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with Abby Martin
teleSUR English on Feb 5, 2016
In the second installment of this two-part episode, Abby Martin continues her investigation of the hidden war on the U.S.-Mexico border, looking at the root causes of the epidemic of migrant deaths. The Empire Files documents an inflated, paramilitary Border Patrol, the devastating impacts of NAFTA, how the U.S. Empire benefits from immigrant labor and what can change the equation.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Empire, History, Human Rights, Immigration, Labor, Mexico, NAFTA, Politics
Tagged Abby Martin, Araceli Rodriguez, Border Patrol, colonialism, Todd Miller
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Updated: February 5, 2016
US, other nations targeted Assange & WikiLeaks – whistleblower
RT America on Feb 4, 2016
Whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be freed from his four-year refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Will he still face charges from foreign or American governments even if he’s cleared by a UN council? RT’s Lindsay France is joined by whistleblower and privacy advocate Jesselyn Radack to get a full view of what Assange still has to face.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, England-UK-Britain, Human Rights, Politics
Tagged Annie Machon, Jennifer Robinson, Jesselyn Radack, John Pilger, Julian Assange, Sweden, United Nations, wikileaks
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with Abby Martin
teleSUR English on Jan 31, 2016
Along the southern border of the United States is a graveyard, where hundreds upon hundreds of human remains are waiting to be found in the sand. They are teenagers, mothers and spouses walking the only path available to them—away from poverty and violence: towards their families, the only place safer and easier to eat. In Part 1 of this two-part series, Abby Martin reveals a catastrophe at the Empire’s gates; not only a shockingly high body count, but a humanitarian crisis manufactured by the U.S. government. Sinister tactics, a for-profit prison pipeline, and a court system that looks more like a slave auction than a trial await those who survive.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Empire, Human Rights, Immigration, Justice or Injustice, Mexico, Politics, Prisons, Racism, Refugees
Tagged Abby Martin, Border Patrol, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss
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StormCloudsGathering on Jan 28, 2016
The alliances and proxies of the Syrian Front explained.
The concept that humanity is teetering on the edge of third world war is no longer the domain of the lunatic fringe.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Imperialism, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Oil, Politics, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Tagged ISIS, regime change, WWIII
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stimulator on Jan 25, 2016
This week we examine the contradictory notion of “Anarcho-Capitalism” and dismantle this illogical concept by illustrating current examples of why free markets have nothing to do with freedom. On the music break, San Diego based MC Odessa Kane with “GPT”
Posted in Anarchism, Capitalism, Corporations Really Suck, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Economy, Politics, The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2
Tagged Anarcho-Capitalism, Flint, inequality, tar sands, The Stimulator-SubmediaTV, water
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with Chris Hedges
teleSUR English on Jan 25, 2016
In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges speaks with two esteemed labor activists from Detroit: Darryl “Waistline” Mitchell and Roshaun Harris. They speak of the desperation caused by industrial decline and deregulation in Detroit, especially among Black people. The three also attest to the necessity and inevitability of revolt under such conditions.
Posted in Capitalism, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Economy, Fascism, History, Labor, Police Brutality, Politics, Racism, The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2
Tagged Black Lives Matter, Chris Hedges, Days of Destruction-Days of Revolt, Detroit, Labor Unions
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with Abby Martin
teleSUR English on Jan 22, 2016
The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. It has gone far beyond an internal political struggle, and is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and more. To simplify this web of enemies and friends, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Empire, Imperialism, Iran, Iraq, Politics, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Tagged Abby Martin, Bashar Al Assad, ISIS, Vijay Prashad
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The Debate – 1% (Greater than) 99%
PressTV News Videos on Jan 19, 2016
The financial inequality across the globe has reached new extremes. The international charity -Oxfam- in its latest report “An Economy for the 1%” has a shocking revelation: “Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.” Imagine that. Only five years earlier it took 388 of the world’s richest to reach that mark. Extreme inequality: that is the topic for this edition of the debate.
Posted in Politics, Capitalism, Economy, World Bank, Dandelion Salad Videos, The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Corporations Really Suck
Tagged International Monetary Fund - IMF, tax haven, inequality, Brent Budowsky, Occupy Wall Street, Simon Dixon, Raymond Offenheiser
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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 20, 2016
TheRealNews on Jan 20, 2016
Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, Bernie’s priority is to defeat of ISIS.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Debate-Debates, Democrats, Foreign Policy, Imperialism, Iran, Politics, Syria
Tagged 2016 Election, Bernie Sanders, Gareth Porter, Hillary Clinton, ISIS, Libya
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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
January 19, 2016
From the beginning of time, the human race has been buried under an avalanche of a graveyard of definitions, immersed from birth till death.
Language is the number one form of mind control, framing issues barraging us day and night with government propaganda, corporate agendas, images, simulations, you name it. What is one to do?
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with Chris Hedges
teleSUR English on Jan 18, 2016
In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with legal scholar, animal rights activist and longtime vegan, Gary Francione. Francione begins by unpacking criticisms of the vegan movement, specifically addressing the structures of power that control the means of food production and access. He defends veganism from a moral standpoint, and explains how violence against animals is merely one form of violence inflicted by humans.
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Previously published April 4, 2008
Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
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“What they truly advocate is Socialism for the rich and Capitalism for the poor.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., Address Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics, August 31, 1967
Posted in Politics, Imperialism, Capitalism, Civil Rights, Anti-war, Labor, History, Racism, Poverty, Dandelion Salad Videos, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2
Tagged Dandelion Salad Must-See Video or Videos, Vietnam, Martin Luther King