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.

The African American history missing from the Smithsonian

By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5279 The new corporate-funded African-American History museum in Washington, D.C., built on the former site of Camp Democracy and all sorts of protests and festivals, is getting a great deal of purely positive press before its doors…

Why we must go to the Pentagon on September 26, 2016

http://worldbeyondwar.org/must-go-pentagon-september-26-2016 A call to action from the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR):   As people of conscience and nonviolence we go to the Pentagon, the seat of the United States military might, to call for an end to the…

International Union for the Conservation of Nature ignores impact of militarism

U.S. Military Forgets to Mention Its Fuel Consumption, Carbon Footprint, Destruction of Nature During Presentations at World Conservation Congress. By Ann Wright http://warisacrime.org/content/international-union-conservation-nature-ignores-impact-militarism The worldwide, prestigious World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was…

The Trumpillary war machine is bad news

By David Swanson I was fortunate enough to view a screening of the new Snowden movie Wednesday evening with some of the whistleblowers who have cameos in it and with its director Oliver Stone. I’m not allowed to review it…

Protests of national anthem restore my faith in humanity

Speaking out against racism is one thing — and a wonderful and admirable thing it is — but choosing to do so by sitting out the U.S. national anthem, and then having others join in, or “come out” as routine…

Lessons for Peace from Back in the USSR

In the early 1980s almost nobody from the United States traveled to the Soviet Union or vice versa. The Soviets wouldn’t let anybody out, and good Americans were disinclined to visit the Evil Empire. But a woman in California named…

Obama in Hiroshima paints a Peace Sign on a bomb

President Obama went to Hiroshima, did not apologize, did not state the facts of the matter (that there was no justification for the bombings there and in Nagasaki), and did not announce any steps to reverse his pro-nuke policies (building…

Tony Blair is sorry, a little

While George W. Bush is apparently proud of everything he’s ever done, Tony Blair came dangerously close to facing reality this weekend when he admitted there were “elements of truth” in the view that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was…

Why peace activists should stop cheering for Russian bombs in Syria

There’s a view of Syria, common even among peace activists in the United States, that holds that because the United States has been making everything worse in Syria and the entire Middle East for years, Russian bombs will make things…

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