video from one of the
facilitators lined up for World BEYOND War's online
course on War and the
Environment which begins on June 7th, 2021:
could not be more important. A culture of
extraction and destruction is closely tied to a culture
of war. Questioning that ethos of destruction and
consumption is challenging, but it has belatedly begun.
Challenging a culture of militarism is even harder.
In the United States, for example, there's
legislation for a Green New Deal in
Congress, but if passed it would not do anything other
than express a commitment to doing numerous things in
the future. Those things include some topics many shy
away from, such as agriculture. The need to advance a
Green New Deal globally even gets a nod. But
demilitarization is completely
Militarism is generally given a waiver when it comes
to climate agreements, as though the need to preserve
life on earth simply can't compete in importance with
the need to destroy life on earth.
War and preparations for war are not just the
pit into which trillions
of dollars that could be used to prevent
environmental damage are dumped, but also a major direct
cause of that environmental damage.
video from another facilitator.
Participants from all over the globe will be sharing
their insights and generating ideas together.
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