Murder in Suburbia

A teenage girl from my hometown in Northern Virginia, a girl identified most prominently as a Muslim, has reportedly been murdered with a baseball bat. We do not know and may never know whether prominent promotion of hatred toward Muslims contributed. The question of whether this was a “hate crime” is unanswered, despite the clear requirement that hatred have been involved.

The man accused of the crime by police has not been as prominently identified as Hispanic as he almost certainly read more

Wanted to Hire: Someone who can convert websites from Drupal to WordPress

I have four Drupal websites, two of them quite large, that I need to convert to WordPress, because I’m unable to deal with all the updating that Drupal requires. A month and a half ago, I hired a guy named David Gusick who did part of the job and was paid for it, but still hasn’t given me the work he did. I’ve given up on him. I’m looking to hire someone who can do the job in a reasonable and agreed upon amount of time for a reasonable and agreed upon price to be paid upon read more

Upcoming Event in Cambridge, Mass.

U.S. Never-Ending War in the Time of Trump and How to Stop It

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

Presentation by David Swanson followed by discussion and book signing.

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 PM

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A Three-Year Old's Office

Oliver, you’re three. When you’re older, I hope the lunatics now dumping everything into wars and environmental destruction have left you a livable world. I also hope that the word “office” means something wonderful to you — not because I want you to be devoted to working, or working in a little room, but because I want you to remember.

I work at home, with my office right next to your bedroom. When I work in there all day, you don’t come in, and I don’t read more

Video of Debate: "Is War Necessary?"

I finally got a video of the debate I did on whether war is ever necessary.

To edit it or put it on Youtube I need somebody who has a program called Tegrity to upload the video to Youtube from which I can download it. Please let me know if you can do that.

In the meantime, you can watch the video here. To get to the start of the debate, you have to jump ahead about 12 minutes by sliding or clicking at the bottom of the video. To get to my initial remarks, you have to jump ahead about 36 minutes.

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I'm Headed to Alaska

David Swanson to speak in Fairbanks, Alaska, on “How we abolish the institution of war”

WHO: David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

WHERE: University of Alaska, Schaible Auditorium, Bunnell read more