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04/30/2021

Via Ron Dwyer at @Setting The Record Straight Michigan. "We met this gentleman at the Lock Down Protest April 30, 2020. What he had to say is worth revisiting."

03/15/2021

Well we be damned, Facebook considers Damn profanity all of a sudden and we have to change our name.

02/02/2021

Happy birthday Robert Higgs! #AntiWar

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02/02/2021

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Happy birthday to Ayn Rand! (February 2, 1905- March 6, 1982)

02/02/2021
Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American GovernmentBy Robert Higgs https://www.scribd.com/book/...
02/02/2021
Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
By Robert Higgs

https://www.scribd.com/book/161117000/Crisis-and-Leviathan-Critical-Episodes-in-the-Growth-of-American-Government

Discussing how government has continually grown in size and scope during the past century, this account demonstrates that the main reason lies in government’s responses to national “crises” (real or imagined), including economic upheavals and, especially, war. The result, this book argues, is ...

02/01/2021

Happy birthday to the great Robert Higgs!

Robert Higgs: A Birthday Appreciation https://www.aier.org/article/robert-higgs-a-birthday-appreciation/?fbclid=IwAR2Dy6...
02/01/2021
Robert Higgs: A Birthday Appreciation

Robert Higgs: A Birthday Appreciation

https://www.aier.org/article/robert-higgs-a-birthday-appreciation/?fbclid=IwAR2Dy68zjCRfX5d0QlEPmiYjpuH-zivc1tvkC6kcEDv3Npaei-cM1oxEQSc

"Higgs’s virtuosity as an economic historian stems from clear and careful analytical thinking combined with an understanding of what the state is and what the state is not. He is not a romantic about war and the state, to put it lightly, and he has never shied away from calling a government...

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02/01/2021

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As we know from the 2003 invasion of Iraq, propaganda is often a prelude to war - and the propaganda around Iran's nuclear program has persistently continued throughout the Bush, Obama, Trump, and now the Biden administration as they build up a case for war.

But Iran is not building nuclear weapons.

The 2007 & 2011 National Intelligence Estimate, a compilation of data evaluated by 17 US intelligence agencies, concluded that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in the fall of 2003.

In 2017, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister said Iran remains committed to global nuclear disarmament, which he said was a "legal, political and moral responsibility."

In December 2020, Iran's envoy said Iran strongly believes that "stopping all explosive tests of nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosions, as well as ending the quantitative development and qualitative improvement of these weapons, is the first necessary step towards nuclear disarmament."

On January 1st, the BBC reported that Iran intends to start enriching uranium to 20% purity, which "remains short of the 90% required to make a nuclear bomb." Under the 2015 agreement, Iran was supposed to keep enrichment below 4%, but Trump scrapped the deal & imposed sanctions.

Iran has repeatedly stated that it is willing to re-enter the nuclear deal, but not until these crippling sanctions are lifted.

It's also important to note that while Obama implemented the 2015 Iran deal, he also spent his first term imposing brutal economic sanctions against Iran, assassinating Iranian scientists, flying drones into Iranian airspace, and launching cyber attacks against Iran - an act of war by the Pentagon's definition.

Iran has called for the creation of "nuclear weapons free zones" in the Middle East on multiple occasions - 2006, 2008, and 2015, to name a few instances.

Iran was also one of the original 62 signatories to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The focus on Iran's nuclear program overshadows any focus on Israel's nuclear weapons program, which remains incredibly secretive. Most estimates suggest Israel has more/less than 100 nukes.

Unlike Iran, Israel is NOT a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The US & Israel have been fearmongering about Iran being days, weeks, months, or years away from producing nuclear weapons for decades.

One prominent example of this is in 1995, when Israeli parliamentarian Benjamin Netanyahu told colleagues that Iran is 3 to 5 years from being able to produce a nuclear weapon - and that the threat had to be "uprooted by an international front" headed by the US.

Iran has a nuclear program, not a nuclear weapons program, yet the distinction between the two often gets lost in the media's desperation to rattle sabers.

We can choose to believe career warmongers Antony Blinken and Joe Biden, or we can choose to believe the overwhelming evidence suggesting that Iran is not building nukes while also recognizing that this is yet another propaganda campaign to instigate yet another war in an oil-rich country.

Thread with citations:

https://twitter.com/joebamatrump/status/1356299379502673926

Also recommended:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Iran & The Bomb, or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Facts

https://whowhatwhy.org/2015/05/02/classic-why-the-complete-idiots-guide-to-iran-and-the-bomb-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-facts/

Imminent Iran nuclear threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/1108/Imminent-Iran-nuclear-threat-A-timeline-of-warnings-since-1979/Earliest-warnings-1979-84

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02/01/2021

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02/01/2021

The end of this month marks the four-year anniversary of Trump's 2017 commando raid in Yemen, which resulted in 8-year-old Nora al-Awlaki getting shot in the neck & bleeding out for two hours.

"She was hit with a bullet in her neck and suffered for two hours," her grandfather, Nasser al-Awlaki, told Reuters. "Why kill children? This is the new administration - it's very sad, a big crime."

Several years prior, in late 2011, Obama drone-bombed her father, a US citizen, and then two weeks later, drone-bombed her 16-year-old brother, Abdulrahman, also a US citizen.

Nasser al-Awlaki penned an op-ed for the NY Times in 2013 on the murder of his son and grandson, writing:

"Abdulrahman was born in Denver. He lived in America until he was 7, then came to live with me in Yemen. He was a typical teenager — he watched 'The Simpsons,' listened to Snoop Dogg, read 'Harry Potter' and had a page with many friends. He had a mop of curly hair, glasses like me and a wide, goofy smile.

In 2010, the Obama administration put Abdulrahman’s father, my son Anwar, on C.I.A. and Pentagon 'kill lists' of suspected terrorists targeted for death. A drone took his life on Sept. 30, 2011.

The government repeatedly made accusations of terrorism against Anwar — who was also an American citizen — but never charged him with a crime. No court ever reviewed the government’s claims nor was any evidence of criminal wrongdoing ever presented to a court. He did not deserve to be deprived of his constitutional rights as an American citizen and killed.

Early one morning in September 2011, Abdulrahman set out from our home in Sana by himself. He went to look for his father, whom he hadn’t seen for years. He left a note for his mother explaining that he missed his father and wanted to find him, and asking her to forgive him for leaving without permission.

A couple of days after Abdulrahman left, we were relieved to receive word that he was safe and with cousins in southern Yemen, where our family is from. Days later, his father was targeted and killed by American drones in a northern province, hundreds of miles away. After Anwar died, Abdulrahman called us and said he was going to return home.

That was the last time I heard his voice. He was killed just two weeks after his father."

Read more about Nora al-Awlaki's murder:

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/30/obama-killed-a-16-year-old-american-in-yemen-trump-just-killed-his-8-year-old-sister/

Read the op-ed from her grandfather:

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/opinion/the-drone-that-killed-my-grandson.html

02/01/2021
From Elisabeth Larsen
02/01/2021

From Elisabeth Larsen

From Elisabeth Larsen

01/31/2021

I start the international action RELEASE ARMENIAN PRISONERS!

01/31/2021

I start the international action RELEASE ARMENIAN PRISONERS!

01/31/2021
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Biden Takes Two Small Steps Toward Ending Yemen War. Keep Up The Pressure!
01/31/2021
Biden Takes Two Small Steps Toward Ending Yemen War. Keep Up The Pressure!

Biden Takes Two Small Steps Toward Ending Yemen War. Keep Up The Pressure!

The Biden administration has taken two small steps toward ending the horrific US-backed mass atrocities in Yemen, with temporary holds placed on both a murderous sanctions measure and on arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the UAE pending review. Both items being reviewed are unconscionable decisions m...

01/31/2021
01/31/2021

#armenianbreakingnews

At least 1456 overwhelmingly Armenian #hist and #cult prominent #monuments, including 161 #monasteries and #churches, 591 #khachkars, ancient sites, #fortresses, #castles fell under Azerbaijani control.
Report on the threat to the Armenian #cultural #heritage in Artsakh is available here:
https://artsakhombuds.am/en/document/792

#armeniaprrotests
#WarCrimes
#BreakingNews
#armenia
#Armenian
#yerevan
#Artsakh
#Stepanakert
#Nagornokarabakh
#azerbaijan
#azerbaijani
#baku
#turkey
#turkish
#ankara
#OSCE
#prisonersofwar
#pwo
#kapan
#Syunik
#peacekeepers
#russia
#moscow

Photos from Promise Institute for Human Rights's post
01/31/2021

Photos from Promise Institute for Human Rights's post

01/30/2021

WARNING: HATEFUL LANGUAGE

Within hours of calling out Azerbaijani war criminal - Ambassador Elin Suleymanov - his army of hate-bots launched yet another wave of racist, homophobic, misogynistic attacks on the ANCA.

Pictured: One of the toxic/racist messages we received this morning.

A Wave of Abusive Federal Prosecutions is Coming Bill Anderson https://mises.org/wire/wave-abusive-federal-prosecutions-...
01/30/2021
A Wave of Abusive Federal Prosecutions Is Coming | William L. Anderson

A Wave of Abusive Federal Prosecutions is Coming

Bill Anderson

https://mises.org/wire/wave-abusive-federal-prosecutions-coming?fbclid=IwAR0Zs_MHA29l7DTVeFt-kLqk8PkKAupC9HAQhUreO2kG-YuCSR1D5uBSjnY

The violent protest at the US Capitol on January 6 has long been over, but the upcoming Biden administration’s response to it is likely to do greater violence to the US Constitution and the rule of law than anything the worst of the protesters could have accomplished.

Would You Be Considered a Domestic Terrorist Under This New Bill? http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles...
01/30/2021
Would You Be Considered A Domestic Terrorist Under This New Bill?

Would You Be Considered a Domestic Terrorist Under This New Bill?

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/january/30/would-you-be-considered-a-domestic-terrorist-under-this-new-bill/?fbclid=IwAR37MXQYs-O_vI8nPk1Pivi682XFB1Jmxtl986NeYL8pEFbtRzN2yVluOfA

After 9/11, the entire country collectively lost its mind in the throes of fear. During that time, all civil and Constitutional rights were shredded...

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