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War Is A Lie

Related to 2010 publication "War Is A Lie"


Newsletter No. 1207
01 June 2011
Tel: 020 7801 2768



Stop the War's day conference on Afghanistan on Saturday 11 June
could not be more timely. Since President Obama told the British
Parliament on 25 May that the US/Nato forces were "preparing to
turn a corner" and the Taliban's momentum had been "broken",

I'm Going to London

On June 10th I'll be speaking here.

On June 11th I'll be speaking here.

Audio: Mediaroots Interview

Interview with Author, Activist David Swanson

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, creator of and Washington Director of, 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

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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.

Mumía Abú-Jamal on War -- Spanish Version

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?

Audio: Chris Moore and David Swanson on War

PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — KDKA Radio’s Chris Moore spoke with David Swanson about his views on what war really is.

Swanson is the author of “War is a Lie” and expresses his views on how wars really could have been avoided.

David Swanson
More from NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA

Wars As Present As One's Tongue: A Letter From Mumia Abu-Jamal on Death Row

By Mumia Abu Jamal

Listen to the audio.
Produced by Prison Radio.

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?

Speaker sensing danger

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.

Audio: Henry Raines Show With David Swanson

Henry Raines Show 05/03/11

May 03, 2011 08:21 AM PDT
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Guest: David Swanson is Co-Founder of and the Washington Director of 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 To read about David's accomplishments and tireless anti-war and social injustice activism, see