Myths

Martin Hellman on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Martin Hellman on Rethinking National Security

Martin E. Hellman is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His work spans cyber security, reducing the risk of a nuclear disaster, and peace. His invention of public key cryptography is at the heart of the secure portion of the […]

On the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington, an Iranian protester holds a burning picture of President Donald Trump outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, June 17, 2019 From Common Dreams While the mystery of who is responsible for sabotaging the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman remains unsolved, it is clear that the Trump administration […]

Injured by drone strike at wedding in Yemen

Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World

From TomDispatch, June 13, 2019 It’s been almost 18 years of “infinite” war, carnage, the mass displacement of peoples, the destruction of cities… you know the story. We all do… kinda… but most of the time it’s a story without them. You seldom hear their voices. They are rarely attended […]

’20 years free’: Bill Clinton visits Kosovo

From RT America, June 14, 2019 Kosovo celebrates “20 years free” with a visit from former US President Bill Clinton. The occasion commemorates NATO’s “humanitarian” intervention to end Kosovo’s war with Serbia following a three-month bombing campaign on Serb forces. […]

Stephen Roblin on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Stephen Roblin on What Moves People Against War

Stephen Roblin is a scholar of U.S. public opinion towards U.S. war and conflict. He is committed to using his research to support activists, NGOs and policymakers working to mitigate and prevent the human costs of war. His research examines […]

David Swanson Interview: Culture of War, Militarism Behind Mass Shootings

The Friday massacre that stunned the sleepy town of Virginia Beach left 12 victims plus the shooter dead. DeWayne Craddock, a 40-year-old civil engineer and former National Guardsman, went on a shooting rampage at a municipal building where he worked. […]

WW2 soldiers in Paris

Can World War II Say Me Too?

By David Swanson, June 3, 2019 No matter how many times one presents the facts to people at real-world events, or through online media, progressive radio, and non-US television networks, there is simply no stopping virtually everyone in the United States believing the most ludicrous myths […]

New Zealand soldier

New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget: Shocking Rise in Military Spending

From Peace Movement Aotearoa, May 31, 2019 While there is much to commend about the shift in government thinking reflected in the Wellbeing Budget’s five priorities [1], the shocking increase in military spending shows the same old thinking about “security” remains […]

Ross Caputi on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Ross Caputi on the Sacking of Fallujah

Ross Caputi is a PhD student in History at UMass and a coauthor of the critically important new book The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History. Ross Caputi’s experience as a U.S. Marine in Fallujah in 2004 compelled him to speak […]

US Army tweet that got unexpected responses

US Army: 0 – Internet: 1

By David Swanson, May 25, 2019 The U.S. Army tweeted a harmless rah-rah tweet and got hit with a burst of reality never encountered on corporate-controlled media. Score one for the internet. The Army asked: “How has serving impacted you?” Here’s […]