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Major News in Japan: Event in U.S. Opposing Bases in Okinawa

A major story across Japanese media (links below) is an event that occurred in Washington D.C. on Monday, January 7th at 11 a.m. Opponents of military base construction in Okinawa gathered in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., […]

Regarding the idea that peace is boring ...

Anything War Can Do, Peace Can Do Better

By David Swanson, January 8, 2019 William James’ idea of the need to create a moral equivalent of war first struck me, decades ago, when I read about it, as about as sensible an idea as inventing a new way […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands for Green New Deal

The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, January 8, 2019 A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their […]

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Remarks at Rally outside White House, January 7, 2019. There are a number of problems with the idea that maintaining and expanding giant military bases in other people’s countries protects freedom in the […]

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: “Julian Assange and […]

Protesters on canoes display placard as construction workers dumped a truckload of sediment on the ground and bulldozed it into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa’s east coast to build a runway for a Marine Corps base, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

Henoko: The Latest Sacrifice Zone of the US-Japan Military Alliance

By Joseph Essertier, January 6, 2019 From ZNet “The capacity to write off large segments of humanity as Other, as disposable, as less than human and therefore worthy of sacrifice, has been utterly integral to the very fact of powering our […]

Brooklyn Navy Yard Docks, World War 2

The Hidden Structure of US Empire

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 3, 2019 From Antiwar.org My father was a doctor in the British Royal Navy, and I grew up traveling by troop-ship between the last outposts of the British Empire – Trincomalee, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, […]

A Loose Cannon For Peace?

A Loose Cannon For Peace?

By Bob Koehler, January 3, 2019 Circle the wagons! Apparently what’s under assault is war itself, or so the Establishment believes, in the wake of the shocking announcement by the president that he plans to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops […]

Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget

By David Swanson Bernie Sanders has added the existence of foreign policy onto the bottom of emails like the one below, after having posted a video of himself quoting the usual Eisenhower quotes on military spending. These changes match the […]

Rally at White House on January 7th for Okinawa

At 11 a.m. on January 7, opponents of military base construction in Okinawa will gather in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., in support of a petition which has gathered well over 100,000 signatures. Against the wishes of […]