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.

11.10.2019

The Nobel Committee Is Doing Better

The Nobel Committee Is Doing Better

By David Swanson The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize was right not to give the prize to Greta Thunberg, who deserves the highest prizes available, but not one created to fund the work of abolishing war and militaries. That cause ought to be central to the work of… »

10.10.2019

Trump’s Opponents Have Him Beat . . . When It Comes to Incompetence

Trump’s Opponents Have Him Beat . . . When It Comes to Incompetence

If Trump were to finally shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler and company would not declare it acceptable, absolutely not. But what they would do would be to open a months-long investigation into the history of the victim, what Trump had said earlier in the day,… »

05.10.2019

Pathways to Peace: Mairead Maguire’s remarks at #NoWar2019

Pathways to Peace: Mairead Maguire’s remarks at #NoWar2019

By Mairead Maguire I am very happy to be with you all at this conference. I would like to thank David Swanson and World Beyond War for organizing this important event and also all those attending for their work for peace. I have long been inspired by the American Peace… »

04.10.2019

Italy Should Make Friends with the U.S. Public and the World By Kicking Out the U.S. Military

Italy Should Make Friends with the U.S. Public and the World By Kicking Out the U.S. Military

By David Swanson In the late 1980s when I was a teenager and an exchange student in Bassano del Grappa I loved Italy for the same reasons I’ve loved it ever since, reasons that include natural and human-created and human beauty. I found Italians on average to be friendly, kind,… »

20.09.2019

How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

Four years ago, I wrote this after a meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace: “The president of USIP Nancy Lindborg had an odd response when I suggested that inviting Senator Tom Cotton to come speak at USIP on the need for a longer war on Afghanistan was a problem. She… »

13.09.2019

For the First Time in My Life I’m Against Impeaching the President

For the First Time in My Life I’m Against Impeaching the President

By David Swanson I had hoped to make the above statement after electing a president whom I did not consider a vile mass-murderous warmongering climate-destroying threat to humanity. I’m saying it early. I’m saying it while Trump is president. But I’m not saying it because I’ve come to share any… »

07.09.2019

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

By David Swanson Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and knowledge pile up in each case, denial of the facts looks more and… »

04.08.2019

The Myths, the Silence, and the Propaganda That Keep Nuclear Weapons in Existence

The Myths, the Silence, and the Propaganda That Keep Nuclear Weapons in Existence

By David Swanson Remarks in Poulsbo, Washington, August 4, 2019 This week, 74 years ago, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were each hit with a single nuclear bomb that had the power of a third to a half of what NPR calls a low-yield or “usable” weapon. By NPR… »

01.08.2019

Poor Wittle CNN

Poor Wittle CNN

“So, Senator Sanders, do you think that someone who’s profited from the current so-called healthcare system, like John Delaney, is qualified to tell you not to change it?” is a different sort of question from “So, Congressman Delaney, won’t good Americans run screaming from Senator Sanders’ rabid socialism?” Similarly, “Senator… »

31.07.2019

Abolish Terrorist Agencies

Abolish Terrorist Agencies

By David Swanson Every government on earth, beginning with the United States, should shut down and be done with secret agencies, spy agencies, agencies used for murder, torture, bribery, election-manipulation, and coups. While these agencies prevent the public from knowing what is being done in its name, they do not… »

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