Michael Parenti: Privatization of Libya + The Face of Imperialism + Christian Parenti: Tropic of Chaos

Hands Off Libya ! لا تدخل في ليبيا

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 27, 2011

Replaced video July 9, 2012

August 21, 2011

Political scientist Michael Parenti, based in Berkeley, California, says protecting civilians was just a pretext for NATO to step into Libya, topple Gaddafi and redirect the country’s economy.

“In fact, the same thing happened in Yugoslavia and in Eastern Europe,” he said, “There will be a massive privatization taking place, the public economy that the Gaddafi government had built over 40 years, which included public subsidies for housing, for education, for healthcare – all those things will be privatized. The oil fields will be handed over to private companies for private profit.”

on Sep 6, 2011

Michael Parenti on the future of Libya


August 27, 2011

The Face of Imperialism — Michael Parenti

“Michael Parenti’s The Face of Imperialism is a powerful, frightening, and honest book. It will be hated by those who run the Empire, and it will be loved by people who are searching for truth amidst the piles of garbage of Western propaganda. Above all, this book will be like a bright spark of hope for billions of men, women, and children who are fighting this very moment for survival, defending themselves against the Empire and against all monstrous faces and masks of imperialism.” —Andre Vltchek, author of Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad. From a Book Event at: MOE’S BOOKSTORE, August 23, 2011. Recorded by Brightpath Video.

Unstable Climate, Unstable People — Christian Parenti

Journalist Christian Parenti speaks about his new book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. He connects the effects of climate change to the increasing number of civil wars, ethnic violence, criminality and failed states in Kenya, Brazil and India, among others. Christian is the son of Michael Parenti. From A National Radio Project Production. Recorded 7-14-2011.

Listen via http://noliesradio.org

Michael Parenti’s most recent books are The Culture Struggle (2006), Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (2007), God and His Demons (2010), Democracy for the Few (9th ed. 2011), and The Face of Imperialism (2011). For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.


Don DeBar: The Qatari invasion of Tripoli for NATO

Lies, War, and Empire: NATO’s “Humanitarian Imperialism” in Libya by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Killing the Truth: Western Mainstream Media Complicit in NATO War Crimes in Libya by Finian Cunningham

Michael Parenti: The Face of Imperialism

Michael Parenti: How the Empire is Maintained (2010)