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Morgan Freeman and the Plot to Scapegoat Russia

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:44 am | David Swanson

Daniel Kovalik is author of the recently-released book The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia. He teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has worked on Alien ... More >>

Let’s Put to Rest These Myths about U.S.-North Korea

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:32 am | David Swanson

Not even a year has passed since Donald Trump’s election victory. Yet already, his over-the-top, pugnacious rhetoric and actions have exacerbated Washington’s conflict with North Korea to the point where some observers are comparing it to the ... More >>

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:02 am | David Swanson

Gar Smith / World Beyond War #NoWar2017 Conference, September 22-24 at American University in Washington, DC. http://worldbeyondwar.org/stones-drones-short-history-war-earth/ More >>

South Korean Demands US THAAD Weapons Be Kept Out of Korea

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:55 am | David Swanson

Cho Young-sam self-immolated himself yesterday, leaving behind a plea for NO THAAD in South Korea: More >>

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:47 pm | David Swanson

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/the-best-speech-yet-from-any-u-s-president/ More >>

The Gathering to Abolish War

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:37 am | David Swanson

Sixteen years of endless wars, endless spending, endless killing, endless dying, endless environmental destruction, endless erosion of our rights, endless suppression of activism, endless militarization of police, endless promotion of bigotry and hatred, ... More >>

What It Would Take To End Racism & War?

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:26 am | David Swanson

May I see a show of hands of those who believe we should eliminate all racism? More >>

How Outlawing War Changed the World in 1928

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 4:20 pm | David Swanson

When I wrote a book about the Kellogg-Briand Pact my goals were to draw lessons from the movement that created it, and to call attention to its existence as a still-current law being routinely violated — in hopes of encouraging compliance. After all, it ... More >>

U.S. Path to War on North Korea Is Well Worn

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:15 am | David Swanson

The U.S. proposal for a U.N. resolution allowing “all necessary measures” to forcibly halt and inspect North Korean ships and to cut off oil to North Korea may send our species out the door with a culminating act that echoes and builds on numerous ... More >>

The Conference to Save the Environment

Monday, 11 September 2017, 9:31 am | David Swanson

To my knowledge, and I very, very much hope I am wrong, this upcoming conference will be the very first environmental conference in the United States to take on the single gravest threat to the world’s natural environment and to the natural environment ... More >>

Stop Allowing YOUR Emperor to Threaten Nuclear Apocalypse

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 9:51 am | David Swanson

North Korea is open to reasonable negotiations. The United States, as embodied in the buffoon whom we have allowed to hold more power than any royal monarch has ever known, would prefer armageddon to reasonable negotiations. More >>

Charlottesville’s Past That Isn’t Even

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 10:25 am | David Swanson

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia, I like to point out that the rallies of racists are mostly imported from out of state. It’s tempting to relax comfortably on that assertion, and to reflect on how our great lord and master Thomas Jefferson owned ... More >>

Top 14 Articles of Impeachment for Trump

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 10:03 am | David Swanson

Several years back, I led a team of authors drafting articles of impeachment against then-President George W. Bush for then-Congressman Dennis Kucinich. We drafted over 60 and settled on the best 35. Had Congress moved forward, it would not have passed ... More >>

David Swanson: The Peace Monument the United States Needs

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:56 pm | David Swanson

The Peace Monument the United States Needs By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/the-peace-monument-the-united-states-needs/ More >>

Top 10 Misconceptions About Charlottesville

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:25 am | David Swanson

1. Let’s start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world. The flood of concern and good wishes for those of us here in Charlottesville is wonderful and ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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