Inside U.S.

Richard Grossman – Dismantling Corporations

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Remembering Richards work and life
Richard Grossman said: “.. corporations don’t have rights. Rights are for people. Corporations only have privileges, and only those that we the people bestow on them.” In a nutshell that was the essence of his research and teaching for the last 20 years. Richard died of melanoma on November 22nd, 2011, at a hospital in New York City, where he was born sixty-eight years earlier.
Ralph Nader called him the “preeminent historian of corporations” and a new, inspiring reading of history was his special gift. Richard said that the American revolution was fought less against the crown but against the crown corporations. And he believed that it’s time to remember that fight and assert sovereignty of the [ . . . ]

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Michael Parenti Theocracy VS. Democracy – The Political Uses of Religion

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Michael Parenti says that democracy can’t survive under religious rule – whatever that religion may be. Parenti’s warning in this archival recording is as timely and urgently expressed as it was when this speech was first given during the second term of the Reagan administration. This talk is also very funny. Parenti explains how God may be considered as a “founding father” and why Woody Allen calls him an underachiever. It is easy to extend this timeless analysis to the present circumstances.
With roots in a working class Italian district of New York and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale Michael Parenti has become an internationally known writer and lecturer. He is the author of twenty [ . . . ]

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Michael Parenti Fascism, The False Revolution

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A talk given by the political analyst and author Michael Parenti in 1995 sounds almost as if it was given in 2017 in the context of European and US elections. In his 50 plus years of lecturing at major universities Parenti returned to the important connection between capitalism and fascism many times. Actually over 32,000 times if you believe the search engines.
Fascism, as Mussolini said “..should be more properly called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power.” And history, as told by Michael Parenti, shows that in all fascist societies, be it Italy, Germany, Japan, Spain, and into the present, corporate power increased. And that gain in power such as tax cuts, deregulation, subsidies for extraction [ . . . ]

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Michael Parenti, The Supremely Political Court

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Archival, updated to reflect Trump admin.
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In February, 2017 the name of Michael Parenti and references to his 23 books and countless lectures are flooding the Internet. It appears that his writings on history, the demise of US democracy, capitalism and the rule of the one percent, fascism, patriotism and US First-ism that span the decades from the late 1960s to 2014 were meant to be read and used today.
And Parenti shows how the Supreme Court began to give powers to the President in matters of foreign policy and national security that neither Congress nor the constitution had granted. He said:  “… by Judicial Fiat the President could now do whatever he wanted in the absence [ . . . ]

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The Story of Aaron Swartz – A film on radio production

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The Internet’s Own Boy by Brian Knappenberger
SPECIAL re-issue on the fourth anniversary of Aaron’s death
This program is based on the soundtrack of the 2014 movie: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. His death at age 26 on January 11, 2013 made the internet light up with grief and also anger at a judicial system that haunted and hunted him. He was facing 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines for bulk-downloading from a site, JSTOR, that was freely available to Massachusetts Institute of Technology students.
“Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity” said director, Brian Knappenberger. “This is the story of programming prodigy and information [ . . . ]

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Ralph Nader “Breaking Through Power”

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This talk was recorded by me on October 18, 2016, at City Lights Books in San Francisco – just three weeks before election day. Nader talked about his new book – published by City Lights under the title “Breaking Through Power  – it’s easier than we think”. From the advance reviews we knew that he was not going to advocate for any party, blue, red or green – in spite of his own former affiliation with the Green Party – and not even for Sanders in particular. He has a specific plan how to take power ourselves and apply it directly to Congress without the mediation or intervention of any party.
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Michael Parenti: Superpatriotism and the Importance of being Number One

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This talk examines how hype, fear and mindless flag waving supplant informed debate and commitment to democracy and justice. (ONE self contained program)
What does it mean to love one’s country? Why is it so important to be number one? In this sharp and funny speech MP dissects the uses of patriotism. – That was the introduction to a Michael Parenti talk given in 1988, at the end of the Reagan administration. That talk became a TUC Radio program and 2004 book published by City Lights.
Now, in 2016, so many years later slogans such as: America First, America the Greatest Country on Earth are having a powerful come back. Resistance to Superpatriotism – even if it is simply remaining seated during [ . . . ]

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March 26-28, 2004 Herbst Theater, San Francisco
Conference audio tapes of all sessions (LIVE, unedited)
NOTE: Some of the material below was used to produce the 13 Part radio series above.
March 26
Friday Afternoon Session
The 9-11 truth movement. Carol Brouillet/ Report on the Berlin 9-11 conference. Nicholas Levis/ Where we are now. Barrie Zwicker/ Historical context. Gray Brechin/ The Bush family and the Nazis. Webster Tarpley
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March 26
Friday Evening  Session
Reichstag Fire, song by David Rovics/ The ’93 WTC attacks. Joseph Calhoun / Special Operations. Mark Taylor / What didn’t happen on 9-11. Mike C. Ruppert / Blueprint for World Domination. Bruce Gagnon
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March 27
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Hurricane Katrina and the War on the Poor – Eyewitness report

Eyewitness report from two S.F. paramedics, Lorrie Beth Slonsky and Larry Bradshaw
Among their experiences: Gretna Sheriffs block the Greater New Orleans Bridge across the Mississippi and shoot when they and a large group of African Americans try to walk to safety. Later their temporary shelter is destroyed by police and their food and water taken. When they finally get picked up they and thousands of others sit in a dirty cage at the New Orleans airport, again without food and water, forced to wait for the George W. Bush photo opportunity to end. As they arrive in San Antonio they are made to stand on a dark tarmac and are subjected to two dog sniffing ordeals. This and more in [ . . . ]

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Downing Street Minutes – With John Bonifaz, Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, and Joseph Wilson

The Downing Street Minutes say that the Bush administration was already committed to waging war on Iraq a year before the war began and was asking the British government to “fix” the intelligence data and facts around the policy. The three page memo contains the minutes of a highest level cabinet meeting with the British Prime Minister at Downing Street in July 2002. It was published in the Times of London on May 1, 2005. The Downing Street Memo created a storm in the international press but was suppressed in most US media. If the allegations are true they may lead to impeachment proceedings against George W. Bush.
On Thursday June 16th, 2005, Rep. John Conyers, ranking Member of the House [ . . . ]

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David Ray Griffin: 9-11 and the American Empire, how should religious people respond (two parts)

NOTE: This is the same talk that was already broadcast twice on C-Span – where it caused a sensation.
David Ray Griffin takes a critical look at the official 9/11 Commission Report. Professor Griffin argues that “omissions and distortions” in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and says that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks. Professor Griffin covers topics he says have been inadequately answered by the commission. These include questions surrounding the failure of fighter planes to intercept the hijacked planes, failure to admit that the FBI had information in advance about the attacks, and the behavior of President Bush and his Secret Service detail following notification that a [ . . . ]

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The War On Freedom – Why And How America was attacked on September 11 – with Nafeez Ahmed

Why were no planes were sent up to intercept the hijacked planes, what about insider trading, who was Mohammed Atta? What did the Bush administration know about the 9/11 attack and when did they know it? Here are some answers.
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is the executive director of the British based Institute for Policy Development research. His book is the most comprehensive effort yet to explore the many strange suspicious and inexplicable occurrences that took place in the US and around the world  in the days, months and decade leading up to the 9/11 attacks. NOTE: Phone interview.
Reach Mr. Ahmed at < http://www.globalresearch.org >
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Mike Ruppert – Crossing The Rubicon

On the eve of the publication of his new book, Crossing the Rubicon, Mike Ruppert spoke at the prestigious San Francisco Commonwealth Club. His research, laid out on 600 pages and supported by over 1000 footnotes, shows that members of the Bush administration knew about the impending attack of 9-11 and helped them succeed. Ruppert describes war games that were conducted on the same day as the WTC attacks with the same scenario, leading the FAA and NORAD to question whether what they saw on their screens was a game or reality.
In part one of the program, Ruppert investigates the motive for the creation of a new Pearl Harbor, i.e. the dwindling supplies of oil; in part two he names [ . . . ]

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INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY INTO 9-11: 13 Program Radio Series

INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY INTO 9-11
9-11 UNANSWERED QUESTION – 13 Program Radio Series
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and Gray Brechin: 9-11 In The Context of War
With Carol Brouillet/ Nicholas Levis/ Bill Douglas/ Michael Ruppert/ Nafeez Ahmed/ Ellen Mariani / Phil Berg/ Riva Enteen & Barry Zwicker. This press conference is a perfect introduction into the issues of grassroots activism, loss of liberties, critiques of specific issues such as the failure to scramble airplanes, and a chance to meet some of the most interesting presenters at the conference.
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Gore Vidal in conversation with Lewis Lapham: Understanding America’s Terrorist Crisis

One of America’s most famous novelists, playwrights and essayists had problems publishing his most recent book: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, how we got to be so hated.  The Federation of American Scientists has catalogued nearly two hundred military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. Vidal quotes from this list. He spoke at a belated book release event in San Francisco on terrorism, Timothy McVeigh, the Patriot Act and the Bush administration.  Could it be, he says, that the greatest victim of the September 11 terror attack will be American liberty?
The conversation between Gore Vidal and Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper’s Magazine, was sponsored by the Independent Institute. < www.independent.org >
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