Click here for an interactive 3D visualization of U.S. military bases worldwide, using three.js. (Alternative location is here.) The visualization includes data from 1746 bases. About 700 of the base are in U.S. states and territories; the rest are on foreign soil. The data comes from public sources and is approximate; it does not cover […]
This is a 3d visualization of U.S. military bases worldwide. The data is approximate and does not cover all bases. Source of data: https://public.opendatasoft.com/explore/dataset/military-bases/export/ https://worldbeyondwar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/basesabroad.xlsx https://worldbeyondwar.org/bases/ Suggestions for improvements?
In the 1960s, anti-war music, rock music, and folk music transformed culture and helped bring an end to the Vietnam War. Nowadays, there seems to be too little popular music about social justice and peace. The costs of war are largely hidden from people. Films cover war mostly as entertainment. Soldiers are treated as heroes […]
Rep. Adam Smith spoke at a meeting of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about arms control, nuclear arms non-proliferation, and President Trump’s withdrawal from international treaties. Smith said we need to modernize our nuclear weapons, but we should not intend to use them tactically, as some people do Perhaps one leg of the […]
Here is a list of the 16 MOCs who signed a letter to Pompeo opposing existing sanctions against Venezuela: https://khanna.house.gov/sites/khanna.house.gov/files/Venezuela%20Letter%20March%202019.pdf And here are the 69 cosponsors of H.R. 1004, to prohibit the use of force by the U.S.against Venezuela: H.R.1004 – Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act. Only Merkley, Sanders and Coons have sponsored […]
At the state party meeting in Pasco last weekend, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee passed a resolution calling for Rep. Adam Smith, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, to work to lower military spending. The resolution’s THEREFORE clause reads: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, call on […]
Common Dreams is reporting that the Democrats in Congress appear ready to give into most of Donald Trump’s request for a $750 billion defense budget. From ‘Military Keynesianism is Back!’: Democrats and Trump Agree on Pentagon Increase, Quibble on Details: The Democrats proposed $733 billion budget would give the military most of what it wants […]
An abundance of progressive legislation is being introduced in the House of Representatives, setting the stage for eventual passage, when the Democrats take back control of the Senate. Thanks to Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Bernie Sanders and years of advocacy by health care activists, single-payer healthcare is coming closer to reality. As of Februrary, 2019 there […]
The Hill is reporting that House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) has released a statement in opposition to US intervention in Venezuela: “I do worry about the president’s saber rattling, his hints that U.S. military intervention remains an option. I want to make clear to our witnesses and to anyone else watching: U.S. […]
https://worldbeyondwar.org/ It kinda reminds me of George W Bush’s war on evil: too ambitious. I’d be happy with a significant lessening of war. But maybe that’s the wrong way to look at.