Category Activism

War Abolition 201: New Online Course Begins February 26! (Video)

WorldBeyondWar.org  Published on Jan 9, 2018 Join World Beyond War for “War Abolition 201: Building the Alternative Global Security System.” Our new online course runs the week of February 26 – April 16, 2018. Sign-up today! sign-up here: http://www.classroom.worldbeyondwar.org/ With what do we replace the war system (aka the military-industrial-corporate-governmental complex)? What truly makes us secure? […]

Noam Chomsky | Optimism Over Despair (Book Review)

“In this series of highly informative conversations deftly organized by CJ Polychroniou, Noam Chomsky teaches us – yet again – so much on a huge range of issues – from economic globalisation through international politics to the linguistic foundations of humanity.”

Tim DeChristopher | In the Face of Climate Crisis, Let’s Make 2018 a Year for Realism

“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson

For the Love of Liberation: Let’s Stop Belittling Others and Start Organizing

While the criticisms of what liberalism has tolerated that led us up to now certainly ring true, the way these criticisms are levied is often counterproductive. 

A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country

No anti-war, no justice. Anything less than fighting to reel in the U.S. war machine is political theater.

Our Relationships Keep Us Alive: Let’s Prioritize Them in 2018

We can win campaigns without healing trauma, but we will lose each other in the process.

The Fempire Strikes Back | #MeToo by Ann Jones

 Time magazine passed over the president as its “person of the year” to name instead the “Silence Breakers” — the brave, outspoken women who inspired the #MeToo campaign.

Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One

Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe.

Flowers and Zeese | New Defense Strategy: War with Great Nations and Arms Race

The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.

The People Who Made a Nuclear-Weapons-Prohibition Treaty Possible

The people behind the Nobel Peace Prize: ICAN – Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Resisting Nuclear Weapons Means Resisting Injustice and Oppression

Nuclear arsenals are part of broader systems of patriarchy, racism, militarism, and capitalism.

The Violence We Watch: The Film the NFL Doesn’t Want You to See and A Sanctuary City Story

Editor’s Picks, The Intercept,
The Violence We Watch

Minnesota Caucus Resolution: Ban Nuclear Weapons

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the United States take a leadership role in bringing together the nine nuclear nations to work toward the total elimination of nuclear weapons and the signing and ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Minnesota Caucus Resolution: Save the Mississippi River Gorge

the Mississippi gorge, from the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers upstream to the falls now called St. Anthony, is the only true river gorge on the entire 2,350-mile length of the great river.

In a Major Free Speech Victory, a Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott by Glenn Greenwald

It’s hard to imagine a law that more directly violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech than one that seeks to deny people benefits for which everyone else is eligible due solely to the state’s disapproval of their political views and activism.

A Tribute to Robert Parry: Independent Journalism at Its Best

Bob believed deeply in journalism, both as a vital force for shaping the world and as a moral imperative.

Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion

Facebook’s censorship regime is part of a drive by all the major technology firms, including Twitter and Google, to limit the freedom of expression.

Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: ‘Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?’

“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.

Chris Hedges | Thought Police for the 21st Century

This censorship is global.

Recommitting Ourselves to Nonviolent Tactics in a Time of War

A variety of creative and nonviolent tactics are available to counter “hate speech” and racism.