How America underdevelops the world. A State of the Empire Report.
by Africa Research Group
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
February 24, 1970
68 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Asia, Latin America
Language: English
Contents: INTRODUCTION TO THE STRATEGIES FOR THE 1970s • ORIGIN OF THE STRATEGIES: HOW CORPORATIONS MAKE POLICY • OPIC: PUBLIC MONEY AND PRIVATE PROFIT • HOW CORPORATIONS WIN SUPPORT • FORGING AN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE • CONCLUSION • HOW TO ANALYZE FOREIGN INVESTMENT CLIMATE • SELLING AID TO CONGRESS • MULTILATERALISM • MULTILATERALISM MILITARISM • WORLD BANK • WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL CAPITALISM • U.N. DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM • ISSUES OF DEVELOPMENT • GREEN REVOLUTION • AGRIBUSINESS • POPULATION • AID: DOES IT WORK AND FOR WHOM • VIETNAMIZATION OF THE WORLD • THE INSTITUTIONAL NEXUS • The pamphlet includes Outwitting the "Developed" Countries by Ivan Illich and a reprint of “AID 'Public Safety' Programs” from the NACLA Newsletter.  The pamphlet mentions Richard Nixon, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Lyndon Johnson, Ambassador to Ethiopia Edward Korry, the Nixon Administration, the International Private Investment Advisory Council (IPIAC), Senator Jacob Javits, Democratic Representative Leonard Farbstein, COMSAT (Communications Satellite Corporation), Francis X. Scafuro, Bank of America, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) bill,  A.I.D. (Agency for International Development, AID), the Overseas Development Council (ODC), U.S. corporations, Lester B. Pearson, the Pearson Commission, C. Douglas Dillon, Edward (?) Hamilton, Brookings Institute, Columbia University, the School of International Affairs, Albert Schweitzer, Michael Kidron, Winthrop Rockefeller, Robert Q. McNamara, Partners in Development, Irish Diplomat Conor Cruise O'Brien, international peacekeeping, arms control, MIT, Lincoln Bloomfield, Amelia C. Leiss, military dictatorships, Waldemer Nielson, the African-American Institute (AAI), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), loans, the International Development Association, international investment, Olin, the UN (General Assembly, Security Council, and Secretariat), Sir Robert Jackson, low-income countries, UNDP, FAO, agribusiness: Corn Products, Delmonte (Del Monte), Dow Chemical, Caterpillar Tractor, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), William Beatty, Chase Manhattan, Taylor Ostrander, American Metal Climax, miracle seeds, B-52s, fertilizer, Clifton R Wharton, Jr., Michigan State University, the National Industrial Conference Board, H.J, Heinz, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, ruling elites, desiccated environment, food shortages, famine, population concentration, Zero Population Growth, Foreign Assistance Act of 1969, President Truman, the Minerals Policy Commission (Paley Commission), the National Security Resource Board (NSRB), the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, the empire, imperialism, David Horowitz, Ramparts, the Carnegie Foundation, Francis X. Sutton, Harvard, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Committee for Economic Development, National Industrial Conference Board, International Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National Foreign Trade Council, Committee for Latin America, African-American Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic community Development Group for Latin America, Private Investment Corporation for Asia, Multinational Investment Corporation for Africa, the North American Congress on Latin America, the Pacific Studies Center, Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars, National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex (NARMIC), Union of Radical Political Economists (URPE), and the Committee of Returned Volunteers (CRV). • WHAT STRATEGY FOR THE THIRD WORLD? [Note: On the date, this was written on the occasion of the International Development Conference in Washington D.C. on February 24-26, 1970.]
Used by permission of Danny Schechter, Sam Barnes and Robert Maurer, former members of Africa Research Group.
Collection: Steve Askin - Carole Collins papers