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Pandemics, Social Conflict And Armed Conflict: How Does COVID-19 Affect Vulnerable Populations?

By Amada Benavides de Pérez, April 11, 2020 From Global Campaign for Peace Education For peace, welcome For children, freedom For their mothers, life To live in tranquility This is the poem Juan[1] wrote on World Peace Day, last September […]

The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

The Mountains Sing

By Matthew Hoh, April 21, 2020 From Counterpunch Bringing The Enemy’s War Home; The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai I was born near New York City in 1973, the year the United States officially ended its war in Vietnam and […]

Daniel Berrigan

COVID-19 and the Wasting Disease of Normalcy

By Brian Terrell, April 17, 2020 “But what of the price of peace?” asked Jesuit priest and war resister Daniel Berrigan, writing from federal prison in 1969, doing time for his part in the destruction of draft records. “I think […]

Must-watch 45- second video showing a massive release of PFAS-laden foam from the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in U.S.-occupied Okinawa on April 10. The base discharged huge, carcinogenic airborne bubbles to settle into residential neighborhoods.

PFAS Release from Marine Base Contaminate Okinawa (Again)

By Pat Elder, April 12, 2020 米軍基地から漏れ出した有害物資を含む泡消火剤 “Foam containing harmful materials leaked from U.S. military base” According to Okinawa-based Toshio TAKAHASHI, The Okinawa Defense Bureau has provided information on the release of foam from Futenma Airfield, which occurred on Friday, […]

A war veteran sleeps on the sidewalk as his wife sits wrapped in blankets in Washington D.C. on July 29, 1932. Photo | AP

Chewed Up and Spit Out: What Happens to Veterans When They Retire?

By Alan Macleod, March 30, 2020 From Mint Press News The phrase “military-industrial complex” is thrown around a lot. But the fact remains that the United States spends almost as much on war as the rest of the world combined. American troops […]

Piril Torgut, Cypriot artist

World BEYOND War Podcast Episode 13: Visual Voices With Piril Torgut

By Marc Eliot Stein, March 27, 2020 Piril Torgut is a young Cypriot artist who paints and sculpts visceral images of a marine world. Visual Voices is a global organization and World BEYOND War affiliate that finds artists who can […]

UK protest against iraq war February 15, 2003. Credit: Stop the War Coalition

Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, February 15, 2020 February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the […]

Heading For Extinction meeting in New York City January 30 2020

Climate Change, Tech Workers, Antiwar Activists Working Together

By Marc Eliot Stein, February 10, 2020 I was recently invited to speak at an Extinction Rebellion gathering in New York City on behalf of World BEYOND War. The event was designed to bring together three action groups: climate change […]

Two U.S. Air Force drone operators fly an MQ-9 Reaper drone from a ground control station on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Michael Shoemaker | USAF

A New US Air Force Video Game Lets You Drone Bomb Iraqis and Afghans

By Alan Macleod, January 31, 2020 From Mint Press News The United States Air Force has a new recruitment tool: a realistic drone operator video game you can play on its website. Called the Airman Challenge, it features 16 missions to […]

Phil Gittins on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Phill Gittins on Educating to End War

Phill Gittins is World BEYOND War’s Education Director. Phill has lived, worked, and travelled in over 50 countries across 6 continents; taught in schools, colleges, and universities in eight countries; and led experiential training and training-of-trainers for hundreds of individuals […]