William Blum

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The Anti-Empire Report

Due to various personal circumstances, AER #139 will be late. But don’t worry, I’m neither ill nor dead, nor in Guantanamo. — William Blum

Issue #139 — May 23rd, 2015

How can young people raised in the West—the freedom-obsessed, democratic, peace-loving, humanitarian, fun-filled West—join the Islamic State and support the public cutting off of the heads of breathing, living human beings? I hope those researching the question look inwardly as well as at ISIS.  How do young people raised in the West—the same West we know and love—coldly machine-gun to death more than a dozen Iraqis, men, women, children, reporters, absolutely in cold blood, in the video made famous by Chelsea Manning? Keep reading →

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