Tag Archives: David Swanson

David Swanson: Top 45 lies and omissions from Obama’s UN address

September 25, 2013
David Swanson, Secretary of Peace

1. President Obama’s opening lines at the U.N. on Tuesday looked down on people who would think to settle disputes with war. Obama was disingenuously avoiding the fact that earlier this month he sought to drop missiles into a country to “send a message” but was blocked by the U.S.

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David Swanson: 10 problems with the latest excuse for war

August 26, 2013

David Swanson, Secretary of Peace

If you own a television or read a newspaper you’ve probably heard that we need another war because the Syrian government used chemical weapons. If you own a computer and know where to look you’ve probably heard that there isn’t actually any evidence for that claim.

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Jill Stein: Urgent letter from seven leading peace advocates

The following letter was forwarded by Jill Stein, Green Party nominee for President.

URGENT!  PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!

FROM: David Swanson, Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Bruce Gagnon, Chris Hedges, George Martin and Kevin Zeese

Dear Friends in the Peace Movement,

We can’t afford to let this opportunity slip by. By taking action over the next five days the peace community has a chance to inject a compelling and courageous peace advocate into the 2012 presidential campaign, to have a voice in the national debate over war, militarism, and military spending.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan dubs 2010 ‘year of resistance,’ announces upcoming actions

The following was sent as an email to Cindy Sheehan supporters:

Three events over the holidays have caused me great consternation and they proved to me that I am not so cynical and jaded that my government can’t still shock me, if anything

Of course, the first event has to be the “Crotch Bomber.” The Crotch Bomber story poses more questions than answers and, of course, Muttalabad has already been tried, convicted and virtually executed by our media who have formulated an open and shut case against him without questioning any details except for “lax” security at airports and possible intelligence “failures.” Credible eye-witnesses have said from the beginning that Abdulmutallab was ushered through the system at Schilpol airport in Amsterdam (an airport I have flown through twice in the last month), by a “sharp dressed man”-but the problem is apparently that we have not been subjected to perverted full-body scans every time we fly.Read more ...