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.

12.07.2019

Join the CIA: Travel the World Passing Out Nuclear Blueprints

Join the CIA: Travel the World Passing Out Nuclear Blueprints

By David Swanson In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this “operation” in his book State of War. In 2015, the United States prosecuted a former CIA agent, Jeffrey Sterling, for… »

11.07.2019

The Obama Wars

The Obama Wars

By David Swanson By “the Obama wars” I don’t mean some overgrown infants on television screaming racist insults or pretending that opposing racism requires cheering for Obama. I mean: the widespread indiscriminate murder of human beings with missiles — many of them from robot airplanes — let loose to threaten… »

28.06.2019

This Is Really Not a Drill

This Is Really Not a Drill

By David Swanson On Wednesday, the first 10 of the 20 Democrats whom the corporate media is permitting into what they call debates were asked what the greatest threat to the United States is. A worthy and funny answer would have been “MSNBC.” Another worthy and funny answer would have… »

25.06.2019

Protecting Children from Police

Protecting Children from Police

By David Swanson Donald E. McInnis’s book, She’s So Cold, is painful to read. McInnis was the defense attorney for one of three boys falsely accused of killing one of the boys’ sister. Much of the book is recreation of police interrogations that were videotaped, and of a court hearing. This… »

21.06.2019

Life in Prison

Life in Prison

If you’re free, if you’re not locked behind bars (and I do realize that this is true of a smaller percentage of people in the so-called Land of the Free than anywhere else on earth), be grateful. One thing you can do is get your hands on important new books. I… »

28.05.2019

U.S. Army: 0 — Internet: 1

U.S. Army: 0 — Internet: 1

By David Swanson The U.S. Army tweeted a harmless rah-rah tweet and got hit with a burst of reality never encountered on corporate-controlled media. Score one for the internet. The Army asked: “How has serving impacted you?” Here’s a tiny sample of the responses:… »

06.05.2019

Fallujah Forgotten

Fallujah Forgotten

I don’t know if most people in the United States ever knew what Fallujah meant. It’s hard to believe the U.S. military would still exist if they did. But certainly it has been largely forgotten — a problem that could be remedied if everyone picks up a copy of The Sacking… »

02.05.2019

The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress

The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress

Read this Military.com article from Friday: “Do U.S. High Schools Bar Military Recruiters? Activists Try to Call Pentagon’s Bluff.” It discusses the offer that Pat Elder and I made [Here’s that offer and video of Spencer lying] to award funding to any school that could be identified as… »

25.04.2019

The Resistance Takes a Stand for Keeping Trump in Office

The Resistance Takes a Stand for Keeping Trump in Office

I’m old enough to remember when Nancy Pelosi was telling us that Trump would impeach himself. Now, Trump’s “not worth it,” as if impeachment is a favor you bestow on those most worthy. Jerrold Nadler is proposing to fine Trump for refusing to comply with subpoenas. Do you grasp the… »

17.04.2019

Exporting Dictators

Exporting Dictators

By David Swanson The U.S. government gets little credit for it, doesn’t even like to brag about it, but as of 2017 provided military “aid” to 73% of the world’s dictatorships. Occasionally, the U.S. turns against one of its dictators and chooses that moment to tell everyone about him: Hussein,… »

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