Immigrant Prisons

Immigrant Prisons

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the video below

Dandelion Salad

Brave New Films on Oct 18, 2017

Few Americans know about our nation’s system of immigrant detention centers. Each year, the U.S. government locks up roughly 440,000 immigrants in over 200 immigrant prisons. Companies like the CCA and Geo Group, got started in the 1980s, and have since made over $12 billion in profits, largely from immigrant detention.

Continue reading

Advertisements

What If Workers Ran Society? by Elizabeth Schulte

Capitalism Isn't Working

Image by James Mitchell via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Elizabeth Schulte
Socialist Worker
October 18, 2017

If capitalism is a system that concentrates power in the hands of a small minority, the alternative of socialism is exactly the opposite.

CAPITALISM IS, among other things, a system of “experts.”

Continue reading

Can UBI Be Funded Without Raising Taxes or Triggering Hyperinflation? by Ellen Brown

Money, Money, Money, Money (Day 22 of 50)

Image by Austin Kirk via Flickr

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
October 4, 2017

The policy of guaranteeing every citizen a universal basic income is gaining support around the world, as automation increasingly makes jobs obsolete. But can it be funded without raising taxes or triggering hyperinflation? In a panel I was on at the NexusEarth cryptocurrency conference in Aspen September 21-23rd, most participants said no. This is my rebuttal.

Continue reading

Wasted Lives: The Worldwide Tragedy of Youth Suicide by Graham Peebles

Say yes to life

Image by Shashank Mhasawade via Flickr

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
September 29, 2017

The pressures of modern life are colossal; for young people — those under 25 years of age — they are perhaps greater than at any other time. Competition in virtually every aspect of contemporary life, a culture obsessed with image and material success, and the ever-increasing cost of living are creating a cocktail of anxiety and self-doubt that drives some people to take their own lives and many more to self-abuse of one kind or another.

Continue reading

Race v. Class? More Brilliant Bourgeois Bullshit from Ta-Nehesi Coates by Paul Street

DurhamWWP-0146.jpg

Image by Rodney Dunning via Flickr

by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Sept. 21, 2017
Previously published at Counterpunch, Sept. 15, 2017
September 25, 2017

Numerous correspondents sent me the latest lengthy Atlantic essay by the brilliant and eloquent but bourgeois Black Identitarian Ta-Nehesi Coates and asked for my reflections. I reluctantly agreed to read and comment on Coates’ long treatise.

Continue reading

Michael Parenti: The Threat of US Imperialism (2013) + Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse by Michael Parenti (2009)

Fight Racism Fight Imperialism - Anti-Trump protesters start to gather in London's Trafalgar Square.

Image by Alisdare Hickson via Flickr

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 16, 2017

SNC Political Education on Dec 14, 2014

Here’s the long-awaited video of Michael Parenti’s speech on the threat of US imperialism which he gave at the Revolution Banquet held in Vancouver in November 2013.

Continue reading

Destructive Stock Buybacks—That You Pay For by Ralph Nader

cwg_corporate

Image by nocwg2010 via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
September 13, 2017

The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by the self-enriching CEOs of large corporations—started with a little noticed change in 1982 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under President Ronald Reagan. That was when SEC Chairman John Shad, a former Wall Street CEO, redefined unlawful ‘stock manipulation’ to exclude stock buybacks.

Continue reading

A Different Vision by Eric Schechter

End Capitalism

Image by dsleeter_2000 via Flickr

Updated: Oct. 5, 2017

by Eric Schechter aka LeftyMathProf
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Eric’s Rants and Videos blog
September 11, 2017

“The world is facing terrible problems, but it’s not too late for us to solve them if we work together.”

Continue reading

Global Capitalism’s Reckless Greenhouse-Gassing of the Planet by Paul Street + Are Irma-like Super Storms the ‘New Normal’? + ‘Hurricane Chevron’

2014 People's Climate March NYC 7-Capitalism Is Killing Our Planet

Image by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr

by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Sept. 9, 2017
Previously published at ZNet, Sept. 9, 2017
September 10, 2017

In the late summer of 2017, the United States was hit by two epic hurricanes, each of which took lives and caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage. Record-setting wildfires raged on the nation’s West coast and a devastating drought plagued much of the nation’s northern Great Plains.

Continue reading

Michael Parenti: Does Capitalism Work? (2002)

Fuck Capitalism

Image by JustinLing via Flickr

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously posted Oct. 12, 2010
September 7, 2017

buddhagem on August 07, 2007

The myth that capitalism works conveniently ignores reality. In this video, political scientist and activist Michael Parenti debunks this popular myth.

Continue reading

The Pullman Strike of 1894

940626-walker-chicagoblockade-harpersweekly-color.jpgVia Wikipedia

Dandelion Salad

The Pullman Strike of 1894 Explained: US History Review

Keith Hughes on Jun 3, 2014

Join me as we take a look at a pivot strike in US History, the Pullman Strike of 1894. Perfect for inquisitive learners, students of the social studies and the cray cray on the internets.

Continue reading

Labor Day: The Unknown Holiday by Walter Brasch + History of Labor Day

LC-DIG-nclc-01581

Image by Children’s Bureau Centennial via Flickr

In memory of Walter Brasch, who died earlier this year. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and readers. ~ Lo

by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published September 7, 2009
September 4, 2017

It’s Labor Day, and that means millions of Americans are celebrating. Most Americans have no idea what Labor Day is, other than self-serving political speeches, hot dogs, burgers, a pool party, and the last day of a three-day holiday. Few even know that Labor Day exists to allow people to remember and honor the struggles for respect, dignity, and acceptable wages and working conditions for the rank-and-file employees.

Continue reading

Caleb Maupin: What Would A Socialist America Be Like? + Fascism vs. Communism + Immigration: Liberals and Rightists are Both Wrong

Capitalism isn't working

Image by Cary Bass-Deschenes via Flickr

with Caleb Maupin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Caleb Maupin (website)
Caleb Maupin (Facebook Page)
September 2, 2017

Caleb Maupin on Sep 1, 2017

Excerpt from “Debate: Revolutionary Left vs. Revolutionary Right” In this clip, Caleb Maupin explains what a revolutionary socialist or communist government in the United States might look like.

Continue reading

The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
See video below

Dandelion Salad

azureScapegoat on Feb 18, 2017

Ever wondered what the actual difference between socialism and communism were? Well wonder no longer!

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Aftermath From The Loss of Thousands of Union Jobs

Chris Hedges: Aftermath From The Loss of Thousands of Union Jobs

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
See video below

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 19, 2017

In a special edition of On Contact, Chris Hedges travels to the former auto manufacturing town of Anderson, Indiana to explore how a community and its workforce are recovering after the loss of thousands of union jobs.

Continue reading