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VETERANS GROUPS CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF NATIONAL GUARD FROM BALTIMORE

National Guard Members Encouraged to “Listen to Community” Two national veterans organizations, Veterans For Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War, are calling for the immediate withdrawal of the Maryland National Guard from the streets of Baltimore. “We are horrified […]

Militarization of the Schools of Chicago

A Preview of Coming Wars: Do Black Lives Matter in Africa?

A Preview of Coming Wars: Do Black Lives Matter in Africa?

By David Swanson Reading Nick Turse’s new book, Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa, raises the question of whether black lives in Africa matter to the U.S. military any more than black lives in the United […]

A Better Way to Read the First Amendment

A Better Way to Read the First Amendment

Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment, a new book by Burt Neuborne, at first appears an unlikely work to serve much purpose today. Who wants to celebrate slave owner James Madison’s view of freedom as embodied in a long […]

No to Violence, Yes to Dialogue

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Free Shane Owens

Free Shane Owens

By Nick Mottern As the Obama government attempts to justify its drone program, Staff Sergeant Shane R. Owens, a drone sensor operator suffering from PTSD from having been involved with drone killing, assigned to the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron at Creech […]

Mother Earth is Weeping for her Children: The US Military Must Stop Environmental Ecocide

Mother Earth is Weeping for her Children: The US Military Must Stop Environmental Ecocide

By Joy First  As I traveled to DC to risk arrest in an action organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) I was feeling nervous, but also knowing this is what I needed to be doing.  This would […]

Talk Nation Radio: Sarah Thompson on Christian Peacemaker Teams

Talk Nation Radio: Sarah Thompson on Christian Peacemaker Teams

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-sarah-thompson-on-christian-peacemaker-teams/ Sarah Thompson is executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams. She talks about their work. See http://cpt.orgSee upcoming event in Detroit here: http://www.cpt.org/PeacemakerCongressDetroit Total run time: 29:00 Host: David Swanson.Producer: David Swanson.Music by Duke Ellington. Download from Archive or  LetsTryDemocracy. […]

Understanding the Suffering War Brings

Understanding the Suffering War Brings

Remarks by David Swanson at Houston Peace and Justice Center Conference on April 25, 2015. I hope to be brief enough to leave lots of time for questions after I talk. I know that most of you are probably exceptions […]

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