#NoWar2018 was a huge success. The videos are here and can be used for local events. The theme of replacing war with the rule of law was well explored by activists and experts. We’ll be adding in the next day or so a highlights video that collects important pieces from all the others.
This event brought together new and long-time activists from around Canada and the world, formed new alliances, strategized plans for future work on education, closing bases, and divestment, and developed possible ideas for creative actions we may be writing to you about soon. We’ll be adding links to photos, videos, and reports on the #NoWar2018 website.
We spent a great deal of our small supply of money, and the event was so well done that several new allies expressed surprise that we aren’t rolling in abundant funding. We are creating a global movement for war abolition on a shoe string with three half-time staff we hope to be able to keep and add to. If you appreciate our work please support it here and forward this email far and wide.
Say No to an 18th Year of War on Afghanistan
Sign letter we’ll deliver to Trump. Join us in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2018 at 12 noon in front of the White House, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, Brookland Location, 625 Monroe St NE, Washington, D.C. 2001. Speakers confirmed: Medea Benjamin, Matthew Hoh, Liz Remmerswaal, David Swanson, Brian Terrell, Ann Wright, and at the first event only: Chris J. Antal. Sign up for these free events on the World BEYOND War website and / or on Facebook (neither one is required; both are helpful).
Also in Washington, join the Women’s March on the Pentagon on October 20-21.
First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases: November 16-18, 2018, Dublin, Ireland. Join us there!
Webinar: How War Threatens the Environment
One of the most destructive of human behaviors, war is a leading contributor to the growing global environmental crisis. Join us on September 27 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern for the kick-off of our autumn webinar series. We’ll hear from experts Gar Smith and Tamara Lorincz about how war – in all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat – pollutes land, air, and water, and drains limited natural resources. Register for the webinar.
A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (2018-19 Edition) is now available. AGSS is World BEYOND War’s blueprint for an alternative security system – one in which peace is pursued by peaceful means. Learn more and get yours.
- PDF and ebook versions of AGSS 2018-19 are available for a small $2 donation here.
- Print and ebook editions are available at your local bookstore or any online bookseller. The distributor is Ingram (print version: ISBN 978-0-9980859-6-8 / e-book ISBN: 978-0-9980859-7-5).
- Buy online at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
- Buy in bulk for a discount here.
Women Against War Launches Second Billboard Campaign
Women Against War, in the Capital Region of New York State, launched their second billboard campaign this September, in partnership with World BEYOND War. The billboard displays the words of Albert Einstein: “War cannot be humanized. It can only be abolished.”
Podcast on Building a World BEYOND War
World BEYOND War’s Organizing Director Greta Zarro spoke with William Campbell of the podcast show “Challenging Opinions.”
David Swanson Speaking in Santa Cruz and Berkeley
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