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Distrust But Verify : David Swanson

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:26 am | David Swanson

What the U.S. government does openly is many times worse than anything it can be doing secretly, and yet the secrets fascinate us. If you compare polling on majority views on most political topics with actual U.S. policy, there's little overlap. More >>

Militarism in the Air We Breathe - David Swanson

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 9:22 am | David Swanson

If there is a group of Americans to whom Iraqis struggling with the health effects of depleted uranium, cluster bombs, white phosphorous, and all the various poisons of war can relate, it might be the mostly black and largely poor residents of Gibsland, ... More >>

Beyond Vietghanistan - A Speech By Martin Luther Obama Jr.

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 10:09 am | David Swanson

Text of "Beyond Vietghanistan: A Time To Break Treaties" By Rev. Martin Luther Obama Jr. - January 19, 2015 Speech delivered at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City. More >>

The Kill Team Movie: Now on PBS

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 1:15 pm | David Swanson

Kill Team is not just a video game anymore, not just the inevitable pairing of two of the most popular words in American English. "Kill Team" is now a movie , and against the odds it's not a celebration of killing, but a particular take on ... More >>

Study Finds People Assume War Is Only Last Resort

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 5:19 pm | David Swanson

Study Finds People Assume War Is Only Last Resort By David Swanson worldbeyondwar.org/ - January 16th 2014 More >>

CIA on Trial in Virginia for Planting Nuke Evidence in Iran

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 5:15 pm | David Swanson

Since Tuesday and continuing for the coming three weeks, an amazing trial is happening in U.S. District Court at 401 Courthouse Square in Alexandria, Va. The trial is open to the public, and among the upcoming witnesses is Condoleezza Rice, but -- unlike ... More >>

U.S. Blows Off North Korea’s Offer to Stop Nuclear Tests

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 10:41 am | David Swanson

The U.S. should negotiate with North Korea on its proposal to cancel nuclear tests in exchange for a U.S. suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea. More >>

Talk Nation : Kristin Christman on the Taxonomy of Peace

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 8:00 am | David Swanson

Kristin Y. Christman is author of The Taxonomy of Peace, a work that analyzes the aggressive and defensive roots of violence in the Middle East and the United States, as well as mental, legal, and physical escalators of violence, and solutions to violence. ... More >>

David Swanson : Presidents Are Gods

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 9:03 am | David Swanson

A former Governor of Virginia is expected to be sentenced to a long stay in prison. The same fate has befallen governors in states across the United States, including in nearby Maryland, Tennessee, and West Virginia. A former governor of Illinois is ... More >>

The Atlantic Can't Figure Out Why U.S. Loses Wars

Sunday, 4 January 2015, 9:12 pm | David Swanson

The cover of the January-February 2015 The Atlantic asks "Why Do The Best Soldiers in the World Keep Losing?" which leads to this article , which fails to answer the question. More >>

Jonathan Landay on War, Politics, and Media | Talk Nation

Wednesday, 31 December 2014, 12:51 pm | David Swanson

Jonathan Landay is a reporter for McClatchy. His reporting at Knight Ridder during the marketing of the 2003 invasion of Iraq was virtually the only skeptical reporting in the corporate press. He discusses current wars and politics. More >>

Renaming Afghan War, Renaming Murder | David Swanson

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 3:58 pm | David Swanson

The U.S.-led NATO war on Afghanistan has lasted so long they've decided to rename it, declare the old war over, and announce a brand new war they're just sure you're going to love. More >>

Talk Nation Radio:Jonathan Newton on Ending Police Brutality

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 12:13 pm | David Swanson

Jonathan Newton is founder of the National Association Against Police Brutality (http://naapb.org). He discusses steps that can be taken to address the problem, including eliminating the conflict of interest involved in police investigations of themselves. More >>

The Case Against Re-Banning Torture Yet Again

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:40 pm | David Swanson

Senator Ron Wyden has a petition up at MoveOn.org that reads "Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama's executive order. It's time for Congress to pass a law banning torture, by all agencies, so that a future president can never ... More >>

No More Khirbet Khizehs

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:24 pm | David Swanson

On the day in 2014 that I read the new English translation of Khirbet Khizeh, Tom Engelhardt published a blog post rewriting recent news articles on the U.S. Senate's torture report as a 2019 Senate report on drone murders. More >>

Intersection of Mistakes with Misdeeds

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:53 pm | David Swanson

On a pleasant spring day in December it's nice to drive past the endlessly under-construction intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road in Charlottesville, Va., and realize that the darn thing must nearly be completed. It looks sturdy and attractive. There's ... More >>

We're Not Exceptional, We're Isolated

Monday, 15 December 2014, 1:56 pm | David Swanson

This weekend I participated in an interesting exercise. A group of activists staged a debate in which some of us argued that peace and environmental and economic justice are possible, while another group argued against us. More >>

Claim Nobody's Punished for Drone Murders Mistaken

Friday, 12 December 2014, 5:40 pm | David Swanson

A psychologist who played a key role in a U.S. torture program said on a video yesterday that torture was excusable because blowing up families with a drone is worse (and nobody's punished for that). Well, of course the existence of something worse is ... More >>

Elizabeth Warren Could Use Some Elizabeth Peacen

Friday, 12 December 2014, 5:29 pm | David Swanson

Why people want to become fans of a senator rather than pushing senators to serve the public is beyond me. Why people want to distract and drain away two years of activism, with the planet in such peril, fantasizing about electing a messiah is ... More >>

Plutocrats for Peace: the Nobel-Carnegie Model

Friday, 12 December 2014, 4:57 pm | David Swanson

We do not know of, but also cannot exclude, a meeting face to face, or an exchange of letters, between Alfred Nobel and Andrew Carnegie that can explain how strikingly “similar Andrew Carnegie’s ideas, as well as his philanthropy, were to Alfred ... More >>

 

 

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