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How I Produce Fake News for Russia - David Swanson

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 4:21 pm | David Swanson

Apparently I've written "fake news" on behalf of Russia without ever receiving a dime from Russia or realizing what I was doing. It took the intrepid reporting of the Washington Post to alert me to what I have been engaged in. My "fake ... More >>

Top 10 Reasons Nobel Peace Events Will Feature Kissinger

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 4:07 pm | David Swanson

But when they invite notorious war mongers back to speak as peace laureates at the events surrounding the awarding of another such prize, the insanity defense loses plausibility. So I wish it were not true that Henry Kissinger is scheduled to speak ... More >>

Solving Abusive International Relationships - David Swanson

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:00 pm | David Swanson

There’s a chapter in a new book by Dorothie and Martin Feldman called A New Map for Relationships that outlines seven international relationships between the United States and others in which many people in the United States have not understood their ... More >>

Registering Japanese Americans Is Precedent Only for Crime

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:42 pm | David Swanson

Since World War I and the initiative of J. Edgar Hoover, and right up through all the no-fly and terrorist-watch lists of today, the U.S. government has kept unconstitutional lists of people, largely or in part on the basis of their national or ethnic heritage ... More >>

Michael Flynn Should Remember Truths Blurted Out Last Year

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:36 pm | David Swanson

Michael Flynn, expected to advise Donald Trump on counterproductive killing operations misleading labeled "national security," is generally depicted as a lawless torturer and assassin . But, whether for partisan reasons or otherwise, he's a lawless ... More >>

Un-Trump the World - David Swanson

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:42 pm | David Swanson

A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting "Love Not Hate!" and "No Human Being Is Illegal!" and "Black Lives Matter!" and similar anti-Trump ... More >>

Calexit Yes - David Swanson

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:36 pm | David Swanson

California should secede from the United States, kick out the U.S. military, withhold all its U.S. taxes, invest in its infrastructure and educational systems, lead the world in sustainable energy, welcome refugees and immigrants, join the International ... More >>

Where To Turn - By Kathy Kelly

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:31 pm | David Swanson

In July 1941, Albert Einstein, ten months a US citizen, wrote Eleanor Roosevelt asking her, as First Lady, to raise with the president the matter of lifting bureaucratic hurdles so that Jewish refugees threatened by Hitler’s final solution could be ... More >>

Top 10 Election Problems - David Swanson

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:24 pm | David Swanson

We got 1,001 things wrong in the latest U.S. election. Here are the top 10: More >>

Armistice Day 98 Years On

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:22 pm | David Swanson

November 11 is Armistice Day / Remembrance Day. Ninety-eight years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, fighting ceased in the “war to end all wars.” More >>

A Good Time to Review Bush's War Crimes

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 5:08 pm | David Swanson

I'll be speaking at the upcoming Iraq Tribunal about war lies of 2002-2003 vintage. I'm nostalgic for the days when presidents had to lie to Congress and the public and obtain some modicum of support before bombing a foreign country. More >>

Now We Can Finally Get to Work - David Swanson

Friday, 11 November 2016, 4:14 pm | David Swanson

Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, "more usable" nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed ... More >>

Ireland Gives Peace Award to the US Secretary of State

Monday, 7 November 2016, 3:17 pm | David Swanson

Ireland Gives Peace Award to the US Secretary of State while Supporting his Government’s Warmongering By John Lannon, World Beyond War More >>

When Charlottesville Was Nuked - David Swanson

Friday, 4 November 2016, 4:38 pm | David Swanson

Thirty-seven years ago, the United States Congress commissioned and published a work of fiction, an account of what life in Charlottesville, Virginia, might be like during a nuclear war. It's contained in a longer report called The Effects of Nuclear War ... More >>

All Governments Lie, The Movie - David Swanson

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 3:45 pm | David Swanson

Picture, if you will, video footage of vintage (early 2016) Donald Trump buffoonery with the CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves commenting on major media's choice to give Trump vastly more air time than other candidates: "It may not be good for America, ... More >>

Slavery Was Abolished - David Swanson

Friday, 28 October 2016, 2:57 pm | David Swanson

I recently debated a pro-war professor on the topic “Is war ever necessary?” (video). I argued for abolishing war. And because people like to see successes before doing something, no matter how indisputably possible that thing is, I gave examples ... More >>

Of All the Opinions I've Heard on Syria - David Swanson

Friday, 28 October 2016, 11:53 am | David Swanson

It's all Assad's fault and the U.S., ISIS, al Nusra, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and anybody who will help should overthrow him come what may. It's all a U.S. crime, and Syria, Russia, and Iran should fix it with bombs. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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