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A Global Rescue Plan

A Global Rescue Plan: Excerpt From “War No More: The Case For Abolition” By David Swanson People ask: Well, what do we do about the terrorists? We begin learning history. We stop encouraging terrorism. We prosecute suspected criminals in courts […]

Wars Are Not Legal

Wars Are Not Legal: Chapter 12 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT LEGAL It’s a simple point, but an important one, and one that gets overlooked. Whether or not you think a particular war is […]

What We’ve Forgotten

What We’ve Forgotten: Excerpt From “When The World Outlawed War” By David Swanson There are actions we widely believe are and should be illegal: slavery, rape, genocide. War is no longer on the list. It has become a well-kept secret […]

Nuclear Catastrophe

Nuclear Catastrophe: Excerpt From “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson Tad Daley argues in Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World that we can choose to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons or to annihilate all life […]

What’s Worse Than A Nuclear War?

By Kent Shifferd What could be worse than a nuclear war?  A nuclear famine following a nuclear war.  And where is the most likely nuclear war to break out?  The India-Pakistan border.  Both countries are nuclear armed, and although their […]

Wars Are Not Fought On Battlefields

Wars Are Not Fought On Battlefields: Chapter 8 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT FOUGHT ON BATTLEFIELDS We talk of sending soldiers off to fight on battlefields. The word ‘battlefield’ appears in millions, possibly billions, […]

Wars Are Not Prolonged For The Good Of Soldiers

Wars Are Not Prolonged For The Good Of Soldiers: Chapter 7 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT PROLONGED FOR THE GOOD OF SOLDIERS We learn a lot about the real motives for wars when whistleblowers […]

War Makers Do Not Have Noble Motives

War Makers Do Not Have Noble Motives: Chapter 6 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WAR MAKERS DO NOT HAVE NOBLE MOTIVES Many discussions of lies that launch wars quickly come around to the question “Well then why […]

Mark Twain’s War Prayer

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the […]

Environmental Collapse: Excerpt From “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson

The environment as we know it will not survive nuclear war. It also may not survive “conventional” war, understood to mean the sorts of wars we now wage. Intense damage has already been done by wars and by the research, […]

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