fix articles 18602, william blum
The birth of propaganda and The war of perception (tags)
One of the founding fathers of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, therefore also openly admitted that especially in democracies, where the majority of people decide, the control of thoughts and feelings is a central tool. "Public relations involves 'the engineering of consent.'"
American exceptionalism presents an election made in hell (tags)
Hillary could add a few years to her card by giving all her support to Bernie. She would spare herself and the country myriad conflicts of interest speculations and trials.
America's Interventionist Legacy (tags)
America: Cesspool of Terror (tags)
Heading for Ground War in Syria and Iraq (tags)
Waging Economic War on Venezuela (tags)
Rogue State America (tags)
Targeting Foreign Leaders: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
Obama Killed Chavez (tags)
Chavez: Visionary Leader Extraordinaire (tags)
Liberals Are Being Dishonest On Gun Control (tags)
There are few things more dangerous to a nation’s citizenry than when its leaders decide to turn on their own or selected groupings of their own people. Tyrants should be feared far more than various types of weapons—especially when tyrants have no restrictions on their selection of weapons. The progressive idea of the 2nd Amendment was a notion that common people should have the right to defend themselves against tyrannical governments (including and especially their own who could turn on them). THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS CURRENT DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL DOES NOT WARRANT TRUST ENOUGH FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO HANDOVER GUNS TO THIS CORRUPTED STATUS QUO.
America's Left and Romney's Economic Agenda (tags)
Axel-Fair Schulz is a professor of political science at the State University of New York, Potsdam.
Killing Gaddafi: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
Obama's Wars on Humanity (tags)
Bradley Manning: An American Hero (tags)
He needs and deserves our support
OCHA's Special Focus on Occupied Palestine (tags)
horrific Gaza conditions under siege
POLITICAL WITCH-HUNT IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
The case of Prof. Sarah Raymundo's firing at the University of the Philippines betokens the sharpening political contradictions and hegemonic crisis occurring in what William Blum calls the oldest longest-held colony of the US, currently ruled by the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime praised by Barack Obama.
THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
A commentary on the Nov 23 slaughter of 57 civilians in Maguindanao, Philipppines, sketching the historical parameters of the event and the converging political and social forces involved, with a focus on the U.S. role in establishing the groundwork for the evils of the prevailing Arroyo state terrorism.
El imperio contraataca en Nuestra América... (tags)
El águila imperial no desea perder más plumas en Nuestra América...
Venezuela: Mis razones por creer que la reelección sin límites puede dañar la Revolución (tags)
Un amigo del movimiento antiimperialista explica por qué se opone a la enmienda reciente a la constitución venezolana que abolió los límites en la elección a la presidencia.
Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)
A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.
Crooks and Killers (tags)
The vast disparity between justice for rich and poor in a capitalist society and how the rich rob and kill with impunity.
THE THIRD VIETNAM? (tags)
Very few people know that the US military is directly involved in the fierce fighting going on in the Philippines between the Moro insurgents and the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime supported by the Bush neocons and the warmongering Pentagon planners. Will you continue to allow US tax dollars to be wasted in this barbaric genocidal war against indigenous peoples? Over a thousand extrajudicial killings and "forced disappearances" under Arroyo's tenure, plus a few hundred Muslims dead as "collateral damage," may be the signs of US "benevolent hegemony" (Robert Kagan) and US "magnanimous imperial power" (Dinesh D'Souza). McKinley's "Benevolent Assimilation" lives on!
Bolivia: An acid test (tags)
The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced
OIL IN TIBET and gold, uranium (tags)
The name of the game is always money, and when it comes to the CIA's war against China by promoting Tibet, that is certainly true. There is oil, uranium, gold and copper in Tibet. No wonder we have this latest hysterics over Tibet during the US oil war against Iraq and Afghanistan and perhaps Iran.
Bush and ExxonMobil v. Chavez (tags)
The latest salvo in Bush v. Chavez.
Quicksilver Times: a study in the infiltration and manipulation of alternative media (tags)
Some things change, some don't.
Rogue State and Hunt for Zero Point E-Books (tags)
Here are two E-Books: Rogue State: A Guide To The World'S Only Superpower 2002 Updated Edition by William Blum and The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology by Nick Cook
Holiday Hyposrisy (tags)
The corruption of US holidays for patriotism and profit.
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)
Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)
The Middle East : Lethal Legacy. (tags)
'You do not die because you are created or because you have a body, you die because you are the future.'
Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit (tags)
U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving end.
"Missiles and Bombs Threaten the Future" (tags)
The spiral of vengeance is not a solution!.. Perhaps a change will come in the US; perhaps questions will be raised soon.. The attack itself was retaliation for the US policy of the "big stick," retribution for the "new world order" that creates so much poverty.
Activist political expert Webster Tarpley gives State of World Message on Alex Jones Show (tags)
Author Tarpley will be giving his cutting, contrarian, but enormously revealing analysis of current crises in Iran, Palestine, the putative "war on terror" and the disturbing state of our union: Monday 12 noon EST.
Scene Set for the Clash of Civilizations (tags)
Islamic nations goaded into position to be attacked again. Will terror provocations be used to invoke police state? What price will be exacted for centuries of ignoring how war pretexts are fabricated? Late-breaking and long-term developments in Iran, Palestine and the United States seem to point to a present risk of catastrophic nuclear war.
Bush is a Child Molester!! (tags)
spread to the four corners!!
Rockefellers, Kissinger, Bush sr ran Pinochets' Operation Condor (tags)
Will they go to trial like Pinochet?
WAR, CAPITALISM & ELECTIONS: An Interview w STEPHEN GOWANS – Canadian Political Essayist (tags)
Read ANGIE's – regular and erudite Indybay-IMC (Indybay.org) Poster fm Canada – incisive interview with Canadian political essayist STEPHEN GOWANS. Angie has scored a previous interview with Israeli pro-Palestinian human rights activist Ran Ha Cohen. We await similar interviews with Uri Avnery and others who speak directly to issues of global justice – as well as global resistance to imperialist racism and the elite capitalists' rapaciousness that will gamble ALL our lives. We, finally, are at an especially critical world cross-roads: we can choose illumination or illusion, enlightenment or inconsequence, mutual respect or profligate death.
An act of conscience (tags)
"Your Honor," Rosemarie Jackowski addressed the court at her sentencing hearing, "How can it be that a Nation, that is itself in violation of the law, can then hope to impose the Rule of Law on its citizens?"
CIA Coup-d'etats, and Operation Condor, Bush sr's international terrorism (tags)
Abu Ghraib torture is the tip of an iceberg...
Bush sr's CIA used Nazi torturers in South America (tags)
Vice President Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger , and George Bush sr ran American spy operations in 1976.
Scary, Scary John Kerry (tags)
Well at least Kerry is an environmentalist though, right? Not exactly. Despite John Kerry’s cozy relationship with ghoulish green organizations like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, he should not be mistaken for a friend of nature. Kerry does not support the Kyoto Protocol, and as he told Grist Magazine in an interview last year, “[The Kyoto agreement] doesn't ask enough of developing nations, the nations that are going to be producing much greater emissions and which we need to get on the right course now through technology transfer.” Somebody should mention to Senator Kerry that currently, despite the US accounting for only 4% of the world's population, we still emit over a quarter of the globe’s Co2. But no, Kerry won’t call on the US to set an example to developing countries, that would asking too much of the US. And just last year Kerry decided not to cast a vote against a portion of Bush’s chainsaw Forest Plan (HR 1904), which authorized $760 million to thin out dense national forests under the pretext of increasing ecosystem health. This, combined with his support for Fast Track legislation, bombing of Afghanistan, and chemical fumigation in Colombia to counter coca and opium production -- provides us with a clear indication that not only is Kerry not an environmentalist, he’s also not that good at pretending to be.
Why John Kerry doesn’t deserve your support (tags)
For people who genuinely care about opposing the U.S. military machine and about standing up for justice and against oppression, there are many good reasons to vote against George Bush. But there are no good ones to vote for John Kerry. Kerry doesn’t represent an alternative to Bush, but rather another form of the same political program that Bush stands for--sometimes presented with a kinder, gentler face, and sometimes not even that. We deserve better than this two-party system which consistently produces a choice between two evils.
War Criminals Hide Behind Bushes (tags)
The Rockefeller Empire includes Exxon-Mobil, JPMorgan-Chase ,Citigroup, and also governments and dictatorships.
Paranoid Shift (tags)
These are the facts, read em and weep...
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE
Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. (tags)
Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That's something most Americans can't get.
Afghanistan and Iraq - preparation for invasion of Iran (tags)
The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for the invasion of Iran. The goal is control of the most profitable export route for transport of Caspian oil to the fastest growing and soon to become the most profitable oil market, East Asia
The Dream In Flames (tags)
Dictator Bush and his wimpy quisling suckups at the New York Times, CNN, and Fox have proved that Adolf Hitler's strategy was right - if you tell a lie enough times it soon becomes the truth in the public mind.
What Do the Imperial Mafia Really Want? (tags)
Which is the more remarkable -- that the United States can openly announce to the world its determination to invade a sovereign nation and overthrow its government in the absence of any attack or threat of attack from the intended target? Or that for an entire year the world has been striving to figure out what the superpower's real intentions are?
a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)
the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999
The CIA and Drugs (tags)
The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.
Shattered Illusions - Analyzing the War on Terrorism (tags)
Shattered Illusions is unashamedly a voice of dissent which brings together in one comprehensive volume, essays from intellectuals, human right activists, lawyers, journalists, and academics whose insights and perspectives provide both an intellectual and humane criticism of the Bush administration's current war policy. It not only challenges the framing of the war as a struggle between good and evil, but also critically assesses President George W. Bush's explanation for anti-U.S. sentiments.
ZNet Free Update and Essays... (tags)
Of course we have a host of new links and articles online, including transcriptions of Chomsky's talk in Madras, India (with Pakistan talks coming soon), three -- perhaps by the time you read them four or more -- eloquent pieces from Robert Fisk from behind the lines inside Afghanistan, William Blum on rebuilding Afghanistan, essays from Pilger, FAIR, and so on, with additions every few hours -- plus new non-war material on the economy, on repressive realignments, on Iraq, on anarchist economics, and so on.