Abby Martin: The US Opioid Crisis

Black Tar

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 29, 2017

A new phenomenon has emerged in the United States: 64,000 people died in 2016 of a drug overdose—with 80% from opioids—with levels of addiction nearly 500% higher over the last six years.

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Chris Hedges: Empires Die, but Kendra is Dancing With the Stars

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 29, 2011

Greed Is Not A Moral Value

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Ring of Fire Radio on Apr 29, 2011

Our democracy has been hijacked. Not just by greedy Republicans or by spineless democrats, but by the corporations who are pulling their strings from behind the scenes. And we have a mainstream media system in America that has remained complacent and almost welcoming to these corporate elite who control the country. But all hope is not lost — if we continue to fight, if we continue to expose the truth, then there is a good chance that we can make changes to this corrupt system, and Mike Papantonio recently spoke with author Chris Hedges about some of the problems facing our democratic system.

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BP announces ‘top kill’ has failed to stop Gulf oil leak + Mike Papantonio: Centrist Syndrome & Corporate Death Penalty

By Erika Bolstad
McClatchy Newspapers
May 29, 2010

BP has abandoned its most recent “top kill” effort to contain its runaway oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, a company official announced Saturday evening.

“After three full days, we have been unable to overcome the flow,” said the company’s chief operating officer, Doug Suttles at a news conference in Robert, La. “. . . This scares everybody, the fact that we can’t make this well stop flowing, or the fact that we haven’t succeeded so far.”


via BP announces ‘top kill’ has failed to stop Gulf oil leak | McClatchy

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