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  1. Llumina Press

    STRANGE LIBERATORS
    Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit

    By Gregory Elich
    With an introduction by Michael Parenti and an afterword by Mickey Z.

    From war and sanctions to corporate plunder and the looming threat of
    climate change, the harrowing accounts in Gregory Elich’s Strange
    Liberators comprise an essential source for understanding today’s
    world. This is U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving
    end.

    “Gregory Elich is the model investigative journalist of the anti-imperialist
    left; tenacious, thorough, penetrating, meticulous and above all,
    uncompromising. On Yugoslavia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Iraq, no one
    digs deeper, and no one uncovers more, than Elich.”
    Stephen Gowans, political commentator, What’s Left

    “Using a wealth of historic evidence and revelatory analysis, deep research
    and eye-witness investigation, Gregory Elich treats what lawyers call the
    ‘hard cases’: Yugoslavia, Croatia, Zimbabwe, North Korea, and certain
    untouched questions about Iraq, issues that have been most thoroughly
    misrepresented in the corporate media and even by political commentators
    and activists who claim to be on the left. Elich wastes no time with
    genuflections to the dominant ideology. Instead he sticks to the awful facts
    and glaring truths that compose the underlying reality of the U.S. global
    empire. He ties in his deeply informed case studies to the wider issues of
    U.S. imperial policy, the broader questions of war and peace, and the
    general crisis that faces the entire world and the planet’s ecology itself.
    Thereby he performs a most valuable service to persons all across the
    political spectrum.”
    Michael Parenti, author of The Culture Struggle, The Assassination of Julius
    Caesar and To Kill a Nation

    “For years, Gregory Elich has made his mark as a journalist-historian who
    pairs a special literary flair with a talent for uncovering real time, tightly
    held intelligence secrets. In this profoundly ominous time of modern
    history, there are precious few contemporary writers who brook no
    compromise with the truth. This volume stands tall, and the author is a
    special breed.”
    Louis Wolf, publisher of Covert Action Quarterly

    “Informed Americans know about their government’s interventions into
    Vietnam, Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. They know about the
    violations of international law, the injustices, the lies, and the harm
    caused by these actions. But the case of Yugoslavia tends to draw a blank.
    Even worse, it tends to elicit support for this ‘humanitarian’ intervention.
    Correcting this gross misunderstanding and distortion of history is one
    reason among many for reading this book.”
    William Blum, author of Killng Hope and Rogue State

    “Gregory Elich offers a clear and vital analysis of the goals of private
    interests and their secret collusion with the Bush administration to cover
    up a broad range of dangers, from war to global warming. Scholars,
    researchers and the lay public interested in US foreign policy will find
    this book both vital and illuminating.”
    Lenora Foerstel, Vice President of Women for Mutual Security and author of
    Confronting the Margaret Mead Legacy

    “Gregory Elich has dedicated himself to skillfully unearthing and
    disseminating the information that typically goes unsaid. He provides us
    with the well-researched fundamentals we cannot and should not expect to get
    from our newspapers or televisions. Put another way, Elich teaches us to
    identify the ‘gates’ that restrict our freedom of thought.”
    Mickey Z, author of The Seven Deadly Spins and 50 American Revolutions
    You’re Not Supposed to Know

    About the Author:

    Gregory Elich is on the Board of Directors of the Jasenovac Research
    Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Korea Truth Commission. His
    articles have appeared in newspapers and periodicals across the world,
    including the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Great Britain, France, Zimbabwe,
    Yugoslavia, Russia, Denmark and Australia.

    Publication: Strange Liberators

    Author: Gregory Elich
    Paperback
    ISBN: 1-59526-570-8
    Pages: 424

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