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IFJ Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
2010-12-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
WikiLeaks appeals for help as attacks are stepped up
2010-12-07
Wikileaks
As the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks comes under mounting cyber-attacks and as hosting companies continue to withdraw their services, it is appealing to its supporters around the world to create m...

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Afghanistan 1979-1992
America's Jihad
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of CIA and American involvement in Afghanistan since 1979
America's Deceptive Model for Aggression
Article
2016
Antiwar.com
Since NATO's 1999 war on Serbia, U.S. officials have followed a script demonizing targeted foreign leaders, calling ultimatums "diplomacy," lying about "war as a last resort" and selling aggression as...
Another Vote on Washington's Anti-Cuba Policy at the United Nations
The Politics of Isolation
Nahem, Ike
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Resolution A/68/L.6, sponsored by Cuba, passed this year, for the 22nd year in a row, with Washington once again in humiliating political loneliness. The vote this year was 188-2 in favor, with 3 abst...
An Awkward Silence - Burying The Hersh Revelations of Obama's Syrian Deceit
Article
2013
Media Lens
All governments lie, the US journalist I.F. Stone once noted, with Iraq the most blatant example in modern times. But Syria is another recent criminal example of Stone's dictum.
Beating Uncle Sam at His Own Game
The Skirmish in the Spratlys
Whitney, Mike
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Washington has thrown down the gauntlet in the South China Sea. If Beijing wants to preserve its independence and surpass the US as the world's biggest economy, it's going to have to meet the challeng...
Bill Clinton's Most Abominable Freedom Fighters Uncloaked
Return to Kosovo
Bovard, James
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Unfortunately, Bill Clinton will never be held liable for killing innocent Serbs or for helping body-snatchers take over a nation the size of Connecticut. Clinton is reportedly being paid up to $500,0...
Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991
Teaching Communists What Democracy is All About
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of American intervention in the Bulgarian and Albanian elections of 1990-1991
CIA rendition: more than a quarter of countries 'offered covert support'
Cobain, Ian
Article
2013
The Guardian
Report finds at least 54 countries co-operated with global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks.
Cold War, today, tomorrow, every day till the end of the world.
The Anti-Empire Report #145
Blum, Willian
Article
2016
The first Cold War performed a lobotomy on Americans, replacing brain matter with anti-communist viral matter, producing more than 70 years of functional national stupidity. For all of you who missed ...
Connexions Library: USA Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the United States of America.
Containing the United States
Herman, Edward S.
Article
2016
ZCommunications
With Hillary Clinton about to be elected and some advanced cadres of the war party preparing to take charge, who is going to contain the United States? The U.S. political system has failed its popula...
The Coup of Coups
Putting the Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Cuba 1959 to 1980s
The Unforgivable Revolution
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
The Cultivation of Hate
The Lies Grow More Audacious
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Counterpunch
If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispel...
Evil Takes the High Road
Wrapping a Policy of Global Domination in the American Flag
ALBERTS, Rev. Williams
Article
2013
Counter Punch
No heavens for those who live in one of the Muslim countries in which the United States is waging its preemptive global “war on terrorism.”
The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine
The Real Reason Washington Feels Threatened by Moscow
Whitney, Mike
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Washington needs a war in Ukraine to achieve its strategic objectives.
'Flooding the Zone' with Bullshit on Syria
al-Gharbi, Musa; McNeil, St
Article
2013
CounterPunch
In recent weeks, the Obama Administration has been embarked on a massive propaganda campaign they call “flooding the zone.” We hope to provide the most direct and systematic refutation of the Administ...
The Fog of Intelligence
Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
TomDispatch.com
The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog ...
From Wikileaks to TSA
Anti-Empire Report
Blum, Willian
Article
2010
CounterPunch
We have to remind the American people of what they once knew but seem to have forgotten: that they don't want BIG government, or SMALL government; they don't want MORE government, or LESS government; ...
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
The Intercept
Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad –...
The Great Libya War Fraud
Article
2016
MediaLens
Coming so soon after the incomplete but still damning exposure of the Iraq deception - with the bloodbath still warm - the media's deep conformity and wilful gullibility on the 2011 Libyan war left ev...
Hilary Clinton: Candidate of War
Lazare, Daniel
Article
2016
Consortium News
The U.S. political/media establishment only permits the propaganda version of the Syrian conflict -- and Hillary Clinton fully embraced it in her belligerent comments in the second presidential debate...
How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels
Poitras, Laura; Rosenbach, Marcel; Sontheimer, Michael; Stark, Holger
Article
2014
The Intercept
On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident.
Humanity Imperiled: The Path To Disaster
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2013
For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. That's been true since 1945. It's now being finally recognized that there are more ...
IFJ Condemns United States "Desperate and Dangerous" Backlash over WikiLeaks
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the political backlash being mounted against the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks and accused the United States of attacking free spe...
An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama's Human Rights Record
Nothing Can Justify Torture
Bailey, Eric
Article
2012
CounterPunch
America's human rights record under the administration of President Obama and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring.
Iraq 1990-1991
Desert Holocaust
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the American invasion of Iraq (Desert Shield) in 1990-91.
The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us
Pilger, John
Article
2017
Counter Punch
Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
"Listen, Yankee!": Tom Hayden Captures Absurdity of Cuban Embargo
Glennon, Patrick
Article
2015
Truthout
The US embargo of Cuba, like a bad hangover from the Cold War, has lingered on for far too long. After decades of bingeing on the country's particularly potent brand of anticommunism, the nation's rul...
A Marxist History of the World part 104: 2001: 9/11, the War on Terror, and the New Imperialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Al-Qaida terror attacks allowed the great powers to justify new imperialist wars to safeguard the interests of global capital.
Massacres Under the Looking Glass
The ICC and Colombia
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The International Criminal Court (ICC) just published its Interim Report on Colombia. In the Report, the ICC explains that Colombia has been under preliminary examination by the ICC since June 2004. T...
Mercenaries on the make
Iraq is now awash with unaccountable 'security contractors'
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2007
The Guardian Weekly
Contracted mercenaries now outnumber American troops in Iraq. These contractors are immune to prosecution for any wrongdoing in Iraq thanks to provisional laws that came into effect after the invasion...
The New Cold War Policy Has Backfired
How the US Created Its Own Worst Nightmare
Hudson, Michael
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The world’s geopolitics, major trade patterns and military alliances have changed radically in the past month. Russia has re-oriented its gas and oil trade, and also its trade in military technology, ...
The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads
Hymns to the Silence
Floyd, Chris
Article
2012
CounterPunch
It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides ...
Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
The Intercept
The U.S. continues to massacre Yemeni civilians, both directly and through its tyrannical Saudi partners.
Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
Bennis, Phyllis
Unclassified
2014
Foreign Policy In Focus
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
Sanger, David E.
Article
2012
New York Times
Obama's Double-Standard On Russia: He Attacks Russia, Then Condemn's Putin For Defending Russia From His Attack
Zuesse, Eric
Article
2015
Countercurrents.org
Obama overthrew the legal Government, and replaced it by this illegal one. But now he criticizes Putin as if he were the aggressor instead of the defender here. And Obama demands that the Soviet dicta...
The Other 9/11
Z., Mickey
Article
2014
CounterCurrents.org
Whether or not activists will ever mount a serious threat to U.S. hegemony and propaganda remains to be seen. One thing is certain, however: Without such organizing, action, and sacrifice, there will ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Overwrought Empire
Engelhardt, Tom
Article
2012
Counter Currents
Americans lived in a “victory culture” for much of the twentieth century. You could say that they experienced an almost 75-year stretch of triumphalism -- think of it as the real “American Century” --...
Pentagon Trained Terrorists In Nevada To Use Against Iran
Ross, Sherwood
Article
2012
Countercurrents
The Pentagon trained members of the dissident Iranian terrorist group M.E.K. in Nevada starting in 2005, after which they returned to Iran and may have engaged in covert activities, investigative repo...
PFC Bradley Manning, Patriot
Why Manning was Within His Rights to Give Secrets to Wikileaks
Ross, Sherwood
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The real first casualty of war
Pilger, John
Article
2006
Censorship by journalism is virulent in Britain and the US - and it means the difference between life and death for people in faraway countries.
The Revolving Door at Human Rights Watch
An Open Letter to Kenneth Roth
Maguire, Mairead; EsquivalS, Adolfo Perez; Falk, Richard; Sponeck, Hans; Bhatt, Keane
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The Servility of the Satellites
The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Recent revelations confirm the completion of the transformation of the "Western democracies" into something else, an entity that as yet has no recognized name. The outrage against the Bolivian Preside...
Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
The Intercept
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolve...
"Sovereign" Deportations: The Dominican Republic deportations cannot occur without US blessing
Podur, Justin
Article
2015
People born to undocumented Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic have left under threat of violence. "Voluntary" deportations have had a strong US influence given the political and economic power...
The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
Pilger, John
Article
2015
John Pilger
John Pilger discusses the reasons that the United States continues to work continuously to overthrow Venezuela's left-learning government. The U.S. government makes absurd claims that Venezuela poses ...
Stuxnet and the Bomb
Benedict, Kennette
Article
2012
Bulletin of the Atmoic Scientists
Over the past decade, US experts have strenuously warned about the ominous possibility of other nations, rogue states, or even terrorist groups attacking US infrastructure through the Internet. As it ...
Stuxnet on the Loose
Security for the One Percent
Blunden, Bill
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Suspicions that the Stuxnet computer worm was indeed developed by the United States and Israel has once again exposed American exceptionalism. Espionage and sabotage are presented as intolerable crimi...
Target Africa
The U.S. military's expanding footprint in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
Turse, Nick
Article
2015
The Intercept
The U.S. military has engaged in a largely covert effort to extend across Africa with a network of low-profile camps. These facilities allow U.S. forces to surveil and operate on large areas of the co...
Top 50 US War Criminals
Swanson, David
Article
2009
Brief profiles of men and women who planned wars of agression and other war crimes.
Trump's Muslim Ban Will Only Spark More Terrorist Attacks
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2017
CounterPunch
Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries entering the US makes a terrorist attack on Americans at home or abroad more rather than less likely. It does so because ...
U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
Hussain, Murtaza; Currier, Cora
Article
2016
The Intercept
A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified n...
Unspeakable: the Black Book of Imperial Terrorism
Street, Paul
Article
2017
CounterPunch
American "mainstream" journalists who want to keep their paychecks flowing and their status afloat know they must report current events in a way that respects the taboo status of the nation's underlyi...
The U.S. Embargo against Venezuela
The State Department's Mock Indignation Gives a Bad Name to U.S. Diplomacy
Article
2006
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
A discussion of the 2006 U.S. arms embargo against Venezuela.
U.S. Government Assassination Plots
An appendiex to Killing Hope, by William Blum
Blum, Willian
Article
2011
A list of prominent foreign individuals whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States has been involved in since the end of the Second World War.
US was 'key player in cyber-attacks on Iran's nuclear programme'
Obama reported to have approved bid to target Tehran's nuclear efforts
Beaumont, Peter; Hopkins, Peter
Article
2012
The Guardian
Fresh light is shed on the rapid development of US cyberwarfare capability and reveal its willingness to use cyber weapons offensively to achieve policies.
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
Washington Threatens The World
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Countercurrents.org
The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule...
Washington’s Frozen War Against Russia
Frack the EU!
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2014
CounterPunch
For over a year, the United States has played out a scenario designed to (1) reassert U.S. control over Europe by blocking E.U. trade with Russia, (2) bankrupt Russia, and (3) get rid of Vladimir Puti...
We're facing a new Cold War
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2015
Salon
The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.
What If Iran Had Invaded Mexico?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2007
TomDispatch
Noam Chomsky reverses roles and questions how America would respond if a threatening invader took over Canada or Mexico in a "liberation" attempt. Would America stand by quietly?
Where the conspiracies are real
Gaudichaud, Franck
Article
2015
Le Monde diplomatique
US expansionism in Latin America, sometimes violent, sometimes discreet, played such a large role in shaping the history of the continent that many still see the "black hand" of Washington behind ever...
Who Supported the Khmer Rouge?
How the US Backed a Regime of Unrivaled Barbarism
Elich, Gregory
Article
2014
Counterpunch
With the conviction of former Khmer Rouge officials Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea for crimes against humanity, the subject of Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 received a small amount of at...
Why Pro-War Pundits Are Always Wrong
Always Erasing the Victims
Davis, Charles
Article
2014
Counterpunch
There is no shortage of men and women – but mostly men, typically white – willing to write 800- to 1,000-word editorials on the need for Decisive Action or Continued Resolve in Whereverthehellistan. S...
Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault
The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin
Mearsheimer, John J.
Article
2014
Foreign Affairs
The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and integrate it into the West. At the same time, the EU's expansion east...
A World War is Beckoning
Break the Silence
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant, even witty, highly s...
Would You Believe That the United States Tried to do Something That was Not Nice Against Hugo Chávez?
The Plan to Destabilize Venesuela
Blum, William
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Wikileaks releases documents on U.S. efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
The Zero-Sum Game of Perpetual War
Why the Deep State Always Wins
Blunden, Bill
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Readers with a morbid sense of curiosity can visit a web site called NukeMap that allows visitors to witness the devastation caused by nuclear weapons of varying yields on a city of their choosing.

Sources Bookshelf

America's Deadliest Export: Democracy
The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
Blum, William
Book
2013
Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America’s motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. William Blum, a leading non-mainstream chroni...
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Press for Conversion #51
May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
The Wikileaks Files: The World According to US Empire
Assange, Julian et al
Book
2015
A compilation of contributions from WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, WikiLeaks section editor Sarah Harrison, and a team of journalists, professors, and writers. The book is full of eye-openi...


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