An Apology to Christine Assange

After review of Diana Johnstone’s piece, The Lynching of the Charismatic Geek, we agree that the assertions regarding Christine Assange are unnessarily provocative. While Ms. Johnstone was making a point about the nature of counter culture eccentrics against the mind numbing conformity required to maintain the world’s largest police state, we see how her portrayal can be used in service to the enemies of peace.

Mrs. Assange has been through enough heartache and horror to last several lifetimes. We in no way wish to add to this burden. Further, we at stand unequivocally with Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Chelsea Manning. The article has been pulled. We humbly apologize.


Angela Keaton
Randolph Bourne Institute

Tyranny Comes Home: Again and Again and Again

The Free Thoughts Podcast published an excellent interview with the authors of Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism. Professors Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall describe the corrupting and corrosive of the warfare state on the American psyche including permanent surveillance, use of drones by police departments and the overlap of militarism and far right extremism.

The transcript can be found here.

End the War In Yemen: Call Your Senators Today

Currently, US involvement in Yemen is under the authority of the Trump Administration without the consent or oversight of Congress. The US is not at war with Yemen but aiding Saudi Arabia with supplies, personnel, and a blockade that starves 130 children to death per day.

S.J.Res54 will end U.S. support in the Saudi Arabian led war in Yemen, crucial to ending this humanitarian disaster for up to 14 million men, women and children. The bill is before the full senate now.

Step one: Do not be intimidated by the telephone. Calling is more effective than emails or letters.

Step two: Find your individual senators’contact information by visiting here (or call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.)

Step three: When someone answers the phone, “Good morning, I’m [your name.] I am calling to urge [Senator’s name] to support S.J.Res 54, to keep us out of further involvement in Yemen.” Keep the call short. Be polite.

Call now: The vote is imminent.

How – and Why – We Do What We Do

Dear Readers,

Every day readers send fan mail and we are grateful for it. Thank you.

You know we appreciate it. Invariably, someone will ask "how do you do what you do?"

Usually I rattle off: With a shoestring budget, a core of loyal readers, and a small group of people who have made it their mission to end the violence that is endemic to U.S. foreign policy.

But that isn’t the full story.

I don’t take this daunting mission on alone.

Our News Editor, Jason Ditz, never sleeps. How could he? With USG intervention causing horrors for the people of Iraq, Somalia, Niger, Libya, the Philippines, Syria, Mali, and Yemen? With the militarization of the police state? Endless violations of our civil liberties? It would be too much for any mere mortal,but Jason isn’t a mere mortal. Our News Editor condenses and summarizes over 100 articles a day so we are never at a loss to explain the violence US foreign policy has caused all over the globe.

Our founder, Eric Garris, starts his work day at 6am and doesn’t stop until the page goes live at 9pm PT. He has done this every day for over 22 years — until the doctors said, NO MORE! Eric is finally taking part of Saturdays off (with constant nagging from me.)

When I tell him to slow down, He says, There are no days off from empire.

For the last 17 years the USG has been destroying, destabilizing, and occupying Afghanistan.

If you weren’t aware, our Editorial Director, Scott Horton, can tell you all about it. Scott spends days reading stacks of books, speaking to journalists, academics, and activists, and recording history in real time. It’s a thankless mission but one he does with grace.

Finally, our Editor-at-Large, Justin Raimondo, treats his cancer as he does the neoconservatives. Without pause or apprehension.

Why do we do it? Why would anyone do this? Behind many, many death counts are numerous stories. Many are stories of living breathing human beings just like you and me. They are people with hopes, dreams, and families who treasured them. Many of them were never a threat to the health or safety of any US citizen anywhere.

As for me, I have no tolerance for brutality. Give us the support we need to help Eric, Scott, Jason, and Justin sift through the best of the bad news.

Donate .

Angela Launches Matching Funds Bitcoin Drive

Five years ago, 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.

Support peace and double your impact!

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, 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.

We are looking for a few good eccentric billionaires, big foundations, or corporate megaliths…
but until peace is profitable, all we have is you.


Our matching funds are here: $32,000 that must be matched dollar for dollar for us to receive the full amount. Now is the time to make your tax-deductible donation – because nothing is more powerful than peace.

Each week a new "hot spot" pops up on our radar: Korea, Kurdistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Ukraine, the list goes on and on. These are regions where the United States is either instigating conflicts or increasing their intensity.

We must wrap up our fundraising drive as soon as possible. Events are moving swiftly, and needs to focus on the job we’ve been doing with a very small staff for over 21 years. No matter what the political winds, we provide our readers with original coverage of all the hot spots, giving both the context and the daily updates that have made us a leader – and a source of controversy!

Yes, we have a viewpoint: backed up with facts, not foolishness. We’re accountable to no one but our readers, who expect the highest standards of quality.

The news won’t wait for us to make our fundraising goal: the War Party persists.

Please – help put us over the top. Donate today.


Angela Keaton
Executive Director

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