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William Blum: Judging the Iranian Election

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 9:55 am | William Blum

What is there about the Iranian election of June 12 that has led to it being one of the leading stories in media around the world every day since? Elections whose results are seriously challenged have taken place in most countries at one time or ... More >>

William Blum's The Anti-Empire Report May 4th

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 12:35 pm | William Blum

Okay, at least some things are settled. When George W. Bush said "The United States does not torture", everyone now knows it was crapaganda. And when Barack Obama, a month into his presidency, said "The United States does not torture" 1 , it likewise ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report Feb. 3rd, 2009

Wednesday, 4 February 2009, 12:22 pm | William Blum

I've said all along that whatever good changes might occur in regard to non-foreign policy issues, such as what's already taken place concerning the environment and abortion, the Obama administration will not produce any significantly worthwhile ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report, January 2nd, 2009

Tuesday, 6 January 2009, 10:13 am | William Blum

The Pentagon pushes hard for a large increase in troops for Afghanistan. Barack Obama has been calling for the same since well before the November election. Listen to the drumbeats telling us that the security of the United States and the Free World ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report, December 1st, 2008

Wednesday, 3 December 2008, 10:38 am | William Blum

Okay, let's get the obvious out of the way. It was historic. I choked up a number of times, tears came to my eyes, even though I didn't vote for him. I voted for Ralph Nader for the fourth time in a row. More >>

Anti-Empire Report, October 30, 2008

Saturday, 1 November 2008, 11:59 am | William Blum

The Republican presidential campaign has tried to make a big issue of Barack Obama at one time associating with Bill Ayers, a member of the 1960s Weathermen who engaged in political bombings. Governor Palin has accused Obama of “palling around with ... More >>

Anti-Empire Report For September 5, 2008

Sunday, 7 September 2008, 9:30 pm | William Blum

Im sorry to say that I think that John McCain is going to be the next president of the United States. After the long night of Bush horror any Democrat should easily win, but the Dems are screwing it up and McCain has been running more-or-less even ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report For August 5, 2008

Friday, 8 August 2008, 4:35 pm | William Blum

The New Yorker magazine in its July 14 issue ran a cover cartoon that achieved instant fame. It showed Barack Obama wearing Muslim garb in the Oval Office with a portrait of Osama bin Laden on the wall. Obama is delivering a fist bump to his wife, Michelle, ... More >>

William Blum’s Anti-Empire Report June 6, 2008

Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 11:26 am | William Blum

There are a number of expressions and slogans associated with the Nazi regime in Germany which have become commonly known in English. More >>

Anti-Empire Report, March 29, 2008

Monday, 31 March 2008, 4:57 pm | William Blum

The latest protests in Tibet and crackdown by Chinese authorities have brought up the usual sermonizing in the West about Chinese government oppression and illegitimate control of the Tibetans. Although I have little love for the Chinese leaders -- I ... More >>

Anti-Empire Report, March 3, 2008

Wednesday, 5 March 2008, 3:19 pm | William Blum

Hillary Clinton and many other members of Congress claim that their support of the invasion of Iraq was based on faulty intelligence reports. How could they dispute the research and analysis of all those experts, so well trained and experienced in ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report February 2, 2008

Monday, 4 February 2008, 3:38 pm | William Blum

The NATO alliance has been kept amongst the living to serve as a very useful handmaiden of US foreign policy as well as providing American arms and airplane manufacturers with many billions of dollars of guaranteed sales. More >>

The Anti-Empire Report December 10, 2007

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 11:11 am | William Blum

The Anti-Empire Report December 10, 2007 Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life December 11, 2007 by William Blum www.killinghope.org More >>

The Anti-Empire Report September 11, 2007

Friday, 14 September 2007, 8:17 pm | William Blum

Okay, Bush ain't gonna get out of Iraq no matter what anyone says or does short of a)impeachment, b)a lobotomy, or c)one of his daughters setting herself afire in the Oval Office as a war protest. A few days ago, upon arriving in Australia, "in a chipper ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report, August 10, 2007

Sunday, 12 August 2007, 6:11 pm | William Blum

On several occasions I've been presented with the argument that contrary to widespread opinion in the anti-war movement and on the left, oil was not really a factor in the the United States invasion and occupation of Iraq. The argument's key, perhaps ... More >>

The Anti-Empire Report July 9, 2007

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 12:30 am | William Blum

"The American military has done its job. Look what they accomplished. They got rid of Saddam Hussein. They gave the Iraqis a chance for free and fair elections. They gave the Iraqi government the chance to begin to demonstrate that it understood its ... More >>

William Blum' Anti-Empire Report, June 8, 2007

Sunday, 10 June 2007, 11:22 am | William Blum

During the Cold War, if an American journalist or visitor to the Soviet Union reported seeing churches full of people, this was taken as a sign that the people were rejecting and escaping from communism. If the churches were empty, this clearly was proof of ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report, April 6, 2007

Saturday, 7 April 2007, 3:29 pm | William Blum

"They told us this was one of the world's worst terrorists, and he got the sentence of a drunken driver," said Ben Wizner, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, referring to David Hicks, a 31-year-old Australian who in a plea bargain with ... More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report, March 5, 2007

Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 10:59 am | William Blum

Flash! This just in! The Cold War was not a struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. It was a struggle between the United States and the Third World. More >>

William Blum's Anti-Empire Report Feb. 3 2007

Sunday, 11 February 2007, 10:34 pm | William Blum

It is not often that the empire is put in the position of one its victims, in fear of the military and technical prowess of another country, forced to talk of peace and cooperation, just as Iraq and others, hoping to put off an American attack, were ... More >>