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.

23.03.2018

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

By David Swanson Tuesday’s debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to end (technically whether or not to vote on whether to end) U.S. participation in the war on Yemen can certainly be presented as a step forward. While 55 U.S. Senators voted to keep the war rolling along,… »

07.03.2018

Take a Knee and a Stand

Take a Knee and a Stand

By David Swanson Remarks at Saint Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, Texas, March 1, 2018 Thank you for inviting me. What I contended in the article that got me invited here was that one of the biggest taboos in the United States, one of the behaviors treated most as a heresy,… »

28.02.2018

Sociopathy Compounded by Stupidity Shows the Way Forward!

Sociopathy Compounded by Stupidity Shows the Way Forward!

By David Swanson The Charlottesville Daily Progress has published a version of an editorial by the Richmond Times Dispatch that points the way to peace and prosperity! It begins: “When it comes to federal defense spending, Virginia ranks No. 1. Defense dollars account for one-third of the state’s economy. That’s why the budget sequestration… »

26.02.2018

Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter?

Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter?

By David Swanson The power of mass demonstrations to mobilize activism and move those in positions of power is minimized, first and foremost, by those opposed to popular power. Do not listen to them. Make them listen to us! Can you give two days to stop the slaughter of innocents… »

24.02.2018

I’d Elect the People on My Facebook Page Over Any Weapons-Funded Hack

I’d Elect the People on My Facebook Page Over Any Weapons-Funded Hack

By David Swanson I asked my Facebook page which high school teacher they’d least like to have had a gun in their desk. Go read their answers. I’d elect those people over any recent president or any current member of Congress. These bursts of public discussion with dashes of sanity… »

22.02.2018

Yes, the United States Used Biowarfare on North Korea

Yes, the United States Used Biowarfare on North Korea

By David Swanson It’s sort of silly that it matters. The United States bombed North Korea flat with ordinary, non-bioweapons bombs. It ran out of standing structures to bomb. People lived in caves, if they lived. Millions died, most of them from regular old non-scandalous but mass-murderous bombs (including, of… »

14.02.2018

The World Is My Country: Important New Film about Garry Davis’s Fight for Global Citizenship

The World Is My Country: Important New Film about Garry Davis’s Fight for Global Citizenship

By Marc Eliot Stein, Garry Davis was a young Broadway actor in 1941, an eager understudy for Danny Kaye in a Cole Porter musical called “Let’s Face It” about US Army inductees, when America entered World War Two and he found himself heading for Europe in an actual soldier’s uniform. »

03.02.2018

Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Posture Reviews

Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Posture Reviews

By David Swanson Did you hear the one about the “safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent”? There is, of course, nothing safe or secure about producing, maintaining, or threatening to use nuclear weapons. Nor is there evidence that they have ever deterred anything that the United States wanted deterred. Trump’s… »

31.01.2018

What Military Bashing Teacher Got Right

What Military Bashing Teacher Got Right

By David Swanson A high school teacher is no longer teaching, and is receiving threats, because of how he spokeabout the U.S. military. To read the news reports, you’d think that all he said was that people who join the military are stupid. He did say that. He was… »

29.01.2018

The Post should be viewed by current editors of The Post

The Post should be viewed by current editors of The Post

I was afraid that The Post would give us a Hollywood film version of the publication of the Pentagon Papers and manage never to say what was in the Pentagon Papers. I was afraid it would be turned into a pro-war movie. I was afraid we’d be told that the… »

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