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David Swanson on Democracy Now: “Our elected representatives have to represent who we are right now”
October 7, 2009On Wednesday morning, October 7, David Swanson spoke to Democracy Now about his arrest, about the Obama administration's broken promises on Iraq and Afghanistan, about what citizens can do to influence Congress to fulfill its Constitutional obligation to check the power of the executive branch, and on his conviction: "The public was there [for the war in Afghanistan, as opposed to the war in Iraq] before the election, and now we have the majority of the public against both wars . . . Our elected representatives have to represent who we are right now, not who we were at the most recent election." Watch the interview at Democracy Now — and for more details on David Swanson's views, get your copy of the Amazon best-seller Daybreak today.
October 7, 2009On October 6, David Swanson talked to GRITtv by phone regarding his arrest, along with 61 other protesters, at the White House on Monday. Included is footage of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs denying that the president knew about the protest and the arrest — and David Swanson's opinion about whether or not the press secretary is telling the truth.