David Swanson

Canada vs. the Rule of Law

August 13, 2018

By David Swanson / http://davidswanson.org/canada-vs-the-rule-of-law/ I’m aware that Canada, unlike its southern neighbor in which I live, has just recently, ever so slightly, stood up to certain of the horrors of the Saudi government. I’m aware of the role Canada has played, albeit imperfectly, as refuge for people fleeing U.S. slavery and U.S. wars and general…

​Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy

June 26, 2018

By David Swanson Remarks at Peace Resource Center of San Diego, June 23, 2018. There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism. First, the military budget. The U.S. military budget, including all things military in various departments, is roughly 60% of federal discretionary spending, meaning the spending…

TRNN Debate: Is Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Justified?

March 6, 2014

David Swanson and Danny Postel debate whether the dire humanitarian situation in Syria justifies limited military intervention

Reality Asserts Itself - David Swanson

December 17, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson says that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than campaigns of violence

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

August 21, 2013

David Swanson: Private Manning becomes latest victim of President Obama’s war on whistleblowers and efforts should be made to remember him as a hero not a traitor

Manning Sentencing Defense Plays Up Psychological Stress, Fails To Use Whistleblower Defense

August 15, 2013

David Swanson: Released provocative photo of Manning, emotional testimony by Manning’s sister plays to psychological defense but defense misses opportunity to showcase Manning as a whistleblower

US Wars Far From Over

June 6, 2013
David Swanson: Samantha Power advocated regime change in Libya when UN resolution was specifically restricted to defense of Benghazi

TRNN on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

May 8, 2013
David Swanson: Activists succeeding in turning public opinion against drone strikes; other forms of actions on the rise