James Connolly – Marxist, Irish Republican Socialist, by Alex McGuigan

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by Alex McGuigan
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Belfast, Northern Ireland
November 18, 2021

James Connolly is one of Irish Republicanism’s best known revolutionary figures, and upwards of twenty political parties in contemporary Ireland claim Connolly as their primary ideologue. Many more claim Connolly as at least a significant figure in their own particular, and often unlikely, political tradition. Even successive right-wing, Free Stater administrations have paid tokenistic lip-service to Connolly’s legacy by christening utilities after him and commissioning grand statues, akin to corporate art, to the Marxist brought up in the slums of Edinburgh.

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David Swanson: Those 80 Dead Were All Human Beings

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 15, 2021
November 16, 2021

“Why in the heck should it be legal or moral to blow up 80 people if you label them non-civilians?” — David Swanson

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What Can Russia Do About NATO Hostility? by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Sputnik, Nov. 13, 2021
November 15, 2021

The United States and its NATO allies are ratcheting up hostility towards Russia with unscheduled military drills in the Black Sea. Absurd accusations about Russia planning to invade Ukraine are also part of the provocations winding up dangerous tensions.

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Imperialism is the Source of our Society’s Growing Misery and Death, by Rainer Shea

Resist Imperialism

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 12, 2021
November 13, 2021

Collapse is a political phenomenon. It’s inextricably tied into the global class war, and into this war’s related factors of imperialism and colonialism. This is because the civilizational breakdowns that the world is experiencing, and that it’s on track to experience in the coming decades, are not natural occurrences; they’re the outcomes of capital’s designs. Therefore when we think about collapse, and about the survivalist steps we plan to take in response to it, we must frame things within a context of war. A war where the ruling class is engineering crises to preserve its own interests, and where these crises can in turn only be addressed by countering their maneuvers.

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Tell the Truth: Veterans Day Is A National Day of Lying, by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 2, 2018
Originally published Nov. 12, 2018
November 11, 2021

Some are inclined to recognize that Trumpies are dwelling in an alternative universe in which neither climate collapse nor nuclear apocalypse is a concern but terrifying wild hoards of Muslim Hondurans are skipping and dancing into the Fatherland armed with gang symbols, deadly rocks, and socialistic tendencies.

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Abby Martin Confronts Nancy Pelosi Over Pentagon Spending at COP26

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with

Empire Files on Nov 9, 2021

Abby Martin confronts Speaker Nancy Pelosi about why she presided over a massive increase to the Pentagon budget, a larger polluter than 140 countries combined and exempt from climate negotiations, while touting “historic” progress on climate change at Glasgow’s COP26.

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Michael Hudson: The Neoliberal Exploitation Under a Super-Imperialism Lens

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 8, 2021

An interview on The Zero Hour to discuss the newly-released third edition of the 1971 book, Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire.

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Justice For Julian Assange Is Justice For All by John Pilger + Nils Melzer: If Julian Assange Dies, He Would Have Been Tortured To Death!

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Nov. 1, 2021
November 3, 2021

Following the final High Court hearing to decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States — for the ‘crime’ of revealing a landscape of government crimes and lies — John Pilger looks back on the decade Assange has been fighting for his freedom, and the implications for independent journalists and the very notion of justice.

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MFTN: The War On Terror Is A Typo

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Nov. 17, 2013
November 2, 2021

In the political arena of double-speak, outright lies, serpents’ tongues, appalling misnomers, and sins of omission, time alone stands up to champion truth. Time will tell, they say … so listen close to this report:

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How U.S. Interference in Cuba Creates a False Picture of its Society, by Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad + The U.S. Has An Unhealthy Obsession With Cuba by Rosa Miriam Elizalde

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by Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad
Struggle ★ La Lucha
October 27, 2021

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appears to be obsessed with Cuba. Every few days he takes to social media or makes remarks to the press about his desire to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. In recent months, Rubio has played a key role in drumming up support for anti-government protests in Cuba. On September 23, 2021, for instance, Rubio tweeted, “The brave people of Cuba lost their fear of protesting against the dictatorship that represses them. Holguín raises its voice against tyranny.” Rubio included an article about the Cuban town of Holguín in his tweet, where “a group of Cuban citizens” are planning to hold a “march against violence” on November 20. This article appeared in Diario de Cuba, a news site based in Miami, Florida, which received substantial funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) from 2016 to 2019, an independent nonprofit that is largely funded by “the U.S. Congress.”

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Biden Hasn’t Got a Prayer, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Sputnik, Oct. 28, 2021
October 31, 2021

US President Joe Biden is escaping to Europe this weekend leaving behind a domestic scene of political disorder and despair.

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Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria: The Extradition Hearing of Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges and

RT America on Oct 30, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the extradition hearing of Julian Assange in London with Joe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief of Consortium News.

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Chris Hedges and Patrick Cockburn: Behind Enemy Lines: War, News, and Chaos in the Middle East

"Democracy Is Best Taught By Example, Not By War"

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 28, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses with foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn the war, news and chaos in the Middle East.

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Kevin Gosztola: US Government’s Appeal Hearing In Assange Extradition Case: Day 2 + Daniel Ellsberg on Assange Extradition Hearing + Chris Hedges: It Strikes Me As Particularly Weak On All Counts

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Shadowproof on Oct 28, 2021

Kevin Gosztola followed the second day of proceedings at the High Court of Justice in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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David Swanson and Daniel Ellsberg: The Most Dangerous Missiles

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 24, 2021
October 26, 2021

Daniel Ellsberg is a former U.S. military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national uproar in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. military’s account of activities during the Vietnam War, to The New York Times.

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