Smedley Butler’s Speech Against War in Charlottesville in 1937

I didn’t know until recently that Smedley Butler had ever been to my town. Then I heard that he’d spoken at the University of Virginia here in Charlottesville in 1937. The University of Virginia had the speech tucked away in its stacks and was kind enough to dig it out. It’s pasted below.

If you haven’t heard of Smedley Butler and don’t know why he’s a major hero to Veterans for Peace and peace advocates in general (as well as having been a Major General), I read more

For the First Time in My Life I’m Against Impeaching the President

I had hoped to make the above statement after electing a president whom I did not consider a vile mass-murderous warmongering climate-destroying threat to humanity. I’m saying it early. I’m saying it while Trump is president.

But I’m not saying it because I’ve come to share any of the common views of the matter. I do not think it matters more who is president than whether presidents can be held accountable, so I’m read more

Antiwar Billboards Are Up in Ireland

Limerick, Ireland, now has billboards up at Clare Street, John Street, John Street in Waterford, and Dublin Road in Singland. The billboards are part of the promotion of an upcoming global antiwar conference and rally. They’re also part of a global campaign by World BEYOND War to spread peace and antiwar messages everywhere. Here are images:

Of course, we use other means of promotion, such as bulletin boards, too:

But it’s billboards that grab people’s attention.

Here’s one we put up in New read more

Limerick at Peace

Green Ireland has a peaceful blue sky.
Shannon Airport’s full of war planes; Here’s why.
When Emperor Trump
Tells Ireland to Jump
Ireland bows down and asks him “How high?”

Neutral Ireland takes no part in war
Except that troops carry weapons galore
Through the airport at Shannon
While mass slaughters they’re planning
For far off from their two-dollar

Do you want to hear more?

If you ask me the Irish know better.
They’ve seen dead that could not have been deader.
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Upcoming Event in Milano, Italy

Associazione per un mondo senza guerre CNGNN

Invitano al dibattito

BASI USA/NATO: DIFESA O PERICOLO?

Giovedì 3 ottobre 2019 Ore 18 – 21,30 Centro Concetto Marchesi Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 6 MILANO

Parteciperanno:

David Swanson – World BEYOND War

autore, attivista, giornalista e conduttore radiofonico. Direttore esecutivo di WorldBeyondWar.org e coordinatore della campagna per RootsAction.org. Candidato al premio Nobel per la pace nel 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Ha ricevuto il Premio per la read more

Zombie Zombie Zombie

CNN is outraged that Trump was too friendly with Russians, supposedly endangering an honorable spy snooping into the Russian government.

The New York Times doesn’t want any peace settlements in Afghanistan that could involve “getting in bed with killers swathed in American blood.”

U.S. mercenaries who murdered a bunch of people in Iraq have had their sentences reduced because they did it in a war.

The United States just accidentally dropped white phosphorus on itself.

The Pentagon would like read more