America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century, by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 28, 2022

The MIC, OGAM and FIRE Sectors Conquer NATO

My old boss Herman Kahn, with whom I worked at the Hudson Institute in the 1970s, had a set speech that he would give at public meetings. He said that back in high school in Los Angeles, his teachers would say what most liberals were saying in the 1940s and 50s: “Wars never solved anything.” It was as if they never changed anything – and therefore shouldn’t be fought.

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Abby Martin and Brian Becker: Questions for the US Anti-War Movement

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Feb 26, 2022

Abby Martin and Brian Becker discuss the Ukraine war and what it means for the anti-war movement.

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Chris Hedges: Race and America’s Long War

Black Lives Matter Protest, Seattle WA

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 26, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses America’s inner and outer wars and its nexus with capitalism and empire with Nikhil Pal Singh, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and history at New York University.

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Biden Squawks Amid Headless Chickens, by Finian Cunningham + PSL Statement on Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Feb. 24, 2022
February 25, 2022

There’s a whole lot of theatrical squawking and feathers in the surreal world of Western politicians.

U.S. President Joe Biden put on his best disdainful face to tell the American nation how unacceptable it was for Russia to recognize Ukraine’s breakaway republics.

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Chris Hedges: Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

George Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge, by John Ward Dunsmore, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 24, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses George Washington, the fallible human being and one of the principal architects of the United States with author Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? Mark Welton vs. David Swanson

End war

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
February 24, 2022

This debate was held online on February 23, 2022, and was co-sponsored by World BEYOND War Central Florida and Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 The Villages, FL. The debaters were:

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Spinning Victory From Fiasco as the U.S. Tries to Avoid Peace With Russia, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Feb. 22, 2022
February 23, 2022

The real danger is that the Ukrainian regime has been emboldened by Washington and NATO’s reckless indulgence. Its offensive against the Russian people of southeast Ukraine is becoming more frenzied in recent days.

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The “American Experiment” is a Savage Nightmare, by Paul Street

Trail of Tears

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Feb. 11, 2022
February 22, 2022

“Your celebration is a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.” — Frederick Douglass, 1850

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PSL Statement: Why Workers Should Oppose The Far Right Canadian “Trucker” Convoy

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by The Party for Socialism and Liberation
LiberationNews.org, Feb. 18, 2022
February 21, 2022

From its beginning, the so-called “Freedom Convoy” in Canada has been a vehicle for the far right to promote their views and press their reactionary demands. Despite being labeled the “trucker protest” by the corporate media, it does not represent the interests of workers in the trucking industry or otherwise.

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Pharmaceutical Waste In Rivers Threatens “A New Pandemic,” by Sarah Bates

Golden hour on the River Clyde

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by Sarah Bates
Socialist Worker UK, Feb. 17, 2022
February 20, 2022

Some of the poorest parts of the world have particularly contaminated rivers

Rivers across the globe are contaminated with such high levels of pharmaceutical waste that they endanger human health and could cause environmental destruction. A new report reveals a fifth of the rivers examined contained drug levels so high they could be contributing to human antibiotic resistance.

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Chris Hedges: There is a Stoking of this Fear and Demonization of Russia by the Biden Administration

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Note: replaced video Feb. 26, 2022

with Chris Hedges

The Big Picture RT on Feb 18, 2022

While mainstream news outlets insist the situation in Ukraine is about to boil over, are war-hungry pundits to blame for stirring the pot? And just what is to be gained from escalating tensions in the region?

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War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda, by John Pilger + John Pilger: An Enemy is Essential for US and Its Vassals

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Feb. 17, 2022
February 18, 2022

Marshall McLuhan’s prophecy that “the successor to politics will be propaganda” has happened. Raw propaganda is now the rule in Western democracies, especially the US and Britain.

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Chris Hedges and Russell Banks: John Brown – Abolitionist

Chris Hedges and Russell Banks: John Brown - Abolitionist

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 17, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the novel Cloudsplitter and John Brown with the author Russell Banks.

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We’re Not Talking Billions Here —We Are Talking Trillions, by Pete Dolack

Greed!

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Feb. 15, 2022
February 16, 2022

Noting that there is always money to be thrown at the finance industry but little for social needs is by now about as startling as noting the Sun rose in the east this morning. But what is eye-opening is the truly gargantuan amounts of money handed out to benefit the wealthy.

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