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Wars Are Not Fought On Battlefields

Wars Are Not Fought On Battlefields: Chapter 8 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT FOUGHT ON BATTLEFIELDS We talk of sending soldiers off to fight on battlefields. The word ‘battlefield’ appears in millions, possibly billions, […]

Wars Are Not Prolonged For The Good Of Soldiers

Wars Are Not Prolonged For The Good Of Soldiers: Chapter 7 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT PROLONGED FOR THE GOOD OF SOLDIERS We learn a lot about the real motives for wars when whistleblowers […]

War Makers Do Not Have Noble Motives

War Makers Do Not Have Noble Motives: Chapter 6 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WAR MAKERS DO NOT HAVE NOBLE MOTIVES Many discussions of lies that launch wars quickly come around to the question “Well then why […]

Mark Twain’s War Prayer

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the […]

Environmental Collapse: Excerpt From “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson

The environment as we know it will not survive nuclear war. It also may not survive “conventional” war, understood to mean the sorts of wars we now wage. Intense damage has already been done by wars and by the research, […]

The Failure Of War By Wendell Berry

Published in the Winter 2001/2002 issue of YES! Magazine If you know even as little history as I do, it is hard not to doubt the efficacy of modern war as a solution to any problem except that of retribution—the […]

Nonviolence Trainers Needed

Trainers must have communications skills and an understanding of elicitive process. They must understand their discipline and practice it. They must have a training outline which includes a variety of activities and provides for a variety of learning styles. They […]



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Songs for Choirs for 2014 from As the centenary of the start of WW1 approaches, MAW is offering 14 peace songs free to choirs. See the words and music for each one here: A climate for peace; Go down […]

Sky Blue Scarves

Sky Blue Scarves

Following the lead of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, World BEYOND War encourages everyone to use sky blue scarves as symbols of peace and support for ending all wars. Use them as ribbons you tie on something too. Get your scarves […]