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How to Build an Alternative Global Security System
World BEYOND War now offers a 16-page summary version of our book “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS)” in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Serbo-Croatian. Coming soon: Arabic, Italian and Russian! You can access and download the summary versions here for free. The unabridged version of the book is available for purchase in several formats (pdf, ebook, print, audio-book) here.

NoWar2019: Pathways to Peace
When we gather in Limerick, Ireland, on October 5th and 6th, plans include participatory discussions and strategy sessions on divestment, youth activism and peace in schools, art creation, activism to end the war on Afghanistan, closing bases to protect the environment, and using music to build the movement. There will also be a rally and an open-mic session. We want your input! Learn more and register. Early-bird prices end August 1st.

Episode #6: World BEYOND War Podcast
In this month’s podcast episode, we are continuing to emphasize the “culture of peace” with this roundtable interview featuring two literary novelists, Roxana Robinson and Dawn Tripp. Listen here.

The Role of Global Civil Society in Achieving & Supporting Global Peace and Security
Study and Action Partner Cora Weiss has spent her life in the movements for human rights, civil rights, women’s empowerment and peace. She is President of the Hague Appeal for Peace that brought 10,000 people together, in May 1999, for the largest civil society peace conference in history. She was also one of the organizers of the June 12, 1982 nuclear disarmament rally that gathered more than 1,000,000 people in NYC’s Central Park. Watch this new video and use the new discussion guide.

U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the “National Defense Authorization Act” introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of every foreign military base or foreign military operation. World BEYOND War had flooded Congressional offices with the demand for Yes votes.

Now, as the House and Senate reconcile their two versions of the bill, they need to know that we want this amendment left in it. Learn more. If you are from the U.S., click here to email your Congress Members.

Can we put a peace billboard in your town?

We’ve put up a lot of billboards! But, increasingly, around the world, billboard and other big advertising companies are declaring that any message for peace is “political” and forbidden. If you can find a company in your town that will accept billboards or public transportation ads for peace, please let us know.

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn

What kinds of volunteer activities do you help with?

I’m a social media intern. So, I schedule Facebook posts for times when our international followers will be able to interact. I also keep an eye on our Twitter. I track our analytics to see what is working, and I try to keep everything up-to-date with current events.

Read Carolyn’s story.

Use this graphic

Signers of the peace pledge should post this graphic everywhere.

Be Sociable: Join Us on Social Media
Join the discussion on the World BEYOND War discussion listserve. Find us on Facebook. Tweet at us on Twitter. See what’s happening on Instagram. Our videos are on Youtube.

Invite a World BEYOND War Speaker
World BEYOND War has speakers available around the world. See them here. World BEYOND War Executive Director David Swanson’s upcoming speaking events include:

Poulsbo, WA, Aug. 4.

Seattle, WA, Aug. 4.

Surrey, BC, Aug. 5.

Vancouver, BC, Aug. 5.

Seattle, WA, Aug. 6.

Chicago, IL, Aug. 27

Evansville, IN, Sep. 26

Milano, Italia, Oct. 3

Limerick, Ireland, Oct. 5-6

Find more events here.

New Fact Sheet Series!
We’re excited to announce our new fact sheet series outlining the reasons why we should abolish war. The fact sheets are designed as printable handouts that can be used for tabling events, grassroots lobbying meetings, and much more.

News from Around the World

Abolish Terrorist Agencies

A Fateful Tug of War

US Says Trudeau Adopts “America First” Foreign Policy, Media Ignores It

Exceptionally Insulated

Southeast Asia Was Hit By a Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called the United States

Talk Nation Radio: Jeff Ostler on Surviving Genocide

Ten Foreign Policy Questions for US Presidential Candidates

Max Blumenthal Drops By The Largest US Military Air Base in Latin America

US Conference of Mayors In Hawaii Delivers Resolution On Nuclear Weapons

The End of Humanitarian Intervention? A Debate at the Oxford Union With Historian David Gibbs and Michael Chertoff

Divestment via Public Banking

Operation Condor Killers Were Trained at US Army School

The 70th Anniversary of NATO

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