In the Link TV special presentation Apology of an Economic Hitman, we learn about a kind of government persuasion that doesn't involve the CIA. Author John Perkins is an economic hitman, whose job it is to get new foreign leaders to yield to US interests -- using debt as a weapon.
In front of an angry audience somewhere in Latin America, Perkins describes his personal journey: he is an American who decided to tell the truth, regardless of the risks for his family and his life. He worked for a secret network that used loans from the World Bank, payoffs, extortion, sex, military coups and political assassinations to create the American empire.
But an unexpected crowd storms the theater demanding answers about the country's suffering. Among the people gathered is the daughter of an assassinated president. Perkins doesn't know if he will be accepted or lynched...
Based on rare propaganda material, film-noir-style reconstructed sequences and the exclusive filmed confessions of best-selling writer John Perkins, this documentary sheds new light on the international economic and political influences in recent American history, from the Second World War to Latin America, to the invasion and looting of Iraq.
Joining this special presentation with commentary on the film is investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author Greg Palast.