Congresswoman Lee Introduces Bill to Repeal the Authorization to Use Military Force

By David Swanson Congresswoman Barbara Lee, like Jeanette Rankin before her, bravely stood alone in Congress against a vote for war, the vote in 2001 for the so-called Authorization to Use Military Force, a Constitutionally dubious passing of the war … Continue reading

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I Just Found 29 Million Jobs

By David Swanson No, not 29 million job offers. I’m no better at applying for jobs than you are, and my town offers nothing but dead-end McJobs or positions in the military industrial complex, just like yours. I mean I … Continue reading

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Insider Tells Why Obama Chose Not to Prosecute Torture

By David Swanson If you can think back all the way to January 2009, back when wars were ending, Guantanamo was closing, the Pentagon was getting oversight, employees were going to have free choice, the rich would start paying taxes, … Continue reading

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Knock Knock Knocking on the Devil’s Door

By David Swanson   Last year I reviewed a book called “Apocalypse Never” that made a powerful case for our options being limited to two: either we get rid of nuclear weapons or humanity will be destroyed. I noted then a … Continue reading

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Can Coffee Prevent Military Suicides?

By David Swanson It is difficult to watch this video without both crying and being inspired.  Ashley Joppa-Hagemann recounts her husband’s struggles before he killed himself to avoid an eighth or ninth tour in the Iraq-Afghanistan Wars. Ashley confronted Donald Rumsfeld last … Continue reading

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Will Obama Denounce MLK as Memorial Dedicated?

By David Swanson That sounds like a crazy question, doesn’t it?  Why would President Obama denounce Martin Luther King, Jr.? Well, the reason I ask is that he’s done it before. Really?  But surely he wouldn’t do it on such … Continue reading

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Richard Clarke Is Being Too Nice to George Tenet

By David Swanson Former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism Richard Clarke suggests that former CIA Director George Tenet blocked the sharing of information within the government on two members of al Qaeda in the United States, information that Clarke … Continue reading

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The Military: Closer to You Than Your Family

By David Swanson   Two blocks from my house in a nondescript little building on the edge of our residential neighborhood is an office with a small sign reading “DVBIC of Charlottesville” which turns out to mean “Defense and Veterans … Continue reading

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The Divided Left

  By David Swanson The Satan Sandwich budget deal seems to have been left lying on the table in some television green rooms. Dylan Ratigan has begun cursing both political parties, even while still fantasizing about the President saving us. … Continue reading

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Truman Lied, Hundreds of Thousands Died

By David Swanson On August 6, 1945, President Harry S Truman announced: “Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of T.N.T.  It had more … Continue reading

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