Palestine/Israel Erupts Again

In Coming to Palestine I defended, from a libertarian perspective, the Palestinians against Israeli/Zionist oppression. I am reluctant to repeat that case in a far shorter form here, but the horrendous current events throughout Palestine/Israel, including the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, cry out for comment. I can do no better than to link to … Continue reading “Palestine/Israel Erupts Again”

The Russian Bounty Story Is a Deadly Example of Fake News

Originally appeared at ScheerPost A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many Democrats’ views that Russia is a dangerous enemy that is consistently acting to not only undermine the U.S., but … Continue reading “The Russian Bounty Story Is a Deadly Example of Fake News”

Using ‘Russiagate’ Logic, the US Claims GRU Behind ‘Sonic Attacks’

Mysterious “sonic attacks” a scientist had identified as the work of crickets are now being blamed on some kind of Russian secret sci-fi superweapon by anonymous US officials, using the same script as “bounties” and ‘Russiagate’. The “suspected directed-energy incidents” that have allegedly afflicted US diplomats and spies around the world may have been the … Continue reading “Using ‘Russiagate’ Logic, the US Claims GRU Behind ‘Sonic Attacks’”

The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah

There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories. One is read about and watched on the news, the other receives little media coverage or due analysis. The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighborhood. For weeks, thousands … Continue reading “The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah”

Ecuador’s Stolen Election

Rafeal Correa served as president of Ecuador from 2007-2017, bringing in the socialist Citizen’s Revolution for the people of Ecuador. In 2017, Correa’s vice president, Lenín Moreno, was elected president. The people elected him on the promise that he would continue his predecessor’s policies. However, with US backing, Moreno underwent a sudden conversion to the … Continue reading “Ecuador’s Stolen Election”

Peace in Palestine? Not if American Politicians Can Help It

On April 22, more than 300 American lawmakers publicly pledged their unconditional loyalty to a foreign power. In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, the members of Congress cautioned against “reducing funding or adding conditions on” US welfare checks (totaling $3.8 billion annually) to Israel. The letter name-checks … Continue reading “Peace in Palestine? Not if American Politicians Can Help It”

Good Riddance, Liz Cheney

There have been few politicians in modern times who have done more to undermine personal liberty, capitalist prosperity, small government and especially world peace than the Cheney Clan. So upon Liz Cheney’s ouster from the #3 job in the US House GOP hierarchy, we say: Good riddance! And, no, we don’t begrudge her vote to … Continue reading “Good Riddance, Liz Cheney”

Why the Pentagon Budget Never Goes Down

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Strange, isn’t it? Our secretary of state emphatically claims that China has been acting “more aggressively abroad” and behaving “increasingly in adversarial ways.” No, he insists, we’re not exactly at the edge of a new cold war or planning, in the style of the last century, to “contain China.” All this … Continue reading “Why the Pentagon Budget Never Goes Down”

Israeli Apartheid Is On Display

The Israeli government has gone out of its way in recent weeks to confirm that it is an apartheid state. In one of the latest egregious examples of this oppressive system, Israeli police attacked Palestinians inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque last Friday on one of the most important days of Ramadan using stun grenades, tear gas, … Continue reading “Israeli Apartheid Is On Display”