By David Swanson and Pat Elder, World Beyond War
The Pentagon’s impact on the river on whose bank it sits is not simply the diffuse impact of global warming and rising oceans contributed to by the U.S. military’s massive oil consumption. The U.S. military also directly poisons the Potomac River in more ways than almost anyone would imagine.
Let’s take a cruise down the Potomac from its source in the mountains of West Virginia to its mouth at the Chesapeake Bay. The journey down this mighty
Ever since 2001, when President George W. Bush launched an endless “global war” not on al-Qaeda but on a phenomenon, or perhaps simply a feeling (“terror”) and those who could potentially induce it, America’s all-too-real conflicts have become, as TomDispatch regular Rebecca Gordon writes today, ever more
James Loewen’s books include Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong, Lies My Teacher Told Me and Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. Earlier this year, he spoke at a symposium in Richmond on Confederate monuments and memorials, available on C-SPAN. And a couple of years ago he wrote an article in the Washington Post called “Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks
In joint WSJ editorial Mattis, Tillerson say ‘U.S. has no interest in regime change or accelerated reunification of Korea’, pressure China to step up and deal with North Korea – washingtonexaminer.com
General Dunford: ‘It would be a horrible thing were a war to be conducted here on the (Korea) peninsula, and that’s why we’re so focused on coming up with a peaceful way ahead’ – Stripes
1. Let’s start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world. The flood of concern and good wishes for those of us here in Charlottesville is wonderful and much appreciated. That people can watch TV news about Charlottesville, remember that I live in Charlottesville, and send me their kind greetings addressed to the people of Charlotte is an indication of how common the confusion is. It’s
Bombshell report by The Nation magazine on the DNC hack: Forensic experts claim it was an inside job, not the Russians. A summary of its most compelling arguments – ijr.com
Big questions about last year’s DNC Hack, experts say it wasn’t a hack at all but a leak—an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system – The Nation
Walls closing in on Russiagate conspiracy theorists: Evidence mounts that DNC emails provided to WikiLeaks by inside source – Big League Politics
The Nation article about the DNC hack is too incoherent to even debunk, wrote in techno-gibberish that falls apart under even the slightest scrutiny – nymag.com
What kind of civilization have we developed when two mentally unstable national leaders, in an escalating confrontation with each other, threaten one another―and the world―with nuclear war?
That question arises as a potentially violent showdown emerges between Kim Jong Un of North Korea and Donald Trump of the United States. In recent years, the North Korean government has produced about 10 nuclear weapons and has
Purposeless Death in Syria
Statement by David Swanson as Director of World Beyond War at DC press conference August 8, 2017.
I won’t have time to list all the reasons I want U.S. military planes and drones out of Syrian skies much less all the reasons people have noted in comments on our petition, but there’s no question what my first reason is, although it’s not a reason always given much