Myth of Benefits

Nuclear aftermath in Japan

No War Should Be Called “Good”

By David Swanson, July 27, 2019 From Kitsapsun The nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 74 years ago this August 6th and 9th did not save lives. They took lives, possibly 200,000 of them. The United States […]

Protestors at Shannon Airport, Ireland

Two US Veterans Expose Semi-Colonial State of Ireland

By Will Griffin, July 27, 2019 From The Peace Report Neutrality is an easy concept to understand: don’t invade other countries and don’t take sides in other people’s wars. Yet, Irish Neutrality has for decades aiding the U.S. military in […]

Bombs in Laos

Southeast Asia Was Hit By a Record-Breaking Disaster; It Was Called the United States

By David Swanson, July 23, 2019 In my town in the United States — as is not especially unusual — we have big memorials in prominent public places marking some of the most catastrophically immoral actions of the past. Unfortunately, […]

The End of Humanitarian Intervention? A Debate at the Oxford Union With Historian David Gibbs and Michael Chertoff

By David N. Gibbs, July 20, 2019 From History News Network The issue of humanitarian intervention has proven a vexing one of the political left during the post-Cold War era. In light mass violence in Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Darfur, Libya, […]

War Is A Lie

By Lois Lindstrom, June 29, 2019 “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson is a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those that have been […]

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 […]

’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. […]

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 […]