Tag Archives: David Swanson

▶ Are There Just Wars? David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)

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 […]

▶ What Drives War? — David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)

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 […]

▶ Lies and War – David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)

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 […]

David Swanson> A New Holiday Is Being Created for Peace

 On August 27th [there was a celebration] at the Kellogg House in St. Paul.  Meanwhile, in Illinois, an award ceremony is planned for the winners of the first annual essay contest dedicated to the question “How Can We Obey the Law Against War?”  But why shouldn’t there be celebrations everywhere? A petition that can be signed at rootsaction.org and used […]

Steve McKeown: The World Declares An End to War!

It’s hard to imagine today, but the nations of the world once agreed to ban all war. Now it’s time to uncover the buried story and revive hope for humankind. By Steve McKeown   WAMM Newsletter   August 2013 A favorite song among peace activists is one written by Ed McCurdy in 1950. It goes […]

David Swanson> Bradley Manning Wins Peace Prize

A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 signatures, many of them with comments, and is aiming for 100,000 before delivering it to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.  Anyone can sign and add their comments at ManningNobel.org David Swanson  July 19, 2013  TheRealNews.com By David Swanson. This article was first published on […]

David Swanson> Drones for Jesus

Evangelist for Drone Warfare by DAVID SWANSON  JUNE 18, 2013  counterpunch.org Liberty University  in Lynchburg, Va., was founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell. Its publications carry the slogan “Training Champions for Christ since 1971.” Some of those champions are now being trained to pilot armed drones, and others to pilot more traditional aircraft, in U.S. wars. […]

Coleen Rowley> Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”?

Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”? Revisiting Coleen Rowley’s article on the use of human rights and the myth of humanitarian intervention. Editor’s Note:  “Liberals still stand and salute good old liberal words like Opposition, Rebellion, Humanitarianism, and Democracy – without recognition that these labels have been controverted by neocons and […]

David Swanson> The Case and the Movement Against Armed Drones

The Case and the Movement Against Armed Drones Unmanned killer robot planes have convinced certain people that there is a better way of waging war. Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:46By David Swanson, War is a Crime | Op-Ed But these drones have now made the United States as unpopular in places like Pakistan and Yemen as any nation […]

Americans in Pakistan Meet Families of Victims

VFP President Leah Bolger said, “In the few days we have been here we have met with dozens of Pakistanis who are outraged about the  illegal murder of their fellow citizens.  We have received nothing but gratitude, admiration and support for our stand against the policies of our own government, and we have been told […]

David Swanson> Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II

Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II  The Marshall Plan was a plan for domination — smarter and more skillful domination than some other attempts — but still domination.  U.S. capitalist control was the highest purpose.  By David Swanson (about the author)     OpEdNews Op Eds 10/30/2012  Imagine if George W. Bush had stood on the smoking ruins […]

David Swanson> Military Commander Gets Court Order to Protect Himself from Peace Activists

Military Commander Gets Court Order to Protect Himself from Peace Activists If you’re among the tens of millions who have assiduously avoided becoming aware of major news stories, what my friends are protesting will come as a shock: President Obama has developed a program of murder, with drones as the primary weapon, that is unprecedented in size, extent, […]

David Swanson> Nothing More Evil

Nothing More Evil Here’s what I’m trying to get at.  If you try to think of something more evil than what we are now doing, you’ll fail.  Name your evil: destroying the earth’s climate?  . . . The only way in which to fantasize about greater evil is quantitative, not qualitative.  We could drop more […]

David Swanson> Drones in U.S. Flight Paths: What Could Go Wrong?

Drones in U.S. Flight Paths: What Could Go Wrong? By David Swanson. Published in the July / August 2012 Humanist On February 14 President Obama signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 into law, authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (known as drones) into the national airspace system by 2015. The […]

McKeown and Rowley> Time to “Speak Out, Not Hold Your Peace” about the Kellogg-Briand Pact Outlawing War

Time to “Speak Out, Not Hold Your Peace” about the Kellogg-Briand Pact Outlawing War Posted on August 31, 2012 by coleenrowley   comehomeAmerica.org By Stephen McKeown and Coleen Rowley On July 28th 2012, Michael Wali, Megan Rice, and Greg Boertje-Obed entered the Y-12 National Security Complex at Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the pre-dawn hours by cutting a fence.  They hoisted […]

Coleen Rowley> Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”?

Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”? Big problems can develop when there are revolving doors and close collaborations between government officials, think tanks and NGOs representing human rights. By Coleen Rowley   August/September 2012 World Wide WAMM Black Angel painting by Brom> Science Fiction and Fantasy genres have spawned images of The New […]

David Swanson> Lies, Damn Lies, and War Lies

Lies, Damn Lies, and War Lies By davidswanson – Posted on 10 August 2012   warisacrime.org Prepared remarks for Veterans For Peace Convention 2012. Prepared to follow remarks by Nicolas “Sandy” Davies Convention theme: “Liberating the Americas: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean” Remarks theme: “U.S. Military Expansion since the End of the Cold War” Accompanying powerpoint:  http://warisacrime.org/downloads/misleading2.pptx […]

David Swanson> NBC’s Celebrity Warriors: “They barely survived the first week!”

NBC’s Celebrity Warriors: “They barely survived the first week!” By David Swanson (about the author)   August 13, 2012 opednews.com Editor’s Note:  Of the many forms of Military Madness, this TV program is craziest, most blatant, and absurd in the annals of a long, long list! War is not a game. War is not fun! If you sat […]

Video> David Swanson speaks at Peacestock 2012, Part Two

David Swanson Peacestock 2012, Part Two by Bill Sorem PLUS 1 day 15 hours ago Peacestock is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace in an idylic location near the Mississippi, just one hour’s drive from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Peacestock is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115 and has a peace-themed agenda. David Swanson graduated […]

Video> David Swanson speaks at Peacestock 2012, Part One

David Swanson Peacestock 2012, Part One Peacestock is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace in an idylic location near the Mississippi, just one hour’s drive from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Peacestock is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115 and has a peace-themed agenda. by Bill Sorem PLUS 1 day 17 hours ago David Swanson graduated from […]