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Passing the Buk by William Bowles

by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
July 22, 2014

Well, aside from a few comments I’ve posted on Moon of Alabama, I’ve spent most of the time reading (when I’ve not been compiling) just about everything I could on the subject of the downing of Malaysian Airlines #MH17 and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Russians have been fitted up for this horrendous crime by the Kiev authorities (and possibly others) and, it must be said, they did a pretty bad job of it! If it wasn’t for the craven and complicit corporate/state media in the West simply not reporting on the actual events of the 17 July as they have been revealed, the reality of the frame would be obvious to everyone. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig: Break the Hold of Big Money Over American Elections, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Move to Amend Citizens United

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with Chris Hedges

paul jay on Jul 15, 2014

Chris Hedges interviews Lawrence Lessig about his plans to break the hold of big money over American elections

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A War Crime In Progress by Jason Farbma

End the siege

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by Jason Farbma
socialistworker.org
July 14, 2014

ISRAEL’S RELENTLESS pounding of a trapped civilian population in Gaza entered a frightening new phase as its bombing campaign continued into its seventh day. On July 13, the Israeli military dropped leaflets warning the residents of northern Gaza that whoever stayed behind risked being caught in an intensifying barrage of air strikes, prompting a panicked exodus of tens of thousands from the area. Continue reading

Finian Cunningham on Crosstalk: Ukrainian Crucible + Michael Hudson: Austerity in Ukraine

Updated: see below

with Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Belfast, Ireland
June 27, 2014

RT on Jun 27, 2014

Ukraine continues to be divided and there is no evidence of a ceasefire in the country. What is Poroshenko’s “peace plan”? Is a political compromise possible? Or economic suicide in Ukraine is imminent? CrossTalking with Finian Cunningham, Jonathan Steele and Mark Sleboda.

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Chris Hedges: Wages of Rebellion

"joyful REBELLION"

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with Chris Hedges

PeaceActionMaine on Jun 19, 2014

Portland, Maine on June 16, 2014 Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: Driving Forces in US Foreign Policy + Q&A

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with Noam Chomsky

Prof. Noam Chomsky

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ZKM | Karlsruhe Jun 5, 2014

May 30, 2014

Social critic and peace activist Noam Chomsky is the most cited public intellectual of today.

His works in linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science have earned him the title the “father of modern linguistics”. His critical publications on mass media, politics and globalization have put him on the forefront of civil activism starting as anti-war activist in the 1960s and now as supporter of the Occupy movement.

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Chris Hedges Asks Noam Chomsky: What’s The New Paradigm For Resistance? + Transcript

Chomsky!

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with Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky

TheRealNews Jun 17, 2014

Chris Hedges speaks with Professor Noam Chomsky about working-class resistance during the Industrial Revolution, propaganda, and the historic role played by intellectuals in times of war.

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Noam Chomsky: Will We Survive the 21st Century?

Nuclear Extinction

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with Noam Chomsky

DurhamUniversity on May 28, 2014

Professor Noam Chomsky Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), Massachusetts Institute of Technology addressed this question of global significance in a special Durham Castle Lecture on 22nd May.

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Kshama Sawant: Victory in Seattle for $15 an Hour Minimum Wage! + Transcript

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OK, now for some good news.

TheSocialistParty on Jun 4, 2014

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Socialist councillor Kshama Sawant’s address in the Seattle council chamber as it passed the historic $15 an hour bill in the USA, doubling the minimum wage compared to the federal rate.

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Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Richard D. Wolff: The Anatomy of Revolution: Thomas Paine

Start Over

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with Chris Hedges

Left Forum 2014
June 1, 2014

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Bruce Gagnon and Rick Rozoff: US Plans ‘First Strike’ On Russia + Full Story of Nazi Attack on Odessa + Welcome to Nulandistan

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Warning

These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

by Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
June 1, 2014

with Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
June 1, 2014

The Truthseeker production folks called last week and invited me to do an interview for this weekend’s edition of their show. The topic is US-NATO ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’. Continue reading

Cornel West: We are Calling for Fundamental Transformation of U.S. Capitalist Society (Must-see)

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Cornel West at Calvin College 5

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strugglevideomedia on May 30, 2014

Full remarks of Cornel West at the Left Forum 5/30/2014. Cornel West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton and teaches at the Union Theological Seminary.

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Noam Chomsky: Rethinking US Foreign Policy

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with Noam Chomsky

ChathamHouse10 on May 20, 2014

Noam Chomsky, in conversation with Conor Gearty, shares his views on the Edward Snowden revelations, recent debates on intervention and broader themes in US foreign policy.

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The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit by Michael Hudson + Rick Rozoff: CrossTalk: Nulandistan Update

Updated: May 16, 2014 Added video

Updated: May 14, 2014 Added video

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
May 13, 2014

Michael Hudson[1]

The following article is from a new book, Flashpoint in Ukraine, edited by Stephen Lendman. It is currently available from Clarity Press as an e-book, and soon to be printed.

Finance in today’s world has become war by non-military means. Its object is the same as that of military conquest: appropriation of land and basic infrastructure, and the rents that can be extracted as tribute. In today’s world this is taken mainly in the form of debt service and privatization. That is how neoliberalism works, subduing economies by indebting their governments and using unpayably high debts as a lever to pry away the public domain at distress prices. It is what today’s New Cold War is all about. Backed by the IMF and European Central Bank (ECB) as knee-breakers in what has become in effect a financial extension of NATO, the aim is for U.S. and allied investors to appropriate the plums that kleptocrats have taken from the public domain of Russia, Ukraine and other post-Soviet economies in these countries, as well as whatever assets remain. Continue reading

Moyers & Company: Is Net Neutrality Dead? + FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Holds Press Conference After Vote + Preventing Cable Company Fuckery

Net Neutrality is Under Attack!

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Updated: Jun. 2, 2014

Updated: May 16, 2014

 on May 2, 2014

Democracy loses if the Internet is sold to the highest bidder — and that may be what’s about to happen.

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