No War 2016 Summit in Washington, DC — Real Security Without Terrorism

September 22nd, 2016 - by admin

World Beyond War, Code Pink, International Peace Bureau, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Jane Addams Peace Association, Veterans For Peace, United for Peace and Justice and many others – 2016-09-22 20:41:11

“No War 2016” Summit in Washington, DC
Real Security Without Terrorism

World Beyond War and friends

The historic #NoWar2016 conference — which is being convened at the American University in Washington, DC from September 23-25 — is full to capacity, but you can still sign up here to be part of the protest at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. on September 26, 2016. You can sign up for the protest at the Pentagon on September 26th here.

Join the No War Conference Live Online. All Friday and Saturday events will be livestreamed at and videos posted there within three days after.



World Beyond War is planning a big event in Washington, D.C., in September 2016, just after the International Day of Peace, including a conference on Friday September 23 through Sunday September 25.

We’re also working with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), which is planning a nonviolent activism training and planning session on the 25th and a nonviolent action in D.C. on Monday morning September 26th, with support from Campaign Nonviolence.

As the war system keeps societies in a state of permawar, we have reached a stage in human history at which we can say with confidence that there are better and more effective alternatives. Of course we know the question: “You say you are against war, but what’s the alternative?”

This event will develop answers to that question, building on World Beyond War’s publication A Global Security System: An Alternative to War. (A second edition will be published before the conference and we welcome all input!)

The event will feature sessions focused on such topics as:
* Strategies to End War
* Ending War and Patriarchy
* Remaking the Mass Media for Peace
* Capitalism and transition to Peace Economy
* The Racism of War
* Promoting Peace Begins With Abolishing War
* War Isn’t Working, and It Isn’t Necessary: Why we need complete abolition, even of humanitarian wars
* Diplomacy, Aid, and Nonviolent Peacekeeping and Protection
* Disarmament, and Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
* Closing Bases
* Protecting the Environment from War by Ending War
* Changing War Culture to Peace Culture
* International Law. Can War Makers Be Held Accountable? Can We Achieve Truth and Reconciliation?
* Demonstrations, Direct Action, Resistance and Counter-Recruitment
* Untold History of the United States
* Nonviolent Action: Getting to Work
* Bringing United States into the International Criminal Court
* Resistance, Ending the Draft, Countering Recruitment, Creating Free College
* Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
* Freeing Palestine
* Young People Organizing for Peace
* Improving the Alternative Global Security Strategy
* Building Friendship Between the United States and Russia

World Beyond War is working with our allies to plan similar events focused on alternatives to war the same week in other parts of the world. Please contact us to help plan such events. One is already planned for September 24 in Berlin, Germany, during which people will watch a livestream of the Washington, D.C., event, on

Also, in connection with this, US whistleblowers will deliver to the German government a petition from, World Beyond War, and others urging the closure of Ramstein Airbase (yes, also being delivered to the U.S. government).

Meanwhile, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) will hold and livestream an event on September 24 (late on the night of the 23rd Washington, D.C., time).

Speakers committed to being part of the events in Washington, D.C., include:
Dennis Kucinich, Kathy Kelly, Miriam Pemberton, David Vine, Kozue Akibayashi, Harvey Wasserman, Jeff Bachman, Peter Kuznick, Medea Benjamin, Maurice Carney, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, David Hartsough, Pat Elder, John Dear, Mel Duncan, Kimberley Phillips, Ira Helfand, Darakshan Raja, Bill Fletcher Jr., Lindsey German (by video), Maria Santelli, Mark Engler, Maja Groff, Robert Fantina, Barbara Wien, Jodie Evans, Odile Hugonot Haber, Gar Alperovitz, Sam Husseini, Christopher Simpson, Brenna Gautam, Patrick Hiller, Mubarak Awad, Michelle Kwak, John Washburn, Bruce Gagnon, David Cortright, Michael McPhearson, Gareth Porter, John Reuwer, Pat Alviso, Larry Wilkerson, Thomas Drake, Larry Johnson, John Kiriakou, Craig Murray, Raed Jarrar, Alli McCracken, Lilly Daigle, Alice Slater, Bob Spies, Jan Hartsough, Jeremy Corbyn (by video), Taylor Piepenhagen.
Click here to see photos and bios of all speakers.

Partners Include: Jubitz Family Foundation, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,, Code Pink, International Peace Bureau, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Jane Addams Peace Association, Veterans For Peace, Delaware Peace Club, United for Peace and Justice.

Co-Sponsors Include: Washington Peace Center, Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence, Liberty Tree Foundation,, Nonviolence International, Peace Action Montgomery, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Military Families Speak Out, Peace Action, WILPF-DC, International Movement for a Just World (JUST), Center for Bangladesh Studies, Society for Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University, Nuke Watch, Friends of Franz Jagerstatter, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR), WILPF-DC, International Society for Inter Cultural Study and Research (ISISAR), Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, On Earth Peace, The Virginia Defenders, UNAC, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund/Peace Tax Foundation.

Included on the agenda for Sunday evening will be the presentation of 2016 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence to John Kiriakou. Details here.

We will be providing printed materials, meals, and other expensive items necessary to the event, inlcuding free copies of the new second-edition of A Global Security System: An Alternative to War.

Funding: No War 2016 will be funded with help from our partners, from our speakers generously donating their time, from American University providing the venue, and primarily by generous individuals who choose to donate to World Beyond War.