Turning Up The Heat, by Rivera Sun

We Are Here For The Next Generations at the Protect the Water, Revoke the Permits! Rally in St Paul, Minnesota

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published July 30, 2021
July 31, 2022

Winds of Change is the third novel in the Dandelion Trilogy by Rivera Sun. It’s a wild tale of resistance and resilience, people-powered democracy movements and the race for climate justice.

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Deterrencelessness: Nuclear Threats Neither Credible Nor Viable, by John LaForge

4.24 エネルギーシフトパレードin渋谷/Energy Shift Parade in Shibuya

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by John LaForge
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
PeaceVoice, July 22, 2022
July 30, 2022

Threatening to make attacks with nuclear weapons is known as “deterrence” when the United States does it, but it’s called madness, blackmail, or “terrorism” if Russia, China, or North Korea does.

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The Chris Hedges Report: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and the Soul of American Capitalism

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jul 29, 2022

Moby Dick, which explores the self-destructive forces that define America and the collapse of a civilization, is our greatest and most prescient novel.

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Heat Waves Tied To Big Energy Capitalism, by Scott Scheffer

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by Scott Scheffer
Struggle ★ La Lucha, July 14, 2022
July 28, 2022

The population of the world is enduring crises from climate change that, until recently, climatologists thought may only happen decades from now.

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Will Griffin: The Crown Family, General Dynamics, and the US War Machine

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 27, 2022

The Chicago-based Crown Family might be known for their philanthropic efforts around the country, donating millions of dollars to universities, art institutions and a variety of other causes. Where did all that wealth come from? James Crown is the current director of General Dynamics (GD), the 5th largest weapons producer in the country and has their hands dirty in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, in Palestine and even at the Mexico border. His father, Lester Crown, was a previous president and chair of GD. His grandfather, Henry Crown, created the Material Service Corporation which eventually merged with GD, and gained controlling interest in GD in 1959, also becoming its director and chair.

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What I Would Tell A Future Generation About Us On This Tiny World, by Kenn Orphan

NASA’s Webb Reveals Cosmic Cliffs, Glittering Landscape of Star Birthby Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
July 26, 2022

What is it about this photograph that is so intriguing? This is the Carina Nebula taken by the James Webb Telescope (NASA). We are looking at a nursery of stars, many far bigger than our own sun. And we are also looking back in time. Deep time. Yet there’s something intimate about it, even though there aren’t any pareidolic references for us to easily latch on to.

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John Pilger: This is a War of Propaganda

Don't shoot the messenger !

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South China Morning Post on Jul 8, 2022

Australian journalist, author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger has dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth and shining a light on inconvenient facts that often contradict the mainstream media narrative.

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The Problems With Seeking The Death Penalty In The Nikolas Cruz Case, by Laura Finley

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by Laura Finley
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
PeaceVoice, July 22, 2022
July 24, 2022

There is no doubt about Nikolas Cruz’s culpability for the mass murder of 17 people and the injury of 17 others at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. His horrific actions affected many more than those who were injured or killed and will leave a lifetime scar on far too many people. He absolutely must be held accountable for this tragedy. The death penalty, however, is the wrong way to do so, for several reasons.

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Weaning the State Department from War-making to Peaceful Robust Diplomacy, by Ralph Nader

Veterans for Peace

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 22, 2022
July 23, 2022

Other than being an adjunct booster of overseas Pentagon military operations and refortifying its vulnerable embassies, what does the U.S. State Department stand for and do anymore?

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The Chris Hedges Report: Breaking the Cycle of American Violence, with James Gilligan

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jul 22, 2022

Chris Hedges speaks with the Psychiatrist Dr. James Gilligan about our rash of mass shootings and his book Violence: Our Deadly Epidemic and it’s Causes.

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Michael Hudson: Finance Capitalism’s Self-Destructive Nature

Capitalism = economic terrorism

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 21, 2022

Empire of Inflation: Economist Michael Hudson on U.S. Economic Warfare and Super Imperialism

The Left Lens on May 25, 2022

Economist Michael Hudson joins the Left Lens to discuss the rise of inflation, the weakening of the U.S. dollar, and the consequences of U.S. economic warfare in the Ukraine crisis.

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Our Climate Crisis Paralysis: How, in the Face of Unprecedented Signs of Climate Collapse, We’re Still Being Failed by Politicians, the Media and Ourselves, by Andy Worthington

COP26 Sheffield Climate March

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Andy Worthington website, July 19, 2022
July 20, 2022

Last week, as the mercury started to rise in the UK, and sober weather-watchers warned that, for the first time ever, temperatures might reach 40°C in the UK, the default position of TV’s weathermen and women was to talk of records being broken, as though extreme heat was some kind of Olympic sporting event, and the plucky British weather was some sort of super-athlete, whose ‘achievement’ was to be celebrated.

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Rising Above The Hurt To Enjoy A Day In The Sun, by Tom H. Hastings

Portland Pride Parade June 19, 2022

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by Tom H. Hastings
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 19, 2022

“Get the f__k out of here!” screamed the young woman.

I understood. She was enraged, yelling at a small group of evangelicals with their powerful loudspeaker, at the end of the Pride parade last month.

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Students, Campuses and Dominant Corporate Power, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 16, 2022
July 18, 2022

When it comes to corporate power and control over their lives, now and into the future, today’s college students are perilously dormant. When it comes to putting pressure on Congress to counter the various dictates of corporatism, there is little activity other than some stalwarts contacting their lawmakers on climate violence.

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