Cracks Open Up In America’s Fragile Leadership Over Ukraine Crisis, by Finian Cunningham

NATO Summit Protest

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
January 27, 2022

The world is realizing the price for American hegemony and vanity is criminally insane as the Ukraine debacle demonstrates amply.

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4 Big Reasons Not To Go To War In Ukraine, by Rivera Sun

No War

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 26, 2022

The last thing any of us need is a war with Russia over the Ukraine. You don’t need to know much about foreign policy to know that. Let the pundits and talking heads argue about the nuances of NATO and war maneuvers at the border of Russia. For most Americans, there are at least four sensible reasons (beyond the basic horror that is war) to oppose escalating this conflict with Russia.

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Chris Hedges and John Pilger: Julian Assange Can Appeal To The UK Supreme Court

Close-up of a poster on a pole with a message "Free Julian Assange"

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with Chris Hedges and John Pilger

RT America on Jan 25, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the implications of the latest British High Court of England and Wales ruling and its implications for Julian Assange’s case with the documentary filmmaker and journalist, John Pilger.

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To Send Weapons and Troops to Ukraine You’d Have to Be a Stupid Son of a Biden, by David Swanson

No War

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
January 25, 2022

Have yall learned absolutely nothing?

The U.S. government’s internal memos said that the only way to get Iraq to use its weapons if it even had any would be to attack it. The U.S. government’s public statements were that Iraq certainly had weapons and therefore must be attacked. The U.S. government itself had every single one of the weapons in question, and knew Iraq used to have some of them because the U.S. had provided them.

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Stella Morris: Make No Mistake, We Won Today In Court + Julian Assange Can Appeal Extradition

Free Assange

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RT UK on Jan 24, 2022

Julian Assange’s fiance Stella Morris speaks after the High Court grant the whistleblower the right to appeal US extradition.

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Chris Hedges: Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry

Undercover Investigation at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 22, 2022

On the show Chris Hedges discuss America’s meat industry with Gail Eisnitz, Chief Investigator for the Humane Farming Association.

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Release from Captivity ALL the Remaining Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, by Daniel N. White

Camp x-ray detainees

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by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 22, 2022

In response to Karen Greenberg’s article, Jan. 20, 2022:

Dear Ms Greenberg:

Enjoyed reading your latest. Was most interested in what it didn’t say about closing Guantanamo, releasing its last inmates, and the law.

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Chris Hedges: The Corporate Assault on the US Postal Service

US Post Office Marshfield VT 05658

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 20, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the corporate assault against the US Postal Service with the author Christopher W. Shaw.

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Max Lawson: World’s Richest Doubled Their Wealth While Millions Fell Into Poverty

Tax The Rich

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goingundergroundRT on Jan 19, 2022

We speak to Max Lawson of Oxfam about the ‘Inequality Kills’ report, which details how while 99% of humanity’s income fell, 160 million were pushed into poverty and 1 person died every 4 seconds over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic…the top 10 richest men saw their wealth more than double from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion dollars, a rate of $1.2 billion a day.

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How a Battle for a Piece of Forest in Nova Scotia Echoes the Global War for Our Biosphere, by Kenn Orphan

Autumnal Magic

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 19, 2022

2021 was a year that few would want to relive. Mounting climate change fueled catastrophes dominated much of the news around the world. Here in Canada, it was no different. Fires and record heat decimated large swaths of land in British Columbia and Alberta. Then the floods came. Decades of clearcutting old growth forests have led to a seemingly never-ending stream of disasters. In years to come, this existential crisis will only grow. But there is nothing natural about these disasters. This is just one part of a global attack on our biosphere for the profit of a few.

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The Empire Files: They Need To Shut Down Red Hill Immediately

Abby Martin: Hawaii Emergency: Navy Poisons Drinking Water

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Empire Files on Jan 14, 2022

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro rakes in defense contractor cash while leaving victims of Navy fuel spill to fend for themselves on Christmas.

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Glen Ford: The Black Elite and the Legacy of MLK + Martin Luther King, Jr.: Organized Nonviolent Resistance Is The Most Powerful Weapon

Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial

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Originally posted Jan. 21, 2013
January 17, 2022

TheRealNews on Jan 21, 2013

Glen Ford: Black upper class took advantage of legal victories won by MLK and the Civil Rights Movement and then helped to undermine the movement.

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Caleb Maupin: Martin Luther King Was A Socialist!

Today capitalism has outlived its usefulness. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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with Caleb Maupin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Jan. 17, 2019
January 16, 2022

Caleb Maupin on Jun 2, 2010

Your history textbooks may have you convinced he was a blind patriot and arch conservative. They were wrong. Martin Luther King was a socialist, and the following clips show him talking extensively about the need to redistribute wealth and “economic power,” the right to a job, and the dignity of the working class.

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Chris Hedges: The Outlier: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter 6

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 15, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the legacy of the Carter administration with his biographer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Kai Bird.

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There is Room in the Tent for Everyone, by Kenn Orphan

San Francisco - Mission District: Building Bridges of Solidarity: Breaking Down Barriers

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 15, 2022

When I was in college, I had the privilege of doing an internship in Los Angeles that was connected to a vibrant inner-city church. While I was there, I was introduced to some of the most radical leftist politics I’ve ever known. It was in this setting that I saw vibrant programs for the working class and for youth being implemented by Black churches. It is also where I learned about Liberation Theology, a Christian movement that was transforming communities all over Latin America at the time as a direct challenge to capitalism and American imperialism.

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