This year’s annual update to World BEYOND War’s Mapping Militarism project uses a completely new mapping system developed by our Technology Director Marc Eliot Stein. We think it does a better job than ever of displaying the data of warmaking and peacemaking on maps of the world. And it makes use of new data reporting on the latest trends. Go to the maps.
War and the Environment: June 7 – July 18, 2021, Online Course: Grounded in research on peace and ecological security, this course focusses on the relationship between two existential threats: war and environmental catastrophe. We will cover:
• Where wars happen and why.
• What wars do to the earth.
• What imperial militaries do to the earth back home.
• What nuclear weapons have done and could do to people and the planet.
• How this horror is hidden and maintained.
• What can be done.
Book Club: Waging Peace with David Hartsough: June 2 – June 23: World BEYOND War will be holding a weekly discussion each of four weeks of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist with the author David Hartsough as part of a small group WBW book club limited to a group of 18 participants. The author, a co-founder of World BEYOND War, will send each participant a signed paperback copy of the book. We’ll let you know which parts of the book will be discussed each week along with the Zoom details to access the discussions. Register here.
Book Club: The End of War with John Horgan: June 1 – 22: World BEYOND War will be holding a weekly discussion each of four weeks of The End of War with the author John Horgan as part of a small group WBW book club limited to a group of 18 participants. The author will send each participant a signed paperback copy of the book. We’ll let you know which parts of the book will be discussed each week along with the Zoom details to access the discussions. Register here.
World BEYOND War’s #NoWar2021 conference is going virtual! Save the date for June 4-6, 2021. #NoWar2021 is a unique event that brings together a global grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations around the topic of stopping the global arms trade and ending all war. Get your tickets!
Help Tambrauw Indigenous Activists Block a Base: The government of Indonesia is planning to build a military base in the rural area of Tambrauw West Papua without consultation or permission from the Indigenous landowners who call this land their home. To stop its development, local activists are launching a comprehensive advocacy campaign and they need our help. Go here.
Do you know the anti-war/pacifist origins of Mother’s Day? Join World BEYOND War and Grannies for Peace on Saturday, May 8 at 1:00pm Eastern Time for a special webinar on the history of Mother’s Day as an appeal for peace and its modern-day relevance in the context of the issues facing us today. Register here!
Soldiers Without Guns: Film Screening & Discussion: Join WBW & Friends Peace Teams for a screening of Soldiers Without Guns, the story of how the bloody Civil War on the island of Bougainville was halted by a contingent of the New Zealand Defense Force that landed on the island, carrying no weapons. Register here!
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