Limerick at Peace

Green Ireland has a peaceful blue sky.
Shannon Airport’s full of war planes; Here’s why.
When Emperor Trump
Tells Ireland to Jump
Ireland bows down and asks him “How high?”

Neutral Ireland takes no part in war
Except that troops carry weapons galore
Through the airport at Shannon
While mass slaughters they’re planning
For far off from their two-dollar

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If you ask me the Irish know better.
They’ve seen dead that could not have been deader.
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Upcoming Event in Milano, Italy

Associazione per un mondo senza guerre CNGNN

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BASI USA/NATO: DIFESA O PERICOLO?

Giovedì 3 ottobre 2019 Ore 18 – 21,30 Centro Concetto Marchesi Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 6 MILANO

Parteciperanno:

David Swanson – World BEYOND War

autore, attivista, giornalista e conduttore radiofonico. Direttore esecutivo di WorldBeyondWar.org e coordinatore della campagna per RootsAction.org. Candidato al premio Nobel per la pace nel 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Ha ricevuto il Premio per la read more

Zombie Zombie Zombie

CNN is outraged that Trump was too friendly with Russians, supposedly endangering an honorable spy snooping into the Russian government.

The New York Times doesn’t want any peace settlements in Afghanistan that could involve “getting in bed with killers swathed in American blood.”

U.S. mercenaries who murdered a bunch of people in Iraq have had their sentences reduced because they did it in a war.

The United States just accidentally dropped white phosphorus on itself.

The Pentagon would like read more

Nonviolence Denial Is As Dangerous As Climate Denial

Persistent willful ignorance of necessary knowledge can be deadly. This is true of denial of climate collapse. It is also true of denial of the tools and power of nonviolent action. As evidence and knowledge pile up in each case, denial of the facts looks more and more intentional, reckless, and malevolent, or intentionally, recklessly, and malevolently manufactured by propagandists.

“We need to burn more oil or suffer horribly” is slowly being recognized as a vicious deception, as read more

Audio: 10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

Recorded by Dale Lehman / WZRD and posted at Radio4All (listen here). Or listen below.

This is a keynote talk by David Swanson for the West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition at their Peace Essay Contest Awards Presentation on August 27, 2019, the 91st Anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

It was Swanson’s 2011 book, “When the World Outlawed War”, an inspiring but forgotten story from the 1920s of how people created a treaty to ban all war — a treaty still on the books read more

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

August 27, 2019, remarks, Chicago

By David Swanson

Happy Kellogg-Briand Pact Day! As you all know, but most people do not, the Peace Pact was signed 91 years ago today. And, as you all probably know, but most people do not, the inspiration and vision and endless labor behind it came from a mass movement begun and led, not by Mr. Kellogg or Monsieur Briand but by a lawyer from Chicago named Salmon Oliver Levinson. You could point that out to Minnesotans from Frank Kellogg’s Twin Cities if, read more

Love It or Leave It

Imagine a dystopian future in which every person in the United States is given free and total and preventative heath care from whatever doctors and nurses they want, but CNN talking heads pine sorrowfully for their beloved insurance companies.

Imagine that top-quality education from preschool through college is available free to anyone who wants it, but your elderly neighbor is furious because he had to pay for his education, and your local military recruiter is outraged because business is bad.

Imagine read more