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Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:37 pm | David Swanson

In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it was my ... More >>

Thinking Beyond Exceptionalism

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:03 am | David Swanson

Excepted from Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (April, 2018). More >>

Take a Knee and a Stand

Friday, 2 March 2018, 10:44 am | David Swanson

Thank you for inviting me. What I contended in the article that got me invited here was that one of the biggest taboos in the United States, one of the behaviors treated most as a heresy, as a violation of national religion, is disrespect for the U.S. ... More >>

Cruz, Instagram, and Weapons

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:12 am | David Swanson

A young Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland shooter, posted the image shown (above left) on his Instagram account. The date is unknown. The orange tip on the end of the gun signifies he is holding an “air-soft” gun that fires BB-like, spherical projectiles ... More >>

Sociopathy Compounded by Stupidity Shows the Way Forward!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:44 am | David Swanson

The Charlottesville Daily Progress has published a version of an editorial by the Richmond Times Dispatch that points the way to peace and prosperity! It begins: More >>

Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter?

Monday, 26 February 2018, 8:28 am | David Swanson

The power of mass demonstrations to mobilize activism and move those in positions of power is minimized, first and foremost, by those opposed to popular power. Do not listen to them. Make them listen to us! More >>

Billboards Opposing Drone Wars Going Up All Over Syracuse

Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:38 am | David Swanson

World Beyond War has been raising funds for and renting billboards in opposition to war. We’ve run into censorship from numerous billboard companies but persevered, and more billboards are on their way. First we put this message up here in Charlottesville, ... More >>

Yes, the United States Used Biowarfare on North Korea

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:08 am | David Swanson

It’s sort of silly that it matters. The United States bombed North Korea flat with ordinary, non-bioweapons bombs. It ran out of standing structures to bomb. People lived in caves, if they lived. Millions died, most of them from regular old non-scandalous ... More >>

Does Peace Need a Business Plan?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:57 am | David Swanson

If you had just asked me if peace needed a “business plan,” I’d have replied, “Sure! Just like it needs a toupeed golfing fascist reality-TV creep in the White House! That’ll just about fix everything! War is over! Thanks!” More >>

Witness Out of Palestine

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:58 am | David Swanson

http://davidswanson.org/witness-out-of-palestine/ Anna Baltzer’s amazing book Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories has been updated over the years, and I’ve just read it for the first time. Rather unfairly, ... More >>

Is Fred Warmbier Grieving or Warmongering?

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:28 am | David Swanson

Fred Warmbier, whose son Otto Warmbier, a student here at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, died shortly after returning from North Korea, is reportedly traveling to the Winter Olympics with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. More >>

What Military Bashing Teacher Got Right

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:20 am | David Swanson

What Military Bashing Teacher Got Right By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/what-military-bashing-teacher-got-right/ More >>

What is being done versus what should be done with prisons

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 9:20 am | David Swanson

The United States is a global leader in putting people in cages (#1 in prisoners, second in prisoners per capita to the Seychelles, where the United Nations locks up “pirates,” and whose whole population is a fraction of the U.S. prison population). ... More >>

The Post should be viewed by current editors of The Post

Monday, 29 January 2018, 11:03 am | David Swanson

I was afraid that The Post would give us a Hollywood film version of the publication of the Pentagon Papers and manage never to say what was in the Pentagon Papers. I was afraid it would be turned into a pro-war movie. I was afraid we’d be told that ... More >>

Bury the Monroe Doctrine

Sunday, 14 January 2018, 11:26 am | David Swanson

Bury the Monroe Doctrine By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/bury-the-monroe-doctrine Remarks at No Foreign Bases Conference, Baltimore, MD, January 13, 2018 More >>

Oh For Godsake, Leave Jill Stein Alone

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:26 am | David Swanson

I’ve known Jill Stein for years. I knew weeks ago that the Senate “Intelligence” Committee was coming after her. I set up this petition to put reasonable limits on Russiagate. But I’ve not heard from Jill, nor had any secret communication from ... More >>

The Even More Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 8:46 am | David Swanson

Twenty-Seven psychiatrists and mental health experts have produced a book called The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump , which I think, despite stating that the fate of the world is in the hands of an evil madman, understates the danger. More >>

The 18 Strongest Trump Articles of Impeachment

Friday, 15 December 2017, 8:52 am | David Swanson

Some say the world will end in Trump, Some say in Pence. From what I’ve heard out on the stump, I hold with those who favor Trump; For if he’s stopped they both might be. If not, the chance may come too late For Mr. Pence the throne to capture ... More >>

Christmas Truce

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:43 pm | David Swanson

Remember the Christmas Truces. Go forth and do likewise! More >>

Sun Tzu: The Ass of War

Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:10 am | David Swanson

Sun Tzu, whose book, The Art of War , was written some 2,500 years ago during a period of constant war, and popularized in the West some 100 years ago (just in time for industrialized warfare), is the leading example of what’s wrong with digging up ... More >>



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