Would you like to know how many people have visited this page? Or how reputable the author is? Simply
sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too.
I have 48 fans: Become a Fan. You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEd News
John Rachel has a B.A. in Philosophy, and has written eight novels and three political non-fiction books. His political articles have appeared at OpEdNews, Russia Insider, The Greanville Post, and other alternative media outlets.
Since leaving the U.S. in 2006, he has lived in and explored 33 countries. He is now somewhat rooted in a traditional, rural Japanese community about an hour from Osaka, where he lives with his wife of five years. Daily he rides his bicycle through the soybean fields and rice paddies which sprawl across the surrounding landscape. As of the date of the release of his most recent book, "The Peace Dividend: The Most Controversial Proposal in the History of the World", he has a small but promising organic vegetable garden which begs his attention.
You can follow his writing and the evolution of his world view at: http://jdrachel.com
"Scribo ergo sum."
(27 comments) SHARE Friday, March 4, 2022 A Tale of the Wild West
Some of our greatest traditions come out of the Wild West, a rough-and-tumble time that forged America into the greatest country in the world. A formative time that gave Americans that hard no-nonsense edge that is universally respected far and wide. Moreover, some would say that the cowboy ethic is still alive and well and is the key to understanding ourselves, what makes us tick. You be the judge.
(93 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 26, 2022 A Few Things Left Out of the Russia-Bashing Narrative
Mind you, I'm categorically opposed to war and unprovoked aggression. But Putin and Lavrov respectfully requested that US/NATO imperial powers grant Russia some basic courtesy and understanding. US/NATO refused. Russia did and is doing what she had to do to protect itself from further intimidation and inevitable military assault.
(20 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 20, 2022 Scott Ritter Interview: What Are The Prospects For Peace?
Scott Ritter served as a U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence officer (1984-1991), in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Norman Schwarzkopf's staff during the Gulf War, and as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq (1991-1998). He is author of "SCORPION KING: America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump", "Iraq Confidential", and "Target Iran". His candor is refreshing. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (13 Articles, 15373 views)
(34 comments) SHARE Monday, February 14, 2022 Regime Change: Up Close and Personal
Let me start out by openly and unequivocally stating that most of the individuals who are in the decision-making and decision-influencing positions which determine U.S. foreign policy and drive it's recklessness are a truly shameful bunch. They are morally bankrupt, ignorant, myopic, barbaric, drunk on power, and as far as I can tell, without any redeeming merit. Let's see what horrors these people are capable of.
(72 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 5, 2022 Michael T. Klare Interview: What Are The Prospects Of Peace?
Michael T. Klare is a Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts; defense correspondent of The Nation magazine; and author of numerous books. He has a BA and MA from Columbia University, and a PhD from Union Institute & University. He's widely respected for his insights into the U.S. role in shaping the global geopolitical landscape. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (13 Articles, 15373 views)
(62 comments) SHARE Friday, January 28, 2022 Forgive them not . . .
Jesus Christ surely would not approve of what I'm saying here. Then again, these days He's basically irrelevant, just another marketing brand, an advertising gimmick for knee-jerk religiosity. Please listen, friends. Take heed. It's getting late. We have no choice. Urgency drives our mission. Common decency and timeless morality dictate our agenda.
(66 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 15, 2022 US State Department Checklist: Starting A War With Russia
The U.S. is making great headway at starting a war with Russia. This excellent work is the product of solid planning, making sure the public has no idea what's really going on, sparing no expense or resource in demonizing Russia and slandering Putin, keeping the propaganda machine running in high gear. This effort is the finest example of American ingenuity. We got access to the State Department's action plan and here it is!
(42 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Cynthia McKinney Interview: What Are The Prospects For Peace?
Cynthia McKinney is an American politician and assistant professor at North South University, Bangladesh. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the House of Representatives, as the first African American woman ever elected to represent Georgia. She demanded an investigation of the events of 9/11 and submitted articles of impeachment against Bush II. Here she offers her unique perspective and insights. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (13 Articles, 15373 views)
(157 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 5, 2022 A Radical Assessment of January 6
Joe Biden calls January 6 "The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War." The Congressional resolution which established the investigation of January 6 called the mob assault "one of the darkest days of our democracy."The Democratic Party elites are calling January 6 the domestic equivalent of the 911 attacks.ã€€Did all of these people get their education watching Saturday morning cartoons?
(24 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 30, 2021 What Goes Down Must Come Up!
Here is my holiday greeting card to the world, a song I wrote seven years ago, performed by my wife and I, here in my home recording studio. May I wish the best year ever for each of you and those you love!
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Bearded Old White Man Suspected of Spreading Omicron
With the recent discovery that an old favorite around this time of year, a man whom children have always looked on with delight and expectation -- yes, THAT bearded old white man in a red suit -- has refused to be vaccinated or take a PCR test, alarm bells have gone off and warnings are being issued across the globe. SANTA CLAUS MAY BE A SUPER SPREADER!
(23 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 19, 2021 True Colors: Red, White, Black & Blue
With a bold and completely self-sabotaging diplomatic blunder, this past Wednesday the U.S. was one of two nations to vote against a UN resolution designed to discourage the glorification and promotion of Nazi ideology. The other nation was Ukraine. The reason the U.S. supports the Jew-hating, Russia-hating thugs now in control of Ukraine is obvious. It's an effective way to intimidate Russia and initiate a proxy war.
(58 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 15, 2021 It Is What It Isn't
Truth is negotiable. A man's word is worthless. Good luck trying to fix it. Because you're on your own. Seriously... who can you trust? Is there a solution to this mess? Anything we can do to reverse this descent into cognitive chaos? I want some suggestions. Some honest answers.
(64 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 9, 2021 Largest Defense Budget in U.S. History
Well, when it comes to war and expanding the military footprint so that it can crush anyone anywhere on the planet, we can always count on our enlightened leaders throwing more money at the Pentagon. But people are fed up with the excessive defense spending, the colossal waste, the endless wars. To show how disgusted they are, THEY'RE SIGNING PETITIONS! I can't begin to describe how exciting this is.
(13 comments) SHARE Monday, December 6, 2021 Finian Cunningham Interview: What Are The Prospects Of Peace?
Finian Cunningham has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. For nearly 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organizations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Second-time recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism (December 2020). His insights are incisive and vital to understanding today's world. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (13 Articles, 15373 views)
(26 comments) SHARE Monday, November 22, 2021 Lee Camp Interview: What Are The Prospects For Peace?
Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the national TV show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT America. He's toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy and hard-hitting political commentary. His book, Bullet Points & Punch Lines has earned enormous praise. RadMediaNews is his most recent project, an alternative to the propaganda of mainstream media. He has some important insights to share. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (13 Articles, 15373 views)
(34 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Whose Money Is It?
Who owns the money the government at any given time has in its coffers? We could ask a similar question about public property and infrastructure. This might offer some guidance. Who owns the roads, ramps, bridges? Yes, the obvious answer is the government. But as active participants in a system of self-government, aren't WE the government? The impact of ignoring this concept has many very severe real world consequences.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 7, 2021 Dan Kovalik Interview: What are the prospects for peace?
Dan Kovalik is the author of critically-acclaimed "No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using 'Humanitarian' Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests", is a dedicated peace activist, and has been a labor and human rights lawyer since graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. He received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford Law School. He has lectured throughout the world. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (13 Articles, 15373 views)
(30 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Distract and Divide . . . Focus and Unite
The control of everything by a tiny, short-sighted ruling elite is now total and the consequences are apocalyptic. We helplessly watch as their pursuit of wealth and consolidation of power has resulted in a merciless war being waged against the 99.999%, the trashing of the ecosystem, and destruction of any prospects for humans ever co-existing cooperatively and constructively and living sustainably on the only planet we have.
(16 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Abby Martin Interview: What are the prospects for peace?
Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist. She helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots and serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. In 2019, she released the film documentary, The Empire Files: Gaza Fights for Freedom. She continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist. Series: What Are The Prospects For Peace? (13 Articles, 15373 views)