Exclusive OpEdNews Interview with David Swanson

By David William Pear, September 15, 2017, OpEdNews.

(Image by David Swanson)

World Beyond War is sponsoring an extravaganza peace and environmental activists, writers and speakers conference next weekend, September 22-24 in Washington, D.C. These are the two most important issues we are confronted with: war and climate change. I have already signed up to attend and I wanted more information about it for you, the readers of OpEdNews. So, I contacted David Swanson, the organizer, in order to give you some more details about this coming event. Here is an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW I did for OpEdNews with David Swanson about No War 2017: War and the Environment .


David, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. After I read your article ” The Gathering to Abolish War ” and saw the terrific lineup of speakers I immediate sent in my reservation. I felt that even if for some reason I couldn’t make it, that the money would go to a great cause. War and Climate Change are the number one issue we face. How long have you been planning this conference, and why am I just hearing about it now?

David Swanson

As with any event, the day after this one I’ll hear from 100 people demanding to know why they were not informed. Yet, of course, I’ve spent the past months screaming about it at the top of my lungs. So, for those who might be sorry they missed it we can tell them that they should read more OpEdNews! Here is the information for those who want to come:

No War 2017: War and the Environment

September 22-24 Conference in Washington, D.C.

Speakers will include: Medea Benjamin, Nadine Bloch, Max Blumenthal, Natalia Cardona, Suzanne Cole, Alice Day, Lincoln Day, Tim DeChristopher, Dale Dewar, Pat Elder, Bruce Gagnon, Kathy Gannett, Will Griffin, Seymour Hersh, Tony Jenkins, Larry Johnson, Kathy Kelly, Jonathan King, Lindsay Koshgarian, Peter Kuznick, James Marc Leas, Annie Machon, Ray McGovern, Rev Lukata Mjumbe, Bill Moyer, Elizabeth Murray, Anthony Rogers-Wright, Alice Slater, Gar Smith, Susi Snyder, Mike Stagg, Jill Stein, David Swanson, Robin Taubenfeld, Eric Teller, Brian Terrell, Brian Trautman, Richard Tucker, Donnal Walter, Larry Wilkerson, Ann Wright, Emily Wurth, Kevin Zeese. Read speakers’ bios.

And special guest: Chelsea Manning.

Music by The Irthlingz Duo: Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz, and by Emma’s Revolution, and by Bryan Cahall.

WHERE : American University Katzen Art Center 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
All events in the Recital Hall. Workshops on Sunday in the Recital Hall, and in Rooms 112, 115, 123, and 128.
How to get there.

Lodging and rides board.

Friday, Sept 22: 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 23: 9 a.m. — 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 24: 9 a.m. — 9 p.m.

Click here to register (includes 2 catered vegan meals and a copy of the new 2017 edition of A Global Security System: An Alternative to War ). The venue seats 211, and we will close registrations when we need to.

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