Category Archives: Politics

Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: Capitalism in Crisis

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RT America on Jul 23, 2016

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores capitalism in crisis with Richard Wolff, professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. From Brexit, to labor protests in France, to Italy’s financial woes, they discuss the effects of austerity on the working class. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the fallout of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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Michael Hudson: Trump Policy Will Unravel Traditional Neocons

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with Michael Hudson
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michael-hudson.com
July 23, 2016

TheRealNews on Jul 23, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson says Trump’s divergence from the conventional Republican platform is generating indignant punditry from neocons and neoliberals alike.

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Dear Pres. Obama: Domestic Catastrophic Risk Demands Action by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 22, 2016

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
July 22, 2016

Dear President Obama:

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Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Just Fine for U.S. to Blow Up Children by David Swanson

#Paris bombing #syria

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 20, 2016

Is it really necessary for me to explain to you why it’s acceptable, necessary, and admirable for the United States and its minor allies to be blowing up houses, families, men, women, and children in Syria?

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Prophets of Rage: Tom Morello, Chuck D: “End Poverty” March Against Trump At RNC + CODEPINK Protesting with Tennis Balls

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Updated: July 20, 2016

Democracy Now! on Jul 19, 2016

http://democracynow.org – As the Republican National Convention began on Monday, thousands rallied outside to protest Donald Trump’s candidacy. In the largest protest of the day thousands took part in the “End Poverty Now, March for Economic Justice.” Democracy Now! spoke with activists and organizers who took to the streets after a concert by Prophets of Rage, a new project of Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello.

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Sweden’s Unfounded Russophobia by Siv O’Neall

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by Siv O’Neall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
July 19, 2016

It is frightening to see how the Swedish government, which, I suppose, considers itself more open than the center-right government we had before 2014, nevertheless seems to be the vassals of the U.S. The ever-increasing realization in Europe that the Western Empire poses a threat to life all over the world has apparently escaped the Swedes. One after the other EU countries are now seeing that it is not Russia that is a threat to a possible future world peace. This possibility has now been torpedoed by Washington’s aggressive stance towards Russia and Putin.

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Cornel West: Hillary Clinton is a Militarist and a Neoliberal Disaster

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Cornel West: Justice and Accountability Necessary to End Tension over Killings by Police

Democracy Now! on Jul 18, 2016

http://democracynow.org – We discuss the killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge and the recent nationwide protests against police brutality with Cornel West. Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary. “When I hear the authorities call for peace,” West says, “I say, yes, but it’s not the absence of tension. It’s got to be the presence of that justice and accountability.”

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The Argument For Impeaching James Comey by Rob Hager

Hillary Clinton's Underground Communications Center

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by Rob Hager
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 18, 2016

Comey’s Unraveling Political Fix

Those “damn emails.” One could have thought that epithet was a clever strategy to ingratiate a stranger at the party to the anointed one’s retinue, pending the results of the FBI investigation.

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Michael Hudson: US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 17, 2016

TheRealNews on Jul 17, 2016

Michael Hudson says that the US-led confrontational approach of NATO with Russia is driving European countries to consider disbanding or leaving the military alliance due to increased security risks.

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Chris Hedges: Protesting the DNC

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 16, 2016

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the protests planned at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with two local organizers. Cheri Honkala, director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, and Galen Tyler, leader of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, are leading the March for Lives, raising awareness of poverty and homelessness. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the cost of security at the upcoming national conventions.

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Ralph Nader: Clinton is a Corporatist and Militarist + Jill Stein’s Green New Deal Makes Wars For Oil Obsolete

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with Ralph Nader

Jill Stein for President Booster Club on Jul 14, 2016

Ralph Nader talks about the 2016 US Election including Bernie Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton with Jorge Ramos on Fusion TV.

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Vanishing the People’s Wealth to Make the Bosses Richer by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 11, 2016
July 14, 2016

Imagine you are a shareholder in a big company and the top executives are sitting on huge amounts of cash and are not interested in putting it to work through productive capital investments, research and development, reducing company debt or paying employees a higher wage. What would you want done about it? Since you and other shareholders are the owners of the company, you’d likely say “give us back our money in cash dividends.”

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What Makes Obama Think His Wars Are Legal? by David Swanson

War Crimes Must Be Stopped

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 13, 2016

President Barack Obama’s lawyers, working on our dime, have just laid out a 46-page explanation of why current wars are legal. They’ve done so in response to a lawsuit, which has limited the argument in some significant ways.

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John Bellamy Foster: The Anthropocene and Socialist Politics + Tariq Ali: The American Empire and its Discontents

Burning Ourselves

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swpTvUk on Jul 12, 2016

John Bellamy Foster discusses the theoretical and programmatic challenges that the Anthropocene, a dangerous new epoch in planetary history, poses for socialists in the 21st century.

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The Democratic Party Is Dead by David Swanson + Michael Hudson: Is the Real Scandal the Clinton Foundation?

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 11, 2016

For decades, people have tried to fix the Democratic Party. They’ve imagined that their failings in this regard could be overcome by a greater effort. But it is hard to imagine anyone in the future mounting as significant an effort as did Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

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