Posted on October 13, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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It’s that time of the year again. In case you missed reading this, here it is again.
by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 12, 2009
An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States.
Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:
via Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn
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Posted on October 8, 2014 by dandelionsalad
by Sara Flounders
October 7, 2014
Demonstrations in Hong Kong, China, raising demands on the procedures to be followed in city elections in 2017, have become an international issue and a source of political confusion.
The protests, called Occupy Central, have received enormous and very favorable U.S. media coverage. Every news report describes with great enthusiasm the occupation of central business parts of Hong Kong as “pro-democracy” protests. The demonstrations, which began on Sept. 22, gained momentum after Hong Kong police used tear gas to open roads and government buildings. Continue reading
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Posted on October 4, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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The Radicalization of Phil Donahue – Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
TheRealNews on Sep 29, 2014
Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth – but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true.
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Posted on October 1, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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with Chris Hedges
Brookly Society for Ethical Culture on Oct 1, 2014
Chris Hedges speaking at the Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture Charley Horwitz Platform. “The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?” Sept. 28, 2014. http:/bsec.org
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Posted on August 1, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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talkingsticktv on Aug 1, 2014
Talk by Alison Weir, Executive Director of If Americans Knew and author of the book Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel recorded July 30, 2014 at the Common Good Cafe at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA.
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