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He told the truth about the US empire and its crimes.
William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic, Dead at 85

 

This is a sad day. Bill Blum had chronicled the last few decades in his dispatches, which were posted here too. He had an expert bullshit-detector, and he knew the machinations of the power-hungry elite. It’s a great loss to the world that we won’t have his Anti-Empire Reports anymore. He leaves a number of books and articles that are still relevant to us now.

-Joe Giambrone

“His book Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II–first published in 1995 and updated in 2004–has received international acclaim.

…Blum is also the author of America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy and Everything Else (2013), Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower (updated edition 2005), West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir (2002), and Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire (2004).  His books have been translated into more than 15 languages.

 

William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic, Dead at 85

 

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My novel of buddy stand-up comedians, who go to war with each other after a stolen joke idea, has finally hit the streets. Get it now, or forever regret your insolence and mediocrity. Now leave my sight.

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My website:

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Think about how easy it would be to become an O’Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity professional–and highly paid–liar from the darkest depths of hell?

The Truth pays far less. As a matter of fact, very few are actually interested in it, and certainly not the highly partisan establishment media. You have to toe the line to survive in that world.

I do not toe the line.

And so I figure I’ll try and peddle a few books now and then. Go ahead and make a choice try a thingy, click a hoozle. And recall how few voices out there are as reliable as this one. I can count them on one hand.

I’ll be releasing the Wrecking Balls novel shortly. After that is a superhero fantasy called Demigods.

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Wrecking Balls has just dropped.

 

Two childhood buddies–both stand-up comedians in LA–go to war over a stolen joke premise, in the struggle for fame and glory.

Only 100 copies are free. Get yours quickly.

Deal is part of the Inkit 2016 novel competition.

Since I’m promoting the fuck out of this offer, you may have only a short window to grab it. 

 

 

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Top CIA spy is accused of being a HITMAN for Miami mobsters

Mr Wright claims San Pedro hosted parties for Miami’s rich and famous, lost one of his testicles in a drive-by shooting, tortured guard dogs for fun and imported tens of millions of dollars of cocaine into the United States each year, according to Wired.

Meanwhile, Mr Prado was moonlighting as a killer, according to the journalist who claims investigators with the Miami-Dade Police Department’s organised crime squad suspected him of participating in at least seven murders and one attempted murder.
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“Accused killer: CIA spy Enrique ‘Ricky’ Prado, pictured, has been accused of being an assassin on the pay role of notorious Miami mobsters”

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And dig this, little “land of the free” denizens–

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Of course that’s actually not true, Google. It matches the UK Daily Mail headline story; so what’s going on?

But not one US media outlet is covering the release of this explosive book alleging a criminal CONSPIRACY between the Mafia and the Central Intelligence Agency, one that probably stretches back to the early 60s and the Kennedy assassination. Being Florida, cocaine was mentioned.

We live in Orwellian mindfuck land, surrounded by the grotesquely ignorant. And that’s the way they like it.

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He makes one dumb point about Obama’s problems with corporate media.  Just clearly an uninformed, biased remark.  Obama’s problems with the US media didn’t start until he was exposed spying directly on the Associated Press, in his second term for fuck’s sake.

Other than that, good discussion of biased historians.  Hey — like Brian Glyn Williams!

 

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Blue is the Warmest Color’ Stirs Up Feminist Controversy
Julie Maroh wrote the graphic novel that was adapted into the film…

“Because — except for a few passages — this is all that it brings to my mind: a brutal and surgical display, exuberant and cold, of so-called lesbian sex, which turned into porn, and me feel very ill at ease. Especially when, in the middle of a movie theater, everyone was giggling. The heteronormative laughed because they don’t understand it and find the scene ridiculous. The gay and queer people laughed because it’s not convincing, and found it ridiculous. And among the only people we didn’t hear giggling were the potential guys too busy feasting their eyes on an incarnation of their fantasies on screen.”

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Also film crew complains of being cheated out of overtime pay during the production.