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The Official Rwanda Story Unravels

By Andy Piascik For two decades, Western elites have spun a tale of how Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame heroically ended the 1994 genocide in that country. That narrative has persisted despite the fact that a great deal of evidence shows […]

Lies About Rwanda Mean More Wars If Not Corrected

Lies About Rwanda Mean More Wars If Not Corrected

By David Swanson Urge the ending of war these days and you’ll very quickly hear two words: “Hitler” and “Rwanda.”  While World War II killed some 70 million people, it’s the killing of some 6 to 10 million (depending on […]

How Peace Studies Can Help End Wars

By David Swanson Remarks at Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, October 28, 2017. Thank you for inviting me. Can everyone who thinks that war is never, and can never be, justified please raise your hand. Thank […]

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth

Gar Smith / World Beyond War #NoWar2017 Conference, September 22-24 at American University in Washington, DC. War is humanity’s deadliest activity. From 500 BC to AD 2000 history records more than 1000 [1,022] major documented wars. In the 20th Century, […]

Have we lost our way in war?

Have we lost our way in war?

By David Swanson, September 21, 2017, Let’s Try Democracy. Opening debate remarks at the University of Pennsylvania on September 21, 2017, on the following proposition: “Are America’s wars in Syria and Afghanistan just and necessary or have we lost our […]

Can You Spot the Propaganda?

Can You Spot the Propaganda?

#2 The 2013 Gas Attack in Ghouta, Syria Argumentum ad Hitlerum Propagandists and magicians play upon our unconscious heuristics—our fast effortless unconscious thinking. To counter this we need to do the hard conscious thinking of weighing evidence and reason. Watch […]

Why Not ‘A Global Anthem,’ Donald Trump? Who Does ‘Represent the World,’ Steve Bannon?

Why Not ‘A Global Anthem,’ Donald Trump? Who Does ‘Represent the World,’ Steve Bannon?

By Tad Daley / AlterNet. In his speeches before both CPAC and the U.S. Congress, President Trump described with pinpoint accuracy the sovereign state system of today. But might we see a global anthem tomorrow, and a world flag, and […]

Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?

Can Canada Get Out of the War Business?

By David Swanson Canada is becoming a major weapons dealer, a reliable accomplice in U.S. wars, and a true believer in “humanitarian” armed peacekeeping as a useful response to all the destruction fueled by the weapons dealing. William Geimer’s Canada: […]

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Perpetual Killing Field

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Perpetual Killing Field

By Nick Turse, TomDispatch Slaughter is all too human. Killing fields or mass burial grounds are in the archeological record from the Neolithic period (6,000 to 7,000 years ago) on. Nonetheless, with the advent of modern weaponry and industrial processes, the […]

Turn the Pentagon into a Hospital

By David Swanson Remarks at #NoWar2016 The United States government recently gave more than a million dollars to the family of one victim it had killed in one of its wars. The victim happened to be Italian. If you were […]

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