Articles by David Swanson
Seize The Moment: This Is Our Chance to Corbynize This Trumped Up World
David Swanson The world needs an actual popular elected response to US aggression against the world’s poor and the earth’s climate.
How to Counter Recruitment and De-Militarize Schools
David Swanson U.S. military recruiters are teaching in public school classrooms, making presentations at school career days, coordinating with JROTC units in high schools and middle schools...
The Super Bowl Promotes War
David Swanson Super Bowl 50 is the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games, the honoring of troops...
The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means
David Swanson The world’s two big nuclear militaries are in the same war now in Syria and, if not on opposite sides exactly, certainly not on the same side. A primary, if not the primary...
What to Do About ISIS
David Swanson Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in...
Society as a Failed Experiment
David Swanson There’s little dispute among social scientists that most of our major public programs are counter-productive on their own terms. There is also little analysis of this...
So That's Why They Kept the Drone Kill Memo Secret
David Swanson Now that the U.S. government has released parts of its We-Can-Kill-People-With-Drones memo, it's hard to miss why it was kept secret until now. Liberal professors and human...
Admit It: Things Are Going Well
David Swanson When something goes right Oh, it’s likely to lose me It’s apt to confuse me It’s such an unusual sight —Paul Simon Larry Summers has proven unacceptable to oversee the...
The Other Super Power Is Winning
David Swanson It’s not Russia.  It’s not al Qaeda.  It’s not Bashar al-Assad.  The other super power is the people of the world — and the people of, but not by or for, the United...
This War Too Is A Lie
David Swanson Some smart people thought, and perhaps some still think, that the 2003-2011 war on Iraq was unique in that it was promoted with the use of blatant lies.  When I’d researched...
The Bill Congress Should Pass Instead of War
David Swanson Here's a preliminary draft of what the United States Congress could pass this week if it were sincerely interested in human rights, international norms, the rule of law, and...
Bombing Syria Would Trigger a Humanitarian Disaster Far Worse Than It Is Now
David Swanson Sending a bunch of $3 million missiles into Syria to blow stuff up will kill a great many men, women, and children directly.  It will also kill a great many people...
Opposition to Iraq War May Save Syria
David Swanson Evidence of “weapons of mass destruction” is “no slam dunk,” U.S. officials are saying this time around, reversing the claim made about Iraq by then-CIA director George...