Reporting successes and progress made

Thanks to you all, numerous cities have now passed resolutions based on the one I drafted opposing Trump’s budget, and now the U.S. Conference of Mayors has done so too, crediting Charlottesville and other cities with leading the way. The U.S. Conference of Mayors also called on all cities to hold public hearings on what they could do with the money now used on militarism, and to pass resolutions calling for money to be moved from the military to human and environmental needs.

Thanks to you all, I’ve been to Russia and back and posted dozens of posts about it at

Thanks to you all, I’ve upgraded my websites. is a new WordPress site that includes all the content from the old Drupal site. is a new WordPress site that links to all the old content on the old Drupal site.

Some dates to put on your calendar:

August 2-6: Peace and Democracy Conference at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.

September 22-24: No War 2017 at American University in Washington, D.C.

October 28: Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

Find more events here.

Some recent work:

U.S. War Justification Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Against Ignoring the KKK

Crackpot Criminality From Abu Through Zubaydah

Talk Nation Radio: Ajamu Baraka on the Black Alliance for Peace

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Military-Heavy Trump Budget

Sanctions Are Crimes, Not Law Enforcement

You’ll Never Guess What Losing Democrats All Have in Common


Talk Nation Radio: Ray McGovern on Russia and Syria

Audio: Alan Grayson versus David Swanson about Russia on Connect the Dots

Audio: Talking Russia on Rick Smith Show

Murder in Suburbia

Nobody Wants Trump in Office More Than Democrats

The Plot to Scapegoat Russia

Are Marxist Antiwar Meetings Anti-Science?

The Unifying Force of War Abolition

Untrump the World — It Won’t Self-Impeach

Kiwi and Me in Moscow

Leftism’s Moment

Talk Nation Radio: Lisa Ling on Killer Drones

How to Vote in Virginia Primaries

Dear Young People Who Laugh at Climate Deniers

Watching Putin Watch Dr. Strangelove

Suzie Dawson on Activism and Journalism in New Zealand and Russia

Our Monuments Don’t Tell The Whole Truth – David Swanson

Brad Pitt Does Stanley McChrystal: When Netflix’ War Movie Stops Being Funny

A Portrait of the CIA in Prison

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