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Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:56 pm | David Swanson

Here I am in occupied DC. The White House looks like a Green Zone. There was a time when you could walk up to it. Caravans of police cars and black SUVs zoom by with sirens blaring and everyone else forced aside. Do people look outraged? No, they ... More >>

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:36 pm | David Swanson

At the Atlantic Council -- a "think" tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO -- Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger to the United ... More >>

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six U

Monday, 16 January 2017, 9:37 am | David Swanson

The United States and Russia each possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy all life on earth many times over. More >>

Imagine the Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Peace

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:46 pm | David Swanson

The idea has been floated and endlessly reintroduced in legislation since the founding of the United States of creating a Department of Peace. These efforts even resulted in 1986 in the creation of the USI”P” — the U.S. Institute of “Peace” which ... More >>

Why Release the Torture Report Now

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:04 am | David Swanson

A young man was tortured in Chicago this week. It wasn't an act of the Chicago police. It was live streamed on Facebook. And the President of the United States declared it an horrific hate crime. More >>

Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:00 am | David Swanson

The U.S. government has now generated numerous news stories and released multiple "reports" aimed at persuading us that Vladimir Putin is to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. U.S. media has dutifully informed us that the case has been made. ... More >>

Dave Webb on Keeping Weapons and Nuclear Power Out of Space

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 11:40 am | David Swanson

We discuss the upcoming 25th Annual Global Network Conference & Protest: "Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense & the Weaponization of Space" to be held on April 7-9, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama: http://space4peace.org More >>

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump

Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 12:30 pm | David Swanson

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5399 To many Democrats for whom killing a million people in Iraq just didn't rise to the level of an impeachable offense, and who considered Obama's bombing of eight nations ... More >>

Yes, Dubya, Now I Miss You - David Swanson

Friday, 23 December 2016, 9:46 am | David Swanson

When George W. Bush made the case for attacking and destroying the nation of Iraq, he made claims that, if true, would have justified nothing. And he proposed as evidence for those claims fraudulent, implausible, and even ridiculous pieces of information. ... More >>

Stop the Spiral of Violence

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:57 pm | David Swanson

In recent years both NATO and Russia have increasingly engaged in deterrence through rearmament and threats against each other rather than working for common security all over Europe through confidence and security building measures, arms control, ... More >>

BREAKING: The CIA Never Ever Lies - David Swanson

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:52 pm | David Swanson

At moments like these, when every good responsible and enlightened liberal is recognizing the need to destroy the world in order to save it, by getting World War III started with Russia before Trump can move in and damage anything, I believe it is important ... More >>

Virginia's Constitution Needs Improving - David Swanson

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 4:14 pm | David Swanson

Virginia's Constitution is three times as long as the U.S. Constitution (which is notably lacking any serious sections on oyster beds). Virginia's Constitution has also been updated at least three times as much as the U.S. Constitution. But it is ... More >>

How I Produce Fake News for Russia - David Swanson

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 4:21 pm | David Swanson

Apparently I've written "fake news" on behalf of Russia without ever receiving a dime from Russia or realizing what I was doing. It took the intrepid reporting of the Washington Post to alert me to what I have been engaged in. My "fake ... More >>

Top 10 Reasons Nobel Peace Events Will Feature Kissinger

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 4:07 pm | David Swanson

But when they invite notorious war mongers back to speak as peace laureates at the events surrounding the awarding of another such prize, the insanity defense loses plausibility. So I wish it were not true that Henry Kissinger is scheduled to speak ... More >>

Solving Abusive International Relationships - David Swanson

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:00 pm | David Swanson

There’s a chapter in a new book by Dorothie and Martin Feldman called A New Map for Relationships that outlines seven international relationships between the United States and others in which many people in the United States have not understood their ... More >>

Registering Japanese Americans Is Precedent Only for Crime

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:42 pm | David Swanson

Since World War I and the initiative of J. Edgar Hoover, and right up through all the no-fly and terrorist-watch lists of today, the U.S. government has kept unconstitutional lists of people, largely or in part on the basis of their national or ethnic heritage ... More >>

Michael Flynn Should Remember Truths Blurted Out Last Year

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:36 pm | David Swanson

Michael Flynn, expected to advise Donald Trump on counterproductive killing operations misleading labeled "national security," is generally depicted as a lawless torturer and assassin . But, whether for partisan reasons or otherwise, he's a lawless ... More >>

Un-Trump the World - David Swanson

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:42 pm | David Swanson

A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting "Love Not Hate!" and "No Human Being Is Illegal!" and "Black Lives Matter!" and similar anti-Trump ... More >>

Calexit Yes - David Swanson

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:36 pm | David Swanson

California should secede from the United States, kick out the U.S. military, withhold all its U.S. taxes, invest in its infrastructure and educational systems, lead the world in sustainable energy, welcome refugees and immigrants, join the International ... More >>

Where To Turn - By Kathy Kelly

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:31 pm | David Swanson

In July 1941, Albert Einstein, ten months a US citizen, wrote Eleanor Roosevelt asking her, as First Lady, to raise with the president the matter of lifting bureaucratic hurdles so that Jewish refugees threatened by Hitler’s final solution could be ... More >>

 

 

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