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Protests Around Globe Target World’s Biggest Weapons Company Lockheed Martin

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 5:27 am | David Swanson

From April 21st to 28th, crowds and small groups of people in locations around the world have brought petitions, banners, and protests to the offices of the world’s largest weapons dealer, Lockheed Martin. Details, including photos and videos, of ... More >>

A Nordic Initiative For Peace In Ukraine And Lasting World Peace

Friday, 29 April 2022, 5:53 am | David Swanson

Honorable Prime Ministers of the five Nordic countries, Magdalena Anderson, Mette Frederiksen, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Sanna Marin, and Jonas Gahr Støre The war in Ukraine once again shows that the world is like a city with brutal gangs constantly ... More >>

The Trial Of Kenneth Mayers And Tarak Kauff: Day 1

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 5:54 am | David Swanson

The trial of U.S. peace activists Kenneth Mayers and Tarak Kauff who are also members of Veterans For Peace began on Monday 25th April at the Circuit Criminal Court, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. Both are former members of the U.S. military and Kenneth is a Vietnam ... More >>

Don’t Let A Mountain In Montenegro Be Lost To A War In Ukraine

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:32 am | David Swanson

Across the Adriatic from Bari in Southern Italy sits the tiny, largely rural and mountainous, and exquisitely beautiful nation of Montenegro. At its center is a huge mountainous plateau called Sinjajevina — one of the most wonderfully non-“developed” ... More >>

Don’t Let A Mountain In Montenegro Be Lost To A War In Ukraine

Friday, 1 April 2022, 2:25 pm | David Swanson

Across the Adriatic from Bari in Southern Italy sits the tiny, largely rural and mountainous, and exquisitely beautiful nation of Montenegro. At its center is a huge mountainous plateau called Sinjajevina — one of the most wonderfully non-“developed” ... More >>

Supporting Wars But Not Militaries

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 7:56 pm | David Swanson

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, March 22, 2022 I’ve just become aware of and read the 2020 book by Ned Dobos, Ethics, Security, and The War-Machine: The True Cost of the Military . It makes a pretty strong case for the abolition of militaries, ... More >>

30 Nonviolent Things Russia Could Have Done And 30 Nonviolent Things Ukraine Could Do

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:43 pm | David Swanson

The war-or-nothing disease has a firm grip. People literally can’t imagine anything else — people on both sides of the same war. Every time I suggest that Russia might have done anything nonviolent to resist NATO expansion and the militarization of ... More >>

Why Russian And Ukrainian Warmongers Portray Each Other As Nazis And Fascists

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:42 pm | David Swanson

Increasing animosity between Russia and Ukraine makes it hard to agree on a ceasefire. President of Russia Vladimir Putin persists in military intervention claiming he is liberating Ukraine from a regime that, like fascists, kills its own people. President ... More >>

OMG, War Is Kind Of Horrible

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 2:26 pm | David Swanson

For decades, the U.S. public seemed largely indifferent to most of the horrible suffering of war. The corporate media outlets mostly avoided it, made war look like a video game, occasionally mentioned suffering U.S. troops, and once in a blue moon ... More >>

Russia’s Demands Have Changed

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 9:40 am | David Swanson

Here were Russia’s demands for months starting in early December 2021: Article 1 : the parties should not strengthen their security at the expense of Russia’s security; Article 2 : the parties will use multilateral consultations and the NATO-Russia ... More >>

Why Ukraine Needs The Kellogg-Briand Pact

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 9:23 am | David Swanson

In 1929, Russia and China proposed to go to war. Governments around the world pointed out that they’d just signed and ratified the Kellogg-Briand Pact banning all war. Russia withdrew. Peace was made. In 2022, the United States and Russia proposed to ... More >>

Top 10 Reasons To March Against War In February 2003 But Not February 2022

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 9:44 am | David Swanson

1. In 2003 it was important to denounce the lying schemers pretending that Iraq had nukes. In 2022, U.S. officials stirring up war with Russia know that Russia has lots of nukes but don’t even care and aren’t even talking about it, so there’s ... More >>

The War Is Good For You Books Are Getting Weirder

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 9:45 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 26, 2022   Christopher Coker’s Why War fits into a genre with Margaret MacMillan’s War: How Conflict Shaped Us , Ian Morris’s War: What Is It Good For? , and Neil ... More >>

Activists In Canada Build Construction Site On Pipeline Executives’ Front Lawns

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 2:18 pm | David Swanson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada — This morning, Toronto supporters of the Wet’suwet’en land defense struggle against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline set up construction sites at the Toronto homes of TC Energy Board Chair Siim Vanaselja and Royal Bank of Canada ... More >>

Overthrowing Governments Is A Giant Failure

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 10:25 am | David Swanson

In a new, very U.S., very academic book by Alexander Downes called Catastrophic Success: Why Foreign Imposed Regime Change Goes Wrong, the immorality of overthrowing other people’s governments cannot be found. The illegality of it seemingly does not exist. ... More >>

Check Out The Check List To End Tyranny

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 9:47 am | David Swanson

Whether or not you’re familiar (as everyone should be) with Peter Ackerman’s book and film “A Force More Powerful” about successful nonviolent activism campaigns, or his other books and films on the same theme, if you have any interest in changing ... More >>

Reflecting On The Dawn Of Everything

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 11:14 am | David Swanson

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow is, I think, a terrific contribution to human knowledge and guide to pursuing more of the same — as well as a notable accomplishment for the Davids of the world, ... More >>

The High Stakes Of The U.S.-Russia Confrontation Over Ukraine

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:56 am | David Swanson

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, World BEYOND War, November 22, 2021 The border between post-coup Ukraine and the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, based on the Minsk Agreements. Map credit: Wikipedia A report in Covert Action Magazine ... More >>

What Would Have Worked Better Than Building Back Anything

Monday, 22 November 2021, 3:12 pm | David Swanson

The most well-known problem with lesser-evil, two-party, winner-take-all elections, at least in a system of legalized bribery and corporate-state media, is the absence of virtually any really good candidates. Naturally this results in (or is at least ... More >>

Conscientious Objection: A Right And A Duty

Monday, 22 November 2021, 10:44 am | David Swanson

I want to recommend a new film and a new book. The film is called The Boys Who Said NO! There’s more courage and moral integrity in this documentary than in any fictional blockbuster. With the wars now underway and threatened being as unjust as those 50 ... More >>





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