Robert Fantina is an author, journalist, and activist working for peace and social justice. He writes extensively about the oppression of the Palestinians by Israel. He is the author of several books, including Desertion and the American Soldier: 1776–2006, and Empire, Racism and Genocide: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy. His next book, which will be available summer 2017, is Essays on Palestine.
Also a public speaker, Mr. Fantina has spoken about U.S. imperialism at "Spring Rising" in Washington, D.C., in 2015, and the ShannonWatch demonstration in Shannon, Ireland, in 2016. He presented about "Racism in War" at the World Beyond War conference in Washington, D.C., also in 2016. He has been interviewed by activist and bestselling author David Swanson for "Let’s Try Democracy;" peace activist Cindy Sheehan for "Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox," and numerous others.
Originally from the United States, Mr. Fantina moved to Canada following the 2004 U.S. presidential election, and now resides in Kitchener, Ontario.