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On Killing Trayvons

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:21 pm | David Swanson

This Wednesday is a day of action that some are calling a national day of action against police brutality, with others adding "and mass incarceration," and I'd like to add "and war" and make it global rather than national. More >>

Shadow Facts About Shadow Government

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:12 am | David Swanson

Tom Engelhardt keeps churning out great books by collecting his posts from TomDispatch.com. His latest book, Shadow Government, is essential reading. Of the ten essays included, eight are on basically the same topic, resulting in some repetition and even some ... More >>

A Different War-Is-Good-for-Us Argument

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:05 am | David Swanson

It seems like we just got through dealing with the argument that war is good for us because it brings peace. And along comes a very different twist, combined with some interesting insights. More >>

Pranking the CIA: The New Get Rich Quick Story

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 2:28 pm | David Swanson

When New York Times report James Risen published his previous book, State of War, the Times ended its delay of over a year and published his article on warrantless spying rather than be scooped by the book. More >>

Operation Odysseus' Butcher Shop

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 2:50 pm | David Swanson

The phrase "war myths" these days is generally taken to mean such nonsense as that war will make us safe, or civilians won't be killed, or surgical strikes will kill more enemies than they produce, or prosperity and freedom will follow war-making, ... More >>

Beyond 935 Lies

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 1:02 pm | David Swanson

Charles Lewis' book, 935 Lies, would make a fine introduction to reality for anyone who believes the U.S. government usually means well or corporations tend to tell the truth in the free market. And it would make an excellent introduction to the ... More >>

Imagine There're No Countries

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:34 am | David Swanson

A serious case has been made repeatedly by unknown scholars and globally celebrated geniuses for well over a century that a likely step toward abolishing war would be instituting some form of global government. Yet the peace movement barely mentions ... More >>

When We're All Musteites

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:41 pm | David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/when-were-all-musteites We won't necessarily know what a Musteite is, but I'm inclined to think it would help if we did. I'm using the word to mean "having a certain affinity for the politics of A.J. Muste." More >>

A Good End Date for the New War Is Today

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:38 am | David Swanson

A Good End Date for the New War Is Today By David Swanson 30 September 2014 More >>

Stop the Bombing: Bravery in an Evil Cause Is Evil

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 3:52 pm | David Swanson

There will be a protest of the new war at 10 a.m. Tuesday in front of the White House. Some thoughts on the context of this latest decision to bomb yet another country are below. More >>

ISIS: Bush Was Right

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:01 pm | David Swanson

Finally, somebody commenting on the state of Iraq thinks George W. Bush got something right. Turns out it's ISIS. In the new hour-long ISIS-produced film about how nice it is to die for ISIS -- Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun -- Bush is quoted: ... More >>

Turn Left for Earth

Monday, 22 September 2014, 2:53 pm | David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/turn-left-earth I appreciate that there's more happening than just a march for the climate today on the International Day of Peace , and I get the idea that keeping the safe and obedient march-to-nowhere separate from protests ... More >>

43 Million People Kicked Out of Their Homes

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:41 am | David Swanson

Well, maybe not so much for the 43 million people who’ve been driven out of their homes and remain in a precarious state as internally displaced persons (24 million), refugees (12 million), and those struggling to return to their homes. More >>

Another Drone Protester Found Not-Guilty

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:31 am | David Swanson

Eve Tetaz, 83, found NOT GUILTY last night in De Witt town court for opposing Reaper Drone War Crime at 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY More >>

A New Calendar of Holidays

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:29 pm | David Swanson

A new calendar of peace holidays has just been published. And none too soon, if you’ve noticed the epidemic of military holidays around us. More >>

What to Do About ISIS

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:14 am | David Swanson

Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then the U.S. armed and ... More >>

John Kerry Makes a Deal

Friday, 29 August 2014, 9:56 am | David Swanson

Barry! Barr -er Mr. President, I got Congress out in the parking lot looking at the new SUVs. I'm pushing the missile strikes on the Syrian government hard, but just a few little ones, and then ka-blam we get em with the whole package deal, 800 vehicles ... More >>

Losing Losers and the Pentagon That Hires Them

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:14 pm | David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/losing-losers-and-pentagon-hires-them At the 200th anniversary of the jackasses of 1812 getting the U.S. capital burned by the British in 1814, I found myself watching a new film by Rory Kennedy called Last Days in Vietnam ... More >>

So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:05 pm | David Swanson

So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO By David Swanson 27 August, 2014 More >>

Local Police Will Be Militarized As Long As Federal Govt Is

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:41 pm | David Swanson

“Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere.” As they should. And we should all join in. But “nationwide” and ... More >>

 

 

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