Sweden’s Unfounded Russophobia by Siv O’Neall

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by Siv O’Neall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
July 19, 2016

It is frightening to see how the Swedish government, which, I suppose, considers itself more open than the center-right government we had before 2014, nevertheless seems to be the vassals of the U.S. The ever-increasing realization in Europe that the Western Empire poses a threat to life all over the world has apparently escaped the Swedes. One after the other EU countries are now seeing that it is not Russia that is a threat to a possible future world peace. This possibility has now been torpedoed by Washington’s aggressive stance towards Russia and Putin.

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Cornel West: Hillary Clinton is a Militarist and a Neoliberal Disaster

A Day in New York

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Cornel West: Justice and Accountability Necessary to End Tension over Killings by Police

Democracy Now! on Jul 18, 2016

http://democracynow.org – We discuss the killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge and the recent nationwide protests against police brutality with Cornel West. Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary. “When I hear the authorities call for peace,” West says, “I say, yes, but it’s not the absence of tension. It’s got to be the presence of that justice and accountability.”

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The Argument For Impeaching James Comey by Rob Hager

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by Rob Hager
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 18, 2016

Comey’s Unraveling Political Fix

Those “damn emails.” One could have thought that epithet was a clever strategy to ingratiate a stranger at the party to the anointed one’s retinue, pending the results of the FBI investigation.

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Michael Hudson: US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
July 17, 2016

TheRealNews on Jul 17, 2016

Michael Hudson says that the US-led confrontational approach of NATO with Russia is driving European countries to consider disbanding or leaving the military alliance due to increased security risks.

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Chris Hedges: Protesting the DNC

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 16, 2016

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the protests planned at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with two local organizers. Cheri Honkala, director of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, and Galen Tyler, leader of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, are leading the March for Lives, raising awareness of poverty and homelessness. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the cost of security at the upcoming national conventions.

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Ralph Nader: Clinton is a Corporatist and Militarist + Jill Stein’s Green New Deal Makes Wars For Oil Obsolete

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with Ralph Nader

Jill Stein for President Booster Club on Jul 14, 2016

Ralph Nader talks about the 2016 US Election including Bernie Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton with Jorge Ramos on Fusion TV.

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Vanishing the People’s Wealth to Make the Bosses Richer by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 11, 2016
July 14, 2016

Imagine you are a shareholder in a big company and the top executives are sitting on huge amounts of cash and are not interested in putting it to work through productive capital investments, research and development, reducing company debt or paying employees a higher wage. What would you want done about it? Since you and other shareholders are the owners of the company, you’d likely say “give us back our money in cash dividends.”

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What Makes Obama Think His Wars Are Legal? by David Swanson

War Crimes Must Be Stopped

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 13, 2016

President Barack Obama’s lawyers, working on our dime, have just laid out a 46-page explanation of why current wars are legal. They’ve done so in response to a lawsuit, which has limited the argument in some significant ways.

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John Bellamy Foster: The Anthropocene and Socialist Politics + Tariq Ali: The American Empire and its Discontents

Burning Ourselves

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swpTvUk on Jul 12, 2016

John Bellamy Foster discusses the theoretical and programmatic challenges that the Anthropocene, a dangerous new epoch in planetary history, poses for socialists in the 21st century.

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The Democratic Party Is Dead by David Swanson + Michael Hudson: Is the Real Scandal the Clinton Foundation?

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 11, 2016

For decades, people have tried to fix the Democratic Party. They’ve imagined that their failings in this regard could be overcome by a greater effort. But it is hard to imagine anyone in the future mounting as significant an effort as did Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

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Marxism in Noir By Alan Wald

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By Alan Wald
International Socialist Review
July 11, 2016

The culture and politics of race and class struggle in the 1940s

No one knows better than socialist activists of the twenty-first century that each generation must face its own “crisis” of Marxism. But we don’t face this challenge to our theory and social movements just as we please. The way we remember our past governs our own dreams for the future. Above all, at a moment like today, when thousands of newly radicalizing young people know pretty much what they are fighting against, but are unclear about what they are fighting for, there is no point in simply pummeling the gates of history with one’s fists. Sooner or later, we look to the past for shared, or at least recognizable, political experiences that might be retrofitted and rebooted; tactics and strategies that have succeeded or failed; causes and explanations for economic and social trends that have persisted or morphed; and even role models, candidly reported, for how to live our chosen lives as Marxists. Marxism doesn’t embalm history; it seeks to join a living past to present changes.

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A Drone Was Used to Blow up a US Citizen Without a Trial. Let That Sink In by Daniel McAdams

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by Daniel McAdams
AntiMedia
Ron Paul Institute
July 9, 2016

The Dallas shootings have ushered in a very new world for US citizens. For the very first time, drones have been used on US soil to kill Americans without trial or charges. The suspected shooter in yesterday’s tragic killings, US Army veteran Micah Xavier Johnson, was, according to police and press reports, holed up in a parking garage and would not give himself up. After hours of what police claimed were fruitless negotiations with Johnson, a weaponized robot was sent to where he was hiding and blown up, taking Johnson with it.

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Chris Hedges: Wrongfully Convicted

Witness Against Torture: Captive Hands

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 9, 2016

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges sits down with Alison Flowers, author of “Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity”. They discuss flaws in the justice system that result in wrongful convictions and the challenges people face after spending years in prison for a crime they did not commit. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil measures the scale of known exonerations in the U.S.

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If Afghan Lives Mattered, Dallas Lives Would Matter by David Swanson

"Am I next?" - Justice for Philando Castile

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 8, 2016

The man who murdered police officers in Dallas, Texas, this week had earlier been employed in a massive operation, now in its 15th year, that has killed many thousands of people in Afghanistan. He was trained to kill by the U.S. military using U.S. tax dollars. He was conditioned to believe violence an appropriate response to violence by the examples everywhere to be found in U.S. public policy, history, entertainment, and language.

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The War on Weed Part II: Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for Corporate Cannabis by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
July 7, 2016

California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA) is a voter initiative characterized as legalizing marijuana use. But critics warn that it will actually make access more difficult and expensive, squeeze home growers and small farmers out of the market, heighten criminal sanctions for violations, and open the door to patented, genetically modified (GMO) versions that must be purchased year after year.

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