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Ralph Nader Radio: Good Apps/Bad Apps/Good Contracts/Bad Contracts/Good Seeds/Bad Seeds, and More!

Net Neutrality is Under Attack!

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 14, 2014

Ralph pitches a couple of apps, explains how not to get screwed on contracts, and we ask him if the Comcast/Time-Warner merger is good for us. Take a wild guess. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The New Global Neo-feudalism Society (Q&A)

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with Chris Hedges

Capitalism Isn't Working

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LeighaCohen on Apr 10, 2014

The Q&A questions included: The difficulties in US media to gain funding for progressive films and the films present distribution especially in US Prisons, the history of how the US became the leading country in the world in mass incarceration, the US two tier legal system and society, how the US Democratic system is broken, the decrease and destruction of traditional progressive organizations movements in the US, a blistering attack by Chris Hedges of the Clinton Presidency, how the drug war has had severe negative consequences within the US and also in Mexico and South America, the creation of what Chris Hedges calls a new global neo-feudalism society and the need for the re-creation of progressive mass movements for social change.

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Anti-Fracking Activist Can Now Go to the Hospital by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
March 30, 2014

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Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will now be allowed to go to her hospital, supermarket, drug store, several restaurants, and the place where she goes for rehabilitation therapy. She can also go to the county’s recycling center, which is on 12.5 acres of land the county had leased to Cabot Gas & Oil Corp., one of the largest drillers in the country.

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An Injunction Against the First Amendment by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
March 20, 2014

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Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will be in court Monday morning.

This time, she will have lawyers and hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout the country. Representing Scroggins to vacate an injunction limiting her travel will be lawyers from the ACLU and Public Citizen, and a private attorney.

The last time Scroggins appeared in the Common Pleas Court in October, she didn’t have lawyers. That’s because Judge Kenneth W. Seamans refused to grant her a continuance.

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Chris Hedges Interviews Lynne Stewart: Fight, Fight Never Give Up (Full Video)

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with Chris Hedges

truthdig on Feb 12, 2014

The Truthdig Columnist sits down with the recently-freed civil rights attorney to discuss prison, freedom and the issues raised by her detention.

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Chris Hedges interviews Lynne Stewart, Part 1

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with Chris Hedges

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New Law Makes ‘Offending’ Bahrain King Punishable By Up to 7 Years in Prison

Bahrain pro-democracy demo in the capital Manama

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RT on Feb 4, 2014

If you don’t think much of the King of Bahrain, maybe it’s better to keep it to yourself – or else you could face 7 years in prison, thanks to some new laws to defend the monarchy. Previously, the punishment was a few days in jail, but now, any Twitter post, Facebook comment or casual disparaging word could land you a hefty term. For more RT talks to Rodney Shakespeare, Chair of the Committee Against Torture in Bahrain. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/xweqti

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Internet’s Own Boy: Film on Aaron Swartz Captures Late Activist’s Struggle for Online Freedom

Photos of Aaron Swartz at memorial at Internet Archive in San Francisco

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democracynow on Jan 21, 2014

democracynow – One year ago this month, the young Internet freedom activist and groundbreaking programmer Aaron Swartz took his own life. Continue reading

Mothers in White Demand Justice for Slain Teenager Andy Lopez by Shepherd Bliss

2013/11/09 Justice 4 Andy Lopez Rally

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by Shepherd Bliss
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Santa Rosa, California
December 28, 2013

Christmas Eve is when many families gather to celebrate and exchange gifts. But what would you do when a beloved child of your immediate or extended family had been killed two months before?

This Christmas Eve a committee of the Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez met to plan a peaceful, dignified action to support the family whose 13-year-old son Andy Lopez was killed October 22 in Santa Rosa by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy Erick Gelhaus. They demand a halt to cops killing innocent children and then not being indicted and punished.

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Julian Assange’s Christmas Address from the Ecuador Embassy in London (2012) + Snowden delivers Christmas message

Free #Snowden Free #Assange #FreeBrad @RestoreThe4thSF #RestoreThe4th #R4SF #bradleymanning #wikileaks  #nsa #july4th

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LeakSourceTV on Dec 20, 2012

“True democracy is the resistance of people armed with the truth against lies. From people in Tahrir to right here in London.”

The man on the frontline of the information battle, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, has given a Christmas address. He has delivered his speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been ensconced for six months, after being granted political asylum.

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Chris Hedges: Jeremy Hammond Leaked Criminal Activity by the Government and Corporations

Free Jeremy Hammond - London BBC protest

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 18, 2013

Chicago activist to spend a decade behind bars for exposing corporate espionage. Continue reading

8 Reasons to Abolish the Death Penalty by Rocket Kirchner

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
November 17, 2013

When the Supreme Court passed Gregg verse Georgia in 1976 it gave the states the right to have the death penalty back again. At first just a few states adopted it. Then many more did. Capital punishment was back in vogue. Here are 8 reasons why it is ethically, constitutionally, spiritually, and practically a disaster, and why it must be abolished.

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Chris Hedges: How people of color should respond to the collapse of an uncivilized society

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with Chris Hedges

Note: replaced video Nov. 19, 2013

truthdig on Nov 18, 2013

Following a talk on the collapse of complex societies, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges answers an audience question: How should people of color respond to the collapse of a civilization that has not been very civil to them?

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Ali Al Taweel’s Death Sentence and Torture

Sent to Dandelion Salad from a personal contact who wishes to remain anonymous
Nov. 15, 2013

Ali Al Taweel is an extreme example of the illegal, violent nature of the Bahrain legal system. It also shows that torture is widespread in the prisons to degrade detainees and extract confessions.

Ali is an uneducated young man, unable to read or write and the son of a fisherman. He was picked up because he was in Sitra when the demos were going on. He was tortured for weeks including being strung up like a chicken and sexually abused. There has not been an execution of a Bahraini since 1990s, the last execution was of a Bangladeshi in 2010.

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Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years by Alexa O’Brien + Chris Hedges: Judge Preska Should Never Have Heard the Case + Jeremy Hammond Uses Allocution to Give Consequential Statement Highlighting Global Criminal Exploits by FBI Handlers

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Statement on Jeremy Hammond’s Sentencing Verdict

by Alexa O’Brien
alexaobrien.com
November 15, 2013

‘I did this because I believe people have a right to know what governments and corporations are doing behind closed doors. I did what I believe is right.’ – Jeremy Hammond

Today, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison and three years of supervised release for hacking into the computers of the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor).

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