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Garden 2014 Update: Green Strawberries and More by Lo

by Lo
editor, Dandelion Salad
May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the world.

Spiderwort

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Moyers & Company: Is Net Neutrality Dead? + FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Holds Press Conference After Vote + Preventing Cable Company Fuckery

Net Neutrality is Under Attack!

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Updated: Jun. 2, 2014

Updated: May 16, 2014

 on May 2, 2014

Democracy loses if the Internet is sold to the highest bidder — and that may be what’s about to happen.

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The Politics of Red Lines by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
In These Times
May 1, 2014

Putin’s takeover of Crimea scares U.S. leaders because it challenges America’s global dominance.

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American red lines, in short, are firmly placed at Russia’s borders. Therefore Russian ambitions “in its own neighborhood” violate world order and create crises.

The point generalizes. Other countries are sometimes allowed to have red lines—at their borders (where the United States’ red lines are also located). But not Iraq, for example. Or Iran, which the U.S. continually threatens with attack (“no options are off the table”). Continue reading

The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte (repost)

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Repost from April 30, 2011

May Day

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by Elizabeth Schulte
SocialistWorker.org
April 29, 2011

ON MAY 1, 1886–125 years ago this month–hundreds of thousands of workers were taking the streets of cities around the U.S. to demand an eight-hour day.

The epicenter of this great labor struggle was Chicago, where the eight-hour movement inspired defiant protests and strikes–and inspired fear and repression from bosses and their loyal servants in law enforcement. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street Protestors VS Cliven Bundy’s Ranch Protesters

Women arrested by NYC Police Occupy Wall Street 2011

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Updated: May 6, 2014

with Chris Hedges

The Big Picture RT on Apr 30, 2014

Chris Hedges, Truthdig, joins Thom Hartmann. The government has treated Occupy Wall Street protestors harsher than its treated actually dangerous people like the militia members who’ve taken over the land surrounding Cliven Bundy’s ranch. Why is that – and what does it say about the state of dissent in America? Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: The Relentless Class War

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with Noam Chomsky

University of California Television (UCTV) on Apr 28, 2014

Noam Chomsky Mural

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Jan Nederveen Pieterse in conversation with Noam Chomsky, linguist, philosopher and political commentator. Chomsky is Emeritus professor of linguistics at MIT. Jan Nederveen Pieterse is professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. Series: “Carsey-Wolf Center” [5/2014] [Humanities] [Show ID: 28120] (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/)

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Dandelion Salad Is Going On Hiatus by Lo

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by Lo
editor, Dandelion Salad
April 28, 2014

Decided to take a hiatus for at least one week starting Sat. May 3. It may last longer, maybe a month or maybe the entire Summer or maybe forever. Continue reading