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Put Away The Flags by Howard Zinn

Repost from July 3, 2010

God Bless America!

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by
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at The Progressive (2006)
July 4, 2015

On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed.

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A Revolutionary Pope Calls for Rethinking the Outdated Criteria That Rule the World by Ellen Brown

Pope Francis rips capitalism and trickle-down economics

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
July 3, 2015

Pope Francis’ revolutionary encyclical addresses not just climate change but the banking crisis. Interestingly, the solution to that crisis may have been modeled in the Middle Ages by Franciscan monks following the Saint from whom the Pope took his name.

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Chris Hedges and David Swanson: Cold War Redux + Hedges on ISIS + Hedges: A Time For Rebellion?

2015 DC Spring Rising Agains War 7

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with Chris Hedges and

with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 1, 2015

RT on Jul 1, 2015

Over the past year at CrossTalk we have asked guests many times whether we face the specter of a new Cold War. Today it is all too obvious there is a new Cold War. What we need to ask now are the terms and conditions of this conflict and the possible outcomes.

CrossTalking with David Swanson, Vladimir Golstein, and Chris Hedges.

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Resisting Financial Conquest by Michael Hudson + US Hedge Funds Get Bailed Out if Greeks Pass Bailout Referendum

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
As published on Counterpunch
June 30, 2015

Barry

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Back in January upon coming into office, Syriza probably could not have won a referendum on whether to pay or not to pay. It didn’t have a full parliamentary majority, and had to rely on a nationalist party for Tsipras to become prime minister. (That party balked at cutting back Greek military spending, which was 3% of GDP, and which the troika had helpfully urged to be cut back in order to balance the government’s budget.)

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Capitalism Kills by William T. Hathaway

Ducks and Chickens Living Together!

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
June 29, 2015

“The world can only be changed by people who don’t like it,” wrote Bertolt Brecht in explaining why radicals have a negative attitude about the society we live in. We don’t like the way things are. Sometimes our dislike can even become loathing.

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Setting the Record Straight About the Apostle Paul by Rocket Kirchner

English: Saint paul arrested

Saint Paul arrested (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
June 26, 2015

The quest for the historic Jesus is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. It is tough. However, Paul the Apostle is a different matter entirely because Paul was just as much of a known quantity in the Ancient world first century A.D. as the Stoic philosopher Seneca, and the Jewish historian Philo.

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“King Obama,” his Royal Court, and the #TPP by Ralph Nader + Did Anti-Fast Track Senators Miss an Opportunity to Slow Down TPP?

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TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 25, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. This term “fast track” is a euphemism for your members of Congress – senators and representatives – handcuffing themselves, so as to prevent any amendments or adequate debate before the final vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership – another euphemism that is used to avoid the word “treaty,” which would require ratification by two-thirds of the Senate. This anti-democratic process is being pushed by “King Obama” and his royal court.

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Ellen Brown: Obama’s Secret Trade Deal Serves Corporations and Banks (#TPP)

Barack Obama - TPP Legacy

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with Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
June 24, 2015

Greg Hunter on Jun 23, 2015

Obama’s secret trade deals greatly favors big banks. Brown says, “It looks to me the banking system is in control. That’s where all the big money comes from, and that’s where the two big parties got their money. It’s been this way ever since Rockefeller and Morgan back then in 1900—the Democrats and the Republicans. Brown goes on to say, “The goal here is “they” want to own everything and rent it back to us. So, law is no longer a way to protect the people. Law is now to protect the corporations and serve the corporations.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Ellen Brown, creator of The Web of Debt Blog.
http://usawatchdog.com/we-dont-know-how-bad-secret-obama-trade-deal-really-is-ellen-brown/

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Pope Francis’ Ecological Masterpiece by Rocket Kirchner

Pope Francis Portrait Painting

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
June 22, 2015

Is it the fact that Pope Francis is a brilliant Jesuit with a Franciscan heart from the Third World that just happens to be a chemist that makes his latest Encyclical Laudato Si such a topical masterpiece? Yep. It is the perfect storm of the man in total and the times we live in that will cause his third encyclical to create a paradigm shift of incredible proportions globally.

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The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-tracked Secret Trade Agreements by Ellen Brown + Action Alerts (#TPP #TISA)

Dallas Rolling Rebellion Advocates for Net Neutrality and Takes on TPP & Fast Track

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
June 21, 2015

`Let the jury consider their verdict,’ the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
`No, no!’ said the Queen. `Sentence first–verdict afterwards.’
`Stuff and nonsense!’ said Alice loudly. `The idea of having the sentence first!’
`Hold your tongue!’ said the Queen, turning purple.
`I won’t!’ said Alice.
`Off with her head!’ the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. — Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Joe Hill Was Right. Don’t Just Mourn. Organize! by Rev. John Dear

DC Vigil for Charleston Church Massacre

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Dandelion Salad

by Rev. John Dear
originally published on Common Dreams
June 19, 2015

Like millions of others, I’m grieving the death of the nine church folk killed in the unthinkable massacre inside Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday night. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the dead, and the church members, and I offer all my condolences, prayers, blessings and love.

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Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality Picks Up Steam in the House (Action Alert)

Net Neutrality is Under Attack!

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Dandelion Salad

Freepress.net
June 17, 2015

“Maybe every so often we can be on the side of the American people,” Rep. Jose Serrano said, “and not corporations.”

Those are fighting words — but unfortunately the House majority doesn’t seem to be heeding them. Not when it comes to Net Neutrality.

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Michael Hudson: Should The Federal Reserve Taper QE, If Banks Get Most of the Benefits?

Alternative Bailout Plan

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
June 15, 2015

TheRealNews on Jun 15, 2015

UMKC professor of economics Michael Hudson explains how the bond-buying program helps keep interest rates low for everyday people but has also shored up bad mortgage loans of corrupt banks.

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The Anglo-American Insanity by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
June 14, 2015

What a Lovely War

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In a sane world, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond should be forced to quit his post in disgrace as the country’s top diplomat, following reckless remarks that Britain may henceforth site American nuclear weapons to counter the “threat from Russia”. So here we have an alarming escalation of international tensions and militarism by both Washington and London – and all on the back of unproven, prejudicial words from the close Anglo-American allies, who are clearly working in tandem.

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Fast-tracking TiSA: Stealth Block to Monetary Reform by Ellen Brown + Backlash Against #TPP Grows as Leaked Text Reveals Increased Corporate Control of Public Health

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
June 12, 2015

It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. — Attributed to Henry Ford

In March 2014, the Bank of England let the cat out of the bag: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it. So wrote David Graeber in The Guardian the same month, referring to a BOE paper called “Money Creation in the Modern Economy.” The paper stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong. The result, said Graeber, was to throw the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.

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