Will Griffin: Conflicts with Asteroid Mining

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 6, 2022

“In reality space imperialism will serve the interests of a small number of capitalists while the overwhelming majority of humanity continues to suffer under poverty, structural violence and the lack of access to resources.” — Will Griffin

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Will Griffin: How Would Space Be Used In War?

Will Griffin: How Would Space Be Used In War?

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 4, 2022

“There are endless ways outer space can be used in wars of the 21st century but let’s focus on some of the more probable ones.”

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Will Griffin: The Crown Family, General Dynamics, and the US War Machine

State of the Union

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 27, 2022

The Chicago-based Crown Family might be known for their philanthropic efforts around the country, donating millions of dollars to universities, art institutions and a variety of other causes. Where did all that wealth come from? James Crown is the current director of General Dynamics (GD), the 5th largest weapons producer in the country and has their hands dirty in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, in Palestine and even at the Mexico border. His father, Lester Crown, was a previous president and chair of GD. His grandfather, Henry Crown, created the Material Service Corporation which eventually merged with GD, and gained controlling interest in GD in 1959, also becoming its director and chair.

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Will Griffin: Origins of the Modern Surveillance State

DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 7, 2022

“Since the dawn of capitalism, the capitalist class has had to keep an eye on the working class in order to keep them in check. This surveillance has been around for a long time but the story of the modern surveillance state begins about a century ago.”

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Will Griffin: The Hidden Problems of Rocket Launch Sites

Rocket 3.1 | Orbital Launch Attempt | Delphin engines

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 29, 2022

“When it comes to launching rockets into outer space, there lies many hidden problems particularly with launch sites. The launching of a rocket before it ever reaches outer space is a major problem. It concerns the environment, nearby wildlife and overwhelmingly impacts the local communities in negative ways.”

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Will Griffin: 4 Characteristics of the Current Phase of Imperialism

Smash Imperialism!

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 14, 2022

The Peace Report on Jun 8, 2022

In the previous video, we discussed how the capitalist-imperialist system developed over the past century. Today, in the current phase, we will discuss its 4 main characteristics, as laid out by Pao-Yu Ching in the highly recommended book, Lenin’s Imperialism in the 21st Century published by the Institute of Political Economy.

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Will Griffin: Low Earth Orbit is an Orbital Space Junkyard

Space Debris or Junk

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 7, 2022

“There are a total of 90 nations operating in space today and commercial space revenue heavily outweighs government spending. There have been more launch attempts than ever before. The global space economy is growing. But why? Our hyper-connected world depends on it.” — Will Griffin

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Will Griffin: Imperialism After Lenin

Lenin's Statue in Star City, Russia

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 12, 2022

“Studying the contemporary expressions of monopoly-capitalism’s key features shows that the logic and dynamic of the monopoly capitalist system remains fundamentally unchanged from Lenin’s time. However, it shows that the forms and means of exploitation and oppression that characterize imperialism have evolved and intensified.” — Paul Quintos

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Will Griffin: US Space Force Becomes More Lethal

Will Griffin: US Space Force Becomes More Lethal

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 7, 2022

“The big tech industry rather than build new technologies to create a sustainable world that benefits the majority of the people on this planet is now working with the Space Force to militarize outer space to the benefit of US-based multinational corporations and the pentagon.” — Will Griffin

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Will Griffin: Understanding Imperialism: One Divides Into Two

Will Griffin: Understanding Imperialism: One Divides Into Two

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 24, 2022

“So what is imperialism? On the surface it may seem relatively easy to understand: a big powerful evil nation dominates a small weak innocent nation. But when we dig deeper imperialism becomes a complex system to understand. A wide variety of concepts frameworks and philosophies are used by different groups of people to understand this system of domination.

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Will Griffin: Dangerous US NATO Expansion in Norway

Will Griffin: Dangerous US NATO Expansion in Norway

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 1, 2021

GNspace4peace on Jun 1, 2021

In recent years, the US and NATO have been militarizing the Arctic through Norway as a means to confront Russia. This militarization is increasing tensions between nuclear-armed nations. As the Arctic melts away, these powerful nations are competing for dominance in the region as new routes are established, building new military bases, constructing new radars, and less efforts are placed in diplomacy.

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Will Griffin: Exporting Capitalism to Outer Space

Will Griffin: Exporting Capitalism to Outer Space

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 18, 2021

GNspace4peace on May 6, 2021

The Pentagon and multinational corporations are privatizing outer space, placing profit over people. Laws are being implemented in order to benefit billionaires, compromising decades-long international treaties. Exporting American capitalism, colonizing Mars, privatizing asteroids and other celestial bodies are all a continuation of Westward Expansion, Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism. We must fight back to keep space for peace before it’s too late!

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Will Griffin: The Fight Against Raytheon

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 30, 2021

GNspace4peace on Mar 29, 2021

Raytheon is the 4th largest weapons contractor in the world. Recently, a former Raytheon board member and retired four star general, was appointed as the Secretary of War under the Biden Administration, further highlighting the revolving door between the Pentagon, the war industry and Congress.

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Christian Sorensen: Seizing the War Industry, interviewed by Will Griffin

Understanding the War Industry by Christian Sorensen

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by Will Griffin and Christian Sorensen
Writers, Dandelion Salad
February 5, 2021

The Peace Report on Feb 4, 2021

The war industry is one of the largest and most powerful industries in the United States. This industry in currently in the hands of the imperialist class, who continue to manufacture weapons which influence US policy and the economy to a great degree. What would the industry look like if the working-class seized it?

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Will Griffin: STRATCOM: The Most Dangerous Organization in the World

Will Griffin: STRATCOM: The Most Dangerous Organization in the World

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 2, 2020

Global Network on Nov 30, 2020

The USSTRATCOM headquarters is the most dangerous place on earth.

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