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William Blum left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer, because of his opposition to what the United States was doing in Vietnam. He then became one of the founders and editors of the Washington Free Press, the first "alternative" newspaper in the capital.

Mr. Blum has been a freelance journalist in the United States, Europe and South America. 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 in London with former CIA officer Philip Agee and his associates on their project of exposing CIA personnel and their misdeeds. His book on U.S. foreign policy, "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II", first published in 1986 and updated since, has received international acclaim. Noam Chomsky called it "Far and away the best book on the topic."

In 1999, he was one of the recipients of Project Censored's awards for "exemplary journalism" for writing one of the top ten censored stories of 1998, an article on how, in the 1980s, the United States gave Iraq the material to develop a chemical and biological warfare capability. Blum is also the author of: "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 15 foreign languages.

During 2002-2003, Blum was a regular columnist for the magazine "The Ecologist", which is published in London and distributed globally. In January 2006, a tape from Osama bin Laden stated that "it would be useful" for Americans to read "Rogue State", apparently to gain a better understanding of their enemy.

Blum currently sends out a monthly newsletter, the Anti-Empire Report. To be put on Blum's mailing list, send him an email. Previous issues of the report can be read on his website. www.killinghope.org

Killing Hope: US Military and CIA
Interventions Since World War II.

by William Blum

"Far and away the best book on the topic."
Noam Chomsky

"I enjoyed it immensely."
Gore Vidal

"I bought several more copies to circulate to
friends with the hope of shedding new light
and understanding on their political outlooks."
Oliver Stone

"A very valuable book. The research and organization
are extremely impressive."
A. J. Langguth, author, former New York Times Bureau Chief

"A very useful piece of work, daunting in scope,
important."
Thomas Powers, author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

"Each chapter I read made me more and more angry."
Dr. Helen Caldicott, international leader of
the anti-nuclear and environmental movements

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Articles

DateTitle
06/03/2011 05:32:10God Bless America. And its Bombs.
03/03/2011 07:37:42The Enduring Mystique of the Marshall Plan
11/19/2010 08:42:25William Blum - The Anti-Empire Report - Jon Stewart and the left
09/01/2010 05:55:40The Anti-Empire Report - Things which don't go away. Things the American government and media don't let go of. And neither do I
08/06/2010 06:32:32So please tell me again: What's the war about? The Anti-Empire Report by William Blum
07/06/2010 05:38:25William Blum: Some thoughts on "patriotism" written on July 4
05/14/2010 04:53:59Anti-Empire Report - Terminally-dumb people have always been with us of course. It can’t be that we’ve suddenly gone stupid.
04/06/2010 04:37:31William Blum: The United States takes the matter of three-headed babies very seriously
03/10/2010 22:36:06William Blum - Informed Consent and Where Seldom is Heard a Discouraging Word ... Like Bribery
01/09/2010 09:39:54The American Elite - William Blum's Anti-Empire Report
10/01/2009 09:10:23The Anti-Empire Report - Ridding the world of the sickness of pacifism
09/02/2009 23:00:00The Anti-Empire Report - September 2009 - William Blum
08/05/2009 05:44:57Keeping track of the empire's crimes
07/04/2009 05:16:01The Anti-Empire Report - Much ado about nothing?
06/07/2009 19:03:02The Anti-Empire Report - The great, international, demonic, truly frightening Iranian threat
05/14/2009 21:48:24The Anti-Empire Report - Some thoughts about torture. And Mr. Obama.
04/07/2009 18:37:02Some Thoughts About Socialism - Anti-Empire Report from William Blum
03/07/2009 09:28:10Being serious about torture. Or not.
02/05/2009 21:00:37Change (in rhetoric) we can believe in
01/04/2009 11:56:01America's other glorious war
12/04/2008 08:32:10Vote First. Ask Questions Later
10/31/2008 15:42:55Don't tell my mother I work at the White House. She thinks I play the piano in a whore house
10/09/2008 08:51:21101 ways to get rich without doing anything socially useful
09/19/2008 10:19:53Obama-Biden -- Osama bin Laden: A coincidence? I think not.
08/17/2008 15:23:51Obama and the Empire - Bill Blum's Anti Empire Report
07/09/2008 03:21:11Some thoughts on "patriotism"
06/07/2008 21:35:19The Anti-Empire Report - a Status Report
02/03/2008 01:36:41The Anti-Empire Report - NATO is a treaty on wheels - It can be rolled in any direction
01/17/2008 05:05:09The Anti-Empire Report - An Unreasonable Man
12/13/2007 00:02:00The Anti-Empire Report - Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life - Another peace scare. Boy, that was close.
11/07/2007 09:31:17The Anti-Empire Report - Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life
09/11/2007 20:34:12The Anti-Empire Report - Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life
08/11/2007 10:03:29The Anti-Empire Report - Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life
07/10/2007 19:27:07The Anti-Empire Report - Read this or George W. Bush will be president the rest of your life. Neocons, theocons, Demcons, excons, and future cons
07/02/2007 08:07:48Lockerbie Ruling Revisited
06/08/2007 17:31:45The Anti-Empire Report Some things you need to know before the world ends - Does the United States have an opposition media?
05/04/2007 14:43:31If the United States leaves Iraq things will really get bad - The Anti-Empire Report
04/11/2007 21:39:51 Land of the free, home of the War on Terrorism - The Anti-Empire Report Some things you need to know before the world ends
03/05/2007 19:15:57 Flash! This just in! The Cold War was not a struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Anti-Empire Report - Some things you need to know before the world ends
02/04/2007 15:55:45Full Spectrum Dominance - The Anti-Empire Report - Some things you need to know before the world ends
01/30/2007 02:11:08The Anti-Empire Report - Johnny Got His Gun
01/13/2007 01:12:41The Anti-Empire Report Some things you need to know before the world ends - Johnny got his gun
12/18/2006 04:28:28Designer Monsters - The Anti-Empire Report - Some Things You Need To Know Before the World Ends
11/24/2006 12:24:26Would Jesus get out of Iraq?
10/20/2006 08:38:48Sandinista! US Set to Harpoon Its Nicaraguan Moby Dick Again
10/19/2006 14:19:35The Anti-Empire Report - Some things you need to know before the world ends
10/13/2006 04:08:10 Some Things You Need To Know Before The World Ends

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