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.

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… »

15.01.2018

Letter from Charlottesville to Ukraine

Letter from Charlottesville to Ukraine

By David Swanson CHARLOTTESVILLE UKRAINE Nazi rallies in the news in recent years have most prominently been held here in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, and in Ukraine. I want to send thoughts of solidarity to those in Ukraine resisting fascism. And I want to let you know that some… »

30.12.2017

How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime

How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime

By David Swanson War is a crime. The International Criminal Court has just announced that it will finally treat it as a crime, sort-of, kind-of. But how can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws… »

30.12.2017

How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime

By David Swanson War is a crime. The International Criminal Court has just announced that it will finally treat it as a crime, sort-of, kind-of. But how can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How… »

19.12.2017

Oh For Godsake, Leave Jill Stein Alone

Oh For Godsake, Leave Jill Stein Alone

By David Swanson I’ve known Jill Stein for years. I knew weeks ago that the Senate “Intelligence” Committee was coming after her. I set up this petition to put reasonable limits on Russiagate. But I’ve not heard from Jill, nor had any secret communication from my good friend Vladimir,… »

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