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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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The Anti-Empire Report

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Dear Comrades,
This is to inform you that starting immediately I’ll be taking a break from sending out my monthly Anti-Empire Report. The reasons for this are as follows:
Burnt out: After more than a dozen years of putting out the report, because US foreign policy keeps repeating itself, with the same lies, I too often find myself repeating the same ideas I’ve expressed before, often in more or less the same words.
I also feel the effect of day after day, year after year,  intensively reading and seeing images of the human horrors; not just the horrors, but the lies and the stupidity.
Health: I’m 82, and I’m suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease, in its final stage.  The main symptom of this at present is rather serious fatigue.  I expect that within the next year or so I’ll have to be on dialysis or receive a kidney transplant.
 I hope that before too long I’ll be able to submit an article to some of the Internet magazines.
Keep … the faith … in touch … on trucking,
Bill

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Bill Blum has a periodic newsletter that you can sign up for on his site. This time, he explores the possible assassination of Hugo Chavez via cancer (carcinogens).

 

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