An International Peace Movement Building

By David Swanson

On Saturday, December 10, in London, England, leaders of the peace movement against the Iraq war from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Iraq will meet to strategize. There is hope that the tide has already turned against the occupation, and that a coordinated international effort will be able to mobilize sufficient public pressure to bring the war to a complete end.

If you can make it to London, sign up here: http://www.stopwar.org.uk

If you can’t make it, I think read more

Best Blue Town in the South

By David Swanson

That’s right, I’ve left the beautiful beltway and moved back to the coolest city in the country: Charlottesville, Va., where…

The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice promotes peace at top volume and gets even the police cars and busses to HONK as they roll by…

Main Street has been closed and trees planted in it, and an arts community built around it…

A real progressive is running for Congress next year against a Bush-devotee…

I can walk read more

A Congressman for Impeachment

By David Swanson

“What’s more moderate than exploring the truth? Is there really partisanship in truth?…We don’t need to be afraid to use the word impeachment. It is the process that was set up. It’s not a bad word. It stands for accountability. It is the system of justice in our political system

Early Photos

Photos of painting Little One’s room on October 2, 2005, before he got the name Wesley and before we knew we were moving:

September 2005 Photos, including Anna, animals for Little One’s room, and September 29, 2005, Shopping for Little One’s Room

Friday Night Congress: What Was That?

By David Swanson

During the middle of the day on Friday, I spent an hour or two on a conference call with activists and congressional staffers discussing next steps to end the war. We planned, among other things, to organize support for Congressman John Murtha’s bill, H.J.Res. 73, which he introduced on Friday. The bill resolves that:

“The deployment of United States forces in Iraq, by direction of Congress, is hereby terminated and the forces involved are to be redeployed at the read more

Cindy's Day in Court

By David Swanson

Cindy Sheehan has a court date Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., and faces up to 6 months in jail for the charge of demonstrating without a permit, as a result of the civil disobedience action at the White House in September at which Cindy and nearly 400 other activists protested the war. Some paid a $75 fine. Others, including Cindy, are refusing to pay anything.

Some of those refusing to pay are required to appear in federal court at 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday. They’ll read more

Bonifaz: A Candidate for the Rest of Us

Bonifaz: A Candidate for the Rest of Us
By David Swanson

John Bonifaz is seriously considering running for election next year as Massachusetts Secretary of State, or more properly, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A victory for him would be a victory of national importance for election reform and voting rights.

John’s Voters’ Bill of Rights includes “a guarantee of open and transparent elections with verified voting, paper trails, and access to the source codes read more

Politically Strategic Impeachment

Politically Strategic Impeachment
By David Swanson

While it would of course be good for the world for Bush and Cheney to be impeached, convicted, and sent packing, would it be politically advantageous for a Congress Member to introduce articles of impeachment? And would it benefit the Democratic Party for some or all of the Democrats to push for impeachment at this time? Or should they do it later? Or is there another way?

The facts that would seem to argue in favor of pushing impeachment include read more