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Ethics of Not Ruining Everything

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:44 pm | David Swanson

Today I listened to the audio book of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationship With Animals by Lori Gruen while reading the hardcopy of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett. As a result I have been ... More >>

Sanctions Are Crimes, Not Law Enforcement

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:27 pm | David Swanson

The U.S. Senate has increased sanctions on the people of Iran and Russia, if the House and President go along. The Senate vote was 98-2 , with Senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders voting no, the latter despite his support for the Russian half ... More >>

U.S. Human Rights Groups Recommend Victims Move Underground

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:52 pm | David Swanson

The International Committee of the Red Cross and InterAction (a coalition of U.S. human rights groups) have published a report on how to protect civilians when waging war on cities. More >>

Impeach Trump for Right Reasons - David Swanson

Friday, 12 May 2017, 10:33 am | David Swanson

The Constitution suddenly seems to have bestirred itself and declared itself, through its many Washington spokespeople, to be in crisis. More >>

What I Said at the Peace Hub of the Climate March

Monday, 1 May 2017, 12:48 pm | David Swanson

Most countries on earth have the U.S. military in them. Most countries on earth burn less fossil fuel than does the U.S. military. And that's without even calculating how much worse for the climate jet fuel is than other fossil fuels. More >>

Don't Be a United Airlines Passenger - David Swanson

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 12:47 pm | David Swanson

Do not sit still like a United Airlines passenger in a video when an injustice is happening. If the other passengers had simply blocked the aisles, corporate thugs could not have dragged their fellow passenger away. If everyone on board had demanded ... More >>

Our Causes Are Connected, Our Movements Should Be Too

Monday, 6 March 2017, 2:41 pm | David Swanson

Global corporations and international government alliances are pushing war, environmental destruction, economic exploitation, defunding of schools and housing, hateful divisive ideologies, and reductions in rights and liberties as a package wrapped in shiny ... More >>

Are Sane People Missing the Point?

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 2:21 pm | David Swanson

A rational and moral person might think of the recent U.S. raid in Yemen this way. Here's one small incident out of a war consisting primarily of a massive bombing campaign that has slaughtered innocents by the thousands and is threatening to lead ... More >>

100 Years of Using War to Try to End All War

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:54 pm | David Swanson

This April 4th will be 100 years since the U.S. Senate voted to declare war on Germany and 50 since Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against the war on Vietnam (49 since he was killed on that speech’s first anniversary). Events are being planned to ... More >>

The Choice Trump’s Budget Creates

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:47 pm | David Swanson

Trump proposes to increase U.S. military spending by $54 billion, and to take that $54 billion out of the other portions of the above budget, including in particular, he says, foreign aid. If you can’t find foreign aid on the chart above, that’s ... More >>

Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:27 pm | David Swanson

Canada is becoming a major weapons dealer , a reliable accomplice in U.S. wars, and a true believer in “humanitarian” armed peacekeeping as a useful response to all the destruction fueled by the weapons dealing. More >>

Mapping the War Machine - David Swanson

Friday, 10 February 2017, 2:11 pm | David Swanson

When it comes to understanding wars, for some people, a picture of the dead or of the injured or of the traumatized or of those made refugees can be worth ten million words. And, for at least some of us, a picture of where war is in the world can be ... More >>

Nancy Pelosi Backs Bombings, Views Impeachment as Inhumane

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 3:08 pm | David Swanson

The last time Nancy Pelosi took impeachment off the proverbial table was 10 years ago. At that time, I reported on an unusual incident: More >>

The Next Step in Caring - David Swanson

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:44 pm | David Swanson

Why do I say that? Because this is unfunded, largely unpartisan activism that is largely selfless, largely focused on helping unknown strangers, driven by compassion and love, not political ideology, greed, or vengeance, and in line with activism ... More >>

The War Horror Has Begun - David Swanson

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 10:20 am | David Swanson

Here we are on Day 5 of the Donald Trump presidency, and he's got "special" forces of the U.S. military in two-thirds of the world's nations. He's engaged in serious occupation and/or bombing campaigns in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, ... More >>

Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:56 pm | David Swanson

Here I am in occupied DC. The White House looks like a Green Zone. There was a time when you could walk up to it. Caravans of police cars and black SUVs zoom by with sirens blaring and everyone else forced aside. Do people look outraged? No, they ... More >>

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:36 pm | David Swanson

At the Atlantic Council -- a "think" tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO -- Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger to the United ... More >>

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six U

Monday, 16 January 2017, 9:37 am | David Swanson

The United States and Russia each possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy all life on earth many times over. More >>

Imagine the Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Peace

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:46 pm | David Swanson

The idea has been floated and endlessly reintroduced in legislation since the founding of the United States of creating a Department of Peace. These efforts even resulted in 1986 in the creation of the USI”P” — the U.S. Institute of “Peace” which ... More >>

Why Release the Torture Report Now

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:04 am | David Swanson

A young man was tortured in Chicago this week. It wasn't an act of the Chicago police. It was live streamed on Facebook. And the President of the United States declared it an horrific hate crime. More >>



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