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Against Thanksgiving

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:48 am | David Swanson

What the hell do I mean I’m against Thanksgiving? Can’t I find something worse to be against? How about famine, cholera, war, slavery, rape, murder, torture, environmental collapse, refugee crises, evil heartless lying scheming governments, oil spills, ... More >>

Top 10 Ways to Stop Trump Nuking Anybody

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:00 am | David Swanson

On Tuesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on whether Trump can just up and nuke people or not. The hand-picked witnesses, all former military, all said there was some chance that if Trump ordered a nuking, somebody might refuse ... More >>

Talk Nation Radio: War Stories

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:42 am | David Swanson

The late Eduardo Galeano’s forthcoming book, Hunter of Stories , has five or ten sentences on each page — each page a tiny story, their combination engaging and powerful. Galeano includes the story of a war resister who chose to die rather than ... More >>

US Mass Shooters Are Disproportionately Veterans

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:40 am | David Swanson

Are veterans of the U.S. military disproportionately likely to be mass killers in the United States? Asking such a question is difficult, first because of concerns of profiling, discrimination, etc., and second, because it’s hard to answer. More >>

Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:07 pm | David Swanson

First they tell you what to think the wars are for. They’re for protection from evil enemies, for spreading democracy and human rights. More >>

Oh Canada, Why Can’t You Shelter War Resisters?

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 9:14 am | David Swanson

Deb Ellis’ and Dennis Mueller’s film Peace Has No Borders tells the story of U.S. war resisters in Canada in opposition to the 2003-present war on Iraq, and the efforts of the War Resisters Support Campaign to win them the right not to be deported. More >>

Illinois State Capitol Hit by War Disease Epidemic

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 8:16 am | David Swanson

The state capitol of Illinois is ground zero of a contagious outbreak of war fever. The origins, I’m afraid, may lie in part in a resolution I drafted that was passed, with various modifications, by numerous cities around the United States and by the ... More >>

U.S. Empire: Not Fade Away

Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:51 am | David Swanson

U.S. Empire: Not Fade Away By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/u-s-empire-not-fade-away/ More >>

UVA’s Miller Center Plans Three Days of Russophobia

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:12 am | David Swanson

Even as some Democrats are at long last growing frustrated with the lack of actual evidence for the past several months of stories about Russia stealing a U.S. election, Russiagate has penetrated so deeply that Trump's ambassador to the United Nations ... More >>

Can Architecture Fix Health, Minds, Societies, Environment?

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 10:53 am | David Swanson

Of all the factors that impact our lives in major ways, with ripple effects into all corners of human existence, the question of how we build our built environment receives impressively little attention. We’re far more likely to hear what can ... More >>

Petition Asks Charlottesville to Keep Weapons Out of Rallies

Friday, 20 October 2017, 10:41 am | David Swanson

A new petition, signed by over 8,000 people and just sent to Charlottesville’s City Council, asks Charlottesville to keep weapons out of rallies. The petition, found at https://diy.rootsaction.org/p/cville , reads: More >>

My Letter to Larry Flynt on Trump Impeachment

Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:16 am | David Swanson

Your grounds for impeachment #s 2 through 6 (plus that of the paragraph that follows them) are already documented by overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence. What is required is to recognize that and to remove from the list the impediment of the ground ... More >>

What About Weinstein’s Public Offenses?

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:41 am | David Swanson

Harvey Weinstein, I’ve just read, is “the disgraced Pulp Fiction producer.” But isn’t someone who encourages millions of people to think of murder and torture as super cool and fun already pre-disgraced? Doesn’t he arrive in the locked office ... More >>

PBS’s Vietnam Acknowledges Nixon’s Treason

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:31 am | David Swanson

After reading and hearing wildly contradictory accounts of Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’s Vietnam War documentary on PBS, I decided I had to watch the thing. I agree with some of the criticism and some of the praise. More >>

US Congressional Committee Warns of Running Out of Bombs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:42 am | David Swanson

“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” – Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee More >>

People Don’t Kill People, Americans Kill People

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 10:03 am | David Swanson

Yes, of course, every day that Congress goes on refusing to ban guns is more blood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. It’s immoral, disgraceful, embarrassing, and in large part a function of financial corruption. But it’s also in part a government ... More >>

What’s North Korea Afraid Of?

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 10:03 am | David Swanson

“Peace” clubs in U.S. schools are likely to teach that a local bully is afraid and in need of help. They are much less likely to teach that about entities involved in the actual subject of peace (meaning the absence of war), such as — to take ... More >>

Reclaim Armistice Day and Honor the Real Heroes

Monday, 2 October 2017, 9:16 am | David Swanson

How in heck did Armistice Day become Veterans Day? Established by Congress in 1926 to “perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations, (and later) a day dedicated to the cause of world peace,” Armistice Day was widely ... More >>

Remarks to the UN on Nuclear Disarmament By Dennis Kucinich

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:12 am | David Swanson

Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly, High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 More >>

Take a Knee for Freedom of Religion

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:06 am | David Swanson

What is freedom of religion? It is not actually or directly freedom to think or not think religious stuff, not to the extent that one can, or chooses to, keep one’s thoughts secret. Rather, it is the right to display or to refuse to display religiosity. More >>

 

 

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