You Can’t Have a Progressive Movement Without Peace

By David Swanson
Remarks at People’s Convergence Conference, Sept. 8, 2017

Here’s my five-minute case for why you can’t have an effective progressive movement in the United States that doesn’t include working for peace. War and militarism and bases and ships and missiles and sanctions and nuclear threats and hostility make up the filter through which much of the other 96% of humanity experiences this 4%. The U.S. Congress chooses how to spend a great deal of money each year, read more

I will debate the justness of wars at the University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Newman Center peacefully invites you to:

In Recognition of U.N. International Day of Peace – see
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6 pm until 830 pm

David Swanson, internationally recognized antiwar activist – see
Ronald Granieri, internationally recognized US foreign policy expert – see

Moderator: Dcn. William Senft, Penn Newman Center

All in the Penn community are invited to read more

I’ll Be Speaking at George Mason University on Ending Racism and War

“What It Would Take to End Racism and War”

The School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution invites you to come for a discussion on Wednesday, September 13, at 1:30PM at the Georges Room in the Johnson Center. This event is open to the public.

David Swanson, author, activist, Charlottesville resident, director of World Beyond War, and former board member of the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice will speak on the state of the struggles against racism and militarism and how the two read more

No War 2017: War and the Environment

September 22-24 Conference in Washington, D.C.

Just following the International Day of Peace, and in the tradition of No War 2016: Real Security Without Terrorism, and the best speech any U.S. president ever gave, this year’s conference will focus on activism, including activist planning workshops, addressing how the antiwar and environmental movements can work together.

We encourage and can help you to hold similar events in other locations, and this event will be livestreamed so that other events can watch it.

WHO: Speakers read more

Trump’s Articles of Impeachment: A Greatest Hits Collection

By David Swanson,

Several years back, I led a team of authors drafting articles of impeachment against then-President George W. Bush for then-Congressman Dennis Kucinich. We drafted over 60 and settled on the best 35. Had Congress moved forward, it would not have passed all 35 or convicted on them. But we felt it was important to establish the record and present the options. In fact, I would have preferred to go with more read more