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Next Webinar: Chapter Organizing 101

Join World BEYOND War’s Organizing Director Greta Zarro for an online chat about how to start a World BEYOND War chapter in your town! We’ll hear from chapter coordinators around the world, including Liz Remmerswaal (New Zealand/Aotearoa chapter), Furquan Gehlen (Metro Vancouver chapter), and Al Mytty (Central Florida chapter). Register for this free webinar.

Talk Nation Radio: Barry Sweeney on Global Anti-War Conference Planned in Ireland
Barry Sweeney is a member of the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War. He discussed plans for NoWar2019, and the petition to the Irish and U.S. governments.

Audio and video of Barry’s discussion with World BEYOND War Executive Director David Swanson are here.

Official Secrets Film: An Opportunity
The release of the terrific, antiwar film Official Secrets is an opportunity to educate and organize. Read about the film. Distribute these flyers: front, back.

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the “National Defense Authorization Act” introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of every foreign military base or foreign military operation. Now, as the House and Senate reconcile their two versions of the bill, they need to know that we want this amendment left in it. Learn more. If you are from the U.S., click here to email your Congress Members.

Abby Martin, host of The Empire Files, records video about #NoWar2019: Watch it.

Learn more about the conference and rally planned for October 5-6.

Volunteer Spotlight: Helen

“I want to raise people’s consciousness – one person at a time, one group at a time, one country at a time – so that they no longer tolerate war as a way to resolve conflict,” says Helen, chapter coordinator for Pivot2Peace, the South Georgian Bay (Canada) chapter of World BEYOND War. Read Helen’s story.

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News from Around the World

War and Environment: New World BEYOND War Podcast Featuring Alex Beauchamp and Ashik Siddique

US military use of airport “disaster waiting to happen”, says Limerick activist

Citizens of Aichi, Japan Demand the Reinstatement of the Aichi Triennale 2019 “Lack-of-Freedom-of-Expression Exhibit: Part II”

Video: Ellen Thomas in Hiroshima

Participatory Evolution

Europe Must Oppose Trump

Tapping Into People Power

Nonviolent Direct Action: Civil Resisters Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers

Talk Nation Radio: Timmon Wallis on Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal

Fire on US Military Contracted Plane at Shannon Airport Raises Serious Questions

Japanese and Koreans Stand Up for Freedom of Expression, Peace, Memorialization of the ‘Comfort Woman’ Atrocity, and Women’s Rights in Nagoya, Japan

Want to Tackle Unemployment? Reduce Military Spending

David Swanson: Nukes – What Are They Good For?

Video: How to End All War Discussion in Vancouver, BC

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