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What Police Videos Teach Us About Wars - David Swanson

Friday, 14 October 2016, 3:59 pm | David Swanson

Before people had an easy way to see video footage of police murders, headlines crediting the police with just and noble actions couldn’t be effectively questioned. More >>

Damned Nations, Cursed Arms Trade

Monday, 3 October 2016, 4:03 pm | David Swanson

Damned Nations, Cursed Arms Trade By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5291 Samantha Nutt has spent decades working on humanitarian aid in war zones. Her book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid, is rich in wisdom drawn from experience. ... More >>

When We Fight We Win!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 9:57 am | David Swanson

When We Fight We Win! is the overly violent and overly optimistic title of a very good new book about recent nonviolent social struggles in the United States for LGBTQ rights, immigrants rights, economic justice, public education, a sustainable environment, ... More >>

Hillary, Hypocrisy, and Healthcare

Friday, 15 January 2016, 3:32 pm | David Swanson

In a video from February 2008, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton passionately denounces candidate Barack Obama for criticizing her healthcare plan and daring to "discredit universal healthcare." More >>

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 >>



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