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GEOMETR.IT  worldbeyondwar.org

 

* World BEYOND War kicked off its new webinar series with a well-attended event.

 

 

This webinar introduced how World BEYOND War is building a global, grassroots people-powered movement to advocate for war abolition. Speakers / hosts included World BEYOND War Co-Founder & Director David Swanson, Coordinating Committee Chair Leah Bolger, Organizing Director Greta Zarro, and Education Coordinator Tony Jenkins. Learn about World BEYOND War’s mission, strategy, campaigns, and education programs — and opportunities for getting involved!

 

The publication is not an editorial. It reflects solely the point of view and argumentation of the author. The publication is presented in the presentation. Start in the previous issue. The original is available at: worldbeyondwar.org

 

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7 Comments

  1. We are building something truly international, connecting people and organizations, and adding support to antiwar endeavors of all kinds around the world. This is a global campaign of education, lobbying, and nonviolent direct action.

  2. What I appreciate most about World Beyond War is that it does not ruminate on the pluses and minuses of each military intervention but takes a clear, principled, courageous and unequivocal stand that war is bad, period, and that our job as global citizens is stop all ongoing wars and prevent new ones. This breaks through the fog of ‘humanitarian interventions’ and ‘just wars’ to paint a vision of how we must evolve as a civilization if we are to survive, and that is, precisely, a world beyond war. Bravo!

  3. Workshops addressed issues such as closing the more than 800 US military bases encircling the globe, ending military recruitment in schools, abolishing nuclear weapons, organizing young people to work for Palestinian freedom, bringing the United States into the International Criminal Court, mitigating the effects of the new cold war through citizen exchanges with Russia to promote better relations, updating World Beyond War’s strategy manual, A Global Security System: An Alternative to War, providing activists and scholars key information on the myths, obstacles, and solutions that have already worked to end wars.

  4. What we now have is an ingrained «defense class.’ We have always had it since the post WWII period began, but it was a little different. The defense class brought a lot of the middle class along with it. Here in Southern California it was the bread and butter business that in large part built Los Angeles (not the entertainment business, lol). Now it’s something else. Actually to some degree elitist, a closed circle of endless money that bears no relation to what is going on in the country at at large.

  5. War is not ending on its own. It is being confronted by popular resistance. But too often that resistance takes the form of denouncing one war as unacceptable (in contrast to theoretical good wars), or opposing a war because it leaves a military ill-prepared for other wars, or rejecting a weapon or a tactic as less proper than others, or opposing wasteful military spending in favor of greater efficiency (as if the entire enterprise were not an economic waste and a moral abomination). Our goal is to support steps away from war and to spread understanding of them as just that — steps in the direction of war’s elimination.

  6. We are also delighted to host a Conference Kick-Off Event on Friday, April 21 from 7-9pm, at North End Studios (Studio B), 294 N Winooski Ave. in Burlington. Join conference attendees, presenters, and more for this kick-off event which will include socializing with like-minded folks. BYOB. Also there is a bonus Singing Workshop, just before the Kick-off Event, also at North End Studios at 6pm, for people who would like to sing together and learns/share protest songs, peace songs, chants, and more.

  7. What we now have is an ingrained «defense class.’ We have always had it since the post WWII period began, but it was a little different. The defense class brought a lot of the middle class along with it. Here in Southern California it was the bread and butter business that in large part built Los Angeles (not the entertainment business, lol). Now it’s something else. Actually to some degree elitist, a closed circle of endless money that bears no relation to what is going on in the country at at large.

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