Posted on January 13, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Andrew Gavin Marshall
January 12, 2013
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The following is my latest interview from Russia Today.
An indigenous movement known as ‘Idle No More’ is gaining momentum in Canada. The First Nations people have promised to bring the country’s economy ‘down to its knees’ if aboriginals’ voices remain unheard.
Having begun with four members in November, Idle No More has now become reminiscent of other grassroots movements like Occupy Wall Street.
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Posted on January 7, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Andrew Gavin Marshall
January 7, 2013
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Corporate power is immense. The world’s largest corporation is Royal Dutch Shell, surpassed in wealth only by the 24 largest countries on earth. Of the 150 largest economic entities in the world, 58% are corporations. Corporations are institutionally totalitarian, the result of power’s resistance to the democratic revolution, which was begrudgingly accepted in the political sphere, but denied the economic sphere, and thus was denied a truly democratic society. (more…)
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Posted on January 6, 2013 by dandelionsalad
Image by jonathonreed via Flickr
Jan. 3, 2013
1. Zapatistas Rising
2. Idle No More stops the flows
3. New year’s eve noise demo
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Posted on October 7, 2012 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
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: (more…)
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Posted on July 2, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Chris Hedges
July 2, 2012
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Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and the environment was ravaged. There was no legal recourse. There was no justice. There never is for the oppressed. And as we face similar forces of predatory, unchecked corporate power intent on ruthless exploitation and stripping us of legal and physical protection, we must confront how we will respond.
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Posted on April 30, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Chris Hedges
April 30, 2012
Exploitation by Diego Rivera in the Palacio Nacional (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let one useless war after another be waged. Let the masses be thrust into extreme poverty and left without jobs while the elites, drunk on hedonism, accumulate vast fortunes through exploitation, speculation, fraud and theft. Reality, at the end, gets unplugged. We live in an age when news consists of Snooki’s pregnancy, Hulk Hogan’s sex tape and Kim Kardashian’s denial that she is the naked woman cooking eggs in a photo circulating on the Internet. (more…)
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Posted on April 10, 2010 by dandelionsalad
Bill Moyers Journal
April 9, 2010
Andrew J. Bacevich
Historian, international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich returns to the JOURNAL to discuss America’s long war in Afghanistan.
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Posted on January 8, 2009 by dandelionsalad
Crossposted at Thomas Paine’s Corner thanks, Jason.
“What’s happening in my country is also happening in your country…. You don’t even know it, but you’re the Indians of the 21st Century, and that’s very sad.”
–Russell Means, Indian Activist and Facilitator of the newly created Independent Republic of Lakota.
by William Norman Grigg
Editor’s Note: Israel’s ongoing efforts to annihilate the Palestinians are quite reminiscent of the Native American Genocide….
Shortly before the U.S. Army slaughtered hundreds of starving, desperate Sioux who had been herded to the frozen shore of Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, the Census Bureau announced the disappearance of a contiguous frontier line for the first time in American history.
Manifest Destiny had run out of room, and the American Empire – a term used unblushingly in triumphalist literature of the period – now girded the entire North American continent, and its rulers were free to confer the blessings of civilization on untutored masses beyond our shores.
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