The Anti-Empire Report: Please tell me again … What is the war in Afghanistan about?!

The Words in Obama’s Coming Victory Declaration: “Freedom” & “Democracy”, but certainly not “Pipeline” By William Blum   With the US war in Iraq supposedly having reached a good conclusion (or halfway decent … or better than nothing … or let’s get the hell out of here while some of us are still in one […]

War on Iran Propaganda: The Lord High Almighty Pooh-Bah of Threats

The Grand Ayatollah of Nuclear Menace By William Blum As we all know only too well, the United States and Israel would hate to see Iran possessing nuclear weapons. Being “the only nuclear power in the Middle East” is a great card for Israel to have in its hand. But — in the real, non-propaganda […]

Iraq: Began with Big Lies; Ending with Big Lies; Never Forget

Does Mr. Obama, the Peace Laureate, believe the words that come out of his mouth? By William Blum “Most people don’t understand what they have been part of here,” said Command Sgt. Major Ron Kelley as he and other American troops prepared to leave Iraq in mid-December. “We have done a great thing as a […]

The Anti Empire Report: Some Thoughts That OCCUPY My Mind

Admirable Occupy Movement & the Seldom Mentioned US Foreign Policy By William Blum When the Vietnam War became history, and the protest signs and the bullhorns were put away, so too was the serious side of most protestors’ alienation and hostility toward the government. They returned, with minimal resistance, to the restless pursuit of success, […]