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    Rachel Maddow's explosive documentary "Why We Did It" adds substantial evidence to what most Americans have long suspected: the Bush Administration invaded Iraq not because of WMD's, but because of oil. The Bush-Cheney administration's invasion of …more


  • by davidswanson April 15, 2014 - 3:00pm
      If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold.  The most common response to officials calling …more
  • by davidswanson April 15, 2014 - 12:34pm Winslow Myers is an artist and activist who lives in mid-Coast Maine. For ten years he coordinated events and activities for Beyond War in central …more
  • by davidswanson April 13, 2014 - 11:10pm
    As Rebecca Gordon notes in her new book, Mainstreaming Torture, polls find greater support in the United States for torture now than when Bush was president.  And it's not hard to see why that would be the case. Fifteen years ago, it was …more
  • by davidswanson April 11, 2014 - 10:30am
    When Donald Rumsfeld used to hold press conferences about the Iraq war, the press corps would giggle at the clever ways in which he refused to actually say anything or answer any questions.  In a new film about Rumsfeld called The Unknown …more
  • by davidswanson April 9, 2014 - 11:06pm
      Sorry for the headline if it got you hoping for a quick 1-step guide on how to bomb a country without breaking a sweat. I didn't actually mean that I could teach a dummy to wage a war. I meant that only dummies want to wage wars. Need …more
  • by davidswanson April 9, 2014 - 10:17am Leondar-Wright is the Project Director and Senior Trainer at Class Action, a non-profit that raises consciousness about class and money.  Her new book is called Missing Class …more