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The World Will End in Fire

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 3:00 pm | David Swanson

Proclaiming that the end is nigh has now become the labor of the very opposite of a deluded religious devotee. And the question framed by Robert Frost of whether the world will end in fire or ice is no longer in dispute. The world will soon end in ... More >>

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 2:51 pm | David Swanson

Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or from opposing NATO as the world’s biggest military force responsible for disastrous wars in places ... More >>

Trump Declares Himself a National Emergency

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:59 am | David Swanson

As a dedicated peace activist, I believe Trump needs to be removed from office immediately. More >>

A Green New PayGo Shutdown

Sunday, 6 January 2019, 3:56 pm | David Swanson

“She’ll cut your head off.” That’s Nancy Pelosi’s daughter’s praise for her mother. More >>

Corrupt Spineless Iraqi Legislators Are Right

Saturday, 29 December 2018, 10:35 am | David Swanson

You’ve got 5,000 armed foreign troops stationed in your country. You don’t say a word until the idiot foreign emperor stages a surprise visit. Then you’re outraged principally because he didn’t notify you or meet with you or put up any pretense ... More >>

And So This Is Christmas

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 12:49 pm | David Swanson

Christmas Day. Very late on this day and into the morning of the 26th in 1776, George Washington led a surprise night crossing of the Delaware River and bloody pre-dawn attack on unarmed hung-over-from-Christmas troops still in their underwear — a ... More >>

The Ancient Mythical Rites of Pearl Harbor Day

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:19 am | David Swanson

Last week I spoke at a high school. As I often do, I told them I’d perform a magic trick. I only know one, but I know it will almost always work with no skill required. I scribbled on a piece of paper and folded it up. I asked someone to name a war that ... More >>

Earth Over the Brink

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 3:42 pm | David Swanson

People and companies and governments are cutting down trees to burn them to save the planet from global warming, mixing the sacrificial trees with oh-so-clean coal, and in Detroit with tires, and in North Carolina with chicken shit. More >>

Are Genes Pseudo-Science Driven by Plutocrats?

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:10 pm | David Swanson

Are Genes Pseudo-Science Driven by Racist Patriarchal Plutocrats? By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/are-genes-pseudo-science-driven-by-racist-patriarchal-plutocrats/ More >>

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:04 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 2, 2018 https://worldbeyondwar.org/yemen-poisoned-water-and-a-green-new-deal/ More >>

Regulating Apocalypse

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:24 am | David Swanson

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” More >>

Classical Conditioning for Peace

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 9:22 am | David Swanson

According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman , the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And the reason that the vast majority ... More >>

Humanitarian Bombs

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:56 am | David Swanson

One should not sell bombs to a government that abuses human rights, which means murders a man without using one of the bombs. More >>

Is War Alcohol?

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 8:59 am | David Swanson

War is a self-perpetuating habit that harms its users and can provide a certain momentary high. At a peace conference in Canada recently I heard a number of people refer to themselves as “recovering Americans.” The degree to which many people imagine ... More >>

What If Governments Obeyed Laws?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:16 am | David Swanson

The United States has an ancient Constitution. It doesn’t ban slavery as punishment. It doesn’t ban bribery as campaign funding. It doesn’t protect the natural world. It doesn’t guarantee basic human rights to food, shelter, education, healthcare. ... More >>

Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Weakness of Science

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:15 am | David Swanson

In a recent interview on National Pentagon Radio , Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed the interactions between (1) the U.S. military and (2) astrophysics. The former is an enterprise that I consider evil and Tyson seems to consider mildly worthy of discomfort ... More >>

Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 2:47 pm | David Swanson

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/stop-killing-and-dying-in-afghanistan-now-more-than-ever/ More >>

Health Professionals Tackle War

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 11:05 am | David Swanson

When I discovered that militarism is one of the top destroyers of the natural environment, I piled that onto my case against war. I did the same when I found out war wasted more money than anything else, was a major promoter of bigotry and racism, was the ... More >>

Giving Resistance a Good Name

Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:19 am | David Swanson

It’s popular to refer to the political line of a major corporate party in the United States as something like “the resistance” when the other of the two parties is on the throne of what both parties have, over many decades, actively converted ... More >>

Latin America’s Second World War

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 4:49 pm | David Swanson

Mary Jo McConahay’s The Tango War is an engaging, extensive, well-researched, well-written account of a topic that still manages to offend me. World War II is sacred history in the United States, the ultimate clash of pure good and evil, the ... More >>

 

 

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