Michael Parenti: Conspiracy and Class Power (1993)

with Michael Parenti
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May 11, 2011

Note: replaced video Dec. 21. 2015


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Feb 12, 2015 by David Rose

This is an in-depth analysis of the modern state and the exercise of power behind the scenes. The speech is also an important historic document. Given in 1993 it issues a warning of the use of deception to justify going to war.

The speech also explains the expansion of the deregulated free market that would lead to a financial crisis as we see it today. The speech on Conspiracy and Class Power was lost for several years and only recently discovered in the collection of a listener in Seattle. Michael Parenti spoke before an overflow audience in Berkeley, CA. Continue reading

The Doomsday Project, Deep Events, and the Shrinking of American Democracy by Prof. Peter Dale Scott


by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
Global Research, January 22, 2011
Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 4 No 2, January 24, 2011

I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.”— Senator Frank Church (1975)

In recent years I have become more and more concerned with the interactions between three important and alarming trends in recent American history. Continue reading

The National Security State and the Assassination of JFK by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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November 24, 2010

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

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The CIA, the Pentagon, and the “Peace President”

Just 47 years ago, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This marked the turning of the American National Security State apparatus against its own leadership. After having overthrown, assassinated leaders, and orchestrated coups around the world, the moment its growing power was threatened by the civilian leadership in America, the apparatus of empire came home to roost.

The National Security State

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Gore Vidal on the Cold War + Gore Vidal on “The Emperor”, Parts 1 & 2

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Gore Vidal on the Cold War (Part 1)

TheRealNews on Sep 4, 2007

Join us for part one of a seven part interview with the legendary Gore Vidal

“Truman went on with his grotesque adventure and the Cold War begins.”

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Gore Vidal on Liberty + Gore Vidal on US Media and Society, Parts 3 & 4

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TheRealNews on Aug. 30, 2007

Gore Vidal on Liberty

The people who wrote the Constitution hated democracy

Says Vidal: We’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now. What freedoms we had have now been eliminated — Magna Carta guaranteed us due process of law, the only good thing England left us.

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