John Pilger: The Drum Beating For World War III Has Begun

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 9, 2016

John Pilger provides an outside perspective on U.S. politics. Pilger is a journalist, film-maker, and author who lives in Lambeth, south London. He is only one of two to win British journalism’s highest award twice. For his documentary films, he has won an Emmy and a British Academy Award. His epic 1979 Cambodia Year Zero is ranked by the British Film Institute as one of the ten most important documentaries of the 20th century. His Death of a Nation, filmed secretly in East Timor, had a worldwide impact in 1994. His books include Heroes, Distant Voices, Hidden Agendas, The New Rulers of the World and Freedom Next Time. He is a recipient of Australia’s international human rights award, the Sydney Peace Prize, “for “enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard” and “for fearless challenges to censorship in any form”.

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Rick Rozoff: U.S. Attack On Syria May Cause World War III

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 28, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
August 28, 2013

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With what appears to an imminent Western military adventure and yet another act of aggression against a small country on the other side of the world, meaning what appears to be the upcoming unprovoked attack on the sovereign nation of Syria by the United States, Rick Rozoff spoke about the military buildup and the reasons for the West’s continued meddling in the Middle East.

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WNYC – The Brian Lehrer Show: Noam Chomsky

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WNYC – The Brian Lehrer Show

June 9, 2009

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of many books, talks about what’s changed in the 40 years since he published American Power & the New Mandarins.

Delivering a lecture titled “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours,” Noam Chomsky will speak at the Riverside Church in Harlem this Friday at 7pm.

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or listen at: WNYC – The Brian Lehrer Show: Noam Chomsky June 09, 2009


Turning Point? By Noam Chomsky

Chomsky on Obama Speech + The 3rd Rail – Obama’s game-changing speech in Egypt

Michael Hudson: The Financial Barbarians at the Gate (must-listen)

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Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
April 15, 2009

Guns & Butter Interviews financial economist and historian, Dr. Michael Hudson.

“The Financial Barbarians at the Gate” with financial economist and historian, Dr. Michael Hudson. Europe; worsening financial situation and indebtedness; the history of banking and the criminalization of the banking system; tax policy; real estate asset inflation; US imperialism via the monetary system; neoliberal/neofeudal economics; classical political economy; finance capital breaking away from industrial capital; the financial crisis leading to a political crisis; similarities with the Roman Republic; what measures labor should take. Continue reading

Sibel Edmonds interviewed by Electric Politics

by Luke Ryland
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Let Sibel Edmonds Speak
April 23, 2009

Sibel gave a 75-min interview to Electric Politics on April 10. You can listen to it here. Mizgin has an overview of the interview here. A partial transcript follows:

Heroin, money-laundering and terrorism

Sibel Edmonds: First of all, it has been documented in the past several decades, the importance of narcotics in the Turkish economy, but also the role of Turkish MIT – that is Turkish Intelligence – and the military having an active role. But you’re also looking at the increased role of certain Central Asian countries and the Caucuses, and if you look at some of these regimes, these are the regimes that we have been supporting. Their economies also have become dependent on narcotics, because they have become a major transit – and in some places, for certain countries such as Azerbaijan, they have become major production centers.

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Lou Dobbs interviews Dennis Kucinich 03/12/09

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Lou Dobbs interviews Dennis Kucinich 03/12/09


Kucinich: Banks Are Loaning Our Money To Foreign Countries Instead Of Americans! + Banking Bailout Oversight Hearing

Kucinich: Insane spending of taxpayers dollars

Seven Avoidance Indicators by Ralph Nader

Michael Parenti: Economic Crisis the Inevitable Result of “Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse”

Jim Hogue: Bursting Our Bubbles – The Theft of Our Common Wealth, the Collapse of the United States

Ralph Nader on the rise and fall of Madoff, and the Bailouts

Radio Roxanne: women in black, NYC-Palestine & Israel

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This is a 20 minute Radio Roxanne audio clip with an interview of Women in Black (WiB), NYC–With one NYC Jewish woman who helped found NYC’s WiB, and one NYC Jewish woman whose personal transformation prompted her to join WiB’s weekly vigils, and then went to Palestine and Israel to learn firsthand about what are the living the conditions there. The link to the audio at my website is here: and at the end of the written back-story (–not a part of the audio narration, which is a different text only contained in the audio, nor the interview–) to my encounter with them… I hope that this post goes some way to shattering the wall of lies regarding what’s really going on in Palestine and Israel, at a time of precarious “cease fire”. There are also some links to more information at the end, including a few actions you can take.

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Banned from the BBC – Gaza Aid Appeal Video + George Galloway at Protest for Gaza

Jewish Peace News: Henry Siegman: “Israel’s Lies”

Over a dozen university occupations for Palestine + The Yellow Army + 14th day of hunger strike


Gaza Crisis Appeal

Israel’s “Operation Justified Vengeance” and The Invasion of Gaza by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, January 15, 2009
Pacifica Radio

GUNS AND BUTTER on Pacifica Radio

Bonnie Faulkner Interviews Michel Chossudovsky

The Invasion of Gaza” with Michel Chossudovsky discussing Israel’s broader military-intelligence plan, “Operation Justified Vengeance” (Ariel Sharon 2001) of which “Operation Cast Lead” is part; the assassination of Yaser Arafat; the humanitarian crisis; strategic gas reserves offshore from Gaza; and Israel’s energy transport corridor along the coast of the eastern Mediterranean.

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War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields by Michel Chossudovsky

Eric Margolis: Israel has handed the Obama administration a ‘fait accompli’ + Aftermath of attacks + Israel shelling of a U.N. compound

Israel Issues False Propaganda to Cover Up War Crimes By Jeremy R. Hammond (video)

Unusually Large U.S. Weapons Shipment to Israel: Are the US and Israel Planning a Broader Middle East War? by Michel Chossudovsky


Temporary halt to Gaza bombing a paltry response, says Médecins Sans Frontières + What MSF is seeing

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Crossposted with permission from Médecins Sans Frontières; thanks Pete.

07/01/2009 08:54

Temporary halt to Gaza bombing a paltry response as extreme violence victimizes civilians

The military offensive in the Gaza Strip is affecting civilians indiscriminately, while medical teams continue to face serious obstacles to providing assistance, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. The international community must not be content with a limited truce, which MSF said is largely inadequate for providing life-saving assistance.

As the Israeli military offensive continues, the toll, estimated at 600 deaths and 2,950 wounded in just 11 days, is reaching alarming proportions and is indicative of extreme violence indiscriminately affecting civilians.

“Today, 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, almost half of them children, are the victims of incessant shooting and bombing,” said Franck Joncret, MSF’s head of mission. “How can anyone believe that such a steamroller attack would spare civilians, who are prevented from fleeing and are crowded in a densely-populated enclave?”

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Richard C. Cook on Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Show

Updated: MP3 no longer available.  So sorry.

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with Cindy Sheehan
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with Richard C. Cook
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Jan. 6, 2009

Note: Cindy moved her show to Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox.

You can listen to this interview with Richard C. Cook  here. Or:

Note: it takes a little while for the page to load as there are many podcast widgets on the page, Cindy’s is at the very bottom as it’s a new show.  ~ DS

Richard C. Cook and Graham Nash are the guests on the debut program with Cindy Sheehan.


More info: Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Debut Show


Bailout for the People: “The Cook Plan” by Richard C. Cook

Citizens’ Economic Stimulus Plan: Stop Paying Credit Card Debt by Richard C. Cook

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The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Inheriting an Empire

Dandelion Salad – listen: 2.57 Inheriting an Empire MP3

Crossposted at Thomas Paine’s Corner thanks, Jason.

By Mumia Abu-Jamal
written on 12/20/08

When Barack Hussein Obama takes the oath of office, he will receive more than the reins to the executive office of the U.S. government; he will inherit the rulership of empire, one that no American consciously voted for.

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Franck Biancheri: Understanding the Next Phase of the Global Systemic Crisis

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Dec. 16, 2008
Dec. 10, 2008

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Interview with Director of Research for the GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin, Franck Biancheri. We discuss the global systemic crisis leading to a Very Great Depression in the United States. Each month, the Bulletin brings its unique analyses of the upcoming stages of the collapse of the world order created after 1945, as well as numerous strategic recommendations for decisions in the political, economic and financial fields. Visit their websites at and

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Bailout for the People: “The Cook Plan” by Richard C. Cook

Global Financial Domination: The $8.5 Trillion Chip by Matthias Chang

Sharon Astyk’s Predictions For 2009

What is to be Done? By Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

Michael Hudson: We Let The Crooks Take Over (2007)

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Update: Thanks to CMike for the following info on this show:

Guns and Butter, for August 22, 2007 — 1:00 pm

The Plot to Shift Taxes Off Wealth Onto Wage Earners

Interview with financial economist and historian, Dr. Michael Hudson. AAA rating of subprime junk; inflation; mishandling of crookedness; change in world order; privatization of banking system through the Federal Reserve; Alan Greenspan, Social Security and junk economics; windfall profits; the law of fraudulent conveyance. Dr. Hudson has been appointed Chief Economic Policy Advisor for the Kucinich for President campaign, and is writing a new tax policy for the United States. He is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trend, a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of “Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire”. Visit his website at

Note: this is an old show but it still has a lot of relevant info.  Hudson knows how to explain the financial crisis.  Not sure on the exact date but sounds like it’s 2007. ~ DS


The plot to shift taxes from wealthy and on the wage earners.

The United States has become a pariah in the world financial economy

Guns and Butter Interview with Dr. Michael Hudson – Broadcast November 12, 2008

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Paulson’s Cascade of Lies by Michael Hudson

Will the US default on its foreign debt? Interview with Michael Hudson

Parsing Mr. Paulson’s Bailout Speech: The Unprecedented Giveaway of Financial Wealth by Michael Hudson

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

Chávez Supporters Win 17 out of 23 Venezuelan States, but Lose 3 Most Populous

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by Gregory Wilpert
November 24th 2008
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President Hugo Chavez’s governing party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) got mixed results in the regional and local elections today, winning stronghly in 17 out of 23 states, but losing the country’s two most populous states and the Capital District of Caracas, with two more states still to be decided.

At midnight Venezuelan time, about eight hours after the first polls closed, the president of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, announced the results of the regional and local elections, with 95% of the vote counted.

According to Lucena, participation had reached an unprecedented high for a regional vote, at 65.45%. Over 17 million voters were registered, which is several million more than in the last such election four years ago. As a result, lines tended to be long and many polling places had to remain open far longer than the official closing time of 4pm.

Chávez’s PSUV lost the governorships of the two most populous states, Miranda and Zulia, and the mayor’s office of greater Caracas, which will be a significant blow to Chávez and his movement.

The perhaps greatest surprise is the upset victory, with 52.45% of the vote, of opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, of the Brave People’s Alliance, in greater Caracas. Ledezma once was governor of the city, from 1992 to 1995, when it was an appointed office. He was then elected as mayor of the city’s main municipality of Libertador in 1995.  Ledezma is considered to be an integral part of the country’s old political guard, given his ties to former President Carlos Andrés Perez.

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