Debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? Arnold August vs. David Swanson

Protest: No War in Iraq 2003

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 21, 2022
September 22, 2022

Debate set up by World BEYOND War on September 21, 2022, International Day of Peace.

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David Swanson, et al: How to Get to a World BEYOND War + Why Abolish War, by David Swanson

War is Never the answer

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 19, 2022
September 20, 2022

Plenary: How to Get to a World BEYOND War

UNITY EARTH on Sep 19, 2022

Why it’s needed, what educational work moves us toward it, and what nonviolent activism can accomplish.

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World BEYOND War Volunteers to Reproduce “Offensive” Peace Mural, by David Swanson

Peace before Pieces

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
World BEYOND War, Sept. 14, 2022
September 15, 2022

A talented artist in Melbourne, Australia, has been in the news for painting a mural of Ukrainian and Russian soldiers hugging — and then for taking it down because people were offended. The artist, Peter ‘CTO’ Seaton, has been quoted as saying he was raising funds for our organization, World BEYOND War. We want to not only thank him for that but offer to put the mural up elsewhere.

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Soldiers Without Guns: An Untold Story of Unsung Kiwi Heroes

Soldiers Without Guns: An Untold Story of Unsung Kiwi Heroes

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Will Watson on Dec. 13, 2020

The riveting journey of soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a 10 year civil war using only the weapons of Music, Maori Culture and Love to create peace.

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David Swanson and Carmen Wilson: Demilitarising Education + Higher Defence Spending DOES NOT Equal Higher Security

2015 DC Spring Rising Against War 12

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 16, 2022

This week on Talk World Radio we’re speaking with Carmen Wilson, a community development expert and the Community Manager at Demilitarise Education, a world renowned organisation that envisions a world where universities champion peace.

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Roger Waters: War, Peace, and Music, with David Swanson and Todd Pierce + Roger Waters Uncut

Roger Waters in Concert - Rogers Arena - Vancouver - BC - Canada - October 28, 2017

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 9, 2022

WorldBeyondWar.org on Aug 8, 2022

A webinar hosted by World BEYOND War on August 8, 2022, with Todd Pierce and David Swanson moderating.

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Weaning the State Department from War-making to Peaceful Robust Diplomacy, by Ralph Nader

Veterans for Peace

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 22, 2022
July 23, 2022

Other than being an adjunct booster of overseas Pentagon military operations and refortifying its vulnerable embassies, what does the U.S. State Department stand for and do anymore?

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Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, George Galloway, et al: If Wars Can Be Started By Lies, Peace Can Be Started By Truth

Close-up of a poster on a pole with a message "Free Julian Assange"

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Galway Alliance Against War on Jun 7, 2022

FREE ASSANGE IRELAND/GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR

CHOMSKY, PILGER & GALLOWAY SPEAKERS AT IRISH PEACE WEBINAR
Saturday 4th June at 2pm

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Mother’s Day Proclamation: Divest From War! by Rivera Sun

Mothers Say no more WARS!! Stop the war games with Iran!

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Happy Mother’s Day

by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted on May 12, 2019
May 8, 2022

Instead of flowers, give us peace. Instead of brunch, end the wars. Let no more mothers raise their children to kill other mothers’ children. Give us, instead, the abolition of war, the promotion of peace, and the care of people and planet.

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Debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? Mark Welton vs. David Swanson

End war

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
February 24, 2022

This debate was held online on February 23, 2022, and was co-sponsored by World BEYOND War Central Florida and Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 The Villages, FL. The debaters were:

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Reflecting on the Dawn of Everything, by David Swanson

Dawn

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 30, 2021
December 1, 2021

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow is, I think, a terrific contribution to human knowledge and guide to pursuing more of the same — as well as a notable accomplishment for the Davids of the world, who have perhaps been falling a bit short lately. A few of the points it documents and persuades of are:

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Chris Hedges: US Brokered Opaque Deal Kabul Government Had No Say In

Chicago Anti-War Protest

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 11, 2020

The ceasefire between US forces and the Taliban is hanging on by a thread. While the peace deal promised to bring an end to America’s longest war, thousands of US troops remain on the ground and the Afghan government is in turmoil. In the meantime, the mainstream media continues to gloss over the leaked Afghanistan Papers of 2019. RT America’s Manila Chan sits down with “On Contact” host and Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges to discuss.

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Will Griffin: Ideology of the US Peace Movement and its Failures + Will Griffin and John Rachel: The Peace Dividend

no more endless wars fueled by capitalism

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[Note: videos are no longer available.]

by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
January 27, 2020

“99% of the radicals are divorced from the masses. They attend rallies and protests but lock their doors when driving through oppressed neighborhoods. They don’t know how to do mass work, how to agitate and organize. They think it’s their opinions that matter, that they fulfill their political duty by expressing them. Whereas, they need to create a presence on the street, amongst the oppressed workers and nationalities, and time is of the essence.” — Kevin Rashid Johnson, New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter

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