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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • by davidswanson | September 10, 2014, 11:12am
    I know you mean well. I know you think you've found a bargain that nobody else noticed hidden in a back corner of the used car lot. Let me warn you: it's a clunker. Here, I'll list the defects. You can have your own mechanic check them out: …more
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