How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries

How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries

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Donald Trump's purported reference to Sh*thole Countries has captured the (outraged) attention of the global community. And while there is some dispute as to whether or not the President uttered those exact words, what is not disputed is that the U.S. President derided certain countries while discussing U.S. immigration policy reform, suggesting that the U.S. should have more immigrants from countries like Norway. How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries seizes this unique moment of global focus on the world's most suffering countries to address some causative factors, and the extent to which their lamentable state is not of their doing. It questions the legitimacy, means and ends of US interventions in their domestic affairs in pursuit of its interests, which the US then regards as matters of national security, before proceeding to other questions: Why and how does a country become a US target? What socio-economic, political and military policies-overt and covert-does the US undertake to bring the victim country into line? What are the results for the targeted countries? What does this mean for US citizens, who have little idea what is going on, but are footing the bill? The seasoned analysts contributing to this book come from all walks of life and every shade of the political spectrum. Some have held high positions in government or at the United Nations; some taught or teach at prestigious universities; some are in forced exile because of their political beliefs and the exercise of their Constitutional rights; some have spent time in prison for acting on their beliefs; one of them sacrificed the limbs on his body.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 279 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • English
  • 0999874713
  • 9780999874714
  • 67,804

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"The great freedom fighter and anti-war activist, Cynthia McKinney, has compiled valid statements from every side of the aisle showing that the US government creates the very problems it says it is fighting against..." JEFF BERWICK, The Dollar Vigilante "In a series of essays written by activists, scholars, and analysts from across the political spectrum, McKinney's new book is an invaluable piece of literature that seeks to transform anti-war ideas into an anti-war movement." BLACK AGENDA REPORT "The information in these essays is all rigorously documented with extensive footnotes. an indispensable read." ROBERT FANTINA, Consortium News
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About Cynthia Mckinney

Editor: Cynthia McKinney is a former U.S. Representative and Green Party nominee for President. She is an international peace and human rights activist, noted for her inconvenient truth-telling about the U.S. war machine. Contributors include: The Saker, Mike Gravel, Paul Craig Roberts, James Petras, Wayne Masden, Richard Falk, Christopher Black, and more.
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