Planting a Flag for Peace

Your help is needed now! World Beyond War has developed quickly since its inception in December 2014. We have gathered the names of tens of thousands of individuals, and hundreds of organizations from 120 countries. We have published a plan for an alternative security system, which is being distributed around the world. We have a comprehensive website containing loads of articles, ideas and tools. All of this has been accomplished under the leadership of David Swanson, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, largely because of his work on World Beyond War. World Beyond War is not a membership organization — we rely entirely on our supporters, people like you who believe that we can end war, and we need your help now. The work that David has done for World Beyond War is invaluable, but sadly some months we do not have the funds to pay him anything! Please consider becoming a recurring donor today! In return we will send you a copy of our new publication “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War,” a blue scarf, or your choice of another anti-war book.Click here.Join a committee. If you have more time than money (or maybe you have a bit of both), you can help World Beyond War do the work that needs doing. Just reply to this email with who you are and how you’d like to be involved. Committees you can join from anywhere on earth include: Coordinating, Fundraising, Events, Media and Social Media, Strategy, Outreach, Research, Lobbying and Nonviolent Action.

The photo above, taken by Michael McPhearson, shows David Swanson and others planting a peace flag at the Iwo Jima memorial across the river from Washington, D.C., on Saturday, at the end of Sam’s Ride for Peace, led by Sam Winstead, a World War II veteran who wants to end all war, and organized by Veterans For Peace. The ride traveled 350 miles from North Carolina, meeting with groups and schools along the way.


Take Action:

1. Tell United States and All Non-Members to Join the ICC

Click here to learn more and sign the petition.

2. Real progressives talk about militarism, war and military spending! Click here to learn more and sign.

3. Support German Campaign to Remove Ramstein Drone Relay. Click here.

4. Initiate a World Peace Conference. Click here.


Stand Up For Truth: An International Week to Support Whistleblowing

June 1-7, 2015StandUpForTruth.org

Like this FaceBook page. Add your photo holding paper reading “Stand Up For Truth.” Retweet this tweet.

Find an event near you, or create an event for June 1-7 or later.

Participate individually or as a group in a webcast with whistleblowers and their supporters. These speakers are waiting to speak with you. (Click names for bios.)

The webcasts will each last 60 minutes. To listen and type in questions, just point your web browser here (bookmark it now) and turn up your volume. Everyone is encouraged to use the webcast and to type in questions there. It requires a computer and will not work on a phone. If you can’t use a computer, there are a very limited number of lines on which you can phone in. Just call 1-844-472-8237 (toll-free in U.S.)


On Wednesday, May 20 at 3PM EDT, The Next System Project launches a discussion about the systemic crisis that we face. This online dialog, moderated by journalist Laura Flanders, will build off of a big splash made a few weeks ago by hundreds of academics, labor leaders, activists, business innovators, and politicians, who urged us to step back from our day-to-day politics to consider the unrelenting challenges that we confront: exploding wealth inequality, carbon emissions, incarceration, and endless war. These have become systemic features of our society, they argued, and to meaningfully address them, we need systemic solutions. Be a part of the conversation with Next System co-chairs Gar Alperovitz and environmentalist James Gustave Speth, as well as economist Juliet Schor, community development expert Angela Glover Blackwell, and law professor Gerald Torres, by signing up here.


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News:

Head of NSA Says “Cyberwar” May Be Met With Actual War

18 May: International Museum Day: The Advancement of Learning and Culture

UNAC Conference 2015 – Endless Imperial Wars

David Swanson, Talk Show Host, Author, Truth-Teller and Activist, On Unspun

Women and children targeted by US drones

Cornel West in Baltimore

Boycott Divestment & Sanctions: An Interview in Gaza with Haidar Eid

A Call for Conscientious Objection

Don’t Grade Justice on a Warped Curve: Assessing the Case of Jeffrey Sterling

A New Dark Age

A REAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE!

MAY 17 DRONE WAR PROTEST AT WHITEMAN AFB IN MISSOURI.

Stop U.S. Drone Warfare via Ramstein

RealNews.com Video with David Swanson on CIA, Nukes, and Iraq

Talk Nation Radio: Rania Khalek on U.S. Police Training in Israel and Israelis Advocating Genocide

Populist Except for Pentagon

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Speaks Out Upon Sentencing to 3.5 Years in Prison

Nuclear Weapons Protesters’ Sabotage Conviction Overturned — Court Says Jury Verdict Was Not Rational

Iran Nuclear Talks. A fresh tone in Washington with a breath of Oregon

In Convicting Jeff Sterling, CIA Revealed More Than It Accused Him of Revealing

Swedish Fishing Trawler “Marianne” Leaves Sweden for Gaza Flotilla

The Prison Gates Swing Open for Peace Activists

The No More War Movement

Fast Track the Good Stuff

Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love

Mother’s Day

Largest Military Budget in History

Speaking Truth to Empire with Dan Yaseen

Talk Nation Radio: Kathy Kelly: Fog of War Is Not the Problem

The U.S. Bill of Rights Rewritten to Match Reality

Watching Shadows of Liberty

Arresting the Wrong Suspects

22 Arrested at U.S. Mission to UN Calling For Nuclear Abolition


Events:

Let us know about any event you’re planning.

Resources with which to create an event.

Calendar of important peace holidays.

Events list:

2015

May 18-20 in Washington, DC: Veterans For Peace First Annual Lobby Days

May 19 David Swanson in Charlottesville, Va., at screening of Shadows of Liberty at 7 p.m. at The Bridge.

May 19 in Linz, Austria: Nuclear Energy Conference 2015

May 23 in London, England: Surviving the 21st Century

May 24 in Korea: Women’s March for Peace

May 25 in Washington, D.C., a Veterans For Peace Memorial Day

May 30 New York City panels at Left Forum here and here

June 1-7 everywhere: Stand Up For Truth: An International Week to Support Whistleblowing

July 11 in Minnesota: Peacestock

June 24-28: World Beyond War Panel at U.S. Social Forum in San Jose, Calif., with David Hartsough and Jim Haber

June 25-28: World Beyond War Panel at U.S. Social Forum in Philadelphia, Penn., with Alice Slater, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, and Fran Foulkrod

August 4-22, Black Hills of South Dakota, Satyagraha Institute

August 6 – 9 in Santa Fe, NM: Campaign Nonviolence National Conference
(Aug 6 – Mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima with the annual sackcloth and ashes peace vigil and call for nuclear disarmament near the National Labs.
Aug 9 – Mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki with the annual sackcloth and ashes peace vigil and call for nuclear disarmament near the National Labs.)

August 6 in Hiroshima, Japan: “August 6, 2015 will be the 70th anniversary of the bombing [of Hiroshima]. Annually, there are events such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, with guest speakers, and the Lantern Floating Ceremony, in which lanterns float on the river as petitions for peace. Additional special events for the 70th anniversary are to be announced.”

August 9 in Nagasaki, Japan: [August 9, 2015 will be the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. Commemoration events are held annually and, as with Hiroshima, it is expected that additional special events for the 70th anniversary are to be announced.]

August 27 Chicago – David Swanson speaking

September 20 – 27: Everywhere: Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2015

November – date TBD in Nagasaki, Japan: Annual Pugwash Conference

More nuclear disarmament events here. (Thanks to Joe Scarry!)

Let us know about any event you’re planning.

If you’d like to help plan events, email events@worldbeyondwar.org

Sign the Declaration of Peace.

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