Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: The Rise and Failure of the US Dollar Imperialism

Barry - IMF & World Bank Economic Terrorists

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 28, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Feb 24, 2023

Economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson explain the end of the British empire’s sterling area with the rise of the US dollar system, its central role in imperialism, and why it ultimately failed to accomplish Washington’s hegemonic goals.

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Ralph Nader, Seymour Hersh and Mickey Huff: The Nord Stream Pipeline + Censorship in the Press


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with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Feb 25, 2023

Legendary investigative reporter, Seymour Hersh, tells us all about the story he broke that describes in great detail how the U.S. blew up the Nordstream pipelines in a covert “act of war” against Russia. Plus, Mickey Huff, of Project Censored joins us to speak to Ralph about the state of the so-called “free press.”

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The 20th Anniversary of the Sociocide of Iraq by Bush and Cheney, by Ralph Nader

Fighting on Blood

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Feb. 23, 2023
February 25, 2023

I wrote the following column ten years ago. Note the absence of any accountability or regret by Bush, Cheney and their co-war criminals.

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Chris Hedges: How the Media Misled Us About Russiagate


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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Feb 24, 2023

Veteran New York Times reporter Jeff Gerth dissects the role of the media in concocting a false narrative portraying Trump as a ‘Russian asset’ rather than a homegrown horror.

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Toxic Forever Chemicals Found in More Than 330 Animal Species, by Kenny Stancil

Channel catfish from Caged Fish Study - Sept. 25, 2018

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by Kenny Stancil
Common Dreams, Feb. 22, 2023
February 23, 2023

More than 330 animal species around the world are at risk of harm from exposure to toxic “forever chemicals,” according to an Environmental Working Group analysis published Wednesday.

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10 Ways the War in Ukraine Threatens Our Environment

war is not green

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Dandelion Salad
February 22, 2023

Codepink on Feb 16, 2023

The war in Ukraine is not only a human tragedy, but an environmental disaster with exploding chemical plants spewing toxins into the air, rockets increasing greenhouse gasses and warships killing marine life.

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American Capitalism’s Growing Dysfunction, by Rainer Shea

"Smash Capitalism" - Student protests - Parliament Square, London 2010

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer’s Newsletter
February 21, 2023

The systemic breakdown that our socioeconomic system is creating has the potential to do more than worsen the suffering of the people. Capitalism has survived so long because it’s been able to exploit the crises it creates, to profit off of wars, depressions, pandemics, and environmental catastrophes. Yet in certain instances, these crises have instead produced victories for the working class. World War I made the Russian revolution possible, World War II made the Chinese revolution possible, the living standards crisis that the IMF engineered across the Global South made the formation of many anti-imperialist governments possible. When the capitalists disrupt society, they do so with the risk that the outcome will be not greater profits but an end to their rule.

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Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: Since Money is Political

For All Debts...

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 20, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Feb 10, 2023

Economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson explain the relations between money and debt, their role in imperialism, and the rise of the US dollar system.

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Letter to Tim Cook, Other Ultra-rich CEOs and Hedge Fund Titans, by Ralph Nader

Eat The Rich

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Feb. 17, 2023
February 19, 2023

The victims of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria need your help now. The surviving families and children and those rescued alive from the rubble are in serious danger in affected wintertime impoverished regions. Refugees in other places fleeing their war-torn homelands are also suffering. International aid agencies are grossly insufficient for these immediate humanitarian necessities.

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Jodi Dean: A Proposal to Save the Climate: Decommodify, Decolonize and Decarbonize the Country

Ende Gelände: Day 1 - Climate activists shut down one of Europe's largest opencast lignite mines

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Dandelion Salad
February 18, 2023

BreakThrough News on Jan 13, 2023

After years of catastrophic droughts, deadly storms have put 90% of Californians under flood watch. The torrential rainstorms in the state have created deadly flooding and mudslides that have killed 17 and left hundreds of thousands without power. The flooding in California, along with the deadly winter storm that ravaged much of the US through Christmas, is part of the long-predicted impacts of climate change.

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Seymour Hersh: How America Took Out the Nord Stream Pipeline + Transcript

United States Uncle Sam Imperialism

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Dandelion Salad
February 17, 2023

Democracy Now! on Feb 15, 2023

When the Nord Stream pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Germany were damaged last September, U.S. officials were quick to suggest Russia had bombed its own pipelines.

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Lee Camp and Alex Vitale: Should We Abolish Police?

Abolish the police

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“One way to undermine this lionization of violence and guns would be to downsize policing in as many ways as we possibly can and undermine these kind of cultural myths of people with guns as the solvers of all our problems.” — Alex Vitale

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The Progenitor of Inequalities – Corporate Personhood vs. Human Beings + Rescue Our Democratic Society: Constitutionally Render Corporations Unequal to Humans, by Ralph Nader

Citizens United Carpet Bombing Democracy - Cartoon

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Feb. 3, 2023
February 15, 2023

The word “inequality” is everywhere in the media. It usually refers either to race, gender, rich vs. poor, or other differences between human beings. Absent from the public debate is the biggest perpetrator of “inequality” against human beings – the corporate entity itself.

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Will Griffin: Cyberspace Social Media Information War

Hacker in the darkness

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 14, 2023

GNspace4peace on Dec 19, 2022

Where does the security state end and social media begin?

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