Thank You to the SXSW Festival for Dumping the U.S. Army

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 27, 2024

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences organized jointly that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas. It has been growing in size since 1987. The festivals just dumped weapons makers and the U.S. Army out the door: “After careful consideration, read more

Opposing Both Israeli and Hamas Killing Is a Model for All Wars

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 18, 2024

Of course, millions of people all over the world and in the United States support either Israeli or Hamas warmaking — warmaking which (one must point out the obvious because the very topic of warmaking renders so many people mentally dull) is on a very different scale and of a very different type, one from the other. At the moment, I’m not writing to any of those war supporters.

What interests me is that for a huge number of people, for several read more

U.S. Funds Ukrainian Organization That Creates List of U.S. Citizens Opposing Weapons to Ukraine

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 9, 2024

Here’s a list produced by a Ukrainian group with limited knowledge of the United States, a group that is listed as an “Implementing Partner” of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS) Project.

I find it unfortunate to read my name on a list of supposed opponents of something good for Ukraine, because I wish everyone in Ukraine peace, safety, freedom, read more

Youri Speaks to David Swanson of World BEYOND War and Medea Benjamin of CODE PINK About NATO

By 1+1 hosted by Youri Smouter (sometimes Yuri), June 7, 2024

Hi everyone! welcome to another edition of 1+1 your place for inconvenient truthtelling and mythbusting. On this episode we return to the topic of NATO, what people need to know about the military alliance, why people should be opposed to the military alliance. My guests were our returning champion and frequent guest David Swanson of World Beyond read more

Should Low-Brain-Cell Sociopaths Play With Bioweapons?

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 4, 2024

Should Low-Brain-Cell Sociopaths Play With Bioweapons? That is the question, and it’s not very different from Hamlet’s: Should we exist or not?

When you watch Congressional hearings on COVID, please ignore every other question.

The question is not whether Marjorie Taylor Green could find her ass with a map and two hands, or why it’s left to her to oppose torturing dogs, or whether you like or dislike Fauci. The question is whether these nitwits read more