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Exclusive: Why is there so much apathy or hostility toward spiritual things on Dandelion Salad? by Rocket Kirchner

XIX: The Dyson Sun

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by Rocket Kirchner
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
January 31, 2012

Be it articles by Chris Hedges, myself, Philip A. Farruggio, Gunther Ostermann, other writers, or even when Lo herself posts a documentary having anything to do with religion or spirituality, it seems to be always met with either an apathetic yawn or just downright hostility. Why is this?

Having been a social activist in theory and in practice for about 40 years now, my observation is that most other activists with a strict secular mindset either ignore as irrelevant spiritual concepts, or resent them as an intrusion as if they are competing components to progress. Continue reading

Drones: When is a Pullout not a Pullout? by Felicity Arbuthnot + The girl killed by Barack Obama + The Militarization of Boys

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
31 January 2012

“ … the enduring power of our moral example, America is back.” (President Obama, State of the Union address, 24th January 2012.)

First the world was sold imaginary weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, General Colin Powell, at the United Nations in February 2003, asserting: “My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we’re giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence.”

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The Nature and Effects of Imperialism by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published on imperialismandthethirdworld.wordpress.com
January 31, 2012

Multidimensional and complex nature and effects of imperialism on democracy, society, nature, and human nature

“At the same pace that mankind masters nature, man seems to become enslaved to other men or to his own infamy.  Even the pure light of science seems unable to shine but on the dark background of ignorance.  All our invention and progress seem to result in endowing material forces with intellectual life, and in stultifying human life into a material force.”  Karl Marx.  Selected Works, Vol. 1, p. 500.   “That hideous pagan idol (imperialism), who would not drink the nectar but from the skulls of the slain.”  Karl Marx.  On Colonialism, Moscow Publication, 1968, p. 87.

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Richard Wolff: Replace Capitalism

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on Jan 27, 2012

Capitalism isn't working

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Economics Professor Richard Wolff details the problems of capitalism and urges our recognizing its obsolescence and replacing it with institutions that truly serve the people.

Talk at Church of All Souls in New York City, January 24, 2012. Camera, audio: Joe Friendly

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Parasite Capitalism: Human Awakening Calling Time On the Beast by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
27 January 2012

the economy sucks

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Listen to this fable. A man was lying in bed, tired and tormented. Tired because it was the early hours and yet he could not sleep; tormented because the cause of his tiredness was a mosquito, lurking somewhere in the darkness that would sporadically make its presence known by homing in on the man’s head, its whining buzz ringing in his ear. Try as he might, the man could not find any rest. Covering his head with the bed sheet only made him hot and breathless, the clammy discomfort made all the worse because of the climate.

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Ralph Nader: How is Your Civic Life?

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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with Ralph Nader

“Freedom is participation in power.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

on Jan 23, 2012

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Michael Hudson: Economic collapse in the Western nations + Crime has been Decriminalized

with Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://michael-hudson.com
January 28, 2012

Απεργία 5 Μάη

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See Dr. Hudson with Max Keiser in On the Edge as they sift through the latest issues including the EU, Ron Paul, Austrian economics, Iran and the role of the US dollar.

on Jan 28, 2012

In this edition of the show Max interviews the author Michael Hudson from Michael-Hudson.com

In this episode Max talks to Michael about the economic collapse in the Western nations and how this collapse gap thesis applies to the European economies currently experiencing a huge crisis.

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Ch. 8: From Cheerleader to Enemy of the State by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 23, 2012

Resist or don't

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From Cheerleader to Enemy of the State

From the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day

The long, flouncy curls from Judy Davis’ cheerleader days are gone. Her straight blonde hair is now cut short. Large blue eyes stand out in a face pale without makeup. Her soft Southern drawl has an undertone of determination. “It’s taken me awhile, but now I’m glad to be considered an ‘unsuitable influence.’ That was how the school board justified my firing. That and ‘deviating from the curriculum.’ It’s like they were implying I was a deviant. And according to their norms, I am.”

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The Age of Stupid (2009)

Sunset

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The Age of Stupid is a 2009 British film by Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel and Drowned Out, and founder of 10:10, and first-time producer Lizzie Gillett. The Executive Producer is John Battsek, producer of One Day in September.

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Corporations Have No Use for Borders by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
Jan. 30, 2012

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What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts. A good record on the environment.

But that was the old Canada. I was in Montreal on Friday and Saturday and saw the familiar and disturbing tentacles of the security and surveillance state. Continue reading

Moral capitalism? What an insult to our intelligence! By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
27 January 2012

Morality

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PM Cameron’s call for a “moral capitalism” would be laughable if it weren’t so tragic and hypocritical. After all, hasn’t it been capitalism’s alleged occupation of the ‘moral high ground’, what they now choose to call ‘humanitarian intervention’ that has been used as a justification for mass murder and genocide? But plainly the millions killed and the countries decimated don’t fall under Cameron’s definition of what is and isn’t ‘moral’. Clearly, it’s for ‘local consumption’ only.

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Banking Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://michael-hudson.com
As published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
January 27, 2012

capitalism kills

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What will their future be – and what is the government’s proper financial role?

The inherently symbiotic relationship between banks and governments recently has been reversed. In medieval times, wealthy bankers lent to kings and princes as their major customers. But now it is the banks that are needy, relying on governments for funding – capped by the post-2008 bailouts to save them from going bankrupt from their bad private-sector loans and gambles.

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James Corbett: Beyond SOPA: The Past, Present and Future of Internet Censorship

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Freedom of speech!

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on Jan 28, 2012

In recent weeks the general public has mobilized to face US legislative threats to Internet freedoms. Far from a conclusive victory, however, the death of SOPA and PIPA only highlight the latest in a series of measures that are seeking to create a legal framework for government-administered Internet censorship.

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Nagi Musa and the Sudan Ten by Michael Carmichael

by Michael Carmichael
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
PlanetaryMovement.org
Jan. 29, 2012

English: This is a new political map of the Re...

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The Sudanese National Security Forces have arrested Nagi Musa and nine other leaders of Girifna, the nonviolent people’s resistance movement in Eastern Sudan.

On Wednesday the 25th of January, Nagi Musa was leading a conference titled:  “The Massacre in Port Sudan and the Crisis in East Sudan.”   Nagi Musa’s conference commemorated the seventh anniversary of the massacre.

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Michael Moore, Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese & More: Occupy 2012: Battle for our Freedoms

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Jan. 30, 2012

Occupy America - We are the 99%

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on Jan 24, 2012

On Jan. 19, 2012, RevolutionTruth hosted a live panel discussion with Michael Moore, Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, & Jimmy Holovat.

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