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In Whose Interests?

Synopsis
America claims to support freedom and democracy abroad but does history really support this idea? An internal government memorandum of 1948 said "We have about 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6% of its population. Our real task is to maintain this position of disparity." Examples of this policy in action are shown from Guatamala, East Timor, El Salvador and Vietnam. Noam Chomsky explains that policy is decided by a small corporate sector, tightly linked to the state, which makes decisions in their own interest.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2003
Subjects
Economics; Politics & government
Keywords
democracy; East Timor; economic issues; El Salvador; foreign policy; Guatemala; United States of America; Vietnam

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£7.00 + £20.00 deposit
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
27 minutes
Year
2004

Distributor (Hire)

Name

Of Public Concern

Email
ericwalker@gn.apc.org
Phone
01473 717088
Address
Nacton
Ipswich
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