Tag Archives: David Swanson
Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it?
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 against war actually be put to use?
Rev. Janice Sevre-Duszynska one of those arrested explained why she was at the Pentagon seeking a meeting today “The measure of a healthy society is how we treat the marginalized. How we can care for them in a just and humane manner when 56% of the federal budget goes to the Pentagon for its 800+ military bases and the killing?
“David Swanson’s War Is A Lie should be required reading. It lays bare the hypocrisy of American ‘do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do’ foreign policy, exposing the lies and the deliberate glorification of military disasters.” – Medea Benjamin, author, peace activist
“There is no evidence anywhere that Iran had, has or will have a nuclear weapons program. Mere enrichment of uranium—something 19 other non-nuclear weapons countries do without any complaints from the US–is not tantamount to weapons manufacture.” —William Beeman
“Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” Anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact on August 27, 1928
On August 27, 1928, fifteen nations signed the pact at Paris. Later, an additional forty-seven nations followed suit, so the pact was eventually signed by most of the established nations in the world. The U.S. Senate ratified the agreement by a vote of 85–1.
From the article: The spirit of Kellogg-Briand was embodied in the formation of the United Nations, whose charter commits its signers to renouncing war and the threat of war: All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.
“While the Democratic Party was able to leverage antiwar sentiments effectively in promoting its own electoral success, the antiwar movement itself ultimately suffered organizationally from its ties to the Democratic Party.” “[T]he parties agree more on the substance of policy than their political rhetoric suggests.” Chris Hedges | The Left Has Lost It’s Nerve and […]
Moving away from militarism requires identifing with humanity, not a nation. “We” must begin to mean humanity. By David Swanson (about the author) OpEdNews.com October 21, 2014 (image by http://warisacrime.org) Here’s a fairly typical image of a sort that constantly clogs up my FaceBook page. I take it to be the full and open expression of […]
David Swanson takes two minutes to tell how to end war and save the planets resources and feed the hungry in the meantime. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also […]
There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts. By David Swanson WarIsACrime.org July 28, 2014 The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones I saw a screening of this film back in November at the drone summit in DC. It’s wonderful. I was […]
The Center for American Progress (C.A.P.) is funded by Lockheed Martin and other huge war profiteers. C.A.P. has just put out a report recommending that air strikes be considered. Re-invade Iraq? June 23, 2014 For more Evergreene Digest coverage of the Re-invasion of Iraq … David Swanson, Warisacrime.org Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times […]
. . . we need to understand war as the cultural creation that it is and stop imagining it as something imposed on us by forces beyond our control. By davidswanson davidswanson’s blog 27 May 2014 By World Beyond War If war were inevitable, there would be little point in trying to end it. If war […]
Video: The Campaign To End All War By Dennis Trainor, Jr. January 14th, 2014 www.acronymtv.wordpress.com PopularResistance.org In this interview with David Swanson, we discuss a campaign, still in its planning stages, to eliminate “the institution of war as an acceptable enterprise for the human species.” Visiting the website WorldBeyondWar.org, one is prompted to sign a simple two sentence pledge […]
Published on Dec 17, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson says that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than campaigns of violence. See more videos: http://therealnews.com TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us […]
Published on Dec 16, 2013 On RAI, Paul Jay and David Swanson discuss the culture and economics of war Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is […]
Published on Dec 14, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson, author of “War is a Lie”, talks about becoming a full-time activist for peace. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on TWITTER […]