U.S. Versus China Covid Deaths – A Symptom of Diseased Capitalism, by Finian Cunningham

Communist Vegans - Covid-19 Exposes Capitalism

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Nov. 19, 2022
November 20, 2022

The death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States is now well over 1.1 million. New mass infections and the proliferation of immune-resistant virus variants indicate the death toll will continue to rise as the third winter of the pandemic hits.

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John Pilger: The US is Escalating War Tensions With China in Desperate Bid to Maintain Global Power, interviewed by Finian Cunningham

China Industry

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
November 13, 2022

Finian Cunningham on Nov 10, 2022

In an interview with Finian Cunningham, internationally renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger says America is driving war against China, not out of strength but rather from a fear of losing its erstwhile sole superpower position.

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Collapse Isn’t A Politically Neutral Thing, by Rainer Shea

The day after the fall

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer’s Newsletter, Oct. 31, 2022
November 2, 2022

When we analyze the collapse that our civilization is undergoing, we need to factor in the reality about collapse that our ruling class doesn’t want us to consider: collapse isn’t a politically neutral thing. It’s something that exists because capitalism has made the conditions for it possible.

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Richard Wolff: The Economics of the War and the Crisis Ahead

"SMASH CAPITALISM"

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Dandelion Salad

“We have, after World War II, systematically destroyed the Left: Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Anarchists, Labor Union activists, all of it. It is logical and not a surprise that an angry American working class goes to the right, it looks to the right to give them the explanation.” — Richard Wolff

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Michael Hudson: A Short History of Inflation in Modern Times

For All Debts...

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 14, 2022

Multipolarista on Sep 8, 2022

Economist Michael Hudson discusses partial student debt relief in the US, inflation and the Fed, disaster capitalism in Ukraine, and China’s challenge to the petrodollar.

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Silencing the Lambs: How Propaganda Works, by John Pilger + John Pilger: The Coming War on China is Here

Lies

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Dandelion Salad

by John Pilger
John Pilger, Sept. 8, 2022
September 9, 2022

In an address to the Trondheim World Festival in Norway, John Pilger charts the history of power propaganda and describes how it appropriates journalism in a ‘profound imperialism’ and is likely to entrap us all, if we allow it.

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Bruce Gagnon: What Could Trigger Nuclear War with Russia and China?

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

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by Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes, Aug. 4, 2022
August 13, 2022

WorldBeyondWar.org on Aug 3, 2022

Washington has called Russia and China ‘existential threats’ to the US. NATO is expanding up to Russia’s border and the war in Ukraine is escalating as the US-UK-NATO continue to ship weapons to Kiev. At the same time NATO is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region closing the military circle around Beijing.

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Roger Waters: War, Peace, and Music, with David Swanson and Todd Pierce + Roger Waters Uncut

Roger Waters in Concert - Rogers Arena - Vancouver - BC - Canada - October 28, 2017

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 9, 2022

WorldBeyondWar.org on Aug 8, 2022

A webinar hosted by World BEYOND War on August 8, 2022, with Todd Pierce and David Swanson moderating.

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Michael Hudson: The Nature of Financialization and Neoliberalism, Interviewed by Eric Draitser

Barry - IMF & World Bank Economic Terrorists

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 8, 2022

This time Eric welcomes back author and economist Michael Hudson to discuss his new book The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism, or Socialism available from CounterPunch.

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American Diplomacy as a Tragic Drama, by Michael Hudson

World War 3 - XV

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 1, 2022

As in a Greek tragedy whose protagonist brings about precisely the fate that he has sought to avoid, the US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America’s aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy. Naming China as America’s main long-term adversary, the Biden Administration’s plan was to split Russia away from China and then cripple China’s own military and economic viability. But the effect of American diplomacy has been to drive Russia and China together, joining with Iran, India and other allies. For the first time since the Bandung Conference of Non-Aligned Nations in 1955, a critical mass is able to be mutually self-sufficient to start the process of achieving independence from Dollar Diplomacy.

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John Pilger: This is a War of Propaganda

Don't shoot the messenger !

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with John Pilger

South China Morning Post on Jul 8, 2022

Australian journalist, author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger has dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth and shining a light on inconvenient facts that often contradict the mainstream media narrative.

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Michael Hudson: Finance Capitalism’s Self-Destructive Nature

Capitalism = economic terrorism

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 21, 2022

Empire of Inflation: Economist Michael Hudson on U.S. Economic Warfare and Super Imperialism

The Left Lens on May 25, 2022

Economist Michael Hudson joins the Left Lens to discuss the rise of inflation, the weakening of the U.S. dollar, and the consequences of U.S. economic warfare in the Ukraine crisis.

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The End of Western Civilization, by Michael Hudson

The way of the civilizations

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 16, 2022

Why it lacks resilience, and What will take its place

Paper presented on July 11, 2022 to The Ninth South-South Forum on Sustainability.

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Helen Caldicott: Why This Is More Dangerous Than the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Finian Cunningham

4.11 原発反対デモin高円寺 Anti nuclear power protests in Kouenji

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, June 7, 2022
July 14, 2022

Helen Caldicott warns that the sharpening military confrontation between the United States and Russia puts global security, peace and ultimately our very existence in more danger than ever before.

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