By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 20, 2020
Thus far, people in 187 countries have signed this pledge:
“I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, siphoning resources from life-affirming activities. I commit to engage in and support nonviolent efforts to end all war and preparations for war and to create a sustainable and just peace.”
You can sign it too, at https://worldbeyondwar.org/sign
People who sign it have the option of checking various boxes to indicate how they’d most like to get involved in working for peace.
The result is not, as critics will be quick to point out, immediate peace. The result is a huge number of people, organized by location and interest area, working to end war. The result is chapters