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.

14.05.2017

Things Russians Can Teach Americans

Things Russians Can Teach Americans

I suppose the list is lengthy and includes dancing, comedy, karaoke singing, vodka drinking, monument building, diplomacy, novel writing, and thousands of other fields of human endeavor, in some of which Americans can teach Russians as well. But what I’m struck by at the moment in Russia is the skill… »

12.05.2017

Gorbachev: It Was Worse Than This, and We Fixed It

Gorbachev: It Was Worse Than This, and We Fixed It

On Friday in Moscow I and a group from the United States met with former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. He said the current relationship between Washington and Moscow alarmed him. But, he said, it is possible to rebuild trust. “We had a situation that was worse, but… »

11.05.2017

Impeach Trump for Right Reasons

Impeach Trump for Right Reasons

By David Swanson The Constitution suddenly seems to have bestirred itself and declared itself, through its many Washington spokespeople, to be in crisis. I’m sorry, interjects the world, but what the hell took you so long? We laid out the clear Constitutional violations of Trump’s financial and business interests on… »

01.05.2017

What I Said at the Peace Hub of the Climate March

What I Said at the Peace Hub of the Climate March

Most countries on earth have the U.S. military in them. Most countries on earth burn less fossil fuel than does the U.S. military. And that’s without even calculating how much worse for the climate jet fuel is than other fossil fuels. And it’s without even considering the fossil fuel consumption… »

26.04.2017

“Neutral” Ireland’s hidden involvement in US military operations

“Neutral” Ireland’s hidden involvement in US military operations

This article originally appeared on the pages of World Beyond War with the title “Hey Ireland, Your Ambassador Just Told Me You’ll Do Anything Trump Wants“. Dear brothers and sisters of Ireland, your ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson spoke at the University of Virginia Tuesday afternoon. After… »

22.04.2017

How U.S. Race Laws Inspired Nazis

How U.S. Race Laws Inspired Nazis

James Q. Whitman’s new book is called Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. It is understated and over documented, difficult to argue with. No doubt some will try. In cartoonish U.S. historical understanding, the United States is, was, and ever shall be a… »

07.04.2017

Top 10 Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies About Syria

1. Chemical weapons are worse than other weapons. This is not the case. Death and dismemberment are horrific regardless of the weapon. No weapon is being used legally, morally, humanely, or practically in Syria or Iraq. U.S. bombs are no less indiscriminate, no less immoral, and no less illegal… »

01.04.2017

Let Trump Golf, Let the Public Draft the Budget

Let Trump Golf, Let the Public Draft the Budget

One idea behind a representative government is to approximate what the public as a whole would do if it had the time to sit down and consider each matter itself. Of course the entire U.S. public does not have that time. But when a random sample of the public is… »

29.03.2017

Liberalism’s Communications Problem

Liberalism’s Communications Problem

Liberals in the United States are relatively educated, yet extremely inarticulate when it comes to Trump, his budget proposal, or the U.S. military. In a typical email, Moveon.org sent out the message this week that nobody should confirm a Supreme Court nominee until it’s determined that Trump is a “legitimate… »

17.03.2017

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

Trump’s Budget Counts on Us to Be Dumber Than He

By David Swanson Donald Trump does not always in every way appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed. Yet there is great wisdom to be found in some of his assumptions of stupidity on the part of the rest of us. If I act like a real jackass,… »

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