• David Swanson commented on the diary post Imagine There’re No Countries by David Swanson.

    2014-09-30 10:45:39View | Delete

    i agree with everything but your first 2 sentences; an “illuminati feel” is not much of an argument :-)

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: Imagine There’re No Countries

    2014-09-30 08:01:43View | Delete

    Thumbnail One World A serious case has been made repeatedly by unknown scholars and globally celebrated geniuses for well over a century that a likely step toward abolishing war would be instituting some form of global government. Yet the peace movement barely mentions the idea, and its advocates as often as not appear rather naive about [...]

  • David Swanson commented on the diary post A Good End Date for the New War: Today by David Swanson.

    2014-09-29 17:49:21View | Delete

    amen, al

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: A Good End Date for the New War: Today

    2014-09-29 12:46:11View | Delete

    Thumbnail nowWhat I’ve seen of public events, demonstrations, and protests of the latest U.S. war — just like the larger and more immediately effective public resistance 12 months ago — has been aimed, remarkably enough, at ending the war and opposing the policies of those engaging in it, and first among them the U.S. President. What I’ve seen [...]

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: When We’re All Musteites

    2014-09-29 08:55:05View | Delete

    We won’t necessarily know what a Musteite is, but I’m inclined to think it would help if we did. I’m using the word to mean “having a certain affinity for the politics of A.J. Muste.” I had people tell me I was a Musteite when I had at best the vaguest notion of who A.J. [...]

  • Congress has fled town to avoid voting for or against a new war. Many of the big donors to Congressional campaigns would want Yes votes. Many voters would want No votes, if not immediately, then as soon as the panic induced by the beheading videos wears off, which could be within the next month. Better [...]
  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: A National Call: Save Civilian Education

    2014-09-25 08:54:46View | Delete

    ThumbnailSaveCivilianEducation.org Signers listed at bottom Over the last several decades, the Pentagon,conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 learning environment and in public universities. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations,  and of corporatization of our public educational systems has eroded the basic democratic [...]

  • Anti-war protests sprout up across the US
    Anti-war protests sprung up across the U.S., as American and Arab partners began airstrikes in Syria. Ed Schultz and activist David Swanson discuss.

  • David Swanson commented on the diary post Caliphate vs Caliphate… Obama’s wild goose chase by David Seaton.

    2014-09-23 12:25:18View | Delete
  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: ISIS, Weapons Makers, Thugs Benefit from This Crime

    2014-09-23 05:13:36View | Delete

    President Obama is bombing the opposite side in Syria from the side he swore we needed to attack one year ago, and those pleased by this declare that he is “doing something.” U.S. polls suggest that the same people recognize that this something will make the U.S. more likely to be attacked and nonetheless favor this action. This [...]

  • David Swanson commented on the diary post Turn Left for Earth by David Swanson.

    2014-09-22 11:39:18View | Delete

    yes of course but LESS investment and participation than is now in the military

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: ISIS: Bush Was Right

    2014-09-22 03:53:30View | Delete

    ThumbnailFinally, somebody commenting on the state of Iraq thinks George W. Bush got something right. Turns out it’s ISIS. In the new hour-long ISIS-produced film about how nice it is to die for ISIS — Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun – Bush is quoted: “You are with us or against us.” Video shows him saying “Either [...]

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: Turn Left for Earth

    2014-09-21 04:56:05View | Delete

    https://twitter.com/johnzangas/status/513688902407061504 I appreciate that there’s more happening than just a march for the climate today on the International Day of Peace , and I get the idea that keeping the safe and obedient march-to-nowhere separate from protests actually at the United Nations where our corporate overlords are determining the rate of the earth’s demise is intended to please all of [...]

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: House Bans War Powers Resolution Actions

    2014-09-19 19:27:14View | Delete

    The U.S. House of Representatives has not just left town, but prior to leaving passed a rule preventing any member from using the War Powers Resolution to force Congress to return and vote on war. Here’s a video of Congressman Jim McGovern denouncing the rule (or read the transcript here): VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUczw5qULBc If you watch the video, [...]

  • David Swanson commented on the diary post Killed by Congressional Cowardice by David Swanson.

    2014-09-19 18:11:49View | Delete

    Glad to hear it!

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: Killed by Congressional Cowardice

    2014-09-19 09:28:48View | Delete

    Thumbnail“This amendment, which is valid only through early December, serves as nothing more than a faux authorization designed to get Congress through the election season.”We tend to think of war as resulting from an excess of aggression or disorderliness or rebellion. Western academics hunt in the genes of foreigners and study chimpanzees to find the root [...]

  • David Swanson commented on the diary post If ISIS Were Really a Movie by David Swanson.

    2014-09-18 12:58:16View | Delete

    Of course Americans have been played some 85 times since the Germans were and each time we compare it to the poor Germans :-)

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: If ISIS Were Really a Movie

    2014-09-17 09:13:55View | Delete

    ThumbnailRewrite!ISIS has created a movie preview for the coming war, a war it eagerly wants Washington to take part in. The White House and Congress would like to oblige, as long as the movie can be a short one, on the model of Libya. Here’s the plot: Evil force arises out of nowhere; United States destroys it; [...]

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: 43 Million People Kicked Out of Their Homes

    2014-09-16 11:04:41View | Delete

    Thumbnail “Humanitarian wars have a homelessness problem.” War, our leaders tell us, is needed to make the world a better place. Well, maybe not so much for the 43 million people who’ve been driven out of their homes and remain in a precarious state as internally displaced persons (24 million), refugees (12 million), and those struggling [...]

  • David Swanson wrote a new diary post: Laughing Our Way to Destruction

    2014-09-16 06:19:46View | Delete

    If members of the U.S. public were ever to wonder what the other 95% of humanity thinks about them, would it be better to break that harsh truth to them gently or just to blurt it out? I’m going to go with the latter. Here’s Frankie Boyle explaining the advantages of Scottish independence: “Scotland would [...]

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