WBW News & Action: War and Environment Video

New Video: Environment and War
Martin Sheen has recorded a new video for World BEYOND War on the topic of war and the environment. Watch it!

New Billboard Up in Milwaukee

This billboard is up at the south-east corner of Wells and James Lovell (7th) Streets, across the street from the Milwaukee Public Museum through the month of February and again for the month of July when the Democratic National Convention will be held nearby. Partnering on this effort are Milwaukee Veterans For Peace Chapter 102 and Progressive Democrats of America. We want to put up messages of peace in Ottawa, Canada, this spring during the enormous weapons show that we’ll be countering with our #NoWar2020 conference and week of actions. We also want to put up billboards in Okinawa in support of base closure activism, and in Tokyo during the Olympics. We can only do this with your help. Donate to our billboards campaign and be sure to mention in the comment box where you’d most like to see billboards.

The 3 Percent Plan to End Starvation
Never again need a human being lack the food to live. Never again need a single child or adult suffer the horrors of starvation. Hunger as a danger to anyone can be made a thing of the past. All that is required, apart from basic skills in distributing resources, is 3 percent of the military budget of the United States, or 1.5 percent of all the military budgets in the world. Learn more and take action.

#NoWar2020, May 26-31, Ottawa: WBW’s 5th global convergence

Two years ago, our Canadian allies reached out and asked us to organize #NoWar2020, our 5th annual global convergence, in Ottawa in May 2020, to coincide with CANSEC, Canada’s largest weapons expo. It’s on. An international coalition organized by World BEYOND War will converge on Ottawa to say NO to CANSEC, Canada’s biggest arms bazaar. Register to join us this May for nonviolent activism, skills trainings, art-making, panel presentations, rallying, and more, culminating in the #NoWar2020 Conference on May 29-30. (When you register for the conference on May 29-30, check the boxes to indicate which other actions you’ll be joining us for throughout the week!)

Free Webinar: Alternative Global Security System (AGSS)

What’s the AGSS? It’s World BEYOND War’s book A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS), which provides a blueprint for the strategies needed to demilitarize security, manage conflict nonviolently, and create a culture of peace. On February 19 at 4:00pm Eastern Time, we’ll be joined by Phill Gittins, PhD (WBW’s Education Director) and Tony Jenkins, PhD (Education Director 2017-2019) to demystify the AGSS. We’ll explain the nuts and bolts of the alternative global security system: the frameworks, processes, tools, and institutions necessary for dismantling the war machine and replacing it with a peace system based on common security. Register to reserve your spot!

The Pentagon: Exposing The Hidden Polluter of Water
Pat Elder’s live-streamed 20-city California tour will draw attention to the public health crisis caused by the military’s contamination of the environment. Learn more.

Volunteer Spotlight:
Tim Pluta

This week’s Volunteer Spotlight features Tim Pluta, chapter coordinator for WBW’s Asturias, Spain chapter. Tim is also the voice behind WBW’s 2 audio books! Read Tim’s story.

New York City Takes Action on Nukes
The New York City Council held a mind-blowing and historic open hearing on legislation that would require the City of New York to divest its pensions funds from any trafficking in the production of nuclear weapons, and call on the U.S. government to sign and ratify the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Read more.

David Swanson will be speaking in . . .
, US, Feb 28
Dallas, US, Apr 7
Firenze, Italia, April 25
Ottawa, Canada, May 26-31
Fonda, NY, US, Aug 21-22

Climate Change, Tech Workers, Antiwar Activists Working Together
Read more.

Flyers in More Languages
We now have flyers you can print and copy and distribute in English,
If you can translate flyers into another language please contact us.
Thank you to Julija Bogoeva for the SerboCroatian.

Find books, scarves, shirts, and lots more in the World BEYOND War Store.

News from Around the World

Pinkerism and Militarism Walk into a Room

Talk Nation Radio: Annette Brownlie: Australia Better Without U.S. Troops

The PFAS Action Act Fails to Protect Public Health

Don’t Mention the US Military Carbon Footprint!

Guaidó’s Failed Foreign Tour Ends With A Flop

The Military’s Carbon Bootprint

A New US Air Force Video Game Lets You Drone Bomb Iraqis and Afghans

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

Fouling Our Own Nest & Draining Our Wallets: It’s Time to Divest from Endless Wars

Our Friends in Tehran: World BEYOND War Podcast Episode Featuring Shahrzad Khayatian and Foad Izadi

Webinar: How to Shut Down a Military Base

Twelve Thousand Residents Must Immediately Leave Their Homes!

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