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.

17.04.2019

Exporting Dictators

Exporting Dictators

By David Swanson The U.S. government gets little credit for it, doesn’t even like to brag about it, but as of 2017 provided military “aid” to 73% of the world’s dictatorships. Occasionally, the U.S. turns against one of its dictators and chooses that moment to tell everyone about him: Hussein,… »

03.04.2019

NATO Interrupted

NATO Interrupted

Wednesday morning an event was held in a building overlooking Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., at an organization called the Center for European Policy Analysis, which is funded by: FireEye, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Bell Helicopters, BAE systems, the U.S. State Department, the Pentagon, National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. Mission… »

29.03.2019

Trump & Congress Love NATO, We Love Peace

Trump & Congress Love NATO, We Love Peace

By David Swanson The head of NATO is visiting the White House and Congress next week to be publicly praised by the U.S. President and both big political parties. For more on how they love NATO, keep reading. The foreign ministers of the NATO nations are meeting at the State Department… »

27.03.2019

The Roots of Russiagate in Aaron Burr’s “Treason”

The Roots of Russiagate in Aaron Burr’s “Treason”

The progressive liberal Democratic-Republican hero was supposed to be handed the presidency in 1800, and instead there was a tie. Somebody was going to have to pay. And the proper payment would be a charge of treason. We know that Thomas Jefferson was a progressive liberal because he said really… »

21.03.2019

Five Benefits of Life Without NATO

Five Benefits of Life Without NATO

By David Swanson This week, war industry employee Hans Binnendijk claimed in the weapons-advertisement conveyance Defense News that we all get five big benefits from NATO: Russia refrains from seizing Eastern Europe. The United States gets to have bases in Europe from which to attack the Middle East, and gets to trade… »

13.03.2019

How Not to Go to War

How Not to Go to War

By David Swanson If you saw a book in Barnes and Noble called “How Not to Go to War,” wouldn’t you assume it was a guide to the proper equipment every good warrior should have when they head off to do a little killing, or perhaps something like this U.S. »

07.03.2019

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By David Swanson U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ care, etc. Now it’s at $1.3 trillion. In the years since military spending has been dramatically increased, the… »

04.03.2019

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

By David Swanson About four months ago, I organized over 100 scholars, intellectuals, and activists to publish an open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders, which was then signed by over 10,000 more people, several of whom volunteered to deliver it to Senator Sanders. So, we know he received it. Before publishing… »

26.02.2019

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

By David Swanson, Director of World BEYOND War The U.S. State Department uses public funds and public employees to market private products designed for mass killing to foreign governments. Few corporations have benefitted more from this socialism for the oligarchs than Boeing. In one recent example, the U.S. government has… »

23.02.2019

The New York Times Is Scared of Peace

The New York Times Is Scared of Peace

By David Swanson The New York Times and the people it gives voice to are very worried that Donald Trump may be too much in favor of peace in Korea, more in favor of peace than of disarming North Korea prior to peace — a sure recipe, of course, for never… »

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