Abolish the TSA as Soon as Possible: Ron Paul Interviews Jim Bovard

The Transportation Safety Administration gets away with what would be prosecuted as sexual assault if any of the rest of us did it. Yet Americans put up with the groping and downright punching of private parts because they still believe the TSA keeps them safe. And when the TSA’s own Inspector General tests how “safe” they keep us? Mock bombs get through 80-95 percent of the time. And when their miserable job performance becomes public? They demand even more money. In today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report – on the busiest travel day of the year – we demand the end of the anti-American TSA and a return to the Fourth Amendment of our Constitution!

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

The Quality of Mercy by Kathy Kelly

During the spring of 1999, as part of Voices in the Wilderness’s campaign to end indiscriminately lethal U.S./U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, the Fellowship of Reconciliation arranged for two Nobel Peace laureates, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire, to visit the country. Before their travel, Voices activists helped organize meetings for them with a range of ordinary Iraqis affected by an economic warfare targeting the most vulnerable: the elderly, the sick, and most tragically of all, the children. Perez Esquivel studied the itinerary. His voice and face showed clear disappointment. "Yes," he said, shaking his head, "but when do we meet with the teenagers?" He advised to always learn from a region’s young people, and seek clear, inquisitive views not yet hardened by propaganda. We quickly arranged for Maguire and Perez Esquivel to meet with young women at Baghdad’s Dijla Secondary School for Girls.

It was the spring of 1999. After eight years of deadly economic sanctions, the 2003 US invasion was still the haziest of looming future threats. I was there with them at the school, and I remember Layla standing up and raising her voice. "You come and you say, you will do, you will do. But nothing changes. Me, I am sixteen. Can you tell me, what is the difference between me, I am sixteen, and someone who is sixteen in your country? I’ll tell you. Our emotions are frozen. We cannot feel." But then she sat down and cried.

Other Iraqi students wondered what their country had done to deserve this treatment. What would happen to them if the UN said Iraq’s foreign policy directly contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children, in another country, under age five? "Who are the criminals?" they asked.

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Saudi Purges Explained: Ron Paul Interviews Marwa Osman Live From Lebanon

To understand what’s really going on in the Middle East, the worst place to turn is the US mainstream media. Geopolitical analyst and Ph.D. candidate Marwa Osman joins today’s Liberty Report live from Beirut, Lebanon to tell us why the MSM refuses to explain what’s really behind the tragedy in Yemen. What’s behind the recent purges in Saudi Arabia? Is a new war between Israel and Lebanon about to break out? You might be surprised at some of her answers. Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

OMG! Trump Aide Met With NATO Partner Hungary During Campaign!

The media frenzy over “Russiagate” seems to get progressively more stupid as desperation takes hold. To sustain the sense of frenzy – which Russiagate cultists call “drip drip drip” – they need new sensational bombshells every day. Except there aren’t any. So the media makes them up.

Case-in-point this breathless piece from the Capitol Hill rag, The Hill, screeching paranoia over the fact that an advisor to candidate Trump’s presidential campaign MET WITH AN ADVISOR TO HUNGARY’S PRIME MINISTER!!!! OMG!!! Drip Drip Drip!!! GET ME MUELLER, STAT!!!

What makes the latest earth-shattering revelation all the more ridiculous is that reading the article it becomes painfully obvious that the author has no clue that Hungary is actually a strategic ally of the United States as a fellow member of the NATO alliance. Thus a meeting between a representative of the prospective President of the United States and a representative of the Prime Minister of one of the United States’ closest allies, Hungary, is portrayed as some kind of smoking gun while in fact it should be considered the most normal thing on earth.

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Antiwar.com Launches Matching Funds Bitcoin Drive

Five years ago, Antiwar.com made a bold move and embraced bitcoin and the crypto community. Early Bitcoin provided donors a way to make quick, low cost, anonymous donations (even very small amounts) that couldn’t be achieved through traditional online avenues. It has been a win/win situation.

Today, we are proud to announce that we are expanding our acceptance of digital currencies to include Bitcoin Cash, Dash, and ZCash. We selected these 3 additional crypto currencies because of their speed, cost, security and privacy features and we are excited to add them to our donation capabilities.

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As part of this launch, we are also announcing a Matching Funds Crypto Drive. From now, through December 31, crypto donations will be matched, up to $20,000, thanks to the generosity of Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com, whose support has been instrumental in helping us achieve this.

Thank you for the love and support you have shown us in the past and please consider supporting us now at our new crypto currency page.

DOD Conference Bill Passed… Yet We’re Less Safe and More Poor

Ron Paul breaks down the massive DoD spending bill Conference Report that has just passed Congress. More money for Ukraine? Israel’s missile defense? Lots of welfare for the military industrial complex? More money for the failed F-35? Lots of money for other countries to buy our weapons, to keep the military industrial complex rich while working Americans see their real income decline. How our militarism is strangling us…in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.