Kill Capitalism Before It Kills Us, by Paul Street

Capitalism Kills

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Paul Street Report, Jan. 24, 2023
January 26, 2023

“It seems to be easier for us today to imagine the thoroughgoing deterioration of the earth and then of nature than the breakdown of late capitalism.” — Fredric Jameson, The Seeds of Time, 1994

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Nuclear Fusion Hype: A Boost For U.S. Armaments, Not Clean Energy, by Scott Scheffer

Fusion Ignition

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by Scott Scheffer
Struggle ★ La Lucha, Jan. 7, 2023
January 8, 2023

Jennifer Granholm, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, led a press event on Dec. 13 to announce a major scientific breakthrough at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Human and Environmental Rights Come With Mutual Responsibilities, by David Gallup

Protests at COP27

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by David Gallup
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 19, 2022

If we want a world where our human and environmental rights are elevated, we must place as much importance on our responsibilities to humanity and the planet as we put on our rights.

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Beyond Razor Wire: A Connected Planet, by Robert C. Koehler + American Scar: The Environmental Tragedy of the Border Wall

U.S.-Mexico Border — Nogales, Arizona

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 17, 2022

“Ducey insists Arizona holds sole or shared jurisdiction over the 60-foot strip the containers rest on and has a constitutional right to protect residents from ‘imminent danger of criminal and humanitarian crises.’”

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Lula Da Silva’s Election Is A Victory For The World, by Derek Royden

Lula no Instituto Sciences Po · 16/11/2021 · Paris (FR)

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by Derek Royden
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 28, 2022

On October 30th, Brazilians voted in a presidential runoff election that was won by Luiz ‘Lula’ Ignacio Da Silva. It was a victory by the narrowest of margins, although in fairness, the president elect’s opponent had the clear support of the federal highway patrol, which reportedly set hundreds of roadblocks in areas of the country that had supported the former president in the first round of voting.

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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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When America Was “Great”… by Paul Street + Indigenous Peoples’ History is More Complicated Than a Holiday Myth

Edgewood

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
Originally published November 21, 2018
November 23, 2022

“Your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings… are… a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.” – Frederick Douglass, July 4th, 1852

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Loving Nature Or Profiting From It: Take Your Pick, by Robert C. Koehler

Fire in the Sky

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 30, 2022

It’s fascinating how “interests” interfere with survival. We prepare for — and, of course, wage — war with an overwhelming percentage of our resources (to the benefit of the profiteers), but we plead poverty when it comes to helping people or, you know, saving the planet.

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After the Deluge, by Derek Royden

US Military Largest consumer of Oil -- 2014 People's Climate March NYC 89

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by Derek Royden
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
PeaceVoice, Oct. 3, 2022
October 9, 2022

In 1988 climatologist James Hansen announced, “Global warming has arrived.”

Now, 34 years later, it is painfully obvious that climate catastrophe has arrived.

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Chris Hedges: Dystopia, Octopus Intelligence, and What Makes Us Human

Octopus

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Oct 7, 2022

In Ray Nayler’s novel The Mountain in the Sea he explores the marine habitat of a hyperintelligent species of octopus, endowed with its own language and culture, is seized by a global tech corporation determined to harness this non-human intelligence for profit in new systems of artificial intelligence.

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Should the Ocean Have Legal Rights? by Tracy Keeling

Aquecimento Global - Global Warming

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by Tracy Keeling
Originally published by The Revelator, Oct. 3, 2022
October 6, 2022

Human activities have put the ocean in serious trouble. A bold, Rights of Nature-based proposal aims to turn the tide.

Lisbon sits at the mouth of the Tagus River where it flows into the Atlantic. This confluence of waters welcomed thousands of people in June, who gathered in the Portuguese capital’s Altice Arena for the second United Nations Ocean Conference.

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Capitalism Is Destroying Us

Bollards To Everything

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Second Thought on Aug 26, 2022

It’s never good to hear the words “total societal collapse” from a scholarly paper, but that’s exactly the phrasing used in the new UN climate report.

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PSL Editorial: The ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Doesn’t Even Come Close

Washington DC - Capitol Building

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by Liberation Staff
LiberationNews.org, Aug. 16, 2022
August 17, 2022

Joe Biden signed into law today the “Inflation Reduction Act” — a package of environmental, health care and tax measures that the administration is trumpeting as one of its crowning legislative achievements. But in reality, it represents a drop in the bucket compared to the scale of social crises workers are facing on multiple fronts.

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Doing Nothing While the World Burns and Extinction Looms, by Andy Worthington

Rally against Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Andy Worthington website, Aug. 10, 2022
August 14, 2022

Three weeks since the UK experienced its hottest weather ever, with temperatures hitting 40°C, it’s become clear that that was just a spike in a long hot summer in which, for the first time ever in my 37-year history of living in London, the weather has turned hostile.

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