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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
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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
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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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