Abby Martin: The Tyranny of Big Oil

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with Abby Martin and Greg Palast

teleSUR English on Jan 15, 2016

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil’s strong-arm reach–its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity.

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Keiser Report with Gerald Celente: Bankism, Oil Prices and US Election Insanity + Happy New Year 2016

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Happy New Year!

RT on Dec 31, 2015

In this special New Year’s Eve episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to trends forecaster Gerald Celente of TrendsResearch.com about the upcoming trends for 2016. They recall that a few years ago, Celente forecasted on the Keiser Report that we would see currency war, trade war and hot war, and they ask whether or not this has come true in 2015. They discuss ‘bankism’, oil prices and US election insanity and what they hold for the future of the global economy.

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Regardless of Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Flow to the Gulf

Chicago Chapter of RAN Sends Canadian Consulate A Clear Message About Tar Sands

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TheRealNews on Nov 5, 2015

DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn says the pipeline company Enbridge is still planning a $5 billion terminal expansion. Note: After the publication of this story, the State Department announced it rejected Transcanada’s request to suspend it’s review of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Abby Martin: Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery and History of Revolt

Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Abode of Terrorism

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Empire Files on Oct 3, 2015

Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and tells the untold people’s history of resistance to it. With a major, catastrophic war in Yemen and looming high-profile executions of activists, The Empire Files exposes true nature of the U.S.-Saudi love affair.

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Is Doomed Dollar Really Behind Obama’s Iran Warning? by Finian Cunningham

Don't Attack Iran

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from RT
August 16, 2015

US President Barack Obama has given an extraordinary ultimatum to the Republican-controlled Congress, arguing that they must not block the nuclear accord with Iran. It’s either “deal or war,” he says.

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The Stimulator: Our Shitty Situation

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stimulator on Feb 6, 2015

In this sedition we look at the economic clusterfuck enveloping the globe, the mega drop in oil prices and the political party that has the left screaming like Justin Beaver fans.

http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2015/02/06/shitty-situation/

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Capitalism Is Killing The Earth And Its People by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
Feb. 1, 2015

No Fracking Signs at Prince Albert

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‘I see a bad moon rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightning
I see hard times today’
— John Fogerty, Bad Moon Rising (1969)

John Fogerty’s classic rock song ‘Bad Moon Rising’, from the 1960s, could be the foreboding soundtrack for what is rumbling in America’s Midwest today.

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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives by Ellen Brown

Updated: Jan. 1, 2015

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
December 20, 2014

Alternative Bailout Plan

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The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend. Continue reading

Backfired! by Michael Hudson + Hudson: China and Russia Trade Deals Due To Sanctions

Updated: Dec. 14, 2014

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
December 12, 2014

U.S. New Cold War policy has backfired – and created its worst nightmare

1. The world’s geopolitics, major trade patterns and military alliances have changed radically in the past month. Russia has re-oriented its gas and oil trade, and also its trade in military technology, away from Europe toward Eurasia. Continue reading

US Aims at Blowing EU-Russia Rift with Downed Airliner by Finian Cunningham

Amsterdam Airport: Flight MH17 Memorial

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Sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who perished. ~ Lo

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
July 20, 2014

The downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 298 onboard comes amid mounting frustration between Washington and its European allies over the imposition of further trade sanctions on Russia.

Days before the doomed flight, American officials were quietly voicing their agitation at European leaders’ reluctance to apply sanctions that would hit Russia’s key economic sectors. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: Will We Survive the 21st Century?

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with Noam Chomsky

DurhamUniversity on May 28, 2014

Professor Noam Chomsky Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), Massachusetts Institute of Technology addressed this question of global significance in a special Durham Castle Lecture on 22nd May.

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The New Cold War’s Ukraine Gambit by Michael Hudson + Rick Rozoff: CrossTalk: Nulandistan Update

Updated: May 16, 2014 Added video

Updated: May 14, 2014 Added video

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
May 13, 2014

Michael Hudson[1]

The following article is from a new book, Flashpoint in Ukraine, edited by Stephen Lendman. It is currently available from Clarity Press as an e-book, and soon to be printed.

Finance in today’s world has become war by non-military means. Its object is the same as that of military conquest: appropriation of land and basic infrastructure, and the rents that can be extracted as tribute. In today’s world this is taken mainly in the form of debt service and privatization. That is how neoliberalism works, subduing economies by indebting their governments and using unpayably high debts as a lever to pry away the public domain at distress prices. It is what today’s New Cold War is all about. Backed by the IMF and European Central Bank (ECB) as knee-breakers in what has become in effect a financial extension of NATO, the aim is for U.S. and allied investors to appropriate the plums that kleptocrats have taken from the public domain of Russia, Ukraine and other post-Soviet economies in these countries, as well as whatever assets remain. Continue reading

Global Economy Confounds Washington’s War Mentality by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
April 25, 2014

Capitalism and its imperialist proclivity have been associated with the structural causes of conflict and war over recent centuries. But given today’s imperative realities of a globalized economy, capitalism – or at least large sections of it – cannot afford such a conflict or desire it. In this regard, we may be witnessing a seminal shift, whereby Washington’s threatened sanctions towards Russia, and the war that that entails, are seen as an untenable political agenda divorced from the all-important economic realm.

In pushing this agenda, Washington may be the one that finds itself isolated, not Moscow. Continue reading

Greg Palast: Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business

Egret - BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Apr. 22, 2014

 on Apr 22, 2014

Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP’s collusion with government officials to get dodge safety regulations.

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Ralph Nader Radio: Sugar, McCutcheon, Climate Change, Oil Spills and Army Food

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 8, 2014

Ralph carves up Antonin Scalia and “Corporate Welfare King,” Rush Limbaugh, points out how Exxon actually made money on the Exxon/Valdez oil spill; and we discuss whether Germany actually won World War II, and the one position that Ralph took that he now regrets. Continue reading