Will Griffin: The Hidden Problems of Rocket Launch Sites

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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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Daniel Ellsberg: Nuclear War and Ukraine

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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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The Answer to the Latest Greedy War Spending Should Not Be Greed, by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, May 20, 2022
May 21, 2022

I know I should consider myself lucky to have located anybody at all in the United States who opposes the latest $40 billion “for Ukraine.” But from both the right and the left, those who oppose it almost universally express resentment of spending money “on Ukraine” instead of keeping that money in the US of A or spending it on “Americans.”

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The Chris Hedges Report: The Proxy War in Ukraine and the Danger of American Militarism, with Andrew Bacevich

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 13, 2022

In this episode Chris Hedges speaks with historian, retired Army Colonel and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the proxy war in Ukraine and the danger of American militarism.

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Chris Hedges and Paul Jay: The Profits Of The Arms Industry Are What Drives These Conflicts

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with Chris Hedges

theAnalysis-news on Apr 18, 2022

Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the Russian invasion, the threat of nuclear war, and big tech censorship.

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Will Griffin: Imperialism After Lenin

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 12, 2022

“Studying the contemporary expressions of monopoly-capitalism’s key features shows that the logic and dynamic of the monopoly capitalist system remains fundamentally unchanged from Lenin’s time. However, it shows that the forms and means of exploitation and oppression that characterize imperialism have evolved and intensified.” — Paul Quintos

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Will Griffin: US Space Force Becomes More Lethal

Will Griffin: US Space Force Becomes More Lethal

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 7, 2022

“The big tech industry rather than build new technologies to create a sustainable world that benefits the majority of the people on this planet is now working with the Space Force to militarize outer space to the benefit of US-based multinational corporations and the pentagon.” — Will Griffin

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U.S. Spends Billions on War in Ukraine and the Working Class Pays the Price, by Natalia Marques

WAR IS GREED

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by Natalia Marques
Struggle ★ La Lucha
March 28, 2022

The largest national defense budget in the world just got larger. Earlier this month, the United States Congress passed $728.5 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Defense for the 2022 fiscal year, a sharp 5% increase from the previous year. The budget contains a plan for $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine for the Russia–Ukraine war.

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Abby Martin: The US Military: Planet Earth’s Greatest Enemy

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

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with Abby Martin

MintPressNews on Feb 24, 2022

“The U.S. military is the largest institutional polluter in the world. There is no corporation or industry that compares to the damage and devastation done by the U.S. war machine,” Abby Martin told Watchdog host Lowkey today.

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U.S.-Poland Dogfight over Ploy for Sending NATO Warplanes to Ukraine, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Mar. 11, 2022
March 13, 2022

Washington could claim that the military aid to Ukraine so far is defensive weaponry. Sending warplanes, however, from a U.S. airbase is taking the involvement to a higher level risking escalation.

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Chris Hedges: The Case Against Arming Ukraine + Why RT Was Really Banned + Phyllis Bennis: We Need Diplomacy

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with Chris Hedges

Katie Halper on Feb 28, 2022

Pulitzer Prize–winning Journalist Chris Hedges talks about Russia, Ukraine, NATO expansion and his experience on the ground reporting from Eastern Europe during the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Chris Hedges: War Profiteers Are Fueling This Crisis

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Mar 4, 2022

“War destroys all systems that sustain and nurture life–familial, economic, cultural, political, environmental, and social,” Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges writes. “Once war begins, no one, even those nominally in charge of waging war, can guess what will happen, how the war will develop, how it can drive armies and nations towards suicidal folly.”

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America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century, by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 28, 2022

The MIC, OGAM and FIRE Sectors Conquer NATO

My old boss Herman Kahn, with whom I worked at the Hudson Institute in the 1970s, had a set speech that he would give at public meetings. He said that back in high school in Los Angeles, his teachers would say what most liberals were saying in the 1940s and 50s: “Wars never solved anything.” It was as if they never changed anything – and therefore shouldn’t be fought.

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Abby Martin and Brian Becker: Questions for the US Anti-War Movement

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Feb 26, 2022

Abby Martin and Brian Becker discuss the Ukraine war and what it means for the anti-war movement.

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Debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? Mark Welton vs. David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
February 24, 2022

This debate was held online on February 23, 2022, and was co-sponsored by World BEYOND War Central Florida and Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 The Villages, FL. The debaters were:

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