Video: Militaries As Global Health Threat

By Rotary Club of Fort Collins, November 4, 2021

David Swanson spoke on November 3, 2021, with the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. The views he expressed were his, obviously, and not those of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. But they could be yours. That’s up to you.

It’s the Weapons Sales, Stupid

Image from Mapping Militarism.

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 2, 2021

U.S. presidential election campaigns have been known to focus on the slogan “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Efforts to explain the behavior of the U.S. government ought to put a little more focus on a different slogan, found in the headline above.

Andrew Cockburn’s fantastic new book, The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine, builds a case that U.S. foreign policy read more

The Climate Crisis Presents a Stark Choice Between Capitalism and Survival

By Sputnik, November 2, 2021

Climate and Capitalism’s Death Drive, Biden Sells Out Working and Poor People, Military Drives Climate Crisis

In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Don Debar host of the Weekday World show on Radio Justice LA to discuss the gutting of the budget reconciliation bill and the selling out of working and poor people, Joe Biden and the Democrats’ capitulation to Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and read more

Save Tom Friedman’s Mind: Restore Armistice Day

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, November 1, 2021

When the New York Times is paying Thomas Friedman many thousands of dollars to wonder whether Russia or China would help the United States if space aliens attack it, a few conclusions can be drawn.

The ludicrousness of the UFO propaganda coming out of a U.S. military establishment unable to gin up a credible enemy on Earth to justify weapons production is invisible to its own proponents.

The eagerness of Russia and China to ban weapons from space read more

Abolition Is the Way

I don’t think Stevie Wonder is a big war lover, so perhaps not too big an apology needs to precede this:

Total abolition, writings on the wall,
War abolition, before the missiles fall,
Humanitarian bombings, waging war for peace,
Weapons, drones, and sanctions, North West to South and East

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
You support war.
Abolition is the way.

Total abolition, defund the war machine
Melt swords into ploughshares, work on something green
Break free read more