Biden Defends Ending a War He’s Not Fully Ending

It’s been a dream of peace-loving people everywhere for over 20 years now for a U.S. government to end a war and to speak in support of having done so. Sadly, Biden is only partially ending one of the endless wars, none of the others having yet been fully ended either, and his remarks on Thursday were too glorifying of war to be of much use in the cause of abolishing it.

That said, one would not wish for Biden to bow before the belligerent demands of the U.S. media and escalate every possible read more

The Way Between

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 6, 2021

For decades I — and, no doubt, everybody else who points out the power and effectiveness of nonviolent action — have had the endlessly recurring experience of being asked “But shouldn’t people defend themselves with wars rather than do nothing?”

How did wars get to be the only alternative to nothing? If I were to run around shouting “Will you deny people the right to stick slugs up their noses rather than do NOTHING?” read more

Remember to Forget the Alamo

Mexico once had a problem with a local provincial government promoting illegal immigration from the United States into Mexico in order to engage in the illegal slavery of illegally trafficked people. The locality involved was called Texas. For years, Mexico let Texas get away with its lawlessness and immorality, including not paying taxes, and including killing Mexican soldiers. Then it sent an army to lay down the law. Texans warned each other that soldiers were coming “to give liberty read more

From Allies to Comrades — Moving Beyond Guilt & Grift, and to Solidarity

Biden, Boris commit to new “Atlantic Charter”; Israel strikes Gaza again despite ceasefire; Certain Trump-era asylum restrictions rescinded.

In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, host Sean Blackmon is joined by David Swanson, activist, journalist, radio host, Executive Director of World Beyond War and author of “Leaving World War II Behind,” to discuss his recent article, “Beware Atlantic Charters,” efforts by corporate media to perpetuate divisions between Russia read more