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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 >>

Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:00 am | David Swanson

The U.S. government has now generated numerous news stories and released multiple "reports" aimed at persuading us that Vladimir Putin is to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. U.S. media has dutifully informed us that the case has been made. ... More >>

Dave Webb on Keeping Weapons and Nuclear Power Out of Space

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 11:40 am | David Swanson

We discuss the upcoming 25th Annual Global Network Conference & Protest: "Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense & the Weaponization of Space" to be held on April 7-9, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama: http://space4peace.org More >>

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump

Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 12:30 pm | David Swanson

Fantasies About Russia Could Doom Opposition to Trump By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5399 To many Democrats for whom killing a million people in Iraq just didn't rise to the level of an impeachable offense, and who considered Obama's bombing of eight nations ... More >>

Yes, Dubya, Now I Miss You - David Swanson

Friday, 23 December 2016, 9:46 am | David Swanson

When George W. Bush made the case for attacking and destroying the nation of Iraq, he made claims that, if true, would have justified nothing. And he proposed as evidence for those claims fraudulent, implausible, and even ridiculous pieces of information. ... More >>

Stop the Spiral of Violence

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:57 pm | David Swanson

In recent years both NATO and Russia have increasingly engaged in deterrence through rearmament and threats against each other rather than working for common security all over Europe through confidence and security building measures, arms control, ... More >>

BREAKING: The CIA Never Ever Lies - David Swanson

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:52 pm | David Swanson

At moments like these, when every good responsible and enlightened liberal is recognizing the need to destroy the world in order to save it, by getting World War III started with Russia before Trump can move in and damage anything, I believe it is important ... More >>

Virginia's Constitution Needs Improving - David Swanson

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 4:14 pm | David Swanson

Virginia's Constitution is three times as long as the U.S. Constitution (which is notably lacking any serious sections on oyster beds). Virginia's Constitution has also been updated at least three times as much as the U.S. Constitution. But it is ... More >>

How I Produce Fake News for Russia - David Swanson

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 4:21 pm | David Swanson

Apparently I've written "fake news" on behalf of Russia without ever receiving a dime from Russia or realizing what I was doing. It took the intrepid reporting of the Washington Post to alert me to what I have been engaged in. My "fake ... More >>



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