USA: World Beyond War conference


An article by Leah Bolger, WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)

World Beyond War is planning a big event in Washington, D.C., to be held at American University, September 23-25, just after the International Day of Peace. The conference, “No War 2016: Real Security, Without Terrorism,” is being co-sponsored by WILPF US and will be addressed by International WILPF President Kozue Akibayashi.


The event will feature sessions on many topics, a few of which are:

Strategies to End War
Ending War and Patriarchy
Remaking the Mass Media for Peace
Capitalism and Transition to Peace Economy
The Racism of War
Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
Changing War Culture to Peace Culture

Question for this article:

The peace movement in the United States, What are its strengths and weaknesses?

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In addition to Dr. Akibayashi, some of the featured speakers include:

Odile Hugonot Haber
Dennis Kucinich
Kathy Kelly
Alice Slater
David Swanson
David Hartsough
Medea Benjamin
Bill Fletcher Jr.
Peter Kuznick

Please watch the video of 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire encouraging people to join World Beyond War and to attend the conference. . .

The price for registration is on a sliding scale, starting at $25 (for students and those on low income). Registration includes meals and a copy of the second edition of the World Beyond War publication, “A Global Security System: An Alternative to War.” To register and for more information about the conference, including the agenda, a complete list of the sessions, speakers, and more, please go to the World Beyond War website and/or contact Leah Bolger, at or 541-207-7761.