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How Is a Prison Like a War?

By David Swanson The similarities between mass incarceration and mass murder have been haunting me for a while, and I now find myself inspired by Maya Schenwar’s excellent new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How […]

Retired U.S. General Calls for Public Inquiry into Failures of Iraq, Afghan Wars

Talk Nation Radio: Leslie Cagan on Climate and Peace Activism

Talk Nation Radio: Leslie Cagan on Climate and Peace Activism

https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-leslie-cagan-on-climate-and-peace-activism Leslie Cagan has worked in a wide range peace and social justice movements for almost 50 years: from the Vietnam war to racism at home, from nuclear disarmament to lesbian/gay liberation, from fighting sexism to working against U.S. military […]

Letter to Norwegian Parliament

David Swanson Director of World Beyond War, http://WorldBeyondWar.org Charlottesville VA 22902 USA   President, Olemic Thommessen Stortinget/Parliament of Norway, Oslo.   I write to you from the United States with great respect and fondness for Norway and my family and […]

An Armistice Day Poem

NOVEMBER COMES November comes on to me like a C-130 slinking into Dover Air Force base laden with tin caskets draped in red, white, and blue I know, I know I should just let it be Okay, okay I can still […]

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In Singapore, Afghanistan and the arena of ideas

In Singapore, Afghanistan and the arena of ideas

Dr Hakim / Dr Teck Young, Wee “You didn’t know about the decision of the Singapore government to join the fight against ISIS?” she asked. I was catching up with another Singaporean, Lynette ( a pseudonym to respect her privacy […]

The Second Chance Act needs your support

The Second Chance Act needs your support

Right now, there’s a law called the Second Chance Act that recently expired and needs to be reauthorized. In 2008, it was passed by bipartisan majorities of both Houses of Congress, funding over 600 programs in 49 states to reduce […]

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Я понимаю, что войны и милитаризм несут в себе больше опасности, чем защиты: они убивают, ранят и калечат взрослых, подростков и детей, наносят урон естественной среде, разъедают гражданские свободы и опустошают наши экономики, выкачивая ресурсы из жизненно-важный проектов. Я обязуюсь […]

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