Dr. Gwyn Kirk is a scholar and activist focused on issues of gender, racial and environmental justice in the service of genuine security, peace-making, and creating a sustainable world. She has taught courses in women’s studies, environmental studies, political science, and sociology at U.S. universities and colleges.
The root of the sexual assault crisis plaguing the military lies in militarism itself.
Whistleblowers have unearthed the widespread use of Agent Orange by the U.S. military in Korea.
The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security just turned 10 years old -- but few nations are helping it meet its goals of involving women in peacemaking and peacekeeping.
The Department of Defense plans to relocate 8,600 Marines from Okinawa (Japan) to Guam, provide additional live-fire training sites, expand Andersen Air Force Base, create berthing for a nuclear aircraft carrier, and erect a missile defense system on the island.
The testing of nuclear weapons has had devastating effects as well.
From Okinawa to Guam, citizens are making the best-laid Pentagon plans go awry.
Runaway military spending meets runway anti-military clothing: a new way of looking at the fashioning of war.
Violence against women, violation of local autonomy, and contamination of the environment are all part of the U.S. military footprint in Asia.