Debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? Arnold August vs. David Swanson

Protest: No War in Iraq 2003

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 21, 2022
September 22, 2022

Debate set up by World BEYOND War on September 21, 2022, International Day of Peace.

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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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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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Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer: Gorbachev, Russia and Ukraine

Please No More War, Love

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with Chris Hedges

Katie Halper on Sep 1, 2022

Journalists Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer discuss Mikhail Gorbachev, his life, his role in the end of the Cold War and his legacy today. How does he relate to Vladimir Putin, the state of Russia today and the war in Ukraine.

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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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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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Deterrencelessness: Nuclear Threats Neither Credible Nor Viable, by John LaForge

4.24 エネルギーシフトパレードin渋谷/Energy Shift Parade in Shibuya

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by John LaForge
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
PeaceVoice, July 22, 2022
July 30, 2022

Threatening to make attacks with nuclear weapons is known as “deterrence” when the United States does it, but it’s called madness, blackmail, or “terrorism” if Russia, China, or North Korea does.

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The Hard Work of Creating a Last Resort War on Iran, by David Swanson

No War On Iran NYC March

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, July 14, 2022
July 15, 2022

Where do all the Lockheed Martin executives vacation?

At the Last Resort!

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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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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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NATO’s Globalist Ambition Finland, Sweden: Two More Pawns for U.S. Dominance, by Manuel Raposo

22-02-05 12 No War with Russia

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by Manuel Raposo
Translated by John Catalinotto
Workers World, May 23, 2022
May 24, 2022

The author is editor of the Portuguese web magazine MUDAR DE VIDA, where the article was published May 18.

The planned enlargement of NATO to include Finland and Sweden is being hailed as proof of the strengthening and cohesion of the Western bloc and as a demonstration of the defeat of “Putin’s” plans, i.e., those of the Russian Federation. Add this to the daily clamors announcing a military victory of the Ukrainians and presaging an economic meltdown of Russia and even the possible overthrow of the Russian regime.

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