Global Power Project, Part 8: Banking on Influence with Wells Fargo by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad Originally published on July 31, 2013 Just recently, in late July, Wells Fargo surpassed the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as the world’s largest bank by market capitalization. This followed Wells Fargo reporting a 19% increase in profits over the second quarter as the bank has been busy […]

Global Power Project, Part 5: Banking on Influence With Goldman Sachs by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad, July 10, 2013 Originally published on July 13, 2013 Anyone who has paid even minimal attention to the global economic and financial crises gripping the world since 2007 has heard the name Goldman Sachs. One of the largest banks in the United States, Goldman Sachs was […]

The Financialization of Food and the Profitability of Poverty by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad January 29, 2013 The following is a brief excerpt from a chapter of The People’s Book Project, covering issues related to food, water, land grabs, environmental destruction, hunger and poverty. This excerpt examines the global food crisis. There are a few things upon which humanity is […]

Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

Dandelion Salad WhyPoverty·Jan 5, 2013 PARK AVENUE: How much inequality is too much? 740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children […]

Corporate Culture and Global Empire: Food Crisis, Land Grabs, Poverty, Slums, Environmental Devastation and Resistance by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad January 7, 2013 Corporate power is immense. The world’s largest corporation is Royal Dutch Shell, surpassed in wealth only by the 24 largest countries on earth. Of the 150 largest economic entities in the world, 58% are corporations. Corporations are institutionally totalitarian, the result of power’s […]

US Cities Struggling Post-Hurricane Sandy + D-15: Restore Power to the People

Dandelion Salad Updated: Dec. 23, 2012 AlJazeeraEnglish·Dec 21, 2012 Nearly two months after Hurricane Sandy entire neighbourhoods are still covered in rubble, homes are infested with mold and hundreds of families remain without water or power. What’s the biggest problem? Guests: Aria Doe, Klaus Jacob, Joel Kupferman.

Making Our Food Less Safe by Russell Pryor

Dandelion Salad Proposed changes to poultry inspection will make an already dangerous industry even more so, reports Russell Pryor. July 30, 2012 “THIS IS a very bad idea,” one inspector recently said of proposed changes to federal regulations of the chicken industry. The inspector has much to worry about. And so do 200,000 Southern […]

Chris Hedges: It’s Not Our Job To Take Power, It’s Our Job To Fight Power!

with Chris Hedges Featured Writer Dandelion Salad July 3, 2012 “The Occupy Movement is the dress rehearsal for the end of the corporate state.” — Chris Hedges Chris Hedges speaking at Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, streamed live by Jesse Hadden – July 1, 2012.

Dennis Kucinich Inspires at American University in Dubai: Power of Now

Dandelion Salad by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich Washington, May 9, 2012 Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today delivered the keynote address at the American University in Dubai’s Fifteenth Commencement. Kucinich spoke to an attentive audience of about 5,000. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of […]

Tarek Mehanna’s Powerful Statement As He Received a 17-Year Sentence Despite Having Harmed No One by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad April 14, 2012 What a disgrace. On Thursday, Tarek Mehanna, a 29-year old pharmacist from Sudbury, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 17 and half years in prison, after being found guilty in December on seven charges, including “providing material support to terrorists,” conspiracy to kill in a foreign […]

Of Prophets, Power, and the Purpose of Intellectuals: Class War and the College Crisis, Part 3 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad April 13, 2012 Part 1: The “Crisis of Democracy” and the Attack on Education Part 2: The Purpose of Education: Social Uplift or Social Control? Intellectual history is written by intellectuals and educational history is written by educators; thus, it would be inevitable that the flaws […]

Liberty, Anarchy, Property, Democracy and Power by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad February 7, 2012 I have had a number of debates and discussions recently, largely through various social media networks and similar avenues, on some issues that are of major concern to those who seek to confront the challenges of the present and construct a better path […]

Food for fuel – a sure way of creating a hunger crisis by Jean Ziegler and Siv O’Neall

by Jean Ziegler and Siv O’Neall Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Lyon, France Dec. 28, 2011 Jean Ziegler[1], in his recently published book ‘Massive Destruction – the Geopolitics of Hunger'[2], is denouncing the brutal arms the neoliberal masters of the world are using in order to annihilate resistance to their senseless attempt to run the […]

In Mexico, a Universal Struggle Against Power and Forgetting by John Pilger

Dandelion Salad By John Pilger Information Clearing House November 10, 2011 Alameda Park is Mexico City’s languid space for lovers and open-air ballroom dancers: the gents in two-tone shoes, the ladies in finery and heels. The cobbled paths undulate from the great earthquake of 1985. You imagine the fairground sinking into the cobwebs of […]