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.

17.03.2017

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

By David Swanson Donald Trump does not always in every way appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed. Yet there is great wisdom to be found in some of his assumptions of stupidity on the part of the rest of us. If I act like a real jackass,… »

15.03.2017

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

Thanks to a recent Wall Street Journal article, I’ve been hearing from Democratic partisans that President Trump has done something brand new, and that it amounts to tearing up the War Powers Resolution by giving the CIA the power to make war. Now, I am seeking to… »

02.03.2017

Our Causes Are Connected, Our Movements Should Be Too

Our Causes Are Connected, Our Movements Should Be Too

By David Swanson Global corporations and international government alliances are pushing war, environmental destruction, economic exploitation, defunding of schools and housing, hateful divisive ideologies, and reductions in rights and liberties as a package wrapped in shiny foil, tied with a bow, and advertised in hundreds of different advertising media. . »

27.02.2017

The Choice Trump’s Budget Creates

The Choice Trump’s Budget Creates

Trump proposes to increase U.S. military spending by $54 billion, and to take that $54 billion out of the other portions of the above budget, including in particular, he says, foreign aid. If you can’t find foreign aid on the chart above, that’s because it is a portion of that… »

27.02.2017

Open Guantanamo!

Open Guantanamo!

By David Swanson Antes des morirme quiero echar mis versos del alma. Open Guantanamo to human rights inspectors. Open its files to the public. Subpoena the witnesses to its horrors. Open the courts to its prisoners and try them or set them free. Open the gates to the people of… »

15.02.2017

Which Washington Crimes Matter Most?

Which Washington Crimes Matter Most?

By David Swanson Michael Flynn participated in mass murder and destruction in Afghanistan and Iraq, advocated for torture, and manufactured false cases for war against Iran. He and anyone who appointed him to office and kept him there should be removed from and disqualified for public service. (Though I still… »

14.02.2017

Love Beyond Flags: Nothing More Beautiful

Love Beyond Flags: Nothing More Beautiful

By David Swanson When Iran’s democracy was overthrown by the CIA in 1953, many Iranians had what they still have: affection for the people of the United States, as distinct from the U.S. government. If — even with Michael Flynn out — the U.S. government/military manages to stir up a… »

12.02.2017

Why won’t march to unite all movements include peace?

Why won’t march to unite all movements include peace?

By David Swanson Will you stand for peace? Your website at PeoplesClimate.org proposes a march on Washington on April 29, 2017, to “unite all our movements” for “communities,” “climate,” “safety,” “health,” “the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more,” “jobs and… »

06.02.2017

The United States Is Innocent and Has Never Killed Anyone

The United States Is Innocent and Has Never Killed Anyone

It was bound to be the case that if a U.S. president ever admitted that the United States murdered people and did so on a scale at least as significant as other countries, he would be defending the practice, not denouncing it. It is not a secret in much of… »

31.01.2017

The Next Step in Caring

The Next Step in Caring

Airport resistance is the biggest step forward by the U.S. public in years. Why do I say that? Because this is unfunded, largely unpartisan activism that is largely selfless, largely focused on helping unknown strangers, driven by compassion and love, not political ideology, greed, or vengeance, and in line with… »

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