Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti: The Rising Threat of Climate Conflict

Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 18, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the geopolitical consequences of global change with Professor Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil explores how climate change is increasing tensions between the global north and the global south.

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“This Is Just the Beginning”: Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate

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Jul 3, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – The past two weeks have witnessed the worst forest fires in Colorado history, a deadly Mid-Atlantic storm that left 23 dead and four million without power, and a record shattering heatwave across the East Coast and Midwest that has not seen since the Dust Bowl. More than 2,000 heat records have been broken in the past week. Continue reading

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
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August 27, 2011

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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.

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Talking About Democrats Abandoning the Middle Class Misses the Point by Michael Lyon

by Michael Lyon
Guest Writer
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June 7, 2011

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I’m sorry to be the negative voice but I don’t consider Kevin Drum’s May 27 Mother Jones article “Why the Democratic Party Has Abandoned the Middle Class in Favor of the Rich” to be a profound analysis of why or how the working class became impoverished and disempowered over the past thirty years.  Drum documents the extent of this attack in a hard-hitting way, but focusing on the Democratic Party is a distraction from the role of the ruling class and the nature of capitalism in its decline.  Also, focusing on the “middle-class” distracts attention away from the existence of real classes, and rapidly expanding poverty in the US.

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Obama to Announce Afghan Escalation Plan Dec. 1st

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Democracy Now!
Nov. 25, 2009

Obama to Announce Afghan Escalation Plan Dec. 1st

Administration officials say President Obama will unveil his decision on sending tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan next week. Obama is expected to announce the plan in a prime-time address next Tuesday night. At the White House yesterday, Obama said he intends to “finish the job” in Afghanistan. [includes rush transcript]

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