Only Rogue States Have Nuclear Weapons

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, and Elizabeth Murray, of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, published by Kitsap Sun, January 24, 2021

From January 18 to February 14, four large billboards are going up around Seattle that proclaim “Nuclear Weapons Are Now Illegal. Get them out of Puget Sound!”

What can this possibly mean? Nuclear weapons may be unpleasant, but what is illegal about them, and how can they be in Puget Sound?

Since 1970, under the Nuclear read more

Pope’s Words in Open Letter to Joe Biden

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 22, 2021

Dear President Joe Biden,

Congratulations and best wishes!

The Pope of your church in October 2020 wrote these words:

“We can no longer think of war as a solution, because its risks will probably always be greater than its supposed benefits. In view of this, it is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war’. Never again war!”242

At footnote 242, Pope Francis read more

Changing of The Guard; America’s Economic Forecast; Biden Tackles Immigration


David Swanson, activist, journalist, radio host and author of the book “Curing Exceptionalism,” joins us to discuss American exceptionalism and militarism. How should we be looking at today’s inauguration and what can we say about the soul of America?

Jack Rasmus, economist, radio show host & author of ‘The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump,” joins us to discuss America’s economic path forward and what read more