It’s The End of the World, But …

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replaced video and link to the transcript, Jan. 10, 2017

leftymathprof on Jan 1, 2017

Ecosystem collapse would kill us all. To avert that requires measures that are blocked by plutocracy. Ending plutocracy requires ending property and hierarchy, replacing them with a culture of sharing, caring, and networking that we all learned in kindergarten. It can’t be imposed by force. The first step is to talk about it.

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Resisting Operation Extract and Export

Fort McMurray, Alberta - Operation Arctic Shadow

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 27, 2016

Don’t wait until the perils of extraction are on your doorstep, in your backyard, or poisoning your water. Look around! Pay attention to the stories coming from the north, south, east, west. See the noose of hard truth tightening.

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Dear Mr. Trump, About Your 29 Ideas by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
November 21, 2016

Regarding your 29 proposals, here’s a bit more than just the ranking you asked for. I’ll start with the best:

7. Announce our official withdrawal from the TPP.

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Ralph Nader: The Biggest Divide And Rule Tactic Is The Constant Drumbeat That We Are Highly Polarized

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With Ralph Nader

talkingsticktv on Nov 3, 2016

Talk by Ralph Nader author of “Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think” recorded October 21, 2016 at Town Hall Seattle.

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Chris Hedges and Josh Fox: What Climate Can’t Change

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Apr 18, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews documentary filmmaker Josh Fox, who directed the new film “How to Let Go of the World”. The two discuss the catastrophe of climate change, and the role of art and culture in helping us embrace what climate can’t change.

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Ralph Nader Radio: Sugar, McCutcheon, Climate Change, Oil Spills and Army Food

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 8, 2014

Ralph carves up Antonin Scalia and “Corporate Welfare King,” Rush Limbaugh, points out how Exxon actually made money on the Exxon/Valdez oil spill; and we discuss whether Germany actually won World War II, and the one position that Ralph took that he now regrets. Continue reading

This Is Why Washington Has Sought To Create A Crisis Over In Ukraine by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
March 30, 2014

The US is prepared to plunge Europe into a war with Russia in order for Washington to preserve its hegemony over the transatlantic axis.

The key issues are the prevention of Russia and Europe developing closer trade and political ties – stemming primarily from a vast trade in energy fuels; and, secondly, the survival of the American dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

So vital are these issues for continued American hegemony that Washington is prepared to sacrifice millions of lives in a war between Russia and its so-called transatlantic European “ally”.

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Helen Caldicott: Fukushima’s Legacy: Shut Down All Nuclear Power Plants!

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“It’s money, it’s greed, and capitalism that’s destroying the earth.” — Helen Caldicott

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Charging Utility Customers Before the New Plant is Built

This isn’t capitalism, it’s fascism. And this is happening all over the United States. Has it happened in your state? ~ Lo

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
proactvoice.wordpress.com
October 11, 2013

Thomas A. Fanning, CEO and President, Southern Company

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Republished with permission from Wyatt Emmerich

Price per kilowatt of Kemper plant stretches credulity

by Wyatt Emmerich
Northside Sun
October 3, 2013

The Kemper power plant is 20 times more expensive per kilowatt than five natural gas plants recently acquired by Entergy and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

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Shift — Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis + Coalition Of The Willing

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A film by brother/sister duo, Sam and Kate Fulbright to take a closer look at what climate change really means in the United States, and dive beyond the daunting numbers and graphs to meet the people and communities effected by the problem of climate change.

Learn more about getting involved at ShiftTheClimate.org

Follow us: Facebook: /ShiftTheClimate, Twitter/Instagram: @ShiftTheClimate

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Gasland 2 + Josh Fox on Gasland Part 2, the Fracking-Earthquake Link & the Natural Gas Industry’s Use of Psyops

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http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/

Updated: July 24, 2013

A Partial Peek At Gasland Part II (no longer available)

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Egypt’s “Dam Stupid” Threats to Ethiopia by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
June 14, 2013

Ethiopia’s parliament this week voted to push ahead with the country’s controversial Blue Nile hydroelectric dam project. The move is bound to raise the political stakes even higher following threats earlier this week by Egypt that it would go to war over Ethiopia’s plan to build a $4.7-billion dam on the great river.

Egypt claims that construction of the dam in Ethiopia will cause grave detriment to its supply of fresh water and spell ruin to its economy.

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Only You Can Prevent Fracking by Peter Rugh + Frack Fact by Walter Brasch

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Forward On Climate Smokey

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
First published at Waging Nonviolence, May 7, 2013
May 9, 2013

SMOKEY THE Bear thought he smelled a fire in the woods. But as he approached the clearing and saw a giant derrick jutting out into the sky, he realized that what his nose had picked up was the scent of hydrocarbons. It was another piece of evidence that the increasingly widespread method of oil and gas extraction known as fracking was poisoning the environment that he and his human friends depend on. He decided something must be done.

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Pennsylvania: You Are Fracked by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
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www.walterbrasch.com
April 22, 2013

The history of energy exploration, mining, and delivery is best understood in a range from benevolent exploitation to worker and public oppression. A company comes into an area, leases or buys land in rural and agricultural areas for mineral rights, increases employment, usually during a depressed economy, strips the land of its resources, creates health problems for its workers and those in the immediate area, and then leaves.

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