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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

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  • by davidswanson September 16, 2014 - 4:52pm
    https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-kevin-zeese-on-activist-media-tpp-climate-wars Kevin Zeese (at right in image) is an organizer at http://PopularResistance.org 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
  • by davidswanson September 12, 2014 - 2:28pm
    To the extent that the U.S. public is newly, and probably momentarily, accepting of war -- an extent that is wildly exaggerated, but still real -- it is because of videos of beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff. When 9-11 victims were used …more
  • by davidswanson September 12, 2014 - 12:25pm
      Raise your hand if you weren't surprised when fancy films of beheadings resulted in bombings? Keep your hand up if you weren't shocked when bombings resulted in more brutality and beheadings? Is it possible we need a radically different way …more