Books

I study and write about political conflicts and social movements. I have done so in a wide range of online outlets. I am a fellow at the Independent Media Institute's Globetrotter project.

This section deals with books that I have authored or have chapters in, on these topics.

America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DR Congo is published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2020. Here’s the blurb:

This book examines US interventions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda — two countries whose post-independence histories are inseparable. It analyzes the US campaigns to prevent Patrice Lumumba from turning the DR Congo into a sovereign, democratic, prosperous republic on a continent where America’s ally apartheid South Africa was hegemonic; America’s installation of and support for Mobutu to keep the region under neo-colonial control; and America’s pre-emption of the Africa-wide movement for multiparty democracy in Rwanda and Zaire in the 1990s by supporting Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). In addition, the book discusses the concepts of African development, democracy, genocide, foreign policy, and international politics.

 

In my thriller novel Siegebreakers (Roseway 2019) a group of heroes battles to break the siege of Gaza.

My book Haiti's New Dictatorship: The Coup, the Earthquake, and the UN Occupation, will be coming out around October 20, 2012 from Pluto Press.

BOOK CHAPTERS

A chapter on Incompatible Objectives: Development and Counterinsurgency in Canada's Afghanistan Strategy, will be part of the collection Empire's Ally, edited by Jerome Klassen and Greg Albo, in January 2013.

A chapter on Racism, Culture, and a Participatory Society is in Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century, by AK Press 2008. Edited by Chris Spannos.