Category Archives: Imperialism

Chris Hedges: State Violence and Counter Violence

All power to the people

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Aug 24, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former member of the Black Liberation Army Ojore Lutalo to discuss their roles in the radical movements in the 1960s and early 1970s, and the state’s use of violence to crush them.

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Gaither Stewart’s Time of Exile reviewed by Kendall Mercer

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by Kendall Mercer
crossposted from greanvillepost.com
August 11, 2015

Prefatory Note
In Defense of the Political Novel

TIME OF EXILE, the third volume of Gaither Stewart’s Europe Trilogy, is a political novel. I see no reasons to conceal it or to feel shame. On the contrary.

Are the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Miguel Angel Asturias not political? And worthy of the Nobel Prize.

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki: 70-Year Nuclear Explosions Not Done Yet by David Swanson

Giant Paper Crane with Little Cranes

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
crossposted from Telesur
August 6, 2015

On Aug. 6 and 9, millions of people will mark the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in those cities and at events around the world. Some will celebrate the recent deal in which Iran committed not to pursue nuclear weapons and to comply with the Non-Proliferation Treaty with requirements not imposed on any other nation.

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Chris Hedges: Boycott Israel’s “Apartheid” State

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 30, 2015

In an exclusive interview, investigative journalist Chris Hedges talks about his experience during last year’s destructive Israeli siege of Gaza. He explains what he saw as an “apartheid regime” and how the violence on the ground pushed him to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel. Hedges also explores the fractured relationship between the US and Israel. Watch the full interview with RT’s Anya Parampil.

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Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders Has Made No Mention of the Military, Part 3 + Our Night with Bernie by Bruce Gagnon

Bernie Sanders - Caricature (Painting)

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jul 8, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the role of violence in revolution and the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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Noam Chomsky: The US Empire: “We Own The World”

THE FACE OF IMPERIALISM

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Brave New Films on Jul 6, 2015

Many Americans are not accustomed to the idea that America sits atop a global empire, but with military bases and forces spread out across the world, interventions in dozens of countries – there’s simply no other way to describe our “empire.” Expansion is the path to security, and to achieve security you have to control everything of value. This is the blueprint that has guided US leaders for decades, but is this empire worth building – and at what cost?

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Put Away The Flags by Howard Zinn

Repost from July 3, 2010

God Bless America!

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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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The Realpolitik of Revolution by William T. Hathaway

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
June 9, 2015

What will it take to end this ghastly cycle of violence and bring lasting peace, not just end this current war but create a peaceful society in which humanity lives cooperatively and harmoniously? The socialist answer is we must overthrow capitalism, a system that inevitably generates conflict and inequality. And overthrowing it will require a revolution.

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Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 6

THE FACE OF IMPERIALISM

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 18, 2015

Chris Hedges and Bob Scheer discuss the centrality of violence to U.S. American culture.

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Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders is Giving Legitimacy to the Democratic Party

Gaza Protest at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco 11-19-2012

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

VulgarTrader on May 7, 2015

You can get this and other episodes of Null’s show here: https://thegarynullshow.podbean.com/e/the-gary-null-show-050615/

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The Media Misses the Point on ‘Proxy War’ by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
May 6, 2015

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Map of the modern state of Yemen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The term “proxy war” has experienced a new popularity in stories on the Middle East. Various news sources began using the term to describe the conflict in Yemen immediately, as if on cue, after Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen on 25 March.  “The Yemen Conflict Devolves into Proxy War,” The Wall Street Journal headlined the following day.  “Who’s fighting whom in Yemen’s proxy war?” a blogger for Reuters asked on 27 March.

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William Shakespeare VS The United States Government by Rocket Kirchner

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This one needs to be heard. Scroll down to view the video of the speech. ~ Lo

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

Your Honor and Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I represent the case for William Shakespeare versus the United States Government. Shakespeare wrote during the Aristocratic Age of literature. His audience was living under Aristocracy. His words bit hard and penetrated the depth and deception of the Aristocratic mindset.

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Dear President Obama: Easter Has Nothing To Do With War (repost)

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Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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April 04, 2010 — In his weekly address, President Obama strangely introduces a war theme into a message ostensibly about a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ…y’know, the Prince of Peace.

Mr. President, Easter has nothing to do with war. Please stop trying to make Jesus fit with your outlook on war and international relations. You just cheapen both.

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Multidimensional and Complex Nature and Effects of Imperialism On Democracy, Society, Nature, and Human Nature by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

This is an updated version of The Nature and Effects of Imperialism.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on imperialismandthethirdworld, updated on March 29, 2015
April 1, 2015

THE FACE OF IMPERIALISM

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“At the same pace that mankind masters nature, man seems to become enslaved to other men or to his own infamy. Even the pure light of science seems unable to shine but on the dark background of ignorance. All our invention and progress seem to result in endowing material forces with intellectual life, and in stultifying human life into a material force.” Karl Marx. Selected Works, Vol. 1, p. 500. Continue reading

Local Syria ceasefires: The way out of a US policy dead end? by Gareth Porter + US to deploy over 400 troops to train Syria insurgents

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
January 17, 2015

US contradictions between the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and realities on the ground have become so acute that US officials began last November discussing a proposal calling for support of local ceasefires between opposition forces and the Assad regime in dozens of locations across Syria.

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