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Premiums Available to Monthly Sustainers of World BEYOND War

Waymakers for Peace: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors Speak by Melinda Clarke. Read review by David Swanson.
A sky blue scarf symbolizing the one sky under which all people live and signifying our dedication to ending all war. Learn more here.
If you select t-shirt, you’ll need to also send us an email letting us know what style, size, and color you would like and where we should mail it. We have lots of different t-shirts.
A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS) is World BEYOND War’s effort to describe an alternative security system – one in which peace is pursued by peaceful means – to replace the present war system. It describes the “hardware” of creating a peace system, and the “software” — the values and concepts — necessary to operate a peace system and the means to spread these globally. Learn more.
Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? by David Swanson.U.S. exceptionalism, the idea that the United States of America is superior to other nations, is no more fact-based and no less harmful than racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry. The purpose of this book is to persuade you of that statement. This book examines how the United States actually compares with other countries, how people think about the comparison, what damage that thinking does, and what changes we might want to consider making.
War Is Never Just by David Swanson. This book builds a case that the time has come to set behind us the idea that a war can ever be just. This critique of “Just War” theory finds the criteria such theories use to be either unmeasurable, unachievable, or amoral, and the perspective taken too narrow. This book argues that belief in the possibility of a just war does tremendous damage by facilitating enormous investment in war preparations–which strips resources from human and environmental needs while creating momentum for numerous unjust wars.
Waging Peace by David Hartsough is a testament to the difference one person can make. Hartsough’s stories inspire, educate, and encourage readers to find ways to work for a more just and peaceful world. Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Hartsough has spent his life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence. It is the story of one man’s effort to live as though we were all brothers and sisters.
warnomore100 War No More: The Case for Abolition, by David Swanson. This book, with a foreword by Kathy Kelly, presents what numerous reviewers have called the best existing argument for the abolition of war, demonstrating that war can be ended, war should be ended, war is not ending on its own, and that we must end war.
wtwow100 When the World Outlawed War, by David Swanson. A forgotten story from the 1920s of how people created a treaty to ban all war — a treaty still on the books but not remembered.
Military Recruiting in the United States by Pat Elder provides a fearless and penetrating description of the deceptive practices of the U.S. military as it recruits American youth into the armed forces. The long-time antiwar activist exposes the underworld of American military recruiting in this explosive and consequential book. The book describes how recruiters manage to convince youth to enlist. It details a sophisticated psy-ops campaign directed at children.
morrow100 Look Not Unto the Morrow by Robert Fantina. Innocence shattered and ultimate redemption are portrayed against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the turbulent sixties. The story follows the lives of three young people as they experience love and war. Roger Gaines is the promising young college student, drafted into the army and traumatized by his experiences in basic training and Vietnam. Pam Wentworth is the loving girlfriend he leaves behind, who evolves from naive college student, to political activist, to radical anarchist.
soldiers100 They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars: The Untold Story by Ann Jones. After the American invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Ann Jones spent a good part of a decade there working with Afghan civilians—especially women—and writing about the impact of war on their lives: the subject of Kabul in Winter (2006). That book revealed the yawning chasm between America’s promises to Afghans and its actual performance in the country. Meanwhile, Jones was pondering another evident contradiction: between the U.S. military’s optimistic progress reports to Americans and its costly, clueless failures in Afghanistan as well as Iraq. In 2010-2011, she decided to see for herself what that “progress” in Afghanistan was costing American soldiers. She borrowed some body armor and embedded with U.S. troops.
War Is A Lie by David Swanson. This is a widely praised best-selling classic. “There are three insightful books I’ve read that explain how and why no good can come of the current U.S. reliance on military force and war in seeking its desired ‘Pax Americana’: War Is A Racket by General Smedley Butler; War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges, and War Is A Lie by David Swanson.” — Coleen Rowley, former FBI special agent, whistleblower, and Time magazine person of the year.
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the 2015 Recipient of the American Book Award and the first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.
dissentcover100 Dissent: Voices of Conscience by Ann Wright, Susan Dixon, Daniel Ellsberg. During the run-up to war in Iraq, Army Colonel (Ret.) and diplomat Ann Wright resigned her State Department post in protest. Wright, who had spent 19 years in the military and 16 years in diplomatic service, was one among dozens of government insiders and active-duty military personnel who spoke out, resigned, leaked documents, or refused to deploy in protest of government actions they felt were illegal. In Dissent: Voices of Conscience, Ann Wright and Susan Dixon tell the stories of these men and women, who risked careers, reputations, and even freedom out of loyalty to the Constitution and the rule of law.
addicted100 Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism by Joel Andreas. Hard-hitting, carefully documented and heavily illustrated, this book reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays—and who dies. Over 120,000 copies of the previous edition are in print. This new edition is substantially reworked and fully updated through the War in Iraq. “A witty and devastating portrait of U.S. military policy.”—Howard Zinn
myers100 Living Beyond War: A Citizens Guide by Winslow Myers. As Winslow Myers shows in this concise, eloquent primer, what is truly unrealistic is the notion that war remains a reasonable solution to the conflicts on our planet. He begins by showing why war has become obsolete (though obviously not extinct): it doesn’t solve the problems that ostensibly justify it; its costs are unacceptably high; the destructiveness of modern weapons could lead to human extinction; and there are better alternatives. Finally, he outlines practical alternatives and inspiring examples that anticipate the goal of a world “beyond war.”
Civilization is Possible by Blase Bonpane. Radio commentaries and interviews directed to the formation of an international peace system.
Guerrillas of Peace, Liberation Theology and the Central American Revolution by Blase Bonpane.
Guerrillas of Peace On the Air by Blase Bonpane.
Radio commentaries, reports and interviews which promote the ideology of peace.
Common Sense for the Twenty-first Century by Blase Bonpane. Radio commentaries and interviews directed to the formation of an international peace system.
Playing War by Kathy Beckwith. One summer day Luke and his friends decide to play their favorite game of war, but Sameer, who is new to the neighborhood, hesitates to join in.
A Mighty Case Against War by Kathy Beckwith. Beckwith relates a history of America’s wars that includes “What America Missed in U.S. History Class.” She details why war sells, the fallacies of common justifications for war, true costs of war, and sensible alternatives. A Mighty Case Against War proposes that this culturally supported, deeply entrenched system of governmental violence is simply too costly, destructive, counterproductive, and inhumane to leave unchallenged.

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