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US Official Condemns Israeli Settlement Expansion, But Biden Will Not Leverage Visit to Tel Aviv

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A State Department official condemned Israel on Friday in response to a Tel Aviv plan to add 4,000 new settlement homes. Palestinian groups responded favorably to the statement but expressed that mere words are insufficient.  Deputy State Department spokesperson Jalina Porter told reporters that the continued settlement expansion would damage the chance of a two-state solution on Friday. “Israel’s program of expanding settlements deeply damages the prospect for a two-state solution.” She added, “strongly opposes the expansion of settlements, which exacerbates tensions and undermines trust...

COI #262: Biden Can Save the Iran Deal, Does He Have the Political Courage?

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On COI #262, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover political upheaval and boiling violence in Israel, as well as the latest Iran nuclear deal news. Kyle breaks down critical changes in Israeli politics that have seen Prime Minister Naftali Bennet lose his parliamentary majority and what it likely means for U.S-Israel relations. More Knesset members may be leaving Bennet's coalition, joining the Likud, and empowering Benjamin Netanyahu's factions. Bennet will have to cover his right flank where he is currently facing pressure including to further expand the illegal settlements. There has...

News Roundup 12/30/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Covid Georgia will spend $100 million to hire medical staff and deploy 200 National Guard soldiers to medical facilities. [Link] Over 3,000 Navy reserve sailors missed the deadline to take the covid vaccination. [Link] US News Illinois bars the state employee pension fund from investing in Unilever - Ben and Jerry’s parent company. The decision was made because of a decision not to sell Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in West Bank settlements. [Link] The NDAA includes a provision that prevents Biden from closing Gitmo. [Link] Great Power Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirms US support...

A Libertarian Stance on Irredentism

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Irredentism is the belief that a group of people has the right to claim land or property which it was in possession of at some point in time, either according to historical fact or myth and legend. A few examples of irredentism are Zionism, the Greater Armenia, and United Ireland movements. Irredentism has been used to justify some of the worst human rights violations in human history. These include ultra-nationalist expansionism during both World Wars, ethnic cleansing during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the Palestinian expulsion during the 1948 war, just to name a few examples. It...

News Roundup 11/1/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Arizona may use its National Guard to fill staffing shortages at prisons. [Link] New York state will divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, over the ice cream company’s decision not to sell ice cream in the West Bank settlements. [Link] A jury of eight military officers sentenced Gitmo detainee Majid Khan to the minimum sentence of 26 years. Seven of the eight jurors also wrote a letter to the court condemning the torture Khan faced at the hands of the US. [Link] Taiwan The US will donate 1.5 million Covid vaccine doses to Taiwan. [Link] The de facto ambassador to...

News Roundup 10/25/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Louisiana police officer Julio Alvarado was videoed slamming a small woman - Shantel Arnold - onto the pavement several times. Officer Alvarado has been named in nine excessive force lawsuits. [Link] Biden delays the release of JFK assassination files for over a year. [Link] Great Power Russia and China conduct joint patrols in the Western Pacific for the first time. [Link] Europe Germany - with four other EU nations - will form a rapid response force to be deployed in the EU. [Link] Turkey’s leader Erdogan orders ten Western diplomats - including the US, Canada, and France - to...

News Roundup 9/23/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News A draft meeting on an upcoming EU-US summit suggests Western governments are attempting to have more control over big tech. [Link] A US court orders Facebook to release information to investigators in Gambia looking to use the posts as evidence in their ICC case against Myanmar officials responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya. [Link] Latin America The US Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned over Biden’s decision to deport Haitian migrants. [Link] The US announced $336 million in aid to Venezuela. [Link] China The Air Force Secretary, Frank Kendell, says China could put...

News Roundup 9/16/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News New Jersey will divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company because of its decision not to sell ice cream in Israeli settlements. [Link] Korea North Korea says it test-launched a new rail-based missile system. [Link] China The US signs a new anti-China defense pact with the UK and Australia. Australia will get access to US nuclear submarine technology to build eight subs. [Link] Taiwan announces it will spend an additional $8 billion on defense over the next five years. Taiwan said the growing Chinese threat was the reason for the move. [Link] Middle East Israeli Defense Minister...

News Roundup 8/5/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News San Diego police killed a man by shooting him in the back. [Link] Five Miami Police officers were arrested and charged with battery for the brutal arrest of two men. [Link] Foreign Policy Florida’s governor gives Ben and Jerry’s parent company 90 days to undo the decision to stop selling the ice cream in settlements or face a ban from Florida. [Link] The Senate Foreign Services Committee voted 18-14 to advance a bill that abolishes the 1991 and 2002 AUMFs. [Link] Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will announce all active-duty soldiers must get the covid vaccine on Friday. [Link]...

News Roundup 7/22/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News NYPD training documents show officers are taught how to access sealed arrest records. [Link] The National Parks Service is joining the surveillance state. The NPS will begin sending names of people who request permits to the White House database. [Link] An Oklahoma politician is seeking to use his state’s anti-BDS law to ban Ben and Jerry’s. [Link] Foreign Policy Senate Republicans are pushing to increase Biden’s proposed military budget by $25 billion. [Link] The CIA is launching a new investigation into ‘Havana Syndrome.’ The illness is vaguely defined with a wide variety of...

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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...

This Week At The Libertarian Institute

The Empire never sleeps – but neither do we. Missed a story? We got you covered. This week in review at the Libertarian Institute: News   June 24, 2022 – Senate Dems Press Biden to Investigate Killing of Palestinian-American Journalist Ahead of Israel Trip Senate...

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Week of Action on Yemen

Scott Horton and the Libertarian Party, among others, are whipping up support for a week of action to end US involvement in the Yemen War. And you can help. H.J. Res. 87 was introduced on May 31. The bill would "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from...

Actually, Socialism IS When The Government Does Stuff

https://youtu.be/_-6CyEYetxM How is something to be owned by “the community as a whole?” Ownership means that you get to decide what is done with something. If you and I disagree on who gets to eat your apple, then whatever you decide will take precedence, because it...

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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

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...

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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