David Swanson

David Swanson

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He was nominated for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.

12.08.2018

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY saying they’ll ban sticks and other potential weapons, just as if this were a nonviolent leftist rally for peace or justice is the right move. If advocates for love and kindness can’t have posters on wooden poles, why should fascists who’ve made their violent intent known get… »

21.07.2018

Tell Israel to Allow Thinking in Its Schools

Tell Israel to Allow Thinking in Its Schools

By David Swanson Israel has passed a law allowing its Minister of Education to ban from its schools any person or group who criticizes Israel — apparently something that no teachers or students in Israel are supposed to do either (though some do). The hasbara, or pro-war propaganda, spin on this… »

18.07.2018

The Intelligence Community Is Neither

The Intelligence Community Is Neither

By David Swanson At the big “Treason Summit” “Russopocalypse” “Catastrovent” on Monday, journalist Sam Husseini tried to ask a question about banning nuclear weapons, and was physically hauled out of the room by officials from the “Land of Press Freedom,” Finland. Meanwhile, an Associated Press reporter was permitted to ask… »

20.06.2018

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

By David Swanson We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than in other wealthy countries, but they are more… »

12.06.2018

Let’s Continue Progress Toward Peace in Korea

Let’s Continue Progress Toward Peace in Korea

Less than a year ago, President Donald Trump was threatening North Korea with “fire and fury.” Today such threats are completely absent from his remarks and tweets. Today Trump said, “We will be stopping the war games . . . I think it’s very provocative.” This move has been a… »

08.06.2018

What Took Down ACORN May Take Down the Rest of Us

What Took Down ACORN May Take Down the Rest of Us

By David Swanson In Seymour Hersh’s new account of his career, Reporter: A Memoir, he recalls that Martin Luther King Jr. told him upon the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that he planned to register 900,000 Negroes to vote. King would go on to oppose war and organize poor… »

05.06.2018

Tangier Island Is The Earth

Tangier Island Is The Earth

By David Swanson It’s nice to look down on the poor foolish residents of Tangier Island, a little speck of land sinking into the Chesapeake Bay. Some 87% of the residents who voted in 2016, voted for Trump. The Mayor of Tangier says that being mayor is only his second… »

29.05.2018

Memorial Day THIS

Memorial Day THIS

“Memorial Day is a time to remember, appreciate, and honor the selfless patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to freedom. At a time when our country seems so divided, we must not forget that it is because of their service and sacrifice that we live in the most… »

24.05.2018

New War Opponents

New War Opponents

By David Swanson For those of us who fully expected most U.S. peace activists to vanish once Barack Obama became president but expected them to come back once Donald Trump ascended the throne, the failure of our second expectation has been hard, crushingly hard. But there are a few silver… »

14.05.2018

Forces of Corruption Are Horrified of a Trump Impeachment

Forces of Corruption Are Horrified of a Trump Impeachment

By David Swanson If you do a daily web search for “impeachment,” here’s what you’ll get used to seeing. Most use of impeachment is outside the United States. Most use of impeachment within the United States is outside of Washington, D.C. Most media mention of impeachment in relation to Trump… »

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