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Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: The System Itself Is Dead + NYPD Arrest Protesting Polar Bear

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

ItsTheFree on Sep 25, 2014

Chis Hedges speaks to the crowd at #FloodWallStreet, the direct action joined by over 1000 people at Broadway and Wall Street to shut down the leading polluters and the biggest profiteers of activities and policies causing climate change.

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Chris Hedges, Gaza Rally in NYC: God’s Covenant in the Promised Land + #GazaDayofRage Protests

Palestine Solidarity Rally

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

LeighaCohen on Aug 9, 2014

[…] Prior to the rally starting, I was approached by Chris Hedges who mentioned that he had written an 8 minute speech that he wanted to deliver to the thousands of people attending the rally. However, he was told that all of the speakers where being limited to 2 minutes speaking time at the rally.

This is that special speech that Chris Hedges wanted to deliver that day that talked about the historical and religious background to what is the re-occurring violence in the area that the Israelis and Palestinians presently live in. […]

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Spirit of MLK Launches Worldwide Wave of Action + Lee Camp: Is A Worldwide Wave Of Action On The Horizon?

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

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Martin King on Jan 4, 2014

This video was created in support of the Anonymous call for a Worldwide Wave of Action. We have set up an organizing site here: waveofaction

Video transcript:

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We have come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism…. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges…. 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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Chris Hedges: Resistance Quickens By Having People Who Remain Steadfast, interviewed by Derrick Jensen

Holding Hands

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Resistance Radio
Dec. 22, 2013

Chris Hedges is a longtime foreign correspondent who was part of a team that won the Pulitzer prize for their coverage. He has been in combat zones more times than he wishes to recount. He is a powerful social critic and critic of capitalism, and is the author of more than ten books, including War is a Force that Gives us Meaning; Death of the Liberal Class; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. Continue reading

The Man From the North: Impossible Courage by Rivera Sun

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 22, 2013

Be realistic. Demand the impossible.

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The Man From the North is a fictional writer in Rivera Sun’s novel, The Dandelion Insurrection. The novel takes place in the near future, in “a time that looms around the corner of today”, when a rising police state controlled by the corporate-political elite have plunged the nation into the grip of a hidden dictatorship. In spite of severe surveillance and repression, the Man From the North’s banned articles circulate through the American populace, reporting on resistance and fomenting nonviolent revolution. This article is one of a series written by The Man From the North, which are not included in the novel, but can be read here.

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Blessed Are The Destitute, For Theirs Is The Kingdom Of Heaven by Rocket Kirchner (repost)

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published February 27, 2011
December 16, 2013

Homeless woman with dogs

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In Aristophanes play Plutus, the god of wealth Plutus declares to Poverty and Destitution that they are like two sisters. Right away Poverty makes it crystal clear that they are not the same. Poverty states that Destitution has nothing of its own “nor even a penny to posses”. Poverty goes on to state that at least the poor man works and that there is some manner of dignity, whereas Destitution has no dignity whatsoever. This mentality was very prevelant in the Maria Nostra culture of its time, and shows up time and time again all over in Ancient literature and history. Continue reading