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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.
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)