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Oleaginous Kakistocracy: A Good Time To Abolish Pipelines

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 9:26 am | David Swanson

A moment in which U.S. politicians are openly talking about the need to sacrifice lives to a disease in the name of profit may be a good moment for recognizing the evil motivations of the same politicians when it comes to foreign policy. Congress ... More >>

50 Oppressive Governments Supported by the U.S. Government

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:20 am | David Swanson

Excerpted from 20 Dictators Currently Supported by the U.S. by David Swanson, March 19, 2020 More >>

Top 10 Reasons the U.S. Government Is Blowing This

Monday, 16 March 2020, 2:23 pm | David Swanson

10. Recognizing that a problem that has grown severe in other countries could grow severe in the United States would require thinking of the United States as existing in the same world, susceptible to the same forces, as everyone else. A willingness ... More >>

Yet Another Mass Shooter Was A Military Veteran

Friday, 28 February 2020, 3:10 pm | David Swanson

Thursday yet another mass shooting was committed by a military veteran, this one in Milwaukee . Virtually all military veterans are not mass shooters. Many peace activists are veterans. Many everything under the sun are veterans. But mass shooters ... More >>

Nonviolent Action For Peace

Monday, 24 February 2020, 8:47 am | David Swanson

George Lakey’s new book is called How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning . On its cover is a drawing of a hand holding up two fingers in what is more often considered a peace sign than a victory sign, but I suppose it is meant ... More >>

Shut Down Canada Until It Solves Its War, Oil, And Genocide Problem

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 8:30 pm | David Swanson

Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination of a habitable climate ... More >>

Why This Election Is Different

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 3:07 pm | David Swanson

Elections, I think most of us can agree, usually bring out the idiocy, superficiality, and illogic in everyone who can muster any. Imagine supporting, as many did, Sanders and then Trump because they were both “outsiders.” On Tuesday, I heard somebody ... More >>

Pinkerism and Militarism Walk into a Room

Friday, 7 February 2020, 2:09 pm | David Swanson

This is a book to answer the question: What if someone who believed that war was only committed by poor, dark, distant people, and had therefore almost vanished from the earth, were to encounter the U.S. military and the U.S. military budget? More >>

How Do You Blow the Whistle on a Whole Society?

Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:52 am | David Swanson

Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has not been sufficiently exploited. In this film, the ... More >>

Forty-Five Felons With Their Own Holiday: The US Presidency

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:36 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/forty-five-felons-with-their-own-holiday-the-u-s-presidency/ More >>

The Radical Underuse of Impeachment

Friday, 20 December 2019, 9:18 am | David Swanson

Al Capone wasn’t prosecuted for tax evasion because it’s cool or smart or strategic to prosecute murderers for lesser crimes, but because proving murder in court was going to be more difficult. More >>

Catastrophically Awful Military Bill

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:47 pm | David Swanson

If one of the worst pieces of legislation ever drafted becomes law, there is one small measure in it that we can be pleased with. RootsAction.org and World BEYOND War and many other organizations and activists from Puerto Rico and the rest of the ... More >>

It’s time for Virginia to end the death penalty

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:12 am | David Swanson

The death penalty’s slow death is accelerating. At least 140 nations no longer use it. No nation in Europe uses the death penalty. No nation in the Western Hemisphere uses it, except the United States. More >>

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:58 am | David Swanson

One of the latest resources produced by people affiliated with the Costs of War Project is a book called War and Health: The Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Catherine Lutz and Andrea Mazzarino. Its focus is on “indirect” ... More >>

What Does the Pelosi Posse Want?

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:51 am | David Swanson

If the purpose of the current Trump impeachment hearings were simply to fulfill Congress Members’ oaths of office and do their jobs, it would be difficult to explain the past many years. Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the Judiciary Committee for the past 11 ... More >>

Statement to the National Commission

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:28 am | David Swanson

World BEYOND War opposes compulsory draft registration for people of all genders. More >>

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

Friday, 8 November 2019, 10:11 am | David Swanson

November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102 if you want to be all mathematically accurate and elitist about it). Anyway, it’s been over a century now since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month ... More >>

Bragging About Murdering People You Turned into Terrorists

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:10 am | David Swanson

You cannot promote the rule of law by loudly bragging about committing murder. You cannot end terrorism by committing terrorism. Here is a U.S. president openly proclaiming that he has committed murder in order to let people be afraid they’ll be next. ... More >>

Trump Articles of Impeachment

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:53 pm | David Swanson

In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution ... More >>

Hope in a Time like ours

Monday, 7 October 2019, 9:22 am | David Swanson

Hope in a Time Like Ours: remarks by Brian Terrell at #NoWar2019, Limerick, Ireland, October 5, 2019 More >>

 

 

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