imperially sanctioned violence is not only military in nature. The inherent cruelty and savagery that characterise the global neoliberal system are acutely visible in places like India, where the supposed “miracle” of free trade has led to a situation in which nearly 300,000 farmers have committed suicide after being driven into insuperable debt. But the victims are largely invisible, the dehumanised refuse of empire and the price to be paid for securing corporate profit.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 . . .
In light of the police murder of the martyr Michael Brown and the ongoing struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and stands firmly with the ongoing struggle of Black people and all oppressed communities in the United States.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 . . .
ICTR Judge Arbour suggested that the ICTR’s mandate only extended to events within the genocide, which in her view began ‘after’ the shooting down of President Habyarimana’s plane, an event that triggered the atrocities. Personnel of the ICTR were accordingly forbidden to investigate that plane crash.Read more . . .
In place of the need to deepen democratic openness and accountability in EU the Council has entrenched a system of secrecy based on its discretion to decide whether and when to make documents public. The result is that the European legislature – the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament – meet in secret trilogues to decide over 80% of new laws going through the EURead more . . .
So this morning we have a “revelation” EU officials are discussing the reports that the Maidan snipers were not sent by Yanukovich but that they were insurgents firing on both sides.Read more . . .
This article deals with the challenges and barriers that trade unions now face in the European Union. There are a number of structural barriers that the European Union as a supranational institution represents, as well as internal political-ideological barriers that prevent unions from fulfilling their role in the current situation. The most important developments that are challenging, as well as threatening, what many people call Social Europe will be described: attacks on public services, pensions, wages, and working conditions, as well as strong anti-democratic tendencies. But first, it is necessary briefly to address the role of social democracy in Europe today in light of its history.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 . . .
I’ve been asked to speak about “Public Power in the Age of Empire.” I’m not used to doing as I’m told, but by happy coincidence, it’s exactly what I’d like to speak about tonight. (Transcript of full speech by Arundhati Roy in San Francisco, California on August 16th, 2004)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 . . .
The following resolution was adopted by 137 states, with 25 abstaining and only three opposing (Israel, the United States and Uzbekistan) Members of the European Union supported this resolution. RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY [without reference to a Main … Read more . . .
The following resolution was approved by 121 states, with 29 abstaining and only one state voting against (The United States). The abstaining states were for the most part members of NATO. 45/96. Alternative approaches and ways and means within the … 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 . . .