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War Is A Lie
May 26, 2011
MEDIA ROOTS- This is an exclusive Media Roots Radio interview with David Swanson conducted on May 19, 2011. David is the co-author of "The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush". He was press secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, and is the co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ConvictBushCheney.org and Washington Director of Democrats.com, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, and Voters for Peace, and a member of the legislative working group of United for Peace and Justice.
He has written two best selling books: Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union, and War is a Lie. To learn more about David Swanson go to http://davidswanson.org/
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Listen to last week's broadcast about Fukushima: Coverage and Break Down of Radiation, another broadcast about Libya, Nuclear Power, Religious Environmentalism, or an inerview where Two Active Duty Soldiers Speak Out.
A veces me pregunto si el norteamericano común se detiene por un momento, ve el caos en el que está el mundo; y se pregunta: ¿Cómo llegamos a ésto?
¿Ella simplemente no le da importancia, lo atribuye al "destino", se deshace rápido del pensamiento; y, esclavizada por lo nuevo, se va de compras a los supermercados?
¿Lo toma él como una expresión moderna del proverbio bíblico, "habrán guerras y rumores de guerras;" sintonizará el último partido de fútbol en la televisión; y pondrá de lado la duda, el miedo y el terror?
By Mumia Abu Jamal
I wonder sometimes if the average American stops, looks at the chaos in the world, and wonders, how did we get here?
Does she simply shrug it off as 'fate', shake the thought away, and go shopping at the mall in thrall to the new?
Does he put it down as a latter-day expression of the biblical proverb, 'there will be wars, and rumors of war', and turn to the latest game on ESPN and mist over the doubt, the fear, the dread?
By Lee Shearer, Athens Banner-Herald
Humanity seems bent on destroying itself, according to David Swanson, the featured speaker for this year's 33rd annual Athens Human Rights Festival.
"I think our country and our world are headed in very dangerous directions," said blogger, author and anti-war activist David Swanson - growing ill-will, resentment and antagonism among peoples, continuing proliferation of deadly weapons, and humanity's seeming march toward extinction through environmental destruction.
Guest: David Swanson is Co-Founder of AfterDowningStreet.org and the Washington Director of Democrats.com. His most recent book is War is a Lie (2010), in which he refutes every major argument used to justify wars, with the aim to debunk future lies before future wars have a chance to begin. He is frequently published in and heard on both progressive and conservative media. Recent blogs include Libya: Another Neocon War� (4/21/11) and A United Theory of War and Taxes (4/22/11) posted at http://www.democrats.com/blog. To read about David's accomplishments and tireless anti-war and social injustice activism, see http://davidswanson.org/about.
Video: Cost of War - Path to Peace: David Swanson, Paul Chappell, Chris Hedges, Lewis Logan, Steve Rhode, Scott Horton
Los Angeles, California
April 30, 2011
Forum sponsored by http://icujp.org
video by Anthony Manousos
Upcoming public events:
Saturday, April 30, 2011
3:15 - 5:15 pm Book signing at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books ( http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks ), at the Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace ( http://www.icujp.org ) booth, Booth 921.
University of Southern California
7:30 - 9:30 pm "The Costs of War" with David Swanson, Chris Hedges, Paul Chappell, and Lewis Logan, moderated by Ameena Mirza Qazi.
United University Church at the University of Southern California
817 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA