Michael Parenti: Globalization, the New Imperialism

Class War

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 23, 2022

“You can’t have rich corporate conglomerates unless you have wage and salary workers who will work a whole lifetime and at the end of that lifetime not know any kind of economic security of any sort, own nothing but maybe a mortgage on the house or whatever, if that. So the secret to getting rich, ladies and gentlemen, is not to work hard but to get others to work hard for you.” — Michael Parenti

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The Falseness of Declaring the United States to be the Richest Nation, by David Swanson

Ways of Thinking - Feudalism is very much alive

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, May 13, 2022
May 16, 2022

“In the richest country in the world, it’s an injustice that millions of people lack basic health care,” said Sen. Ed Markey.

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Eat the Rich! by Yanis Iqbal

Eat The Rich

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
May 15, 2022

The contemporary neoliberal system is fundamentally unjust. It is filled with blood-sucking billionaires whose entire existence of grotesque opulence is structurally predicated on the continual exploitation of the working class – a powerful force in whose hands lie the productive powers of humanity.

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As Calls For Unions Grow, It is Worth Revisiting the Words of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Kenn Orphan

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
April 26, 2022

“You are doing many things here in this struggle. You are demanding that this city will respect the dignity of labor. So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs, of those who are not in the so-called big jobs. But let me say to you tonight, that whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity, and it has worth.

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Corporate Greed Keeps The Pandemic Alive, by Pete Dolack

Communist Vegans - Covid-19 Exposes Capitalism

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, April 12, 2022
April 13, 2022

More than two years on, it is hard to imagine there could be someone who is not sick of the pandemic. Although we can point to multiple reasons for the inability to bring Covid-19 under control, a prominent factor is corporate greed.

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Michael Hudson and Patrick Bond: Is China Socialist or State Capitalist? + Is China’s Trade Predatory or for Mutual Benefit?

China Industry

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 29, 2022

theAnalysis-news on Mar 14, 2022

Will China resist financialization and lead the way on climate policy, or is it a form of capitalism that will not reduce inequalities much further and isn’t serious about phasing out fossil fuel? Michael Hudson and Patrick Bond in a discussion about what we can expect from the CCP.

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U.S. Spends Billions on War in Ukraine and the Working Class Pays the Price, by Natalia Marques

WAR IS GREED

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by Natalia Marques
Struggle ★ La Lucha
March 28, 2022

The largest national defense budget in the world just got larger. Earlier this month, the United States Congress passed $728.5 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Defense for the 2022 fiscal year, a sharp 5% increase from the previous year. The budget contains a plan for $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine for the Russia–Ukraine war.

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Senate Votes Against Legalizing Abortion 46-48; Struggle For Full Reproductive Rights Will Continue Until Victory

Keep Your Theology Off My Biology and other abortion rights signs at a Stop Abortion Bans Rally in St Paul, Minnesota, May 22, 2019

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by N. Liu
LiberationNews.org, Feb. 28, 2022
March 14, 2022

On Feb. 28, the Senate voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act, defeating the bill in a 46-48 vote. The WHPA, a landmark bill that would have enshrined the right to abortion access throughout the United States, narrowly passed by the House of Representatives in Sept. 2021; on Feb. 17, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced he was bringing it to a vote in the Senate, where it appeared unlikely to pass.

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The “American Experiment” is a Savage Nightmare, by Paul Street

Trail of Tears

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Feb. 11, 2022
February 22, 2022

“Your celebration is a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.” — Frederick Douglass, 1850

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We’re Not Talking Billions Here —We Are Talking Trillions, by Pete Dolack

Greed!

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Feb. 15, 2022
February 16, 2022

Noting that there is always money to be thrown at the finance industry but little for social needs is by now about as startling as noting the Sun rose in the east this morning. But what is eye-opening is the truly gargantuan amounts of money handed out to benefit the wealthy.

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Chris Hedges: Temp: The Real Story of What Happened to Your Salary, Benefits and Job Security

One More Lost Soul

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 5, 2022

Chris Hedges discusses the gig economy with Louis Hyman, professor of economic history at Cornell University.

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4 Big Reasons Not To Go To War In Ukraine, by Rivera Sun

No War

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 26, 2022

The last thing any of us need is a war with Russia over the Ukraine. You don’t need to know much about foreign policy to know that. Let the pundits and talking heads argue about the nuances of NATO and war maneuvers at the border of Russia. For most Americans, there are at least four sensible reasons (beyond the basic horror that is war) to oppose escalating this conflict with Russia.

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Max Lawson: World’s Richest Doubled Their Wealth While Millions Fell Into Poverty

Tax The Rich

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goingundergroundRT on Jan 19, 2022

We speak to Max Lawson of Oxfam about the ‘Inequality Kills’ report, which details how while 99% of humanity’s income fell, 160 million were pushed into poverty and 1 person died every 4 seconds over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic…the top 10 richest men saw their wealth more than double from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion dollars, a rate of $1.2 billion a day.

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Chris Hedges and Russell Banks: Foregone: The Power of Fiction

March on Pentagon 1972 # 3

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 13, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the inner life of the well-known documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife with the author Russell Banks.

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A Falling Rate of Learning? Commodification and Neoliberal Education, by Yanis Iqbal

Slaves to Money, Solidarity (9 of 25)

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
January 12, 2022

Under neoliberal capitalism, the commodification of education has accelerated. Before the establishment of the current accumulation regime, the educational sector was predominantly controlled by an interventionist state, committed to countercyclical macroeconomic management. The labour process of teaching within a state-owned domain followed the general pattern of any other production process. According to Michael Heinrich, such a general form – which is independent of any social determinations – comprises a distinction “among functional activity (labour), the object of labour (which is modified by labour), and the means of labour (the tools with which this process of modification is made possible) as elements of the labour process.”

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