Michael Hudson: QE Intentions All Too Obvious + Kleptocrats who run Ukraine economy will grab IMF cash & run

EU Austerity Albatross

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with Michael Hudson
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March 11, 2015

TheRealNews on Mar 10, 2015

Michael Hudson says quantitative easing is a pretext to assist banks make even more profits

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The Stimulator: Our Shitty Situation


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stimulator on Feb 6, 2015

In this sedition we look at the economic clusterfuck enveloping the globe, the mega drop in oil prices and the political party that has the left screaming like Justin Beaver fans.


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Syriza Party Wins Elections in Greece + Trojan Hearse: Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony by Greg Palast

Can SYRIZA Break with Austerity?

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Radical-leftist Syriza party wins elections in Greece – exit polls

RT on Jan 25, 2015

Greek radical-leftist party, Syriza, has won between 35.5 and 39.5 percent of the vote in the national parliamentary election, leaving the country’s ruling New Democracy party more than 10 per cent behind, the exit-polls revealed.

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Losing Credibility: The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine by Michael Hudson


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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com, September 9, 2014
September 16, 2014

In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. Normal IMF practice is to lend only up to twice a country’s quote in one year. This was eight times as high. Continue reading

The Debtor’s War: A Modern Greek Tragedy by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 7, 2013

Occupy Greek solidarity

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Early on Thursday, 7 November 2013, Greek riot police stormed the offices of Greece’s main public broadcaster, which had been under a five-month occupation by workers who opposed the government’s decision to shutdown the broadcaster, firing thousands and destroying a major cultural institution. The broadcast seems to have come to an end.

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The War on Terrorism … or whatever. by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
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

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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


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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

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

with Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
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October 4, 2012

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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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