“How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries”, a new book by Cynthia McKinney

A devastating critique of the effects of US foreign policy at home and abroad

SYNOPSIS

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
A Peace Movement Whose Time Is Now
Mike Gravel  

Introduction
Taking 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 “Shithole Country,” and Why is Trump Obsessed with Haiti?
Mark Schuler

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

Life After Agent Orange
Thomas Cox

Palestine
How the US Perpetuated 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 Rwandan Genocide
Charles Onana

El Salvador
What Goes Around, Comes Around
S. Brian Willson  

Venezuela
How the most reliable US oil supplier became an extraordinary threat
Alba Carosio

Puerto Rico
“Sh*tholing” a U.S. Colony Before and After Hurricane María
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

Left’ Complicity in American Escalation Toward World War III
Danny Haiphong
 
The United States as a “Sh*thole” Country

The Shithole 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 Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and
human rights on his mission to the United States of America
Philip Alston

 

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, Ph.D., 2008 Green Party Candidate for President and Former Congresswoman

“How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries”

CLARITY PRESS, INC. http://www.claritypress.com

ISBN:  978-0-9998747-1-4 $29.95 405 pp  2018

Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9998747-2-1 $20.00

Cynthia McKinney is an international peace and human rights activist, noted for her inconvenient truth-telling about the U.S.war machine.   She was held for seven days in an Israeli prison after attempting to enter Gaza by sea and traveled to Libya during U.S. bombing and witnessed the crimes against humanity committed against that country’s people.  In addition to Libya, she has traveled to Cuba, Syria, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, and as she puts it: “Wherever U,S. Bombs are dropping or US sanctions are biting.”  She is the author of  Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom and editor of The Illegal War On Libya.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Ph.D. from Antioch University. Cynthia McKinney is a former U.S. Congresswoman and Green Party nominee for President of the United States and is an Assistant Professor at North South University.

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