Video: Bahrain 10 Years After

10 years after the Bahraini government violently cracked down on mass pro-democracy protests in February 2011, the country remains riven by levels of unrest, political crisis, and human rights violations. Bahrainis continue to protest and demonstrate almost nightly, continuing their calls for greater political and economic freedoms as well as greater respect for human, civil, and political rights. The government continues to meet these read more

10 Key Points on Ending Wars

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1. Victories that are only partial are not fictional.

When a ruler, like Biden, finally announces the end of a war, like the war on Yemen, it is as important to recognize what it does mean as what it doesn’t. It doesn’t mean the U.S. military and U.S.-made weapons will vanish from the region or be replaced by actual aid or reparations (as opposed to “lethal aid” — a product that’s usually high on people’s read more

Despite Yemen Exit, Bipartisan Push For New Cold War Continues

From By Any Means Necessary

Biden declares end of “offensive support” for Yemen war; Election could return Ecuador to left; NHL teams cancel games amid COVID outbreak

In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by David Swanson, activist, journalist, radio host, Executive Director of World Beyond War and author of the new book “Leaving World War II Behind,” to discuss the Biden administration’s announcement that the US government read more

Kärnvapenfronten rör på sig / The Nuclear Front is Moving!

By Mikael Böök and David Swanson, HBL, February 6, 2021

Scroll down for, first the Swedish as published in the Finnish newspaper HBL, and then the English.

På kärnvapenfronten råder verkligen inget lugn! Tvärtom pågår sedan år tillbaka en ny kapprustningsrunda baserad på nya teknologier. Om detta fortsatta vansinne omges av en skenbar stillhet beror det på att medierna har glömt att rapportera om det för att i stället rikta uppmärksamhet på klimatkrisen, skriver kärnvapenmotståndarna read more

Yemen Yes! Now Afghanistan!

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, February 4, 2021

If the U.S. government follows through on what President Joe Biden said today about Yemen, that war’s days are numbered.

If the rest of us learn the appropriate lessons, the war on Afghanistan should start picking out a tomb stone.

Biden said the U.S. military was ceasing to participate in the war on Yemen, and that the United States would be ending any “relevant arms sales.”

Making sure those statements are held true in the ordinary sense read more

U.S. Should Pay Iran Reparations

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, Febuary 4, 2021

Why would I say such an outrageous, treasonous, delusional, OBVIOUSLY-funded-by-Putin thing? Am I hoping to enrage war-crazed sadists who’ve seen too much television “news”?

Not at all. I want them to still be around when I say that it would actually be preferable for the United States to pay reparations to the entire rest of the earth.

Well, then, why would I say such a thing, and exactly what type of mental disorder would allow read more

Increasingly Bold Israel Begins Building Settlements In Downtown Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—In a move that shocked and angered city residents, including families that have called the area home for centuries, an increasingly bold Israel announced Tuesday that it had begun building settlements for its citizens in downtown Charlottesville, VA. “Our High Planning Committee has approved 1,200 new Israeli homes in Charlottesville’s central business district and will soon move forward with plans to expand into the nearby Vinegar Hill and Belmont neighborhoods as well,” read more