Chris Hedges: Aftermath From The Loss of Thousands of Union Jobs

Chris Hedges: Aftermath From The Loss of Thousands of Union Jobs

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 19, 2017

In a special edition of On Contact, Chris Hedges travels to the former auto manufacturing town of Anderson, Indiana to explore how a community and its workforce are recovering after the loss of thousands of union jobs.

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Michael Hudson: Trumponomics + Dad’s Many Proverbs by Michael Hudson

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
August 13, 2017

RT on Aug 9, 2017

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the coming sequel to the global financial crisis and the bond bubble warnings from Alan Greenspan. In the second half Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson about Trumponomics, anti-trust, repeat banking offenders and his father’s proverbs.

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Rational Fascism by Michael Parenti

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.michaelparenti.org, 1997
Originally posted: June 22, 2011
August 10, 2017

Excerpted from Chapter 1 of Blackshirts and Reds

While walking through New York’s Little Italy, I passed a novelty shop that displayed posters and T-shirts of Benito Mussolini giving the fascist salute. When I entered the shop and asked the clerk why such items were being offered, he replied, “Well, some people like them. And, you know, maybe we need someone like Mussolini in this country.” His comment was a reminder that fascism survives as something more than a historical curiosity.

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Abby Martin: Insurgency and US Threats in Venezuela

Abby Martin: Insurgency and US Threats

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 31, 2017

Use of force by Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard has become a regular sight in corporate media, and those actions are used by foreign powers as justification for intervention.

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Chris Hedges: Shackled and Chained in Capitalist America

Chris Hedges: Shackled and Chained in Capitalist America

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RT America on Jul 23, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Eugene Puryear, the 2008 and 2016 vice presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation and author of Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America. They discuss the emerging radicalism among American youth and how to end mass incarceration. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the rise of America’s militarized police state.

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Why the World is Crazy

Dear Capitalism...

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leftymathprof on Jul 26, 2017

“Love your neighbor” is not enough — it is subverted by hierarchy and property, which seem “normal” but are the causes of all our problems — war, poverty, alienation, the destruction of the ecosystem, etc. Hierarchy and the market both concentrate power, which corrupts. The solution begins with getting more people talking about it.

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Italy: The Weak Under-Belly of Europe–The Malfunctioning of the Bel Paese by Gaither Stewart

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by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
July 22, 2017

After World War II the USA and NATO labeled Italy the “soft under-belly of Europe”, chiefly because of the presence of The Italian Communist Party (PCI), Europe’s biggest political formation of the left. Because of capitalist Italy’s unpredictable and individualistic character existing like a Trojan Horse inside the European Union (EU), that label stuck even after the PCI died following the dissolution of the USSR. The party’s later iterations were reduced to rivulets as dry as the river Po in August and about which hardly a murmur is heard today. That label however has conditioned US-NATO relations with Italy since then. The Bel Paese became not only a US vassal state but an occupied country, an aircraft carrier jutting out toward North Africa and hosting dozens of US military bases. Today’s La Repubblica, Italy’s major newspaper, reported that 70 American atomic bombs are concealed on the US Airbase of Aviano in NE Italy, the greatest number in one country of the 180 atomic bombs scattered across Europe.

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Abby Martin: Dictatorship or Democracy in Venezuela?

Abby Martin: Dictatorship or Democracy in Venezuela?

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teleSUR English on Jul 19, 2017

On July 30th, Venezuelans will elect a people’s body called the “Constituent Assembly” comprised of hundreds of representatives across the country with the power to redraft the constitution.

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Disastrous Capitalism – But is a Labour Government the Solution? by William Bowles

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
July 16, 2017

Class War

Consider the Grenfell Tower inferno as an expression of a new kind of class war, but not a class war as we have known it–between organised workers, political parties and capital–but between ordinary citizens and the local fiefdoms of the capitalist state as increasingly, big business has taken over the running of what’s left of our public and collective life, through ‘outsourcing’, public-private-partnerships and what have you, where making a profit is the bottom line, not serving the public.[1]

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Abby Martin: Supermarkets to Black Markets in Venezuela

Abby Martin: Supermarkets to Black Markets in Venezuela

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 11, 2017

Abby Martin talks to Venezuelans on the streets of Caracas and investigates the main claim that there’s no free press, and that there is no food in the supermarkets.

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Abby Martin On the Deadly Front Lines of the Anti-Government Protests

Abby Martin On the Deadly Front Lines of the Anti-Government Protests

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teleSUR English on Jul 3, 2017

Abby Martin goes on the deadly front lines of the anti-government protests in Venezuela and follows the evolution of a typical guarimba—or opposition barricade.

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Venezuelan Opposition Largely Responsible for the Rising Death Toll and Violence in Venezuela

Venezuelan Opposition Largely Responsible for the Rising Death Toll and Violence in Venezuela

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TheRealNews on Jul 2, 2017

Lucas Koerner of Venezuelanalysis.com says the death toll and violence are on the rise but according to the Attorney General’s reports more of these deaths are being instigated and attributed to opposition supporters.

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Jayati Ghosh: Imperialism in the 21st Century: Capitalism, Globalization, Privatization

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TheRealNews on Jun 26, 2017

Imperialism, explains renowned economist Jayati Ghosh – whether explicit or implicit – is about the struggle to control economic territory such as markets, workers & labor, natural resources and new kinds of markets that are developed.

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