Unpeople: Britain's Secret Human Rights Abuses

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Random House, Sep 4, 2008 - Political Science - 384 pages
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Britain is complicit in the deaths of ten million people.

These are Unpeople - those whose lives are seen as expendable in the pursuit of Britain's economic and political goals.

In Unpeople, Mark Curtis shows that the Blair government is deepening its support for many states promoting terrorism and, using evidence unearthed from formerly secret documents, reveals for the first time the hidden history of unethical British policies, including: support for the massacres in Iraq in 1963; the extraordinary private backing of the US in its aggression against Vietnam; support for the rise of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin; the running of a covert 'dirty war' in Yemen in the 1960s; secret campaigns with the US to overthrow the governments of Indonesia and British Guiana; the welcoming of General Pinochet's brutal coup in Chile in 1973; and much more.

This explosive new book, from the author of Web of Deceit, exposes the reality of the Blair government's foreign policies since the invasion of Iraq. It discloses government documents showing that Britain's military is poised for a new phase of global intervention with the US, and reveals the extraordinary propaganda campaigns being mounted to obscure the reality of policies from the public.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The attack on democracy
7
The irrelevance of international
35
The Iraq propaganda
47
The new Ministry of Offence
68
The secret history
80
Psychological warfare beyond Iraq
101
New Labours key allies
141
Tools of covert action
184
Secret support for
198
The rise of Idi Amin
245
Protecting a dictator
262
A constitutional coup
278
Britain and global deaths
310
Notes
324
Index
365

War for oil
161

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About the author (2008)

Mark Curtis is a former Research Fellow of the Institute of Foreign Affairs and ex Head of Policy at Christian Aid. He is the author of several books including, The Ambiguities of Power, The Great Deception, Trade for Life and Web of Deceit.

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