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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Turning Up The Heat, by Rivera Sun

We Are Here For The Next Generations at the Protect the Water, Revoke the Permits! Rally in St Paul, Minnesota

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published July 30, 2021
July 31, 2022

Winds of Change is the third novel in the Dandelion Trilogy by Rivera Sun. It’s a wild tale of resistance and resilience, people-powered democracy movements and the race for climate justice.

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The Chris Hedges Report: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the Soul of American Capitalism

Moby Dick

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jul 29, 2022

Moby Dick, which explores the self-destructive forces that define America and the collapse of a civilization, is our greatest and most prescient novel.

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Heat Waves Tied To Big Energy Capitalism, by Scott Scheffer

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by Scott Scheffer
Struggle ★ La Lucha, July 14, 2022
July 28, 2022

The population of the world is enduring crises from climate change that, until recently, climatologists thought may only happen decades from now.

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Our Climate Crisis Paralysis: How, in the Face of Unprecedented Signs of Climate Collapse, We’re Still Being Failed by Politicians, the Media and Ourselves, by Andy Worthington

COP26 Sheffield Climate March

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Andy Worthington website, July 19, 2022
July 20, 2022

Last week, as the mercury started to rise in the UK, and sober weather-watchers warned that, for the first time ever, temperatures might reach 40°C in the UK, the default position of TV’s weathermen and women was to talk of records being broken, as though extreme heat was some kind of Olympic sporting event, and the plucky British weather was some sort of super-athlete, whose ‘achievement’ was to be celebrated.

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John Bellamy Foster: The Financialization of Nature

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theAnalysis-news on Jul 8, 2022

John Bellamy Foster explains the ‘solution’ master-minded by global finance to resolve the imminent environmental crisis: create a multi-quadrillion dollar’s worth of assets on the back of everything nature does and expropriate it from the global commons to make a profit. Worse still: it is already happening.

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Must Collapse Be Inevitable? Imagining A “Half-Earth” Sustainable Economy, by Pete Dolack

Bollards To Everything

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, July 6, 2022
July 9, 2022

It seems vastly easier to imagine the future as a dystopian nightmare than as a time when today’s problems are mostly behind humanity. For every work of optimism, such as Star Trek, there are dozens of works imagining a nightmare world of deprivation, environmental destruction and severe repression amidst a world of people scrambling to survive anyway they can in a war of all against all.

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The Chris Hedges Report: Splinterlands’ Climate Dystopia, with John Feffer

Abandoned Factory

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jul 8, 2022

In his dystopian novel Splinterlands, John Feffer looks ahead to life on planet earth in the year 2050. The signs of societal breakdown in the not-so-distant future, if we look, are already apparent in our world today. Feffer follows them to their logical conclusion.

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Will Griffin: The Hidden Problems of Rocket Launch Sites

Rocket 3.1 | Orbital Launch Attempt | Delphin engines

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 29, 2022

“When it comes to launching rockets into outer space, there lies many hidden problems particularly with launch sites. The launching of a rocket before it ever reaches outer space is a major problem. It concerns the environment, nearby wildlife and overwhelmingly impacts the local communities in negative ways.”

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Where Is Your Loyalty? by The Man From the North

I Will Stand With The Most Vulnerable

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published May 1, 2017
June 27, 2022

For all the avowed patriots who demand my Pledge of Allegiance and salutes on Loyalty Day, Fourth of July, and other patriotic, militarized holidays, I fling this question to your hearts: how deep and far does your loyalty to your country run?

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Daniel Ellsberg: Nuclear War and Ukraine

"XX-34 BADGER" atmospheric nuclear test - April 1953

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theAnalysis-news on Jun 18, 2022

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the significance of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the growing danger of nuclear war with U.S. and NATO.

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Top Gun: Maverick – A Counter-Narrative, by Pat Elder

An F/A-18F Super Hornet flies over USS Gerald R. Ford.

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by Pat Elder
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 13, 2022

I saw “Top Gun: Maverick” yesterday. It was absolutely horrible. The film sets a new standard for state-orchestrated, pro-military, mass indoctrination. Goebbels, chief propagandist for Hitler’s Nazi Party, would be in awe of the shiny death plane and the spotlights and the movie star in his tuxedo.

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Oil Barons, Pentagon Knowingly Wreck The Planet, by Scott Scheffer

Global Climate March DC 2015

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by Scott Scheffer
Struggle ★ La Lucha, May 27, 2022
June 9, 2022

The U.S. government and all the corporations that profit from fossil fuels are cherry picking the actions that they are taking in response to the global climate emergency. Everything that they are pursuing is potentially profitable, and they are paying less attention to reforestation, wind power, solar power or other alternative energy sources.

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