Abby Martin and Immortal Technique: On the Brink of Civil War

Abby Martin and Immortal Technique: On the Brink of Civil War

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Jan 29, 2023

Legendary rapper Immortal Technique joins Abby to discuss the escalating tensions of the post-Trump era, the duopoly playing Americans, right-wing cooptation of conspiracy theory and deep-state critique, teaching real history and much more.

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Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: What Causes Inflation?

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 6, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Jan 27, 2023

In this episode of Geopolitical Economy Hour, economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson discuss inflation: what it is, what causes it, and what are the problems in how the Federal Reserve and other central banks respond to it.

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Ralph Nader: Workplace Surveillance + The Luddite Club

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with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Feb 4, 2023

Ralph welcomes professor Karen Levy, who talks to us about how regulations aimed at making trucking safer have been turned into a tool of corporate surveillance as chronicled in her book Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance.

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: It’s Just Another Debacle By The War Profiteers

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with Chris Hedges

Democracy At Work on Jan 30, 2023

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff explains why capitalism does not deserve credit for improved living conditions, Home Depot billionaire blames US capitalism’s problems on US workers being “lazy, fat, and stupid,” Southwest Airlines as example of failures by both corporations and their gov’t “regulators,” George Santos as creature of capitalist advertising.

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Why You Should Be A Socialist In 2023

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Second Thought on Dec 23, 2022

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about socialism becoming more popular over the past few years. There’s a reason for that! The capitalist system has shown itself to be incapable of solving the problems it creates, and more and more people are living a worse life than their parents or grandparents. What’s going on here, and is socialism the way forward?

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Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: Multipolarity and the Decline of US Hegemony

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 25, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Jan 13, 2023

Introducing Geopolitical Economy Hour: This is the first episode of a show being hosted every two weeks by economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson. They present the program and discuss the rise of the multipolar world and decline of US hegemony.

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Ralph Nader: What Medicare for All Saves You!

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Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Dec. 31, 2022

It is well documented how much more cost effective a Medicare for All system would be in the aggregate. But do you want to know how much money per year a Medicare for All system would personally save you?

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Michael Parenti: Does Capitalism Work?

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously posted Oct. 12, 2010
December 28, 2022

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The myth that capitalism works conveniently ignores reality. In this video, political scientist and activist Michael Parenti debunks this popular myth.

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Ralph Nader: Big Tech Spying

267/365. Addicted.

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with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Dec. 17, 2022

Ralph welcomes the Washington Post’s technology columnist, Geoffrey Fowler, to explain all the ways your smart devices are gathering information about you, your garage door, your soap dispenser, your vacuum cleaner and even your toilet.

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Chris Hedges and Dennis Kucinich: How The Military-Industrial-Complex Has Become The Enemy From Within

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 16, 2022

There was once a wing of the Democratic Party that stood up to the war industry. J. William Fulbright, George McGovern, Gene McCarthy, Mike Gravel, William Proxmire, and, of course, Dennis Kucinich. But that was largely decades ago.

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The Powell Memo Revisited, by Brad Wolf

No Oligarchy

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by Brad Wolf
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 12, 2022

Justice, it seems, is hard to find. Thousands of grassroots organizations across the country seek justice for their concerns. In the US, some 13,785 nonprofits work for civil rights and social justice. Organizations focused on international justice such as peace, refugees, and international aid number 23,532. There are 27,402 environmental groups.

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Right-wing Attempts To Eliminate Constitutional Protections Are No Joke, by Pete Dolack

We the People

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Dec. 8, 2022
December 10, 2022

Donald Trump’s recent rant that the U.S. Constitution should be “terminated” so that he can be installed as president for life merits no response, given the Orange one-man crime wave’s tenuous connection to reality. Laughter is the appropriate riposte as Trump’s futile attempts at becoming the fascist dictator he clearly aspires to be become ever more futile.

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Will Griffin: Dismantling General Dynamics With The Mapping Project

Will Griffin: Dismantling General Dynamics With The Mapping Project

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 5, 2022

“General Dynamics develops biometric technologies which have collected data on over 230 million individuals as well as to develop surveillance systems to legally and illegally monitor their targets.” — Will Griffin

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: The Looming Disasters Built Into The U.S. Economic System

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 2, 2022

Chris Hedges speaks with the economist Richard Wolff about inflation, growing income inequality and the looming disasters built into the U.S. economic system.

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COP27 Continues the Climate Summit Ritual of Words Without Action, by Pete Dolack

Cop 27 Climate Justice Demonstration

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Nov. 23, 2022
November 26, 2022

This has become, sadly, a yearly ritual by now. The world’s governments gather together to discuss what should be done about global warming, and finish their time together by issuing statements of concern while doing little concrete to actually solve the problem. And so it is with COP27.

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