The crime of making Americans aware of their own history by William Blum

by William Blum
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Oct. 4, 2011

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The crime of making Americans aware of their own history

Is history getting too close for comfort for the fragile little American heart and mind? Their schools and their favorite media have done an excellent job of keeping them ignorant of what their favorite country has done to the rest of the world, but lately some discomforting points of view have managed to find their way into this well-defended American consciousness.

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Double Struggle: ‘Ex-rebels fight for pie, West for oil’

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Hands Off Libya ! لا تدخل في ليبيا

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on Oct 4, 2011

Libya’s new rulers have named temporary cabinet ministers to govern the country until it is fully secured. Meanwhile their forces continue to lay siege to the few remaining Gaddafi strongholds. The National Transitional Council now controls most of the country, but still faces fierce resistance in Sirte, Bani Walid and pockets in the southern desert. After a two day ceasefire to allow residents to leave, NTC forces attempted further attacks on, the ousted colonel’s hometown, Sirte. Continue reading