"Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while also describing and drawing you into a world of progress, culture and refinement that exists in some places and, so we are tantalised, might exist elsewhere too and even, perhaps, one day for us all. ...I have one word to describe this book: Great. Superb. Excellent. Brilliant. Take your pick. If you want to look at the history of the world through the eyes of those who have been denied a voice in white, western, Christian history books, I sincerely recommend that you check out ‘Exposing Lies of the Empire’. It is written by a man who cares deeply about humanity." Read more...
ROBERT J. BURROWES
A View from the Other 96%
"Exposing Lies of Empire by Andre Vltchek is an 800-page tour of the world between 2012 and 2015 without a Western tour guide. It ought to make you spitting-mad furious, then grateful for the enlightenment, and then ready to get to work." Read more...
"In an age of formula media, Andre Vltchek's work is truly exceptional -- fiercely independent and bracing in its challenges to the echoes and lies of great power."
“Andre Vltchek tells us about a world that few know, even when they think they do. That is because he tells the truth, vividly, with a keen sense of history, and with a perceptive eye that sees past surfaces to reality…”
"Brave international correspondent and author Andre Vltchek has written countless essays and many books on the problems afflicting the world, from social injustice writ large, hidden institutionalized brutality, superpower hubris, and ecological murder, to the hypocrisy of entire cultures, beginning with the "Atlanticist civilization" that currently decimates the planet implementing the agendas of Washington's insatiable Neocons and a savage, cynical capitalism. Naturally, all of this is done in the name of those two sacred cows of all US world interventions: freedom and democracy...
This is one of Vltchek's most useful volumes, an anthology packed with the indispensable facts, first-hand knowledge, mature reflections, and righteous revolutionary furor necessary to combat the imperialist beast in all latitudes."
Authentic Journalism that Challenges Empire and Its Centers of Power
"In Vltchek’s most recent book Exposing Lies of the Empire (Badak Merah, 2015) readers can discover through Vltchek’s words and photographs what life is like for the peoples embattled by insouciant capitalism in farflung places: to name a few — Syria, Eritrea, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Palestine, Viet Nam, and exotic locales few will have heard of, such as Kiribati. Vltchek does not hold back as to what is harming people in the non-western lands. He points his finger — backed by evidence and compelling reasoning — at capitalists; capitalist’s bloody henchmen, the military; empire’s putschists and torturers; economic hitmen; collaborators; religious dogmatists; racists; the education (sic) system; media disinformation and propaganda; etc. Vltchek laments monopoly journalism, how it is a stenographer for centers of power, how great crimes of empire go unreported... ... This is a book for everyone. Get it, read it, and become an informed citizen of earth. Find out what our brothers and sisters are resisting and solidarize with them. In particular, people who work within corporate journalism should read Exposing Lies of the Empire and find out what an authentic journalist really does.
Exposing Lies of the Empire is a monumental work." Read more...
KIM PETERSEN - Dissident Voice
Exposing Lies of the Empire
ISBN: 978-6027005860 Number of pages: 822 Published Date: March 8, 2015 Size: 6" x 9" Format: Paperback
List Price: US$ 35.-
Category: Politics / History/ Philosophy
ANDRE VLTCHEK is one of this world’s greatest contemporary thinkers. A
true internationalist, he does not belong to any single culture; he
belongs to the entire world, a world battered by Western imperialism and
capitalist fundamentalism. That is why he works relentlessly and
courageously at the front lines and battlefields, as well as in the most
forgotten corners of the globe; wherever he is needed and wherever our
humanity is suffering, struggling and is rising to its feet.
is 822 pages long, divided into 69 chapters. It is perhaps the most
complete, and the most comprehensive account of the last several years,
during which our planet has risen up and began its struggle against the
Empire and its oppression.
Vltchek takes us to all the continents, to
slums and palaces, to the villages bombed into the ground, and to the
front lines of the revolution. It alerts and provokes, clarifies and
leads forward. It is a book of philosophy, a collection of exceptional
investigative journalist reports, and a manifesto. It will inspire
millions. It will be quoted for centuries to come.
About the Author
filmmaker, investigative journalist, poet, playwright, and photographer, Andre
Vltchek is a revolutionary, internationalist and globetrotter who fights
against Western Imperialism and the Western regime imposed on the world.
He covered dozens of war
zones and conflicts from Iraq and Peru to Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Rwanda, Syria, DR
Congo and Timor Leste.
His latest books are Fighting
Against Western Imperialism and On Western Terrorism with Noam
Chomsky. Point of No Return is his major work of fiction, written in English. Nalezeny,
is his novel written in Czech. Other works include a book of political
non-fiction Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad and Indonesia:
Archipelago of Fear, Exile (with Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Rossie Indira)
and Oceania – Neocolonialism, Nukes & Bones.
His plays are ‘Ghosts
of Valparaiso’ and ‘Conversations with James’.
He is a member of
Advisory Committee of the BRussells Tribunal.
Investigative work of
Andre Vltchek appears in countless publications worldwide.
Andre Vltchek has
produced and directed several documentary films for left-wing South American
television network teleSUR. They deal with diverse topics, from Turkey/Syria to
Okinawa, Kenya, Egypt and Indonesia, but all of them are
exposing effects of Western imperialism on the Planet. His feature documentary film 'Rwanda
Gambit' is being broadcasted by Press TV, and it aims at reversing official
narrative on 1994 genocide, exposing the Rwandan and Ugandan plunder of DR
Congo on behalf of Western imperialism. He produced the feature length
documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965 'Terlena – Breaking
of The Nation', as well as the film about the brutal camp for Somali
refugees, Dadaab in Kenya: 'One Flew Over Dadaab'. His Japanese crew filmed
his lengthy discussion with Noam Chomsky on the state of the world, which is
presently being made into a film.
He frequently speaks at
revolutionary meetings, as well as at the principal universities worldwide.