Daniel Ellsberg: Nuclear War and Ukraine

"XX-34 BADGER" atmospheric nuclear test - April 1953

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theAnalysis-news on Jun 18, 2022

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the significance of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the growing danger of nuclear war with U.S. and NATO.

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The Fed’s Austerity Program to Reduce Wages, by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 20, 2022

To Wall Street and its backers, the solution to any price inflation is to reduce wages and public social spending. The orthodox way to do this is to push the economy into recession in order to reduce hiring. Rising unemployment will oblige labor to compete for jobs that pay less and less as the economy slows.

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The Chris Hedges Report: The Proxy War in Ukraine and the Danger of American Militarism, with Andrew Bacevich

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 13, 2022

In this episode Chris Hedges speaks with historian, retired Army Colonel and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the proxy war in Ukraine and the danger of American militarism.

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Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay: Ukraine and the Doomsday Machine

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theAnalysis-news on Apr 29, 2022

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay to discuss the dangers of nuclear war and the crisis/conflict war against Ukraine.

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Will Griffin: Imperialism After Lenin

Lenin's Statue in Star City, Russia

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 12, 2022

“Studying the contemporary expressions of monopoly-capitalism’s key features shows that the logic and dynamic of the monopoly capitalist system remains fundamentally unchanged from Lenin’s time. However, it shows that the forms and means of exploitation and oppression that characterize imperialism have evolved and intensified.” — Paul Quintos

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Eugene Puryear and Brian Becker: Why a Ukraine “No-Fly Zone” is a One-Way Ticket to Nuclear War

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BreakThrough News on Mar 17, 2022

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy gave a high profile address to Congress calling for stepped up US involvement in the war — especially through the imposition of a “no-fly zone.” While this idea is presented as a humanitarian move, the reality is that such an action would mean that the two largest nuclear-armed powers would be in a state of war with each other.

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Eugene Puryear and Brian Becker: Ukraine War: Who’s to Blame and What’s the Solution? A Socialist View

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BreakThrough News on Mar 3, 2022

Intense bombing and fighting continues throughout Ukraine as Russia’s war enters its second week. Western countries have imposed a sanctions regime on Russia that is battering the economy and hitting workers the hardest.

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Ali Abunimah and Rania Khalek: Ukraine War Exposes US Hypocrisy, Double Standards and Racism

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BreakThrough News on Mar 1, 2022

It’s not for nothing that the US has been called the “United States of Amnesia.” The same leaders who invaded Iraq and killed a million people, who are starving Yemenis and Afghans, who label Palestinians “terrorists” for throwing rocks, and who took every opportunity to escalate rather than de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine since 2014, have suddenly dusted off their international law books with regard to Russia and are celebrating and promising to arm the Ukranian resistance.

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Abby Martin and Brian Becker: Questions for the US Anti-War Movement

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Feb 26, 2022

Abby Martin and Brian Becker discuss the Ukraine war and what it means for the anti-war movement.

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Michael Hudson: Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 24, 2021

The Grayzone on Oct 19, 2021

Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia.

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David Swanson: We Oppose All Sides of All Wars

No allegiance to war, torture and lies

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 8, 2021
October 12, 2021

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On this special episode ONE HUNDRETH/100TH EPISODE OF 1+1 I was rejoined by the brilliant Peace activist, anti-imperialist thinker, journalist, radio show host, NGO critic and wonderful human being David Swanson of World Beyond War, Talk Nation Radio, and Roots Action on to discuss and have him do some much needed mythbusting on “good wars.”

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Coups, Censorship and Propaganda: The U.S. New Cold War Playbook, by Rainer Shea

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Sept. 14, 2021
September 16, 2021

“Uncountable are the editorials in every American and European newspaper and magazine of note adding to this vocabulary of gigantism and apocalypse, each use of which is plainly designed not to edify but to inflame the reader’s indignant passion as a member of the “West,” and what we need to do. Churchillian rhetoric is used inappropriately by self-appointed combatants in the West’s, and especially America’s, war against its haters, despoilers, destroyers, with scant attention to complex histories that defy such reductiveness and have seeped from one territory into another, in the process overriding the boundaries that are supposed to separate us all into divided armed camps.” — Edward Said, 2001

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A Letter to Americans about Afghanistan, from the Margins of Empire, by Kenn Orphan

Afghan-Americans hold NYC vigil to protest Kabul bombing, June 2, 2017

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
August 31, 2021

Dear Americans,

I wanted to share some thoughts with you on Afghanistan, as it sits atop the rubble of another indifferent imperial folly with the dread of once again living under a fundamentalist authoritarian regime on the horizon. And especially on the American public’s disconnect from its own government’s culpability in spreading misery there and throughout the Global South. I wanted to talk about reflection too.

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