David Swanson: Lies, Damn Lies, and What We’ve Been Told About Afghanistan

David Swanson: Lies, Damn Lies, and What We’ve Been Told About Afghanistan

David Swanson August 25, 2021 It’s far from the longest U.S. war. There was no peace before or after it. There is no after it until they end it — and bombing has always been most of what it is. It has had nothing to do with opposing terrorism. It has been a one-sided slaughter, […]

Everything will fundamentally change

Everything will fundamentally change

Delaware Senator Joseph Biden presents Secretary of “Defense” William Cohen with a model C5 aircraft at a luncheon in Sec. Cohen’s honor during his visit to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday, December 15, 1999. David Swanson – TFF Associate 15 November, 2020 In June 2019, Joe Biden promised wealthy so-called donors that nothing would […]

On the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize award

On the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize award

Fredrik HeffermehlThe Nobel Peace Prize Watch and TFF Oslo & Gothenburg, October 9, 2020 To the mediaCOMMENT – NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2020 – NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WATCH: We recognise the great value of the World Food Program, but the 2020 prize is much less ambitious than Nobel’s idea of “conferring the greatest benefit on humankind”. The […]

324 Congress Members who should permanently quarantine

324 Congress Members who should permanently quarantine

David SwansonTFF Associate July 23, 2020 The U.S. House of Misrepresentatives on Tuesday voted 324 to 93 (with 13 not voting) to defeat a proposal to move a mere 10% of military spending to human, environmental, and health needs. The 324 people who voted the wrong way on this really should never show their faces […]

How do you blow the whistle on a whole society?

How do you blow the whistle on a whole society?

By David SwansonJanuary 22, 2020 VideoAnother video from the event where the author gave this talk Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has not […]

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

Isolationism or Imperialism: You Really Can’t Imagine a Third Possibility?

By David SwansonTFF Associate and co-founder of World Beyond War December 27, 2018 Of the United Nations’ 18 major human rights treaties, the United States is party to 5, fewer than any other nation on earth, except Bhutan (4), and tied with Malaysia, Myanmar, and South Sudan, a country torn by warfare since its creation […]

More Militarism Money – No!

More Militarism Money – No!

  By David Swanson TFF Associate David Swanson delivers, in his usual crystal clear and well-documented manner, the arguments against higher U.S. military spending and illustrates how much better it would be for the U.S. itself and for the world to reduce the military expenditures and allocate even just a fraction of these incomprehensibly huge […]

TFF PressInfo # 462: Memorial Day THIS – About the Real U.S. today

TFF PressInfo # 462: Memorial Day THIS – About the Real U.S. today

  By David Swanson May 29, 2018 “Memorial Day is a time to remember, appreciate, and honor the selfless patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to freedom. At a time when our country seems so divided, we must not forget that it is because of their service and sacrifice that we live in […]

Imagine The Day Washington DC Was Bombed

Imagine The Day Washington DC Was Bombed

By David Swanson* Imagine some foreign nation sent 100 missiles into Washington D.C. You can imagine this because Hollywood has trained you to imagine it.   Originally published at David Swanson here. April 20, 2018 Imagine that for weeks or months prior to this attack, the foreign nation’s government and public debated whether to do […]

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

  By David Swanson April 12, 2018 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 it was […]