The most frequent comment I’ve read in the mainstream media concerning Fidel Castro’s death is that he was a “dictator”; almost every heading bore that word. Since the 1959 revolution, the American mainstream media has routinely referred to Cuba as a dictatorship. But just what does Cuba do or lack that makes it a dictatorship?Read more . . .
“The trade embargo can be fully lifted only through legislation – unless Cuba forms a democracy, in which case the president can lift it.”
Aha! So that’s the problem, according to a Washington Post columnist – Cuba is not a democracy! That would explain why the United States does not maintain an embargo against Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Guatemala, Egypt and other distinguished pillars of freedom.Read more . . .
“The United States has photographs that show the Russian artillery moved into Ukraine, American officials say. One photo dated last Thursday, shown to a New York Times reporter, shows Russian military units moving self-propelled artillery into Ukraine. Another photo, dated Saturday, shows the artillery in firing positions in Ukraine.”
Where are these photographs? And how will we know that these are Russian soldiers? And how will we know that the photos were taken in Ukraine? But most importantly, where are the fucking photographs?Read more . . .
Cold War Two During Cold War One those of us in the American radical left were often placed in the position where we had to defend the Soviet Union because the US government was using that country as a battering … Read more . . .
William Blum Official website of the author, historian, and U.S. foreign policy critic. The Anti-Empire Report #130 By William Blum – Published July 12th, 2014 What would a psychiatrist call this? Delusions of grandeur? US Secretary of State John Kerry, … Read more . . .
Edward Snowden Is Edward Snowden a radical? The dictionary defines a radical as “an advocate of political and social revolution”, the adjective form being “favoring or resulting in extreme or revolutionary changes”. That doesn’t sound like Snowden as far as … Read more . . .
In Kennedy’s short time in office the United States unleashed many different types of hostility, from attempts to overthrow governments and suppress political movements to assassination attempts against leaders and actual military combat; with one or more of these occurring in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, British Guiana, Iraq, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Brazil.Read more . . .
Anti-Empire Report #121, October 7, 2013 The War on Terrorism … or whatever. “U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report #117 By William Blum – Published June 4th, 2013 What our presidents tell our young people In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America’s beloved scholar, George W. Bush, … Read more . . .
Anti-Empire Report #115 By William Blum – Published April 8th, 2013 Would you believe that the United States tried to do something that was not nice against Hugo Chávez?Wikileaks has done it again. I guess the US will really have … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report January 8th, 2013 by William Blum www.killinghope.org 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 … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report November 1st, 2012 by William Blumwww.killinghope.org The universe unraveling The Southeast Asian country of Laos in the late 1950s and early 60s was a complex and confusing patchwork of civil conflicts, changes of government and switching loyalties. … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report October 2nd, 2012 by William Blumwww.killinghope.org Syria, the story thus far “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 … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report July 3rd, 2012 by William Blumwww.killinghope.org Julian Assange I’m sure most Americans are mighty proud of the fact that Julian Assange is so frightened of falling into the custody of the United States that he had to … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report March 5th, 2012 by William Blumwww.killinghope.org The Saga of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and Wikileaks, to be put to ballad and film “Defense lawyers say Manning was clearly a troubled young soldier whom the Army should never … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report November 1st, 2011 by William Blumwww.killinghope.org It doesn’t matter to them if it’s untrue. It’s a higher truth. “We came, we saw, he died.” — US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, giggling, as she spoke of the … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report September 1st, 2011 by William Blumwww.killinghope.org Libya and the world we live in “Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?”– Television address by Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report July 28th, 2011 by William Blum www.killinghope.org Arguing Libya On July 9 I took part in a demonstration in front of the White House, the theme of which was “Stop Bombing Libya”. The last time I had … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report July 1st, 2011by William Blumwww.killinghope.org Libya: Unending American hostility If I could publicly ask our beloved president one question, it would be this: “Mr. President, in your short time in office you’ve waged war against six countries … Read more . . .
The Anti-Empire Report June 2nd, 2011 by William Blum www.killinghope.org God Bless America. And its Bombs. When they bombed Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, El Salvador and Nicaragua I said nothing because I wasn’t a communist. When they bombed China, Guatemala, … Read more . . .