Tag Archives: War is a Lie

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.

David Swanson: US Wars Are Not Waged Out of Generosity or for Democracy

Eliminating war does not involve eliminating anger or conflict; it involves disassembling a complex industrial institution that goes to great lengths to create wars and far greater lengths to arm others so that when they become involved in conflicts much more damage is done.

David Swanson: Bern the Feel

Swanson: I remain convinced that the media is keeping Sanders and Trump around for ratings and will destroy them as soon as it chooses, and never chooses to do such a thing as early as the December of the year before the election. In part, I attribute a lot more power to the media in general than [Ted] Rall may.

▶ Lies and War – David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)

Published on Dec 14, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson, author of “War is a Lie”, talks about becoming a full-time activist for peace. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on TWITTER […]

[Video] Syria 2013: New song by David Rovics

We don’t know who did it, but there has been a war crime So we’ll bomb an Arab country one more time Syria 2013 There’s an uncivil war in Syria, one hundred thousand dead Millions of refugees without a roof over their heads Proxy armies flowing in to a country open wide You got Al-Qaeda […]

Coleen Rowley> Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”?

Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”? Revisiting Coleen Rowley’s article on the use of human rights and the myth of humanitarian intervention. Editor’s Note:  “Liberals still stand and salute good old liberal words like Opposition, Rebellion, Humanitarianism, and Democracy – without recognition that these labels have been controverted by neocons and […]

David Swanson> Nothing More Evil

Nothing More Evil Here’s what I’m trying to get at.  If you try to think of something more evil than what we are now doing, you’ll fail.  Name your evil: destroying the earth’s climate?  . . . The only way in which to fantasize about greater evil is quantitative, not qualitative.  We could drop more […]

Coleen Rowley> Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”?

Are Human Rights Becoming a Tool of US “Smart Power”? Big problems can develop when there are revolving doors and close collaborations between government officials, think tanks and NGOs representing human rights. By Coleen Rowley   August/September 2012 World Wide WAMM Black Angel painting by Brom> Science Fiction and Fantasy genres have spawned images of The New […]

Media Roots Interview with David Swanson, author of War is a Lie

David was scheduled to be at Minnesota Veterans Peacestock program this past weekend via Skype, but was ill.  Here is an interview of David posted on Media Roots.org.  Note that the interview is preceded by a long music trailer. Click the link below for the radio interview: Media Roots Radio Interview with David Swanson by Media Roots  […]