Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes

Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes

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Bill died Sunday, December 9, 2018. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to all his family, friends and readers. He will be missed by many. — Lo

In memory of William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 14, 2018

on Dec 13, 2018

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone speaks about the life and legacy of dissident journalist and historian William Blum, who documented US war crimes and CIA interventions across the planet.

Transcript


William Blum was the author of: America’s Deadliest Export – Democracy: The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else; Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War 2; Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower; West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir; and Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire. Portions of the books can be read, and purchased, at www.killinghope.org.

See also:

William Blum, U.S. Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85–NYT

William Blum, US Policy Critic Derided by NYT, Dies at 85 — FAIR

William Blum, policy critic of U.S. praised by Osama bin Laden, dies at 85 — Washington Post

From the archives:

In Memory of William Blum: Persistent U.S. Attacks Against “Democracy and Freedom,” Past and Present

William Blum: Be Nice To America. Or We’ll Bring Democracy To Your Country!

When Your Goal Is World Domination Any Country That Stands In The Way Of That Is An Enemy by William Blum

But We’re The Good Guys, Ain’t We? by William Blum

The Power Principle: Empire – Propaganda – Apocalypse (must-see)

Why Do They Flee? & The US Seeks to Dominate the World! by William Blum (Talk delivered by William Blum at the Left Forum in New York, June 2, 2018)

William Blum: Socialism is the Main Enemy of American Corporations

American Foreign Policy by William Blum

U.S. Government Assassination Plots by William Blum

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War by William Blum

11 thoughts on “Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes

  1. Pingback: John Pilger: William Blum Was One Of The Great American Renegades – Dandelion Salad

  2. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND William Blum’s massive chronicle KILLING HOPE where he documents U.S. post-WWII ANTI-DEMOCRACY policies of wars (overt & covert), coups & installation of military dictatorships. It should be REQUIRED READING for every American–or at least, every one who calls themselves :liberal:” or “progressive”. Once you see the PATTERN of DECADES-long militarism and deliberate assault on democracy movements through U.S> trained/armed DEATH SQUADS & TORTURERS (at FT,. BENNING, GA), the propping up of dictators who rob & murder their own people and the EMPIRE-building through such U.S. puppets—you will NEVER buy the BIPARTISAN LIES used by BOTH Democrats & republicans to get Americans to support the latest U.S. war. WILLIAM BLUM: Rest In Power!

  3. “Bill was a record keeper, & we need that.” Well said Mr Stone. The cruel cynicism of the US “establishment” is epic. The trouble with ‘moral majorities’ is their inevitable hubris. Forget about pointing the finger left, right and centre; every single tyranny on Earth actually emulates the worst aspects of what the US has to offer or applauds, and aspires to exceed those iniquities.

    Having the courage to speak honestly is a rare virtue. The cringing mendacity and loathsome hypocrisies of those who cannot even come close to any justifiable comparison with someone of the moral stature of William Blum, are simply sickening, repulsive and shameful.

    One day we will have a World Court of Justice, worthy of the name.

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