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: 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:

'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:

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:

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:

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.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A living-wage campaign has been pressing the university's overpaid administrators to treat its workers better for the past 14 years.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012, Source: Smirking Chimp

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday explained why he thinks it is legal to murder people, even without trial, arrest, or charges filed.

Posted on: May 16, 2011, Source: War Is a Crime

Let's have no more celebrations of anyone's death, but on that glorious day when the US doesn't kill any person on this planet, then let us sing and dance in the streets.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AIPAC raises its money in the United States but advances the agenda of a foreign nation.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Obama seems eager to be liked by the Chamber. But at whose expense?

Posted on: Dec 10, 2010, Source:

An excerpt from antiwar activist Swanson's new book, War Is a Lie.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2010, Source:

Will the GOP's plan to block everything the President does stop at war funding?

Posted on: Sep 29, 2010, Source:

Tad Daley's new book offers humanity a stark choice: eliminate all nuclear weapons or face annhilation of all life on earth.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: After Downing Street

Obama has gone further than Bush in claiming the powers to spy without warrant, imprison without charge, torture, assassinate, occupy and operate in unprecedented secrecy.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source:

Dick Cheney's statutory crimes are notable for their severity, their number, and his public confessions to them.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source:

Assassinating non-Americans is just as illegal as assassinating Americans. The leap here is not to victims of a different citizenship but to the legalization of murder.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: After Downing Street

A round-up of news accounts on the latest disturbing story out of Afghanistan.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: Seven Stories Press

In his new book, Daybreak, Swanson warns that Cheney radically transformed the role of the vice president into an unaccountable, dangerous seat of power.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

People like John Rizzo and John Fredman should not be working for our government. They should be impeached. They should be prosecuted.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

Is irony even the word for this? As soon as people vote online to push Obama to talk about empire, it's quietly removed from the list.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

A push for accountability is a deterrent to future crimes, even if it fails. But remember: they won't tell us we're succeeding until we already have.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

For starters, Democratic leadership could persuade enough Democrats to vote to pass it without a single Republican, if they chose to.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: After Downing Street

ACORN has decidedly moved past the stage of being ignored and even the stage of being laughed at. ACORN is now being attacked. Next comes victory.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2008, Source:

Bringing Karl Rove to justice for ignoring House requests to talk about the firing of several U.S. attorneys could be just the beginning.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: After Downing Street

Their next job can be making sure that Bush and Cheney get something they've denied so many other people: a fair trial

Posted on: Feb 26, 2008, Source: After Downing Street

This week marks the climax of its most ferocious crusade to remove him from Congress.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2008, Source: After Downing Street

What does one say to a young woman gang raped by men paid by us to work for a company from which our vice president profits?

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007, Source: After Downing Street

10 things to remember about voting in primary elections.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet

David Swanson: Cheney defends his refusal to comply with subpoenas and other dictatorial action by saying, "I am not human" twice.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

David Swanson: A new report concludes that the U.S. has made major preparations to attack Iran, and that it will likely target much more than just weapons or nuclear facilities.

Posted on: May 7, 2007, Source: After Downing Street

The U.S. government has proposed to make Vicenza, Italy, the largest U.S. military site in Europe, but the people of Vicenza, and all of Italy, have sworn it will never happen.