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New Video: Ending All War — With Martin Sheen

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Sign the Declaration of Peace.

We Oppose the Defender 2020 NATO War Rehearsals on Russia’s Border

As citizens of the world, we all support this letter, written by Laura v. Wimmersperg in Berlin. Read and add your name.

Countdown to #NoWar2020, May 26-31, Ottawa, Canada

#NoWar2020, World BEYOND War’s 5th global convergence, is coming up on May 29-30 in Ottawa. #NoWar2020 is unlike any conference we’ve organized before.
#1: We’re timing the conference to coincide with CANSEC, Canada’s biggest weapons expo, to bring international attention to Canada’s complicity in the global arms trade.
#2: The May 29-30 conference is part of a week-long series of events, starting May 26, including nonviolence action training, art-making workshops, film screenings, and of course, the protests at CANSEC, the weapons expo.
#3: #NoWar2020 is the product of a truly global effort. We’re working hand-in-hand with dozens of allies, including 350.org, the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, to pull together this week of education and nonviolent action.
Join us at #NoWar2020!

World BEYOND War Advisory Board Member Tony Jenkins talks peace education at the United Nations

Talk Nation Radio: Matt Hoh on Afghanistan and U.S. Foreign Policy

Matthew Hoh is a member of the advisory boards of Expose Facts, Veterans For Peace, and World BEYOND War. In 2009 he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the Afghan War by the Obama Administration. He discusses the state of Afghanistan now. Listen here.

Intersections in Ottawa: World BEYOND War Podcast Featuring Katie Perfitt and Colin Stuart

In this podcast, we hear from four people who will be at #NoWar2020 in Ottawa. Listen here.

Volunteer Spotlight: Joseph Essertier

This week’s volunteer spotlight features Joseph Essertier, WBW’s Japan chapter coordinator. “The problem of war is a relatively new problem in the long period during which Homo sapiens has roamed the Earth…Society, culture, technology, etc. are constantly changing, so the challenges we face are constantly changing. And we need your ideas and actions in order for us all to find a way forward, one that goes ‘beyond’ the institution and habit of war.”

Read Joe’s story.

Free Webinar: The Age of Hybrid Warfare

War is more than bombs and bullets. Join us on March 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET for a discussion of the new age of “hybrid warfare” – a mix of disinformation, sanctions, and unconventional tactics. We will 1) define what hybrid warfare is, and 2) discuss case studies of hybrid warfare in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and elsewhere. This webinar is co-hosted by World BEYOND War in partnership with About Face: Veterans Against the War.

Vote on World BEYOND War’s Divestment Proposal!

Voting is open NOW until March 10 to pick your favorite session for the Netroots Nation Conference! WBW submitted a session proposal to share strategies & tactics of successful divestment campaigns, including prison, fossil fuel, and weapons divestment. Click here to vote YES on WBW’s session proposal. You can vote once per day between now and March 10!

David Swanson will be speaking in . . .

Dallas, US, Apr 7
Firenze, Italia, April 25
Ottawa, Canada, May 26-31
Fonda, NY, US, Aug 21-22

News from Around the World

The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation

The US-Military Has Contaminated the Aloha State

Business is booming as Canada’s largest arms fair comes to Ottawa

On International Women’s Day, Say No To Drafting Women – Or Anyone!

German Newsmagazine Spiegel Supports Drone Murder That Violates International Law

Milwaukee Pays High Price For War

Lies Used To Justify War And How To Dismantle Them

Yet Another Mass Shooter Was a Military Veteran

99.9 Per Cent of U.S. Citizens Unaware of Largest U.S. War Game in Europe in 25 Years

Talk Nation Radio: Enough Blood Shed, End the Arms Trade

Italian Dock Workers Refuse To Resupply Saudi ‘Weapons’ Ship

Bernie Finally Puts a Number on Cutting Military Spending

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