The U.S. Has Put Six Worse Things Than the World Cup in Qatar, by David Swanson

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Sept. 28, 2017

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 21, 2022
November 22, 2022

Here’s a video of John Oliver denouncing FIFA for putting the World Cup in Qatar, a place that uses slavery and abuses women and abuses LGBT people. It’s a video about how everyone else glosses over nasty truths. Oliver drags in Russia as a past World Cup host that abuses protesters, and even Saudi Arabia as a possible host in the distant future that commits all sorts of atrocities. My concern is not just that the U.S., as one of the planned hosts four years hence, gets a pass on its general behavior. My concern is that the U.S. has far outdone FIFA this year, and every year, in Qatar. The U.S. has put six things into that horrific little oil dictatorship, each of which is worse than the World Cup.

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Chris Hedges and Lee Camp: War—That’s How Empires Die

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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“They going to have to negotiate in the end. It’s not about Ukraine, it’s not about democracy, it’s not about freedom, it’s about degrading Russia.” — Chris Hedges

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Roger Waters: The Occupation of the American Mind

Massive DC Rally And March For Gaza 2

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Previously posted April 24 2018

Warning

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

Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay on Aug 27, 2021

A documentary film narrated by legendary musician and activist Roger Waters of Pink Floyd trains a harsh light on Israel’s decades-long propaganda war in the U.S.

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Ten Days of Bloated Pageantry and Ritual Overkill: It’s Time for the Monarchy to Go, by Andy Worthington

Queen Elizabeth II Coffin Transferred to Palace Of Westminster

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Andy Worthington website, Sept. 17, 2022
September 18, 2022

In 2022, when it’s often difficult to get people to pay attention to anything for more than a few minutes, when the country faces an economic crisis unprecedented in our lifetimes, and the spectre of total environmental collapse looms ever closer, it seems to be extraordinarily anachronistic for the British establishment to insist that there must a ten-day period of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday, at the age of 96, after 70 years on the throne.

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The Chris Hedges Report: The Bankrupt Liberalism and Gilded Absurdities of the Democratic Party, with Paul Street

Graffiti on the wall with the message "Fight Fascism"

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with Chris Hedges and Paul Street

TheRealNews on Sep 9, 2022

What are we to make of a Democratic Party that has embraces an election strategy that includes demobilizing the majority working-class non-Republican electorate; legitimizing right-wing agendas and narratives; seeks bipartisan cooperation with right-wing politicians such as Liz Cheney; refuses to attack archaic minority rule institutions including the Electoral College and the Senate filibuster; repeatedly backs down from hauling Donald Trump into court and funds far-right Republican candidates in this year’s primary elections, repeating the disastrous Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Pied Piper” ploy of promoting the supposedly “more beatable” Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries?

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Silencing the Lambs: How Propaganda Works, by John Pilger + John Pilger: The Coming War on China is Here

Lies

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Sept. 8, 2022
September 9, 2022

In an address to the Trondheim World Festival in Norway, John Pilger charts the history of power propaganda and describes how it appropriates journalism in a ‘profound imperialism’ and is likely to entrap us all, if we allow it.

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The Chris Hedges Report: How the Western Press Has Become a Propaganda Tool of the War Industry and Ukrainian Government

censorship

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 1, 2022

The Ukraine conflict has plunged the world into a geopolitical crisis. But this is not, as the writer Patrick Lawrence points out, the only crisis. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated the crisis within the western press, inflicting damage that he believes is ultimately irreparable.

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Doing Nothing While the World Burns and Extinction Looms, by Andy Worthington

Rally against Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Andy Worthington website, Aug. 10, 2022
August 14, 2022

Three weeks since the UK experienced its hottest weather ever, with temperatures hitting 40°C, it’s become clear that that was just a spike in a long hot summer in which, for the first time ever in my 37-year history of living in London, the weather has turned hostile.

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John Pilger: This is a War of Propaganda

Don't shoot the messenger !

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with John Pilger

South China Morning Post on Jul 8, 2022

Australian journalist, author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger has dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth and shining a light on inconvenient facts that often contradict the mainstream media narrative.

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Our Climate Crisis Paralysis: How, in the Face of Unprecedented Signs of Climate Collapse, We’re Still Being Failed by Politicians, the Media and Ourselves, by Andy Worthington

COP26 Sheffield Climate March

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Andy Worthington website, July 19, 2022
July 20, 2022

Last week, as the mercury started to rise in the UK, and sober weather-watchers warned that, for the first time ever, temperatures might reach 40°C in the UK, the default position of TV’s weathermen and women was to talk of records being broken, as though extreme heat was some kind of Olympic sporting event, and the plucky British weather was some sort of super-athlete, whose ‘achievement’ was to be celebrated.

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Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, George Galloway, et al: If Wars Can Be Started By Lies, Peace Can Be Started By Truth

Close-up of a poster on a pole with a message "Free Julian Assange"

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Galway Alliance Against War on Jun 7, 2022

FREE ASSANGE IRELAND/GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR

CHOMSKY, PILGER & GALLOWAY SPEAKERS AT IRISH PEACE WEBINAR
Saturday 4th June at 2pm

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Apocalypse Given a Bad Rap By Liberal Media, by David Swanson

Apocalypse ... ?

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, May 23, 2022
May 25, 2022

Public support for the obliteration of all life on Earth is growing despite every effort of the corrupt liberal media.

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Massacre in Buffalo Exposes Rotten Core of White Supremacy in US, by Natalia Marques

Massacre in Buffalo Exposes Rotten Core of White Supremacy in US, by Natalia Marques

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by Natalia Marques
Peoples Dispatch, May 17, 2022
May 22, 2022

After a white supremacist shooter murdered 10 Black people in Buffalo, many have pointed to the institutionalized racism behind the attack.

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Chris Hedges and Paul Jay: The Profits Of The Arms Industry Are What Drives These Conflicts

22-02-05 No War with Russia Code Pink

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with Chris Hedges

theAnalysis-news on Apr 18, 2022

Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the Russian invasion, the threat of nuclear war, and big tech censorship.

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