David Swanson and Greta Zarro: How to Demilitarize Police

Montco Urban Assault Vehicle--Can someone tell me why Montgomery County (PA) needs a tank?

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, July 31, 2020
August 6, 2020

WorldBeyondWar.org on Jul 30, 2020

World BEYOND War’s David Swanson and Greta Zarro on how to start and win a campaign to ban militarized policing in your locality, anywhere on earth. We recently did this in Charlottesville, VA, U.S., and are now working with a number of cities to do the same.

Read more about the campaign to Demilitarize the Police.


David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Support David’s work.

See also:

Ban Militarized Policing in Your Locality

Charlottesville Va. Bans Militarized Policing — Your City Can Too

From the archives:

Geo Maher: A World Without Police + Nonviolence and Restorative Justice

The Tactics of Terror, by Kenn Orphan

The Horrors of U.S. Imperialism are Coming to Afflict Americans, by Rainer Shea

Alex Vitale: Defunding The Police Is The Future + Anya Parampil and Frank Chapman: What Does Community Control Of Police Look Like?

Chris Hedges: Change Doesn’t Come Through Voting—Change Always Comes From The Streets

It Can Happen Here, by Kenn Orphan

Chris Hedges: Cops Are The Primary Source Of Social Control + The Censorship Has Been Cheered On By The Left

Over the Rainbow: Paths of Resistance After George Floyd, by Jim Kavanagh

Charles Shaw: The History of Police Militarization in the U.S. (must-see)