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.

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… »

01.05.2018

Peace Comes to Korea: Let’s Understand Why

Peace Comes to Korea: Let’s Understand Why

By David Swanson When peace shows its face, and weapons companies’ stocks plummet, we have to do more than just cheer. We have to avoid misunderstanding where peace comes from. We have to recognize the forces that want to destroy it. We have to work to make it last and… »

28.04.2018

The Decline and Fall of the State Department

The Decline and Fall of the State Department

By David Swanson Ronan Farrow’s book War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence recounts episodes from the Obama-Trump militarization of U.S. foreign policy. While the book begins with and has been marketed with the story of Trump firing lots of key diplomats and leaving positions unfilled,… »

17.04.2018

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

Corbyn v Corker: UK wants representation, US royalty

By David Swanson Five years ago, the British Parliament said no to an attack on Syria that its prime minister wanted to join the U.S. president in launching. That action, combined with public pressure, was instrumental in getting the U.S. Congress to make clear that it would say no as… »

14.04.2018

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

By David Swanson In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it… »

08.04.2018

Why the Google Protest of War Work Is Wonderful

Why the Google Protest of War Work Is Wonderful

By David Swanson, The fact that 3,100 Google employees signed a letter opposing Google doing work for the U.S. military is wonderful for what it reveals. It does not reveal that a major company exists that has not long been a contractor for the U.S. military. Google, whether its employees know… »

03.04.2018

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

By David Swanson We’re hearing a lot about U.S. veterans being deported, just as we hear about healthcare and retirement and homelessness and countless other topics as impacting veterans in particular. The implication, and often the explicit assertion, is that we should especially care about injustice when it hurts veterans,… »

23.03.2018

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

By David Swanson Tuesday’s debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to end (technically whether or not to vote on whether to end) U.S. participation in the war on Yemen can certainly be presented as a step forward. While 55 U.S. Senators voted to keep the war rolling along,… »

07.03.2018

Take a Knee and a Stand

Take a Knee and a Stand

By David Swanson Remarks at Saint Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, Texas, March 1, 2018 Thank you for inviting me. What I contended in the article that got me invited here was that one of the biggest taboos in the United States, one of the behaviors treated most as a heresy,… »

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