Andrew Feinstien is an expert on international arms trafficking and author of the highly acclaimed recent book, The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade. The book is a thoroughly-documented, behind-the-scenes look at weapons sales, both official government-to-government transactions, and it spillover into the illicit world of weapons smuggling.
Feinstein, a former member of parliament in South Africa, was once seen as a promising up and comer in the African National Congress. He resigned his seat in protest in 2001, over the ANC’s refusal to investigate allegations of corruption in connection with arms sales to South Africa.
Feinstein spoke to 100Reporters’ Alice Brennan in Zucotti Park, where he visited the Occupy Wall Street protest.