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The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 3:14 pm | David Swanson

The world’s two big nuclear militaries are in the same war now in Syria and, if not on opposite sides exactly, certainly not on the same side. A primary, if not the primary, goal of the United States in Syria is overthrowing the Syrian government. ... More >>

Can Corporatized Universities Allow Criticism of Israel?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 11:03 am | David Swanson

The University of California is seeking to ban criticism of Israel. This is a widespread phenomenon in the United States, as attested by two new reports and cases like that of Steven Salaita, author of Uncivil Rights: Palestine and the Limits of Academic ... More >>

Where there were massacres there are now power plants

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 8:22 am | David Swanson

In the United States it's hard to imagine admiring an attorney general. The words call to mind people like Eric Holder, Michael Mukasey, Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft, Janet Reno, and Edwin Meese. There were those who fantasized that Barack Obama would ... More >>

Bernie Sanders Insists That Saudi Arabia Should Kill More

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 8:36 am | David Swanson

Senator Bernie Sanders taped a PBS show at the University of Virginia on Monday. I had corresponded with the host Doug Blackmon beforehand, and offered him ideas for questions on military spending and war, questions like these: More >>

Activists Want the U.S. Institute of Peace to Favor Peace

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 10:58 am | David Swanson

The World may be shocked to learn United States government has an Institute of Peace; Orwell would not have been. More >>

10 Lessons of the Iran Deal

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 10:51 am | David Swanson

http://worldbeyondwar.org/10-lessons-of-the-iran-deal/ By the latest count, the nuclear agreement with Iran has enough support in the U.S. Senate to survive. This, even more than stopping the missile strikes on Syria in 2013, may be as close as ... More >>

War: Legal to Criminal and Back Again

Saturday, 29 August 2015, 11:01 am | David Swanson

Remarks in Chicago on the 87th anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, August 27, 2015. More >>

Seven Ways Racism Is Built In

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 2:15 pm | David Swanson

1. WEALTH GAP: The playing field is not level. The median wealth of a white household in the United States is over 13 times that of a black household, and the gap is widening. Most black households have less than $350 in savings. It takes money not just to ... More >>

Could a Plant Win a Presidential Debate?

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 11:53 am | David Swanson

I don't mean an infiltrator planted in a nefarious plot to throw an election. I mean a green, soil-rooted, leafy plant. More >>

Corporate Media Crap Coverage of Sanders Is Norm

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 11:44 am | David Swanson

There are now articles about the predictable fluff BS horserace personality lifestyle crap coverage by the corporate media of the Bernie Sanders for president campaign (and articles about the predictable non-coverage of the Jill Stein for president ... More >>

70 Years of Korean War

Sunday, 9 August 2015, 5:07 pm | David Swanson

After marking the destruction of Nagasaki and the police-murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9th, Americans have options for what to commemorate on August 10th. I'm inclined to think that August 10th should be formally recognized as Gulf ... More >>

Bernie Talks Militarism But Says Nothing New

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 11:16 am | David Swanson

Yes, I think the election season is a disastrously overlong distraction. If people's interest in it can be used to get them to ask their heroes to lead on important matters -- such as asking Bernie Sanders to rally the Senate for the Iran agreement or against ... More >>

Hiroshima-Nagasaki: 70-Year Nuclear Explosions Not Done Yet

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 11:11 am | David Swanson

This August 6th and 9th millions of people will mark the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in those cities and at events around the world. Some will celebrate the recent deal in which Iran committed not to pursue ... More >>

Obama Talks Peace But Throws in a Bit of Cheney

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 7:19 am | David Swanson

"President Kennedy warned Americans not to see conflict as inevitable. It is time to apply such wisdom.” —President Obama #IranDeal More >>

Why Won't Bernie Talk About War?

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 8:10 am | David Swanson

If your local city or town government spent 54% of its funds on an immoral, disastrous, and unpopular project, and your brave, populist, socialist candidate for mayor virtually never acknowledged its existence, would you think something was wrong? Would his ... More >>

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 >>



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