Tag Archives: Kellogg-Briand Pact

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.

NPR, the Pentagon, and U.S. Foreign Policy

While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.

The ICC Just Announced It Will Treat War As a Crime

How can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws against war actually be put to use?

Peace and Democracy Conference | Medea Benjamin, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, Norman Solomon

The U.S. bombings in 8 countries in the past 8 years have all been illegal under the U.N. Charter.

Outlawing War – Let St. Paul Know About the Kellogg-Briand Pact

GEOGRAPHY OF THE HEART By Steve Mckeown  Veterans for Peace Newsletter  Summer 2017 On August 5th, come join us at the St. Paul Farmers Market from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to hand out leaflets to let people know about this street named after the only person from Minnesota to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

David Swanson | Police Brutality against Blacks Rooted in US Foreign Policy

Highlighting the role the Israeli military plays in the training of US law enforcement forces, Swanson related the shooting culture to US foreign policy.

Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream | Pete Seeger (Video)

Last night on the anniversary of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, Women Against Military Madness, and other groups with offices at 4200 Cedar in Minneapolis, dedicated a Peace Pole in the front of the building.

David Swanson | ‘War is a Lie’ (Video)

“David Swanson’s War Is A Lie should be required reading. It lays bare the hypocrisy of American ‘do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do’ foreign policy, exposing the lies and the deliberate glorification of military disasters.” – Medea Benjamin, author, peace activist

▶ Kathy Kelly: “When You Are Free, I Will Be Free”

Kathy is a tireless peace activist, pacifist, author, founder of Voices in the Wilderness and now a co-leader and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She spoke about the Christian Peacemakers Team and their role and incarceration in Iraq and about U.S. militarism and activism and dedication to peacemaking. Link to  videos of Peacestock’s The War on […]

FAIR: Leading Papers Incite ‘Supreme International Crime’

From the article: The spirit of Kellogg-Briand was embodied in the formation of the United Nations, whose charter commits its signers to renouncing war and the threat of war: All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.

When the world outlawed war . . . the Kellogg-Briand Pact

At the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Peace Bridge with Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27   Bell Ringing Walking Across the bridge with flags unfurled Coleen at the bridge with peace signs on the anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact    

Tikkun: Q & A with Coleen Rowley, F.B.I. Whistleblower: Part Two

In Part Two of this Q & A with Coleen Rowley, the former FBI agent discusses bureaucratic arrogance, psychopathic leadership, and why strict adherence to just war doctrine, not “humanitarian” intervention, will lead to a safer world. In addition, Rowley offers her thoughts on the U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons in the […]

David Swanson> A New Holiday Is Being Created for Peace

 On August 27th [there was a celebration] at the Kellogg House in St. Paul.  Meanwhile, in Illinois, an award ceremony is planned for the winners of the first annual essay contest dedicated to the question “How Can We Obey the Law Against War?”  But why shouldn’t there be celebrations everywhere? A petition that can be signed at rootsaction.org and used […]

Steve McKeown: The World Declares An End to War!

It’s hard to imagine today, but the nations of the world once agreed to ban all war. Now it’s time to uncover the buried story and revive hope for humankind. By Steve McKeown   WAMM Newsletter   August 2013 A favorite song among peace activists is one written by Ed McCurdy in 1950. It goes […]

McKeown and Rowley> Time to “Speak Out, Not Hold Your Peace” about the Kellogg-Briand Pact Outlawing War

Time to “Speak Out, Not Hold Your Peace” about the Kellogg-Briand Pact Outlawing War Posted on August 31, 2012 by coleenrowley   comehomeAmerica.org By Stephen McKeown and Coleen Rowley On July 28th 2012, Michael Wali, Megan Rice, and Greg Boertje-Obed entered the Y-12 National Security Complex at Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the pre-dawn hours by cutting a fence.  They hoisted […]

When the World Outlawed War, by David Swanson, via Michael Moore

When the World Outlawed War    By David Swanson    MichaelMoore.com Remarks at Lynchburg College on September 26, 2011 I’d like to thank Dave Freier for inviting me, and all of you for being here.  I think I was invited to speak about my most recent book, War Is A Lie, but I asked Professor Freier if […]