Grenada: Whose Freedom?.

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Latin America Bureau, 1984 - Granada - 128 pages
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The US invasion of Grenada in October 1983 was a flagrant and direct violation of international law. The Reagan government's determination to suppress the Grenadian people's right to sovereignty and the shallowness of its justification for this position indicate a preparedness to escalate further violence with which its mandate is imposed in the Caribbean and Central America. Grenada threatened the US because it remained stubbornly independent and sought to develop its tiny society on its own terms. The tragic collapse of the government of the New Jewel Movement simply provided the pretext for an invasion that had been prepared and rehearsed long before.

Grenada: Whose Freedom? gives the background to and outlines the substantial advances of the 1979 "Peaceful Revolution" and shows why it was repugnanat to both Washington and the Thatcher government. It discusses the debate inside the New Jewel Movement, the fall of Maurice Bishop and the events surrounding the invasion itself.

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James Dunkerley is Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, and an editor of The Journal of Latin American Studies. His previous books include Power in the Isthmus, The Long War, Rebellion in the Veins and Americana.

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