World BEYOND War News: War is Not Normal

In some parts of the world, most people have never known peace. In other parts of the world, arming and waging war in distant places has been made to seem normal. Here are some tools to de-normalize it:

Multi-Language Messaging

Now we can travel the world and be understood as standing for a World BEYOND War in numerous languages on sweatshirts and t-shirts. (The back says “Let’s leave war behind us!”)

Check out the whole store for all of our most popular messages, styles, sizes, colors.

People love these shirts on you and even more as gifts for them!

One-Hour Highlights Video of #NoWar2018 Now Available

Watch this video alone or with friends, or use it as a public event for your World BEYOND War chapter (now existing, or a new one you create).

Full conference videos are here.

Photos to view and share are here.

And the conference webpage now includes the powerpoints and other presentations that speakers used.

Thanks to everyone who participated in #NoWar2018! We’re planning future big events now, and your ideas are welcome.

The Most Destructive Behavior: War

On September 27, we hosted a webinar exploring the links between war and the environment. Featured experts Gar Smith and Tamara Lorincz spoke about how war is a leading contributor to the growing climate crisis. Watch the webinar here.

Global Perspectives on War: Free Open Webinar on October 24

Join David Swanson, Kathy Kelly, and Barry Sweeney: Learn more and RSVP.

Say No to an 18th Year of War on Afghanistan

Watch the video of our rally at the White House.

Watch the video of our evening event in Washington, D.C.

Sign the letter to Trump.

Keep up with what we’re doing on Facebook and Twitter.

David Swanson Speaking in Santa Cruz and Berkeley

Join World BEYOND War Director David Swanson in Santa Cruz on October 12 and 13, and in Berkeley on October 13.


Join the Women’s March on the Pentagon on October 20-21.

Celebrate Armistice Day Everywhere

On the weekend of Armistice Day, join in events everywhere on earth, and check out the newly redesigned plans for Washington since the success of getting the Trumparade cancelled.

First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases: November 16-18, 2018, Dublin, Ireland. Join us there!

Read this: Why I’m Going to Ireland to Try to Fix the United States.

Honoring a War Profiteer?

We’re partnering with CODEPINK to urge the International Rescue Committee not to honor BlackRock CEO Larry Fink with a humanitarian award. BlackRock & Mr. Fink own billions in shares in weapons companies, fueling war and violence in Yemen, Palestine, and elsewhere around the world. Sign the petition here to urge IRC to rescind the award.

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.

“If someone, or a little voice in your own head, says, ‘War has always been, and will always be, a part of the human condition,’ then read this book. It dispels the myths that justify endless war. It shows how phasing out foreign military bases, dismantling military alliances, and ending invasions and occupations will actually make us safer, while freeing up billions of dollars for useful purposes. It also gives real-life examples of how to liberate ourselves from the shackes of militarism and build a peace economy. Read it and act!” —Medea Benjamin, Codirector, CODEPINK

News from around the world:

No More War Rehearsals!

The Impressive Potency of Political Protests

Reclaiming Armistice Day: A Day to Perpetuate Peace

No Foreign Bases: U.S. Base Relocation Plan Opponent Denny Tamaki Wins Okinawa Gubernatorial Race

‘There Was A Lot Of Fear’: How Heidelberg Changed When The US Army Left Town

‘Bombs not homes’ defines Trudeau’s feminist foreign policy

Is War Alcohol?

Early Challenges to the War Syste

The Hypocrisy of Trump on Iran

UN Peacekeepers Play A Key Role In Peacebuilding, But There Are Risks

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