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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 >>

Peace: More Normal and Wonderful Than We Think

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:46 am | David Swanson

How might we get to a world that doesn't plan and produce wars but lives at peace economically, environmentally, culturally, and legally? How might we switch to systems that avoid conflicts and settle unavoidable conflicts nonviolently? More >>

War: It's Human Nature only if Collective Suicide is Natural

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:41 am | David Swanson

I'm going to try this morning to address the question of how we can best talk our fellow human beings out of one of the primary myths that allows war to continue. And in a second speech later today I'm going to turn more to the question of activism ... More >>

The Video That Could Indict the Pentagon for Murder

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:23 am | David Swanson

As Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting points out , until a video surfaced of South Carolina policeman Michael Slager murdering Walter Scott, the media was reporting a package of lies manufactured by the police: a fight that never occurred, witnesses ... More >>

Locals Protest, Sabotage U.S. Navy Base Construction

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 10:49 am | David Swanson

http://worldbeyondwar.org/locals-protest-sabotage-u-s-navy-base-construction-in-desert-in-sicily/ More >>

David Swanson: Lower Drinking Age, Raise Killing Age

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 5:37 pm | David Swanson

The United States sends people to kill and die in war that it doesn't trust with a beer. More >>

Wisconsin Grandmother Jailed for Opposing Drone Murders

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 4:37 pm | David Swanson

Joy First reports from Mauston, Wisc., that Bonnie Block, a Madison grandmother and long-time peace activist, was found guilty of trespassing in a jury trial in the Juneau County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and sent to jail. More >>

Canada, Do Not Follow U.S. Into Permawar

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 11:06 am | David Swanson

Oh Canada, to thine own self be true, not to thine heavily militarized neighbor. Robin Williams called you a nice apartment over a meth lab for a reason, and now you're bringing the drugs upstairs. More >>

Department of Education Mandates Teaching of Satire

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 10:42 am | David Swanson

Buried in a regulation produced under the No Child Left Behind Act by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education is an odd and apparently little-enforced requirement that every public school student in the ... More >>

TVC in California Asks Drone Pilots to Stop Killing

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 10:13 am | David Swanson

This may be a first: a television ad campaign in a U.S. state capitol appealing to someone to stop murdering human beings who have, in most cases, already been born. More >>

Top 10 Reasons Bill Maher Not "Best Weapon Against ISIS"

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:24 pm | David Swanson

10. This sort of argument for debunking Islam in the media as the best way to "defeat" ISIS/ISIL misses the fact that ISIS recruits from the United States make up almost certainly much less than 1% of recruits, so that 99% of the problem, even on its ... More >>

Talk Nation Radio: Margaret Flowers on Stopping the TPP

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:27 pm | David Swanson

Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician who currently serves as co-director of PopularResistance.org and is co-host of Clearing the FOG Radio. She has been fighting to stop fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership for more than three years. We ... More >>

A Liberal Lawyer Gives Up on Preventing Murder

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 10:02 am | David Swanson

Rosa Brooks' article in Foreign Policy is called "There is no such thing as peacetime." Brooks is a law professor who has testified before Congress to the effect that if a drone war is labeled a proper war then blowing children apart with missiles is ... More >>

The Russian Military Asked Me to Publish Its Propaganda

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:59 am | David Swanson

On Friday, March 20th, I spoke at the University of the District of Columbia Law School in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of teach-ins about peace organized by SpringRising.org. While there, a young man in a suit with a Russian accent approached ... More >>

Opposing War With a Smile | David Swanson

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 4:54 pm | David Swanson

More times than I can count, after I've given a speech about war and peace without tears in my eyes I've afterward been either blamed or credited with optimism. As in "What the hell are you so optimistic about?" or "Oh, I'm so glad you're optimistic." More >>

50,000th War in a Row Violates the Laws of War

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:31 am | David Swanson

I think we must be due some kind of prize. This is the 50,000th war in a row to have violated the "laws of war." The documentation comes from Human Rights Watch which reports that last August 31st U.S. and Iraqi air strikes "drove ISIS forces away ... More >>

Gallup: U.S. Population Highly Militaristic

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:21 am | David Swanson

In early 2014 there were unusual news stories about Gallup's end-of-2013 polling because after polling in 65 countries with the question "Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?" the overwhelming winner had ... More >>

The Washington Post Will Kill Us All

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:28 am | David Swanson

"War with Iran is probably our best option." This is an actual headline from the Washington Post . Yes it's an op-ed, but don't fantasize that it's part of some sort of balanced wide-ranging array of varied opinions. More >>

A Blueprint for Ending War

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:07 am | David Swanson

In On Violence , Hannah Arendt wrote that the reason warfare is still with us is not a death wish of our species nor some instinct of aggression, ". . . but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs ... More >>

 

 

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