The Incomplete and Wonderful History of May Day

Occupy May Day 2012

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Originally published May 1, 2016

The Laura Flanders Show on Apr 26, 2016

Author and professor Peter Linebaugh discusses his new book, The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day. Later in the show filmmaker Avi Lewis discusses worker-owned factories in Argentina, and Laura focuses on the intersectional feminism of 19th Century Anarchist Lucy Parsons.

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Banks Fueling Global Warming Is Business As Usual, by Pete Dolack

Financing Climate Change

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Apr. 27, 2022
April 28, 2022

The gap between what needs to be done to save the Earth from the environmental disaster of unchecked global warming and what is actually being done continues to widen. Yet another exemplar of this gap is the funding practices of the world’s biggest banks.

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Dishonoring Earth Day 2022 with An Oil, Gas, Coal and Nuclear Heyday, by Ralph Nader

100% renewables by 2030 one of our key demands by Climate Coalition of Moreland 2021-11-06-MorelandClimateCup-Coburg-JE_IMG_7800

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, April 22, 2022
April 24, 2022

Instead of championing solar, wind and conservation energy, the GOP (Greedy Old Party) is championing the skyrocketing profits and prices for the omnicidal fossil fuel and atomic power companies.

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Earth Day is Not a Celebration, by Kenn Orphan

Plastic Ocean

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

The first Earth Day was in 1970. It came about as a response to a major oil spill off of Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. This, along with Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring which documented the devastation caused by the pesticide industry on birds and other wildlife, the end of the Vietnam War, and the famous 1968 Earthrise NASA photograph of the earth from the moon, galvanized millions of people to protest the destruction of our biosphere caused by war and powerful industries. More than 20 million people took to the streets that day, making it still the largest single-day protest in human history.

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Ku Klux Climate: Coal, Petro-Palingenesis, and the Historical Materialism of Fossil Fascism, by Paul Street

22b S. Calif

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Mar. 28, 2022
March 30, 2022

Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism (London: Verso, 2021)

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Abby Martin: The US Military: Planet Earth’s Greatest Enemy

US Military Largest consumer of Oil -- 2014 People's Climate March NYC 89

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with Abby Martin

MintPressNews on Feb 24, 2022

“The U.S. military is the largest institutional polluter in the world. There is no corporation or industry that compares to the damage and devastation done by the U.S. war machine,” Abby Martin told Watchdog host Lowkey today.

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Another Global Warming Worry: Parts of Earth Could Become Uninhabitable, by Pete Dolack + A Dire Warning About the End of Human Civilization

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Mar. 9, 2022
March 11, 2022

When we think of the coming disasters of global warming, rising sea levels, disruptions to agriculture and disappearing species come readily to mind. We don’t necessarily think of the livability of the Earth’s surface. But if global warming continues to worsen — and every indication is that will be so — there will be places on Earth that could become uninhabitable.

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Passing the Torch, by William T. Hathaway

Girl with torch, Tripoli, Libya, February 8, 2018

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
March 10, 2022

The baby-boom generation is ending its lap in the human race, and the Fridays-for-future generation is beginning its run. Generational shifts of power are symbolized by the image of passing the torch, but now what the older has to pass on to the younger seems not a torch but a time bomb, a legacy of crises.

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Privatizing Nature, by William T. Hathaway

Tree 15

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
March 3, 2022

The financial wizards of Wall Street have devised a new way to profit from Mother Nature. They’ve created a class of stocks called Natural Asset Companies that will control the earth’s resources such as water, wildlife, forests, minerals, and farmland. The project was developed by the Intrinsic Exchange Group in partnership with the New York Stock Exchange, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the investment firm Aberdare Ventures.

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Pharmaceutical Waste In Rivers Threatens “A New Pandemic,” by Sarah Bates

Golden hour on the River Clyde

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by Sarah Bates
Socialist Worker UK, Feb. 17, 2022
February 20, 2022

Some of the poorest parts of the world have particularly contaminated rivers

Rivers across the globe are contaminated with such high levels of pharmaceutical waste that they endanger human health and could cause environmental destruction. A new report reveals a fifth of the rivers examined contained drug levels so high they could be contributing to human antibiotic resistance.

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How Nonviolent Action Is Protecting the Earth, by Rivera Sun

Climate protest

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 30, 2022

In our efforts to build a culture of active nonviolence, Pace e Bene/Campaign Nonviolence has always urged people to practice nonviolence toward oneself, all others (including socially, culturally, economically and politically) and toward the Earth.

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4 Big Reasons Not To Go To War In Ukraine, by Rivera Sun

No War

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 26, 2022

The last thing any of us need is a war with Russia over the Ukraine. You don’t need to know much about foreign policy to know that. Let the pundits and talking heads argue about the nuances of NATO and war maneuvers at the border of Russia. For most Americans, there are at least four sensible reasons (beyond the basic horror that is war) to oppose escalating this conflict with Russia.

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How a Battle for a Piece of Forest in Nova Scotia Echoes the Global War for Our Biosphere, by Kenn Orphan

Autumnal Magic

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 19, 2022

2021 was a year that few would want to relive. Mounting climate change fueled catastrophes dominated much of the news around the world. Here in Canada, it was no different. Fires and record heat decimated large swaths of land in British Columbia and Alberta. Then the floods came. Decades of clearcutting old growth forests have led to a seemingly never-ending stream of disasters. In years to come, this existential crisis will only grow. But there is nothing natural about these disasters. This is just one part of a global attack on our biosphere for the profit of a few.

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The Empire Files: They Need To Shut Down Red Hill Immediately

Abby Martin: Hawaii Emergency: Navy Poisons Drinking Water

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Empire Files on Jan 14, 2022

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro rakes in defense contractor cash while leaving victims of Navy fuel spill to fend for themselves on Christmas.

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Solar Energy on the Frontlines and Old-Fashioned Clotheslines, by Ralph Nader

Sicilian Wash Day

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Oct. 7, 2021
January 4, 2022

Solar energy comes to Earthlings in many ways. Ancient Persians used passive solar architecture. East Africans about the same time funneled cool ocean wind through tunnels to cool themselves.

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