Tuesday, November 25, 2014

World Beyond War

From the organizers at World Beyond War. . we cannot afford to continue maintaining the institution of war. We now have the support of people from 88 countries, which shows that our mission truly resonates around the world.
The core team of World Beyond War organizers have accomplished a good deal on a shoestring budget and hundreds of volunteer hours. Some examples are:
  • Over 20,000 people have joined our email list, and over 8,000 have signed our pledge, as have almost 200 organizations
  • Notable signatories such as Mairead Maguire, Noam Chomsky, Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin, and Johan Galtung
  • Public speaking at multiple events
  • Comprehensive website
  • Growing global speakers bureau
  • Assisted numerous campaigns and actions by allied groups
  • Created popular resources including a calendar of historical and current peace events, maps of militarism on earth, and evidence supported talking points on topics of war and peace
  • Built alliances within the broader peace movement to move it in the direction of opposing all war from a global perspective, rather than only opposing particular wars
  • Ongoing media and social media information and education on current wars and viable nonviolent alternatives
We have now reached a point that in order to expand our outreach globally and move forward to developing campaigns and actions that can work towards the eradication of war, we need your financial assistance.
At World Beyond War we know that the majority of people in this world want war to end. We believe it is possible, but we know that it won’t be easy, and it won’t happen quickly. But the good news is that we are in this for the long haul—we just need you to stand with us to make it happen.
Billions of dollars of taxpayer money are spent on war…will you spend $1 a day to end it? A recurring donation of $30 a month will go a long ways towards helping us meet our basic financial needs. 
If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to World Beyond War/AFGJ, and mail it to: AFGJ 225 E. 26th St. #1, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA.
Every donation, no matter how small, is needed and appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of a World Beyond War. Together we can eradicate war forever.
In peace and solidarity,
The World Beyond War Team

Sign the Declaration of Peace.





There is no honor in having been part of something that is wrong. 
- Donald Duncan 


Here are some veterans to love and honor this Veterans Day:


Donald Duncan, who resigned from the Green Berets in protest of the Vietnam War
 
Dr. Howard Levy, who was imprisoned for refusing to train Green Berets troops in Vietnam
 
Oliver Hirsch and the Nine for Peace, who refused deployment to Vietnam
 
Keith Mather, Randy Rowland, and the Presidio 27, who were charged with treason for protesting the murder of an inmate in the Presidio Stockade
 
Susan Schnall, who dropped thousands of antiwar leaflets over her base in San Francisco
 
Elder Halim Gullahbemi and the Ft. Hood 43, African American soldiers jailed for resisting being sent to Chicago to attack demonstrators at the Democratic National Convention
 
Carl Dix and the Ft. Lewis Six, jailed in federal prison for refusing deployment to Vietnam
 
Louis Font, who went from a career officer studying at Harvard to federal prison for refusing deployment to Vietnam
 
John Huyler and Ron McMahan, Navy officers who led a campaign to keep the aircraft carrier USS Constellation from returning to Vietnam
 
Tom Bernard and the WORMS (We Openly Resist Military Stupidity), who, assigned to send “bomb damage” reports to Washington, did all they could to resist the Vietnam War
 
Terry Whitmore, who joined the untold numbers of GIs who deserted the Vietnam War
 
Jerry Lembcke, who exposed and debunked the myth of protesters spitting on Vietnam Vets
 
Dave Cline and the thousands of active duty soldiers, sailors and marines who wrote and distributed hundreds of underground GI newspapers and built an antiwar movement that massively disrupted the military and played a huge role in ending the Vietnam War
 
The Vietnam Veterans Against the War who exposed the imperial, genocidal nature of the Vietnam War and hurled their medals onto the Capital steps
 
The Iraq Veterans Against the War who exposed the imperial, genocidal nature of the Iraq War and hurled their medals at a NATO summit
 
Camilo Mejia and all of the Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers who have refused deployment to those wars
 
Chelsea Manning
 
 
And that’s just to name a few.
 
 
Honor those who deserve the gratitude of humanity
 
 
 
 





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