Western Media Make One Death a Tragedy, Millions a Statistic by Finian Cunningham + US Facilitates Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
October 31, 2018

The Western media coverage devoted to the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi proves the cynical adage that one person’s death is a tragedy, while millions of deaths are a mere statistic.

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Who Pays the Price for Amazon’s Free Shipping? + Alternatives by Lo

Who Pays the Price for Amazon's Free Shipping?

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The Story of Stuff Project on Oct 20, 2018

Amazon promises low prices and free shipping, but who is really paying the price for these deals that seem too good to be true?

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Regulating Apocalypse by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
October 29, 2018

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!”
“Don’t be such a purist!”
“Be strategic!”
“Do what’s possible!”
“You can’t deny reality/human nature/religious text.”

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The USA: A Vast Sea of Fable, Deception, Ideological Selection and Flat-Out Propagandistic Falsification by Paul Street

Lies, lies, lies

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
October 28, 2018

Four days ago [Aug. 1, 2018], The Washington Post reported that the epic pathological liar Donald Trump made 4,229 false statements during his first 558 days as United States president. Trump spoke or tweeted falsely, on average, an astonishing 7.6 times per day during that time.

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Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: The Con Of Diversity

Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: The Con Of Diversity

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RT America on Oct 27, 2018

Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report, talks to Chris Hedges about the history of affirmative action, reparations, and the con of diversity in America.

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Max Blumenthal: Scaremongering Over Russia And China Is Being Exploited To Silence Dissent On Social Media

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Part 1: Facebook Purge of Alternative Media Is ‘Just the Beginning,’ Boasts DC Neocon Operative

on Oct 26, 2018

As Facebook and Twitter are purging alternative media outlets, a neoconservative operative at a US government-funded think tank says more censorship is on its way. Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague discuss how scaremongering over Russia and China is being exploited to silence dissent on social media.

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The Root Problem by Eric Schechter

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by Eric Schechter aka LeftyMathProf
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Eric’s Rants and Videos blog
October 26, 2018

leftymathprof on Oct 23, 2018

For 200,000 years we were hunter-gatherers. We shared everything of importance, and cooperated without hierarchy, and we’re still capable of that. But 12,000 years ago, when we started farming, we also began separateness, hierarchy, and property, which I’ll discuss. Those have caused all our problems — alienation, inequality, externalities, war, poverty, plutocracy, racism, sexism, bullying, ecocide. The first step in fixing all this is to get more people talking about it. Continue reading

Time to End the Ruinous U.S. Alliance with Saudi Arabia by Gareth Porter + Saudi-led Coalition Airstrike Kills 21 Civilians in Yemeni Market

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Crossposted from Middle East Eye
October 26, 2018

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi now seems very likely to prompt Congress to impose some sanctions on the Saudi government, and it may finally act to end the active US role in the Saudi-UAE war on Yemen.

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There Is No Good Kind of Nationalism by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 23, 2018
October 25, 2018

Trump is for nationalism. So the “Resistance” is predictably for . . . wait for it . . . the right kind of nationalism — or nationalism worn properly, as The Week advises. The problem isn’t nationalism, The Hill informs us, it’s phony nationalism and spurious nationalism, or as the Washington Post explains along with CNN, the problem is actually white nationalism. Of course, white nationalism is a problem, but not just because it’s white — also because of the nationalism. Unless you read Esquire which comes up with the oh-so-novel pronouncement that nationalism is indeed bad, but patriotism is good.

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Wilkerson: Trump To Abandon The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty + Peter Kuznick: It Looks Like Trump Is Trying To Dismantle What Is Left Of The Nuclear Regime That Greatly Reduced The Threat Of Nuclear War

Nuclear Nightmare - Open Your Eyes And Awake !

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Updated: Oct. 25, 2018

on Oct 23, 2018

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that the main reason for Trump to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty has to do with interests in the administration that would like to see a restarting of the nuclear arms race.

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MFTN: We Are Standing On The Sinking Titanic

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Dec. 13, 2017
October 23, 2018

Blockade the gangplanks of the Titanic! Shut down the boilers of the ship! Storm the stairs from steerage and seize the wheel!

We have passed the point where token victories, small handouts, and crumbs from banquet tables will help us. We have struck too many icebergs and the hull of our society has been breached. Band-Aids on shredded steel will not hold back the floodwaters of injustice.

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The Biggest Political Delusion Of All Is In The U.S. Electoral Politics Itself by Paul Street + Nobody to Vote For by David Swanson + Politicians Robbing Us Blind

The Biggest Political Delusion Of All Is In The U.S. Electoral Politics Itself by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
October 22, 2018

The United States is full of personally decent and caring, often highly intelligent people mired in political ignorance and delusion.

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Craps Last Crap or How We Crapped Out By William Bowles

MURDER CAPITALISM

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
October 21, 2018

With crappy apologies to Samuel Beckett

It was just a question of time before the crap spilled over the edge.

But that wasn’t the beginning of all this crap. Back then, way back, crap was valuable.

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Chris Hedges: Wikipedia: A Tool Of The Ruling Elite

Chris Hedges: Wikipedia: A Tool Of The Ruling Elite

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RT America on Oct 20, 2018

On the latest episode of On Contact, investigative journalist Helen Buyniski exposes Jimmy Wales’ egalitarian Wikipedia as yet another tool of the ruling elite.

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Max Blumenthal: Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets

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Part 1: Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge

on Oct 18, 2018

Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF’s David Greene says the implications are dangerous.

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