A Poem for Gaza

Shireen she was a martyr

She died for our sins

Some people want the dirt so bad

That’s how it all begins

One side says to the other

I need what you got

If you don’t give it up

I’ll shoot you on the spot

If we don’t learn nothin’

We will never stop the rain

If we don’t do nothin’

It’ll come around again

And so I must ask you

Which side are you on?

Chip Burns 11/16/23

Israeli President’s Direct Call to Genocide – Annotated

Israeli President Isaac Herzog: “It is an entire nation out there that is responsible. [No, it’s not a nation, that’s the whole point.] It’s not true, this rhetoric about civilians were not aware, not involved. [Of course it is impossible that 2 million Gazans, half of them minors, could have known about the attack.] It’s absolutely not true. They could have risen up. [No they could not have risen up and he knows that. Now not all dying in a failed overthrow attempt to protect Israelis equates to knowing what Hamas is going to do to them and being responsible for it. Nonsense.] They could have fought against that evil regime which took over Gaza in a coup de tat.”

1 Now he acknowledges they could not overthrow Hamas but implies they should all die trying anyway.

2 It’s not a regime. Hamas are nothing but a terrorist militia, trustees in Israel’s Palestinian prison camp.

3 OOPS, he just admitted that the people of Gaza did not choose Hamas, they seized power by force (after a failed Israeli coup against them ruined a power-sharing deal with Fatah). Quick just start blathering “We are at war” since your pathetic rationale for killing helpless civilians is unraveling since you have no more justification than your enemies did last weekend.]

An Important Message From Scott Horton

Twenty years ago, last month, I began what was then called "The Weekend Interview Show" on KAOS Radio 95.9 FM in Austin. My first guest was the great Alan Bock, author of the Antiwar.com column "Eye on the Empire." We were both right about everything.

Five thousand, nine hundred interviews and a generation later, and I’ve been working with and then for Antiwar.com ever since. (For many years I was the one who put all those links in Justin Raimondo’s columns before becoming opinion editor and then editorial director.)

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My Testimony Before the Maine State Senate


In support of Ld 1054, Defend the Guard legislation:

Thank you all so much for the opportunity to testify before your committee today.

Today is the 20th anniversary of the beginning of Iraq War II.

The consensus now is that we should not have done it. Iraq was not manufacturing unconventional weapons and was not in league with Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda.

Many representatives and senators from that time have excused themselves for voting for this disastrous war by claiming that they did not vote for war at all, but for authorization to let President Bush decide whether to launch one.

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Wednesday Day of Action on Yemen

As part of a nationwide day of protests, backed by dozens of U.S. antiwar, youth, women’s, religious, libertarian, progressive, and other groups, activists in over 10 cities around the country are gathering in protest of U.S. complicity in the Yemen war. They called on the lawmaker to introduce, or publicly call for, a Yemen War Powers Resolution to end unconstitutional U.S. participation in the ongoing Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen. March 26th marks the eighth anniversary of the Saudi-U.S.bombing and blockade of Yemen.

Since March 2015, the Saudi/UAE-led bombing and blockade of Yemen have killed tens of thousands of people and wreaked havoc on the country. 17 million people in Yemen are food insecure, and 500,000 children are on the verge of starving to death. This humanitarian crisis has worsened since President Biden took office. Despite his February 2021 commitment to end participation in Saudi offensive operations in Yemen, the U.S. continues to enable the Saudis by servicing their fighter jets and providing military and diplomatic support for the Saudi/UAE-led coalition. Congress can end this war, and we are rallying to demand they do so.

It’s time for the people of the United States to stand with the Yemeni people. The UN estimates that 17 million Yemenis are headed for starvation because of the war in Yemen. For too long, the U.S. government has offered weapons and logistical support that allows the Saudi-led coalition to conduct the war. Without that support, the bombings would end. Sadly, our country is a major player in this tragedy, and we are here to call for an end to U.S. complicity in and support for this war. This war has gone on for eight years. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives. It is long past time to end U.S. support for the war on Yemen, and Congress must act.

Cities protesting:

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