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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 >>

Italy Should Make Friends with the U.S. Public

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:31 am | David Swanson

In the late 1980s when I was a teenager and an exchange student in Bassano del Grappa I loved Italy for the same reasons I’ve loved it ever since, reasons that include natural and human-created and human beauty. I found Italians on average to be friendly, ... More >>

How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

Friday, 20 September 2019, 9:04 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/how-the-u-s-institute-of-peace-avoids-peace-in-afghanistan/ More >>

Every Peace Group Should Join Strike DC for the Climate

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:08 pm | David Swanson

Peace activists and organizations have worked for years to bring environmental and peace activism together. When an environmental campaign includes the peace movement, it’s time to join in and show up and take part. More >>

Zombie Zombie Zombie

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 9:05 am | David Swanson

CNN is outraged that Trump was too friendly with Russians, supposedly endangering an honorable spy snooping into the Russian government. More >>

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 8:38 am | David Swanson

Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and knowledge pile up in each case, denial of the facts looks ... More >>

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 9:32 am | David Swanson

Happy Kellogg-Briand Pact Day! As you all know, but most people do not, the Peace Pact was signed 91 years ago today. And, as you all probably know, but most people do not, the inspiration and vision and endless labor behind it came from a mass movement ... More >>

Love It or Leave It

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 8:22 am | David Swanson

Imagine a dystopian future in which every person in the United States is given free and total and preventative heath care from whatever doctors and nurses they want, but CNN talking heads pine sorrowfully for their beloved insurance companies. More >>

Long After Hiroshima

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 5:43 pm | David Swanson

How do we honor victims? We can remember them and appreciate who they were. But there were too many of them, and too many unknown to us. So, we can remember a sample of them, examples of them. And we can honor the living survivors, get to know and appreciate ... More >>

 

 

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