The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1781688745 | 2015 | 624 pages | 0.5 MB / 0.8 MB
When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly dictators & supposed allies. It also discovered the dark truths of national policies, human rights violations, covert operations & cover-ups.
The WikiLeaks Files is the first volume that uses experts to collate the most important cables & shows their historic importance. The book explores in a series of chapters covering the major regions of the world how the US Empire has imposed its will. It reveals how the US imposes its agenda on the world: a new form of imperialism that uses a variety of tactics from torture & military action, to trade deals & "soft power," in order to exp& its influence. It shows the details of the close relationship between government & big business in promoting US goods around the world.
The WikiLeaks Files is the most comprehensive analysis of US State department cables to date. The introduction by Julian Assange-for the first time-exposes the on-going debates on freedom of information, international surveillance & justice.
Regional expert contributors include Dan Beeton, Phyllis Bennis, Michael Busch, Peter Certo, Conn Hallinan, Sarah Harrison, Richard Heydarian, Dahr Jamail, Jake Johnston, Alex&er Main, Robert Naiman, Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Linda Pearson, Gareth Porter, Tim Shorrock, Russ Wellen, & Stephen Zunes.