U-V: Usury to Vested Interests by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
March 31, 2015

letter U

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Parts U-V in the .

Underdevelopment: The term coined by Andre Gunder Frank to describe the policies which former European colonies and more contemporary third-world countries have been turned into indebted raw-materials exporters rather than balanced economies capable of feeding themselves. (See World System.)

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Longing for 1984 with Chris Hedges

Apocalyptic outcome

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

acTVism Munich on Nov 21, 2014

Zain Raza interviews Chris Hedges on a newly produced show called “Longing for 1984″ to discuss the interests that really dictate U.S policy both domestically and abroad, government surveillance globally and the role of activism.

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REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian

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Dandelion Salad

with Cornel West and Bob Avakian

revcom.us

on vimeo.com

A film of the November 2014 historic dialogue on a question of great importance in today’s world between the Revolutionary Christian Cornel West and the Revolutionary Communist Bob Avakian. Continue reading

Stop Smoking the Democrack by Cindy Sheehan and David Swanson

by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Mar. 28, 2015

and by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
Mar. 28, 2015

2014 Global Day Of Action Against Drones DC 13

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The U.S. government is toying with a war with nuclear Russia while already waging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, having done severe damage to Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia. Military spending is climbing ever higher. Presidential war powers are ever more extreme. The proliferation of nuclear technology is combining with the ease and secrecy of drone wars to raise the risk of a Dr. Strangelove finish to the human species. And, let’s face it, you had more time to give a damn when the president was a Republican.

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Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (#TPP) – Investment Chapter

Expressway To Trade Hell - TPP Bumper Sticker on My Car

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WikiLeaks
Press Release
March 25, 2015

WikiLeaks releases today the “Investment Chapter” from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November 2013) and the Environment (January 2014).

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Dorothy Day: Our Problems Stem From Our Acceptance of This Filthy, Rotten System by Richard Sahn

by Richard Sahn
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
First published at The Contrary Perspective
March 24, 2015

Dorothy Day icon by Nicholas Tsai

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In 1933 Dorothy Day, a progressive journalist and Catholic convert, and Peter Maurin, a French peasant and philosopher, founded an anarchist-pacifist movement and newspaper they called the “Catholic Worker.” The paper was meant to be the Christian answer to the Communist Party paper, “The Daily Worker.” Not affiliated with the Catholic Church, the movement aimed to follow the Christian gospels by promoting peace—nationally and internationally—and serving the poor and homeless. It urged a culture where the scholar could be a worker and the worker a scholar. It advocated non-violent changes in the very structure of society, based on social justice and economic equality.

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Michael Hudson: Institutional Discontent

3D

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
March 22, 2015

TheRealNews on Mar 21, 2015

Economist Michael Hudson says China’s new international bank will be exempt from a US-veto, empowering other countries to lead development and perhaps challenge the use of the dollar as the currency of global capital.

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Noam Chomsky: All Are Trapped By An Institutional Logic That Is Deeply Pathological And That Must Be Cured And Quickly If We Are Not To Put An End To The Human Race

Doomsday Clock: 3 Minutes to Midnight

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Dandelion Salad

with

Lannan Foundation on Mar 19, 2015

Noam Chomsky was introduced by David Barsamian, then talked about his work.

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T is for Trickle-Down by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
March 20, 2015

letter T

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Part T in the .

Tableau Économique: The first formal national-income account, developed by the Physiocrat Francois Quesnay on the analogy of the circulation of blood within the human body. (See Economist, Say’s Law.)

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New Age Christianity: The Crossless Gospel of Deception by Rocket Kirchner

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published Nov. 16, 2010
March 15, 2015

Good Friday - Crucifixion of Jesus BW

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“Jesus is just alright with me” by the Doobie Brothers comes blaring out a car window. “I got a friend named Jesus” is heard from the song “Spirit in the sky”. Churches like Unity, Unitarian Universalism, The School of Metaphysics, and many, many others all have Jesus in their pantheon along with the other great divinities of world religions. Jesus the friend, the god, the myth. There is only one problem with this: lack of critical thinking. And if Europe is suffering from what many critics describe as “Metaphysical boredom”, then America is plagued by “Metaphysical lunacy”.

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The Real Story Behind the Republicans’ Iran Letter by Gareth Porter + Larry Wilkerson: Open Letter to Ayatollah From the Republicans

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
March 13, 2015

Tom "Benedict Arnold" Cotton

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The real story is how enforcers of Likudist policy on Iran used a young Republican politician to try to provoke a breakdown in nuclear talks

The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican Senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm. It has been harshly denounced by Democratic loyalists as “stunning” and “appalling”, and critics have accused the signers of the letter of being “treasonous” for allegedly violating a law forbidding citizens from negotiating with a foreign power.

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Michael Hudson: QE Intentions All Too Obvious + Kleptocrats who run Ukraine economy will grab IMF cash & run

EU Austerity Albatross

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
March 11, 2015

TheRealNews on Mar 10, 2015

Michael Hudson says quantitative easing is a pretext to assist banks make even more profits

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A Corporate Whore of Congress by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 10, 2015

Criminal, Corporate, Congress

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(to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas”)

I’m a corporate whore of Congress,
One of many Wall Street bought.
From voting for their greedy laws
I’m richer than I thought!
My colleagues here in Congress
Can’t help but all agree,
That a corporate whore of Congress
Is the only way to be!

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The Long History of Israel Gaming the ‘Iranian Threat’ by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
March 5, 2015

#ShutDownAIPAC! DC Rally 27

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Years before his recent grandstanding in Congress, Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders conjured a threat where one previously didn’t exist

Western news media has feasted on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s talk and the reactions to it as a rare political spectacle rich in personalities in conflict. But the real story of Netanyahu’s speech is that he is continuing a long tradition in Israeli politics of demonising Iran to advance domestic and foreign policy interests.

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Rocket Kirchner: 2+2=5 (2013; Full Album)

2+2=5

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with Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
March 4, 2015

Rocket Kirchner on Feb 21, 2015

Written and performed by Rocket Kirchner on one guitar.

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