Dozens of #NoNewFighterJets protests took place across Canada this week calling on the government to cancel their planned purchase of 88 new war planes.
A friend asked if I could “refute” an article about drones published by “Responsible Statecraft,” and I’m not really sure I can. If an article were to oppose certain types of rape or torture or animal cruelty or environmental destruction but build in the assumption that one simply must have those things, albeit reformed versions of them, I couldn’t refute the need to oppose the particular atrocities
The Nobel Committee has yet again awarded a peace prize that violates the will of Alfred Nobel and the purpose for which the prize was created, selecting recipients who blatantly are not “the person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses.”
A “No Militarization of Space Act”—which would abolish the new U.S. Space Force—has been introduced in the U.S. Congress.
Prominent London-based international magazine “The Economist” published an article entitled “Call me maybe” (on their website, “The military draft is making a comeback”).
The New Zealand Government’s announced continuation of its anti-nuclear policy, which will ban any future Australian nuclear submarines from entering New Zealand waters or ports, has been welcomed by long term peace activists, the International Affairs and Disarmament Committee of the Aotearoa /New Zealand Peace Foundation.
World BEYOND War was proud to launch a new four-part anti-war platform for the 2021 Canadian federal election alongside 40 groups in the Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network.