A Global Security System: An Alternative to War is based on the work of many experts in international relations and peace studies and on the experience of many activists. It is intended to be an evolving plan as we gain more and more experience. The historic end of war is now possible if we muster the will to act and so save ourselves and the planet from ever greater catastrophe. World Beyond War firmly believes that we can do this.
The Benefits of an Alternative System
The Necessity of an Alternative System – War fails to bring peace
War is Becoming Ever More Destructive
The World is Facing a Crisis
We Have Changed Major Systems in the Past
We Live in a Rapidly Changing World
Compassion and Cooperation are Part of the Human Condition
The Importance of Structures of War and Peace
How Systems Work
An Alternative System is Already Developing
Nonviolence: The Foundation of Peace
Create a Nonviolent, Civilian-Based Defense Force
Phase Out Foreign Military Bases
End the Use of Militarized Drones
Phase Out Weapons Of Mass Destruction
End Invasions and Occupations
Realign Military Spending, Convert Infrastructure to Produce Funding For Civilian Needs (Economic Conversion)
Reconfigure The Response to Terrorism
Dismantle Military Alliances
Strengthening International Institutions
Reforming the United Nations
Reforming the Charter to More Effectively Deal with Aggression
Reforming the Security Council
Provide Adequate Funding
Forecasting and Managing Conflicts Early On: A Conflict Management
Reform the General Assembly
Strengthen the International Court of Justice
Strengthen the International Criminal Court
Nonviolent Intervention: Civilian Peacekeeping Forces
Encourage Compliance With Existing Treaties
Create New Treaties
Create a Stable, Fair and Sustainable Global Economy as a Foundation for Peace
Democratize International Economic Institutions (WTO, IMF, IBRD)
Create an Environmentally Sustainable Global Marshall Plan
A Proposal For Starting Over: A Democratic, Citizens Global Parliament
Inherent Problems With Collective Security
The Earth Federation
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This book is the work of the World Beyond War Strategy Committee with input from the Coordinating Committee. All active members of those committees were involved and get credit, along with allies consulted and the work of all those drawn from and cited in the book. Kent Shifferd was the lead author. Also involved were Alice Slater, Bob Irwin, David Hartsough, Patrick Hiller, Paloma Ayala Vela, David Swanson, Joe Scarry.
Patrick Hiller did final editing.
Paloma Ayala Vela did layout.
Joe Scarry did web-design and publication.