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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online activist organization http://rootsaction.org

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Irresponsible Hatecraft and Proper Drone Murders The reality, of course, has been decades of endless drone murders, including "signature strikes" and "double taps" targeting mostly unidentified people and sometimes identified people who could easily have been arrested had there not been a preference for murdering them and anyone nearby them.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2021
War Powers Reform and the Pretense Thereof I don't like the downsides in these bills at all. I think they're horrific, disgraceful, and absolutely indefensible. But I think they're outweighed by the upsides, even in the Senate bill, though the House one is better. Yet, clearly best of all would be for Congress to make use of any of these things, either one of the new bills or the law as it exists today.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Empires That Brought Us Here Empire is still (or newly, as it wasn't always) a touchy subject in the U.S. Empire.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2021
Harry Potter and the Secret of COP26 "Blimey, Harry!" exclaimed Ronald Weasley, his face pressed to the window, peering out at the swiftly passing countryside as the glistening red Hogwarts Express belched coal smoke into the sky on its way north to Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference. "If the secret that you have to find is both known and unknown to all Muggles, then it follows that it's known to a lot of us too. And it also follows ...
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 8, 2021
Nobel Committee Gets Peace Prize Wrong Yet Again The Nobel Committee has yet again awarded a peace prize that violates the will of Alfred Nobel and the purpose for which the prize was created, selecting recipients who blatantly are not "the person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses."
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2021
Can War Be Both Reformed AND Abolished? A recent article and a recent book have raised this familiar topic anew for me.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Civic Initiative Save Sinjajevina to Receive the War Abolisher of 2021 Award Civic Initiative Save Sinjajevina (Građanska inicijativa Sačuvajmo Sinjajevinu in Serbian) is a popular movement in Montenegro that has prevented the implementation of a planned NATO military training ground, blocking military expansion while protecting a natural environment, a culture, and a way of life.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 23, 2021
325 Organizations Propose Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of Many of us have been screaming about it at the tops of our lungs for years and years, writing about it, making videos about it, organizing conferences on it. Yet it is ineluctably unknowable.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 23, 2021
U.S. Media Obsessed With Smaller Two of Three Big Bills in Congress My concern is that there is a third bill moving through Congress right now that's bigger than the other two, and you'll hear next to nothing about it from "news" sources.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 20, 2021
Mel Duncan to Receive the David Hartsough Lifetime Individual War Abolisher of 2021 Award Today, September 20, 2021, World BEYOND War announces as the recipient of the David Hartsough Lifetime Individual War Abolisher of 2021 Award: Mel Duncan.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 13, 2021
Peace Boat to Receive Award as Lifetime Organizational War Abolisher of 2021 Today, September 13, 2021, World BEYOND War announces as the recipient of the Lifetime Organizational War Abolisher of 2021 award: Peace Boat.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 12, 2021
WHIF: White Hypocritical Imperial Feminism In 2002, U.S. women's groups sent a joint letter to then-President George W. Bush in support of the war on Afghanistan to benefit women. Gloria Steinem (formerly of the CIA), Eve Ensler, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, and many others signed. The National Organization for Women, Hillary Clinton, and Madeline Albright supported the war.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 9, 2021
Guantanamo Past the Point of All Shame U.S. high schools should teach courses on Guantanamo: what not to do in the world, how not to make it even worse, and how not to compound that catastrophe beyond all shame and recovery.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Atheism Could Save Journalism, Democracy, and Your Family I know, I know, journalism is so bad you don't really want it saved or really see what saving it would mean much less want it saved by some evil abomination like atheism. And we've never actually had democracy. And I've got no business mentioning your family, especially in the same breath as something as disgusting as atheism. But hear me out.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 4, 2021
What Ending a War Could Look Like When you imagine ending a war, do you imagine the U.S. President lamenting the human cost of the war's financial expense while simultaneously demanding that Congress increase military spending - and while mentioning new wars that could potentially be launched?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 30, 2021
What the War of Terror Has Cost Us So Far Malika Ahmadi, two, died in a U.S. drone strike on Kabul today, her family says. Has the war of 20 years cost us the ability to care?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 30, 2021
The Washington Post's Case Against Democracy The Washington Post has been a leading promoter of the Rules Based Order, which some have confused with a pro-democracy initiative. The Post has, however, assembled a powerful case against democracy, that we all need to take seriously if we want to be, you know, serious.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 29, 2021
They're About to Add Women to Military Draft in the Name of Feminism In some future lovely little war, perhaps with China or some other demonized target, some percentage of the U.S. public may suddenly exclaim: "Hey, since when does a draft include young women as well as men?!"
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 27, 2021
No More Attacks on Afghanistan By Kathy Kelly, Nick Mottern, David Swanson, Brian Terrell, August 27, 2021
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Which Is Worse, the Tech Giant Censors or the Stuff You Want Censored? Fascist nutcases are spreading dangerous nonsense, while billionaire monopolists are virtually disappearing critics and protesters. It's easy to get confused about what ought to be done.

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