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How the US creates "sh*thole" countries / edited by Cynthia McKinney.

Other author/creatorMcKinney, Cynthia, 1955- editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Atlanta, GA., USA : Clarity Press, Inc., [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description406 pages : map ; 23 cm
Other title How the United States creates "sh*thole" countries
Other title How the US creates "shithole" countries
Other title How the United States creates "shithole" countries
Contents Foreword. A peace movement whose time is now / Mike Gravel -- Introduction. A deeper look at Trump's epithet, "Sh*thole" country / Cynthia McKinney -- Toward an understanding of U.S. foreign policy. 2017, a year of overt imperialism. And 2018? / Alberto Rabilotta ; Trump's "neo-neocon" Deep State / Wayne Madsen ; The end of Washington's "wars on the cheap" / The Saker ; Western wars and imperial exploitation uproot millions / James Petras -- Some victims to remember (and how they got that way). Haiti. What is a "sh*thole country," and why is Trump obsessed with Haiti? / Mark Schuller ; Afghanistan. Why are we in Afghanistan? / Paul Craig Roberts ; Philippines. US imperialism plagues the Philippines / Jose Maria Sison ; Viet Nam. One man's atonement in an ocean of grief / Chuck Searcy ; Palestine. How the US perpetuates the Palestinian tragedy / Sami Al-Arian ; Africa. Africa and western multinational corporations / Baffour Ankomah ; Somalia. Is Somalia the U.S. template for all of Africa? / Cynthia McKinney ; Democratic Republic of Congo. Disaster capitalism's greatest carnage of them all / Keith Harmon Snow ; Rwanda. The United States and the Rwanda genocide / Charles Onana ; El Salvador. What goes around, come around / S. Brian Willson ; Venezuela. From reliable US oil supplier to extraordinary threat / Alba Carosio ; Puerto Rico. "Sh*tholing" a U.S. colony before and after Hurricane Maria / Maribel Aponte-García -- Why getting the truth out is so difficult. Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the propaganda system / David Peterson & Edward Herman ; Western imperialism and the use of propaganda / Christopher Black ; 'Cruise missile left' complicit in American escalation toward World War III / Danny Haiphong -- The United States as a "sh*thole" country. The shi*hole phenomenon at home and abroad / Richard Falk ; The costs of American narcissism / Kevin Barrett ; US capitalism and the opioid epidemic / Robin Eastman Abaya ; Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his mission to the United States of America / Philip Alston.
Abstract 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 US President derided certain countries while discussing US immigration policy reform, suggesting that the US should have more immigrants from countries like Norway. How the US 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. And from there it proceeds 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? 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: McKinney, Cynthia, 1955- How the US creates "sh*thole" countries. Atlanta, GA. : Clarity Press, Inc., 2018 9780999874721
LCCN 2018032527
ISBN0999874713 (paperback)

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