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Sep
05

Daybreak in North Carolina

Tag: About David Swanson

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Sep
04

There Are So Many Days That Have Not Yet Broken

Tag: About David Swanson

By David Swanson

I got pulled over for speeding in Texas yesterday and the officer looked like the kind of guy who dreamed about using his taser. So when he asked for my license and registration, I slowly got them out and handed them over.

"Do you know why I stopped you?" he asked.

I replied, "I think I do, sir, but I think you may be looking backward a little bit." Officer Rigveda (that was his name) looked behind him and then looked confused.

I tried to explain: "What I mean is, this is a time for reflection, not retribution. I know you don't want to hurt the morale of speeders and put the nation in danger."

"Step out of the car please."

Sep
04

Who Has the Power of War

Tag: Peace and War

"Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" has spent its first four days in publication ranked in the top 10 politics books on Amazon.com. You can keep it there and in the #1 spot by buying a copy for yourself, one for your congress member, two for your senators, and some for your local libraries: http://tr.im/xBt3

Two great websites plan to publish excerpts of the book. Voters for Peace will be posting an article adapted from a section of the book on the power of war. Watch for it: http://votersforpeace.us

And Alternet will have something else entirely: the power of Dick Cheney: http://www.alternet.org

In the meantime, here are two videos that are up and available for viewing right away:

David Swanson discusses the power of war and chapter 2 of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" on September 3, 2009, in Charlottesville, VA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bW0G53NiEc

David Swanson answers questions about the power of war and chapter 2 of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" on September 3, 2009, in Charlottesville, Va. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SI_T3LmoCI

And here's some audio to watch for. Last night I was on Air America for a full hour with superstar radio host Nicole Sandler. She usually posts the audio on her blog: http://radioornot.blogspot.com

Also yesterday I was on the radio with Danny Schechter and Gareth Porter discussing Afghanistan. Danny will post the audio here: http://schechter.progressiveradionetwork.org

This morning I recorded an interview that will be played today on KPFA in Los Angeles: http://kpfa.org

And today from 1 to 2 p.m. PT I'll be on another California radio station: KZYX & Z: http://www.kzyx.org

Oh, and please buy a copy for your local radio station :-) http://tr.im/xBt3

Sep
04

Video: David Swanson on War Powers

Tag: Peace and War

David Swanson discusses the power of war and chapter 2 of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" on September 3, 2009, in Charlottesville, VA.

 

Buy the book.

Sep
04

David Swanson’s “Daybreak” is a Wake-Up Call for Patriots

Tag: Book and Movie Reviews

By William Hughes | LA Indymedia

“We have in our power to begin the world over again.” - Tom Paine, author of “Common Sense.”

For me, the essence of author/activist David Swanson’s insightful tome: “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union,” is this: On June 16, 2005, I was at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., to cover a hearing on the infamous “Downing Street Memos.” This document, crafted by the Brits, revealed that the Bush-Cheney Gang, colluded with Dubya’s poodle, Tony Blair, the then British P.M. It showed that they were predisposed to go to war with Iraq--no matter what. To that immoral end, the scoundrels schemed to fix the “intelligence and facts...around the policy.” In other words, the b......s lied and thousands of innocents died, U.S. troops and Iraq civilians alike; and the U.S. taxpayers are now out $3.5 trillion and counting. (1)

That hearing, initiated by Swanson, along with a coalition of activists, was held in a basement room of the Capitol--more like a large closet. (2) The Bush-Cheney Gang wouldn’t allow the use a regular meeting room on the Hill. The House of Representatives’ “Out of Iraq Caucus,” led by Representatives John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Bob Filner, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Dennis Kucinich, James McGovern, Jim Moran and Lynn Woolsey, sponsored the “unofficial” event. The phonies in the Establishment media either totally ignored, marginalized or mocked it. This, sadly, was their M.O. during most of the reign of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

Sep
03

Audio: Rob Kall and David Swanson Discuss Daybreak

Tag: About David Swanson

Rob Kall of OpEdNews.com talks with David Swanson, author of brand new bestseller, "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" -- Listen. And buy the book.

Sep
02

Healthcare Needs Democracycare

Tag: Health Care

By David Swanson, Prosperity Agenda http://www.prosperityagenda.us/node/1587

Note: Yesterday, Glenn Beck was bounced out of bestseller spot by Swanson's book: "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." This is Swanson's first book, on its first day of publication it ranked #1 in politics nonfiction on Amazon.com, having bumped Glenn Beck out of his long-held position. "Daybreak" is also the #1 nonfiction book in all categories on Amazon.com, and the #6 book overall, and climbing.You can purchase the book: http://tr.im/xBt3

Sep
02

David Swanson's DAYBREAK Is Chart-Topping Inspiration

Tag: Book and Movie Reviews

By Linda Milazzo, OpEdNews

It's a GREAT DAY in America when heralds of hate, specifically Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin, are booted from their Amazon best seller slots on DAY ONE of the publication of progressive leader David Swanson's breakthrough tome, DAYBREAK - now at Number One on Amazon's non-fiction best seller list. From this terrific response to Swanson's new book arises my sincere desire that DAYBREAK attracts a good many of Beck and Malkin's readers, so they, too, will have the opportunity to absorb the depth of information and dedication to solutions that David Swanson offers.

Sep
02

Brian Franklin Reviews Daybreak

Tag: Book and Movie Reviews

By Brian Franklin

In the fight for accountability, there are many whose actions have failed to live up to their rhetoric. It is one thing to believe this country is worth fighting for, and yet another to actually spend time fighting.

As someone who worked for Congressman Wexler's campaign and his push for impeachment hearings, I can attest to David's fighting spirit and breadth of knowledge. His comprehensive understanding of the supporting evidence - coupled with a singular clarity of the legislative process and players - made him an vital resource.

Sep
01

Can We Keep the Republic?

Tag: Book and Movie Reviews

Review of 'Daybreak - Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union' by David Swanson, BRAD BLOG

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