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.

30.01.2017

Letter to Trump: End U.S. War in Afghanistan

Letter to Trump: End U.S. War in Afghanistan

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is well into its 16th year. In 2014 President Obama declared it over, but it will remain a political, financial, security, legal, and moral problem unless you actually end it. The U.S. military now has approximately 8,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan , plus… »

26.01.2017

The War Horror Has Begun

The War Horror Has Begun

Here we are on Day 5 of the Donald Trump presidency, and he’s got “special” forces of the U.S. military in two-thirds of the world’s nations. He’s engaged in serious occupation and/or bombing campaigns in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. He just sent malicious robot airplanes armed… »

24.01.2017

The So-Called Intelligence So-Called Community’s Dumb Isolated View of the Future

The So-Called Intelligence So-Called Community’s Dumb Isolated View of the Future

By David Swanson Thank you to Tom Engelhardt for pointing out that the people who couldn’t predict the end of the Soviet Union, the crimes of 9-11, the decency of numerous whistleblowers, the election of Donald Trump, the likelihood that utilities in Vermont would point out that they had… »

24.01.2017

Why Impeach Donald Trump

Why Impeach Donald Trump

By David Swanson, FireDonaldTrump.org What are the grounds for impeachment? They will likely be piling up rapidly. President Trump did use Day 1 to advise the CIA that the United States should have stolen all of Iraq’s oil. But here is a place to start. We already have a… »

20.01.2017

Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Here I am in occupied DC. The White House looks like a Green Zone. There was a time when you could walk up to it. Caravans of police cars and black SUVs zoom by with sirens blaring and everyone else forced aside. Do people look outraged? No, they grin and… »

18.01.2017

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

At the Atlantic Council — a “think” tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO — Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger to the United States of America and to the rule… »

15.01.2017

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us

The Deep State Wants to Deep Six Us

What do these pieces of evidence tell you? The United States and Russia each possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy all life on earth many times over. Pentagon officials say the cold war with Russia is for profit and bureaucracy. When there was danger of peace breaking out in… »

13.01.2017

Imagine the Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Peace

Imagine the Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Peace

The idea has been floated and endlessly reintroduced in legislation since the founding of the United States of creating a Department of Peace. These efforts even resulted in 1986 in the creation of the USI”P” — the U.S. Institute of “Peace” which this week held events with Lindsey Graham, Tom… »

11.01.2017

Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day

The U.S. government has now generated numerous news stories and released multiple “reports” aimed at persuading us that Vladimir Putin is to blame for Donald Trump becoming president. U.S. media has dutifully informed us that the case has been made. What has been made is the case for writing your… »

06.01.2017

Why Release the Torture Report Now

Why Release the Torture Report Now

By David Swanson, World Beyond War A young man was tortured in Chicago this week. It wasn’t an act of the Chicago police. It was live streamed on Facebook. And the President of the United States declared it an horrific hate crime. The President did not advise “looking forward” rather… »

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