Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 10

The Road to Tehran The Western imperial powers seem intent on regime change in Iran. It has been said that, “the road to Tehran is through Damascus,” and such sentiments have been expressed by the King of Saudi Arabia, a ruthless tyrant who represses his own and neighboring populations (such as in Bahrain), and who […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 9

American Imperial Adventures in Asia The American Empire had an early start in East and Southeast Asia, beginning with a U.S. Marine invasion of an Indonesian town in 1832, another Indonesian town in 1839, and a brief occupation of Danang (Vietnam) in 1846. From there, the United States sought to expand its commercial hegemony and […]

Columbia’s Quest for Peace & Justice: The International & National Contexts

A Step toward Greater Independence By Professor James Petras Introduction: Between April 21-23, thousands of activists from most of the major urban and rural social movements and trade unions, human rights groups and indigenous, afro-Colombian movements will meet to unify forces and launch, what promises to be the most significant new political movement in recent […]

The Anti-Empire Report: Please tell me again … What is the war in Afghanistan about?!

The Words in Obama’s Coming Victory Declaration: “Freedom” & “Democracy”, but certainly not “Pipeline” By William Blum   With the US war in Iraq supposedly having reached a good conclusion (or halfway decent … or better than nothing … or let’s get the hell out of here while some of us are still in one […]

War on Iran Propaganda: The Lord High Almighty Pooh-Bah of Threats

The Grand Ayatollah of Nuclear Menace By William Blum As we all know only too well, the United States and Israel would hate to see Iran possessing nuclear weapons. Being “the only nuclear power in the Middle East” is a great card for Israel to have in its hand. But — in the real, non-propaganda […]

Iraq: Began with Big Lies; Ending with Big Lies; Never Forget

Does Mr. Obama, the Peace Laureate, believe the words that come out of his mouth? By William Blum “Most people don’t understand what they have been part of here,” said Command Sgt. Major Ron Kelley as he and other American troops prepared to leave Iraq in mid-December. “We have done a great thing as a […]

Imperialism & the “Anti-Imperialism of the Fools”

Resist the Temptation to Access the Mass Media by Providing a ‘Progressive Cover’ to Imperial Dubbed “Rebels” By Professor James Petras One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade, a historic “civilizing mission” designed to liberate nations and peoples, while practicing the […]

The Anti Empire Report: Some Thoughts That OCCUPY My Mind

Admirable Occupy Movement & the Seldom Mentioned US Foreign Policy By William Blum When the Vietnam War became history, and the protest signs and the bullhorns were put away, so too was the serious side of most protestors’ alienation and hostility toward the government. They returned, with minimal resistance, to the restless pursuit of success, […]

Podcast Show #67

The Boiling Frogs Presents William Engdahl This is Part II of our interview series on the New World Order. For the Part I interview with Andrew Gavin Marshall click here. William Engdahl joins us to discuss the geopolitics behind the phony US war in Afghanistan, how the real purpose of US military presence in that […]

Podcast Show #66

The Boiling Frogs Presents Andrew Gavin Marshall This is part I of our interview series on the New World Order. Andrew Gavin Marshall joins us to discuss the central role of the Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations in the construction of knowledge and the transformation of America from an ‘isolationist’ society to a ‘globalist’ society, […]

On Beating the MSM & Pseudo Alternatives when it Comes to the Truth

On Langley’s Boys & Girls in the Media Early this morning, even before my second cup of coffee, I came across this almost ‘back-page’ report by the media: Taliban Did Not Kill Afghan President’s Brother: NATO The man who killed the influential half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai three months ago carried out the […]

The Bearer of Bad News, Ugly Truths &Uncomfortable Realities

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it.” – Patrick Henry Yesterday I came across a video clip depicting a gruesome hospital scene in Libya. I watched the video, and then watched […]

Podcast Show #34

The Boiling Frogs Presents Tony Hall Tony Hall provides us with an overview of his recently released book Earth into Property, and discusses the relationship between the dispossession of Indigenous peoples and the making of global capitalism, beginning with Christopher Columbus’s inception of a New World Order in 1492. He tells us how the US […]