Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” and the new era of gays openly serving in the military; why acquiring the privilege of killing foreign civilians and staffing the US empire is not a victory for civil liberties; why we should expect that poor, picked-on, isolated gay youth will be filling the ranks, not the Hollywood liberals who fought against DADT; and how gays can slough off the stigma of “otherness” if they enlist, since they “don’t have to be straight, as long as they shoot straight.”
Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the September United Nations referendum on Palestinian statehood; why semi-contiguous Bantustans don’t make for a viable state; the decades-long “peace process” sham between two totally unequal negotiating partners; and how Israel’s settlement expansion slowly expels Palestinians, establishes “facts on the ground” and limits international criticism.
Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the twisted MSM reporting on Somalia, such that most Americans have no idea the US is at war over there; how al-Shabaab grew out of the Islamic Courts Union’s youth movement to control most of the country; why Somalia’s famine is so severe (not from heat and drought) and who’s to blame; and the inevitability that someone in the “history began yesterday” media will advocate US intervention in Somalia to save the children from starvation.
Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses Antiwar.com’s 1995 origin and early opposition to Bill Clinton’s foreign interventions; looking beyond economics and domestic policy to unite a broad coalition devoted to a foreign policy of peace; the quarterly fund drive that helps pay the meager salaries of Antiwar.com staffers who basically devote their lives to the website; and a reminder that Randolph Bourne (despite his fancy-sounding name) was a writer who lived a hardscrabble life and died young in 1918, not a billionaire philanthropist bankrolling this website.
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Glenn Greenwald will be on to discuss the continued expansion of Executive powers.
Bio: Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, where he focuses on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times.
Greenwald is the author of three books: How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy and Great American Hypocrites.
In October 2010, Greenwald won the Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary, for his investigative article on the arrest of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as the alleged leaker to WikiLeaks
Karen Kwiatkowski will be on to discuss her run for Congress and events in Libya.
Bio: is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. She is a whistleblower known for exposing how a clique of officers led by retired Navy Captain Bill Luti, assistant secretary of defense for NESA, and former aid of Dick Cheney when the latter was Secretary of Defense, took control of the military intelligence, and how the Office of Special Plans (OSP) grew and eventually turned into a censorship and disinformation organism controlling the NESA. She contributes to such publications as LewRockwell.com.
Kwiatkowski has published two books about U.S. policy towards Africa: African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future and Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions.
Kwiatowski is currently running for Congress in Virginia’s 6th District on the Republican ticket. See here.
Jeremy Sapienza will be on to talk about how you can help Antiwar.com. See here.
Bio: Jeremy Sapienza is a Senior Editor with Antiwar.com
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Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses his nine year tenure at Antiwar.com; his shared responsibility for choosing the pieces that get published in the viewpoints section; and the fallacies and stylistic shortcomings that get unsolicited submissions thrown in the junk pile.
Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the failed repeal of â€œdonâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€ despite the best efforts of pop stars and the contradictory manner of antiwar leftists advocating for domestic gay rights without considering the consequences for international human rights.
Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the doublethink required to reconcile the â€œIraq War is overâ€ pronouncement with the 50,000 remaining troops, winning the fight against Wikipediaâ€™s Iraq War entry (and why this reversal further proves the print media business model is dead) and U.S. interference in Somalia before and after the â€œBlack Hawk Downâ€ disaster.
Jeremy Sapienza, Senior Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the temptations of liberal interventionism following the Uganda bombings , the wrongheaded conventional wisdom that Somaliaâ€™s problems are due to the Westâ€™s inattention, terrorism charges leveled at Minnesotan Somali-Americans who allied with Al Shabab to fight the Ethiopian army and why the Uganda bombings are a textbook case of blowback.