Shows featuring Christian Parenti

  • Will 350.org Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Be Key Tactic in 2013 Battle over Climate Change? Parenti-mckibben
    We host a conversation about how to confront global warming with 350.org founder Bill McKibben and journalist Christian Parenti. Some have called 2013 "year zero" in the battle over climate change. This comes as 2012 was a year of extreme weather, from the melting of the Arctic to Superstorm Sandy, to the massive typhoon...
    January 02, 2013 | Story
  • Climate Disasters’ Toll Worsened by Sustained Attacks on Public Sector, Science and Regulation Button2_2012_0703-1
    As we discuss the spate of extreme weather in the United States, the author and professor Christian Parenti argues that the Republican-led assault on the public sector will leave states more vulnerable to global warming’s effects. "Another thing that’s missing from these discussions is not just the words 'climate...
    July 03, 2012 | Story
  • Horn of Africa Famine: Millions at Risk in "Deadly Cocktail" of War, Climate Change, Neoliberalism Somalia_play
    The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the Horn of Africa drought, which it says has already claimed tens of thousands of lives. Famine was declared in two regions of Somalia on Wednesday where 3.7 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Another eight million people need food assistance...
    July 22, 2011 | Story
  • Nuclear Hubris: Christian Parenti on What Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Means for the U.S. Energy Industry

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    In part two of our conversation with journalist Christian Parenti, he discusses what the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Japan means for the expansion of nuclear power in the United States, and how the focus on atomic power diverts funds from the transition to clean technology. [includes rush transcript]
    June 30, 2011 | Blog Post
  • Climate Chaos: Christian Parenti’s New Book Exposes How Global Warming Could Lead to Global Warfare Parenti_button
    Extreme weather from Texas to Somalia may indicate that a new era of climate war is upon us. Just this month, massive floods have shut down two nuclear power facilities in Nebraska. In New Mexico, the nation’s top nuclear weapons lab in Los Alamos is being threatened by an uncontrolled wildfire. Meanwhile, the United Nations...
    June 30, 2011 | Story
  • Obama to Announce Afghan Escalation Plan Dec. 1st Soldiers-web
    Administration officials say President Obama will unveil his decision on sending tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan next week. Obama is expected to announce the plan in a prime-time address next Tuesday night. At the White House yesterday, Obama said he intends to "finish the job" in Afghanistan....
    November 25, 2009 | Story
  • As US Probes Radiation at Three Mile Island, Christian Parenti on Enduring "Zombie Nuke Plants" Nationwide Nukes-3mile-web
    Federal officials have launched an investigation of a radiation leak at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said about 175 workers were sent home when the contamination was detected. We speak to journalist Christian Parenti, who says "Zombie Nuke Plants"...
    November 25, 2009 | Story
  • Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi Fixer-web
    A new documentary premiering tonight on HBO provides a harrowing look at today’s Afghanistan, where violence and corruption continue to ravage the country. It’s called Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi. It tells the story of Ajmal, a young Afghan journalist, translator and coordinator working for American journalist Christian Parenti. In 2007, Ajmal was kidnapped by Taliban forces,...
    August 17, 2009 | Story
  • Naomi Klein and Christian Parenti on How Beijing Olympics Highlight Globalization of Police State, Inequality Cameraweb
    The equipment and integrated security systems used to detain Olympic protesters will remain long after the Olympics, to be used, many fear, on China’s own population. And some of the biggest beneficiaries of this surveillance boom are US hedge funds and corporations, including Cisco, General Electric and Google. We speak to journalists Naomi Klein and Christian Parenti, both of whom have recently...
    August 15, 2008 | Story
  • "Chocolate’s Bittersweet Economy": Cocoa Industry Accused of Greed, Neglect for Labor Practices in Ivory Coast Ivorycoastcocoa
    On Valentine’s Day, we look into two of the luxury industries that have come to expect huge profits on this hyper-consumerized occasion. We begin with chocolate. A scathing new report by veteran journalist and author Christian Parenti says hardly any progress has been made in the cocoa industry’s pledges to address child labor. We host a debate between Parenti and William Guyton, president...
    February 14, 2008 | Story
  • Broadcast Exclusive: U.S. Soldiers Contaminated With Depleted Uranium Speak Out Dusoldiers
    A special investigation by Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News has found four of nine soldiers of the 442nd Military Police Company of the New York Army National Guard returning from Iraq tested positive for depleted uranium contamination. They are the first confirmed cases of inhaled depleted uranium exposure from the current Iraq conflict.

    After repeatedly being denied...

    April 05, 2004 | Story