The New War Congress: An Obama-Republican War Alliance?

By David Swanson

Swanson has just published War Is A Lie.  This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.

To understand just how bad the 112th Congress, elected on November 2nd and taking office on January 3rd, is likely to be for peace on Earth, one has to understand how incredibly awful the 110th and 111th Congresses have been during the past four years and then measure the ways in which things are likely to become even worse. 

Oddly enough, doing so brings some surprising silver read more

Kim Carlyle's Wonderful Review of "War Is A Lie"

War Is A Lie: A good read and a ready reference

By Kim Carlyle, War Crimes Times

Available November 22   You don't believe in war, but can you articulate your reasons? What if someone challenges your position? Can you defend it?   Suppose someone told you that spending for the military is good for the economy? What if they agreed that war is generally bad – but there are exceptions, such as the “good war” against Hitler and Japan, or even the “war on terror”? How about the notion that war makes us more secure?   David Swanson's new book, War Is A Lie, provides answers to these questions and more. In 336 pages, he debunks every argument you've heard used to justify, glorify, instigate, promote, prolong, and expand war.   In order to get the book out as quickly as possible and with the latest information (some events described and sources cited are from just last month), Swanson chose to self-publish it. This provides another advantage: without a need for a publisher's profit, he will send copies to activists “really cheap.” If you will set up a table outside a recruitment office, or if your group wants to sell copies to raise funds, go to the War Is A Lie website.   You may be able to find much of the information in War Is A Lie elsewhere but this is like the convenience of “one-stop shopping.” It's all here.   Would you like to see Swanson's War Is A Lie outperfrom Bush's Decision Points? If you buy from Amazon, use VFP's Amazon link  and Veterans For Peace will get a percentage.

Bush LIE-Bury Lacks Shovels

By David Swanson

Remarks via skype to Dallas, November 15, 2010.

Thanks to Leslie and everyone else for letting me help with the website and for letting me speak by Skype. Not that I don?t enjoy being strip-searched and treated as a terrorist for the good of my crumbling empire as much as the next guy, but it?s much more efficient to stay home and use the tool through which read more

"War Is A Lie" To Be Published November 22nd

For Immediate Release November 15, 2010

David Swanson, author of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union," which rose to #1 among nonfiction books on the day it was published, will publish a new book called "War Is A Lie" on Monday, November 22nd and encourage readers to purchase it that day on Amazon. 

More information as well as a variety of audio and eBooks, and bulk purchasing are available read more

A New Tool for Peace and Justice Activists

You made my last book, Daybreak, a big success, including by making it #1 in nonfiction books on the day it appeared there.  I hope you'll help do the same with this new book War Is A Lie when posts it.  I'm tentatively hoping to make November 22nd the big day to bump Glenn Beck and George W. Bush off the charts, but I'll let you know and hope you can help by emailing your read more

David Swanson to Speak and Lead Discussion at Screening of The Tillman Story

Bestselling author David Swanson's new book is not yet published, but he will have 20 copies to sign and sell at this first event of a new book tour.  Swanson will speak at this Wednesday's screening of The Tillman Story at the Naro Cinema in Norfolk, Va. (7:30 p.m., Nov. 10, 2010).

WAR IS A LIE addresses the story of Pat Tillman and every other kind of war lie.  The book is a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence read more