Category Archives: Environment

The Spiritual Crisis In the Industrial Wine Industry by Shepherd Bliss

Red Raspberries Ripening

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by Shepherd Bliss
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Sebastopol, California
August 31, 2015

I have been contemplating why the growing struggle by rural residents against the expanding, industrial wine industry in Sonoma and Napa counties, Northern California, has touched my heart and soul so deeply.

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Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Not Learned by Walter Brasch

FEMA 15440

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
August 25, 2015

This week is the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the southeastern gulf coast by Hurricane Katrina.

More than 1,800 people died. There is no estimate for the number of pets and wildlife. Damage was estimated at more than $100 billion.

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A Revolutionary Pope Calls for Rethinking the Outdated Criteria That Rule the World by Ellen Brown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

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May 6, 2015

This 2-minute “explainer” shows how tiny plastic microbeads are designed to go down the drain and into our rivers, lakes, and oceans and [what] we can do to stop this ridiculous assault on our public waters.

TAKE ACTION: http://storyofstuff.org/plastic-microbeads-ban-the-bead/

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Longing for 1984 with Chris Hedges

Apocalyptic outcome

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with Chris Hedges

acTVism Munich on Nov 21, 2014

Zain Raza interviews Chris Hedges on a newly produced show called “Longing for 1984” to discuss the interests that really dictate U.S policy both domestically and abroad, government surveillance globally and the role of activism.

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Noam Chomsky: All Are Trapped By An Institutional Logic That Is Deeply Pathological And That Must Be Cured And Quickly If We Are Not To Put An End To The Human Race

Doomsday Clock: 3 Minutes to Midnight

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Lannan Foundation on Mar 19, 2015

Noam Chomsky was introduced by David Barsamian, then talked about his work.

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Noam Chomsky: State Power Trumps Actual Security Again and Again + Helen Caldicott Nuclear Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction + On The Beach

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Last updated: March 7, 2015

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Doomsday Clock: 3 Minutes to Midnight

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strugglevideomedia on Mar 2, 2015

Speaking at the “Nuclear Free World” conference 3/1/15 in New York City Noam Chomsky speaks about the long history of U.S. policymakers risking everything in order to increase the power of the U.S. government over some part of the world. Again and again the actual safety of American people was risked.

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Capitalism Is Killing The Earth And Its People by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
Feb. 1, 2015

No Fracking Signs at Prince Albert

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‘I see a bad moon rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightning
I see hard times today’
— John Fogerty, Bad Moon Rising (1969)

John Fogerty’s classic rock song ‘Bad Moon Rising’, from the 1960s, could be the foreboding soundtrack for what is rumbling in America’s Midwest today.

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Koch Brothers EXPOSED: 2014 + Ralph Nader on What was Missing in President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Move to Amend Citizens United

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Updated: Jan. 22, 2015

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Gone?

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Please watch to the very end past the credits. Enjoy and think. ~ DS


vimeo
October 2014

A short computer generated film about revival and hope, with a flock of elegant slow motion butterflies.

a frame from Gone? - a short folm about hope and beauty, with slow motion

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Storyline: Revival of endangered butterflies, who come to life and fly away from the picture frame where they were initially constrained. Slow motion of their flight shows their sheer beauty. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Time To Dismantle Industrialized Civilization + Guy McPherson, Derrick Jensen and Richard Manning at the Earth at Risk Conference 2014 + #TPP: The Dirtiest Deal

Climate March 21/09/14 - 11

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Last updated: Dec. 6, 2014

with Chris Hedges

The Syndicate.Info on Nov 24, 2014

Interview with Chris Hedges at The Earth at Risk 2014 Conference and the moral imperative of resistance thru non-violent direct action and mass movements of sustained civil disobedience to dismantle industrialized civilization.

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Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Right to Fresh, Healthy Food is a Fundamental Human Right

Buy Fresh, Buy Local (lomo)

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Last updated: Dec. 13, 2014

More videos from the conference: Chris Hedges: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, it’s been updated several times and includes talks by Chris Hedges, Bayo Akomolafe, Camila Moreno and Michael Shuman.

 on Nov. 26, 2014

This is Helena’s talk at the Voices of Hope symposium, which also included the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL). Both the symposium and the IAL are projects of Local Futures, a small international NGO. For more information about Local Futures’ work or to listen to other talks from the symposium, go to localfutures.org.

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Ian Angus: Ecosocialism: Why Greens Must be Red and Reds Must be Green + Q&A

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Austerity fightback on Nov 17, 2014

2014 Peoples Climate March NYC 90

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Ian Angus, author and editor of www.Climateandcapitalism.com discusses the need to build a movement based on socialist principles to counter and supplant the destructiveness of capitalism.

Ian is introduced by Richard Fidler, who writes and blogs at http://lifeonleft.blogspot.ca/

Recorded in Ottawa on November 16th, 2014, this event was organized by Ottawa Ecosocialists: http://systemchangenotclimatechange.org/ and the Socialist Project: http://www.socialistproject.ca/

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Chris Hedges: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Final Message Stop

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Last Updated: Nov. 25, 2014

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with Chris Hedges

 on Nov. 12, 2014

This talk was part of symposium organized by Local Futures (formerly ISEC) at Cooper Union in New York City, November 8, 2014. For more information about Local Futures’ work or to listen to other talks from the symposium, go to localfutures.org.

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