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Why End War War Impoverishes Us (summary)

War Impoverishes Us (summary)

Direct Expenses: War has a huge direct financial cost, the vast majority of which is in funds spent on the preparation for war — or what’s thought of as ordinary, non-war military spending. Very roughly, the world spends $2 trillion […]

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US oblivious to trauma of war victims

Press TV has conducted an interview with Leah Bolger, Veterans for Peace, Oregon about US military concerns for the mental health of returned soldiers from combat; and the inadequacy of institutional support. The following is an approximate transcript of the […]

Myths Myth: War Is Beneficial (summary)

Myth: War Is Beneficial (summary)

W ars do not benefit the people where they are waged, and do not benefit nations that send their militaries abroad to wage wars. Nor do wars help to uphold the rule of law — quite the reverse. Good outcomes […]

How Security Without War

Security Without War

Militarism has made us less safe, and continues to do so.  It is not a useful tool for protection. Other tools are. Studies over the past century have found that nonviolent tools are more effective in resisting tyranny and oppression and resolving conflicts […]

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What if they gave a war and nobody paid?

What if they gave a war and nobody paid?

By David Hartsough, WagingNonviolence As April 15 approaches, make no mistake: The tax money that many of us will be sending to the U.S. government pays for drones that are killing innocent civilians, for “better” nuclear weapons that could put […]

The Climate Is Invading the Earth

The Climate Is Invading the Earth

If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold.  The most common response to officials calling some petty foreign […]

Talk Nation Radio: Winslow Myers on Living Beyond War

Talk Nation Radio: Winslow Myers on Living Beyond War

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-winslow-myers-on-living-beyond-war Winslow Myers is an artist and activist who lives in mid-Coast Maine. For ten years he coordinated events and activities for Beyond War in central Massachusetts and led many seminars on personal and social change. Later he served on […]

Fix the Peace Movement: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Doesn’t Work

By Ed O’Rourke The leaders and most members of the peace movement believe in talking to each other and make little or no effort to reach out to potential sympathizers. I have seen this at every peace web site. They […]

War: Its Development and Demise

By Ed O’Rourke If we give up all future wars we must give up our empires and all hope of empire. - Georges Clemenceau It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it. […]

Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Eliminate Us

By Ed O’Rourke On September 26, 1983, the world was one person’s decision away from nuclear war.  The military officer had to commit insubordination to stop an automatic process.  Tensions were high, three weeks after the Soviet military shot down […]

TERRACIDE – A Newly Defined Crime

By Ed O’Rourke Psychological studies show that materialism is toxic to happiness, that more income and more possessions don’t lead to lasting gains in our sense of well-being or satisfaction with our lives. What does make us happy are warm […]

The Hardest War to Avoid: US Civil War

By Ed O’Rourke The Civil War came and it went. Its reason for fighting, I never did get. From the song, “With God On Our Side.” The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and […]

Time to Connect the Dots

By Ed O’Rourke A frequent one-liner is, “If all the economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn’t reach a conclusion.”However, my problem with my fellow economists is not their frequent state of disagreement, but rather their near unanimous […]

US oblivious to trauma of war victims

Press TV has conducted an interview with Leah Bolger, Veterans for Peace, Oregon about US military concerns for the mental health of returned soldiers from combat; and the inadequacy of institutional support. The following is an approximate transcript of the […]