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The War on Terrorism … or whatever. by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
October 8, 2013

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group.” 1

Pity the poor American who wants to be a good citizen, wants to understand the world and his country’s role in it, wants to believe in the War on Terrorism, wants to believe that his government seeks to do good … What is he to make of all this?

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Noam Chomsky: Latin America-There is an Alternative for Democracy and Freedom, Europe-On a Suicidal Course

Noam Chomsky - hinsides statssosialismen

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with Noam Chomsky

LeftTalks Jun 8, 2013

A Message From Noam Chomsky To The Alter Summit In Greece.

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“Blood Strawberries” in Greece by Ariel Ky

by Ariel Ky
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Peacevisionary’s Blog
April 29, 2013

Strawberries

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“Blood Strawberries”: A Roundup of Media Reporting on Bangladeshi Workers Being Shot by Foremen in Greece When They Demanded Back Wages

At the village of Nea Manolada, a farming area west of Athens where thousands of migrant workers are employed, there is a history of exploiting migrants, but nothing like the Greek tragedy that occurred there April 17 when 29 Bangladeshi workers were shot by three foremen with two shotguns and a handgun. A photo of one of the victims showed him with bloody bandages over his groin, which leads one to believe that these foremen were vicious.

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The Stimulator: The End of THEIR World

threw it back

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Nov 30, 2012 by

1. Pajama Jammy Jam
2. Egypt’s Re-Revolution
3. NATO 5
4. Molotovs for Alex
5. Spain’s anti-video ninja laws
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Why They Strike

#workers #unite in #solidarity with striking people around #europe// #14n #strike #fightback #fuck #troika #hueglageneral #spain #greece #portugal #italy #amm

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Alan Akrivos explains the issues in the huge strikes by Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Latin American workers. Nov. 14, 2012 in New York City.
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Michael Hudson: Lower wages and Grab-it-a-zation

with Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://michael-hudson.com
November 9, 2012

Occupy Greek solidarity

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Michael Hudson’s talk at the joint seminar on “Modern Monetary Theory” and “Monetary Circuit Theory” held at the Fields Institute on Tuesday July 3rd.

Outlining his model at Canada’s Fields Institute, the world’s leading mathematical institute. At the meeting with Steve Keen, Stephanie Kelton,Nathan Tankus et al.

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Michael Hudson’s talk at the joint seminar on “Modern Monetary Theory” and “Monetary Circuit Theory” held at the Fields Institute on Tuesday July 3rd.

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The Stimulator: Ride the Taco

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Nov 4, 2012 by

So on tap this week:

1. Ride the Taco
2. Romney and Obama’s climate silence
3. Chinese Resistance to Civilization
4. You are not in Mexico S.A.

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Noam Chomsky: Europe Is Now Suffering From Its Relative Humanity

Occupy Greek solidarity

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with Noam Chomsky

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Michael Hudson on the Keiser Report: The Takeover of the Banking System by the Wall Street Mafia

with Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://michael-hudson.com
October 4, 2012

Occupy Wall Street - 11/3/11 - 006

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In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert bring a bankster rat onto set to discuss the civil suit against JP Morgan’s mortgage fraud. We revisit episode 97 of the Keiser Report on which journalist Teri Buhl had first warned you about the residential mortgage back security fraud issue on JP Morgan’s balance sheet – thanks to their purchase of Bear Stearns.

In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dr. Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond: Fictitious Capital, Debt Deflation and Global Crisis, about Timothy Geithner’s role in facilitating the takeover of the banking system by the Wall Street mafia and about the oligarchic counter revolution against democracy in Europe. Continue reading

The Road Ahead Is Not An Easy One — Europe 2012 by Gaither Stewart

by Gaither Stewart
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
August 27, 2012

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The Rome Radical Left daily, Il Manifesto, recently headed a recent article about European politics (which I have summarized here) with the name of Emile Roemer. The 50-year old Roemer is the leader of Holland’s leftwing Socialist Party (SP), a man almost unknown in much of Europe even though today he is the most popular politician in The Netherlands and favored to win national elections on September 12. A Socialist victory there would represent a major electoral turn-about in The Netherlands. The sudden rise in popularity of the leftwing Socialists in Holland is attributed to the left’s opposition to the rightwing government’s proposal for austerity policies calling for a 13 billion euro budget cut in order to reduce the national deficit to less than 3% of the GDP, as per the Fiscal Compact decided and imposed on European Union members by the non-elected technocrats of the EU in nearby Brussels…

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Andrew Gavin Marshall: Austerity = Poverty, Adjustment = Exploitation, Growth = Private Profit

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
August 23, 2012

Another day - A man begs while the anti-austerity march walks past

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Battered and bruised by austerity, Athens has begged the EU for ‘breathing space’. Regardless of whether Greece is given more time, its tactic to fight debt will remain the same: agressive austerity, privatization and cuts. However, Andrew Gavin Marshall [previously] from the Centre of Research on Globalization thinks those reforms will do much more harm than good.

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Greek Pro-Bailout Party Wins Most Seats as Majority Reject the Deal + What Did the Greek Elections Decide?

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Updated: June 18, 2012

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Dimitri Lascaris: New Democracy win a hollow victory as majority of Greeks reject austerity and underlying problems remain unsolved

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The Stimulator: Golden Dawn’s ultra-violence

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Jun 13, 2012 by

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This Week:

1. Greek anarchists in Prague?
2. Golden Dawn’s Dark hour
3. Immigrants invade Athens’ streets
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Greece and the Euro: Time for a Divorce? by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
June 6, 2012

The problem is all inside your head she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover.

–Lyrics by Paul Simon

The Euro appears to be a marriage of incompatible partners. A June 1st article in the UK Telegraph titled “Why Europe’s Love Affair with the European Project Is Ending” reported that two-thirds of 9,000 respondents thought that having the euro as their single currency was a mistake.

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Their enemy is our enemy by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
June 4, 2012

Manifestation 22 Mai 2012 Montreal

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I gave a talk last week at Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Many in the audience had pinned small red squares of felt to their clothing. The carre rouge, or red square, has become the Canadian symbol of revolt. It comes from the French phrase carrement dans le rouge, or “squarely in the red,” referring to those crushed by debt.

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