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with Abby Martin
teleSUR English on Nov 6, 2015
A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust?
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Gaza, Human Rights, Imperialism, Israel, Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation, Media, Palestine, Politics, Propaganda
Tagged Abby Martin, Israel-Gaza-Palestine War
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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
October 22, 2015
In college, Economics 101 is often described as the social science discipline that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. MIT Economist Paul Samuelson liked to focus on scarcity, or more specifically, the allocation of scarce resources. “Abundance” was always a pretty word with an idyllic connotation for Professor Samuelson. I often wonder why there weren’t a few classes about the real-life consequences of abundance, along with scarcity and people’s material welfare.
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by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 7, 2015
Who is a terrorist? Undoubtedly, what comes to mind is Daesh (ISIL), al-Qaeda, MKO, Boko Haram, etc. What is terrorism? The events of 9/11 and the gruesome beheadings carried out by Daesh shape our visual perception of terrorism. What is left unmentioned and unrecognized in our collective psyche is the kind of terrorism that has been deliberately obfuscated: sanctioned terrorism or terrorism with a license – sanctions.
Posted in 9/11, Al Qaeda, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Foreign Policy, Imperialism, Media, Politics, Propaganda, Terrorism
Tagged Abby Martin, sanctions, Sepahpour-Ulrich-Soraya, Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
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by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Jan. 4, 2015
Welcome to 2015 and to the beginning of the 7th year of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox!
Guest: “Peace Journalist” Bob Koehler Continue reading
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 26, 2014
Look at the things we teach our children: that it’s OK to do horrible things – just don’t get caught.
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Imagine someone was caught teaching their children it’s acceptable to torture, but not acceptable to talk about it because people would then hate you. That person’s children would be taken away. Continue reading
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Updated: Dec. 21, 2014
with John Pilger
goingundergroundRT on Dec 20, 2014 Continue reading
Posted in CIA, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Media, NATO, Nukes, Politics, Russia, Torture
Tagged John Pilger, Ukraine, WWIII
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Updated: Dec. 3, 2014
with Chris Hedges
RT America on Nov 28, 2014
Many journalists have been speaking out against the mainstream media, including former New York Times columnist Chris Hedges. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent, and claims that an unfettered press corps is a myth. RT producer Tyrel Ventura sat down with Hedges to uncover the truth about freedom of the press.
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The Radicalization of Phil Donahue – Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
TheRealNews on Sep 29, 2014
Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth – but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true.
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with John Pilger
RT on Aug 2, 2014
Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses. And as the IDF offensive on Gaza continues, are media attitudes softening whilst those of the government harden?
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Gaza, Israel, Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation, Media, Palestine, Politics, Propaganda
Tagged Cunningham-Finian, Finian Cunningham, Israel-Gaza-Palestine War, John Pilger, Pilger-John, Ukraine
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with Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky
TheRealNews Jun 17, 2014
Chris Hedges speaks with Professor Noam Chomsky about working-class resistance during the Industrial Revolution, propaganda, and the historic role played by intellectuals in times of war.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Imperialism, Labor, Media, Politics, Propaganda, Resistance
Tagged Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky on Dandelion Salad, Chris Hedges on Dandelion Salad, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Chris Hedges, liberalism, Occupy Wall Street on Dandelion Salad
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editor, Dandelion Salad
May 12, 2014
Here is a list of the regular contributors to Dandelion Salad. Most writers have their blog/website at the beginning of their articles, and/or email address on their bio at the end of their articles. Here is the Writers Page. If you need to find another writer, let me know. Continue reading
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Updated: Jun. 2, 2014
Updated: May 16, 2014
BillMoyers.com on May 2, 2014
Democracy loses if the Internet is sold to the highest bidder — and that may be what’s about to happen.
Posted in Corporations Really Suck, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, FCC, Net Neutrality - Internet, Politics
Tagged Bill Moyers, Comcast, David Carr, John Oliver, Susan Crawford, Time Warner, Tom Wheeler, Verizon