Chris Hedges: Europe’s War on Refugees


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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 30, 2022

In their book, Map of Hope and Sorrow, co-authors Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan trace the stories of five refugees trapped in Greece’s brutal refugee camps.

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ICBM: Incubating Catastrophe Beyond Measure, by David Swanson

Nuclear Nightmare - Open Your Eyes And Awake !

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
December 29, 2022

There’s a simple idea, advanced most effectively by Daniel Ellsberg. Whether you love nuclear weapons, believe they’re unfortunately necessary, or think they’re the stupidest thing ever to spend a cent — much less trillions of dollars — on, you ought never to imagine a need for more than the nukes on submarines and airplanes. Having them on land as well, whether you call it a Holy Triad of nuclear weapon types or not, ought to be understood as really, really dumb, no matter what you think of loading up subs and planes with enough weapons to end all life on Earth many times over. You may, as I do, believe that almost nothing could be crazier than nukes on subs and planes; or you may swear that such deployments amount to the wisest action ever taken by the human species, or by the 4% of humanity that you give a damn about, or anything in between. But there is something crazier, that we should all be able to come together and recognize as the single craziest thing ever: nukes on land, ICBMs, Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles.

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Michael Parenti: Does Capitalism Work?

Capitalism Isn't Working - Anti-cuts March

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously posted Oct. 12, 2010
December 28, 2022

buddhagem on August 07, 2007

The myth that capitalism works conveniently ignores reality. In this video, political scientist and activist Michael Parenti debunks this popular myth.

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Finian Cunningham and John Shipton: Daring to Hope for his Son Julian Assange

Free Julian Assange

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 26, 2022

Finian Cunningham on Dec 24, 2022

John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, spoke to me in an interview this week just days before Christmas. I was bracing for a difficult, anguished encounter, given the appalling injustice meted out to Julian.

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Chris Hedges and Roy Bourgeois: The Catholic Church Expelled Me For Supporting Women Joining The Priesthood

Lerner, Mckinney, Bourgeois, and Kucinich

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 23, 2022

When one makes a commitment to become a Christian, he, or she, if they are serious, are required to lift and bear the cross. This is not a rhetorical feign.

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Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock: Christmas, Charity, Anti-Empire and the Revolutionary Jesus


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Dandelion Salad
Originally published Dec. 24, 2014
December 23, 2022

with Chris Hedges

David Alexander Bullock on Dec 25, 2018

Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay.

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Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War, by Henry Hagins + John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches + Balls To War

Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War by Henry Hagins + Balls To War

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by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 22, 2022

The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. One of the bloodiest episodes in human history, World War I was largely played out on the battle-scarred lands of France and Belgium, starting in August of 1914.

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How The War Machine ‘Recruits’ Poor, Oppressed Youth, by Richie Merino

Occupy Military Recruiters!

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by Richie Merino
Workers World, Dec. 20, 2022
December 21, 2022

A Dec. 11 New York Times report highlighted how thousands of public high school students in majority poor, Black and Brown districts are funneled into the U.S. military’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Students are automatically enrolled and forced to participate as an explicit requirement without parental consent. Some high schools have saved money by using JROTC, which is ostensibly a feeder system for children to ultimately enlist in the military, as an alternative to hiring physical education or health teachers. (NY Times, Dec. 11)

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Chris Hedges: Ukraine, Iran, Palestine, Twitter Files, Media Censorship and Assange

Free Palestine

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acTVism Munich on Dec 16, 2022

In this episode of The Source, we interview Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Chris Hedges about the war in Ukraine. We also examine recent developments in Iran, Israel and Palestine. And finally, we look at freedom of speech issues such as the Twitter Files and the Julian Assange case.

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Human and Environmental Rights Come With Mutual Responsibilities, by David Gallup

Protests at COP27

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by David Gallup
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 19, 2022

If we want a world where our human and environmental rights are elevated, we must place as much importance on our responsibilities to humanity and the planet as we put on our rights.

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Ralph Nader: Big Tech Spying

267/365. Addicted.

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with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Dec. 17, 2022

Ralph welcomes the Washington Post’s technology columnist, Geoffrey Fowler, to explain all the ways your smart devices are gathering information about you, your garage door, your soap dispenser, your vacuum cleaner and even your toilet.

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Beyond Razor Wire: A Connected Planet, by Robert C. Koehler + American Scar: The Environmental Tragedy of the Border Wall

U.S.-Mexico Border — Nogales, Arizona

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 17, 2022

“Ducey insists Arizona holds sole or shared jurisdiction over the 60-foot strip the containers rest on and has a constitutional right to protect residents from ‘imminent danger of criminal and humanitarian crises.’”

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