Stories by David Swanson

David Swanson's books include "War Is A Lie." He blogs at and and works for the online activist organization He hosts Talk Nation Radio. subscribe to David Swanson's feed

Posted on: Nov 28, 2016, Source:

David Swanson argues in his new book that there is no such thing as a "just war."

Posted on: Oct 31, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The F-35 is a weapon of offensive war that serves no defensive purpose.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2016, Source: World Beyond War

A whistleblower suffers for exposing corruption, and is prevented for entering the U.S.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2016, Source:

As some states have enacted cruel new laws, some cities have appealed to immigrants to come and share in urban revitalization.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Whether or not this goes any further, something remarkable has happened.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2015, Source:

"The Bern Identity" is the best of the bunch so far.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source:

It's hard to get an honest account of the United States' involvement in Syria.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: War Is a Crime

Danielle Yaor is among 150 Israelis who refuse to serve in the Israeli army due to the occupation of Palestinian land.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: War Is a Crime

Even the University of Virginia has an "applied research institute" for applying research to the practice of mass murder

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: War Is a Crime

Both teams, whose candidates are involved a run-off, have members who are accused of human rights abuses.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: War Is A Crime

'The Unknown Knowns' only reinforces the widespread lie that 'irrational foreigners are out to get us.'

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: War Is a Crime

Lie Number 8: Near certainty of no civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: War Is A Crime

It's not entirely Kerry's fault that he had to come on stage after Colin Powell's performance, but it is his fault that he's flubbed all of his lines.

Posted on: May 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Advocates of military spending often push for increases to keep pace with gross domestic product—should Arlington be the same?

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: War Is A Crime

The people of Vieques still want their land really returned to them, cleaned up and carcinogen free.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2013, Source:

A look inside Trevor Aaronson's book "The Terror Factory" about the FBI's terrorist plots.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2012, Source: War Is a Crime

Veterans who refused to participate in wars gave a compelling presentation at the Veterans For Peace convention underway.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: Smirking Chimp

NBC is promoting "Stars Earn Stripes" during its Summer Olympics telecast as the next big sporting event. But the sport it's exhibiting is war.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2012, Source: War Is A Crime

Americans are consistently misinformed about the amount we spend on the military--and many don't like the truth when they hear it.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: The Smirking Chimp

A new fiction book debunks the notion that Ayn Randian "free-market" trickle-down crapitalism can coexist with basic human decency.