- The Mere Life of Consumption
- And what form of humanity best exemplifies our collective transformation into standing reserve? It is the consumer immersed in the virtual world of the television – that human-animal whose sole meaning is the consumption of beings and the corresponding production of a consumer identity awaiting exploitation by marketing researchers tasked with expanding consumption. [more]
- Bates Troy Noisy Neighbor
- In a campaign endorsed by Why War?, Binghamton, NY residents have joined together to silence the noise pollution of Bates Troy Dry Cleaning located 151 Laurel Ave. They are calling their campaign, Bates Troy Noisy Neighbor and they have launched a companion site called Bates Troy Noise Polluters, Inc and another named Bates Troy Dirty Neighbor. Read more... [more]
- John Zerzan on Radio Not Bombs
- John Zerzan gives a concise description of anti-civilization and green anarchist thought. He is interviewed by Radio Not Bombs! a student radio show at Binghamton University.
- John Zerzan Speaks at Binghamton University
- John Zerzan, the leading theorist of the anti-civilization movement, spoke recently at Binghamton University. The talk was organized by Why War? members and a video of the talk is now available online. [more]
- Al-Qa’ida on al-Qa’ida
- Al-Qa’ida is neither irrational nor unable to intelligently articulate their objectives. The American government is able to disseminate propaganda globally while suppressing al-Qa’ida’s response. Thus, the English speaking world is forced to trust the analysis of al-Qa’ida provided by those who have shown themselves willing to lie in their pursuit of an unjust war. If the American public had been able to read al-Qa'ida documents they would have known that al-Qa’ida was explicit about their joy in America’s overthrow of Saddam Husayn. [more]
- Film: Its Eyes
- The first film to be released by Why War? treats surveillance cameras as a biological organism slowly taking control of our urban space. Filmed on location in Chelsea and Harlem, we capture the diversity of surveillance cameras in New York City. [more]
(Interactivist Info Exchange, Jul 26)
"Horizontalism is not an ideology, however, it is a relationship — a way of relating to one another in a directly democratic way while at the same time creating through the process of discovery. What has resulted is the creation of an amazing complex of movements, all linked." [more]
Why War? works to activate a broad, global movement for peace and justice based on the principles of nonviolence. To this end, our work is focused on delivering vital news, analysis and strategy to those searching for an answer to the most pressing issue of today: Why War?
This website is a tribute to Why War?, one of the nation's first and most innovative post-9/11 student antiwar organizations. Born on October 22, 2001 at Swarthmore College, we were a handful of freshmen and sophmores who vocally opposed the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. And now, seven years later, we are retiring this website as we focus our efforts on new directions. We hope that it continues to serve future activists and we remain confident that humanity is on the verge birthing a better world.