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Video: David Swanson Debates Sanctions and Coronavirus on Iranian TV

From Press TV, March 25, 2020

An SDF militant stands amid the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. Erik De Castro | Reuters

The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

By Darius Shahtahmasebi, March 25, 2020 From Mint Press News The UK’s involvement in the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has slowly and quietly wound down over the last few months. Official figures show that the […]

F35 military aircraft loaded with bombs

United Nations Calls For Peace During The Coronavirus Pandemic, But War Production Continues

By Brent Patterson, March 25, 2020 From Peace Brigades International – Canada On March 23, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.” Guterres highlighted, “Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health […]

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War and Warming

By Nathan Albright, March 11, 2020 From Voices for Creative Nonviolence On June 5th, 2019, senior intelligence analyst Rod Schoonover spoke before a House Intelligence hearing on National Security and Climate Change. “The Earth’s climate is unequivocally undergoing a long-term […]

Oleaginous Kakistocracy: A Good Time to Abolish Pipelines

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, March 25, 2020 A moment in which U.S. politicians are openly talking about the need to sacrifice lives to a disease in the name of profit may be a good moment […]

Pat Elder protesting pollution at Patuxent River

PFAS Chronicles, Part One: What We Don’t Know May Hurt Us

By Pat Elder, March 24, 2020 This is part one of a seven-part series focusing on a single pollution site: the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, USA. The Navy has contaminated the groundwater at Maryland’s Patuxent (Pax) River […]

United Nations Chief Calls For Global Ceasefire

From UN News, March 23, 2020 “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”, he said.  “That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.  It is time to put armed […]

WBW News & Action: 20 Dictators Backed by the U.S. Government

Despite the growing coronavirus pandemic, the CANSEC 2020 weapons show is still scheduled for Ottawa May 27 and 28. CANSEC is billed as “North America’s largest trilateral defence event” and is expected to attract 12,000 government and military officials and […]

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Do You Support the Health Workers?

By David Swanson, March 20, 2020 U.S. politics has for three-quarters of a century been shaped by the question “Do you support the troops?” The understood meaning of the question has been “Do you want members of the military to […]

Protesting CANSEC

Mobilization To Cancel CANSEC Arms Show Grows Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brent Patterson, March 19, 2020 It’s still not known for sure if the annual CANSEC arms show will take place as planned from May 27-28 in Ottawa. Despite the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on […]