Why Not Knowing How Israel Was Created Matters

It goes on mattering, decade after decade, that most U.S. students never encounter the word Nakba. It matters that Israel was created in 1948 through war/terrorism, through massacring families, driving some 750,000 people out of their homes, demolishing over 400 villages. It’s not difficult to know. Many books — even comic books read more

Pentagonism Prevails

Tyler Poisson has called attention to a 1967 Spanish-language book called Pentagonism. The author was the former President of the Dominican Republic, and victim of U.S. power, Juan Bosch. You can find it online free and in English by going here and clicking to borrow it for an hour (and another hour . . .).

As we prepare to bury the Monroe Doctrine on December 2nd, it’s worth considering Bosch’s description of how imperialism had already changed read more

10 Embarrassment-Free Methods of Flipping to Peace on Ukraine

Are you a network television executive, a newspaper editorial board member, a good citizen who obeys the President of the United States, or perhaps you are the President? Do you want to support negotiated compromise in Ukraine after having spent many months denouncing compromise as the treasonous work of Putin-funded commies? You’ve come to the right place. These methods have been used with great success by your peers for over a century. They are offered free and confidentially, with satisfaction read more

There Is No Right Side in War

Many of us have called wars like those on Iraq and Afghanistan by the name “wars” or sometimes the name “occupation,” but the current war on Gaza by the name “genocide.” They’ve all been extremely one-sided slaughters of mostly civilians — thus far the latest violence in Gaza the least one-sided of those three. But two of them were U.S. wars and one of them an Israeli war that couldn’t happen without U.S. weapons, U.S. vetoes at the UN, etc. And those running the wars talk differently. read more

Two Events Thursday for Peace

I’ll be speaking at this online event at 11 a.m. ET Thursday, November 16, 2023:

I’ll be speaking at this event at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 16, 2023, but it looks like you need to be in Milwaukee:




Speaker David Swanson of World BEYOND War will speak via internet

($5.00 donation- no one turned away)

5:30 PM- Supper- Chili,

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Bury the Monroe Doctrine at the University of Virginia

Join us!

Wear black if you can!

Learn more!

Flyer for promoting the event (PDF).

Flyer for handing out on walk (PDF).

Letter to Biden calling for a real Good Neighbor policy for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The text of the Monroe Doctrine:

“The occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers. . . .

“We owe it, therefore, to candor and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace read more

Video of Debate on Ukraine in Madison Wisconsin on November 12

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 12, 2023



TV News Video.

News Report.


Nothing in my lifetime has done more to increase the risk of nuclear apocalypse than the war in Ukraine. Nothing is doing more to impede global cooperation on climate, poverty, or homelessness. Few things are doing as much direct damage in those areas, devastating the environment, disrupting grain read more