Ralph Nader: How to Fix Democracy

Democracy Is For People, Not Corporations

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With Ralph Nader

Bertelsmann Foundation on Oct 25, 2019

Consumer advocate, lawyer, and former U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that democracy is about civic organization, not just public opinion.

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Will Griffin: Conflicts with Asteroid Mining

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 6, 2022

“In reality space imperialism will serve the interests of a small number of capitalists while the overwhelming majority of humanity continues to suffer under poverty, structural violence and the lack of access to resources.” — Will Griffin

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Will Griffin: How Would Space Be Used In War?

Will Griffin: How Would Space Be Used In War?

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 4, 2022

“There are endless ways outer space can be used in wars of the 21st century but let’s focus on some of the more probable ones.”

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U.S. China Policy: A Perilous Arms Race Instead of Waging Critical Cooperation, by Ralph Nader

China Industry

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 11, 2022
July 13, 2022

Did the Biden officials know what they were doing when they announced a broad expansion of export controls on China? China is the world’s second-largest economy, which is intricately intertwined with the economy of the U.S. and other nations. This is mainly due to U.S. multinational companies exporting huge slices of our manufacturing economy to China for its cheap labor.

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Will Griffin: Origins of the Modern Surveillance State

DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 7, 2022

“Since the dawn of capitalism, the capitalist class has had to keep an eye on the working class in order to keep them in check. This surveillance has been around for a long time but the story of the modern surveillance state begins about a century ago.”

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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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The New Corporate Dictators – Super-Rich and Super-Immune, by Ralph Nader

267/365. Addicted.

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, May 13, 2022
May 14, 2022

Ever since the heads of East India Trading Company (1600) and Hudson Bay Company (1670), were incorporated by English Royal charters, there have been corporate dictators. Their range and actions, have varied widely however. Today’s new corporate dictators shatter past restraints.

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Abby Martin: How the Media Manufactures “Bloodlust” for War

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with Abby Martin

TheRealNews on Mar 8, 2022

From the moment Russian troops invaded Ukraine the entire corporate media apparatus in the US moved to 24-7 coverage, filling airwaves with talking heads relentlessly beating the drums of war.

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Chris Hedges: Temp: The Real Story of What Happened to Your Salary, Benefits and Job Security

One More Lost Soul

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 5, 2022

Chris Hedges discusses the gig economy with Louis Hyman, professor of economic history at Cornell University.

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Censorship, the Myth of Free Data, and the False Solutions on the Table, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
December 5, 2021

There is a line I keep seeing repeated on social media. It goes something like this: “They are allowed to decide what is acceptable to post and what is not. It’s free, after all.” Things like that may make snappy and snarky comebacks to people complaining about internet censorship. Only it isn’t true. Not by a long shot.

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U.S. Doesn’t Fear “Foreign Meddling,” It Fears Internal Revolt, Part I, by Rainer Shea

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 20, 2021
December 2, 2021

This article is Part One in a series I’m doing on American collapse, and on how this has the potential to lead to a civil war within U.S. borders.

The “imperial boomerang” effect—where the types of violence an empire commits abroad inevitably become directed at that empire’s own people—is caused by the fact that actions have consequences. When a country subjugates other peoples, this has repercussions for those within that country. A society built on exploitation and violence can’t last. Whether that society wants to face it or not, its greed comes at a cost.

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Teach Youngsters About Corporatism’s Harms, by Ralph Nader

Corporations are NOT People

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Sept. 24, 2021
September 26, 2021

If you think elementary, middle, and high school students know too little history, geography, and government, try asking them about the corporations that command so many hours of their day, their attention, what they consume, and their personal horizons.

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Chris Hedges and David Harvey: The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges

Originally on RT America on Sep 25, 2021

The Chris Hedges YouTube Channel on Jul 5, 2022

On the show, the second in a two-part interview, Chris Hedges discusses with Professor David Harvey, the social, political, and economic consequences of Neo-liberalism and globalization, exploring alienation, the rise of authoritarianism, the significance of China in the world economy, the geopolitics of capitalism, carbon dioxide emissions and climate change and our collective response.

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Chris Hedges and David Harvey: The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, Part 1

Death to Capitalism

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with Chris Hedges

Originally on RT America on Sep 23, 2021

The Chris Hedges YouTube Channel on Jul 5, 2022

On the show, the first in a two-part interview, Chris Hedges discusses with Professor David Harvey the reconfiguration of global capitalism, the contradictions of neoliberalism, the financialization of power, the commodification of spectacle, Rate Versus Mass of Surplus Value, and other issues fundamental to economic literacy.

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