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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...
The Bay of Pigs and Chronic Hubris
The Same Mistake for 52 Years
Gomez, Manuel R.
Article
2013
CounterPunch
April 17-19 marks the 52nd anniversary of the US-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles, our proxies to try to overthrow the Cuban Revolution.
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: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions Library: International Affairs & Development Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on international issues.
Connexions Library: Peace Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on peace and conflict resolution.
Connexions Library: USA Focus
Website
2009
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
1995
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
The Cynicism and the Slaughter
Article
1999
Against the Current
IMPEACHMENT. BOMBING. ELECTION. Impeachment. Bombing. Perhaps by now, the scandal-witchhunt-Cruise missile cycle has become so predictable that it's hard to respond with appropriate outrage to th...
The Destabilization of Haiti
Bernstein, Dennis
Article
2004
A short summary of the illegal and suppressed details of American intervention in Haiti during the 1990's and early 2000's.
The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela
Agents of Destabilization
Golinger, Eva
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” an...
Ecuador 1960-1963
A Textbook of Dirty Tricks
Blum, William
Article
1995
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA-backed coups in Ecuador of 1960-1963.
Ecuadorean Villagers May Still Triumph Over Chevron
Emersberger, Joe
Article
2018
Counter Punch
Michael Krauss, a lawyer who teaches "ethics" at a law school named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, recently posted a blog on the Forbes website entitled "The Ecuador Saga Co...
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.”
Fake News about Venezuela: A Simple Recipe
Vaz, Ricardo
Article
2017
Dissdent Voice
"Journalists" who want to write fake news about Venezuela, or about any other country or group that dares to stand up to US imperialism, only need to follow this simple recipe: - Choose one or more c...
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 ...
'Freedom of the Seas' Means American Global Hegemony
The US should stay out of the South China Sea dispute
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2015
Antiwar.com
There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stand...
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 Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire
The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance
Mayer, Arno J.
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Israel is in the grip of a kind of collective schizophrenia. Not only its governors but the majority of its Jewish population have delusions of both grandeur and persecution, making for a distortion o...
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
Blum, William
Article
1995
Common Courage Press
An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
Indonesia 1957-1958
War and Pornography
Blum, William
Article
1995
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA's failed 1958 attempt to overthrow president Sukarno of Indonesia
The Iraq Crisis in Context
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2003
Connexions Information Sharing Services / Ulli Diemer
A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis.
It Doesn't Matter to Them If It's Untrue. It's a Higher Truth.
The Anti-Empire Report
Blum, William
Article
2011
CounterPunch
The lies used to justify the US/NATO attack on Libya.
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Common Courage Press
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...
Laos After the Bombs
Morris, Brett S.
Article
2015
Jacobin
From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt.
The Leading Terrorist State
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
Truthout
"It's official: The U.S. is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it." That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely title...
The Logic behind Mass Spying: Empire and Cyber Imperialism
Petras, James
Article
2013
Dissident Voice
Revelations about the long-term global, intrusive spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other allied intelligence apparatuses have provoked widespread protests and indignation and threat...
Lurching to War
Introduction to the October 15, 2016 issue of Other Voices
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2016
Connexions
Capitalism hates competition, and the U.S., the world's dominant capitalist power, has never tolerated competitors, rivals, or leaders who dare to put their own country ahead of U.S. interests.
The Madder Trump Gets, the More Seriously the World Takes Him
Fisk, Robert
Article
2017
CounterPunch
The more dangerous America's crackpot President becomes, the saner the world believes him to be. Just look back at the initial half of his first 100 days: the crazed tweeting, the lies, the fantasies ...
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.
A Marxist History of the World part 98: The Vietnam War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
How an army of peasant guerrillas managed to defeat US imperialism in a full-scale war.
Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran
Pilger, John
Book
2009
Countercurrents
Iran's crime is its independence. Having thrown out the US's favourite tyrant, Shah Reza Pahlavi, Iran remains the only resource-rich Muslim state beyond US control. As only Israel has a 'right to exi...
My Lai Massacre
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The My Lai Massacre was the mass murder conducted by a unit of the U.S. Army on March 16, 1968 of 347–504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, all of whom were civilians and a majority of whom were wo...
Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison
Media Lense
Article
2017
Media Lens
A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone r...
The oil war
Sérén, Jean-Pierre
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
Declassified documents now reveal what everybody, especially the Iraqis, always knew: the US invaded Iraq to secure its oil supplies for US and allied companies. It hasn't quite worked out as planned.
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 - February 26, 2015
Ukraine
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Ukraine is spotlighted in this issue of Other Voices, with several articles on the events of the past year, from the overthrow of the government, to the rise of the far right, the armed conflict in th...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015
Greece and thd debt crisis
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We've done that, with article...
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 - May 28, 2017
Resisting Injustice
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 27, 2017
Official Enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives l...
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” --...
Politics of Terror and Scandal
Article
1998
Against the Current
SCENARIO: AGAINST THE background of a depression in Japan, the economic collapse of Russia and stock market crashes on three continents, a United States president facing imminent expulsion from office...
The Return of the Coup in Latin America
Yepe, Manuel E.
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d'etat that would set the continent's political calendar back to its worst times. Meanwhile, in Argentina, the brutal model for the demolition...
Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
Foster, Gregory D.
Article
2016
Anti-war.com
We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based ...
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...
A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
Schwarz, Jon
Article
2015
The Intercept
The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past. This is a sampling of such incidents since the 1991 Gulf War.
The Sledgehammer Worldview
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2014
Truthout
The U.S.-U.K. invasion of Iraq was a textbook example of aggression. Apologists invoke noble intentions, which would be irrelevant even if the pleas were sustainable. The destructive consequences of s...
Still 'world policeman': US expands overseas military presence with 300k troops in 177 states
Article
2018
RT
Trump is sticking to the policies of past administrations despite campaign claims that the US shouldn't be 'world policeman', experts told RT regarding Pentagon figures of 300,000 US troops in 177 sta...
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 ...
Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
Lazare, Sarah
Article
2015
Common Dreams
Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legi...
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...
31 Years After the U.S. Invasion of Grenada
A Lovely Piece of Real Estate
Z, Mickey
Article
2014
Counterpunch.org
As I'm sure everyone knows, we're fast approaching the 31st anniversary of a truly momentous American victory — a crucial military operation that not only warmed Ronald Raygun's cold, cold heart but w...
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...
Uruguay 1964-1970
Blum, William
Article
1995
Common Courage Press
An account of American involvement in torture and counter-insurgency in Uruguay.
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.
US pressured Norway to arrest & extradite Snowden, seize all devices - documents
Article
2015
RT
The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter its territory in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media reveal...
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 Seeks Regime Change in Venezuela
Agents of Destabilization
Leech, Garry
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Both the ongoing protests in Venezuela and the economic problems that the demonstrators are protesting against appear to have been orchestrated by the opposition in order to destabilize the country an...
Washington's Not-So-Invisible Hand: It's Not Economics, It's Empire
Hirthle, Jason
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Scottish philosopher Adam Smith famously noted the "invisible hand" of the market that supposedly shaped the character of economies near and far. The rightwing neoliberal capitalist movement, dominant...
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 Do the Imperial Mafia Really Want?
Blum, William
Article
2003
Which is the more remarkable -- that the United States can openly announce to the world its determination to invade a sovereign nation and overthrow its government in the absence of any attack or thre...
What if the world started using US logic in its relations with America?
Clark, Neil
Article
2018
RT
You're sanctioned! You’re bombed! You're invaded! The US has plenty of punishments lined up for states which it claims are doing things wrong. But what if the rest of the world held the US to the same...
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2016
FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
The Anti-Empire Report
Blum, William
Article
2013
KillingHope
The double edged sword of declaring war and fighting "terrorism".
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...
Why Qaddafi had to go: African gold, oil and the challenge to monetary imperialism
Brown, Ellen
Article
2016
The Ecologist
What was NATO's violent intervention in Libya really all about? Now we know, writes Ellen Brown, thanks to Hillary Clinton's recently published emails. It was to prevent the creation of an independent...
Wikileaks, the US, Sweden and Devil's Island
The Anti-Empire Report
Blum, William
Article
2011
CounterPunch

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...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History
A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
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...
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Mass Communications and American Empire
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1971
An in-depth look at international and domestic media, and the effect of capitalism on mass communications.
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Press for Conversion #46
December 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Published not long after 9/11 and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, this issue takes a radical look at the underlying purpose of this war and the military occupation that followed.
Press for Conversion #47
March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
Press for Conversion #49
October 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
Obviously the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with either finding "weapons of mass destruction" or fighting terrorism. These were just the phoney pretexts that U.S. and British warplanners used to ...
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...
Press for Conversion #55
December 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
"Missile defense" is a deceptive term -- it is a linguistic shield to protect the military-industrial complex (and political allies) from public attack. The term disguises their plan to put weapons in...
Weapons of Mass Persuasion
Marketing the War Against Iraq
Rutherford, Paul
Book
2004
Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant med...
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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