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    Dear Senators and Representative, President Obama gave a televised speech on September 10, 2014 to declare war on ISIL. But the Constitution does not give Presidents the power to declare war - only Congress has that power. As your constituent, I …more


  • by davidswanson September 18, 2014 - 9:27am
    Both topics in this video. …more
  • by davidswanson September 17, 2014 - 12:13pm
    ISIS has created a movie preview for the coming war, a war it eagerly wants Washington to take part in. The White House and Congress would like to oblige, as long as the movie can be a short one, on the model of Libya. Here's the plot: Evil force …more
  • by davidswanson September 16, 2014 - 4:52pm Kevin Zeese (at right in image) is an organizer at We discuss activist journalism, stopping the Trans-Pacific …more
  • by davidswanson September 16, 2014 - 2:03pm
    War, our leaders tell us, is needed to make the world a better place. Well, maybe not so much for the 43 million people who've been driven out of their homes and remain in a precarious state as internally displaced persons (24 million), refugees ( …more
  • by davidswanson September 16, 2014 - 9:18am
    If members of the U.S. public were ever to wonder what the other 95% of humanity thinks about them, would it be better to break that harsh truth to them gently or just to blurt it out? I'm going to go with the latter. Here's Frankie Boyle explaining …more
  • by davidswanson September 14, 2014 - 12:34am
    An interactive townhall discussion of how we get to peace Speakers: Andy Shallal, Barbara Wien, David Swanson, and YOU When: Monday, September 22, 11:30-1:30 Where: SIS Founders Room, American University4400 Massachusetts Ave NWWashington, DC 20016 …more