Resources

Here are books, films, videos, articles, etc., organized by topic.

War Abolition — General — A good place to start
Events — Good resources for holding events
Myths:
War Is Inevitable
War Is Necessary
War Is Beneficial
War Is Just
Why End War:
War Is Immoral
War Endangers Us
War Threatens Our Environment
War Erodes Liberties
War Impoverishes Us
War Promotes Bigotry
We Need $2 Trillion a Year for Other Things
Alternatives to War:
Security Without War


War Abolition — General — A good place to start

Books: 

THE WAR ABOLITION COLLECTION:
Murder Incorporated: Book Two: America’s Favorite Pastime by Mumia Abu Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, 2018.
Waymakers for Peace: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors Speak by Melinda Clarke, 2018.
Preventing War and Promoting Peace: A Guide for Health Professionals edited by William Wiist and Shelley White, 2017.
The Business Plan For Peace: Building a World Without War by Scilla Elworthy, 2017.
War Is Never Just by David Swanson, 2016.
A Global Security System: An Alternative to War by World Beyond War, 2015, 2016, 2017.
A Mighty Case Against War: What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We (All) Can Do Now by Kathy Beckwith, 2015.
War: A Crime Against Humanity by Roberto Vivo, 2014.
Catholic Realism and the Abolition of War by David Carroll Cochran, 2014.
War and Delusion: A Critical Examination by Laurie Calhoun, 2013.
Shift: The Beginning of War, the Ending of War by Judith Hand, 2013.
War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson, 2013.
The End of War by John Horgan, 2012.
Transition to Peace by Russell Faure-Brac, 2012.
From War to Peace: A Guide To the Next Hundred Years by Kent Shifferd, 2011.
War Is A Lie by David Swanson, 2010, 2016.
Beyond War: The Human Potential for Peace by Douglas Fry, 2009.
Living Beyond War by Winslow Myers, 2009.

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

Read an excerpt from David Hartsough’s book, Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing From 1812 to Now by Murray Polner, Thomas Woods Jr.

Peace Heroes in Twentieth Century America by Charles DeBenedetti

Peace or War: The American Struggle 1636-1936
 by Merle Curti

The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
 by Dahr Jamail

Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent by Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd

Desertion and the American Soldier: 1776-2006 by Robert Fantina

Mary B. Anderson and Marshall Wallace. 2012. Opting Out of War: Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict. Boulder, Co: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Paul Chappell and Gavin de Becker. 2010. The end of war: how waging peace can save humanity, our planet, and our future.Westport, Conn.: Easton Studio Press.

Judith Hand. 2013. Shift: the beginning of war, the ending of war. San Diego, CA: Questpath Publishing. John Horgan. 2012. The end of war. San Francisco: McSweeney’s Books.

Valerie Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli, and Chad F. Emmett. 2012. Sex and world peace. NY: Columbia University Press.

Connecting peace, justice and sustainability to end war: The Northwest Earth Institute is offering a unique discussion course, Seeing Systems, to empower participants to take bold action on the most demanding challenges of our time.

Video and Audio:

Roadmap to Apartheid

Jody Sokolower on Talk Nation Radio

A Story in Pictures Made of Bodies

A Force More Powerful. How nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. Narrated by Ben Kingsley, and nominated for an Emmy.

No More War: The Human Potential for Peace. Dr. Judith Hand. Biology, anthropology, and nonviolent social transformation. Why we make war and how we can end war.

The Success of Nonviolent Civil Resistence. Dr. Erica Chenoweth.

Connecting peace, justice and sustainability to end war: The Northwest Earth Institute is offering a unique discussion course, Seeing Systems, to empower participants to take bold action on the most demanding challenges of our time.

Another collection:
Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch On-Line

Films available for purchase

Articles:

Ending All War by David Hartsough and David Swanson

We Have to End War: Part IV of “War No More: The Case for Abolition” by David Swanson

Warriors Are Not Heroes: Chapter 5 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

War News Does Not Come from Disinterested Observers: Chapter 10 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Cornerstones of a Campaign to End War: Chapter 10 of Shift: The Beginning of War, The Ending of War by Judith Hand, Ph.D.

Life Without War by Douglas Fry. 2012. Science 336: 879-884

Pulling Elements of the Plan Together: Chapter 12 of Shift: The Beginning of War, The Ending of War by Judith Hand, Ph.D.

To Abolish War by Judith Hand, Ph.D. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research 2 (4): 44-56.

Shaping the Future: A Proposal to Hasten a Global Paradigm Shift for the Security and Well-being of All Children Everywhere by Judith Hand, Ph.D.

Why Violence? By Robert J. Burrowes

U.S. domestic violent crime rate decline may be largely unrelated to war if caused by reduced lead poisoning.

Book and Article  Summaries by Russ Faure-Brac:

From Dictatorship to Democracy

Money and Banking for Transition

Web of Debt by Ellen Brown

Civilian Based Defense

SHIFT by Judith Hand

 A Shadow Government Controls America by Mike Lofgren

War No More by David Swanson

National Insecurity by Mel Goodman

The Art of Waging Peace by Paul Chappell

Reasonable Defense by Carl Conetta

Peaceful Revolution by Paul Chappell

Transition to Peace by Russ Faure-Brac

From War to Peace by Kent Shifferd

The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin

A National Strategic Narrative by Mr. Y

Rebooting the American Dream by Thom Hartmann

A Game as Old as Empire by Steven Hiatt and John Perkins

ICBL 1999

Building a Peace System by Robert Irwin

Comic Books:

Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism by Joel Andreas

Children’s Books:
Peace Begins With You by Katherine Scholes, A Sierra Club Book

Bread and Honey,
 a Frank Asch Bear Story

Playing War 
by Kathy Beckwith

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni

More Collections:

Anti-War Essays, Poems, Excerpts

American Anti-War Writers

Video and Audio:

The Three Tenors: War Is Over

David Vine on Talk Nation Radio


Events — Good resources for holding events

Upcoming events here.

Posts about events.

Let us know about any event you’re planning. We’ll list it on our events page, and in the calendar on the right side of this website. And we’ll email everyone on our list who lives in your area asking them to attend. We’ll also email your local media outlets if you’d like us to.

We are eager to help you hold a World Beyond War event anywhere you are in the world — or to help add to whatever event you have planned.

Check out the speakers in our speakers bureau. You may want to invite one or more of them to speak — in person or via live or recorded video. We can make something work!

Use the videos and ideas from our online study and action guide: Study War No More!

Organize a discussion group for this book.

Organize a real-world discussion among participants in an online course.

A No Foreign Bases conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on January 12-14, 2018. Here is a tiny fraction of the highlights in a one-hour video good for events.

Full videos here.

Numerous successful events have already been held that have screened some of our other recently recorded videos, such as these:

Host a screening of Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War. World BEYOND War has purchased a digital license for the film, so email us at greta@worldbeyondwar.org to organize a free screening in your community. Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself. See also: Scarred Lands Film Clips and Scarred Lands Companion Shorts.

Host a screening of A Bold Peace.

Host a screening of The Singing Revolution.

Host a screening of any of these great films about the power of nonviolent action.

Host a screening of any of these excellent films on peace and war.

Host a screening of Plane Truths, a 33-minute documentary film revealing the human and environmental damage caused by the Navy base on Whidbey Island, Washington State, USA. Jet noise loud enough to cause hearing loss, drinking water contamination, and underwater noise pollution dangerous to whales and other sea life are among the harms caused by the expansion of Navy training activities. Plane Truths explores a variety of perspectives on these issues from farmers, current and retired military personnel, environmentalists and other citizens of the affected areas. Watch the trailer here, and email us at greta@worldbeyondwar.org to host a film screening. Use coupon code “WBW” for a 15% discount.

We can also work with you to help prepare you to make a World Beyond War presentation yourself! Are you or would you like to be a public speaker? Contact us for assistance!

Speaking about ending war can be quite easy, informative, and entertaining if you use one of these power point or prezi slide presentations:

How to do a Penny Poll that lets people determine what they’d like the public budget to look like.

A PDF presentation on nuclear weapons thanks to Evan Knappenberger.

How to make peace dolls.

Media outreach tips.

How an event can build a movement:
Use flyers, sign-up cards, sign-up sheets. You can let every person at your event sign the peace pledge and indicate how they’d like to be involved. You can use your sign-up sheets to build your local email list and to build World Beyond War’s — Just type the info in on the peace pledge page or into a spread sheet that you email to WBW, or photograph the sheets and email us that, or mail hardcopies to World Beyond War, PO Box 1484, Charlottesville VA 22902, USA.

How an event can raise funds for your local group and/or World Beyond War:
Wear sky blue scarves and bracelets. Contact WBW here about getting a supply of scarves and/or buttons and/or books to use for raising funds for WBW. And collect donations.

You can also buy a supply of shirts, stickers, cups, scarves, hats, books, etc. and resell them at cost or for profit.

Here’s a sign you can modify and use that offers people buttons, scarves, and books for various levels of donations.

Here’s a form for keeping track of people who need to have free books mailed to them by WBW.

Here are receipts for people who make donations to WBW and request a receipt.

Get in touch with WBW and we’ll help you plan your event.

These resources may be useful too:

Calendar of important peace holidays.


Myths:

War Is Inevitable

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Video and Audio:

This video addresses the myth that humans are naturally violent: Book Discussion with Paul Chappell on The Art of Waging Peace.

This 1939 antiwar cartoon from MGM gives some indication of how mainstream opposition to war was at the time.

Doug Fry on Talk Nation Radio.

John Horgan on Talk Nation Radio.

An example of humans’ inclination away from war: the 1914 Christmas truce.

Films:

Joyeux Noel: a film about the 1914 Christmas truce.

Articles:

Fry, Douglas P. & Souillac, Geneviéve (2013). The Relevance of Nomadic Forager Studies to Moral Foundations Theory: Moral Education and Global Ethics in the Twenty-First Century. Journal of Moral Education, (July) vol:xx-xx.

Henri Parens (2013) War Is Not Inevitable, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 25:2, 187-194.
Main arguments: Human civilization is at its best with universal education, affordable communication, and international travel as human connectors. War prevention is possible through support and fostering of human rights, securing of governments and institutions against abuses and exploitations by others, internationalization of children’s education, compulsory parenting education, and countering extremism of all kinds.

Brooks, Allan Laurence. “Must war be inevitable? A general semantics essay.”  ETC.: A Review of General Semantics 63.1 (2006): 86+. Academic OneFile. Web. 26 Dec. 2013.
Main arguments: Warns against two-valued positions: we are not either aggressive or non-aggressive. Points to the predominant mode of human cooperation throughout history. Arguments in line with many social and behavioral scientists who state that we have the potential to be aggressive and fight wars, but we also have the potential to be non-aggressive and peaceful.

Zur, Ofer. (1989). War Myths: Exploration of the Dominant Collective Beliefs about Warfare. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 29(3), 297-327. doi: 10.1177/0022167889293002.
Main arguments: Author critically examines three myths about war: (1) war is part of human nature; (2) decent people are peaceful and seek to avoid war; (3) war is a male institution. Good point made: Disqualifying myths scientifically does not reduce their importance to the people and cultures subscribing to them. “Exposing the erroneous nature of these beliefs can be the first step out of the vicious cycle of destructive, unconscious self-fulfilling prophecies”.

Zur, Ofer. (1987). The Psychohistory of Warfare: The Co-Evolution of Culture, Psyche and Enemy. Journal of Peace Research, 24(2), 125-134. doi: 10.1177/002234338702400203.
Main arguments: Humans have had the technical and physical ability to create and use weapons against each other for the last 200,000 years, but only created and used weapons against each other in the last 13,000 years. Wars have been waged only one percent of human evolutionary time.

The Seville Statement on Violence: PDF.
World’s leading behavior scientists refute the notion that organized human violence [e.g. war] is biologically determined. The statement was adopted by the UNESCO.

War Can Be Ended: Part I of “War No More: The Case for Abolition” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Unavoidable: Chapter 4 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

On Ending War by E. Douglas Kihn

Books:

Beyond War: The Human Potential for Peace by Doug Fry

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman

Peaceful Revolution by Paul K. Chappell

The End of War by John Horgan

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

When the World Outlawed War by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

A Future Without War: The Strategy of a Warfare Transition by Judith Hand

American Wars: Illusions and Realities by Paul Buchheit

The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves by Adam Hochschild

Fry, Douglas. P. (2013). War, peace, and human nature : the convergence of evolutionary and cultural views. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kemp, Graham, & Fry, Douglas P. (2004). Keeping the peace : conflict resolution and peaceful societies around the world. New York: Routledge.


War Is Necessary

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Video and Audio:

Stephen Kinzer on Talk Nation Radio

Mairead Maguire on Talk Nation Radio

Miko Peled on Talk Nation Radio

Articles:

War Should Be Ended: Part II of “War No More: The Case for Abolition” by David Swanson

Introduction to “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Fought Against Evil: Chapter 1 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Launched in Defense: Chapter 2 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Wars Cannot Be Both Planned and Avoided: Chapter 13 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Books:

War Is a Racket by Smedley Butler

The Ruses for War: American Interventions Since World War II by John Quigley

War? What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We Can Do Now by Kathy Beckwith

Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare by Gareth Porter

The Bomb by Howard Zinn

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

When the World Outlawed War by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

The End of War by Paul K. Chappell

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer

Defying Hitler: A Memoir by Sebastian Haffner

Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert Stinnett

Infamy: Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath by John Toland

Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism by Trevor Aaronson

The Hidden History of the Korean War by I.F. Stone

Washington Plans an Aggressive War by Ralph Stavins, Richard Barnet, Marcus Raskin

Useful Enemies: When Waging Wars Is More Important Than Winning Them by David Keen


War Is Beneficial

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Video and Audio:

Nobel Lecture by Harold Pinter

Jean Bricmont on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: The Congo and the U.S.-Backed Deadliest Conflict Since WWII

Articles:

War Should Be Ended: Part II of “War No More: The Case for Abolition” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Waged Out of Generosity: Chapter 3 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Won, And Are Not Ended by Enlarging Them: Chapter 9 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Lies About Rwanda Mean More Wars If Not Corrected

A 15-Year Murder Spree (Yugoslavia to Libya)

Books:

Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War by Jean Bricmont

Killing Hope: U.S. Military Interventions Since World War II by William Blum

Arab Spring, Libyan Winter
 by Vijay Prashad

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Phoenix Program by Douglas Valentine

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

Overtthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations 
by Iraq Veterans Against the War and Aaron Glantz

Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia by David Vine

Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq
 by Susan Brewer

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein

The Liberal Defence of Murder by Richard Seymour

Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa: From Tragedy to Useful Imperial Fiction by Robin Philpot

Slouching Toward Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa by Maximilian Forte


War Is Just

Basic argument.

Related posts.


Why End War:

War Is Immoral

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Video and Audio:

Ann Jones on Talk Nation Radio

Max Blumenthal on Talk Nation Radio

Stephen Canty on Talk Nation Radio

Nick Turse on Talk Nation Radio

Martin Luther King Jr. Explains His Opposition to Militarism

Articles:

How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars? Part 3: Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen by Nicolas Davies

Mark Twain’s War Prayer

War Makers Do Not Have Noble Motives: Chapter 6 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Prolonged for the Good of Soldiers: Chapter 7 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Fought on Battlefields: Chapter 8 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Books:

The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars
 by John Tirman

Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth Century History by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn Young

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse

War? What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We Can Do Now by Kathy Beckwith

What Every Person Should Know About War by Chris Hedges

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

When the World Outlawed War by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

Peaceful Revolution
 by Paul K. Chappell

Bloody Hell: The Price Soldiers Pay by Dan Hallock

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal

War Is Not Over When It’s Over by Ann Jones

War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges

Iraq War Among World’s Worst Events by David Swanson

War Is A Racket by Smedley Butler


War Endangers Us

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Video and Audio:

Rooj Alwazir on Talk Nation Radio

Alice Slater on Talk Nation Radio

Bruce Gagnon on Talk Nation Radio

Articles:

U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds

U.S. Drone Program Proves Counterproductive on Own Terms

Even the Warriors Say the Wars Make Us Less Safe by Fred Branfman

UNDP: Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation

What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters

What’s Worse Than a Nuclear War? by Kent Shifferd

Nuclear Catastrophe: Excerpt from “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

The Arms Race Goes Hypersonic

Public Health Experts Identify Militarism as Threat

Books:

Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill

Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World by Tad Daley

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire by Chalmers Johnson

The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic by Chalmers Johnson

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson

Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope by Chalmers Johnson

The Military Industrial Complex at 50, edited by David Swanson

Nuclear War by Raymond Wilson


War Threatens Our Environment

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Speeches:

Pat Elder at No Bases Conference, November 2018.

David Swanson at People’s Climate March 2017.

Projects:

The Flame Tree Project: PDF

Flyers:

Flyer: PDF

Infographic cards from WILPF

Video:

Host a screening of Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War. World BEYOND War has purchased a digital license for the film, so email us at greta@worldbeyondwar.org to organize a free screening in your community. Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself. See also: Scarred Lands Film Clips and Scarred Lands Companion Shorts.
NoWar2017: War and the Environment

Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases, Environmental Impact Panel, Part 1 & Part 2.

Audio:

Curing the Twin Crises of War and Climate Change

Powerpoints:

A Powerpoint on Uniting Peace and Climate (PPT).
Climate and Environmental Impacts of U.S. & Canadian Militaries by Tamara Lorincz (PDF).
War on the Earth: Atomic Appalachia and the Militarized Southeast

Articles:

A Single Nuke Could Cause Devastating Climate Change

War and Warming: Can We Save the Planet Without Taking on the Pentagon

War and the Tragedy of the Commons

Environmental Effects of Warfare

Peace Dividend Would Be an Enormous Carbon Footprint Dividend

Demilitarization for Deep DeCarbonization: A paper from the International Peace Bureau: PDF.

The Failure of War by Wendell Berry

What do the World’s Two Biggest Dangers Have in Common?

Environmental Collapse: Excerpt from “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Vieques Vive La Lucha Continua 10 years after the bombing stopped

Sardinia: Militarization, Contamination and Cancer in Paradise

A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection? By Jeremy Brecher

War Destroys Environment by Costs of War

Just Transition: From Military Addiction to Economic Sustainability by Michael Eisenscher

A Pentagon Report released in March, 2018 details widespread chemical poisoning of water supplies on military bases and in surrounding communities worldwide. The report,  Addressing Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) –  Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment, Safety & Occupational Health) March 2018,  identifies the presence of PFOS and PFOA in drinking water at levels known to be harmful to human health. At least 401 bases are known to have contaminated water. The chemicals are used in fire retardants during routine fire-training exercises on American military bases. The lethal substances find their way into the groundwater and are linked to severe problems associated with women’s’ reproductive health. They include severe pregnancy complications and long-term fertility issues. Even more alarming, these chemicals contaminate human breast milk. PFOS and PFOA cause liver damage, high cholesterol, decreased response to vaccines, and an increased risk of thyroid disease, and asthma diagnosis. Cleanup will take years to address and the full scope of the problem is unknown to the public, especially in US bases overseas where the information is normally kept secret. The DOD has a long list of environmental cleanup responsibilities at each of its more than 2,900 facilities around the world. More.

Books:

The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank.

The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail.

Peace Ecology by Randall Amster

The Militarization of Indian Country by Winona LaDuke

The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry — and What We Must Do to Stop It by Antonia Juhasz

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence: The Art of Active Resistance by Marty Branagan

Websites:

weaponspollute.org


War Erodes Liberties

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Video and Audio:

Robert Parry on Talk Nation Radio

John Whitehead on Talk Nation Radio

Gregory D. Foster on Talk Nation Radio

Shahid Buttar on Talk Nation Radio

Articles:

What We’ve Forgotten: Excerpt from “When the World Outlawed War” by David Swanson

Wars Are Not Legal: Chapter 12 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Books:

We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America by Elizabeth Martinez, Matt Meyer, Mandy Carter

War: What Is It Good For? Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military: From World War II to Iraq by Kimberley Phillips

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death by Norman Solomon

JFK and the Unspeakable by Jim Douglass

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky

The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril by Eugene Jarecki


War Impoverishes Us

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Videos:

Tax Dollars at Work

Graphics:

National Priorities Project: Discretionary Spending 2014

Articles:

Tomgram: Chris Hellman, $1.2 Trillion for National Security

The Telegraph: Cost to US of Iraq and Afghan Wars Could Hit $6 Trillion 

The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities By Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier 

Economic Implosion: Excerpt from “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Strike Against War, by Helen Keller

Books:

The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes

The Permanent War Economy: American Capitalism in Decline
 by Seymour Melman

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

The Complex: Mapping America’s Military-Industrial-Technological-Entertainment-Academic-Media-Corporate Matrix by Nick Turse

War and Taxes by Steven A. Bank, Kirk J. Stark, Joseph J. Thorndike


War Promotes Bigotry

Videos:

How America’s Perpetual Warfare Abroad Is Fueling an Increase in White Supremacist Violence in U.S.

Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam

Books:


We Need $2 Trillion a Year for Other Things

Basic argument.

Related posts.

Video and Audio:

The Three Tenors: War Is Over

David Vine on Talk Nation Radio

Calculator of Trade Offs:

CostofWar.com

Articles:

A Global Marshall Plan

A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection? By Jeremy Brecher

A Global Rescue Plan: Excerpt from “War No More: The Case for Abolition” by David Swanson

Books:

The Demilitarized Society: Disarmament and Conversion by Seymour Melman

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson


Alternatives to War:

Security Without War

Basic argument.

World Beyond War’s Book:

A Global Security System: An Alternative to War

Video and Audio:

Erica Chenoweth TED Talk

Erica Chenoweth on Talk Nation Radio

David Hartsough on Talk Nation Radio

Iraqi Students in the U.S. on Talk Nation Radio

Films:

A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict by Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall

The Singing Revolution

Five Movies That Show the Power of Nonviolent Resistance During World War II by WagingNonviolence.org

Articles:

Even the Warriors Say the Wars Make Us Less Safe by Fred Branfman

Participation Is Everything: A Conversation With Erica Chenoweth by Eric Stoner

War Does Not Bring Security and Is Not Sustainable: Chapter 11 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

World Peace Through Law: Rethinking an Old Theory: PDF

The Ottowa Process by Russ Faure-Brac

A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection? by Jeremy Brecher

The Need of Redefining National Security by Patrick Hiller: PDF

Books:

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict by Erica Chenoweth, Maria Stephan

A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict by Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall

Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential by Gene Sharp

The Art of Waging Peace
 by Paul K. Chappell

The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted by Fredrik Heffermehl

Peace Is Possible: Choosing Our Common Future: Human Security or Military Destruction by Fredrick Heffermehl

Abolishing the War System by Marcus Raskin

Right and Wrong and Palestine, 9-11, Iraq, 7-7 by Ted Honderich

Transition to Peace, a Defense Engineer’s Search for an Alternative to War by Russ Faure-Brac

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