In The Panama Capers We Trust by Clive Hambidge

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by Clive Hambidge
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 14, 2016

The Panamanian Capers

Apparently, if you’ve seen the news, the leaked Panama Papers[1], from the “tight lipped” (Economist) Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co, are spilling the beans on the details of what the rich, powerful and greedy “beyond avarice” get up to with unseemly amounts of dosh, in 214,488 offshore tax havens. Mossack Fonseca & Co has been under investigation and intense scrutiny for some time. Ken Silverstein contributing editor for Vice who had cased the Mossack Fonseca & Co joint, two years before the Panama Papers disclosure, writing: “If shell companies are getaway cars for bank robbers, then Mossack Fonseca may be the world’s shadiest car dealership.” True but the Mossack Fonseca shenanigans are part of the problem but not the endemic problem. The endemic problem is American financial hegemony. Mossack Fonseca’s offices have just been raided almost certainly because Panamanian politicians and their dealers (they are all in need of a fix) will be implicated in all sorts of sordid stuff. And one expected that.

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Rick Rozoff: Barack Obama’s Legacy: Mediocre

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by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
November 12, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
November 12, 2013

By preventing another act of aggressive war against Syria and giving asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden the Russian Federation and due to the efforts of the BRICs countries being led by Russia, the “World’s Sole Military Superpower” has lost the reigns of world domination, and the world has become a multi-polar place once again. Continue reading

Transformation of Fascism in the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive Theory by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Writer, Dandelion Salad
imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com
April 19, 2013

Graffiti "4 More Years of Fascism"

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A note on the background of this paper

This paper was presented at the Pacific Northwest Marxist Scholars Conference in Seattle, Washington, on April 11, 1986, under a different title, “Some Aspects of the Developing Dialectic of U. S. Capitalist Democracy and International Imperialism”. It is being reproduced here without any changes, except in the title. The paper was type-written and was scanned and transferred to the MS Word with some difficulty. There was an abstract diagrammatic presentation of the theory in the original paper. However, its scanned copy could not be pasted in the WordPress word processor. So, that has been excluded.

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U.S. Intensifies Military Encirclement of China by Rick Rozoff

U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

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by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Nov. 18, 2012

With the emergence of China as the world’s second-largest economy and its concomitant renewal of (comparatively minor) territorial claims in the East China Sea and South China Sea, the stage is set for a U.S.-Chinese confrontation of a nature and on a scale not seen since before the Sino-Soviet split of 1960.

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Chandra Muzaffar: Containing China, Syria, BRICS and more

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Jun 17, 2012 by

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President of the International Movement for a Just World analyses a wide variety of issues including the emerging BRICS nations, the crisis in Syria, and the implications of Washington’s policy shift to the Asia-Pacific region.

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A critique of General Leonid Ivashov’s article, “BRICS and the mission of reconfiguring the world: An alternative world order?” by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 17,  2011

The recent article of General Leonid Ivashov (1) deals with BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) group of countries and its current and future potentials for changing the nature of civilization and the world balance of forces. In doing so, Ivashov has touched on some of the underlying macro-level historical-intellectual foundations of the developmental historical process. Continue reading