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The Beginning Of The End

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:36 am | David Swanson

The Beginning or the End may have been the beginning of the end. If you imagine humanity existing a century from now in a society that includes history classes, you can expect, barring major changes, that U.S. text books will describe this as ... More >>

Hey Congress, Move The Money

Monday, 29 June 2020, 6:51 am | David Swanson

The past month’s activism has changed a great deal. One thing it’s helped with is brushing aside the tired old argument over whether government should be big or small. In its place we have the much more useful argument over whether government ... More >>

Put These Antiwar People In Congress

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:01 am | David Swanson

If you can do activism, do it around policies in a principled manner, and steer clear of elections. If you can do funding, fund principled activist organizations, not political candidates. If you must divert your energies and money into elections, ... More >>

Bernie, Amendments, And Moving The Money

Monday, 15 June 2020, 1:22 pm | David Swanson

Senator Bernie Sanders has finally done something that some of us thought would give his presidential campaign a big boost four years ago, and again this past year. He’s proposed to introduce legislation to move a significant amount of money from ... More >>

U.S. Military Should Stick to Slaughtering Foreigners

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 3:47 pm | David Swanson

Here’s what should happen now, judging by what I see on social and other media. More >>

Do Not Meet With Mike Pence, Go To Jail, Or Join The Military

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 3:38 pm | David Swanson

We don’t know what the long-term damage is of coronavirus in those who recover. We don’t know who will die among those who catch it. We do know that we each have a responsibility to avoid catching it and avoid spreading it. Here are some ways ... More >>

Is Capitalism Too Close To See?

Friday, 8 May 2020, 7:30 am | David Swanson

I’m not quite as big a fan of the new film “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” as Jon Schwarz is but think he makes some great points about it, as he usually does. The film doesn’t tell a story with characters and drama. It’s a documentary that ... More >>

War Abolition And Italian Liberation Day

Monday, 27 April 2020, 7:12 am | David Swanson

David Swanson was to speak at a conference in Florence, Italy, on April 25, 2020. The conference became a video instead. Below is the text of Swanson’s portion. As soon as we receive the video or text of the whole, in Italian or English, we will ... More >>

What’s The Matter With Science?

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 9:50 am | David Swanson

https://davidswanson.org/whats-the-matter-with-science/   What’s the matter with science? By that, do I mean, why don’t we turn away from corrupt politics and religion and follow the way of science? Or do I mean, why have we allowed science ... More >>

Gorbachev: Time To Revise The Entire Global Agenda

Monday, 6 April 2020, 11:55 am | David Swanson

Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, World BEYOND War, April 5, 2020 More >>

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 >>