Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri: ISIS, The New Israel + Hedges: Europe’s Refugees and American Elections

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Sep 29, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with professor of Middle East studies Sabah Alnasseri to discuss how US foreign policy and class struggle created the conditions for the rise of ISIS. Hedges and his guest also draw comparisons between ISIS’s colonialist strategies and those of the Israeli independence movement in Palestine. teleSUR

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Corbyn’s Jobs For The Boys by William Bowles

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
September 28, 2015

So socialist Jeremy Corbyn, after pressure from the trade union boys who bankroll him, agreed not to make Trident an issue. After all, making nuclear missiles and the submarines that carry them, are jobs for the boys. Continue reading

Bernie Sanders Has a Foreign Policy Now by David Swanson + Ralph Nader on Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 27, 2015

After 25,000 people asked, Senator Bernie Sanders added a few words to his presidential campaign website about the 96% of humanity he’d been ignoring.

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Abby Martin and Chris Hedges: War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Empire Files on Sep 26, 2015

Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the ‘folly of Empire,’ the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system.

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Pope Francis’ Address to the UN General Assembly + Transcript

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Dandelion Salad

PBS NewsHour on Sep 25, 2015

In his speech to the United Nations on Friday, Pope Francis said there is a “right of the environment” and that mankind didn’t have the authority to abuse it.

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Chris Hedges: Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders on Imperialism and Capitalism

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 24, 2015

Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the Pope’s rhetoric on climate change and capitalism is a positive force or a dangerous illusion.

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Pope Tells World’s Top Arms Dealers to End Arms Trade by David Swanson + Pope Francis’ Speech to Congress + Transcript

Pope Francis rips capitalism and trickle-down economics

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 24, 2015

I lack patience. I admit it.

There’s my confession.

I couldn’t sit through the Pope’s slow and plodding and polite speech to Congress, waiting for him to say something against the primary thing that body does and spends our money on. But finally he got there:
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Chris Hedges and Laila El-Haddad: Israel’s War on Children

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Sep 22, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with author and activist Laila el­Haddad to discuss life in Gaza under Israeli occupation. Together, they recall the psychological repression caused by inhumane conditions and Israeli state violence, particularly against Gaza’s youth, and discuss the importance of faith in maintaining a sense of dignity, courage, and hope for Gazans. teleSUR

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Noam Chomsky On Power and Ideology + Q&A + Transcript

State of the Union

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

The New School on Sept 21, 2015

Presented by Haymarket Books and the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, Noam Chomsky discusses the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, “the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy.

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Overt Money Financing: Raining Money on Main Street by Ellen Brown

For All Debts...

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
September 22, 2015

Predictions are that we will soon be seeing the “nuclear option” — central bank-created money injected directly into the real economy. All other options having failed, governments will be reduced to issuing money outright to cover budget deficits. So warns a September 18 article on ZeroHedge titled “It Begins: Australia’s Largest Investment Bank Just Said ‘Helicopter Money’ Is 12-18 Months Away.”

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A Long Time For Killing by Michael Parenti

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michaelparenti.org
September 22, 2015

Today, across the nation, we witness homicidal violence delivered against unarmed people by law enforcement officers. These beatings and killings are carried out with something close to impunity. The cops almost always get away with murder. Moreover, these crimes are nothing new; they are longstanding in practice.

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Chris Hedges: Palestine Is A “Slow-Motion Genocide”

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Palestine Center on Sep 16, 2015

Chris Hedges argues that the only route left to bring justice to the Palestinian people is the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement. Money has so corrupted politics, in essence replacing the vote, that it has become impossible for citizens without huge financial resources to influence legislation. It is only by building a successful boycott movement to cripple Israel and the corporations that do business with it that there is any chance for a fair and equitable solution to the Palestinian issue.

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Could A Reborn Labour Party Lead To A New Call For An End To The Madness Of Capitalism? by William Bowles

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP for Islington North, speaking outside Iraq inquiry, London, Blair inside

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
September 20, 2015

I ended my last piece with this:

But assuming JC [Jeremy Corbyn] makes all the right calls, could it, a reborn Labour Party lead to a new call for an end to the madness of capitalism and exactly 130 years after Morris made his plea?

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Abby Martin: Tortured and Enslaved: Enter the World’s Biggest Prison

Witness Against Torture: Captive Hands

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Dandelion Salad

Empire Files on Sep 19, 2015

The Empire holds by far the most prisoners than any other country on earth, in both absolute numbers and per capita. Abby Martin explores the dark reality of America’s prisons: their conditions, who is warehoused in them, and the roots of mass incarceration.

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Corbyn’s Dilemma by William Bowles

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
September 18, 2015, revised Sept. 19, 2015

‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’

I’m really torn writing this, for on the one hand, Jeremy Corbyn’s (JC) sudden materialisation in the midst of a rampant, Victorian-style imperialist England, like Doctor Who landing in the Tardis, it’s difficult  not to join in the euphoria currently sweeping through what’s left of the left in England  (the current Media Lens has an excellent description of this) and bow down before JC, an almost Christ-like apparition right in the middle of the gangster capitalists in Armani suits who rule us.

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