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The Anti-Empire Report #134

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:43 pm | William Blum

“Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday [August 27], sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory. More >>

The Anti-Empire Report #130

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 4:49 pm | William Blum

What would a psychiatrist call this? Delusions of grandeur? US Secretary of State John Kerry, July 8, 2014: “In my travels as secretary of state, I have seen as never before the thirst for American leadership in the world.” More >>

The Anti-Empire Report #127

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 4:35 pm | William Blum

Is there anyone out there who still believes that Barack Obama, when he’s speaking about American foreign policy, is capable of being anything like an honest man? In a March 26 talk in Belgium to “European youth”, the president fed his audience ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report #126: Ukraine

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:32 pm | William Blum

When it gets complicated and confusing, when you’re overwhelmed with too much information, changing daily; too many explanations, some contradictory … try putting it into some kind of context by stepping back and looking at the larger, long-term picture. More >>

The Anti-Empire Report #123: December 3rd, 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 3:41 pm | William Blum

What do you think of this as an argument to use when speaking to those who don’t accept the idea that extreme weather phenomena are man-made? Well, we can proceed in one of two ways: 1. We can do our best to limit the greenhouse effect by curtailing ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report #122: National Security Agency

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 11:01 am | William Blum

The New York Times (November 2) ran a long article based on NSA documents released by Edward Snowden. One of the lines that most caught my attention concerned “Sigint” – Signals intelligence, the term used for electronic intercepts. More >>

Anti-Empire Report #121: The War on Terrorism … or whatever

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 5:20 pm | William Blum

Pity the poor American who wants to be a good citizen, wants to understand the world and his country’s role in it, wants to believe in the War on Terrorism, wants to believe that his government seeks to do good … What is he to make of all this? More >>

The Anti-Empire Report #120: Syria, Manning and Human Rights

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 12:32 pm | William Blum

Found at last! After searching for 10 years, the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction have finally been found – in Syria! Secretary of State John Kerry: “There is no doubt that Saddam al-Assad has crossed the red line. … Sorry, did I just say ... More >>

What our presidents tell our young people

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 12:22 pm | William Blum

In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America's beloved scholar, George W. Bush, speaking in Florida in 2007 at the commencement exercises of Miami Dade College: "In Havana and other Cuban cities, ... More >>

Anti-Empire Report #115: US Planned to Destabilise Chavez

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 9:56 am | William Blum

In a secret US cable to the State Department, dated November 9, 2006, and recently published online by WikiLeaks, former US ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to destabilize the government of the late President ... More >>

William Blum: The Anti-Empire Report, Jan 8 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2013, 12:44 pm | William Blum

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? "France no longer recognizes its children," lamented Guillaume Roquette in an editorial in the Figaro weekly magazine in Paris. "How can the country of Victor Hugo, secularism and family reunions produce ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report: December 11th, 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 5:33 pm | William Blum

The three greatest problems facing the beleaguered, fragile inhabitants of this lonely planet are climate change, economic crisis, and the violence of war. It is my sad duty to report that the United States of America is the main culprit in each case. ... More >>

Syria, the story thus far

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 12:26 pm | William Blum

"Today, many Americans are asking — indeed I ask myself," Hillary Clinton said, "how can this happen? How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? This question reflects just how complicated, and ... More >>

The saga of whistleblowers to be put to ballad and film

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 11:00 am | William Blum

"Defense lawyers say Manning was clearly a troubled young soldier whom the Army should never have deployed to Iraq or given access to classified material while he was stationed there ... They say he was in emotional turmoil, partly because he was a gay soldier ... More >>

Libya and The Holy Triumvirate

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 2:00 pm | William Blum

The words they find it very difficult to say — "civil war". Libya is engaged in a civil war. The United States and the European Union and NATO — The Holy Triumvirate — are intervening, bloodily, in a civil war. To overthrow Moammar Gaddafi. First ... More >>

Anti-Empire Report, April 5th, 2010

Wednesday, 7 April 2010, 11:46 am | William Blum

When did it begin, all this "We take your [call/problem/question] very seriously"? With answering-machine hell? As you wait endlessly, the company or government agency assures you that they take seriously whatever reason you're calling. What a kind ... More >>

Anti-Empire Report, March 8, 2010

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 11:56 am | William Blum

About half the states in the US require that a woman seeking an abortion be told certain things before she can obtain the medical procedure. In South Dakota, for example, until a few months ago, staff was required to tell women: "The abortion ... More >>

William Blum: Cuba. Again. Still. Forever.

Friday, 8 January 2010, 1:15 pm | William Blum

More than 50 years now it is. The propaganda and hypocrisy of the American mainstream media seems endless and unwavering. They can not accept the fact that Cuban leaders are humane or rational. Here's the Washington Post of December 13 writing about an ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report - December 9th, 2009

Thursday, 10 December 2009, 1:02 pm | William Blum

All the crying from the left about how Obama "the peace candidate" has now become "a war president" ... Whatever are they talking about? Here's what I wrote in this report in August 2008, during the election campaign: More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report - Nov. 4th 2009

Saturday, 7 November 2009, 4:56 pm | William Blum

Question: How many countries do you have to be at war with to be disqualified from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? Answer: Five. Barack Obama has waged war against only Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. He's holding off on Iran until he actually ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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