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
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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.

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Empire of Secrets (with Oliver Stone, Michael Ratner, Jeremy Scahill) + Part 2

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June 30, 2013

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised transparency and open government yet his administration is one of the most closed governments in US history, described as being worse than even the Nixon administration.

The technology and information revolution allows the government to cast its net wider than ever before; collecting data, watching, spying and analysing. As revelations of systemic snooping continue to hit the headlines, Empire asks: who is watching the watchers?

Just when more people open up about their private lives through social media, the government becomes ever more intrusive.

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South of the Border

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Replaced video Oct. 11, 2017

MrJacktemplar on Jul 14, 2014

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There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raul Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.

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I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism” by William Blum

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by William Blum
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5 July, 2010

The Anti-Empire Report

Some thoughts on “patriotism” written on July 4

Most important thought: I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism”.

The Japanese pilots who bombed Pearl Harbor were being patriotic. The German people who supported Hitler and his conquests were being patriotic, fighting for the Fatherland. All the Latin American military dictators who overthrew democratically-elected governments and routinely tortured people were being patriotic — saving their beloved country from “communism”.

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Oliver Stone Tackles Latin America’s Political Upheaval in South of the Border

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June 21, 2010

Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Oliver Stone Tackles Latin America’s Political Upheaval in “South of the Border”, US Financial Crisis in Sequel to Iconic “Wall Street” Continue reading

Bill Moyers Journal: Oliver Stone + War Powers

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Bill Moyers Journal

December 4, 2009

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Oliver Stone came back from Vietnam a changed man, and his experiences of war have influenced his filmmaking. He talks with Bill Moyers about how being a veteran has affected his life, his work and his vision of the world.

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