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2/14/18 Grant Smith on the Israel Lobby and American Policy

Grant Smith returns to the show to discuss his upcoming conference “The Israel Lobby and American Policy” and the recent Al Jazeera documentary “The Lobby,” which he wrote about in a recent article for Antiwar.com “Will Al Jazeera Air The Lobby Before AIPAC Meets?” Smith also gives a detailed breakdown of the list of great speakers who will be presenting at the conference on March 2nd. You can buy your tickets to see Grant, Scott, and more through Eventbrite.

Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including “Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America” and “Divert!”. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

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This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/12/18 Jodie Evans on CodePink’s “Divest From The War Machine”

Code Pink’s Jodie Evans returns to the show to discuss CodePink’s “Divest from the War Machine” campaign. Evans details the confluence of congress, corporations, and civic institutions all of which support and profit from war and Code Pink’s role in raising awareness and creating a robust divestment movement. Then she lets you know how you can be a part of the solution.

Jodie Evans is the co-founder and director of CodePink. To find out more about what you can do to help divest from the war movement you can email divest@codepink.org.

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This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/12/18 Peter Van Buren explains why he’s optimistic about diplomacy with North Korea

Peter Van Buren returns to the show to discuss the American diplomatic tensions with North Korea and his article “Don’t Be Cynical About An Olympics Detente With North Korea.” Van Buren explains why he thinks that the United States is not moving towards war with North Korea, how the Koreans created a serious window for diplomacy with their Olympic delegation, and reflects on his time living in South Korea in the late 1990s. Van Buren then makes the case that the U.S. is in constant search of an enemy, and why North Korea is the perfect foil.

Peter Van Buren worked for 24 years at the Department of State including a year in Iraq. He is the author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People” and the novel “Hooper’s War.” He is now a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine. Follow him on Twitter @WeMeantWell.

Discussed on the show:

  • Kim Yo-jong
  • Kim Yong-nam
  • “U.S. Opens Door to North Korea Talks, a Victory for South’s President” (The New York Times)
  • Walter Duranty
  • Agreed Framework
  • “1/21/18 Gareth Porter on Donald Trump’s Bluff Towards North Korea” (The Scott Horton Show)
  • “North Korea Says It Might Negotiate On Nuclear Weapons. But The Washington Post Isn’t Reporting That.” by John Schwarz (The Intercept)
  • “A grand bargain with China could remove North Korea’s nuclear threat — but it would destroy America’s global influence” (Los Angeles Times)
  • “War with North Korea would be ‘catastrophic,’ Defense Secretary Mattis says” (CBS)

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/9/18 Andy Worthington on Trump’s plans for Guantanamo and the rehabilitation of George W. Bush

Investigative journalist Andy Worthington returns to the show to discuss the absurd rehabilitation of George W. Bush by the left. Worthington recalls the early days of the Bush-Cheney administration and the crimes committed at Guantanamo and the murder of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worthington then breaks down the various elements of the U.S. torture network and the long draw down of Guantanamo starting in the Bush days, but which has never reaching its conclusion. Finally Worthington talks about how Obama’s preference for drone assassinations limited captures of enemy combatants and why Trump wants to revitalize the prison.

Andy Worthington is the author of “Guantanamo Files” and the director of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.” Read his work at the Future Freedom Foundation and AndyWorthington.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @GuantanamoAndy.

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This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/9/18 Michael Bell on police reform in Wisconsin following the shooting of his son

Police-reform activist Michael Bell returns to the show to discuss his efforts to reform police conduct and receive justice for his son’s killing. Bell details the tragic events that led to his son’s shooting in 2004 and the subsequent cover up and political masquerade. Ultimately the Bell family was awarded with a record civil rights settlement—which they used to fund their mission to change the law. In April 2014, thanks to Bell’s efforts and on the back of immense public pressure, the state of Wisconsin passed a law forbidding any police department from investigating itself in police shootings.

Michael Bell is a retired U.S. air force lieutenant colonel. His website is MichaelBell.info where you can watch his documentary “Forensically Impossible” and sign his petition to re-open the case into his son’s death.

Discussed on the show:

  • “His son was killed by police. He spent almost $65K to ask for an investigation.” (Miami Herald)
  • “‘Forensically Impossible: Anatomy of a Police Cover-Up” (MichaelBell.info)
  • “Air Force Col. Buys 24 Billboards To Expose Cops Who Executed His Son” (The Free Thought Project)
  • “Wis. bill mandates rules for officer-involved deaths” (USA Today)
  • “Wisconsin police fatally shot 24 people in 2017, nearly three times more than Minnesota officers” (Post Crescent)
  • “Wisconsin Police beat and kill unarmed man is now being awarded WPPA merit award.” (The Lawrentian)
  • Shooting of John Crawford III
  • “The Insanity of Finding Fault vs. Fixing Cause,” by Michael Bell and William Scott (WilliamBScott.com)
  • “Michael M. Bell and William B. Scott: Tragedies provide solutions to officer-involved shooting crisis” (The Cap Times)
  • “Tamir Rice’s Basically Reasonable Murder,” by Scott Greenfield (Simple Justice)
  • Graham vs. Connor (1989)
  • “Scott Walker: I’m the only governor to sign law requiring investigations of deaths in police custody” (Politifact)
  • Rosemary Lehmberg
  • “Big Doses of Chemotherapy Drug Killed Patient, Hurt 2d” (The New York Times)
  • “Milwaukee officer fired after on-duty death for the first time in decades” (WKOW)

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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7/18/17 Q&A show

Hey I finally did another one. Sorry about the delay.

It’s just the same old shit really, but new for some of yall I guess.

To help support Will Grigg’s family, check out their GoFundMe here.

Update: sorry: I guess I put this out over the wrong feed last week…

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01/28/18 - Upcoming Events and Speeches

Wed Feb 7th at 7:30 I’m doing a presentation on the terror wars for Thaddeus Russel’s Renegade University. (My previous talk on Afghanistan for Renegade University is here.)

Feb 24th at 7:00 PM I’m giving a talk at Austin, Anarchy and Action at Treasure City Thrift Store, 2142 E 7th St, in Austin.

March 2-4 D.C.:
March 2 I’ll be tabling and selling books at the Israel Lobby Conference at the Washington Press Club.
March 3 I’m flying up to Philadelphia to give a talk at the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party convention.
March 4 I’m giving a talk at the WRMEA bookstore in D.C. at 11:00 am and then another at the Tenleytown Library at 3:00 pm.

March 20 I’m giving a talk at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

March 24th I’m giving a talk at the New Jersey Libertarian Party convention in New Brunswick.

April 28th I’m doing another for the Tarrant County Libertarian Party in Ft. Worth.

The first week of May I’ll be at Libertopia in San Diego.

On June 21 I’m giving a talk at the Michigan Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest.

Skipping ahead a bit: on October 6th I’ll be returning to LibertyFestNYC where I last spoke in 2010 — my how the time flies.

Buy my book. It’s about why to end the war in Afghanistan. Ron Paul likes it.

RIP Bob Parry

Bob Parry was a former good friend of the show. I had him on at least 18 times. (I can’t help but think there were more that got lost somehow.) He was actually one of the first guests when I started the daily show, Antiwar Radio, for KAOS 95.9 FM in Austin in 2007. I cussed him out and didn’t speak to him any more after he wrote some stupid bullshit about libertarians a few years ago, but I never stopped running him or his best guys at Antiwar.com since Bob’s journalism could not be beat. He was really great on so many things, especially Syria and Russia issues these past few years, including the coup in Ukraine in 2014.

Here his son Nat has a tremendous write up on Bob’s heroic legacy in journalism. It’s really worth your time.

There. Now live up to his example.

12/06/16 - 12/06/16 – Libertarian Institute Promotion & Fundraiser – The Scott Horton Show

Help support The Libertarian Institute and The Scott Horton Show.

For any donation of $100 or more you can get a one-ounce pure silver QR Coded Commodity Disc — which has a QR code instead of an engraved face value. Scan with your phone and it will tell you the instant spot price in real time.

And yes, you bet we accept Bitcoin too!

What is the Libertarian Institute?

The newly-created Libertarian Institute features Scott Horton, Will Grigg, Sheldon Richman, and Jared Labell. It is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in association with TaxpayerEducation Foundation. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

What is our goal?

Our goal is to unite the libertarian movement and more importantly to realign American politics around our agenda — prioritizing opposition to the worst of state power: the permanent war state, the prison and police states, and the corporate welfare, corrupt contracts, and bank bailouts that rig the economy for the wealthy and politically connected.

Thank you for all your excitement and support! It really means a lot to us. Let’s see what we can do to convince Americans to care about freedom!

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