Michael Parenti

Alternative Radio on 07/28/09

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/28/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

HYPOCRISIES OF CAPITALISM

Flashpoints on 07/01/09

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 07/01/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

On Flashpoints, Dennis Bernstein speaks with Eva Golinger about Sunday's coup in Honduras, Michael Parenti talks about Honduras, North Korea, Iran, and Iraq, and a report on the Free Gaza ship.

Alternative Radio on 03/18/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 03/18/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Michael Parenti - The Hypocrisies of Capitalism (lecture)

Michael Parenti is one of this country's foremost independent political analysts. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.  He is the author of numerous books including the classic "Democracy for the Few" and the highly acclaimed "The Assassination of Julius Caesar." His latest book is "Contrary Notions."

The "Newsweek" cover declares, "We are All Socialists Now." Some people have a different take on it. Paul Krugman, commenting on the bailout of banks and the giant insurance company AIG, says it's a classic example of what he calls "lemon socialism," that is, taxpayers bear the cost if things go wrong, but stockholders and executives get the benefits if things go right. Krugman, a Nobel Prize winner, is describing our economic system as it really is, not the fantasy tale spun for mass consumption by Alan Greenspan and his disciples. One salient aspect of the economic collapse is the focus on rotten apples like Bernard Madoff and Robert Allen Stanford. They are easy pickings. We can all be virtuous in denouncing them as cheats and swindlers. But what escapes scrutiny and discussion is the barrel itself. And that is the capitalist system.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 12/25/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Michael Parenti speaks on Diversity and Orthodoxy in the News Media. Parenti gave the keynote speech for the Modern Media Censorship lectures by Project Censored on August 28th of this year.

Michael Parenti has written and lectured on the mainstream media for decades. He is the author of numerous books including "Inventing Reality."

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 12/05/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Dennis Bernstein's guests include Michael Parenti, social and political critic and author of numerous books including Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader. Parenti has won awards from Project Censored, the Caucus for a New Political Science, the city of Santa Cruz, New Jersey Peace Action, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Religion in Higher Education, and other organizations. In 2007 he was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Representative Barbara Lee.

Flashpoints on 08/20/08

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Dennis Bernstein interviews Michael Parenti, author, historian and media critic, who discusses US activities in the Middle East and implications of the 2008 US Presidential election. His latest book is Contrary Notions, the Michael Parenti Reader.

And on the Block Report hear about The Decline of Black Radio.
The guest is Iyanna Jones - filmmaker of Disappearing Voices, the Decline of Black Radio, written and narrated by Bob Law, and directed by U-Savior. www.disappearingvoices.com, www.blockreportradio.com

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