David Swanson


This recording is from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of March 11th. The full archive is here.

David Swanson, author of War is a Lie, discusses Bradley Manning’s mistreatment in military custody, including 23-hour a day solitary confinement and forced nudity; the upcoming pro-Manning rally and protest planned for March 18-20; the failure of veterans Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John McCain to stick up for Manning; and the depressing thought that a majority of Americans abhor WikiLeaks and prefer to stay uninformed about their government’s misdeeds.

MP3 here. (13:33)

David Swanson is Co-Founder of WarIsACrime.org (formerly AfterDowningStreet.org), creator of ProsecuteBushCheney.org, Washington Director of Democrats.com and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, Voters for Peace and the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution. He was the press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and worked three years as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

3 thoughts on “David Swanson”

  1. I think David should remind everyone that he was an active supporter of the Obama campaign in the general election in 2008.

    Also, I don't think Kucinich is a leader in Congress now (as David asserts), if he ever was. i thought we all learned a lesson in 2008, when NOT ONE member of Congress endorsed his campaign. Not Conyers or Woolsey or Lee or Sanders or Feingold. That's all you need to know about Democrats.

  2. It is strange to comprehend why Manning would have done such an act in the first place
    Maybe idealism, yet most people would know it would get them into serious trouble..
    the powers that be..
    He is the one locked up now, the only one, in isolation, and nobody can tell how long he would last in there
    Not healthy for certain………..
    Practical human rights are far away even still today in our technological world of neoliberal geopolitics

  3. It is good to see that perhaps, belatedly, David sees this issue as as one that needs to be conveyed to more Americans.

    Manning is ahead of his time.

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