David talking into a mic

Friday, November 3, 5:30-6pm
WGRN 91.9FM community radio,
Nationally renowned peace activist David Swanson is interviewed by Free Press Board member Mark Stansbery in the program discussing our world's current ways and how to move to a world beyond war. 

David is a regular guest at the Free Press Zoom salons and his weekly articles can be found on His podcast also plays on the local community radio station WGRN 91.9FM. David was one of the first to point out the lack of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq prior to the war and the hypocrisy of the United States lies about them.

David’s books on war and peace include Leaving World War II Behind (an argument against the use of WWII as reason for more wars), War Is A Lie (a catalog of the types of falsehoods regularly told about wars), War Is Never Just (a refutation of just war theory), and When the World Outlawed War (an account of the 1920s peace movement and the creation of the Kellogg Briand Pact), as well as (co-author) A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (a vision of a world of nonviolent institutions).

David blogs at and He hosts a weekly radio show called Talk World Radio. He speaks frequently on the topic of war and peace, and engages in all kinds of nonviolent activism. He recently drafted a resolution urging Congress to move money from the military to human and environmental needs, rather than the reverse. Versions of the resolution were passed by several cities and by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

David will be the keynote speaker at this year's Free Press Awards dinner. It is free and open to the public on Thursday, November 9 from 5-8pm at the Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell Street in Franklinton. They will be honoring local community activists:

2023 Free Press "Libby" Award for lifetime achievement in Community Activism - Cynthia Brown of the Ohio Coalition to End Qualified Immunity

2023 Free Press Activist Artist Award - Alicia Jean Vanderelli of the Vanderelli Room

5-5:30 - Doors open
5:30-6 - Dinner and drinks
6 - Awards ceremony
Followed by presentation by David

Dinner features food from the Americas including vegan and gluten-free options.

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