U.S. Army: 0 — Internet: 1, by David Swanson

The Intensity of PTSD

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
Originally posted May 26, 2019
May 29, 2023

The U.S. Army tweeted a harmless rah-rah tweet and got hit with a burst of reality never encountered on corporate-controlled media. Score one for the internet.

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Mother’s Day Proclamation: Divest From War! by Rivera Sun

Mothers Say no more WARS!! Stop the war games with Iran!

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Happy Mother’s Day

by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted on May 12, 2019
May 14, 2023

Instead of flowers, give us peace. Instead of brunch, end the wars. Let no more mothers raise their children to kill other mothers’ children. Give us, instead, the abolition of war, the promotion of peace, and the care of people and planet.

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David Swanson and Margaret Kimberley: Zone of Peace


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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
April 22, 2023

This week on Talk World Radio, we’re talking about a Zone of Peace in the Americas, and events in Uganda, and presidential indictments, and everything we find time for with Margaret Kimberley, Executive Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report, member of the coordinating committee of Black Alliance for Peace, and author of a wonderful book previously discussed on this show called Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.

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Will Griffin: The Pentagon’s Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence & AI & Machine Learning

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 18, 2023

“As of April 2021, the Department of Defense has been working on 685 projects which are deeply invested in the development of artificial intelligence. Their budget mainly in the joint AI Center has increased dramatically from 89 million dollars in 2019 to 278 million dollars in 2021.

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Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: Russia Leaves Neoliberal West To Join World Majority

Moscow August 2011

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 17, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Apr 13, 2023

In this episode of their program Geopolitical Economy Hour, economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson discuss Russia’s economic transition away from the neoliberal West and integration with what it calls the “World Majority” in the Global South.

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That’s What A Congress – With Both Parties Dominated By Corporate Predators, Looks Like, by Ralph Nader

Washington DC - Capitol Building

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Apr. 14, 2023
April 16, 2023

Spring, the season of renewal, is here. The ants are diligently building their little symmetrical ant hills. The robins are in their nests occupied with posterity. And the anointed members of Congress, after a long recess, aka vacation, return to work on April 17th. The next day, April 18th is the deadline for filing taxes.

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Chris Hedges: Haiti’s Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier: Gang Leader or Revolutionary? + Another Vision: Inside Haiti’s Uprising

Chris Hedges: Haiti’s Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier: Gang Leader or Revolutionary? + Another Vision: Inside Haiti's Uprising

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April 14, 2023

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Apr 14, 2023

Jimmy “Barbecue” Chérizier has been placed in the international spotlight as an emblem of Haiti’s purported “gang problem.” But who is Chérizier really? A new documentary series, “Another Vision: Inside Haiti’s Uprising,” offers a different view of Chérizier—not as the leader of a criminal enterprise, but as a political figure leading an armed revolutionary movement. Directors Dan Cohen and Kim Ives join The Chris Hedges Report to discuss their new project.

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New York Times Is Now Telling Bigger Lies Than Iraq WMDs and More Effectively, by David Swanson

Occupy Portland: How is the War Economy Working For You? Banner

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
April 12, 2023

The New York Times routinely tells bigger lies than the clumsy nonsense it published about weapons in Iraq. Here’s an example. This package of lies is called “Liberals Have a Blind Spot on Defense” but mentions nothing related to defense. It simply pretends that militarism is defensive by applying that word and by lying that “we face simultaneous and growing military threats from Russia and China.” Seriously? Where?

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Sanctions as Siege Warfare, by Derek Royden

Sanctions Kill

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by Derek Royden
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 11, 2023

In the distant past, the one place that people could escape a marauding army was behind the walls of a castle. Though this usually protected them from any immediate danger, it created problems of its own. While under siege and waiting for outside help or for the attackers to leave in frustration, those behind the walls could ultimately run out of food and even potable water, which would lead either to surrender or a slow, terrible death.

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Rescind AUMF Now, by Rev. Robert Moore

End the Endless Wars!

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by Rev. Robert Moore
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 10, 2023

Recently, the US Senate voted on a bipartisan basis to rescind the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq. President Biden, who voted for that AUMF in 2003, has said he will sign it if it gets to his desk.

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Peter Carter: There’s No Incentive To Use Warfare If You Have A Renewable Energized Planet

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

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theAnalysis-news on Mar 10, 2023

Why net zero commitments are empty and dangerously misleading if we continue to burn fossil fuels. Talia Baroncelli speaks to retired physician and IPCC climate expert Peter Carter about how ongoing wars, illegal mineral wealth extraction in active conflict zones, and the plunder of resources by transnational corporations are literally killing the planet.

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Following Murder of Dr. King: Lessons of the April 1968 Black Rebellions, by Sam Marcy

Day 12: Black and White

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by Sam Marcy
Workers World, Apr. 4, 2023
April 4, 2023

Following are excerpts from an article published on April 11, 1968, in WW newspaper, by Workers World Party founding Chairperson Sam Marcy, a week after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tennessee.

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The Latest Offensive From U.S. Imperialism: The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, by Pete Dolack

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Mar. 29, 2023
March 30, 2023

As production is moved to ever more distant locales, with ever lower labor and environmental standards, the corporations behind these moves want all barriers to the movement of raw materials and finished products removed. Thus the era of so-called “free trade” agreements. These agreements, which are written to elevate corporations to the level of national governments (and in practice, actually above governments), have become so unpopular thanks to the efforts of grassroots activists to expose them to public scrutiny that governments have become cautious about embracing new ones.

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Bipartisan Slander of China: Lab Leak Theory Dead, U.S. War Drive Alive and Well, by Scott Scheffer

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by Scott Scheffer
Struggle ★ La Lucha, Mar. 26, 2023
March 27, 2023

Last week, before the capitalist crisis of bank failures crowded it out of the headlines, news of a congressional hearing to further investigate the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic was splashed across the front pages and websites of major U.S. media.

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