What Does the U.S. Public Think of Its Government Arming and Bombing the World?

Data for Progress for quite a while appeared to be yet another U.S. PEP group (Progressive Except for Peace). They were producing useful polling reports on all sorts of topics as if 96% of humanity didn’t exist. Foreign policy just couldn’t be found. They told me they were just getting around to it. You still can’t find it from the homepage of their website (or at least it’s beyond my navigational skills), but Data for Progress read more

New Film About Armistice Day Wins Award

Armistice 100 Santa Cruz, a new film below was accepted by the Santa Cruz Film Festival, had a good turnout for the showing, and won an award for best “Spirit in Action!” The film features David Swanson of World BEYOND War discussing Armistice Day.

ARMISTICE100 SANTA CRUZ, documents the efforts of Santa Cruz Veterans For Peace Chapter 11, Armistice100 SC, and VFW Post 5888, to honor the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018. It’s a musically infused, inspiring, read more

The Nobel Committee Is Doing Better

The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize was right not to give the prize to Greta Thunberg, who deserves the highest prizes available, but not one created to fund the work of abolishing war and militaries. That cause ought to be central to the work of protecting the climate, but it is not. The question of why no young person working to abolish war is given access to television networks ought to be raised.

The vision that Bertha von Suttner and Alfred Nobel had for the peace prize — read more