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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 >>

76 Years of Pearl Harbor Lies

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:29 am | David Swanson

Donald Trump is tweeting about a particular spot in Hawaii. He visited it recently on his way to threaten war in Asia. It’s a big feature this week in lots of U.S. magazines and newspapers. It has a lovely name that sounds like murder and blood ... More >>

Charlottesville Beyond the Lee Statue

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:28 am | David Swanson

If you haven’t seen Charlottesville on the news lately, you should know that the Lee Statue and the Jackson Statue still stand, covered with enormous black garbage bags so that nobody can see them, but everybody can know there’s something ugly ... More >>

When a Nuclear War Planner Confesses

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:44 am | David Swanson

Daniel Ellsberg’s new book is The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner . I’ve known the author for years, I’m prouder than ever to say. We have done speaking events and media interviews together. We’ve been arrested together ... More >>

How I Became a Peace Activist

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 8:30 am | David Swanson

When I was teaching myself how to write, when I was about 20 to 25, I churned out (and threw out) all kinds of autobiographies. I wrote glorified diaries. I fictionalized my friends and acquaintances. I still write columns all the time in the first person. ... More >>

What We’re Supposed to Think

Monday, 4 December 2017, 8:22 am | David Swanson

We’re supposed to think that the United States is threatened for no reason by irrational subhuman monsters arising out of the less important bits of the earth found beyond U.S. borders. More >>

FAILED: Foreign Policy as We Know It

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:35 am | David Swanson

The Stop the War Coalition has just published a short summary of what’s wrong with foreign policy, going through a partial list of current wars one by one. Of course this is a British organization with a British perspective, but it’s the ... More >>

Ben Norton on the CIA Escalating Tensions With Iran

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 8:48 am | David Swanson

http://davidswanson.org/talk-nation-radio-ben-norton-on-the-cia-escalating-tensions-with-iran/ More >>

Reaction to NY Times Help Us See Where Nazis Come From

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:28 am | David Swanson

“Imagine being so bad at drumming that you become a Nazi,” someone tweeted in response to the recent and scandalous New York Times’ article about an Ohio Nazi. “Or at painting,” I replied. More >>

 

 

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