Making the World Safe for Hypocrisy By Michael Parenti (1996)

by Michael Parenti
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July 10, 2011

Pro-Sandino mural

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Excerpted from Dirty Truths.

Why has the United States government supported counterinsurgency in Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, and many other places around the world, at such a loss of human life to the populations of those nations? Why did it invade tiny Grenada and then Panama? Why did it support mercenary wars against progressive governments in Nicaragua, Mozambique, Angola, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, East Timor, Western Sahara, South Yemen, and elsewhere?

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Hidden Holocaust, USA by Michael Parenti (1996)

by Michael Parenti
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Dandelion Salad
www.michaelparenti.org
June 28, 2011

Excerpted from Dirty Truths.

“I’ve had grown men wet this floor with tears, begging for a job. We have to pray with some to keep them from killing themselves. So many say they just want to die,” says Charlie Tarrance, a director of a private social agency. His task is to deal with growing lines of despairing people looking for jobs, housing, and food. The place is Gadsden, Alabama, but it could be anywhere in the United States.

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