Vijay Prashad and Lee Camp: The United States Is Opening The Jaws Of Hell As Wide As Possible

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MintPress News on Dec 14, 2022

We’ll be talking about Ukraine, Peru, China, and how to gain power in the struggle for a better world.

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Michael Hudson: European Union Pressures

Socialism or Barbarism?

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 6, 2022

Questions from Almayadeen TV, Lebanon by Mohammad Itmaizeh

1: In light of the conditions that Europe is experiencing, in terms of high energy prices and the repercussions on the industrial sector, like the closure of factories and the high cost of production. In your opinion do European countries have the capacity and resources to prevent industrial investments from “escaping”? Especially since the US plans in general to restore industry to its lands, thus, it may represent an opportunity to lure European industries to move to there and take advantage of cheap energy prices. This shift will have wide repercussions on Europe’s productive capacities and competitiveness, as well as on its trade balance. So, what happens to the position of Europe in the global economic system? Will it remain part of the capitalist center or deviate from it?

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: The Looming Disasters Built Into The U.S. Economic System

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 2, 2022

Chris Hedges speaks with the economist Richard Wolff about inflation, growing income inequality and the looming disasters built into the U.S. economic system.

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Richard Wolff: The Economics of the War and the Crisis Ahead

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“We have, after World War II, systematically destroyed the Left: Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Anarchists, Labor Union activists, all of it. It is logical and not a surprise that an angry American working class goes to the right, it looks to the right to give them the explanation.” — Richard Wolff

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Michael Hudson: A Short History of Inflation in Modern Times

For All Debts...

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 14, 2022

Multipolarista on Sep 8, 2022

Economist Michael Hudson discusses partial student debt relief in the US, inflation and the Fed, disaster capitalism in Ukraine, and China’s challenge to the petrodollar.

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American Diplomacy as a Tragic Drama, by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 1, 2022

As in a Greek tragedy whose protagonist brings about precisely the fate that he has sought to avoid, the US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America’s aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy. Naming China as America’s main long-term adversary, the Biden Administration’s plan was to split Russia away from China and then cripple China’s own military and economic viability. But the effect of American diplomacy has been to drive Russia and China together, joining with Iran, India and other allies. For the first time since the Bandung Conference of Non-Aligned Nations in 1955, a critical mass is able to be mutually self-sufficient to start the process of achieving independence from Dollar Diplomacy.

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Abby Martin: US Sanctions and Economic Gangsterism

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Jun 16, 2022

Abby’s speech at the People’s Summit for Democracy, the progressive counter to Biden’s imperialist ‘Summit of the Americas’ on June 9 2022.

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NATO’s Globalist Ambition Finland, Sweden: Two More Pawns for U.S. Dominance, by Manuel Raposo

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by Manuel Raposo
Translated by John Catalinotto
Workers World, May 23, 2022
May 24, 2022

The author is editor of the Portuguese web magazine MUDAR DE VIDA, where the article was published May 18.

The planned enlargement of NATO to include Finland and Sweden is being hailed as proof of the strengthening and cohesion of the Western bloc and as a demonstration of the defeat of “Putin’s” plans, i.e., those of the Russian Federation. Add this to the daily clamors announcing a military victory of the Ukrainians and presaging an economic meltdown of Russia and even the possible overthrow of the Russian regime.

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Russia’s Role in the Ukraine Conflict, by Yanis Iqbal

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
March 27, 2022

On March 21, 2022, Gilbert Achcar – a Professor at SOAS University of London – published a note on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, openly wishing for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) victory. He enthusiastically expressed his support for Western arms deliveries to Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia, which not only impact the well-being of the Russian people by blocking access to imported items but also plunder economic resources via the seizure of assets belonging to the sanctioned country. Achcar explained his full-blown pro-NATO advocacy by making vague references to “Russian imperialism”, which he considers to be worse than Western imperialism. Again, this judgement, too, is left unexplained; it is only garnished with a useless analogy pompously proclaiming the West’s “vassalization” of Ukraine to be “incomparably preferable” to Russia’s “enserfment” of the country.

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Michael Hudson: Sanctions: The Blowback

Economic Warfare

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 23, 2022

Ross [00:00:29] Welcome to Renegade Inc. Whatever the outcome in Ukraine, one thing is for sure the economic reverberations will be felt by everyone for years to come as the world divides between the West and a rapidly reshaping Eurasia.

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Abby Martin, Lee Camp and Chris Hedges: U.S. Media Censorship of Voices for Peace

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with Abby Martin, Chris Hedges and Lee Camp

CODEPINK on Mar 21, 2022

As U.S. media reports a narrow narrative on the war in Ukraine, social media platforms are increasingly censoring critical voices for peace. Join us this Monday, March 21st at 5pm PT/8pm ET for a discussion between Abby Martin, Lee Camp, Chris Hedges, and Jodie Evans on the impacts and implications of this censorship.

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Chris Hedges and Lee Camp: Shutting Down RT, Sanctions and Ukraine Crisis

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“Because we’re calling out these elites for their hypocrisy, their cynicism, their mendacity, their corruption, that’s why. So this gave the deep state the excuse to shut it down. It’s kind of ridiculous because RT had a very tiny media footprint, it’s not like we were reaching particularly large numbers of the American public.” — Chris Hedges

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Abby Martin: How the Media Manufactures “Bloodlust” for War

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with Abby Martin

TheRealNews on Mar 8, 2022

From the moment Russian troops invaded Ukraine the entire corporate media apparatus in the US moved to 24-7 coverage, filling airwaves with talking heads relentlessly beating the drums of war.

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The American Empire Self-destructs, by Michael Hudson

Smash US Empire

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 8, 2022

But nobody thought that it would happen this fast.

Empires often follow the course of a Greek tragedy, bringing about precisely the fate that they sought to avoid. That certainly is the case with the American Empire as it dismantles itself in not-so-slow motion.

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Chris Hedges: The Case Against Arming Ukraine + Why RT Was Really Banned + Phyllis Bennis: We Need Diplomacy

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with Chris Hedges

Katie Halper on Feb 28, 2022

Pulitzer Prize–winning Journalist Chris Hedges talks about Russia, Ukraine, NATO expansion and his experience on the ground reporting from Eastern Europe during the fall of the Soviet Union.

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