Beyond War and Militarism (BWaM) is a joint committee of the SPC and the CNY Solidarity Coalition.


View a list of our Alternative Education Series programs (from 2018 on)


Statement of Purpose:
Our goal is to increase awareness of the dangers resulting from government and corporate militaristic policies and practices.

The Committee is dedicated to non-violent protest of:

1. United States participation in multiple wars and plans to engage in other wars.

2. the acceptance of nuclear weapons as tools of war.

3. the enormous size of the so-called "defense" budget.

4. the pervasive infiltration of militarism into our culture.

5. the corporate state that is the primary beneficiary and supporter of this militarism.
Read more here.



World on Fire - Earth Day 2021 Statement by the Upstate Drone Action


Pat Hynes on "War and Warming: We Can’t Save the Planet Without Taking on the Pentagon" (view the pdf). BWaM is organizing a zoom talk by her for late January or early February.

Ed Kinane on "Getting Beyond War and Militarism: The 'To-Do' List" (view the pdf).


Resources on militarism and climate change:

Video from Alice's Nightmare in Droneland protest at Hancock Air (Drone) Base in November in Mattydale, NY (near Syracuse). By John Amidon, Dona Nobis Pacem sung by Sheri Bauer


Groups we are strongly connected to:
Our parent groups, Syracuse Peace Council and CNY Solidarity Coalition
World Beyond War affiliate
Upstate Drone Action
We also are strongly connected with Veterans for Peace, Chapter 51