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Bury the Monroe Doctrine

Sunday, 14 January 2018, 11:26 am | David Swanson

Bury the Monroe Doctrine By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/bury-the-monroe-doctrine Remarks at No Foreign Bases Conference, Baltimore, MD, January 13, 2018 More >>

Oh For Godsake, Leave Jill Stein Alone

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:26 am | David Swanson

I’ve known Jill Stein for years. I knew weeks ago that the Senate “Intelligence” Committee was coming after her. I set up this petition to put reasonable limits on Russiagate. But I’ve not heard from Jill, nor had any secret communication from ... More >>

The Even More Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 8:46 am | David Swanson

Twenty-Seven psychiatrists and mental health experts have produced a book called The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump , which I think, despite stating that the fate of the world is in the hands of an evil madman, understates the danger. More >>

The 18 Strongest Trump Articles of Impeachment

Friday, 15 December 2017, 8:52 am | David Swanson

Some say the world will end in Trump, Some say in Pence. From what I’ve heard out on the stump, I hold with those who favor Trump; For if he’s stopped they both might be. If not, the chance may come too late For Mr. Pence the throne to capture ... More >>

Christmas Truce

Monday, 11 December 2017, 3:43 pm | David Swanson

Remember the Christmas Truces. Go forth and do likewise! More >>

Sun Tzu: The Ass of War

Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:10 am | David Swanson

Sun Tzu, whose book, The Art of War , was written some 2,500 years ago during a period of constant war, and popularized in the West some 100 years ago (just in time for industrialized warfare), is the leading example of what’s wrong with digging up ... More >>

76 Years of Pearl Harbor Lies

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:29 am | David Swanson

Donald Trump is tweeting about a particular spot in Hawaii. He visited it recently on his way to threaten war in Asia. It’s a big feature this week in lots of U.S. magazines and newspapers. It has a lovely name that sounds like murder and blood ... More >>

Charlottesville Beyond the Lee Statue

Friday, 8 December 2017, 11:28 am | David Swanson

If you haven’t seen Charlottesville on the news lately, you should know that the Lee Statue and the Jackson Statue still stand, covered with enormous black garbage bags so that nobody can see them, but everybody can know there’s something ugly ... More >>

When a Nuclear War Planner Confesses

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:44 am | David Swanson

Daniel Ellsberg’s new book is The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner . I’ve known the author for years, I’m prouder than ever to say. We have done speaking events and media interviews together. We’ve been arrested together ... More >>

How I Became a Peace Activist

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 8:30 am | David Swanson

When I was teaching myself how to write, when I was about 20 to 25, I churned out (and threw out) all kinds of autobiographies. I wrote glorified diaries. I fictionalized my friends and acquaintances. I still write columns all the time in the first person. ... More >>

What We’re Supposed to Think

Monday, 4 December 2017, 8:22 am | David Swanson

We’re supposed to think that the United States is threatened for no reason by irrational subhuman monsters arising out of the less important bits of the earth found beyond U.S. borders. More >>

FAILED: Foreign Policy as We Know It

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 11:35 am | David Swanson

The Stop the War Coalition has just published a short summary of what’s wrong with foreign policy, going through a partial list of current wars one by one. Of course this is a British organization with a British perspective, but it’s the ... More >>

Ben Norton on the CIA Escalating Tensions With Iran

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 8:48 am | David Swanson

http://davidswanson.org/talk-nation-radio-ben-norton-on-the-cia-escalating-tensions-with-iran/ More >>

Reaction to NY Times Help Us See Where Nazis Come From

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:28 am | David Swanson

“Imagine being so bad at drumming that you become a Nazi,” someone tweeted in response to the recent and scandalous New York Times’ article about an Ohio Nazi. “Or at painting,” I replied. More >>

Against Thanksgiving

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:48 am | David Swanson

What the hell do I mean I’m against Thanksgiving? Can’t I find something worse to be against? How about famine, cholera, war, slavery, rape, murder, torture, environmental collapse, refugee crises, evil heartless lying scheming governments, oil spills, ... More >>

Top 10 Ways to Stop Trump Nuking Anybody

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:00 am | David Swanson

On Tuesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on whether Trump can just up and nuke people or not. The hand-picked witnesses, all former military, all said there was some chance that if Trump ordered a nuking, somebody might refuse ... More >>

Talk Nation Radio: War Stories

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:42 am | David Swanson

The late Eduardo Galeano’s forthcoming book, Hunter of Stories , has five or ten sentences on each page — each page a tiny story, their combination engaging and powerful. Galeano includes the story of a war resister who chose to die rather than ... More >>

US Mass Shooters Are Disproportionately Veterans

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:40 am | David Swanson

Are veterans of the U.S. military disproportionately likely to be mass killers in the United States? Asking such a question is difficult, first because of concerns of profiling, discrimination, etc., and second, because it’s hard to answer. More >>

Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail

Monday, 13 November 2017, 2:07 pm | David Swanson

First they tell you what to think the wars are for. They’re for protection from evil enemies, for spreading democracy and human rights. More >>

Oh Canada, Why Can’t You Shelter War Resisters?

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 9:14 am | David Swanson

Deb Ellis’ and Dennis Mueller’s film Peace Has No Borders tells the story of U.S. war resisters in Canada in opposition to the 2003-present war on Iraq, and the efforts of the War Resisters Support Campaign to win them the right not to be deported. More >>

   

 

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