Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy and author of Big Israel, talks about the role of the Israel Lobby in American politics and the great lineup of speakers at his event at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. THIS FRIDAY the 24th of March.
Nathaniel Penn, a GQ correspondent, discusses his exposé on the reality of solitary confinement in US prisons, which is meted out with very few checks in place, no accountability for the prison officials who order it, and detrimental to the physical and emotional health of inmates subjected to it.
Former Congressman Ron Paul discusses what President Trump should do about North Korea’s provocative military demonstrations; and why “taking the gloves off” doesn’t solve foreign policy problems or reduce terrorism threats to the US.
Eric Margolis, a war correspondent and author of American Raj, discusses the US-backed motley crew fighting for full control of Mosul against the Islamic State – which never would have gained a foothold if Saddam Hussein or his sons still led Iraq; new US escalation in Syria and Afghanistan; and why Eric turned down a potential post in the Trump administration.
Jacob Hornberger, president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his effort to educate more African-American college students about the evils of the war on drugs, since they are disproportionately effected by racist drug laws, yet typically make up a small part of his lecture audiences.
Upcoming FFF events:
End the War on Drugs – free program at Florida A&M University College of Law on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
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I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart as you have changed my life for the better. Today I resigned my commission in the United States Army as I can no longer be part of a death machine that does no good for any part of a peaceful, productive society. Your website and podcast have turned me from a vengeful, war loving person to a man of peaceful voluntarism. I cannot thank you enough as you have made me a better person, thus making me a better husband, father, and human.
I became a Christian before a libertarian and was still the typical American Christian. One that says I like peace but at the same time supporting the killing of innocents in horrible, unnecessary conflicts that spend money we don’t have and kill people we have no business killing. I found your site and podcasts, along with Lew Rockwell and Mr. Tom Woods, and I became a Christian that is a libertarian. I am so thankful for the work you have done and my life has been changed in ways that benefit me more than I can ever express. Your interviews with former military members and conscientious objectors gave me the confidence that there are others out there like me and they are living a free and happy life!
In fact, I am in the process of becoming a Paramedic as penance for my time hurting people. I read your site every day and I share it with others often. You are one of my heroes for your consistent views and sacrifice for what you believe. I hope to be able to help others as you have helped me. By the way, your website is blocked on government computers so you must have them scared.
I feel a weight is lifted off my shoulders as the dichotomy of my views is no longer. I thank you so much and look forward to spending my time with my children and living my life as free as possible. Thank you and I am anxiously awaiting your book!