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War Powers Reform Bill Far Better Than Feared

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9:37 am | David Swanson

Senators Murphy, Lee, and Sanders have introduced legislation to address Congressional and Presidential war powers. (See bill text , press release , one pager , video of press conference , op-ed , and Politico article ). In recent months, we’ve seen ... More >>

The Way Between

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:36 am | David Swanson

For decades I — and, no doubt, everybody else who points out the power and effectiveness of nonviolent action — have had the endlessly recurring experience of being asked “But shouldn’t people defend themselves with wars rather than do nothing?” ... More >>

Remember to Forget The Alamo

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 1:15 pm | David Swanson

https://davidswanson.org/remember-to-forget-the-alamo/   Mexico once had a problem with a local provincial government promoting illegal immigration from the United States into Mexico in order to engage in the illegal slavery of illegally ... More >>

Goodbye To An AUMF

Friday, 18 June 2021, 9:04 am | David Swanson

https://worldbeyondwar.org/goodbye-to-an-aumf/   With the U.S. House voting and the U.S. Senate promising to vote on repealing an AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) from 2002 (essentially a sort of weasely pseudo-permission ... More >>

Beware Atlantic Charters

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 8:48 am | David Swanson

The last time the U.S. President and UK Prime Minister announced an “Atlantic Charter” it happened in secret, without public involvement, without Congress or Parliament. It laid out plans for shaping the world upon the conclusion of a war ... More >>

If They Chose, Biden And Putin Could Make The World Radically Safer

Friday, 11 June 2021, 4:52 pm | David Swanson

The danger of nuclear apocalypse is at an all-time high. Understanding of the damage that would result from a nuclear war is of a greater horror than ever previously understood. The historical record of threats of nuclear weapons use, and of near-misses ... More >>

Abolishing Police And Abolishing Militaries

Friday, 11 June 2021, 9:47 am | David Swanson

The similarities between the movement to abolish war and the movement to abolish police and prisons jump out at me anew when reading Mariame Kaba’s We Do This ‘Til We Free Us , which is about police and prison abolition. The book has a foreword ... More >>

The Nuclear Danger Gone?

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 9:37 am | David Swanson

You can talk with perfectly intelligent, educated, well-rounded people in the United States who don’t happen to work on trying to save the world from war (this is one of the dangers of relaxing your social distancing, that you run into these people), ... More >>

Malcolm Gladwell Claims Satan Won WWII But Jesus Does Drone Strikes

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 8:18 am | David Swanson

I wish I were joking, even a little. Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Bomber Mafia , maintains that Haywood Hansell was essentially Jesus tempted by the Devil when he refused to burn Japanese cities to the ground. Hansell was replaced, and Curtis ... More >>

Biden’s Budget Proposal Funds Most Of The World’s Dictators

Friday, 28 May 2021, 10:22 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson https://davidswanson.org/bidens-budget-proposal-funds-most-of-the-worlds-dictators There’s nothing new about this, which is why I know it’s there before having seen the new budget proposal. The United States funds most of the world’s most ... More >>

An Online Course On War And The Environment: Spreading Knowledge Builds Power

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 8:53 am | David Swanson

Here's a video from one of the facilitators lined up for World BEYOND War's online course on War and the Environment which begins on June 7th, 2021: More >>

What The New Acceptability Of The Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 9:16 am | David Swanson

Have you noticed that a lot of science writers have lately been saying that they were perfectly right a year ago to mock and condemn even considering a lab leak origin for Coronavirus but that now it’s perfectly proper to admit that Coronavirus may ... More >>

What The New Acceptability Of The Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets

Monday, 24 May 2021, 4:50 pm | David Swanson

Have you noticed that a lot of science writers have lately been saying that they were perfectly right a year ago to mock and condemn even considering a lab leak origin for Coronavirus but that now it’s perfectly proper to admit that Coronavirus may ... More >>

Chile And Colombia To Move Money Out Of Militaries

Saturday, 15 May 2021, 4:25 pm | David Swanson

While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) ... More >>

An Easy Test Of Whether Democrats Are Faking It

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 4:17 pm | David Swanson

When Democrats were handed the U.S. Congress in 2006 to end the war on Iraq, and they escalated it in order to “oppose” it in the 2008 elections, it’s possible some of them were not being completely forthright and respectful toward you, their ... More >>

Hate Taxes But Love WWII? You Obviously Don’t Know Where Taxes Came From

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 2:56 pm | David Swanson

The United States excels at hating taxes, and for good reason. The U.S. government gives you damn near nothing in return for them. You pay them at a higher rate than do billionaires or corporations. Cheating is permitted only if at a sufficiently ... More >>

What Washington Does To Chinese

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 9:47 am | David Swanson

This coming Friday, newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Japan’s Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide for a summit that the mainstream media has presented as democratic and peace-loving countries casually getting together in order to discuss ... More >>

Biden’s Announcement That Trump Got Military Spending Just Right Is Dead Wrong

Friday, 9 April 2021, 3:07 pm | David Swanson

President Joe Biden is proposing a level of Pentagon spending so close to that of Trump’s last year in office that Bloomberg calls it a 0.4% reduction adjusting for inflation while Politico calls it a 1.5% increase and “effectively an inflation-adjusted ... More >>

A Cold War Re-Education In 8 Minutes

Monday, 22 March 2021, 3:19 pm | David Swanson

The Cold War didn’t have a hard and fast beginning that transformed the world or that turned heroic anti-Nazi Soviets into Satanic Commies on a particular afternoon. More >>

Brazil In The World

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 12:51 pm | David Swanson

Next only to the worst destroyers of the earth’s climate slowing their destructive activities, one of the best steps that could be taken for this planet might be for the destroyers of the Amazon rain forests to knock it off. They’re led by one of ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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