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Russell’s Brand New Revolution + Chris Hedges Interview on Class War

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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Are We Being Served? By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
21 October 2013

Coming from the mill 1930 by L. S. Lowry

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Central to us on the left is the dilemma of a seemingly indifferent working class to the changes that impact directly not only on our material well-being but on the corporatisation of our cultural lives. Some argue that it’s down to the prevailing sense of powerlessness as the gulf between those who govern and the governed, deepens and widens. But there is perhaps another explanation for our disenfranchisement; the role of the ‘middle class’ as a mechanism of social control.

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Michael Hudson: QE, Neofeudalism and Privatization — The End of Consumer Choice

capitalism is the crisis

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
October 20, 2013

In Extraenvironmentalist #67 we discuss the implications of the bursting global credit bubble with economist and historian Michael Hudson. Our conversation covers many of the themes in Hudson’s new book, The Bubble and Beyond which covers the process of quantitative easing, neofeudalism and more.

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Michael Parenti and Philip Giraldi on Capitalism and Empire

Make Capitalism History - Politics For A Real Change *

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
October 8, 2013

roseanneworld on Oct 6, 2013

Roseanne Barr and Kathleen Wells KCAA 10 6 13 Michael Parenti Philip Giraldi Part 1

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Who Cares About The Planet Anyway? by Chris Williams

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Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, and a participant in the ecosocialist coalition System Change Not Climate Change, reports on the latest report on climate change–and the Wall Street non-response to it.
SocialistWorker.org
October 1, 2013

Fw: global warming demostration

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“The conventional wisdom on the world’s stock markets is that all listed reserves will be exploited and burnt.”
— “Unburnable Carbon 2013: Are the World’s Financial Markets Carrying a Carbon Bubble,” report by Carbon Tracker Initiative

“Developing new green technology, hiring workers and investing in new productive facilities involves a real risk: it may not be as profitable as purely speculative investments.

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Saving the Earth from Ourselves + IPCC report: Human-caused warming is ‘unequivocal’

Ents admiring themselves - 6523

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UN: Greenland ice melting six times faster than previous decades

TheRealNews on Sep 27, 2013

Environmental expert Subhankar Banerjee breaks down the latest UN climate change report.

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F is for FIRE Sector by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
September 23, 2013

Part F in the .

Factoid: A hypothesis, rumor or story so consonant with peoples’ preconceptions that it is accepted as a fact or working assumption, even though it often is made up a priori. Among the most notorious examples are the ideas of diminishing returns, equilibrium, that privatized ownership is inherently more efficient than public management, and that trickle-down economics works. (See Junk Science.)

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Robert Reich on ‘Inequality for All’ + Jacob Kornbluth: Growing Income Divide Threatens Society

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Moyers & Company

Income Inequality

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September 20, 2013

This week marks both the fifth anniversary of the fiscal meltdown that almost tanked the world economy and the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the movement that sparked heightened public awareness of income inequality. Yet the crisis is worse than ever – in the first three years of the recovery, 95 percent of the economic gains have gone only to the top one percent of Americans. And the share of working people in the U.S. who define themselves as lower class is at its highest level in four decades.

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Gulliver’s Tale of Three Food Stores: Part I by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 28, 2013

Farmer's Market Eggs

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“The organic-food movement is in danger of exacerbating the growing gap between rich and poor in this country by contributing to a two-tiered national food supply, with healthy food for the rich. Could Wal-Mart’s populist strategy prove to be more “sustainable” than Whole Foods? Stranger things have happened.” — Fred Maloney

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It Has Happened Here – What Now? by Luke Hiken

by Luke Hiken
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 28, 2013

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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In 1935, Sinclair Lewis wrote a satirical novel entitled It Can’t Happen Here. In the book, a democratically elected President transforms the country into a totalitarian, ruthless regime, relying upon patriotic rhetoric and fear to dominate and control a docile populace.

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The Stimulator: Capitalism Will Save The Planet

Make Capitalism Extinct

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http://www.submedia.tv/

This week:

1. North Pole Freakout
2. Global Warming Greening the Planet
3. Obama’s strip tease
4. Dick Branson’s Plan B

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Ellen Brown: A Derivatives Time-Bomb + Thom Hartmann: What to do with the Slaves When They are no Longer Needed?

with Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
August 18, 2013

Capitalism is Crisis

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The Seeds of Hope by Tristan A. Shaw

by Tristan A. Shaw
Writer, Dandelion Salad
British Columbia, Canada
August 11, 2013

Dandelion Puff: Seeds of Hope!

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At no point in Canadian history have we faced such a precarious social and political stability. The profligate consumption that sustains a capitalist order will not last much longer; no matter how much faith we place in markets to rectify other means of renewable energy, transportation, housing, and production.

The popular perception of climate change as a problem projected into the future, a problem (we are told) faced only by our grandchildren, is rapidly being exposed as dangerous folly. Recent studies reveal Arctic sea ice – the so-called canary of climate change – has already collapsed to one fifth of its 1980 level and will likely exist for only one or perhaps two more summers.

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C is for Camouflage by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
August 10, 2013

Part C in the .

Camouflage: A cloak of artificial attractiveness or even of invisibility. Financial debt-claims on the economy’s income and assets camouflage themselves as wealth, although the financial tactic is to strip it. (See Euphemism and Parasite.)

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Global Power Project, Part 8: Banking on Influence with Wells Fargo by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Abolish student debt! #occupywellsfargo #a23 #wellsfargo #occupysf #ows #oo

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally published on Occupy.com
July 31, 2013

Just recently, in late July, Wells Fargo surpassed the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as the world’s largest bank by market capitalization. This followed Wells Fargo reporting a 19% increase in profits over the second quarter as the bank has been busy consolidating the housing market while other big banks have retreated from it. Wells Fargo had amassed a share of almost 40% of the U.S. mortgage market by early 2013.

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