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Regulating Apocalypse

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:24 am | David Swanson

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” More >>

Classical Conditioning for Peace

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 9:22 am | David Swanson

According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman , the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And the reason that the vast majority ... More >>

Humanitarian Bombs

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:56 am | David Swanson

One should not sell bombs to a government that abuses human rights, which means murders a man without using one of the bombs. More >>

Is War Alcohol?

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 8:59 am | David Swanson

War is a self-perpetuating habit that harms its users and can provide a certain momentary high. At a peace conference in Canada recently I heard a number of people refer to themselves as “recovering Americans.” The degree to which many people imagine ... More >>

What If Governments Obeyed Laws?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:16 am | David Swanson

The United States has an ancient Constitution. It doesn’t ban slavery as punishment. It doesn’t ban bribery as campaign funding. It doesn’t protect the natural world. It doesn’t guarantee basic human rights to food, shelter, education, healthcare. ... More >>

Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Weakness of Science

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:15 am | David Swanson

In a recent interview on National Pentagon Radio , Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed the interactions between (1) the U.S. military and (2) astrophysics. The former is an enterprise that I consider evil and Tyson seems to consider mildly worthy of discomfort ... More >>

Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 2:47 pm | David Swanson

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/stop-killing-and-dying-in-afghanistan-now-more-than-ever/ More >>

Health Professionals Tackle War

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 11:05 am | David Swanson

When I discovered that militarism is one of the top destroyers of the natural environment, I piled that onto my case against war. I did the same when I found out war wasted more money than anything else, was a major promoter of bigotry and racism, was the ... More >>

Giving Resistance a Good Name

Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:19 am | David Swanson

It’s popular to refer to the political line of a major corporate party in the United States as something like “the resistance” when the other of the two parties is on the throne of what both parties have, over many decades, actively converted ... More >>

Latin America’s Second World War

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 4:49 pm | David Swanson

Mary Jo McConahay’s The Tango War is an engaging, extensive, well-researched, well-written account of a topic that still manages to offend me. World War II is sacred history in the United States, the ultimate clash of pure good and evil, the ... More >>

Canadian Leftist Militarism Leaves Decency Behind

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:41 am | David Swanson

If one were to travel north through North America, with the seasons or the change in climate, harvesting crops of patriotic warmongering, the biggest drop in crop yield might come around the Mason Dixon Line, not the Canadian border. More >>

Leave Syria the Hell Alone

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:37 am | David Swanson

Last weekend I was on Iranian TV being asked about the meeting in Tehran at which the presidents of Iran and Russia had refused to agree with the President of Turkey to stop bombing people in Syria. I said Iran and Russia were wrong. More >>

Legalizing Peace Is Far from Simple

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:50 am | David Swanson

As the U.S. government simultaneously threatens the International Criminal Court for even acting as if it might prosecute the United States for crimes in Afghanistan (a topic “investigated” for years now, while the ICC has yet to actually prosecute ... More >>

Celebrate Mass Slaughter on Patriot Day!

Friday, 7 September 2018, 10:28 am | David Swanson

I went in search of anything the United States was number 1 in that it shouldn’t be ashamed of, and came up empty . But I did find that the United States is number 1 in believing it is number 1. So, that’s something. More >>

Four Antiwar Congress Members — Maybe

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 2:45 pm | David Swanson

While most candidates for Congress have websites completely devoid of any mention of foreign policy whatsoever, Pressley has one with a substantive position on foreign policy. More >>

UVA’s Miller Center Loves Killers

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 10:35 am | David Swanson

The University of Virginia’s Miller Center caught flak for appointing Trumpian Marc Short, but has now announced the appointment of John Negroponte, presumably hoping for little resistance since Negroponte’s not a Trumpman. More >>

Can the Popularity of Impeachment Matter?

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 10:30 am | David Swanson

According to an ABC News / WASHINGTON POST poll , 49% of a sampling of the U.S. public wants impeachment begun (they don’t specify when, but presumably any moment now) against Trump, while 43% do not. There are almost certainly millions of additional ... More >>

Virginia’s Fifth District: Hold Your Nose and Stay Home

Friday, 31 August 2018, 9:36 am | David Swanson

Democratic candidates for Congress Rashida Tlaib , Ilhan Omar , and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all say Americans should have higher living standards, closer to those in other wealthy countries, including guaranteed Medicare for All, better schools, etc. Leslie Cockburn ... More >>

Have an Active Kellogg-Briand Day

Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:39 am | David Swanson

There are a lot of things named Kellogg around here, and few who know why. The two biggest names in the news in 1928 were those of future white supremacist Charles Lindbergh and of Frank Kellogg. One of those names has lasted longer. More >>

2018 Peace Prize Awarded to David Swanson

Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:10 am | David Swanson

At the Veterans For Peace Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 26, 2018, the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation awarded its 2018 Peace Prize to David Swanson, director of World BEYOND War. More >>

 

 

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