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It's Time to End War

...way past time. It isn't hard to agree that war is evil, a fact actually hard to deny, but many consider military force to be a necessary evil, essential for our security. The links below contest this view. Whatever purpose the war system might once have served, it has now become incompatible with human survival. War is immoral, and ending war should be a non-partisan proposition. Read with an open mind. It's more doable than you think and far safer.

War is no longer a necessary evil; it is only an evil.


World BEYOND War
A global movement
      to end all wars.
IMHO the most workable blueprint for ending war is A Global Security System: An Alternative to War, revised annually by World Beyond War. Other resources include campaigns to divest from the war machine and to close U.S. bases. Peace Education is an essential tool. ACPJ is a local affiliate of WBW.
See also AGSS and WBW on Facebook.
  
I follow and support bloggers David Swanson and Tom Engelhardt. David writes at War is a Crime and Let's Try Democracy. He is executive director of World Beyond War and author of War Is A Lie. Tom is curator of TomDispatch and author of A Nation Unmade by War.
Professor Erica Chenoweth is author of Civil Resistence: What Everyone Needs to Know.
Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice — Promoting peaceful and just relationships.
ACPJ is an association of individuals and groups committed to a culture of peace. We focus on peace and nonviolence, social justice, ecology. Along with coalition partners, we promote Arkansas Peace Week and other activities.
See also ACPJ group and page,
Peace Week group and page, and
PeaceWins on Facebook.
WAND
Building women's political power to advocate for security and peace with justice.
Women are central to shifting the militarized, patriarchal culture that leads to endless war and violence. WAND works to promote diplomacy and demilitarize U.S. foreign policy, especially nuclear nonproliferation, women's political empowerment, and resisting militarism. Arkansas WAND is a member of ACPJ.
See also AR WAND and WAND on Facebook.
Pax Christi USA
The National Catholic Peace Movement
Our initiatives for peace with justice are: Pax Christi Little Rock is a member of ACPJ.
See also Pax Christi Little Rock, USA, and
International on Facebook.
Friends Committee on National Legislation — advancing peace, justice, and opportunity.
FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to move policies forward. Nonpartisan Advocacy Teams are currently working for the repeal of the AUMF (locally, members of ACPJ).
See also FCNL on Facebook.
Campaign Nonviolence
Working for a new culture of nonviolence free from war, racism, poverty and environmental destruction.
For three decades, Pace e Bene has been taking action for nonviolent change. Now Campaign Nonviolence is connecting the dots through: See also Campaign Nonviolence on Facebook.
Code Pink — A women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, and redirect our tax dollars into life-affirming programs.
CODEPINK is not exclusively women — we invite non-binary, gender-non-conforming people, and men to join us. We are particularly eager to see mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters, female workers, students, teachers, healers, artists, writers, singers, poets and all outraged women rise up and oppose global militarism.
See also CODEPINK on Facebook.
Veterans for Peace
Exposing the true costs of war and militarism since 1985
Mission and Statement of Purpose: See also Veterans for Peace on Facebook.
The Hague Peace Projects
A collective of young professionals who act as catalysts for peace all over the world
We build communities of trust in places where division and fear between people is the norm. By creating safe spaces for dialogue, we establish new, unlikely connections and ultimately common ground between communities across all lines that keep people divided: religious, ethnic, national or political.
See also Hague Peace Projects on Facebook.
Amnesty International
We campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all
Fighting abuses of human rights worldwide:
Armed Conflict | Arms Control | Climate Change | Corporate Accountability | Death Penalty | Detention | Disappearances | Discrimination | Freedom of Expression | Indigenous Peoples | International Justice | Living in Dignity | Refugees, Asylum-Seekers & Migrants | Sexual and Reproductive Rights | Torture | United Nations | Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
See also Amnesty International (& USA) on Facebook.
International Peace
Bureau
— For a World without War
Founded in 1892, the IPB brought together peace societies in Europe and N.A. From 1901-1982 13 of IPB’s officers received the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as IPB itself. World War I and II saw a period of decline and rebirth. In 1963 there were 17 member organizations, now 186. In 2005, IPB launched Disarmament for Development.
See also IPB on Facebook.

WBW
CodePink
ACPJ
WAND
Pax Christi
Pax Christi Int
FCNL
Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Amnesty International
Veterans for Peace
Hague Appeal for Peace
Hague Projects
Albert Einstein Institution
AFSC
TNI
Carter Center
CPT
Citizens for Global Solutions
Carnegie Endowment
Coalition for Peace Action
Human Rights Watch
Multi-Track Diplomacy
The Peace Alliance
Waging Nonviolence
Int Criminal Court
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Inclusive Security
ICNC
ican
International Peace Bureau
Jewish Voice for Peace
Metta Center for Nonviolence
Nobel Women's Initiative
Nonviolence International
Campaign Nonviolence
Nonviolent Peaceforce
NukeWatch
Quincy Institute
Oxfam
Patrir
Peace Brigades International
Peace and Justice Action League
Peace Direct
The Peace PEOPLE
Ploughshares Fund
Rotarian
KAICIID
Tanenbaum
IPPNW
ICANW
economics and peace
Aliance for Nuclear Accountability
prevent
peace memorial
Alliance
Human Rights
WPC