David Swanson: Don’t listen to the pro-war propaganda even when it’s parroted by the pro-peace advocates. It doesn’t improve your thinking, your understanding, or the prospects in the long run of avoiding war.
David Swanson: Irael is trying to expel the population of a village for the crime of not being Jewish, the same crime for which Israel bombs the people of Gaza for a month or so every few years and blockades them in between these bursts of violence.
David Swanson: The distancing of killing doesn’t just make it easier. It also hides important considerations behind gleaming temptations.
David Swanson: The advantage to the expect-the-best-and-the-facts-be-damned approach is clear. Lots of people like it. You can’t have a mass rally without lots of people.
David Swanson: After 10 months of election obsession and lesser-evilism, this place could look more or less the way it would have had Occupy never arisen.
David Swanson: We are going to need to develop a counter culture, the culture one can see blossoming in the Occupy encampments, a culture in which honesty and integrity are the norm, a culture in which decent behavior leads to acceptance rather than ostracism.
David Swanson: Above all: stay! Continue to hold public space! Grow, and rotate people. No single person need stay forever. But the 99% of the 99% that cheers from the sidelines needs to get into the squares and parks.
David Swanson: Weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, have their own caucus in Congress, and the Pentagon’s plan is to give them their own state as well.
David Swanson: I think Norman Solomon would make a better Congress member than I would, and than most of us would.
David Swanson: The problem is that the interests of the Israeli government, far from always representing the Israeli people, in no way represent those of the American people or the people of Virginia.
David Swanson: How do you get politicians living off legalized bribery to criminalize bribery? How do you persuade the corporate media to report on the interests of flesh-and-blood, non-corporate people?