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David Swanson

David Swanson contributed a chapter to “Why Peace” edited by Marc Guttman, January 2012. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. Swanson helped plan the nonviolent occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington DC in 2011. In December 2011, The Hook newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., named him a runner-up Person of the Year.

Swanson holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

He blogs at and and works as Campaign Coordinator for the online activist organization

In April 2012, Swanson began working for Veterans For Peace.

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"What Is a Global Citizen, and Can it Save Us?"   Let's try Democracy   May 4, 2016

"A Pro- and Anti-War Dialogue"   Lets Try Democracy  May 3, 2016

"The Catholic Church is Now More Advanced Than U.S. Philosophy Departments"   Let's Try Democracy  Apr 20, 2016

"The Habit of Thought That Made U.S. #1 in Prisons and Wars"   American Herald Tribune   Apr 18, 2016

"Why Do Ethics Classes Fantasize About Murder So Much?"   Let's Try Democracy  Apr 17, 2016

"The Killer Drone Lovers Have Their Movie"   David Swanson  Mar 13, 2016

"Don’t Put Killers on Cereal Boxes"   Let's Try Democracy  Nov 8, 2015

"The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means"  Oct 18, 2015

"Seven Ways Racism Is Built In"  Aug 27, 2015

"Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70 Year Nuclear Explosions Not Done Yet"   War Is A Crime  Aug 8, 2015

"Peace Lessons - effective strategies for revolutionary change in the world"   World Beyond War  Jul 9, 2015

"Mapping Military Madness: 2015 Update"   WorldBeyondWar  Jul 8, 2015

"Human Experimentation: a CIA Habit"  Jun 16, 2015

"If U.S. Military Spending Returned to 2001 Level"  Jun 11, 2015

"Film: Costa Rica Abolished its Military, Never Regretted it"  Jun 10, 2015

"Who Says Ferguson Can’t End Well"   Ethical Technology  Nov 18, 2014

"Mapping Militarism"  Jun 26, 2014

"The Three Laws of Pentagon Robotics"   Ethical Technology  May 24, 2014

"Honestly, War Is Over"   Ethical Technology  May 11, 2014

"War Is Good for Us, Dumb New Book Claims"  Apr 18, 2014

"Can We Really Blame Sociopaths?"  Mar 20, 2014

"Thermonuclear Monarchy and Revolution"   War Is A Crime  Mar 7, 2014

"Analysis of STRATFOR Leaks Misrepresents Nonviolent Movements"   War Is A Crime .org   Dec 15, 2013

"#20 Global Rescue Plan"   WIAC  Dec 10, 2013

"50 Organizations Seek Ban on Armed Drones"  Nov 10, 2013

"Global Rescue Plan"   WIAC  Jun 23, 2013

"Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”—If the Enemy Is Democracy"   War Is A Crime .org   Jun 5, 2013

"Why We Allow the Destruction of Our Planet"   War Is a Crime  May 13, 2013

"Can a Drone Murder?"   Ethical Technology  Apr 24, 2013

"Scientology for Agent Orange Victims"   Ethical Technology  Apr 8, 2013

"Teach the Children War"   War Is A Crime .org   Mar 20, 2013

"Drones and [the U.S.] National Religion"   Ethical Technology  Feb 10, 2013

"First City in U.S. Passes Resolution Against Drones"  Feb 5, 2013

"Drones Are a Local Issue"   davidswanson  Jan 31, 2013

"A New Model Drone Resolution"  Jan 29, 2013

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