Winslow Myers

Winslow Myers, the author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide,” serves on the Board of Beyond War, a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to explore, model and promote the means for humanity to live without war. Myers writes for PeaceVoice.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:15pm
How to Avoid Being Suckered Into a Third Middle East War
Why must vengefulness be the default strategy for humans—the very thing we dislike and fear most about our adversaries? Mob rule is a temptation we assume we have grown beyond, but have we? The media hounds and the war lovers like Senators Graham and McCain bay for blood, putting enormous pressure...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:30am
Justifying the Kill
Is it too much of a stretch to link the alleged police execution of Michael Brown in Missouri with the terrorist execution of journalist James Foley somewhere in Iraq? Setting aside obvious differences, do these tragedies have anything in common? We humans are a potent combination of impulse and...
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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:45am
“Who Speaks for Earth?”
Few people remember them today, but there were significant global leadership initiatives in the 1980s against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The dawn of the nuclear era had coincided with the beginning of the Cold War. People in the United States and their leaders viewed the world through...
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Ohio-class submarine launches Tomahawk Cruise missiles (artist concept). 350 billion dollars--an estimate for how much twelve of these new subs would cost--would buy an awful lot of solar panels, windmills, fusion research, and desalinization plants for the water-starved in our own country and abroad. (Credit: Wikipedia / Public Domain) Views
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:45am
'And They Shall Beat Their Nuclear Submarines into Solar Panels'
My dreams are invaded these days by the specter of methane frozen under arctic ice bubbling up as the ice above it melts, setting up a potentially irreversible cycle: more methane, more climate change, yet more methane, yet more climate change. A group of us here in our little coastal Maine town...
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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 7:30am
Global Climate Change and Nuclear Abolition: One Urgent Issue
The Marshall Islands are filing lawsuits against the nine nuclear powers to get them to step up to their obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate total nuclear disarmament. Meanwhile Bill McKibben is gathering citizens for a rally in support of urgent action on climate...
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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:05pm
What on Earth are Nuclear Weapons For?
Eric Schlosser’s hair-raising new book about actual and potential accidents with nuclear weapons, “ Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety ,” sharpens the dialogue, such as it is, between the anti-nuclear peace movement and nuclear strategists who maintain that these weapons still enhance the security o
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Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 1:05pm
“Credibility” is Obsolete
Lord have mercy, a half-century beyond the Cuban Missile Crisis and almost as many years beyond Vietnam, our erstwhile leaders are still mouthing stale clichés about “credibility.” Remember Dean Rusk saying we went eyeball to eyeball with the Soviets and they blinked? Of course the world almost ended, but never mind.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 11:12am
All War is Civil War
Everyone has a stake in issues like the prevention of nuclear war, and indeed of conventional war, like the potential war between Israel and Iran or the U.S. and Iran. These potential wars would only delay, but not resolve, conflicts that portend nuclear confrontation down the time stream.
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Friday, June 22, 2012 - 8:58am
The Trouble with Twoness and the Imperative of Oneness
Nature within her inmost self divides To trouble men with having to take sides. —Robert Frost The single most powerful idea that needs to be seeded into world culture as rapidly as possible is that we are one interdependent whole on this planet. Difficult as the implications may be for us to grasp, it will have only a salutary effect upon world politics, economics, cultural diversity, and religious practice.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:24am
From Israel, a Declaration of Interdependence
The fond foolishness—or was it?—of the Israeli graphic designer’s recent Youtube video declaring his love for the Iranian people and his pledge not to bomb Iran brought back the almost forgotten Christmas moment in the trenches of World War I, when soldiers on both the French and German sides put down their weapons and sang “Silent Night” together. Peace threatened to break out all up and down the lines until those pitiless realists on both sides, the generals, forced their minions to restart the interminable slaughter.
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