The American Ruling Class 2005

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We are far from an empire ..

We don’t want their territory.. We only want their resources and so forth.

-Jim Baker

The U.S. Has Overthrown Governments for 100 Years: A Compelling and Provocative History (2006)

Stephen Kinzer (born August 4, 1951) is an American author, journalist and academic. He was a New York Times correspondent, has published several books, and currently writes for several newspapers and news agencies.

Kinzer’s reporting on Central America was criticized by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky in their 1988 book Manufacturing Consent, which cited Chomsky in his previous interview by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting describing Kinzer as:

“…like an errand boy, building up those stories that fit in with Reagan’s agenda – one day it’s the church, the next day it’s the Miskitos, then the private sector. In the last two weeks I’ve seen eight articles by Kinzer that say exactly what the White House wants. Kinzer always raises questions about Sandinista intentions, whether they’re truly democratic, and so on. When you analyse his articles you see he’s just responding what the White House is saying.”

How did The British Empire rule the World?

How did Great Britain rule the World?

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fought until 1799 followed by clashes
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with the ponderous attacks on places
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like Sindh and Burma also accelerated
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the new consolidation efforts of the
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British East India Company on top of
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what was referred to as the doctrine
lapse where the Brits forbid the
ascension to the throne of any Hindu
ruler if they were not the natural heir

once the current Hindu leader either
died or was removed in some way the
British would occupy his state and gain
control these acts by the British Empire
combined with other forms of forced
westernization of the Hindus led to the
Sepoy mutiny of 1857 to 1815
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tired of the current heavy-handed
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British rule the Indian troops of Maru
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sparked a rebellion that would spread
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throughout the nation peace was finally
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declared in July of 1859 and the British
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East India Company was scrapped
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although the Empire maintained a level
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of control under the crown until 1947
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during this span of time Great Britain’s
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set about making its presence better
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known in Africa as well although the
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Royal African company had been
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established back in the 17th century
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finding ample profit in the slave trade
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until its abolition in 1807 it was not
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until the 19th century that the Brits
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realized the potential benefit of
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forming a trade route across Africa with
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its eyes set on establishing outposts
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spanning from Egypt down to the southern
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half of the continent the British Empire
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found itself in a race against the other
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growing European powers such as Italy
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and Germany which eventually led to the
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Berlin conference the conference which
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occurred in 1884 was intended to create
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some harmony between the competing
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colonizers Great Britain was ultimately
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awarded most of northeastern Africa and
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all of southern Africa meaning that at
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its peak in the continent the British
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Empire ruled over approximately 30
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percent of the African population
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globally at the height of britain’s
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domination it controlled roughly 22 to
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25 percent of the world’s land surface
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and by 1938 governed around 20% of the
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world’s population this remarkable
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prosperity was accomplished through a
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geographical advantage supreme naval
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might and the strategic focus on trade
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and wealth over bullish sovereign power
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for the sake of an emperor
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the dead man explodes head off paneer so
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important and why

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: Vietnam and the Intellectuals

Conversation with Noam Chompsky

Israeli Soldier’s Explosive Tell-All: “Palestinians are Right to Resist”

In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic of the occupation of Palestine and Israeli apartheid.

Efrati gives explosive testimony on the reality of his service and explains how war crimes are institutionalized, as well as how systematic the oppression against Palestinians really is in a war of conquest that will no-doubt be accelerated under the Trump Administration.

How Rome Forged an Epic Empire | Engineering an Empire | Full Episode | History

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