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By Matt Kennard

The tale americans are wont to inform themselves approximately their state is a compelling one: the us is a strength for reliable on the earth, a haven for wealthy upward mobility, and a stalwart defender of democracy and human rights abroad.

With The Racket, veteran investigative journalist Matt Kennard pulls again the curtain and divulges a miles darker fact. the image of the USA he paints is noticeably at odds with that noble picture: via Kennard’s eyes we see one other the USA, person who has lashed the realm to a neoliberal imaginative and prescient and has rewarded filthy rich elites on the fee of standard humans, real freedom, and the worldwide atmosphere. construction his case from greater than 2,000 interviews with officers, intellectuals, and artists around the globe, together with Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Howard Zinn, John Pilger, and Banksy, Kennard finds how we're bought a dream and the way that dream obscures the truth of the company nation, mass incarceration, and the evisceration of human rights.

A ringing polemic that’s powerfully rooted actually, The Racket is as absolute to be arguable because it is to fire up critical reform and revolt.

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“Matt Kennard threw away a comfortable profession with an institution newspaper simply to allow you to in on a mystery: you don’t get the tale, you get the cover-up. From Honduras to Haiti to Washington to London, Kennard we could us in at the info of buried truth.” —Greg Palast, writer of The most sensible Democracy funds Can Buy

“A an important exposé of the strong, of injustice, and of the struggle opposed to the bad. it's going to encourage we all to struggle back.” —Owen Jones, writer of Chavs and The Establishment

“In this crucial publication, Kennard explores the direct affects of militarized, globalized American capitalism on probably the most battered components of our global. With devastating precision and an impressive experience of urgency, he stories on company surprise medical professionals in Haiti, imperialist drug warriors in Honduras, pillaging coal and mining giants in southern Africa and Appalachia—and a lot more. most significantly, he by no means loses sight of the transforming into numbers of resistors keeping directly to their creativity and self-determination within the face of those forces.” —Naomi Klein, writer of This adjustments Everything and The surprise Doctrine

“A great atlas of what Kennard calls ‘heavy history’—the hurricane-like course of worldwide destruction wrought via neoliberalism and wars opposed to the poor.” —Mike Davis, writer of Planet of Slums and In compliment of Barbarians: Essays opposed to Empire

“Matt Kennard’s perceptive direct reporting and research of coverage goal to reveal ‘the racket’ that dominates a lot of world society and to ‘blow their cover’. His in-depth reviews, starting from Haiti to Palestine to Bolivia to Honduras to the destitute in ny urban and much extra, carry domestic in shiny and illuminating element the truth of existence and struggles of a lot of the world’s inhabitants, their defeats and victories, their soreness and power and hope.” —Noam Chomsky, writer of Hegemony or Survival and Failed States

“Matt Kennard’s The Racket is a robust device for self-education: it bargains crucial information regarding the insatiable and sordid nature of worldwide, elitist, exploitive, profit-blinded governments and associations that experience, jointly, perfected the duty of creating billions of individuals depressing, bad and fatally unsatisfied. It additionally bargains testimony from activists and artists who're now not giving in, giving up, or mendacity down.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The colour Purple

“This firecracker of a booklet, written through a former insider journalist who realised the genuine, exploitative time table of company media, unleashes a gonzo trip internationally people empire. From Palestine to Bolivia and the United States to South Africa, reporter Matt Kennard presents a roadmap of deformed economics, kingdom violence and encouraging resistance. The Racket’s key message is that one other, extra simply international is feasible while political and media courtiers of energy know their very own complicity in Washington’s harmful rules within the identify of ‘development’, ‘humanitarian intervention’ and ‘liberation’. learn this ebook, be startled after which take action.” —Antony Loewenstein, parent columnist and writer of Profits of Doom

“Matt Kennard unearths the ruthless legal dynamics of world imperialism. His research is richly researched, keenly illustrative, and continually on course. may well this booklet get the extensive readership it deserves.” —Michael Parenti, writer of The Face of Imperialism and Profit Pathology and different Indecencies

The Racket is hard, offended, relentlessly researched and riveting, within the grand Chomskyian culture yet with the further price of the journalist’s mobility and immediate assurance. Kennard’s diversity is vast, either geographically and topically, yet with a unmarried target—the depredations of the USA superpower’s company and political elites all alone domestic turf and in a foreign country that the lap-dog media infrequently touch.” —Susan George, writer of The Lugano file: On maintaining Capitalism within the Twenty-first Century

“I congratulate Matt Kennard for this brutally sincere paintings. we want Kennard different writers like him who've the braveness and inventive brain to reveal the lies and deception of the loose industry, unfastened Elections, unfastened offerings, Democracy, Peace, Cooperation, Friendship, Partnership, Equality, Justice and different appealing phrases hiding savage brutality, violence, terrorism, colonialism, and imperialism.” —Nawal El Saadawi, writer of Woman at element Zero

“Drawing on his wide-ranging in-depth investigations of exploitation and resistance from Haiti to Tunisia, Matt Kennard presents a important portrait of the constitution and dynamics of the world’s greatest legal firm. A masterpiece of engaged journalism.” —Walden Bello, member of the home of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines and writer of Capitalism’s final Stand

The Racket is a well-researched political travel via weaponized corruption and tyranny, destitution, theft, mass homicide and concluding within the censoring of the humanities within the usa and Britain. Matt Kennard places no deodorant at the reptiles waste within the imperial barnyard.” —Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism

“Matt Kennard exposes the failure folks neoliberalism and an incredible the reason is, China’s famous person is emerging whereas US overseas coverage is imploding right into a black hole.” —John Perkins, writer of Confessions of an financial Hitman

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The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs. the Masters of the Universe

The tale american citizens are wont to inform themselves approximately their kingdom is a compelling one: the us is a strength for stable on this planet, a haven for filthy rich upward mobility, and a stalwart defender of democracy and human rights abroad.

With The Racket, veteran investigative journalist Matt Kennard pulls again the curtain and divulges a far darker fact. the image of the USA he paints is notably at odds with that noble snapshot: via Kennard’s eyes we see one other the USA, one who has lashed the area to a neoliberal imaginative and prescient and has rewarded prosperous elites on the price of standard humans, actual freedom, and the worldwide setting. construction his case from greater than 2,000 interviews with officers, intellectuals, and artists world wide, together with Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Howard Zinn, John Pilger, and Banksy, Kennard finds how we're bought a dream and the way that dream obscures the truth of the company country, mass incarceration, and the evisceration of human rights.

A ringing polemic that’s powerfully rooted in truth, The Racket is as bound to be debatable because it is to fire up critical reform and revolt.

http://zed-books. blogspot. com/2015/04/a-capitalist-conspiracy-theory-matt. html

“Matt Kennard threw away a soft occupation with an institution newspaper simply to allow you to in on a mystery: you don’t get the tale, you get the cover-up. From Honduras to Haiti to Washington to London, Kennard we could us in at the info of buried fact. ” —Greg Palast, writer of the easiest Democracy funds Can Buy

“A an important exposé of the strong, of injustice, and of the conflict opposed to the negative. it may motivate we all to struggle again. ” —Owen Jones, writer of Chavs and The Establishment

“In this crucial booklet, Kennard explores the direct affects of militarized, globalized American capitalism on essentially the most battered elements of our international. With devastating precision and an impressive experience of urgency, he experiences on company surprise medical professionals in Haiti, imperialist drug warriors in Honduras, pillaging coal and mining giants in southern Africa and Appalachia—and a lot more. most significantly, he by no means loses sight of the transforming into numbers of resistors retaining directly to their creativity and self-determination within the face of those forces. ” —Naomi Klein, writer of This alterations every thing and The surprise Doctrine

“A outstanding atlas of what Kennard calls ‘heavy history’—the hurricane-like direction of world destruction wrought by way of neoliberalism and wars opposed to the negative. ” —Mike Davis, writer of Planet of Slums and In compliment of Barbarians: Essays opposed to Empire

“Matt Kennard’s perceptive direct reporting and research of coverage objective to reveal ‘the racket’ that dominates a lot of worldwide society and to ‘blow their cover’. His in-depth reviews, starting from Haiti to Palestine to Bolivia to Honduras to the destitute in ny urban and much extra, deliver domestic in shiny and illuminating aspect the truth of lifestyles and struggles of a lot of the world’s inhabitants, their defeats and victories, their agony and energy and wish. ” —Noam Chomsky, writer of Hegemony or Survival and Failed States

“Matt Kennard’s The Racket is a strong instrument for self-education: it deals crucial information regarding the insatiable and sordid nature of worldwide, elitist, exploitive, profit-blinded governments and associations that experience, jointly, perfected the duty of creating billions of individuals depressing, terrible and fatally unsatisfied. It additionally deals testimony from activists and artists who're no longer giving in, giving up, or mendacity down. ” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of the colour Purple

“This firecracker of a booklet, written by means of a former insider journalist who realised the genuine, exploitative schedule of company media, unleashes a gonzo trip internationally people empire. From Palestine to Bolivia and the USA to South Africa, reporter Matt Kennard offers a roadmap of deformed economics, kingdom violence and encouraging resistance. The Racket’s key message is that one other, extra simply global is feasible whilst political and media courtiers of strength realize their very own complicity in Washington’s damaging guidelines within the identify of ‘development’, ‘humanitarian intervention’ and ‘liberation’. learn this e-book, be startled after which take motion. ” —Antony Loewenstein, mum or dad columnist and writer of gains of Doom

“Matt Kennard finds the ruthless felony dynamics of world imperialism. His research is richly researched, keenly illustrative, and continuously on course. might this booklet get the vast readership it merits. ” —Michael Parenti, writer of The Face of Imperialism and revenue Pathology and different Indecencies

“The Racket is difficult, indignant, relentlessly researched and riveting, within the grand Chomskyian culture yet with the additional worth of the journalist’s mobility and immediate assurance. Kennard’s variety is vast, either geographically and topically, yet with a unmarried target—the depredations of the united states superpower’s company and political elites all alone domestic turf and out of the country that the lap-dog media infrequently contact. ” —Susan George, writer of The Lugano file: On holding Capitalism within the Twenty-first Century

“I congratulate Matt Kennard for this brutally sincere paintings. we want Kennard different writers like him who've the braveness and inventive brain to show the lies and deception of the loose industry, unfastened Elections, unfastened offerings, Democracy, Peace, Cooperation, Friendship, Partnership, Equality, Justice and different appealing phrases hiding savage brutality, violence, terrorism, colonialism, and imperialism. ” —Nawal El Saadawi, writer of girl at element Zero

“Drawing on his wide-ranging in-depth investigations of exploitation and resistance from Haiti to Tunisia, Matt Kennard presents a useful portrait of the constitution and dynamics of the world’s greatest felony firm. A masterpiece of engaged journalism. ” —Walden Bello, member of the home of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines and writer of Capitalism’s final Stand

“The Racket is a well-researched political journey via weaponized corruption and tyranny, destitution, theft, mass homicide and concluding within the censoring of the humanities within the usa and Britain. Matt Kennard places no deodorant at the reptiles waste within the imperial barnyard. ” —Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism

“Matt Kennard exposes the failure people neoliberalism and a tremendous this is because China’s famous person is emerging whereas US international coverage is imploding right into a black gap. ” —John Perkins, writer of Confessions of an fiscal Hitman

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It has put $55 million into a new agricultural program (in the grand scale of things in Haiti, peanuts). “This is our first true agricultural project,” Mr Abrantes acknowledged. The US government claims it is not ignoring agriculture. The ambassador to Haiti told me the US has invested $200 million in the sector already; but, once again, the focus remains on produce for export as opposed to providing for the Haitian population, large portions of which are starving. The IADB, on the other hand, contends that infrastructure is important but “there are other needs” (such as “investing in the private sector” in order to import seeds).

The throngs of jobless who lined the capital’s streets are a reminder of the 70 percent unemployment rate. ” It might perhaps be hard for the hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in ad hoc campsites to do that. In Haiti, I went to the La Piste camp, a barren enclosure with rows of one-bedroom “houses” on steeples. The owner of one, a middle-aged woman, spoke to me slowly via an interpreter. She was a single mother with three children with no means of income. She was living off money the Red Cross had given her, alongside selling some trinkets, although customers are few and far between.

The problem was and remains that these plans go against an ideology purveyed by the IMF, the World Bank and the US. For example, the Haitian government could have rebuilt the country’s crumbling infrastructure with a modern-day equivalent of the Marshall Plan from donors, which would have created public-sector jobs for Haitians to construct roads, ports and energy infrastructure which has either been non-existent or in disrepair. Everyone, after all, puts infrastructure as among the top problems for making Haiti work.

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