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Peace in the Pentagon | CounterPunch

by David Swanson, author of “War is a Lie.” … I once spoke on a panel with a Democratic veteran candidate for Congress who thankfully lost but who advocated for everyone joining the military so that everyone would be familiar with what the military was. I have another proposal: everyone join civilian life, close the bases, dismantle the weapons, disassemble ...

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It’s Time To Feed the Hungry Peace Wolves | CounterPunch

Whether war or cooperation is the more dominant trait of humanity is one of the oldest questions in human discourse. There are no satisfying answers for either side exclusively, which seems to suggest the answer is in the eternal nature of the debate itself. David P. Barash in an op-ed in The New York Times called “Are We Hard-Wired For War?” tells ...

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Doing Time for Peace | Counterpunch

Moral Lights by DAVID SWANSON Hundreds of Americans, young and old, are regularly going to prison, sometimes for months or years or decades, for nonviolently resisting U.S. militarism. They block ports, ships, submarines, trains full of weapons, trucks full of weapons, and gates to military bases. They take hammers to weapons of mass destruction, cause millions of dollars worth of ...

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David Swanson: Man of Peace by Kelley B. Vlahos — Antiwar.com

This is the second in a series of profiles and interviews Antiwar.com is conducting this summer with activists who have made it their life’s work to challenge the mighty bulwarks of the U.S. national security state. If you haven’t seen David Swanson, chances are you’ve read his blogs and articles — invariably with headlines like “Pepper Sprayed for Peace” and ...

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Every Empire Leaves Afghanistan | A dispatch from RootsAction

The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan will not last forever. All empires end up leaving. The question is: How long? The Obama Administration and NATO are seeking a treaty that would keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely as “support.”  But a recent CBS/N.Y. Times poll found that 80% of the U.S. public wants all troops home by the end of 2014 ...

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Author, Activist, War Veteran Paul Chappell on How We End War Forever | Talk Nation Radio

Paul Chappell discusses the investigations into the making of war and of peace found in his books “Will War Ever End,” “The End of War,” and the just published “Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival.” Chappell also authored a chapter in “The Military Industrial Complex at 50.” Total Run Time: 29:00 Host: David Swanson ...

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