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Worldwide Hurricane

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:27 am | David Swanson

In planning a conference that is coming up in Toronto, I’ve been seeking out stories of peace and justice in Toronto and Canada. Wow are there a lot of them, as well as plenty of war and injustice as well. One of my favorites has got to be the story ... More >>

Pearl Harbor was not Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:31 pm | David Swanson

The unproven allegation that the Russian government helped us find out how the DNC was screwing Bernie Sanders with his pants on is not actually a moral, legal, or practical reason to launch a spree of mass-killing of innocents, which is what every ... More >>

The Intelligence Community Is Neither

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:29 pm | David Swanson

At the big “Treason Summit” “Russopocalypse” “Catastrovent” on Monday, journalist Sam Husseini tried to ask a question about banning nuclear weapons, and was physically hauled out of the room by officials from the “Land of Press Freedom,” ... More >>

The Limits of Empathy

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:11 am | David Swanson

Paul Bloom’s book Against Empathy was bound to be either advocacy for cruelty and sadism, or a horribly misguided attempt to improve the world, or false advertising (it would turn out he’s only against the most narrowly or bizarrely defined concept ... More >>

Murder Incorporated

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:18 pm | David Swanson

Murder Incorporated is a three-book series by Mumia Abu Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, which I can highly recommend based on the first book. The other two are not out yet. More >>

Sweden’s Military Madness

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:02 pm | David Swanson

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. More >>

War Is Love

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:13 am | David Swanson

On Monday I was arrested along with many other people in the street in front of the U.S. Capitol, participating in the new Poor People’s Campaign, the first multi-issue coalition we’ve seen in years that properly takes on militarism rather than indulging ... More >>

Forces of Corruption Are Horrified of a Trump Impeachment

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 9:45 am | David Swanson

If you do a daily web search for “impeachment,” here’s what you’ll get used to seeing. Most use of impeachment is outside the United States. Most use of impeachment within the United States is outside of Washington, D.C. Most media mention of impeachment ... More >>

Enough is Enough. The Time Has Come to BDS the US

Friday, 11 May 2018, 2:52 pm | David Swanson

People, organizations, and governments around the world, and people and organizations in the United States, need to stand up at long last and nonviolently resist the lawless behavior of the rogue U.S. government. More >>

Top 100 Reasons Not to Bomb Iran

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 9:20 am | David Swanson

1. There are over 80 million men, women, and children in Iran. Bombing them would be mass-murder. 2. If the U.S. government and its allies bomb Libya and Iran when their governments choose not to have nuclear weapons, you can forget about North ... More >>

Peace Comes to Korea: Let’s Understand Why

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 9:00 am | David Swanson

When peace shows its face, and weapons companies’ stocks plummet , we have to do more than just cheer. We have to avoid misunderstanding where peace comes from. We have to recognize the forces that want to destroy it. We have to work to make ... More >>

Worst Possible Pick for U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 2:46 pm | David Swanson

In Joseph Hickman’s book Murder at Camp Delta , he describes a hideous death camp in which guards were trained to view the prisoners as sub-human and much greater care was taken to protect the well-being of iguanas than homo sapiens. Chaos was ... More >>

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 >>



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