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Explosives found near multiple nuclear power plants — Fire and explosion reported

August 23, 2017

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Explosives found near multiple nuclear power plants — Fire and explosion reported — Large bomb just hundreds of feet from reactor site — Military squads called in (VIDEO)
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What happened at the Democracy Convention – What’s Next

August 8, 2017

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Sept. 16 Flotilla to the Pentagon: sign up so we know who needs a boat.

Sept. 22-24 No War 2017: War and the Environment conference: check out the new speakers and reserve a spot.

The Democracy Convention was incredible!

Here are a few videos and transcripts:

Hiroshima Haunting Video

Hiroshima Haunting Text

Law vs. War: Scott Shapiro and David Swanson on Kellogg-Briand Video

Ending the Nuclear Nightmare Video

You Cannot Begin a Crime in Good Faith Text

Getting to Peace Through Local Governments Text

Prosecuting Famine Creation Text

The Case for Abolishing War with David Swanson and Medea Benjamin Video

Do the People Want War? Leah Bolger and Norman Solomon Video

Why We Can and Must End Our Greatest Crime Text

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72nd Hiroshima Anniversary

August 6, 2017

Move toward a maternal civilization

August 3, 2017

Move toward a maternal civilization

Attachments8:07 PM (33 minutes ago)

to mitsu
Dear Friends,

In the newly reshuffled Cabinet,Ms.Seiko Noda,Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications,
draws special attention as a most promising female statesman potentially capable of assuming the highest post.

I am sending you the video of my speech at the Symposium of May 12 at the UN University,in view of the positive
reactions so far received.The law of history refered to at the end seems to remain in force. (I am the 7th speaker)

Mitsuhei Murata
Former Ambassador to Switzerland


Dear Friends,

I am sending you the text of my speech made at the Fuji Declaration Symposium
held at the UN University on 12 May.
I have attached some photos taken on that occasion.
It is ecouraging to note that newly established maternal organizations like
“Rising Wemen,Rising World”of Ms. Scilla Elworthty and “the Soul of Women”
of Ms.Masami Saionji allow us to witness the commenced shift from the current paternal civilization
to a maternal one.Women will be playing a major role in achieving the shift of priority from economy
to life,the very lesson of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

With warmest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata
Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland

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Speech at the Symposium of May 12,2017.docxAAA

No War: New Study & Action Guide

July 31, 2017


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Attend #NoWar2017! Or plan your own event, or watch the livestream. Participants in the Sept. 22-24 conference in Washington, D.C., will receive copies of the new edition of A Global Security System and be there for the launch of our new Study & Action Guide (see below). Here are few of the many people who will be there:

Coming soon from World Beyond War!

STUDY WAR NO MORE: A Concerned Citizens Study & Action Guide for “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War”

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Study War No More is an online learning tool developed by World Beyond War intended for those concerned with pursuing alternative possibilities to the general futility of war as a means to pursuing peace. It provides guided inquiries and suggests practical actions for students and citizens to understand the nature of “the war system” and the possibilities for its transformation to an authentic “global security system” pursued via peaceful means.

Study War No More is intended to support and expand World Beyond War’s landmark publication: A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS). Now in its second edition (2016), AGSS will be continually updated to reflect global changes and emergent thinking on approaches to peace and security. AGSS is a required resource for Study War No More.

Coming Soon: Sign-up for Updates! Public Launch in DC at No War 2017 Conference!

Study War No More will launch very soon. Visit and submit your email to be notified when the site goes live!

A public launch will take place at World Beyond War’s No War 2017 Conference — War and the Environment, Sept. 22-24 at American University in Washington, D.C.. Come join us at this important conference addressing how the antiwar and environmental movements can work together.

Who is Study War No More for?
Study War No More is designed for a wide range of audiences. It is appropriate and adaptable for use in or with: upper-level secondary school classes (history, social studies); undergraduate and graduate peace studies programs; community groups; activist groups; faith-based groups; local, state or national government officials; and family dinner time conversation.

Study and Action Partners: Learning directly from the pioneers
We think its important to learn directly from those leaders who are pioneering alternative approaches to security. They’ve laid the foundations for an alternative system and provide inspiration for action. This is why each discussion topic of Study War No More will features a short introductory video from “study and action partner organizations” who are leading global thinkers and doers on the issues and approaches being explored. The work of our partners is also featured in each lesson.

Encouraging dialogue and action!
While there is significant research and experimentation on alternative approaches to security, we are far from having all the necessary knowledge to address the problematique of violence between and amongst nations and peoples. Study War No More recognizes that new thinking and knowledge must be developed if we are to overcome a culture of war. The more who participate in this collective inquiry and dialogue the more likely we are to find appropriate solutions. Study War No More also encourages learners to formulate their own solutions and map out systems for common security – we believe this approach is more likely to encourage ownership and political action to bring these systems into being. Citizen action is absolutely essential for the transformation of the present system.

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(社説)憲法70年 「原発と人権」問い直す

July 23, 2017
































朝日新聞 天声人語・社説

朝日新聞 天声人語・社説別ウインドウで開きます
朝日新聞の社説を「The Asahi Shimbun AJW」掲載の英文と比較して読むことで、時事英語のトレーニングができます。英文タイピングの練習機能もついています。

(社説)憲法70年 「原発と人権」問い直す
被災者に声、進まない皇后さま 警察官もあきらめた
海水浴場でサメ30匹を確認 茨城・日立
メラニアさん、デモ激化でホテル出られず 観光を断念
「長瀬(智也)と大野(智)っていうのはほぼ天才」「岡田(准一)や二宮(和也)は素直に凄い」「滝沢(秀明)にはウチのリフォームを(笑)」東山紀之がジャニーズに受け継がれる魂と後輩について熱く語る! (&M)
強火が生み出す、豪快な皮と甘く繊細な生地の二重奏/YAKICHI (&w)

働く男のネイビージャケット チェックジャケット編 (アエラスタイルマガジン)

パリが嫉妬する!? 『ブリヂストン美術館の名品』展 (T JAPAN)

ネットワーク1・17(2017/7/23) 災害に備えるタイムライン 松尾一郎さんのお話

July 23, 2017

 九州北部豪雨災害、避難の情報の問題もあり、気象災害で、あらかじめ予測される被害時間からさかのぼり、対策や行動を時系列で組み立てるタイムラインという考えがあり、NPO法人CeMI環境・防災研究所( )副所長の松尾一郎さんのお話がありました。

House Panel Votes to Debate Post-9/11 Blank Check for War

July 13, 2017

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“The head of Air Combat Command says one mistake by a pilot in an advanced warplane could mean an unintended escalation in Syria.”

Last fall the U.S. violation of the ceasefire in Syria was no accident.

The U.S. is seriously risking an accidental or intentional catastrophic military clash with Russia in Syria.

Click here to join a social media Thunderclap.

Click here to sign a petition to get the American military out of Syrian skies.

House Panel Votes to Debate Post-9/11 Blank Check for War

Talk Nation Radio: Nick Mottern on Air War Victims and Armed Drones

Why We’re Kayaking to the Pentagon, and Why You Should Join Us

Major Mistake Found in Congressional Creation of Space Army

G20 Protests Erupt; “#WTF” Silicon Valley Democrats

122 Nations Create Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Silicon Oligarchs Should Save Themselves, Not Us

Rahm Emanuel Imposes Military Draft on Chicago

De-Authorize the Use of Military Force

Talk Nation Radio: Rob Kall on Bottom-Up Governance

Rob Kall Bottom Up Show: David Swanson June 2017

A message from the U.S. to Iran

U.S. War Justification Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Against Ignoring the KKK

Crackpot Criminality From Abu Through Zubaydah

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We’re kayaking to the Pentagon and you can come

July 10, 2017

One week before the #NoWar2017: War and the Environment conference, World Beyond War will work with the Backbone Campaign and other allies to organize a flotilla for the environment and peace, bringing kayaktivism to Washington, D.C. Pentagon war making is a leading cause of world-wide environmental degradation.

WHEN: 9 a.m. ET Saturday, September 16, 2017

WHERE: The Pentagon Lagoon right in front of the Pentagon.

Click here to learn more and sign up.


We’re adding exciting speakers and partners for the #NoWar2017 conference at American University on September 22-24. Learn more and sign up.

Contact us so that we can help you plan an event where you are!


Check out the incredible line up of speakers that has come together for the Democracy Convention at the University of Minnesota, August 2-6. Learn more and sign up.

Two days left to get the ideal t-shirts to wear for the flotilla or any other event. Buy yours.

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122 Nations Ban Nuclear Weapons

July 9, 2017




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122 Nations Create Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

On Friday the United Nations concluded the creation of the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in over 20 years, and the first treaty ever to ban all nuclear weapons. While 122 nations voted yes, the Netherlands voted no, Singapore abstained, and numerous nations didn’t show up at all.

The Netherlands, I’m told by Alice Slater, was compelled by public pressure on its parliament to show up. I don’t know what Singapore’s problem is. But the world’s nine nuclear nations, various aspiring nuclear nations, and military allies of nuclear nations boycotted.

The only nuclear country that had voted yes to begin the process of treaty-drafting now completed was North Korea. That North Korea is open to a world without nuclear weapons should be fantastic news to numerous U.S. officials and media pundits apparently suffering traumatic fear of a North Korean attack — or it would be fantastic news if the United States were not the leading advocate for expanded development, proliferation, and threat of the use of nuclear weapons. The U.S. ambassador even staged a press conference to denounce this treaty when its drafting was initiated.

Our job now, as citizens of this hapless world, is to lobby every government — including the Netherlands’ — to join and ratify the treaty. While it falls short on nuclear energy, it is a model law on nuclear weapons that sane human beings have been waiting for since the 1940s. Check it out:

Each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to:

(a) Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

(b) Transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly or indirectly;

(c) Receive the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices directly or indirectly;

(d) Use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

(e) Assist, encourage or induce, in any way, anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;

(f) Seek or receive any assistance, in any way, from anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;

(g) Allow any stationing, installation or deployment of any nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices in its territory or at any place under its jurisdiction or control.

Not bad, huh?

Of course this treaty will have to be expanded to include all nations. And the world will have to develop a respect for international law. Some nations, including North Korea and Russia and China, may be quite reluctant to give up their nuclear weapons even if the United States does so, as long as the United States maintains such enormous dominance in terms of non-nuclear military capacities and its pattern of launching aggressive wars. That’s why this treaty has to be part of a broader agenda of demilitarization and war abolition.

But this treaty is a big step in the right direction. When 122 countries declare something illegal, it is illegal on earth. That means investments in it are illegal. Complicity with it is illegal. Defense of it is shameful. Academic collaboration with it is disreputable. In other words, we have launched into a period of stigmatizing as something less than acceptable the act of preparing to annihilate all life on earth. And as we do that for nuclear war, we can build the groundwork for doing the same for all war.

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