Host Dan Yaseen speaks with David Swanson on the War in Syria.

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is the executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War, as well as Curing ExceptionalismWar Is Never Just, and War No More: The Case for Abolition. He is the co-author of A Global Security System: An Alternative to War.

He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Swanson was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation.

David holds a Master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia and has long lived and worked in Charlottesville, Virginia. Longer bio.  Sample videos.

Areas of focus: Swanson has spoken on all variety of topics related to war and peace. Facebook and Twitter.


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Broadcaster Bio
Dan Yaseen was born in Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to the United States in 1974. He received MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been an independent life and health insurance broker for over 30 years, specializing in Medicare.

Dan has always been interested in politics and history. He follows global issues and geopolitics. After the tragedy of 911, he decided silence was no longer an option and became an anti-war, anti-Empire activist.

He is a charter member of Peace Fresno, was President 2004-2005; he is currently Vice President – Membership. He is also on the boards of Fresno Center for Nonviolence, and the Community Alliance Newspaper. He is the host of radio show, Speaking Truth to Empire on VT Radio and on on 88.1 KFCF Free Speech Radio for Central California.