Michael Parenti: The Panama Deception + US imperialism in full view

with Michael Parenti
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Dandelion Salad
www.michaelparenti.org
December 20, 2010

Map of US-Operation Just Cause, Invasion of Pa...

Map of US-Operation Just Cause, Invasion of Panama, December 1989 – January 1990. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RTAmerica | December 20, 2010

December 20th marks the 21st anniversary of the 1989 US Invasion of Panama. An Incident, known as ‘Operation Just Cause,’ that erupted after CIA client Manuel Noriega charted and independent path from the US and threatened to close down US bases. The drum beat for war against Panama would eventually play out again in US military interventions that followed. The media coverage of the invasion of Panama became the blueprint in rallying public support for war through the mainstream media.

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Michael Parenti: Does Capitalism work? (2002)

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buddhagem | August 07, 2007

The myth that capitalism works conveniently ignores reality. In this video, political scientist and activist Michael Parenti debunks this popular myth.

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Michael Parenti: The President

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buddhagem | November 22, 2009

This is an excerpt from a talk by political analyst Michael Parenti on Executive Power in a Democratic Society. Sadly few of us learn much about the executive office in school. Here Dr. Parenti discusses the role of President in a way seldom heard: as the defender of Capitalism, protecting US corporate interests at home and abroad. Further, Parenti goes into the lifestyle of the president and describes the utter opulence that office holder enjoys. Finally, Parenti discusses the differences between structuralists and functionalists in regards the president. If you want to understand the similarities and differences between Bush and Obama or any other US President, it’s important to understand the role that office plays.

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Michael Parenti on Conspiracy Theories: How The World Changed After 9/11

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www.michaelparenti.org
Oct. 3, 2010

RadicalPragmatist | September 30, 2010

Michael Parenti speaks at the “How The World Changed After 9/11” Conference in New York City held on 9/11 2010.

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Michael Parenti: Crumbling US Empire

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www.michaelparenti.org
Sept. 23, 2010

RTAmerica | September 23, 2010

In the last half-century we have witnessed a dramatic expansion of American corporate power into every corner of the world, accompanied by an equal growth in US military power. The United States is a super power but has forgotten about its own people (the republic). Michael Parenti says that US leaders have been consumed by the status of American super power and have forgotten basic infrastructure needs of their people.

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Michael Parenti: Lies, War, and Empire (2007; must-see) (repost)

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In case you missed this one, here it is again.

talkingsticktv
June 17, 2007

Parenti speaks about lies, dissent, and how we arrive at the truth of our situation and still retain our sanity. He raises the question whether the Iraq war was not a failure but a success for some parts of the empire – and why.”Lies, War, and Empire” given May 12, 2007 at Antioch University in Seattle.

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The Corbett Report: Michael Parenti

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by James Corbett
The Corbett Report
2010/05/04

Noted political commentator and cultural critic Michael Parenti joins us to talk about his appearance at the upcoming Understanding Deep Politics conference in Santa Cruz. He also talks about his latest book, God and His Demons.

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Dr. Michael Parenti: Terrorism, Globalism and Conspiracy (2002)

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Repost from June 16, 2008

by Michael Parenti
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Replaced video May 11, 2013

DebatesAndLectures
Mar 1, 2012

OCTOBER 9, 2002, VANCOUVER

Dr. Michael Parenti, one of North America’s leading radical writers on U.S. imperialism and interventionism, fascism, democracy and the media, spoke to several hundred people at St. Andrews Wesley Church in Vancouver. Dr. Parenti has taught political science at a number of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. He has written 250 major magazine articles and 15 books and is frequently heard on public and alternative radio.

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Michael Parenti: Against Empire: U.S. Intervention in the Modern World (1995)

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Jan. 26, 2010

talkingsticktv
January 02, 2010

Network X – 12/08/95 – Guest Michael Parenti author of “inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media”, “The Sword and the Dollar: Imperialism Revolution and the Arms Race” and “Against Empire”.

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Michael Parenti: Lies, War, and Empire (2007; must-see)

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talkingsticktv
June 17, 2007

Parenti speaks about lies, dissent, and how we arrive at the truth of our situation and still retain our sanity. He raises the question whether the Iraq war was not a failure but a success for some parts of the empire – and why.”Lies, War, and Empire” given May 12, 2007 at Antioch University in Seattle.

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The Honduras Coup – Is Obama Innocent? By Michael Parenti

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By Michael Parenti
July 08, 2009 “Information Clearing House

Is President Obama innocent of the events occurring in Honduras, specifically the coup launched by the Honduran military resulting in the abduction and forced deportation of democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya? Obama has denounced the coup and demanded that the rules of democracy be honored. Still, several troubling questions remain.

First, almost all the senior Honduran military officers active in the coup are graduates of the Pentagon’s School of the Americas (known to many of us as “School of the Assassins”). The Honduran military is trained, advised, equipped, indoctrinated, and financed by the United States national security state. The generals would never have dared to move without tacit consent from the White House or the Pentagon and CIA.

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North Korea: “Sanity” at the Brink By Michael Parenti

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June 20, 2009 “Commondreams

Nations that chart a self-defining course, seeking to use their land, labor, natural resources, and markets as they see fit, free from the smothering embrace of the US corporate global order, frequently become a target of defamation. Their leaders often have their moral sanity called into question by US officials and US media, as has been the case at one time or another with Castro, Noriega, Ortega, Qaddafi, Aristide, Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, Hugo Chavez, and others.

So it comes as no surprise that the rulers of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) have been routinely described as mentally unbalanced by our policymakers and pundits. Senior Defense Department officials refer to the DPRK as a country “not of this planet,” led by “dysfunctional” autocrats. One government official, quoted in the New York Times, wondered aloud “if they are really totally crazy.” The New Yorker magazine called them “balmy,” and late-night TV host David Letterman got into the act by labeling Kim Jong-il a “madman maniac.”

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Michael Parenti: Economic Crisis the Inevitable Result of “Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse”

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 13, 2009

Democracy Now! on 3.12.09

Michael Parenti: Economic Crisis the Inevitable Result of “Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse”

Michael Parenti is a longtime political analyst and author of twenty books, including Democracy for the Few and Superpatriotism. Parenti writes, “Free-market corporate capitalism is by its nature a disaster waiting to happen.”

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Michael Parenti: The JFK Assassination and the Gangster Nature of the State (1993)

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.michaelparenti.org

Note: replaced video Aug. 3, 2014

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Promises, Promises And Obamese Seduction by Gaither Stewart

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by Gaither Stewart
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16 February 2009

“To seduce also means to destroy”

I ran into a reference to The Fable of the Bees: or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits and found the suggestive old poem extensively reproduced and commented on line. The work consists of a poem, The Grumbling Hive, or Knaves Turn’d Honest, and an extensive prose commentary. The poem which first appeared in 1705 was intended as a commentary on England, as the Dutch Englishman, Bernard de Mandeville, saw it. Here is a stanza:

A Spacious Hive well stock’d with Bees,
That lived in Luxury and Ease;
And yet as fam’d for Laws and Arms,
As yielding large and early Swarms;
Was counted the great Nursery
Of Sciences and Industry.
No Bees had better Government,
More Fickleness, or less Content.
They were not Slaves to Tyranny,
Nor ruled by wild Democracy;
But Kings, that could not wrong, because
Their Power was circumscrib’d by Laws.

The ‘hive’ is corrupt but prosperous, yet it grumbles about lack of virtue. A higher power decides to give them what they ask for. It’s all quite familiar and contemporary. Eh?

(Rome) Since I have been over the whole route, from the political no-man’s land of the “majority”, across the cavernous divide to the independent and autonomous state of intense engagement, paying for my mistakes and reaping immeasurable rewards along the way, I can now permit myself some liberties of opinion. Still, I listen and listen and listen and wonder where I stand in the never-ending discussion on What is to be done? Like other emancipated people I wonder not only about my own ideas but also about those persons of Power dedicated to the methodical conditioning and fierce control of the malleable consciousness of the masses, Power dedicated to the seduction of humanity.

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