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Myth: War Is Beneficial

Myth: War Is Beneficial

Probably the most common defense of wars is that they are necessary evils.  That myth is debunked on its own page here. But wars are also defended as being in some way beneficial. The reality is that wars do not benefit […]

Myth: War Is Necessary

Myth: War Is Necessary

It has become uncommon for war makers to advertise their wars as desirable, and standard policy to claim that every war is entered into as a last resort. This is progress to be very pleased with and to build on. […]

Myth: War Is Inevitable

Myth: War Is Inevitable

If war were inevitable, there would be little point in trying to end it. If war were inevitable, a moral case might be made for trying to lessen its damage while it continued. And numerous parochial cases could be made […]

Military-Industrial Complex – the Rise of the War Economy

Military-Industrial Complex – the Rise of the War Economy

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. […]

War Impoverishes Us (summary)

War Impoverishes Us (summary)

War and other violence cost the world $9.46 trillion in 2012. Direct Expenses: War has a huge direct financial cost, the vast majority of which is in funds spent on the preparation for war — or what’s thought of as […]

Introduction To World Beyond War

Introduction To World Beyond War

All individuals and organizations, all over the world, are invited to sign a statement in support of ending all war, and to join in the planning of a new movement to be launched on September 21, 2014. This is the […]

We Need $2 Trillion/Year For Other Things (summary)

We Need $2 Trillion/Year For Other Things (summary)

It would cost about $30 billion per year to end starvation and hunger around the world.  That sounds like a lot of money to you or me.  But if we had $2 trillion it wouldn’t.  And we do. It would cost about $11 […]

War Is Immoral (summary)

War Is Immoral (summary)

Murder is the one crime that we’re taught to excuse if it’s done on a large enough scale. Morality demands that we not so excuse it. War is nothing other than murder on a large scale. Over the centuries and […]

War Endangers Us (summary)

War Endangers Us (summary)

There are more effective tools than war for protection. War planning leads to wars. In arming, many factors must be considered: weapon-related accidents, malicious testing on human beings, theft, sales to allies who become enemies, and the distraction from efforts to reduce […]

War Threatens Our Environment (summary)

War Threatens Our Environment (summary)

Watch or read about the NoWar2017: War and the Environment Conference. A major motivation behind some wars is the desire to control resources that poison the earth, especially oil and gas. Oil can be leaked or burned off, as in […]

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