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How to Stop the TPP

Monday, 29 June 2015, 11:55 am | David Swanson

The House and Senate have rammed through Fast Track. More >>

Human Experimentation: a CIA Habit

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 10:51 am | David Swanson

The Guardian on Monday made public a CIA document allowing the agency's director to "approve, modify, or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human subject research." More >>

Pentagon Admits that War is Illegal

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 10:41 am | David Swanson

The Pentagon has just published 1,204 pages on how it thinks you can behave legally during a war. Looking through this "Law of War Manual" at various hot topics, one finds some atrocities excused as acceptable (cluster bombs, nuclear bombs) and ... More >>

The Last Jeb Killed for Slavery The Last Bush Killed for Oil

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 10:57 am | David Swanson

Presidential elections should be limited to as short a time period as possible and are generally the biggest drain and distraction going. I have two excuses for looking into Jeb Bush. One is that I've been collecting the evidence that Hillary cannot ... More >>

Que Pasa, New York?

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 12:43 pm | David Swanson

The Nation magazine recently republished an old column by Jean Paul Sartre in which he described the myths he had been told about Americans by American culture, and compared those with what he observed. He was supposed to see eternal happiness, but ... More >>

A Civilian Is A Combatant Is A Civilian Is A Combatant

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:45 pm | David Swanson

A Civilian Is A Combatant Is A Civilian Is A Combatant By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/4773 What happens when a bunch of lawyers intent on distinguishing combatants from civilians discover, by interviewing hundreds of civilians, that it cannot be done? Does it ... More >>

Being Pro-Voice

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:39 am | David Swanson

The abortion debates is the last place I would have looked for inspiration in methods of handling the major political and social problems of the world. Politically I've always thought of abortion -- the topic of abortion, that is -- as part of a fraud. ... More >>

What's Baddawi?

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:37 am | David Swanson

On October 29, 1948, the Israeli terrorist group Irgun ethnically cleansed the village of Safsaf in Palestine, lining some 70 men up, shooting them, dumping them in a ditch, and raping three girls. Among the survivors who fled to Lebanon were the grandparents ... More >>

If U.S. Military Spending Returned to 2001 Level

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:27 am | David Swanson

The House of Representatives has headed out of town to memorialize wars without managing to achieve agreement with the Senate on reauthorizing some of the most abusive “temporary” measures of the PATRIOT Act. Three cheers for Congressional vacations! More >>

The 16 Core Progressive Policies, Really?

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:23 am | David Swanson

Salvatore Babones' proposals in Sixteen for '16: A Progressive Agenda for a Better America are not bad, assuming a progressive agenda can limit itself to one nation. More >>

On the U.S. Killing of Two Children in Syria

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:23 am | David Swanson

If a target of U.S. aggression can be alleged to have killed children, especially with the wrong kind of weapon, that is used as grounds for war. War is supposed to be the cure for that. More >>

On the U.S. Killing of Two Children in Syria

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:22 am | David Swanson

If a target of U.S. aggression can be alleged to have killed children, especially with the wrong kind of weapon, that is used as grounds for war. War is supposed to be the cure for that. More >>

Fast Track the Good Stuff

Monday, 11 May 2015, 12:22 pm | David Swanson

Fast Track the Good Stuff By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/4747 The U.S. Senate has been very concerned not to let peace with Iran slip into place too easily, even while a new war in Iraq and Syria proceeds without the formal pretense ... More >>

The Prison Gates Swing Open for Peace Activists

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 2:30 pm | David Swanson

Kathy Kelly is just out of prison, where she'd been sent for nonviolently opposing drone murders. More >>

Watching Shadows of Liberty

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:17 pm | David Swanson

A powerful new film on what's wrong with the U.S. media is now being screened around the country. It's called Shadows of Liberty and you can set up a screening of it as part of an upcoming international week of actions for whistleblowers called Stand ... More >>

Grand Canyon Sized Outrage Over Plans for Grand Canyon

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:39 am | David Swanson

Grand Canyon Sized Outrage Over Plans for Grand Canyon By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/4741 "What a horrible idea! Leave this magnificent place as nature made it!" — Mikell Werder "NO! NO! NO! Leave our natural wonder ALONE!" — cathy ... More >>

Understanding the Suffering War Brings

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:29 am | David Swanson

I hope to be brief enough to leave lots of time for questions after I talk. More >>

The Decline and Fall of the United States | David Swanson

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:55 am | David Swanson

After a speech I gave this past weekend, a young woman asked me whether a failure by the United States to properly surround and intimidate China might result in instability. I explained why I thought the opposite was true. Imagine if China had military bases ... More >>

Getting the Cure Right for a Sick Democracy

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:19 am | David Swanson

• Full representation for Washington, D.C., and all of the U.S. colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific. More >>

To End Government Spying, Stop Buying Stuff

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:52 am | David Swanson

The thrust of Robert Scheer's new book, They Know Everything About You, is that the U.S. government's mass surveillance and permanent storage of everything you do on the internet is piggybacking on Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, AOL, ... More >>

 

 

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