Justin Raimondo, the former editorial director and co-founder of Antiwar.com, died at the age of 67 according to a report from Antiwar.com.
The long-time, anti-war writer died at his home in Sebastopol, California, with his husband, Yoshinori Abe, by his side.
Raimondo was diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer in October 2017. Since then, his battle with cancer had sidelined him frequently, often derailing his otherwise consistent content production.
Raimondo co-founded Antiwar.com alongside Eric Garris in 1995. Under their stewardship of the site, Antiwar.com became one of the premier sites against neoconservative foreign policy interventionism.
Antiwar.com gained a strong reputation for opposing all of the major military excursions of the past two decades ranging from Kosovo all the way to the Syrian conflict. Its talented roster of writers continues to oppose potential adventures into countries like Iran and Venezuela.
Justin Raimondo was born on November 18, 1951 and grew up in in Yorktown Heights, New York. He became a libertarian as a teenager. His political career saw him being involved in gay rights movements with a later transition towards libertarianism and paleoconservatism. Raimondo was a well-established writer for various publications and was a dedicated activist in both the Libertarian and Republican parties.
One unheralded aspect of Raimondo’s activism career was his opposition to mass migration in the context of the welfare state. Raimondo was the San Francisco coordinator for the “Save our State” Proposition 187, which would have prevented illegal aliens from receiving non-emergency public services.
This measure was approved by California voters, but was later struck down by a federal court.
Raimondo’s illustrious political career came to a tragic end on Thursday, June 27, when he succumbed to his cancer. He is survived by his two sisters, Dale and Diane, and his husband Yoshi.
Raimondo has tragically left us, but his anti-war legacy lives on.