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Fracked-gas pipeline through mountains and farms of Virginia

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:18 pm | David Swanson

Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia campaigned on green energy (and I hear some people may have believed him, though I haven't met one) and then immediately backed the proposed construction of a giant fracked-gas pipeline through the mountains and ... More >>

Jon Stewart Blew Last Chance to Ask Obama a Question

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:08 pm | David Swanson

Jon Stewart interviewed President Obama for the last time and told jokes instead of asking questions. More >>

Imagine There's No Army

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:01 pm | David Swanson

By CJ Hinke, WorldBeyondWar.org http://worldbeyondwar.org/imagine-theres-no-army/ Excerpted from Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison by CJ Hinke, forthcoming from Trine-Day in 2016. More >>

Vietnam a Half Century Later

Friday, 31 July 2015, 8:24 am | David Swanson

Jimmy Carter called a war waged in Vietnam by the United States -- a war that killed 60,000 Americans and 4,000,000 Vietnamese, without burning down a single U.S. town or forest -- "mutual" damage. Ronald Reagan called it a "noble" ... More >>

Israel Sees Nazism in Mirror it Mistakes for Window

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:16 am | David Swanson

Israel is trying to expel the population of a village for the crime of not being Jewish, the same crime for which Israel bombs the people of Gaza for a month or so every few years and blockades them in between these bursts of violence. More >>

Bicycling for Peace and Environmental Justice: Halfway

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 11:35 am | David Swanson

I left from Marin County, just north of San Francisco, to LA on Memorial day, and then on June 15 headed east toward Washington D.C. I have ridden over 1,600 miles and climbed more than 40,000 feet of mountains. I will be traveling Oklahoma, Kansas, ... More >>

Military Conscription Worldwide

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 8:55 am | David Swanson

By CJ Hinke, World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/military-conscription-worldwide/ Excerpted from Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison by CJ Hinke, forthcoming from Trine-Day in 2016. More >>

Panem et Presidential Elections

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:30 pm | David Swanson

I know you like the elephants and the acrobats, but we really do not have time for this. More >>

War Acceptance 101

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:25 pm | David Swanson

Behind John Rawls' veil of ignorance, an American ethics professor would imagine himself or herself choosing a society of wonderful economic and social justice, unheard of equality and liberty, and the "right" to "defend" itself through ... More >>

Yall Are Talking About War Wrong

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 1:15 pm | David Swanson

Former head of the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Lt. General Michael Flynn has joined the ranks of the many recently retired officials openly admitting that what the U.S. military does generates dangers rather than reducing them. (Flynn ... More >>

Desertion: A Long, Proud History

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 1:05 pm | David Swanson

There are as many reasons to desert military service as there are deserters. All countries’ militaries like to snatch young men when they are uneducated, inexperienced, and unemployed. It takes a soldier far greater courage to throw down his weapon than ... More >>

Actually There Is One Problem That's Solved by Starting Wars

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 1:02 pm | David Swanson

Walter Kloefkorn tells me a story from 24 years ago: "Near the end of my Silicon Valley career in manufacturing I was Materials Director for Biomation Corp, which made logic analyzers. (We may still have been a subsidiary of Gould Inc - some other ... More >>

NBC Dares Mention Climate in Spread of Lyme Disease

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 11:46 am | David Swanson

NBC Dares Mention Climate in Spread of Lyme Disease, But Not Who Created Lyme Disease More >>

AIPAC: Anti-Iranian Propaganda at Congress

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 11:19 am | David Swanson

Except when lobbying for ever greater sanctions that would have blocked the negotiations, and even for a US commitment to jump into any Israeli-Iranian war. Here's a brief history in the form of activist opposition to AIPAC. More >>

ISIS Crisis Exegesis

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:45 pm | David Swanson

Talking with Iran has made the war profiteers and their servants sad and the rest of the world happy. Perhaps the novel idea of negotiating rather than killing will be carried over to several other parts of the world. Mainstream corporate voices ... More >>

What Are Foreign Military Bases For?

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:32 pm | David Swanson

If you're like most people in the United States, you have a vague awareness that the U.S. military keeps lots of troops permanently stationed on foreign bases around the world. But have you ever wondered and really investigated to find out how many, ... More >>

Read Mumia

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 11:44 am | David Swanson

Yes, I also want to say Free Mumia. In fact, I want to say Free all the prisoners. Turn the prison holding Mumia Abu-Jamal into a school and make him dean. And if you won't free all the prisoners, free one who has been punished to a level that ought ... More >>

Iraqi Voices Are Screaming from Far Away

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 12:30 pm | David Swanson

Iraqis were attempting the nonviolent overthrow of their dictator prior to his violent overthrow by the United States in 2003. When U.S. troops began to ease up on their liberating and democracy-spreading in 2008, and during the Arab Spring of 2011 and ... More >>

Peace Lessons

Friday, 10 July 2015, 11:28 am | David Swanson

I just read what may be the best introduction to peace studies I’ve ever seen. It’s called Peace Lessons, and is a new book by Timothy Braatz. It’s not too fast or too slow, neither obscure nor boring. It does not drive the reader away from ... More >>

The 51-Day Genocide

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 3:00 pm | David Swanson

Max Blumenthal's latest book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, tells a powerful story powerfully well. I can think of a few other terms that accurately characterize the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza in addition to "war," among them: occupation, ... More >>



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