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The Ashantee Campaign: An Account of the Third Anglo-Ashanti War by an Eyewitness, West Africa, 1873-4: Winwood Reade

Colonial warfare on the Dark Continent

The British Empire rapidly spread it’s influence throughout the globe during the nineteenth century. Predictably these intrusions rarely found favour with the indigenous populations and so, inevitably, the imperial interests of power and commerce were reinforced by the imposition of military and naval might courtesy of the British Army and the Royal Navy. British interests in West Africa proved to be no exception to the rule and the so called ‘Ashanti Wars’ were fought with varying degrees of savagery and through eight campaigns from 1806 until 1900. This book is about the Third Anglo-Ashanti War which was fought during 1873-74. Garnet Wolseley, commanding a force of British, West Indian and local forces marched against the Ashanti who had invaded British territory. The campaign gained particular notoriety because it occurred during the golden age of newspaper correspondents and was covered by both G. A. Henty and Henry Morton Stanley. It made Wolseley’s reputation and he became a household name. The conflict was made singular by the nature of the terrain-often thick jungle-across which it was fought and by it’s exotic protagonists and this makes it a subject of particular interest for students of the colonial wars in the Victorian era. The outcome of the war was, perhaps, predictable and the British both occupied the enemy capital Kumasi and then burnt it down as an object lesson. This book is particularly useful because the author was an eyewitness to the storming of Amoaful by the Black Watch, the storming of Ordahsu by the Rifle Brigade and the fall of the capital.

Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ LEONAUR (August 23, 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 212 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0857069691
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0857069696
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.48 x 8.5 inches

Critics say Smithfield Foods takeover threatens U.S. food safety


CBS NewsJul 10, 2013
Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in America, is set to be sold to its Chinese equivalent, Shaunghui. Supporters of the deal say it would increase U.S. exports to China, while critics say it could threaten America’s food safety. Wyatt Andrews reports.

China’s Shineway Eats up Smithfield Foods in $4.7 Billion Deal


NTDonChinaMay 30, 2013
The US’s largest pork processor, Smithfield Foods Inc. has agreed to be purchased by Chinese company Shuanghui International for a massive $4.7 billion US dollars. If approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the deal would be the biggest takeover of a US firm by a Chinese one. Already there are words of caution. China’s pork industry isn’t famed for safety, and the purchase will also mean that Smithfield Foods will be handing over their precious know-how to a foreign competitor. Watch NTD’s Chris Chappell and Karen Chang as they digest this takeover bid.

Eminent American Economist Jeffrey Sachs Exposes The Truth About How The West Is Keeping Africa Poor


Africa Web TVAug 3, 2021
American economist Professor, Jeffrey Sachs exposes how America, its Western allies, the CIA and the defence industry have rigged the system to keep Africa from being prosperous. It is a stunning expose and rebuke to the present world order. Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist, academic, public policy analyst and former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he holds the title of University Professor. He is also a renowned leader in sustainable development, a senior UN advisor and a bestselling author.

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Eminent American Economist Jeffrey Sachs Exposes The Truth About How The West Is Keeping Africa Poor


Africa Web TVAug 3, 2021
American economist Professor, Jeffrey Sachs exposes how America, its Western allies, the CIA and the defence industry have rigged the system to keep Africa from being prosperous. It is a stunning expose and rebuke to the present world order. Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist, academic, public policy analyst and former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he holds the title of University Professor. He is also a renowned leader in sustainable development, a senior UN advisor and a bestselling author.

China’s Growing Appetite for Pork Part I

RevealSep 15, 2014
China is unable to feed itself. Its appetite has grown too large, too fast.

Last year, a Chinese company bought Smithfield Foods, the iconic ham brand and America’s largest pork producer in the largest Chinese purchase of an American business.

The deal came two years after China’s communist government issued an edict directing its food industry to scour the globe in search of agricultural resources, prompting concerns about the government’s role in the takeover.

The Center for Investigative Reporting spent four months digging into the deal and produced two pieces that aired on PBS NewsHour. The reporting was funded in part by the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and The Grantham Foundation.

Part 1 examines the Bank of China’s role in the deal and Shuanghui International’s relationship with the government.

CREDITS: Reporter and Producer Nathan Halverson

Producer Amanda Pike

Senior Digital Editor David Ritsher

Camera Scott Anger

Additional Camera Adithya Sambamurthy

Associate Producer Rachel de Leon

Photos Associated Press Sharon Hahn Darlin/Flickr.com

Senior Producer Mia Zuckerkandel

Senior Editor Andrew Donohue

Managing Editor Amy Pyle

Editorial Director Robert Salladay

Executive Producer Sharon Tiller

CIR Executive Director Robert J. Rosenthal

This story was funded in part by: The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism The Grantham Foundation

China’s Growing Appetite for Pork Part II


RevealSep 15, 2014
China is unable to feed itself. Its appetite has grown too large, too fast.

Last year, a Chinese company bought Smithfield Foods, the iconic ham brand and America’s largest pork producer in the largest Chinese purchase of an American business.

The deal came two years after China’s communist government issued an edict directing its food industry to scour the globe in search of agricultural resources, prompting concerns about the government’s role in the takeover.

The Center for Investigative Reporting spent four months digging into the deal and produced two pieces that aired on PBS NewsHour. The reporting was funded in part by the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and The Grantham Foundation.

Part 2 looks at the consequences of China’s antiquated agricultural system at home – and the potential impacts of its search abroad for more food.

CREDITS: Reporter and Producer Nathan Halverson

Producer Amanda Pike

Editor David Ritsher Camera Scott Anger Additional Camera Adithya Sambamurthy

Associate Producer Rachel de Leon

Senior Producer Mia Zuckerkandel

Senior Editor Andrew Donohue Managing Editor Amy Pyle Editorial Director Robert Salladay

Executive Producer Sharon Tiller

CIR Executive Director Robert J. Rosenthal

This story was funded in part by: CUNY McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism The Grantham Foundation

U.S. COMPANIES SECRETLY OWNED BY CHINA: These U.S. Companies have been sold to China over the years

T3 Top Ten TubeAug 27, 2020
Tensions between the United States and China grow daily. Whether it be new Tariffs, tension in the South China Sea, the banning of TikTok, or the handling of the Global Pandemic. It is no secret that China and the United States are not on the best of terms right now. Many believe that this could eventually lead to a hot war between the 2 Super Powers.

Both the United States and Chinese economies are going through extremely trying times. No matter who is wrong or right in this 21st Century Cold War, we believe at the end of it all….the world will not be the same again.

Because neither China nor the United States seem to want to show weakness by backing down…but at what cost is the question.

So we compiled a list of 10 United States companies that most people don’t know that China owns. From Tech Companies to Hospitality, you will learn here that China owns more of the US than you know. HNA Group

Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of a U.S. pork producer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_atdCfE0OE
PBS NewsHourSep 12, 2014
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, was acquired by a Chinese firm in 2013 for nearly $5 billion — more than the company’s market value. The surprising purchase caused some lawmakers to wonder if there might be a hidden player. As part of the series Food for 9 Billion, Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how the Chinese government is involved.

Factory farming is pushing independent farmers to the edge of extinction

The Real News Network Aug 3, 2021

A proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Burnett County, Wisconsin, is slated to house 26,000 hogs and produce millions of gallons of liquid manure every year. Residents fear the irreparable damage a facility of that size could do to their air, land, and waterways, as well as to their property values and the local economy, and many fear there’s nothing they can do to stop it. As part of TRNN’s special collaboration with In These Times magazine for “The Wisconsin Idea,” TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez traveled with Cameron Granadino (TRNN) and Hannah Faris (In These Times) to Burnett and Polk counties to speak with farmers and residents in the area about their underreported struggle to protect their communities from the factory farming industry. In this interview, we speak with local farmer and beekeeper Kristy Lynn Allen about the damage the industrialization of farming has done to agriculture in general, and about the damage the new CAFO would do specifically to farmers like her. Allen is the founder of The Beez Kneez, LLC, and serves as president of the local chapter of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. #BigAgriculture #Farming #IndependentFarmers #FactoryFarming #Rural

Pre-production:
Maximillian Alvarez
Simon Davis-Cohen
Hannah Faris
Cameron Granadino

Studio:
Cameron Granadino
Stephen Frank

Post-production:
Cameron Granadino
Stephen Frank
Kayla Rivara

The Wisconsin Idea is an independent reporting project of People’s Action Institute, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and In These Times.

Allen is the founder of The Beez Kneez, LLC, and serves as president of the local chapter of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. #BigAgriculture #Farming #IndependentFarmers #FactoryFarming #Rural

Pre-production: Maximillian Alvarez Simon Davis-Cohen Hannah Faris Cameron Granadino Studio: Cameron Granadino Stephen Frank Post-production: Cameron Granadino Stephen Frank Kayla Rivara The Wisconsin Idea is an independent reporting project of People’s Action Institute, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and In These Times.

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