Prominent Americans, peace activists, and organizations have created an open letter to President Donald Trump asking him to end U.S. war in Afghanistan.
What are the grounds for impeachment?
Trump and those around him have also threatened war with China over the South China Sea
By David Swanson The national religion of the United States of America is nationalism. Its god is the flag. Its prayer is the pledge of allegiance. The flag’s powers include those of life and death, powers formerly possessed by traditional religions. Its myths are built around the sacrifice of lives to protect against the evils […]
Regarding your 29 proposals, here’s a bit more than just the ranking you asked for. I’ll start with the best:
A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives Matter!” and similar anti-Trump inspired slogans.
Ninety-eight years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, fighting ceased in the “war to end all wars.” People went on killing and dying right up until the pre-designated moment, impacting nothing other than our understanding of the stupidity of war.
What do we do now? Here’s a big list of things we need to do right away! Let’s go people!
Some of the most misguided questions ever conceived by the human brain take the form of “But how do you use nonviolence against . . . ?”
A Film About Liars and the Journalists That Expose Them
Petition to Stop F-35 Going Global
Just War theory holds that a war is morally justified under certain circumstances but is it?
Congress wants 9/11 victims’ families to be able to sue Saudi Arabia for its role in those crimes. Kinzer does not and he’s wrong
Snowden is the most entertaining, informing, and important film you are likely to see this year.
By David Swanson I was fortunate enough to view a screening of the new Snowden movie Wednesday evening with some of the whistleblowers who have cameos in it and with its director Oliver Stone. I’m not allowed to review it until Saturday night, but it is a truly great movie and has the potential to […]
On September 7, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are set to appear on the same stage in a broadcast NBC is calling the“Commander-in-Chief Forum,” an event devoted to “national security, military affairs and veterans issues.” The candidates will not debate face-to-face. They will appear separately, back-to-back.
Why would it be that 8 years ago you couldn’t win a Democratic presidential primary if you’d voted for a war on Iraq after pushing all the Bush White House lies about it, and yet now you can?
My headline above is a plain English translation of this Pentagon speak found in a Reuters headline today: “Demand for U.S. arms exports set to keep growing, official says.”
The military draft has not been used in the United States since 1973, but the machinery has remained in place (costing the federal government about $25 million a year).
The new book This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century by Mark Engler and Paul Engler is a terrific survey of direct action strategies, bringing out many of the strengths and weaknesses of activist efforts to effect major change in the United States and around the world since well before the twenty-first century. It should be taught in every level of our schools.
Super Bowl 50 will be the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games, the honoring of troops and glorifying of wars that most people had assumed was voluntary or part of a marketing scheme for the NFL, has actually been a money-making scheme for the NFL.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has requested budget proposals from organizations and members of the public. Here is a friendly suggestion from World Beyond War.
David Swanson of Talk Nation Radio speaks with Jon Schwarz about some very interesting topics.
by David Swanson, WarIsACrime.org People in the United States want tighter gun laws within the United States. They probably can’t be, and certainly aren’t being, polled on the U.S. role as top weapons supplier to the world. You can’t poll people on something they’ve never heard of. People in the United States want more done […]
by David Swanson Back in 2010 I wrote a book called War Is A Lie. Five years later, after having just prepared the second edition of that book to come out next spring, I came across another book published on a very similar theme in 2010 called Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War, by […]
Attaques à Paris, a Lebanon, a Syria, a Yemen, a Iraq, a Palestine
Veterans Day was originally a day to celebrate peace. That doesn’t exist anymore!
A world dominated by a peace maker rather than a war maker would be far less welcoming for the crimes of the Assads of the world.
Wars and sanctions! The U.N. hammer of choice!
Will Pope influence the biggest business in the world and get them to go on a diet and reform for humanity?