Is Peace or Impeachment Possible?

By David Swanson

[Remarks at September 15, 2007, impeachment rally in Miami, Fla., organized by ]

It's great to see such a crowd and so many groups represented. I especially want to thank Veterans for Peace. Dave Cline was a great leader and will be badly missed. We should all go out and do as much as he did with his admirable life.

The Obama-Edwards Ticket

By David Swanson

A top priority for progressives regarding next year's presidential election should be convincing Barack Obama and John Edwards to join forces as a ticket and defeat Hillary Clinton.

Questions for General Petraeus

By David Swanson,

Are you here to communicate your own view, that of the White House, or both?

Please name all the people with whom you have had communications in preparing for this testimony.

Betray Us Report

By David Swanson,

"Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning…"

If you read the rest of The Trial by Franz Kafka you'll find that K. is not just arrested, but also executed, and that his execution comes as the perfectly natural conclusion to a series of infuriating steps, stages, and shiftings of goal posts.

Laura Flanders and Norman Solomon in Charlottesville VA


Nationally syndicated columnist Norman Solomon and national radio host Laura Flanders will speak in Charlottesville, Va.

Solomon's latest books are "War Made Easy," and "Made Love, Got War." Flanders' are "Blue Grit," and "Bush Women."

October 7 at 7 p.m.

Albemarle County Office Bldg., 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA

$5 donation requested / no one turned away

Sponsored by Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice (CCPJ) and WVAX Progressive Talk 1450

CCPJ: 434-961-6278,

Flyers available on the website.

Get Out of the Valley of Elah

By David Swanson

I spent a day meeting with Congress Members and their staffers, urging them to end the occupation of Iraq, and having them tell me they would never "defund our troops." In the evening I watched Paul Haggis's new film "In the Valley of Elah." I walked out stunned, shaken, far more angry than I'd been, and convinced that we shouldn't be asking Congress Members to end the occupation, we should be asking them to watch this movie. If any Congress Member were to watch this movie and allow another dime to "fund our troops" we would at least be clear in our duty to have that individual locked up for the safety of those around them.

Worlds Apart

By David Swanson

The other day I wrote a column that no corporate newspaper would ever dream of printing, but submitted it to all of them anyway in hopes it might jar something loose. The Editorial Page Editor of Barron's Weekly wrote me back to disagree with my column, and I wrote him back, and he wrote me back, and so forth. The exchange, reproduced below, suggests that two people can read about the same events for several years and still live in completely different worlds.

My Favorite Line from a Ron Paul Defender

"Get your priorities lined up and buy gold."

My most serious complaint with Ron Paul: He said Bush should be impeached but did nothing about it until he entered the presidential race. Now he says

World War III

By David Swanson

The administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney is set on a course that leads directly to a third world war. And a third world war leads almost inevitably to most of us dying horrible deaths. And we're not talking about it.