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[l] at 6/2/20 10:00pm

When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. – John Lennon Brace yourselves. There is something being concocted in … Continue reading "This Is Not a Revolution. It’s a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation"

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[l] at 6/2/20 9:53pm

Nineteen people were killed in northern Iraq.

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[l] at 6/1/20 10:00pm

"Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!" President Donald Trump in a tweet, 1:20pm Saturday, … Continue reading "Dispatches From Kansas City: The ‘Insurrection’ That Wasn’t (May 30-31, 2020)"

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[l] at 6/1/20 10:00pm

Benjamin Netanyahu’s prosecution for corruption in an Israeli courtroom is now underway. The current Israeli Prime Minister is facing three counts of fraud and breach of trust and one count of bribery. The first count listed in the charge sheet details Israeli movie producer Arnon Milchan’s long relationship with Netanyahu. Netanyahu received approximately $140,000 worth … Continue reading "Why Wasn’t Netanyahu Ever Indicted in the US?"

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[l] at 6/1/20 10:00pm

Protests quickly broke out nationwide following the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on video and quickly went viral. Yes, Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder. Yes, the usual “voices of reason” are issuing a new round of calls for “police reform,” just as … Continue reading "Time To Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence"

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[l] at 5/31/20 10:00pm

Inscribed on a wall across from the United Nations in New York City are ancient words of incalculable yearning: “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation,nor will they train for war anymore.” – Isaiah 2:4 I’ve stood with activists in front … Continue reading "The Glory and Duty of Beating Swords to Plowshares"

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[l] at 5/31/20 10:00pm

Under President Donald Trump America has become the angry giant. Washington issues its orders to the rest of the world almost daily. But the U.S. directives are routinely ignored. Leading to more and tougher demands. And even greater resistance. The problem is not just with America’s adversaries, such as North Korea and increasingly China. The … Continue reading "Washington’s Double Failure Against Iran and Venezuela"

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[l] at 5/31/20 9:52pm

At least 262 people were killed, and 149 were wounded across Iraq in the last month.

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[l] at 5/31/20 2:44pm

America is burning. Quite literally. The most destructive riots in America in a very long time have hit more than two dozen cities, as opportunistic thieves and arsonists hijack massive peaceful protests and acts of peaceful civil disobedience sparked by the senseless murder of a man named George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25. … Continue reading "Coming Apart at the Seams"

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[l] at 5/29/20 10:00pm

A hundred years ago in response to the horror of WWI, the great Randolph Bourne famously pronounced the truth that “War is the Health of the State.” War Is The Health of the State (WITH). It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the Government in coercing … Continue reading "Battle Hymn of the Gesundheitsfuhrers: Sickness Is the Health of the State!"

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[l] at 5/29/20 10:00pm

Today is the 134th anniversary of Randolph Bourne’s birthday. Antiwar.com named its parent institute for this early 20th century antiwar activist. Read Jeff Riggenbach’s biography of Bourne. [Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode “Randolph Bourne (1886–1918)”] Randolph Bourne was an American intellectual journalist who flourished for a few years in the second decade of … Continue reading "Celebrate Our Namesake’s Birthday: The Brilliance of Randolph Bourne"

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[l] at 5/29/20 9:29pm

Four people were killed.

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[l] at 5/28/20 10:00pm

On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside … Continue reading "Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?"

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[l] at 5/27/20 10:00pm

Washingtonian elites have lived out the inverse of the popular Aesop’s Fable since at least 2008. That pivotal year – when power passed from buffoonish Emperor Bush to polite Emperor Obama – Congress formed the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to "provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities." And, … Continue reading "SIGAR: The Boys Who Cry About Actual Wolves"

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[l] at 5/27/20 10:00pm

This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time is not different, and Abbas is not serious. "The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and … Continue reading "Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo"

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[l] at 5/27/20 9:14pm

Turkey continued operations in northern Iraq.

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[l] at 5/26/20 10:00pm

Reprinted from Truthout with permission. The spread of the coronavirus will not save Iran from sanctions, the U.S. cried. “Our policy of maximum pressure on the regime continues,” US Special Representative for Iranian Affairs Brian Hook said, as the State Department added more sanctions on Iran, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic. … Continue reading "The US Has a Long History of Weaponizing Aid to Other Countries"

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[l] at 5/26/20 9:44pm

Turkish warplanes again entered Iraqi airspace to conduct operations against the PKK>

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[l] at 5/25/20 10:00pm

Israeli media and Zionist apologists everywhere are busy whitewashing Israel’s globally-tattered image using the rare indictment of an Israeli terrorist, Amiram Ben Uliel, who was recently convicted for murdering the Palestinian Dawabsheh family, including an 18-month-old toddler in the town of Duma, south of Nablus. The conviction of Ben Uliel by an Israeli three-judge court … Continue reading "Why Does Israel Celebrate Its Terrorists: Ben Uliel and the Murder of the Dawabsheh Family"

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[l] at 5/25/20 10:00pm

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Consider it strange. The U.S. has been fighting in Somalia on and off (mostly on) since the early 1990s. (Who, of a certain age, doesn’t remember the "Black Hawk Down" fiasco?) Almost 30 years later, at a time when the U.N. secretary-general, supported by dozens of countries, has reasonably enough called … Continue reading "The End of War As We Know It?"

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[l] at 5/25/20 10:00pm

After nearly 30 years without nuclear test explosions by the United States, the Trump administration is flirting, in 2020, with resuming explosive tests. This follows on the heels of China’s new security bill on Hong Kong and the flurry of Congressional and executive attempts to accelerate our entry into such a pointless conflict, and it’s … Continue reading "Trump Wants To Make the New Cold War Hot Before It Even Gets Cold"

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