Month: December 2009

Resolutions, Not Hopes

By David Swanson

I resolve to do everything in my ability, while preserving my power to continue in future years, to reverse the destruction of the environment, the proliferation of weapons and wars, and the concentration of wealth.

I resolve neither to panic nor to behave as if we have a moment to lose.

I resolve neither to be gratuitously rude nor to value politeness above life-saving actions.

I resolve not to discriminate for or against elected officials or candidates on the basis of political read more

David Swanson in Palm Beach FL

Palm Beach, FL

January 25, 2010

David Swanson will discuss and sign copies of “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union”

7:30 p.m. at
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Sponsored by:
The Palm Beach Florida Democratic Club

FREE and OPEN to the Public

Anthony Jordan
tonyjordan57 at hotmail dot com

“David Swanson’s Daybreak impressively exposes all read more

Look Who Just Funded the Escalation

By David Swanson

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday another $130 billion for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and (it goes without saying) Pakistan, money that will be used to continue the wars and to escalate the war in Afghanistan. In the spring, they will try to pass another $30 billion or more, labeled as funding for the escalation, but 4 out of 5 spineless warmongering congress members will tell their constituents at that point that they can’t vote against something read more

How's Howard Dean Doing?

By David Swanson

When someone you’ve always considered over-rated and unhelpful does something right, and when someone you’ve had disagreements with points it out, it’s worth noting. So here is a link to David Sirota on Howard Dean.

Sirota even gets right that Dean has progressed over the years. But what I think is worth preserving from recent memories is that Dean helped exclude single-payer from the debate. He limited the range of options to the point where very little room read more

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Issue 41

64 Pages: WHAT WOULD MUHAMMAD ALI SAY ABOUT OBAMA’S WAR? Dave Zirin has the answer. Plus: Writing history in the streets; a tale of two wall; two book excerpts; Tony Blair: war criminal; unchecked globalisation and its threat to culture; are Israelis spies infiltrating your airport?; why Benjamin Dangl will never buy a Kindle. And much more

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David Swanson and Rebecca Schneider in Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
January 17, 2010

Please join us for a major fundraising event on Sunday, January 17, 2010, to benefit Rebecca Schneider for Congress, 2010.

David Swanson will discuss and sign copies of “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union”

Rebecca Schneider, Democratic Candidate, AZ CD 6, will speak as well, and the event will raise funds for her campaign.

Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner at the beautiful Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, 5750 East read more

California Book Events: David Swanson

David Swanson will discuss and sign his new book “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.”

Jan. 13 Santa Rosa, CA
Jan. 14, 15 San Diego, CA
Jan. 16 Van Nuys and Ventura, CA

Santa Rosa, CA
January 13, 2010
6:30 or 7:00 p.m.
Anna Givens
Progressive Democrats Sonoma County
anna at pdsonoma dot org

San Diego, CA
January 14-15, 2009
January 14:
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. PT read more

David Swanson and David Rovics in Oregon

Oregon in January: David Swanson and David Rovics

Jan. 6 Portland, OR
Jan. 7 Newport, OR
Jan. 8 Corvallis, OR

David Swanson speaking about his new book “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.”

Portland, OR, January 6, 2010
7:30 p.m. at Powells
Burnside & 11th
Portland, OR
Barbara Ellis
barbaragellis at earthlink dot net

Newport, OR, January 7, 2010
5:30 p.m.
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