I’m Sick and Tired of This Thing Called “Patriotism,” by William Blum

Patriotism

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published July 5, 2010
July 3, 2022

Some thoughts on “patriotism” written on July 4

Most important thought: I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism”.

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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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Michael Hudson: A Philosophy for a Fair Society

Economic Warfare

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 28, 2022

Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers on Jun 16, 2022

Welcome to the Shepheard Walwyn podcast and a two part interview with Michael Hudson, perhaps to the world’s most influential (but rarely acknowledged) economist. Michael has had a remarkable career starting off as a practical or reality-based economist working for a variety of institutions looking and how banks really behave.

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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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Banks Fueling Global Warming Is Business As Usual, by Pete Dolack

Financing Climate Change

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Apr. 27, 2022
April 28, 2022

The gap between what needs to be done to save the Earth from the environmental disaster of unchecked global warming and what is actually being done continues to widen. Yet another exemplar of this gap is the funding practices of the world’s biggest banks.

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Dishonoring Earth Day 2022 with An Oil, Gas, Coal and Nuclear Heyday, by Ralph Nader

100% renewables by 2030 one of our key demands by Climate Coalition of Moreland 2021-11-06-MorelandClimateCup-Coburg-JE_IMG_7800

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, April 22, 2022
April 24, 2022

Instead of championing solar, wind and conservation energy, the GOP (Greedy Old Party) is championing the skyrocketing profits and prices for the omnicidal fossil fuel and atomic power companies.

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Earth Day is Not a Celebration, by Kenn Orphan

Plastic Ocean

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
April 23, 2022

The first Earth Day was in 1970. It came about as a response to a major oil spill off of Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. This, along with Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring which documented the devastation caused by the pesticide industry on birds and other wildlife, the end of the Vietnam War, and the famous 1968 Earthrise NASA photograph of the earth from the moon, galvanized millions of people to protest the destruction of our biosphere caused by war and powerful industries. More than 20 million people took to the streets that day, making it still the largest single-day protest in human history.

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Vijay Prashad: The Coming Food Crisis: Ukraine War Is Wake-Up Call for Global South

Freeze Prices - Not the Poor.

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BreakThrough News on Apr 4, 2022

As the war continues in Ukraine, food prices are going up worldwide – because the world is interdependent on others for food and energy. Peace talks between Russia and Ukraine took place this week in Turkey. Is there hope for peace? What’s coming next?

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

22b S. Calif

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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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Michael Hudson and Patrick Bond: Is China Socialist or State Capitalist? + Is China’s Trade Predatory or for Mutual Benefit?

China Industry

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 29, 2022

theAnalysis-news on Mar 14, 2022

Will China resist financialization and lead the way on climate policy, or is it a form of capitalism that will not reduce inequalities much further and isn’t serious about phasing out fossil fuel? Michael Hudson and Patrick Bond in a discussion about what we can expect from the CCP.

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Michael Hudson: Sanctions: The Blowback

Economic Warfare

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 23, 2022

Ross [00:00:29] Welcome to Renegade Inc. Whatever the outcome in Ukraine, one thing is for sure the economic reverberations will be felt by everyone for years to come as the world divides between the West and a rapidly reshaping Eurasia.

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Passing the Torch, by William T. Hathaway

Girl with torch, Tripoli, Libya, February 8, 2018

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
March 10, 2022

The baby-boom generation is ending its lap in the human race, and the Fridays-for-future generation is beginning its run. Generational shifts of power are symbolized by the image of passing the torch, but now what the older has to pass on to the younger seems not a torch but a time bomb, a legacy of crises.

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The American Empire Self-destructs, by Michael Hudson

Smash US Empire

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 8, 2022

But nobody thought that it would happen this fast.

Empires often follow the course of a Greek tragedy, bringing about precisely the fate that they sought to avoid. That certainly is the case with the American Empire as it dismantles itself in not-so-slow motion.

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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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Biden Squawks Amid Headless Chickens, by Finian Cunningham + PSL Statement on Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Feb. 24, 2022
February 25, 2022

There’s a whole lot of theatrical squawking and feathers in the surreal world of Western politicians.

U.S. President Joe Biden put on his best disdainful face to tell the American nation how unacceptable it was for Russia to recognize Ukraine’s breakaway republics.

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