Michael Parenti: How To Think About Class

Class War

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted Jan. 31, 2019
September 17, 2022

“But you can’t do that with Class. By definition, you can’t say we’ll have a society where the rich capitalists and workers are equal together.” — Michael Parenti

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Soldiers Without Guns: An Untold Story of Unsung Kiwi Heroes

Soldiers Without Guns: An Untold Story of Unsung Kiwi Heroes

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Will Watson on Dec. 13, 2020

The riveting journey of soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a 10 year civil war using only the weapons of Music, Maori Culture and Love to create peace.

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

Moby Dick

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

violence

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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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Under His Eye in the Republic of Texas, by Kenn Orphan

White Supremacy and Christian Nationalism are Evil | Glendale United Methodist Church - Nashville Sign

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 23, 2022

If you’ve never traveled around the state of Texas, you won’t really get an accurate picture of this odd land of extremes. The cities, especially Austin and Houston, are islands of relative sanity surrounded by a sea of crazy. All this considered, the unveiling of the Texas GOP’s platform should come as no surprise. They have merely tapped into the paranoid, hyper-nationalist, fascist zeitgeist so prevalent among a large swath of its white, Christian population.

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The Chris Hedges Report: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the US and Around the Globe, with Vijay Prashad

Graffiti on the wall with the message "Fight Fascism"

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with Chris Hedges and Vijay Prashad

TheRealNews on Jun 17, 2022

Chris Hedges speaks with historian Vijay Prashad on the rise of authoritarianism in the US and around the globe and what we must do to fight back.

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Chris Hedges: America’s Gun Fetish

Chris Hedges: America's Gun Fetish

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with Chris Hedges

Sustainable Human on Jun 14, 2022

Mass shootings are difficult to understand. Most of us resort to judgment and leave it there. But if you really want something to stop, you must seek to understand where it originated.

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8 Myths about Socialism

Occupy May Day 2012

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“The dictionary definition of socialism is “a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.””

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Chris Hedges: How Kindness Saved My Life

Chris Hedges: How Kindness Saved My Life

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Originally posted Jan. 14, 2020

with Chris Hedges

Emir-Stein Center on Jan 6, 2020

Evil, even in the darkest moments, is impotent before the miracle of human kindness. This miracle defies prejudices and hatreds. It crosses cultures and religions. It lies at the core of faith. Take a brief journey through the eyes of American, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges to Jerusalem, Gaza, and Iraq, and discover the sacred bonds that make us human. Continue reading

Journey Through Snow and Dreams, an excerpt from The Crown of Light, by Rivera Sun

Jere I. and Josiah with Rivera Sun's book, The Crown of Light

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 21, 2021

This is an excerpt from The Crown of Light, the fourth novel in the award-winning Ari Ara Series.

You can get the book here.

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Distinguishing Radical Liberation from Liberal Authoritarianism, by Kenn Orphan

Cal Guard participates in the 2019 San Diego Gay Pride Parade

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
December 14, 2021

“Puritanism has made life itself impossible. More than art, more than estheticism, life represents beauty in a thousand variations; it is indeed, a gigantic panorama of eternal change. Puritanism, on the other hand, rests on a fixed and immovable conception of life; it is based on the Calvinistic idea that life is a curse, imposed upon man by the wrath of God. In order to redeem himself man must do constant penance, must repudiate every natural and healthy impulse, and turn his back on joy and beauty.” — Emma Goldman

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Reflecting on the Dawn of Everything, by David Swanson

Dawn

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 30, 2021
December 1, 2021

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow is, I think, a terrific contribution to human knowledge and guide to pursuing more of the same — as well as a notable accomplishment for the Davids of the world, who have perhaps been falling a bit short lately. A few of the points it documents and persuades of are:

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Chris Hedges: The Pathology of the Rich

Ways of Thinking - Feudalism is very much alive

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 25, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the peculiar pathology of the rich and our oligarchic state with Chris Lehmann, editor-at-large for The New Republic.

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The Council of All Beings, by Rivera Sun

Enjoy the silence in the redwood forest

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 17, 2021

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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Chris Hedges: The Fictitious Ideas of Empire and Western Civilization

Chris Hedges: Legacy of Empire

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 18, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the importance of the scholar Edward Said with Professor Hamid Dabashi. Dabashi is the professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

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