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Updated: July 21, 2010




Michael Parenti Films on DVD
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Hartford
 
Michael Parenti
CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE 21st CENTURY
In his November 2009 lecture at the University of Hartford Dr. Michael Parenti answers intriguing questions about democracy. Is US democracy a result of capitalism as some claim - or does it exist - such as it is - in spite of the current economic system. AND did the founding fathers even envision a democratic system - and why were so many of them opposed to democracy.

Parenti is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. This is part one of his one hour lecture. He was introduced by the President of the University of Hartford, Walter Harrison. After receiving his Ph.D. in political science from Yale Parenti has taught at colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. Parenti grew up in a conservative, catholic, working class Italian community in New York city. He is a prolific author and an engaging speaker. He serves on the board of judges for Project Censored and is the author of 22 books, among them: Democracy for the Few, Superpatriotism, History as Mystery, and - most recently - God and His Demons.


code MP050DVD: To order as 1 hour 11 minute film on DVD: $14.00


GodDemons
 
Michael Parenti
GOD AND HIS DEMONS
This is Dr. Michael Parenti's first talk on his most recent book: God and His Demons. The 2010 book covers the many evils committed in the name of godly virtue throughout history, and the threat posed by fundamentalists and theocratic reactionaries.

Parenti is one of the nation’s leading progressive political analysts. He is a prolific author and an engaging speaker. Parenti grew up in a conservative, catholic, working class Italian community in New York city. After receiving his Ph.D. in political science from Yale he has taught at colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. He risked and ended his academic career when he openly opposed the war on Vietnam. He serves on the board of judges for Project Censored and is the author of 22 books, among them: Democracy for the Few, Contrary Notions, Superpatriotism, History as Mystery, and Dirty Truths.
Recorded at the Unitarian Universalists Hall in Berkeley, CA, on April 27, 2010.


code MP049DVD: To order as 58 minute film on DVD: $14.00




 
Michael Parenti
DIVERSITY AND ORTHODOXY IN THE NEWS MEDIA
This August 28, 2008 analysis of the media is Parenti's most up-to-date contribution. He gave the keynote speech for the Modern Media Censorship lectures by Project Censored. Each year Project Censored gives awards for the most censored news stories of the year. Parenti lists important criteria by which to judge media bias, ranging from ownership to labeling, false objectivity and sensationalism, omission, outright lies and the denial of causality with the famous theory of "stuff happens".

Michael Parenti has written and lectured on the mainstream media for decades. His key book on the topic is "Inventing Reality - The politics of the News Media." 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 books.

code MP048DVD: To order as film on DVD: $14.00



 
Michael Parenti
CAPITALISM'S APOCALYPSE
Why the rich can't save anybody - not even themselves

Parenti predicted the financial crisis and said that giant corporate capitalism - by it's very nature - is an apocalyptic system. When unregulated the built in elements of ever increased growth may well bring the whole system down. And he described the growing national debt not as a tragic mistake but as a means to shift ever more money from the tax payers to the financial institutions in the form of interest payments. This speech is an analysis of the many structural flaws of a capitalist system that puts it on a permanent collision course with democracy.

Recorded on August 23, 2008 at the closing reception for Maria Gilardin's art show.

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Michael Parenti
CONTRARY NOTIONS
City Light books in San Francisco's North Beach was filled to capacity for the book party of Michael Parenti's most recent work: Contrary Notions. This is a rich selection from the writings of a life time on history, empire, wealth, class power, ideology and much more. Parenti goes where few political analysts dare to go and - with acerbic wit -  makes transparent how he arrives at his conclusions. This excerpt of his 45 minute talk addresses taboo subjects such as the murder of the town of New Orleans and 9/11.

This is a highly professional recording by Brightpath Video of Parenti in an intimate book store setting on January 22, 2008.


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Michael Parenti
STOP THE SPRAY
Parenti weighs in on the Apple Moth eradication
What do Homeland Security and FEMA have to do with the California Department of Food and Agriculture's plans to spray the San Francisco Bay Area with pesticides? Is this more dangerous to us and our rights than to the light brown apple moth? Parenti says that 50 other states have plans for similar  eradication programs - so this is NOT a local issue.


Includes a 6 minute documentary of the Golden Gate Bridge march against spraying of the Bay Area.

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To order as 42 minute film on DVD: $14.00




Michael Parenti
RACE, GENDER and CLASS STRUGGLE
Discussion of racism is usually a discussion about personal attitudes – not of the larger system of power that sustains and feeds institutional and systemic racism and sexism. Racism and sexism have historically served a number of real functions: they have created a surplus workforce and they have divided those who find themselves at the bottom of the social power structure.

In this talk Michael Parenti asks the important question: How were racism and sexism used by employers, colonial powers, the CIA and even by some on the Left to maintain the existing order. Recorded in Arcata, CA, April 9, 2006


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Cindy Sheehan and Michael Parenti
DEMOCRACY AGAINST WEALTH
A Matter of Some History

Talk at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angles, CA, December 1, 2006
Recorded by Democracy University. (One hour 15 minutes)

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Michael Parenti
THE US WAR ON YUGOSLAVIA

Why U.S. leaders are demonizing and destroying yet another country.
(85 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
THE ASSASSINATION OF CAESAR

A Republic Against Caesar – Class Power & Conspiracy in Ancient Rome
(77 minutes)    


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Michael Parenti
REFLECTIONS ON THE OVERTHROW OF COMMUNISM

Internal and external causes, and the brutal free market.
(98 minutes)

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Michael Parenti
THE HIDDEN IDEOLOGY OF THE MEDIA

Exposes the corporate domination & conservative bias in the news     
(69 minutes)

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Michael Parenti
THE PRETEXTS OF US INTERVENTIONISM

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, May 1995. Length 65 min
Produced by Brian Barry

(65 minutes)

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Michael Parenti
THE STRUGGLE FOR HISTORY

Manipulating the Past to Control the Present 
(86 Minutes)


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Michael Parenti
EXECUTIVE POWER AND DEMOCRATIC NEEDS

The national security gangster state in the Clinton era.
Recorded in Sebastopol, CA, June 1993.
(84 minutes)

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Michael Parenti
THE VICTIMIZATION OF WOMEN

Male terrorism & the political economy of gender oppression.
(98 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
FASCISM: THE FALSE REVOLUTION

How fascism, past and present, protects the wealthy few while launching a mass appeal
(62 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
VOODOO ECONOMICS AND CLASS WARFARE

How government for the rich produces oppressive taxes, a huge debt and economic recession.
Recorded in Long Beach, CA, Feb. 1992
(68 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT VS. THE STATE

The dangers of executive power and state conspiracy.
Recorded in Long Beach, CA, September 1991.
(96 minutes)


code MP019DVD:  To order as film on DVD: $14.00





Michael Parenti
RACISM & THE IDEOLOGY OF SLAVERY

How racism develops from tribalism, slavery and imperialism, and the functions it serves.
(86 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
HUMAN NATURE & POLITICS

A critique of conservative concepts of human nature.
(104 minutes)

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Michael Parenti
RAMBO AND THE SWARTHY HORDES

Political images and the entertainment media; including imperialist and racist themes.
(61 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
THE SWORD AND THE DOLLAR
The history of imperialism and the forced maldevelopment of the Third World.
Recorded in Marin, CA, September 1993
(71 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
DEMOCRACY & US INTERVENTION

Marxist VS liberal analysis of political life & the myth of “national security.”      
(47 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
THEOCRACY VS. DEMOCRACY

The Political Uses of Religion
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.
(
48 minutes)

code MP004DVD:  To order as film on DVD: $14.00





Michael Parenti
MONOPOLY CULTURE & ACADEMIC FREEDOM

The class basis of our cultural, educational & legal institutions.
(72 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
INVENTING REALITY: THE POLITICS OF THE MEDIA

Ideological distortion in the news.
Recorded 1985 or later.
(104 minutes)


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Michael Parenti
LIES, WAR, AND EMPIRE

In this 2007 talk for Antioch College in Seattle Parenti  raises the intriguing question of how we make a valid analysis of our social reality – given that so many lies are told to confuse us. In Part one of this talk Parenti speaks about lies, dissent, and how we arrive at the truth of our situation and still retain our sanity. In the second half of his talk Parenti raises the question whether the Iraq war was not a failure but a success for some parts of the empire – and why.

Thanks to Mike McCormick for the film and audio recording of this event. Mike is the host of "Mind over Matters" on KEXP radio, Seattle.

code MP043DVD:  To order as 90 min. film on DVD: $14.00

















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