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William Blum

, author of "Killing Hope," left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer, because of his opposition to what the U.S.was doing in Vietnam. He became a founder and editor of the Washington Free Press, the first "alternative" newspaper in the capital. His stay in Chile in 1972-3, writing about the Allende government's "socialist experiment" and its tragic overthrow in a cia-designed coup, instilled in him a personal involvement and an even more heightened interest in what his government was doing in various parts of the world. In the mid-1970's, he worked with former CIA officer Philip Agee and his associates on their project of exposing CIA misdeeds. He currently lives in Washington, DC, working on the staff of Covert Action Quarterly magazine and maintaining the U.S. Foreign Policy Watch page of Z magazine's website. His talks convey an understanding of US foreign policy -- it's hypocrisy, the great harm it inflicts upon the world, and its motivations.

William Blum

, author of "Killing Hope," left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer, because of his opposition to what the U.S.was doing in Vietnam. He became a founder and editor of the Washington Free Press, the first "alternative" newspaper in the capital. His stay in Chile in 1972-3, writing about the Allende government's "socialist experiment" and its tragic overthrow in a CIA-designed coup, instilled in him a personal involvement and an even more heightened interest in what his government was doing in various parts of the world. In the mid-1970's, he worked with former CIA officer Philip Agee and his associates on their project of exposing CIA misdeeds. He currently lives in Washington, DC, working on the staff of Covert Action Quarterly magazine and maintaining the U.S. Foreign Policy Watch page of Z magazine's website. His talks convey an understanding of US foreign policy -- it's hypocrisy, the great harm it inflicts upon the world, and its motivations.
"Here is delayed news, just in. From 1945 to 2005, the United States attempted to overthrow 50 governments, many of them democracies, and to crush 30 popular movements fighting tyrannical regimes. In the process, 25 countries were bombed, causing the loss of several million lives and the despair of millions more."
William Blum, in Rogue State, published by Common Courage Press
William Blum

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William Blum is the author of: Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War 2, Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir, Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire. He can be reached at: bblum6@aol.com.
In the lead-up to the war in 2003, Alexander Cockburn, one of the editors, and a terrific writer, constantly used his column to trash the war and its boosters. In February 2003, he praised ... Leftist historian William Blum suggested some reasons for the invasion, like oil and empire. UK Leader of the House of ...

Electroplating is a frequent choice to give zinc die cast components a high quality protective and decorative surface finish. However, applying this kind of treatment for die cast zinc components presents hidden challenges. In order to overcome these issues, a thorough morphology and composition analysis ...
Near the end of this forthcoming and mostly excellent and instructive volume, the author finds it “worrisome” that other nations see the U.S. “abdicating its role .... including democracies, crushed some 30 liberation movements and supported tyrannies from Egypt to Guatemala (see William Blum's histories).
To be specific, the antiwar author and historian, William Blum, once listed 55 instances after WWII in which the US government assisted an overthrow or attempted overthrow of a foreign country. The blueprint for these coups came about with the 1953 coup that removed the democratically-elected leader of ...
Mann is a sociology professor at UCLA and the author of a four-volume series called The Sources of Social Power, in which he explained the major ... Mann identified in 2003 or that other critical analysts like Noam Chomsky, Gabriel Kolko, William Blum and Richard Barnet have described for decades.

Mann is a sociology professor at UCLA and the author of a four-volume series called The Sources of Social Power, in which he explained the major ... and contradictions of U.S. imperialism that Michael Mann identified in 2003 or that other critical analysts like Noam Chomsky, Gabriel Kolko, William Blum ...
... and by example,” the great Australian author, commentator and filmmaker John Pilger wrote nearly nine years ago: “The U.S. has overthrown 50 governments, including democracies, crushed some 30 liberation movements and supported tyrannies from Egypt to Guatemala (see William Blum's histories).
The main problem with the media today, as earlier, is what is left out of articles dealing with controversial issues. The people who created Facebook and Google must be smart. They're billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world.
This presentation is the 51st William Blum Lecture, presented at SUR/FIN 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio on June 9, 2014. In this lecture, Dr. Yinlun Huang discusses the critical issue of sustainability in manufacturing with the primary focus on the surface finishing industry, and the technology directed toward ...

This presentation is the 52nd William Blum Lecture, presented at SUR/FIN 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois on June 8, 2015. In this lecture, Dr. Hudson Bates discusses the nickel research in his group at the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA), which impact occupational health and ...
At that time, as now, there were few, if any, organizations other than the CIA which could manipulate major Western media in such a manner. [Sources for almost all of this section can be found in William Blum, Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire (2005), chapter 12; or the author can ...
Imagine … the American public being divided over immigration and race … How could that be possible without Russian trolls? Webster's dictionary: troll – verb: To fish by running a baited line behind a moving boat; noun: A supernatural creature of Scandinavian folklore. Russian Internet trolls are trying to ...
By William Blum. The anti-Russian/anti-Soviet bias in the American media appears to have no limit. You would think that they would have enough self-awareness and ... One of the latest cases in point is a review of a new biography of Mikhail Gorbachev in the New York Times Book Review (September 10).
One of the latest cases in point is a review of a new biography of Mikhail Gorbachev in the New York Times Book Review (September 10). The review says that Gorbachev “was no hero to his own people” because he was “the destroyer of their empire”. This is how the New York Times avoids having to say ...
William Blum is an American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy. He studied accounting in college. Later he had a low-level computer-related position at the United States Department of State in the mid-1960s. Initially an anti-communist with dreams of becoming a foreign service officer, he said he ...
ISIS has done the impossible: It has made American foreign policy look almost halfway decent. I hadn't planned on returning to this subject so soon, if ever, because of the distasteful experience of last summer when at least 50 of my subscribers canceled because I said that terrorism carried out by Islamics ...
William Blum is an exception to the mirthless rule. The historian is a one man campaign against the prejudice that serious ... All told in riotous prose that convicts its author of hawking top flight comedy in the guise of dissident literature. It is not mere autobiography. It is a work of art. A model of the genre.
In the mid-1960s, television comedy writer Sol Weinstein produced a series of satirical novels about agent Israel Bond of M 33 and 1/3, a barely disguised .... William Blum's “Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II” cites more than 50 CIA attempts on the lives of foreign politicians.


 

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