Articles by David Swanson
Shut Down Canada Until It Solves Its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem
David Swanson · Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination of a...
We've Got Syria All Wrong and Backwards
David Swanson · In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like...
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, volunteering as sports coaches and tutors and lunch buddies...
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 and glorifying of wars that most people had assumed was...
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, goal of the United States in Syria is overthrowing the Syrian...
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 Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then...
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 phenomenon as a pattern in need of an explanation and a solution.
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 
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 continued destruction of the U.S. economy.  The U.S. public...
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 States.
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 dozens of other wars and failed to find one that wasn’t based...
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 peace in Syria.  You are welcome to suggest it to your...
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 
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 Tenet.