it was abruptly closed […]

Letter to Julian Assange from NoWar2019

By World BEYOND War, October 8, 2019 The fourth annual conference of World BEYOND War, which was held on October 4th and 5th in Limerick, Ireland, produced this letter, which is being delivered to Julian Assange. We are grateful to […]

Hope in a Time Like Ours: remarks by Brian Terrell at #NoWar2019, Limerick, Ireland, October 5, 2019

By Brian Terrell, October 5, 2019 I am honored and humbled to be addressing this gathering at this perilous moment, especially as I am here in place of Kathy Kelly, who sends her love and her regrets that she can’t […]

Pathways to Peace: Mairead Maguire’s remarks at #NoWar2019

By Mairead Maguire Remarks on October 4, 2019 at NoWar2019 I am very happy to be with you all at this conference. I would like to thank David Swanson and World Beyond War for organizing this important event and also […]

MEP Clare Daly

Anti-War Conference in Limerick Followed by Peace March in Shannon

By Mike Finnarty, October 2, 2019 From The Limerick Leader An anti-war conference called ‘NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace’ will be held this weekend at the South Court Hotel. The conference, organised by World Beyond War, will take place on Saturday, […]

Protestors in New Zealand

Defence Forum Abandons Military Expo as ‘Aggressive Protestors’ Claim Success

By Thomas Manch, September 30, 2019 From Stuff A controversial military expo has been scrapped by organisers and protesters are claiming success in shutting down down the war industry. The New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) has decided not to hold […]

Afghanistan

How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

By David Swanson, September 19, 2019 Four years ago, I wrote this after a meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace: The president of USIP Nancy Lindborg had an odd response when I suggested that inviting Senator Tom Cotton to come speak […]

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 […]