Beyond Neoliberal Consumerism by Graham Peebles

Consumerism

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by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
October 20, 2017

Irrespective of nationality, religion, race, or gender; whether stinking rich, desperately poor, or somewhere in between, happiness is the one thing everyone is seeking – consciously or not.

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Abby Martin: The Sacrifice Zones of Houston Before and After Hurricane Harvey, Part 2

Abby Martin: The Sacrifice Zones of Houston Before and After Hurricane Harvey

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 18, 2017

In this second installment of special coverage Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution, earning them the name “sacrifice zones.”

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Abby Martin: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge, Part 1

Abby Martin: After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 14, 2017

After a flurry of media attention, the devastation in Houston, Texas from Hurricane Harvey faded from public view. But after unprecedented floods and widespread destruction, the story is far from over.

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Four Horsemen

Four Horsemen

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with Michael Hudson, , , and

Renegade Inc. on Sep 13, 2013

RenegadeInc.com brings you FOUR HORSEMEN – an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

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Howard Zinn: The Interpretation of History (1997; must-see)

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with Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted February 5, 2014
October 1, 2017

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” — George Orwell, 1984

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Wasted Lives: The Worldwide Tragedy of Youth Suicide by Graham Peebles

Say yes to life

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by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
September 29, 2017

The pressures of modern life are colossal; for young people — those under 25 years of age — they are perhaps greater than at any other time. Competition in virtually every aspect of contemporary life, a culture obsessed with image and material success, and the ever-increasing cost of living are creating a cocktail of anxiety and self-doubt that drives some people to take their own lives and many more to self-abuse of one kind or another.

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Chris Hedges: Hage Geingob, From Resistance Fighter to President of Namibia

Chris Hedges: Hage Geingob, From Resistance Fighter to President of Namibia

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sept 24, 2017

President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, discusses how his country, which achieved independence from neighboring apartheid South Africa in 1990, is now fighting for justice and economic emancipation from global banks, corporations and foreign governments seeking to extract the developing country’s natural resources.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Speech at the United Nations: We Must Fight Capitalism, Colonialism and Imperialism

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teleSUR English on Sep 20, 2017

Speech in the 72nd General Assembly in New York, Sept. 19, 2017.

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Fear and Oppression in the One-Party State by Graham Peebles

#OromoProtests Solidarity Rally in Canberra, Australia

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by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
September 15, 2017

Scan the mainstream media for news about Ethiopia and discover headline after headline describing the country’s economic successes: double-digit economic growth, foreign investment and aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2030. Ethiopia, we are told, is a functioning democracy, an African tiger economy and an important ally of Western governments.

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Destructive Stock Buybacks—That You Pay For by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
September 13, 2017

The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations—started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan. That was when SEC Chairman John Shad, a former Wall Street CEO, redefined unlawful ‘stock manipulation’ to exclude stock buybacks.

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A Different Vision by Eric Schechter

End Capitalism

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Updated: Oct. 5, 2017

by Eric Schechter aka LeftyMathProf
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Eric’s Rants and Videos blog
September 11, 2017

“The world is facing terrible problems, but it’s not too late for us to solve them if we work together.”

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Michael Parenti: Does Capitalism Work? (2002)

Fuck Capitalism

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously posted Oct. 12, 2010
September 7, 2017

buddhagem on August 07, 2007

The myth that capitalism works conveniently ignores reality. In this video, political scientist and activist Michael Parenti debunks this popular myth.

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The Road to Charlottesville: Reflections on 21st Century U.S. Capitalist Racism by Paul Street

You can't have Capitalism without Racism

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, September 4, 2017
Previously published at Counterpunch, August 25, 2017
September 6, 2017

Racism’s Surface and Deeper Levels

The United States, where median Black household wealth is less than 7 cents on the white household dollar and where the mild slogan “Black lives matter” is considered controversial, is still very much a racist nation. Grasping the nature of this national racism in 21stcentury means looking at the different levels on which race operates here. One level is at the nation’s discursive and symbolic surface. It is about language, imagery, signs, the color of elite personnel, representation, and, well, symbols.

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Hurricane Harvey: It’s A Capitalist Crime Scene by Deirdre Griswold

Flood punt team responds to Hurricane Harvey

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by Deirdre Griswold
Workers World, Aug. 29, 2017
September 2, 2017

Aug. 29 — The coasts of Texas and Louisiana have become an ongoing crime scene. The crime is against the millions of people living along the Gulf of Mexico as well as their property — and it is a crime against nature itself.

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How Houston Was Left To Drown Under Hurricane Harvey by Seth Uzman

Coast Guard aircrews conduct flyovers to assess Texas ports

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by Seth Uzman
Socialist Worker, Aug. 30, 2017
September 1, 2017

STORMS ARE natural, but what happens in response to them is not. Flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which smashed into the Gulf Coast on August 25, has left at least nine people dead, thousands in need of rescue on rooftops or in boats, hundreds of thousands more without power and tens of thousands in need of shelter.

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