Myth of Necessity

Elizabeth Murray on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Elizabeth Murray on OPCW Covering Up War Lies

November 12, 2019 Elizabeth Murray served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council (NIC), before retiring in 2010 after a 27-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. She was a political analyst focusing […]

Canadian military helicopter

The Biggest Winner In Canada’s Election Is The Military

By Matthew Behrens, October 17, 2019 From Rabble.ca No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada’s 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department. Indeed, the […]

US public opinion on military spending

What Does the U.S. Public Think of Its Government Arming and Bombing the World?

By David Swanson, October 22, 2019 Data for Progress for quite a while appeared to be yet another U.S. PEP group (Progressive Except for Peace). They were producing useful polling reports on all sorts of topics as if 96% of […]

Is Peace Possible?

 October 3, 2019 David Swanson presents at a special meeting of Veterans for Peace, Evansville (Chapter 104) on the subject of the elimination of war as a tool of governments around the globe. He talks about the myths and […]

Afghanistan

How the U.S. Institute of Peace Avoids Peace in Afghanistan

By David Swanson, September 19, 2019 Four years ago, I wrote this after a meeting at the U.S. Institute of Peace: The president of USIP Nancy Lindborg had an odd response when I suggested that inviting Senator Tom Cotton to come speak […]

Burning oil field

Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production […]

Smedley Butler letter fragment

Smedley Butler’s Speech Against War in Charlottesville in 1937

By David Swanson, September 13, 2019 I didn’t know until recently that Smedley Butler had ever been to my town. Then I heard that he’d spoken at the University of Virginia here in Charlottesville in 1937. The University of Virginia […]

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action group photo

The Myths, the Silence, and the Propaganda That Keep Nuclear Weapons in Existence

By David Swanson Remarks in Poulsbo, Washington, August 4, 2019 This week, 74 years ago, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were each hit with a single nuclear bomb that had the power of a third to a half of […]

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 […]

VI Seminario Internacional por la paz

U.S. and NATO Buildup in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia And U.S. Military Bases and Exercises in Africa

Presentation for the VI Symposium on the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases Guantanamo, Cuba, May 4-6, 2019 By Colonel Ann Wright I must begin my presentation with an apology to the people of Cuba for my country, the United States of America […]