A Travesty of Protectionism by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
March 10, 2018

Trump’s series of threats this week was a one-two punch. First, he threatened to impose national security tariffs on steel and aluminum, primarily against Canada and Mexico (along with Korea and Japan). Then, he suggested an alternative: He would exempt these countries IF they agree to certain U.S. demands.

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Michael Hudson VS Lori Wallach on Trump’s Plan to Impose Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Michael Hudson VS Lori Wallach on Trump’s Plan to Impose Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

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with Michael Hudson
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Michael Hudson
March 6, 2018

Democracy Now! on Mar 6, 2018

https://democracynow.org – “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” That’s the message President Trump tweeted on Friday, sending shockwaves across the globe and sparking fear of impending economic volatility. On Thursday, world stock markets tumbled after Trump announced he plans to impose new tariffs on imports of foreign steel and aluminum.

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Chris Hedges and Christian Parenti: The Rising Threat of Climate Conflict

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 18, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the geopolitical consequences of global change with Professor Christian Parenti, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil explores how climate change is increasing tensions between the global north and the global south.

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Goodbye to Democracy if Transatlantic Partnership is Passed by Pete Dolack (#TTIP)

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by Pete Dolack
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder
May 4, 2016

Corporate control on both sides of the Atlantic will be solidified should the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership be passed. Any doubt about that was removed when Greenpeace Netherlands released 13 chapters of the TTIP text, although the secrecy of the text and that only corporate representatives have regular access to negotiators had already made intentions clear.

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“King Obama,” his Royal Court, and the #TPP by Ralph Nader + Did Anti-Fast Track Senators Miss an Opportunity to Slow Down TPP?

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TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 25, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. This term “fast track” is a euphemism for your members of Congress – senators and representatives – handcuffing themselves, so as to prevent any amendments or adequate debate before the final vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership – another euphemism that is used to avoid the word “treaty,” which would require ratification by two-thirds of the Senate. This anti-democratic process is being pushed by “King Obama” and his royal court.

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Corporate Destruction of Free Markets Rules Us by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
October 30, 2014

The ruling dogma of our political economy is corporatism. Corporatism claims to draw legitimacy from the free market theory that all vendors who do not meet market demands will go under. Corporatism uses this illusion to exert power over all aspects of our political economy. Continue reading

#TPP: Back-room Deal for the 1%

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Joe Friendly on Oct 25, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Back-room Deal for the 1%, NAFTA on Steroids, Corporate world takeover replacing national sovereignty being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration who is seeking Fast Track passage in Congress to prevent open discussion of what a disaster it will mean for the 99%!!!

Speakers: Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director, Citizens’ Trade Campaign; Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO Trade and Globalization Specialist; and Kian Frederick, New York State Director of Citizens Trade Campaign. Morning breakfast forum at the Murphy labor institute October 25, 2013. Camera, edit: Joe Friendly

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Secret Trade Agenda Threatens Shift Toward Sustainable Food System by Karen Hansen-Kuhn + Promises and Perils of the #TTIP

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by Karen Hansen-Kuhn
www.iatp.org
October 24, 2013

After being delayed by the U.S. government shutdown, talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are quietly gearing up again. Tariff barriers between the U.S. and EU are already low, so these negotiations are focused squarely on achieving “regulatory coherence.” Continue reading

Making the World Safe for Banksters: Syria in the Cross-hairs by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
September 4, 2013

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.”  —Prof. Caroll Quigley, Georgetown University, Tragedy and Hope (1966)

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Avaricious Brilliance for Economic Disaster by Ralph Nader + Larry Summers and the Secret “End-Game” Memo by Greg Palast

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
August 23, 2013

The widening circle applauding megamillionaire Larry Summers –of Harvard University, Washington, D.C. and Wall Street – agrees on one word to describe the colossal failure – Brilliant! That circle includes Barack Obama, who appointed Summers in 2009 to be his chief economic advisor, Bill Clinton, who made him Secretary of the Treasury, and the Harvard Board of Overseers, who named him president of Harvard University in 2001.

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Romney’s Campaign of Inanity by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 14, 2012

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Mitt Romney’s daily dittohead assertions make one wonder what he got out of the law and business degrees he received from Harvard University. One of his regular blasts blames Barack Obama for the daily reports of bad economic indicators. Unemployment increases – blame Obama. Retail sales decline – blame Obama. Profits not rising – blame Obama. Housing crisis continues– blame Obama.

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Hunger Is a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’, says Jean Ziegler by Siv O’Neall

by Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
Jan. 19, 2012

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“Every five seconds, a child under 10 dies of hunger.  – Thirty-five million people die each year from hunger or its immediate aftermath. – One billion people are permanently and severely malnourished and the situation is becoming increasingly catastrophic.” (Jean Ziegler)

In his latest book Mass Destruction – the Geopolitics of Hunger, Jean Ziegler[1] talks about the current state of the world and the neoliberal politics of starvation of the poor, which has led to a crisis situation amounting to calculated murder. What we are witnessing today is the worst hunger crisis in human history is. And it is all because of human greed, colossal mismanagement for profit.

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Not Made in America by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Nov. 30, 2011

Commercial Capitalism for Christmas

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“Here, look at this handsome L.L. Bean catalog and tell me what you want for Christmas,” said a relative over Thanksgiving weekend. I started leafing through the 88 page cornucopia with hundreds of clothing and household products, garnished by free gift cards and guaranteed free shipping. I wasn’t perusing it for any suggested gifts; instead, I was going through every offering to see whether they were made in the U.S.A. or in other countries.

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Jean Ziegler: “The cannibal world order” Translated by Siv O’Neall

By Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
Oct. 26, 2011

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Interview with Jean Ziegler by Gilles Toussaint

Introduction and translation by Siv O’Neall

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The victims are the poor, the former subsistence farmers in Africa who have been deprived of their land and whose countries now have to import food at exorbitant prices, due to the speculation in agricultural commodities resulting in the skyrocketing food prices today. Continue reading

The People vs. The Machine by Cindy Sheehan + Gloria Steinem leads the fight to save Jeju Island

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
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August 6, 2011

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Since the summer of 2005, when I began a camp in front of the vacation “ranch” of George Bush, I have traveled to many countries and all over the U.S. meeting with people who have been in long struggles against neoliberalism. Most of us in the U.S. are familiar with the term “neoconservative,” but “neoliberal” is also a well-understood and often used term in other areas.

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