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“War does not determine who is right - only who is left.”

— Bertrand Russel

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“Wars are poor chisels for carving our peaceful tomorrows.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

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“If we don't end war, war will end us.”

— H.G. Wells

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“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

— Albert Einstein

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“It is for the benefit of mankind to mitigate the horrors of war as much as possible.”

— Thomas Jefferson

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“War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. It's very natures is one of tragedy and suffering.”

— Dalai Lama

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Why is North Korea firing so many missiles – and should the West be worried?

Seoul, South Korea Tensions are running high in the Korean Peninsula, as the United States and its allies respond to North Korea’s flurry of recent missile tests – including one that flew over neighboring Japan without warning. North Korea has fired six missiles in the past two weeks – a prolific number, even in a year that has seen the highest number of launches since leader Kim Jong Un took power in 2011.
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Water Problems in Syria Give Rise to Deadly Cholera Outbreak

The highly contagious disease has spread quickly in the country’s north, where millions of people displaced by a decade-long war are living, and many rely on untreated water from rivers…
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Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities

Iranians fed up with oppressive rules and a battered economy have faced bullets, tear gas and arrests to demand an end to the Islamic Republic’s rule. By Farnaz Fassihi Published Sept. 24,…
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Fact Sheet

  • The United States defense budget for the fiscal year of 2021 is $767 billion.
    National Defense Budget
  • At least 900,000 people have been killed by direct violence in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan. More than 310,000 civilians have been killed in the fighting since 2001.
    Brown University
  • The U.S. post-9/11 wars have forcibly displaced at least 37 million people in and from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya and Syria.
    Brown University
  • Since the formation of the United States, it has spent $9,756,127,206,075 on wars ranging from Revolutionary War to current conflict.
    Congressional Research Service
  • The cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syrian total about $6.4 trillion. This does not include future interest costs on borrowing for the wars, which will add an estimated $8 trillion in the next 40 years.
    Brown University

Some Major Global Conflict Problems in 2022...

  • Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • Ethiopian civil war
  • Taliban takeover of Afghanistan
  • Israeli and Palestinian conflict
  • Haitian political, environmental turmoil
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ANSWER Coalition is an Anti War movement centered on the U.S. Invasion of the Middle East. Millions of people participate in their marches and demonstrations. A distinguishing feature of the organization, contrasting most U.S. Peace movements is it's uncompromising support in defense of the rights of the Palestinian people. ANSWER has mobilized against the illegal coup and UN occupation of Haiti, against the illegal blockade of Cuba, and the illegal 'regime change' war on Libya.

In recent years, March Forward!, an affiliate of the ANSWER Coalition, has brought together anti-war veterans and active-duty service members to fight for their rights and oppose U.S. wars of aggression.

ANSWER has played an important role in the fight against racist and religious profiling, in support of immigrant and workers’ rights, and for economic and social justice for all. Our members are engaged in a range of struggles, from the local battles against police brutality to the international campaigns against militarism and war.

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The United States’ oldest secular pacifist organization, the War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Our work for nonviolent revolution has spanned decades and been shaped by the new visions and strategies of each generation’s peacemakers. Their pledge includes striving for the removal of all causes of war, including racism, sexism, and all forms of exploitation. War Resisters League achieves this through education, organizing, strategy, and direct action.

Some of the War Resisters League current work is a campaign to end police militarization, and educating its members its history, direction, and strategies.

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

Founded in fall 2002 as a grassroots effort to prevent the US war on Iraq, they continue to organize for justice for Iraqis, to hold war criminals accountable, and to end and prevent other U.S. wars and regime change efforts. They actively oppose U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, N. Korea, Cuba, and more, the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, and the prosecution of whistle-blowers. They support Palestinian rights, diplomacy, and growing local peace economies. Their flagship campaign is Divest from the War Machine to divest from companies that derive their profits from U.S. military interventions, the global arms trade, and the militarization of U.S. streets.

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The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam War, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Where to Watch: YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV

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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Where to Watch: Vimeo, Films for Action

A documentary film that takes a comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq War and its occupation of the country. From award winning film producer Charles H. Ferguson, this film was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

Where to Watch: Tubi, Hulu, HBO Max

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