Why Wasn’t Netanyahu Ever Indicted in the US?

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?”

Time To Stop Messing Around and Strike at the Root of Police Violence

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”

Coming Apart at the Seams

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”

The Glory and Duty of Beating Swords to Plowshares

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”

Washington’s Double Failure Against Iran and Venezuela

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”

Battle Hymn of the Gesundheitsfuhrers: Sickness Is the Health of the State!

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!”

Celebrate Our Namesake’s Birthday: The Brilliance of Randolph Bourne

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”

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

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?”