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Myth: War Is Necessary

Myth: War is Necessary Fact: Defense of freedom, democracy, and life itself, is better accomplished with nonviolent power. Only undemocratic domination over others requires violence and war. Related posts. It has become uncommon for war makers to advertise their wars […]

Myth: War Is Inevitable

Myth: War is Inevitable Fact: War is a human choice not limited by any law of nature or biological determinism. Related posts. If war were inevitable, there would be little point in trying to end it. If war were inevitable, […]

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

Related posts. Eirene (Peace) bearing Ploutos (Wealth), Roman copy after Greek votive statue by Kephisodoto (ca. 370 BCE). It’s common in the United States to hear supporters of war and of military spending, including numerous Congress Members, refer to military […]

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

Related posts. 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 […]

War Is Immoral

Related posts. Militarism is a major public health threat, a significant cause of death, injury, homelessness, and disease, a completely preventable epidemic that consists of the large-scale killing, wounding, impoverishing, making homeless, orphaning, and traumatizing of people. If the myths […]

War Endangers Us

Related posts. As the world’s top war maker — always in the name of “defense” — the United States demonstrates well that war is counterproductive on its own terms. A December 2014 Gallup poll of 65 nations found the United […]

War Threatens Our Environment

Related posts. Watch or read about the NoWar2017: War and the Environment Conference. War and preparations for war are not just the pit into which trillions of dollars that could be used to prevent environmental damage are dumped, but also […]

War Erodes Our Liberties

Related posts. We’re often told that wars are fought for “freedom.” But when a wealthy nation fights a war against a poor (if often resource-rich) nation halfway around the globe, among the goals is not actually to prevent that poor […]