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.

10.11.2018

Another Amazing Coincidence: Man Trained to Mass Murder Commits Mass Murder

Another Amazing Coincidence: Man Trained to Mass Murder Commits Mass Murder

The suspect in today’s mass shooting (well, the biggest one I’ve heard of thus far this morning; the day is young) is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Another mass shooter in Florida last week just happens to have been in the military. The man who killed with… »

07.11.2018

What Else You Can Do

What Else You Can Do

You’ve been radically misled to believe that the only thing, or the most important thing, or one of the super important things you can do is vote. Voting in a functioning democracy would be a fairly important thing to do, but wouldn’t somehow eliminate the thousands of important things that… »

26.10.2018

Why I Can’t Read the Washington Post

Why I Can’t Read the Washington Post

Someone recklessly left a copy of a Washington Post lying around in this coffee shop, and I succumbed to morbid curiosity long enough to notice an article that begins: “Major U.S. defense manufacturers say they will stand by the Trump administration regarding whether American-made weapons systems should be sold to the Saudi government,… »

25.10.2018

Classical Conditioning for Peace

Classical Conditioning for Peace

According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman, the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And the reason that the vast majority of U.S. soldiers (marines, sailors, etc.) have attempted to kill… »

02.10.2018

Delusion Upon Fantasy Upon Lie Based on Propaganda

Delusion Upon Fantasy Upon Lie Based on Propaganda

Read this headline: “To Avoid Repeating Catastrophic Mistake of Iraq Invasion, Senate Bill Would Forbid Attack on Iran Without Congressional Approval.” Consider these facts: The Senate voted to let Bush attack Iraq. So did the House. The pair of them continue to fund the U.S. military occupation of Iraq to… »

11.09.2018

Leave Syria the Hell Alone

Leave Syria the Hell Alone

By David Swanson Last weekend I was on Iranian TV being asked about the meeting in Tehran at which the presidents of Iran and Russia had refused to agree with the President of Turkey to stop bombing people in Syria. I said Iran and Russia were wrong. I also said… »

08.09.2018

Celebrate Mass Slaughter on Patriot Day!

Celebrate Mass Slaughter on Patriot Day!

By David Swanson I went in search of anything the United States was number 1 in that it shouldn’t be ashamed of, and came up empty. But I did find that the United States is number 1 in believing it is number 1. So, that’s something. In my book, Curing… »

05.09.2018

Four Antiwar Congress Members — Maybe

Four Antiwar Congress Members — Maybe

By David Swanson Ayanna Pressley just won a Democratic Primary in a Democratic Congressional District in Massachusetts. While most candidates for Congress have websites completely devoid of any mention of foreign policy whatsoever, Pressley has one with a substantive position on foreign policy. “Foreign Policy “My approach to foreign policy… »

19.08.2018

Three Antiwar Congress Members

Three Antiwar Congress Members

Rashida Tlaib has nothing about war or peace on her website. And she’s going to be elected to the seat held by Congressman John Conyers, famous for giving speeches for things like impeaching George W. Bush while telling reporters and colleagues that impeaching Bush needed to be avoided. So, take… »

12.08.2018

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY saying they’ll ban sticks and other potential weapons, just as if this were a nonviolent leftist rally for peace or justice is the right move. If advocates for love and kindness can’t have posters on wooden poles, why should fascists who’ve made their violent intent known get… »

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