WBW News & Action: 35 militaries that should get out of Afghanistan

By World BEYOND War, February 22, 2021

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Volunteer Spotlight: Runa Ray

This month’s volunteer spotlight features Runa Ray from Half Moon Bay, California, who is a member of our new California chapter. Runa says: “As a fashion environmentalist, I realized that there cannot be environmental justice without social justice. Given that war is one of the most expensive disasters to people and the planet, the only way forward is to have a world without war.” Read Runa’s story.

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Global Petition to Five “Non-Nuclear” Governments with Nuclear Weapons: Get the Nukes out of Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Turkey.

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Upcoming Webinars:

Feb 28: Join the new Florida Peace & Justice Alliance for this special event with presentations by Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Florida and David Combs of the Union of Concerned Scientists! We’ll talk about what the entry into force of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons means from a healthcare perspective, and the Back from the Brink campaign. Register here!

March 1: Free Meng Wanzhou.

Starting March 5: the powerful documentary The People Vs. Agent Orange will premiere at a number of virtual cinemas across the U.S. The film tells the story of two women, one American and one Vietnamese, who work to hold the chemical industry accountable for the devastation caused by Agent Orange and other toxic herbicides. Get tickets for the virtual screening here! When you visit the ticketing page, you can pick whichever virtual cinema you would like to support, whether or not you are located in that city (available to U.S. residents only at this time).

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