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Global Day of Listening

Global Day of Listening

Global Days of Listening led by the Afghan Peace Volunteers October 21, 2015 5 – 8 pm : Kabul, Afghanistan 3:30 – 4:30 pm : Gaza, Palestine; Israel 1:30 – 4:30 pm  : UK 8:30 – 11:30 am : Eastern time US  […]

A Giant Raptor Fueled by Oil Circles the Earth

A Giant Raptor Fueled by Oil Circles the Earth

By David Swanson To the genre of war abolition treatises that everyone should read add A New Era of Nonviolence: The Power of Civil Society Over War by Tom Hastings. This is a peace studies book that truly crosses over […]

Past Decade in Syria in 5 Minutes

Past Decade in Syria in 5 Minutes

 By David Swanson The accepted story in the United States of what’s happened in Syria is just that, a story told to make narrative sense of something completely un-understood. In Southern Sweden a giant round rock lies on flat farmland, […]

Reject Plan to Continue War on Afghanistan

Signers of this statement are listed below. “The U.S. and NATO occupy my country under the name of all the beautiful banners of democracy, women’s rights, human rights. And for this long time, they shed the blood of our people […]

Why Peace Activists Should Stop Cheering for Russian Bombs in Syria

By David Swanson, originally published at teleSUR There’s a view of Syria, common even among peace activists in the United States, that holds that because the United States has been making everything worse in Syria and the entire Middle East […]

Do Individual Politicians Matter?

It is entirely possible that President Al Gore would not have attacked Afghanistan or Iraq. President Henry Wallace might very well not have nuked Hiroshima or Nagasaki. President William Jennings Bryan almost certainly would not have attacked the Philippines. Presidents […]

What Became of the Vikings?

When the United States is identified as an empire, albeit of a different sort than some others, it’s common to point to the fate of ancient Rome or the empires of Britain, Spain, Holland, etc., as a warning to the […]

U.S. Government Decides Voting Is Less Important Than a Military Draft

I know what you’re thinking. There is no draft. There hasn’t been a draft in decades. They’d let entire Central American nations immigrate, pay recruits six-figure salaries, and let robots fly the drones before they’d create a draft. Crackpot Congress […]

When Peace Activists Met With the U.S. Institute of Peace

When Peace Activists Met With the U.S. Institute of Peace

By David Swanson I was part of a debate on Tuesday that involved a larger disagreement than any exhibited at the Democratic presidential candidates debate that evening. A group of peace activists met with the president, a board member, some […]

An Open Letter from the U.S. Peace Council to All Our Friends and Comrades in the Peace Movement

Dear Friends and Comrades in Peace, As you are well aware, our world is at a critically dangerous juncture: the possibility of a military, potentially a nuclear, confrontation between NATO, led by the United States, and Russia. The militaries of […]

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