David Swanson

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David Swanson in 2012

David Swanson (born 1969) is an American activist, blogger and author. He currently resides in Virginia.


Swanson obtained a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Virginia in 1997.[1] He never earned an undergraduate degree.


As an activist, Swanson co-founded the website After Downing Street (now War Is A Crime .org), based around the U.S. congressional concern of the Downing Street memo. Additionally, Swanson embarked on a campaign to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney[2] through the now defunct website ConvictBushCheney.Org[3] as well as contributing to the introduction of Dennis Kucinich’s The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush.[4] Swanson has also aided in the organization of campaigns such as Velvet Revolution's opposition of the United States Chamber of Commerce and Tom J. Donohue,[5] and October2011.Org's Occupy Washington movement.[6][7]

As an author, David Swanson has written several books; Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union[8] (2009), War Is a Lie (2010), When the World Outlawed War (2011) and War No More: The Case for Abolition (2013).

Swanson currently blogs through various political sites, including his own co-founded site, WarIsACrime.Org[3] and Democrats.com,[1] where he serves as the Washington Director. He also writes at his personal website DavidSwanson.Org



  1. ^ a b "Bloggers". Democrats.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 31 Aug 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2541
  3. ^ a b http://warisacrime.org/cofounders
  4. ^ "The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush". Feral House. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 31 Aug 2011. 
  5. ^ Swanson, David. "WarIsACrime.Org: Tom Donohue and the Chamber of Open Secrets". Stop The Chamber. Velvet Revolution. Retrieved 31 Aug 2011. 
  6. ^ "About Us". October 2011.Org. Archived from the original on 2011-09-01. Retrieved 31 Aug 2011. 
  7. ^ Loudon, Trevor. "Cairo Style Occupation Planned for Washington DC, Starting October 6". New Zeal. Trevor Loudon. Retrieved 31 Aug 2011. 
  8. ^ "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union - Published in 2009". Davidswanson.org. Retrieved 31 Aug 2011. 

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