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News Roundup 5/3/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News A judge grants qualified immunity to police officers who arrested and held a man for operating a parody Facebook account. [Link] The FBI conducted nearly 2 million warrantless searches using Russian cyber threats as an excuse. [Link] Lawmakers will likely increase the INDOPACCOM budget by $3 billion more than the White House requested. [Link] Venezuela Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with self-proclaimed Venezuelan President Juan Guaido and reaffirmed his claim to power. [Link] Russia Biden visits a Lockheed Martin plant producing Javelin missiles. [Link] Putin told French...

News Roundup 3/23/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News A police officer who tased a man in the genitals was denied qualified immunity. [Link] Julian Assange and Stella Moris marry in a UK prison as Assange faces extradition to the US. [Link] Colorado will divest from Unilever in its state pension fund because of Ben and Jerry’s decision not to sell ice cream in West Bank settlements. [Link] Foreign Policy The US and UK agree to lift steel and aluminum tariffs. [Link] The UK agreed to lift a three-year-old tariff on American whiskey. [Link] The UK plans to buy a ballistic missile radar and other equipment from the US for $700 million....

The Real Suffering Created By Biden’s Disorganized Afghan Exit – News Roundup 2/11/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

A recently declassified Pentagon report on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan has renewed attacks against President Joe Biden from across the political spectrum. No doubt, the lack of foresight on the rapid collapse of the US-built Afghan government is inexcusable and created needless chaos. New reporting on the August 26 suicide bombing at the Kabul airport – an attack that killed more than 150 people – suggests that some victims may have died of gunshot wounds, rather than the explosion. While the Pentagon has acknowledged that American and British troops fired “a small number of...

News Roundup 2/10/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

In place of a news story today, I co-authored an article on sanctions with Will Porter.  Sanctions Set America on the Path to War, Claiming Lives with No Benefit     Quick Links   US News Colorado Springs pays $2.9 million to the family of De’Von Baliey. Bailey was murdered by being shot in the back by Colorado Springs police in 2019. [Link] The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rejects a qualified immunity request from Ohio police officers who arrested a man for wearing a “fuck the police” shirt. [Link] In a terror assessment the Department of Homeland Security claimed mis- and mal-...

Don’t Forget About the West’s War Games – News Roundup 2/9/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

The media is awash with stories hyping Russia’s troop buildup around Ukraine and the 30,000 soldiers deploying to Belarus for military drills. Yet, the corporate press has dedicated virtually no coverage to the ongoing series of NATO and Ukrainian war games simulating battles with Moscow.  In a move not seen since the Cold War, the US placed the USS Truman aircraft carrier strike group under the command of NATO. The ship is currently a part of “Neptune Strike”' naval war maneuvers alongside French and Italian counterparts – what amounts to a massive NATO armada in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

News Roundup 1/4/2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The city of Baltimore will pay out $8 million to the family of Malcolm Bryant. Bryant spent 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. [Link] A social worker was denied qualified immunity after fabricating statements. In a separate case, police officers were denied qualified immunity after fabricating evidence that led to James Dennis’s conviction for murder. [Link] The government opens an investigation into CBP spying on journalists. [Link] The US will not name the executives of Balfour Beatty Communities that were involved in a fraud scheme against the Pentagon and...

Weren’t the Police Supposed to Be Defunded or Something?

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What should’ve been an obvious propaganda campaign/slogan to most, didn’t even turn into the conversation libertarians would’ve wanted to have: if you’re going to defund the police, or even replace them, what are you replacing them with? The overwhelming majority of people, even libertarians and anarchists, understand that a security force is essential for preserving the safety of one’s body and property. The question that should've been asked when the “Defund the Police” slogan was being chanted is, what is the minimum level of authority that should be afforded a security force while it...

News Roundup 10/13/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News A judge denied a Texas police officer qualified immunity after the officer removed a 14-year-old child from her home because she was alone. The child's mother was charged with felony abandonment, a jury found her not guilty. She is now suing the officer that traumatized her family. [Link] The US plans to allow vaccinated land travel to the US starting in November. Non-essential travel from Mexico and Canada has been restricted for over a year. [Link] US official Victoria Nuland failed to make progress during talks in Russia. The US and Russia are seeking to come to agreements on...

Teens Beg for Life as Cop Unloads (and Reloads) Pistol Into Car

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When the entire dash cam footage was released, showing officer Allan Brown firing eleven shots into a vehicle—pausing only to reload—and firing another ten shots into the vehicle as the teens inside can be heard begging for their lives, the country was shocked. It is disturbing, to say the least. Yet despite the disturbing nature of the video, this week, in a split ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Brown was granted qualified immunity and he was exonerated. Christian Redwine, 17, was killed in the shooting and passengers Hunter Tillis and Hanna Wuenschel, two other teens,...

News Roundup 8/2/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News On March 22, the FBI raided US Private Vaults. The search warrant forbade the FBI from seizing safe deposit boxes, however, the FBI seized over 300 boxes. The FBI then filed civil asset claims for the belongings in the boxes, totaling $85 million. The FBI is demanding that anyone who would like their property back has to publicly identify themselves as the owner. [Link] A confidential informant told Texas police Lucil Basco was dealing meth. Police surveilled Mrs. Basco and pulled her over. Police then raided her home. When police realized they were in the wrong home, they...

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News Roundup 6/28/2022

US News The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered a threat to public safety and national security. [Link] A record...

News Roundup 6/27/2022

US News An Afghan prisoner who was held in US custody for nearly 15 years without charge was released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center and returned to Afghanistan. [Link] Ukraine War  President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Group of Seven will ban Russian...

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Climate Lockdowns Are Here

  In a development that has been widely broadcast for decades (to those tuned to the correct frequency), Western countries have begun implementing the next step in the government-by-emergency manual. Indeed, once the public allows government to immolate its...

Substantive Due Process

[T]he conservatives reject substantive due process, which they see as a contradiction in terms that authorizes judges to legislate. If the term sounds odd, it would be odder still to dismiss the idea. As Roger Pilon writes, “By ‘law’ [in due process of law] the...

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Ending the Yemen War

There's a Resolution in the House, HJ Res 87, a War Powers Resolution demanding an end to all support for Saudi and UAE's war in Yemen. The new Libertarian Party is working with all the great Yemen war activists to do a pressure campaign on Congress to support it....

The Libertarian Party is Beating the Drums for Peace

For the people turning 21 this fall, America has been at war their entire lives. The Global War on Terror has reached its second generation of soldiers. Defense spending and the global presence of the U.S. military and armaments continue to proliferate. The...

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6/27/22 Dave Decamp on Ukraine, NATO and Antiwar.com

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Antiwar.com News Editor Dave Decamp about the recent developments in Eastern Europe. First, they examine Lithuania closing the easement into Russia’s Kaliningrad territory. The move is a dramatic escalation that Scott and Decamp...

6/20/22 Ramzy Baroud on Israel, Palestine and Mali

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by journalist and author Ramzy Baroud to discuss the deterioration of Israeli Politics and the war in Mali. Israel will hold its fifth election in four years after yet another failure to form a government. Baroud gives some...

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COI #294: The NYT Reveals CIA Officers are Operating in Ukraine

On COI #294, Kyle Anzalone discusses the White House ramping up great power conflict with Russia and China.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

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6 Progressive Myths About History (w/ Lawrence W. Reed)

https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

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Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

https://youtu.be/sJXF9jgj1L4 Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute and longtime friend and guest of the show Keith Knight joins me in this week's episode to review an article by Joseph Sobran. Sobran was the Senior Editor of the National Review, but questioned...

Patrick MacFarlane on the Hrvoje Moric Show Ep. 219

https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

Empire of Death: America’s Moral Bankruptcy Ep. 218

https://youtu.be/7yZEk73JdVo In this episode, I take a deeper dive on my latest editorial up at the Libertarian Institute, share my experience at Chillderburg, introduce my new newsletter website, and thank several outlets that have started reprinting my Libertarian...

Year Zero

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

Love and Fear w/Courtenay Turner

Courtenay and I talk ESG, intentional communities, motivations, elites, and the future. Courtenay Twitter Courtenay Turner Podcast Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Shadowy Figures Surrounding 9/11 w/Adam Fitzgerald

Adam Fitzgerald joined me to discuss the less talked about aspects of 9/11. We spent most of our time discussing the characters involved and around the event. We could have gone for hours on this subject, but as you will hear, I hit a wall at the 2 hour mark. Adam...

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