End Title 42 and Closed Borders, by Peter Orvetti

March to welcome Honduran refugees and protest against troops on the border

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by Peter Orvetti
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 5, 2023

The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, with no policy solution in sight. During the 2022 fiscal year, nearly 2.4 million migrants were apprehended at the border, up 44 percent from the previous year and a nearly eightfold increase from five years earlier. Nearly 500,000 migrants successfully entered the U.S. across the southern border without authorization, four times the estimated total for 2017.

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Chris Hedges: Europe’s War on Refugees

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 30, 2022

In their book, Map of Hope and Sorrow, co-authors Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan trace the stories of five refugees trapped in Greece’s brutal refugee camps.

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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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Will Griffin: Dismantling General Dynamics With The Mapping Project

Will Griffin: Dismantling General Dynamics With The Mapping Project

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 5, 2022

“General Dynamics develops biometric technologies which have collected data on over 230 million individuals as well as to develop surveillance systems to legally and illegally monitor their targets.” — Will Griffin

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Michael Hudson and Ralph Nader: The Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing, and Who Runs the US Treasury

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 17, 2022

Some follow up comments to my appearance on the Ralph Nader show.

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Will Griffin: The Crown Family, General Dynamics, and the US War Machine

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 27, 2022

The Chicago-based Crown Family might be known for their philanthropic efforts around the country, donating millions of dollars to universities, art institutions and a variety of other causes. Where did all that wealth come from? James Crown is the current director of General Dynamics (GD), the 5th largest weapons producer in the country and has their hands dirty in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, in Palestine and even at the Mexico border. His father, Lester Crown, was a previous president and chair of GD. His grandfather, Henry Crown, created the Material Service Corporation which eventually merged with GD, and gained controlling interest in GD in 1959, also becoming its director and chair.

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Ku Klux Climate: Coal, Petro-Palingenesis, and the Historical Materialism of Fossil Fascism, by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Mar. 28, 2022
March 30, 2022

Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism (London: Verso, 2021)

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Chris Hedges and Todd Miller: Build Bridges Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders

U.S.-Mexico Border — Nogales, Arizona, February 6, 2019

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 8, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the building of climate fortresses with the author and journalist, Todd Miller.

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: Competing Systems of Power in America: Autocracy or Oligarchy

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 2, 2021

On the show Chris Hedges discusses with the economist Richard Wolff how capitalism works under an autocracy or an oligarchy, the only two political systems left in the United States of America.

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No Solutions Under Capitalism: Revolution is Required, by Paul Street

One solution, revolution..

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
August 23, 2021

Liberals and progressives would do well to understand that while class is not everything – far from it, as I shall argue below – there are still no real or lasting solutions to problems that rightly agitate them under capitalism and bourgeois democracy, that is, under the de facto material dictatorship of the capitalist class and its mode of production.

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Chris Hedges: A Different Kind of War

A Different Kind of War

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with Chris Hedges

Originally on RT America on Aug 21, 2021

The Chris Hedges YouTube Channel on Jul 5, 2022

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the plight of everyday people victimized by the hardships of life in Mexico and Central America with author and journalist, J. Malcolm Garcia.

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Colonialism’s Final Form: Mercenaries and Weaponized Surveillance, by Rainer Shea

The Tactics of Terror, by Kenn Orphan

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist
August 4, 2021

The world that late-stage capitalism is creating is one where the only stable states—or things that resemble states—will be the fortified high-tech enclaves that the super-rich create in the wake of a collapsed civilization. In the scenarios that some futurists have been anticipating, by the end of this century the only places with reliable electricity are going to be the walled off communities of these elites, guarded by those seeking to be rewarded with food and housing and sustained by a neo-feudal network of farming.

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An Open Letter To President Joe Biden, As His Broken Promises Pile Up, by Melinda Butterfield

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by Melinda Butterfield
Struggle ★ La Lucha, June 7, 2021
June 8, 2021

Dear President Biden,

Your broken promises are piling up. I took note of these headlines in just the last couple of weeks: “Joe Biden Surrenders On Federal Unemployment Benefits,” “Biden Drops Student Loan Forgiveness From Latest Budget,” “Biden offers to keep 2017 Trump tax cuts intact in infrastructure counteroffer to GOP,” “U.S. Says It Will Not Rejoin Open Skies Treaty With Russia.”

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Chris Hedges: The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 27, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with journalist and writer May Jeong the deep American roots of the Atlanta shootings.

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Why Do They Flee? by William Blum

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published June 26, 2018
March 26, 2021

The current mass exodus of people from Central America to the United States, with the daily headline-grabbing stories of numerous children involuntarily separated from their parents, means it’s time to remind my readers once again of one of the primary causes of these periodic mass migrations.

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