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New World Notes - Glen Ford on Imperialism, Wall Street, and War (Part 1)
This week on New World Notes: radio program #276, June 18, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst excerpts a fine talk Glen Ford gave at Trinity College, in Hartford, on April 6, 2013.
Ford shows that much of American foreign policy--including military interventions in the Third World--is all about containing China.
The US cannot compete with China economically because Wall Street sold off our manufacturing assets to inflate its own profits. To protect corporate profits, the US's only remaining source of power is its huge military--which the government is now wielding globally with blatant disregard of national sovereignty and international law.
Ford's talk was recorded on video by The Struggle. Many thanks to them. I have lightly edited the audio, removing stumbles and hesitations.
For more by Glen Ford, see blackagendareport.com.
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