Peace and War

Feb
27

About That Anthrax

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

By David Swanson

So, the word Anthrax is back in the news, but only because a man contracted it through what is reportedly a freak accident, not because Saddam Hussein's vast stockpiles have been found, not because Bush has apologized for inventing those vast stockpiles, not because Forest Whitaker has agreed to play Colin Powell in "The Sting II: Hustling the United Nations," not because impeachment proceedings have begun, and especially not because the U.S. corporate media has revealed any memory of the fact that somebody mailed anthrax to the U.S. Senate less than five years ago.

Feb
21

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

Total Recall: End the War, Impeach Bush & Cheney Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Town Hall Forum on the War in Iraq Monday, March 13, 7 - 10 p.m. McLeod Auditorium, University of Virginia, school of nursing. FEATURING: Two mothers who have lost children in the war, one American, one Iraqi;

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, retired from Office of the Secretary of Defense on Near East South Asia Policy,outspoken critic of the Pentagon's pre-war propaganda development.

Ray McGovern, veteran Army officer and retired 27-year CIA analyst, Co-Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, witness at Congressional hearings on Downing Street Minutes.

Gael Murphy, Cofounder of CODE PINK Women for Peace, member of the Board of Directors of the International Occupation Watch Center, steering committee of United for Peace and Justice.

David Swanson, Cofounder of After Downing Street, Board member of Progressive Democrats of America, Washington Director of Democrats.com and Impeach PAC.

Road to Peace Goes Through Santa Cruz

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

By David Swanson

The following are remarks I made last Wednesday night in Santa Cruz, California, at an event held in the Veterans Hall, where the star speaker was Medea Benjamin, and where a group of Raging Grannies with pink aprons and rolling pins belted out anti-Bush songs of their own creation that brought down the house. Medea was tremendous, and I recommend watching the video once they get it online.

Feb
14

Taking Protest to Congress Members' Homes

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

Nonviolent Peaceful Demonstrations In Front of Congress Members' Homes Every Weekend

Democrats.com, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Gold Star Families for Peace, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, and Velvet Revolution, are working to organize grassroots teams in all 435 Congressional Districts plus 5 Delegate Districts (DC, PR, VI, GU, and AS) and to hold nonviolent peaceful demonstrations every weekend in front of the homes of congress members.

Feb
13

How You -- Yes You -- Can End the War

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

By David Swanson

Simple acts and a little courage have worked wonders in the world.  Nonviolent people's movements won democratic reforms in Russia, booted the British out of India, resisted the Nazi occupation in Denmark, drove a dictator out of El Salvador and another out of the Philippines, ended Jim Crow, crushed Soviet power in Poland, toppled military regimes in Argentina and Chile, ended Apartheid, and brought democracy to the Ukraine.  George W. is no match for a force this powerful.

Feb
08

Inequality and War

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Ending the extreme inequality of wealth and well-being in the United States would end the war in Iraq.

Ending the war in Iraq and others like it would go a long way toward reducing the inequality.

Feb
04

Bring Regime Change Home

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War

By David Swanson Remarks prepared for World Can't Wait rally at White House, Feb. 4, 2006.

There are protests outside at least two houses today, the White House and Bush's luxury estate near Crawford, Texas. Bush can run, but he cannot hide.

Feb
02

WH Memo: Phony UN Airplanes to Provoke War

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

The Guardian is reporting that Bush told Blair "that the US was so worried about the failure to find hard evidence against Saddam that it thought of 'flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft planes with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours'. Mr Bush added: 'If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach [of UN resolutions]'."

Jan
31

Going to California to Get Out of Iraq

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Yesterday I spoke on a panel in Los Angeles organized by the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus, a body that is leading the way in promoting a plan to end the occupation. Below are my answers to the moderator's thoughtful questions.

Jan
21

Evidence of War Lies

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Testimony for International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration, Riverside Church, New York, Jan 20-22, 2006. Thanks to Jonathan Schwarz and Bob Fertik for assistance.

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