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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 […]

You're welcome for the "service"

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 […]

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Divesting Temple from the War Machine

By Hal Conte, April 2, 2019 From Freely Magazine A consortium of 90 anti-war, peace and environmental groups are seeking to divest Temple University and other colleges as well as municipalities citywide and nationwide from weapons manufacturers and military contractors, […]

A US Soldier at Uijeongbu

Fewer Americans Want To Serve In The Military. Cue Pentagon Panic.

By William M. Arkin, April 10, 2019 From The Guardian Donald Trump’s three-quarters-of-a-trillion-dollar defense budget request submitted to Congress last month contains a dirty secret, one that should make us all think twice about perpetual war and public support for it. […]

Inaam (left), Habib (right) and I (photographer) sharing a good laugh at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa: the Outrageous Abolition of War

By Dr. “Hakim” Wee Teck Young, March 25, 2019 I decided to write this ninth love letter specially to Inaam, the 21st century generations of the world and the people of Okinawa because of three personal reasons. I miss having […]