Abby Martin and Immortal Technique: On the Brink of Civil War

Abby Martin and Immortal Technique: On the Brink of Civil War

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Jan 29, 2023

Legendary rapper Immortal Technique joins Abby to discuss the escalating tensions of the post-Trump era, the duopoly playing Americans, right-wing cooptation of conspiracy theory and deep-state critique, teaching real history and much more.

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Finian Cunningham and Pepe Escobar: Ukraine War is Desperate Bid by US to Preserve Hegemony and Prevent Multipolar World

22-02-05 No War with Russia Code Pink

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
February 1, 2023

Finian Cunningham on Jan 28, 2023

The war in Ukraine is not just about Ukraine and Russia with the US and NATO acting as seemingly benevolent supporters of Ukraine, as the Western media portray.

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Cop City Is The Future They Want, Unwavering Resistance Must Be Our Answer, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 24, 2023

Over this past weekend I went to see the new Avatar movie. I had seen the first one and, although it had flaws, I saw the overall message as compelling. Fair warning, here is a small spoiler: Simply put, the plot is one where humans in the future, with the help of gargantuan and lethal military might, attempt to colonize a planet called Pandora. It is another solar system many light years from earth, and it possesses many extraordinary and rare minerals and resources, as well as incredible biodiversity and Indigenous societies. In the sequel, the humans of earth have returned, and their goal is nothing less than total colonization of the planet for the purpose of resettlement. Earth, as one cold hearted military general says, is dying.

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Finian Cunningham and Scott Ritter: This is a Proxy War Between NATO and Russia

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
January 23, 2023

Finian Cunningham on Jan 22, 2023

Former Marine Corps officer Scott Ritter says the US-led NATO military alliance is driving the war in Ukraine with the ultimate objective of defeating Russia.

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The Monroe Doctrine Is 200 and Should Not Reach 201, by David Swanson + The Monroe Doctrine at 200 and What to Replace it With

The Monroe Doctrine at 200 and What to Replace it With, by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Jan. 17, 2023
January 19, 2023

David Swanson is the author of the new book The Monroe Doctrine at 200 and What to Replace It With.

The Monroe Doctrine was and is a justification for actions, some good, some indifferent, but the overwhelming bulk reprehensible. The Monroe Doctrine remains in place, both explicitly and dressed up in novel language. Additional doctrines have been built on its foundations. Here are the words of the Monroe Doctrine, as carefully selected from President James Monroe’s State of the Union Address 200 years ago on December 2, 1823:
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The Radicalization of Martin Luther King, Jr. + MLK: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Previously published on Jan. 20, 2013
January 16, 2023

“One day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you’re raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., “Where Do We Go From Here?” Aug. 16, 1967

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Ralph Nader and Lawrence Wilkerson: The Institutional Insanity (of) “Defense”

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with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Jan 14, 2023

Ralph welcomes back retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson to talk about American military policy, including the record $816.7 billion Pentagon budget, the war in Ukraine, the insanity of nuclear weapons, potential conflict with China and what the right-wing caucus in the House of Representatives really wants when they say they want to cut military spending. Plus, Ralph reads and responds to your questions and feedback from previous programs.


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Chris Hedges and Boyah J. Farah: America Made Me a Black Man

Racism is a Disease

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 13, 2023

Boyah J. Farah fled the war in Somalia arriving in the United States as a refugee with his mother and siblings when he was fifteen. His romantic dreams of America quickly ran into the dark undercurrents of American racism.

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I Have a Dream, a Blurred Vision, by Michael Parenti

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published August 29, 2013
January 12, 2023

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—in which Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famed “I Have a Dream” speech—has recently won renewed attention from various print and electronic media in the United States. But the more attention given to King’s extraordinary speech, the less we seem to know about King himself, the less aware we are about the serious challenges he was presenting, challenges that remain urgent and ignored to this very day.

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Before the Bombs Come the Platitudes, by Robert C. Koehler

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 10, 2023

What is democracy but platitudes and dog whistles? The national direction is quietly predetermined — it’s not up for debate. The president’s role is to sell it to the public; you might say he’s the public-relations director in chief:
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Brian Becker and Lee Camp: What Next For The Anti-War Movement?

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“If Americans were dying like they were in Vietnam or in Iraq, we’d have a giant anti-war movement, but if you can get other people to do all the bleeding, if you can get Ukrainians to die, if you can get them to do all the suffering or the Russians, there’s no political blowback at home so the warmakers have all the advantages of war without the disadvantage of an anti-war movement.” — Brian Becker

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Chris Hedges: Political Revolution, War, Incarceration in America and More

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges

C-SPAN
In Depth/BookTV
Jan. 1, 2023

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joined Book TV to talk and take calls about political revolution, war, incarceration in America and other topics. His books include America: The Farewell Tour and The Greatest Evil Is War.

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