War Is A Lie

Audio: Nicole Sandler and David Swanson on "War Is A Lie"

From Nicole Sandler

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“War Is A Lie” Book Tour Dates


I can also send signed books and speak to events via skype at any time. Contact.



Wednesday, December 15
6:30 p.m. free dinner
7:15 p.m. book reading, Q&A, signing
Random Row Books
315 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-295-2493
CoSponsors: Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Socialist Party of Central Virginia, Joyful Dissent


Friday, December 17, 6 PM
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Make "War Is A Lie" #1 on Amazon

War Is A Lie, just published by David Swanson, exposes virtually all lies about all wars in history.

"Not a single thing that we commonly believe about wars that helps keep them around is true. Wars cannot be good or glorious. Nor can they be justified as a means of achieving peace or anything else of value. The reasons given for wars, before, during, and after them (often three very different sets of reasons for the same war) are all false."

Let's make War Is A Lie #1 on Amazon.

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The New War Congress: An Obama-Republican War Alliance?

By David Swanson

Swanson has just published War Is A Lie.  This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.

To understand just how bad the 112th Congress, elected on November 2nd and taking office on January 3rd, is likely to be for peace on Earth, one has to understand how incredibly awful the 110th and 111th Congresses have been during the past four years and then measure the ways in which things are likely to become even worse. 

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Kim Carlyle's Wonderful Review of "War Is A Lie"

War Is A Lie: A good read and a ready reference

By Kim Carlyle, War Crimes Times

Available November 22   You don't believe in war, but can you articulate your reasons? What if someone challenges your position? Can you defend it?   Suppose someone told you that spending for the military is good for the economy? What if they agreed that war is generally bad – but there are exceptions, such as the “good war” against Hitler and Japan, or even the “war on terror”? How about the notion that war makes us more secure?   David Swanson's new book, War Is A Lie, provides answers to these questions and more. In 336 pages, he debunks every argument you've heard used to justify, glorify, instigate, promote, prolong, and expand war.   In order to get the book out as quickly as possible and with the latest information (some events described and sources cited are from just last month), Swanson chose to self-publish it. This provides another advantage: without a need for a publisher's profit, he will send copies to activists “really cheap.” If you will set up a table outside a recruitment office, or if your group wants to sell copies to raise funds, go to the War Is A Lie website.   You may be able to find much of the information in War Is A Lie elsewhere but this is like the convenience of “one-stop shopping.” It's all here.   Would you like to see Swanson's War Is A Lie outperfrom Bush's Decision Points? If you buy from Amazon, use VFP's Amazon link  and Veterans For Peace will get a percentage.

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Bush LIE-Bury Lacks Shovels

By David Swanson

Remarks via skype to Dallas, November 15, 2010.

Thanks to Leslie and everyone else for letting me help with the http://thepeoplesresponse.org website and for letting me speak by Skype. Not that I don’t enjoy being strip-searched and treated as a terrorist for the good of my crumbling empire as much as the next guy, but it’s much more efficient to stay home and use the tool through which read more

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