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World Beyond War: A New Podcast

Educating For Peace: New Podcast Episode Featuring Tony Jenkins, Patrick Hiller, Kozue Akibayashi

By Marc Eliot Stein, September 18, 2019 What do peace educators do? On this month’s episode of the World BEYOND War podcast, we talk to three professional peace educators from various backgrounds: Tony Jenkins, managing director of the International Institute […]

Russell Gray on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Russell Gray on Plans to Shut Down Streets for Climate

Russell Gray grew up in Kansas City, graduated from college in 2017 and took a banking regulation job with the U.S. government. He left that job in November 2018 to help start the climate group Extinction Rebellion in the United States. […]

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Should We Feed Hungry Children, Or The War Machine?

By Medea Benjamin, September 4, 2019 From OpenDemocracy On August 21, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, put out a heartbreaking call for nations to make good on their pledges to send humanitarian aid to feed destitute families in war-torn […]

Members of Black Alliance for Peace

Black Alliance for Peace Call to Make War and Militarism Central Topics of 2020 Elections

From Black Alliance for Peace, September 1, 2019 The specific positions we are calling on all elected officials to take at every level of government are that they: Support efforts to cut the military budget by 50% as a first step […]

Truck hitting #NeverAgain protestors in Rhode Island

Participatory Evolution

By Robert C. Koehler, August 21, 2019 From Common Wonders The big black pickup truck plunged into the protesters blocking the parking lot and I cringed, viscerally, as though I could feel it myself — this merciless crush of steel […]

Bombs in Laos

Southeast Asia Was Hit By a Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called the United States

By David Swanson, July 23, 2019 In my town in the United States — as is not especially unusual — we have big memorials in prominent public places marking some of the most catastrophically immoral actions of the past. Unfortunately, […]

Injured by drone strike at wedding in Yemen

Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World

From TomDispatch, June 13, 2019 It’s been almost 18 years of “infinite” war, carnage, the mass displacement of peoples, the destruction of cities… you know the story. We all do… kinda… but most of the time it’s a story without them. You seldom hear their voices. They are rarely attended […]

David Swanson Interview: Culture of War, Militarism Behind Mass Shootings

The Friday massacre that stunned the sleepy town of Virginia Beach left 12 victims plus the shooter dead. DeWayne Craddock, a 40-year-old civil engineer and former National Guardsman, went on a shooting rampage at a municipal building where he worked. […]

US Army tweet that got unexpected responses

US Army: 0 – Internet: 1

By David Swanson, May 25, 2019 The U.S. Army tweeted a harmless rah-rah tweet and got hit with a burst of reality never encountered on corporate-controlled media. Score one for the internet. The Army asked: “How has serving impacted you?” Here’s […]

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Testimony for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

By David Swanson, April 16, 2019 I was more surprised that your commission contacted me with a kind-of, sort-of invitation to speak than that you ultimately decided not to include me. I thank you for inviting me to submit testimony. You […]