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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 […]

A neighborhood in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa after an airstrike, October 9, 2015. (Wikipedia)

How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars? Part 3: Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen

In the third and final part of his series, Nicolas JS Davies investigates the death toll of U.S. covert and proxy wars in Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen and underscores the importance of comprehensive war mortality studies. By Nicolas J […]

Men load the bodies of people recovered from the rubble of a house in western Mosul, Iraq in 2017. More than 200 were killed in the U.S. bombing. (Photograph: Cengiz Yar)

The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the US Invasion

Numbers are numbing, especially numbers that rise into the millions. But please remember that each person killed represents someone’s loved one. By Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies, March 15, 2018, Common Dreams. March 19 marks 15 years since the […]

Support the New Poor People’s Campaign

Support the New Poor People’s Campaign

By David Swanson The new poor people’s campaign should get every ounce of support we can find and generate. I say that without the qualifications and caveats I would usually include, because the Poor People’s Campaign is doing something that […]

Peace Almanac October

Peace Almanac October

October October 1. On this day in 1990, the United States backed an invasion of Rwanda by a Ugandan army led by U.S.-trained killers. The U.S. supported their attack on Rwanda for three-and-a-half years. This is a good day to […]

Peace Almanac April

Peace Almanac April

April April 1. On this day in 2018 the United States held its first Edible Book Day. President Donald Trump had established the Day on April 1, 2017 by Executive Order. The International Edible Book Festival was founded in 2000 […]

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 […]

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