David Swanson

Location:
Virginia, USA

Areas of Expertise:

– War and peace
– Politics
– Activism

Publications:
Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (2009)War Is A Lie (2010), When the World Outlawed War (2011), The Military Industrial Complex at 50 (2012)

Visit:

http://davidswanson.org/about


Human Experimentation: A CIA Habit

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David Swanson
“The Guardian recently made public a CIA document allowing the agency’s director to “approve, modify, or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human subject research.”
Human what?

At Guantanamo, the CIA gave huge doses of the terror-inducing drug mefloquine to prisoners without their consent, as well as the supposed truth serum scopolamine. Former Guantanamo guard Joseph Hickman has documented the CIA’s torturing people, sometimes to death, and can find no explanation other than research:”

Author: David Swanson
Published in: Washington’s Blog http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/06/human-experimentation-a-cia-habit.html
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/116407
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/16/human-experimentation-a-cia-habit/
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies 6/16/2015 http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/swanson20150616
LewRockWell.com https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/06/david-swanson/human-experimentation/
War is a crime http://warisacrime.org/content/human-experimentation-cia-habit
An Outsider Sojourn II https://anoutsidersojourn2.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/human-experimentation-a-cia-habit/
Economic Collapse Net http://www.economiccollapsenet.com/human-experimentation-3/
Free News Pos http://www.freenewspos.com/en/pop-news-article/c/4202357/The%20Last%20Guardian/human-experimentation-a-cia-habit
Z Communications https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/human-experimentation-a-cia-habit/
Progressive Radio Network http://prn.fm/human-experimentation-a-cia-habit-by-david-swanson/
Blacklisted News http://www.blacklistednews.com/Human_Experimentation%3A_a_CIA_Habit/44579/0/38/38/Y/M.html
World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/human-experimentation-a-cia-habit/
Gorilla Radio Blog http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/sons-of-mengele-cia-and-its-human.html
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/human_experimentation_a_cia_habit/
News for the Revolution https://newsfortherevolution.wordpress.com/tag/torture/
Cullman Sense http://cullmanstore.com/sites/default/files/CullmanSense-06-22-2015_2.pdf
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/25/human-experimentation-cia-habit/
The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/06/23/code-for-barbarians-62415/
The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/david-swanson-human-experimentation-is-a-cia-habit/article_d7393e25-ac1d-5f9c-8fde-481050e13626.html
satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog http://satish-sharma.blogspot.com/2015/06/human-experimentation-cia-habit.html
Date: June 15,16,17,18,20,22,23,25,28,2015

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Lower Drinking Age, Raise Killing Age

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David Swanson
“The United States sends people to kill and die in war that it doesn’t trust with a beer.
It trains police in war skills to assault young people it suspects of going near beer.
Here’s an idea: Drink At 18, Don’t Kill Till 21.”

Author: David Swanson
Published in: Let’s try democracy http://davidswanson.org/node/4717, Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/04/03/lower-drinking-age-raise-killing-age/, OpEd News http://www.opednews.com/articles/Lower-Drinking-Age-Raise-by-David-Swanson-Beer_Killing_Military_Military-150402-8.html, Scoop http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1504/S00040/david-swanson-lower-drinking-age-raise-killing-age.htm, LewRockWell.com https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/04/david-swanson/lower-the-drinking-age/, Washington’s Blog http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/04/lower-drinking-age-raise-killing-age.html, War is a crime http://warisacrime.org/blog/1568, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/05/lower-drinking-age-raise-killing-age/, Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/04/08/raise-killing-age-4815/, News Media News http://www.newsmedianews.com/headlines.php?subaction=showcalendar&d=19&m=4&y=2011&month=3&year=2011&id=1226,
Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/eedition/page-a/page_3585383e-fc98-51de-b530-3384c56098ba.html, Courier Post Online http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/04/08/reduce-drinking-age-raise-war-participation-age/25486145/, The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/david-swanson-lower-drinking-age-raise-killing-age/article_7b86b79f-5d26-5b0e-ab4a-cf33ad0a599b.html

Date: April 2,3,5,6,8,9,2015

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In Ferguson and Beyond, Militarism Is a Public Safety Crisis

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David Swanson
“Peace and justice organizations in St. Louis, Mo. and across the country are calling for collective action this Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. They are proposing “nationwide solidarity actions in support of justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere.” We have been asked to gather at locations where our community members lost their lives at the hands of police and demand justice. And we should all join in.”

Author: David Swanson
Published in: Kitsap Scene http://kitsapscene.com/in-ferguson-and-beyond-militarism-is-a-public-safety-crisis/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/19/militarism-is-a-public-safety-crisis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=militarism-is-a-public-safety-crisis, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/93092, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/08/15/ferguson-beyond-militarism-public-safety-crisis/, News Matsu http://www.newsmatsu.com/letters/1408/14swanson.html, The Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/in-ferguson-and-beyond-militarism-is-a-public-safety-crisis.html, Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25620-local-police-and-much-else-will-be-militarized-as-long-as-federal-government-is, RINF http://rinf.com/alt-news/usa-news/militarism-public-safety-crisis/
Date: August 14,15,17,19,22,2014

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Why War Is Not Inevitable

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“If war were inevitable, there would be little point in trying to end it. If war were inevitable, a moral case might be made for trying to lessen its damage while it continued. And numerous parochial cases could be made for being prepared to win inevitable wars for this side or that side.”

Author: David Swanson
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/05/27/why-war-is-not-inevitable/, The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/war/ World Beyond War http://www.worldbeyondwar.org/myth-war-inevitable-detail/, The Free Weekly http://www.freeweekly.com/, Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-war-is-not-inevitable/5384132, Rise Up Times Blog http://riseuptimes.org/2014/05/27/david-swanson-why-war-is-not-inevitable/, The Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/why-war-is-not-inevitable.html
Date: May 27,June 5,2014

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The War Activists

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“War activists, like peace activists, push for an agenda. We don’t think of them as activists because they rotate in and out of government positions, receive huge amounts of funding, have access to big media, and get meetings with top officials just by asking — without having to generate a protest first.”

Author: David Swanson
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/03/21/opinion-by-david-swanson-the-war-activists/, Capital Times http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/david-swanson-increasingly-people-not-buying-what-war-activists-selling/article_43d89be4-a7fd-559b-891d-9406ef46ad64.html, Let’s Try Democracy http://davidswanson.org/node/4349, War is a crime www.warisacrime.org/blog/1568c, OpEd News http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-War-Activists-by-David-Swanson-Activists_Media_Media_Military-140321-303.html
Date: March 21,22,2014

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Do more to prevent war

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“Polls showed a large percentage of us in this country supporting the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and even — though somewhat reduced — the invasion of Iraq in 2003. But not long after, and ever since, a majority of us have said those were mistakes.”

Author: David Swanson
Published in: Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/do-more-to-prevent-war-reverse-the-bipartisan-military-agenda/5367902, The Gilmer Mirror http://www.gilmermirror.com/view/full_story/24539485/article–Do-more-to-prevent-war?instance=secondary_stories_left_column, The Times Record http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2014-02-07/Commentary/Do_more_to_prevent_war.html, Washington’s Blog http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/02/done-war-now.html, David Swanson Blog http://davidswanson.org/?page=26&from=1110
Date: February 7,8,2014

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