The JFK Assassination: Defending the Gangster State by Michael Parenti

by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
November 22, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

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(originally published, 1996, in Parenti’s book, Dirty Truths, lightly edited 2013)

Today in the much vaunted western democracies there exists a great deal of unaccountable state power whose primary function is to maintain the existing politico-economic structure, using surveillance, infiltration, sabotage, judicial harassment, disinformation, trumped-up charges and false arrests, tax harassment, blackmail, and even violence and assassination to make Continue reading

Syria, Sarin, and Casus Belli by Michael Parenti

by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
September 30, 2013

Protestors

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that on August 21 the Assad government slaughtered 1,429 people, including 426 children, in a sarin chemical attack in Ghouta, a Damascus suburb. (Doctors Without Borders put the total at about 300.) Secretary Kerry insisted that now the United States had no choice but to launch U.S. bombing attacks against President Bashar al-Assad, devolving into another of America’s “humanitarian wars.”

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I Have a Dream, a Blurred Vision by Michael Parenti

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
August 29, 2013

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—in which Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famed “I Have a Dream” speech—has recently won renewed attention from various print and electronic media in the United States.  Continue reading

Michael Parenti: Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life

Michael Parenti

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
June 17, 2013

Jane Bouey
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June 10, 2013

Interview with award-winning progressive political analyst and author Michael Parenti about his new memoir, “Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life.” Interviewed June 10 by Jane Bouey.

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Requiem for a Dominatrix by Michael Parenti

Annette Funicello

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
April 13, 2013

On April 8, 2013, the western world lost a grand dame, an iconic figure, a woman admired by millions while dismissed by others as just another lady in a bouffant hairdo. She came from a modest social background yet she made her way to the top, a woman who could perform winningly in what is arguably the most competitive arena of life. I am, of course, speaking of Annette Funicello, singer and Hollywood actress.

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Michael Parenti: The Empire Feeds Off The Republic

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
March 16, 2013

Capitalism is Crisis

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Radio Akasha
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February 25, 2013

Brian Stetten and Ruthan Amarteifio, still hopeful——
Somehow, somewhere, we’ll make a democracy!!

Michael Parenti, http://www.michaelparenti.org, is our guest!
Notable political commentator, international award winning author and lecturer, he will be speaking of his latest book “The Face of Imperialism”.  He’ll discuss the Bosnian Genocide which many are not aware of.   Continue reading

Eating Horses in Paris by Michael Parenti

How do you like your horse?

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by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
February 28, 2013

In 1951, only five years after World War II ended, I managed to make my way to Paris where I landed a job as a courier diplomatique (messenger boy) for the United Nations Sixth General Assembly. Despite the years of war and deprivation, Paris still was a special place with its history, its cafes, galleries, bridges, ornate edifices, and narrow winding cobblestone streets, some seemingly as old as the city itself.

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Michael Parenti: Making the World Safe for the Fortune 500, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
February 3, 2013

War is Money (Encourage people to consider how our socio-economic-cultural system incentivizes and rewards aggressions and other harmful behaviors/activities.)

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
February 3, 2013

This week’s Soapbox features Michael Parenti.

Michael is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

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Michael Parenti on Media, Class, Politics, Drones, Occupy

with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
Jan. 17, 2013

We Are The Many, Occupy Oakland Move In Day (27 of 31)

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David Pakman Show·Jan 16, 2013

Michael Parenti, noted political scholar and author of The Face of Imperialism joins David to discuss the changing role of media in the political landscape, the lenses of the two party system, race, culture, and class, on media reporting, and more. Continue reading

Michael Parenti: They Start Out By Demonizing Their Leader

with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
December 8, 2012

“The Empire feeds off the republic.” — Michael Parenti

Occupy Wall Street - 11/3/11 - 006

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by Radio Free Kansas
December 8, 2012

Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. His highly informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad.

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Michael Parenti: The Destruction and Colonization of Yugoslavia

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
October 30, 2012

Oct 21, 2012 by

Destruction and Colonization of Yugoslavia event, 09-15-2012 Parenti’s introductory comments.

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Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
October 24, 2012

It's Capitalism.

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freespeechtv May 16, 2013

“A man who steals a goose from the commons is punished, while a man who steals the commons itself is rewarded.” -unknown-

Michael Parenti has authored many books such as:

God and His Demons; The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome; The Face of Imperialism; Dirty Truths; Blackshirts & REDS; Super Patriotism.

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Michael Parenti, Savvina Chowdhury, Sarah Regan: State of the Struggle

Occupy Wall Street S15

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with Michael Parenti
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Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
October 24, 2012

Oct 21, 2012 by

Michael Parenti, Savvina Chowdhury, Sarah Regan panel: “State of the Struggle” – at the Peoples’ Movement Assembly in Olympia WA, Oct. 20, 2012. Continue reading

The Nobel Peace Prize for War by Michael Parenti

War is Peace. Obama and his Nobel "Peace" Prize

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by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
October 18, 2012

Those who own the wealth of nations take care to downplay the immensity of their holdings while emphasizing the supposedly benign features of the socio-economic order over which they preside. With its regiments of lawmakers and opinion-makers, the ruling hierarchs  produce a never-ending cavalcade of symbols, images, and narratives to disguise and legitimate the system of exploitative social relations existing between the 1% and the 99%.

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The Future Does Not Look Good for Iran by Michael Parenti

peace in persia

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by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
August 5, 2012

Occasionally individuals complain that I fail to address one subject or another. One Berkeley denizen got in my face and announced: “You leftists ought to become aware of the ecological crisis.” In fact, I had written a number of things about the ecological crisis, including one called “Eco-Apocalypse.” His lack of familiarity with my work did not get in the way of his presumption.

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