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William Blum
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William Blum is an author, historian, and renowned critic of U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of numerous books, including "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II" and "Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower".

Cuba … Again … Still … Forever

Is there actually a limit? Will the United States ever stop trying to overthrow the Cuban government?…

Long Live the Cold War

Long Live the Cold War

But don’t worry, folks, as during the Cold War, there won’t be a big US-Russian war. The United States doesn’t pick on any country which can defend itself.…

Obama’s Lies and Hypocrisy: Indoctrinating a New Generation

Obama’s Lies and Hypocrisy: Indoctrinating a New Generation

In a March 26 talk in Belgium to “European youth”, the president fed his audience one falsehood, half-truth, blatant omission, or hypocrisy after another.…

US Policy Toward Ukraine: Hypocrisy of this Magnitude Has to Be Respected

US Policy Toward Ukraine: Hypocrisy of this Magnitude Has to Be Respected

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has been surrounding Russia, building one base after another, ceaselessly looking for new ones, including in Ukraine.…

The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Case closed?

The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: Case closed?

When the anniversary of the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103 occurred, I was fully expecting the usual repetitions of the false accusation against Libya.…

The NSA and Edward Snowden’s Service to the American People

The NSA and Edward Snowden’s Service to the American People

When the American Empire crumbles, abroad and at home, as one day it must, Edward Snowden’s courageous actions may well be seen as one of the key steps along that…

The Historical US Support for al-Qaeda

The Historical US Support for al-Qaeda

The US has supported jihadists whose ranks have included al-Qaeda for decades.…

Getting Your History from Hollywood

Imagine a documentary film about the Holocaust which makes no mention of Nazi Germany.Imagine a documentary film about the 1965-66 slaughter of as many as a million “communists” in Indonesia…

The United Nations Vote on the Cuba Embargo – 22 Years In a Row

The United Nations Vote on the Cuba Embargo – 22 Years In a Row

Each fall the UN vote is a welcome reminder that the world has not completely lost its senses and that the American empire does not completely control the opinion of…

The latest step in the evolution of America’s Police State

“If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to fear.” So say many Americans. And many Germans as well.…

The New York Times’ Omission of the US Role in Greece’s Post-WWII Civil War

The New York Times’ Omission of the US Role in Greece’s Post-WWII Civil War

Where is the present-day Greek headline: “What The United States Owes Us”? Where is the New York Times obligation to enlighten its readers?…

The War on Terrorism … or whatever.

The War on Terrorism … or whatever.

The United States has fought on the same side as al Qaeda on repeated occasions before Syria. Here’s a brief survey.…

Surrounding Russia: The Truth Slips About NATO’s Missile-Defense Programs in Europe

We’ve long been told that NATO expansion and its missiles in Europe have nothing to do with Russia...…

If you see something, say something. Unless it’s US war crimes.

If you see something, say something. Unless it’s US war crimes.

Individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring…

The Myth of NATO’s ‘Humanitarian Intervention’ in Kosovo

A collective amnesia appears to have afflicted countless intelligent, well-meaning people, who are convinced that the US/NATO bombing took place after the mass forced deportation of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo…

US Bombings, Which Can Be Just as Indiscriminate and Cruel as Poison Gas

The glorious bombing list of our glorious country, which our glorious schools don’t teach, our glorious media don’t remember, and our glorious leaders glorify.…

Syria and the Healthy Skepticism Learned from Iraq

Skepticism – good ol’ healthy skepticism – amongst the American, British and French people.…

Hating America

Hating America

It may be that only a totalitarian mentality can conceive of and use the term “anti-American”.…

That Most Charming of Couples: Nationalism and Hypocrisy

That Most Charming of Couples: Nationalism and Hypocrisy

American hypocrisy in its foreign policy is manifested on a routine, virtually continual, basis. …

The NSA and CIA’s Dilemma: Vetting Employees for Being Without Conscience

The NSA and CIA’s Dilemma: Vetting Employees for Being Without Conscience

Yes, there was a sign they missed – Edward Snowden had something inside him shaped like a conscience, just waiting for a cause.…

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