The Military to American Youth: You Belong to Me, by Robert C. Koehler

Closed for peace

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 26, 2022

Ah, the children!

They belong to us, sayeth the Department of Defense. At least some of them do.

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Marjorie Cohn: The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On + Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not an “Intelligence Failure” + Ralph Nader on 9/11: The Empire’s Overkill + Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire

9/11 Was an Inside Job

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The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On

Originally posted Sept. 11, 2019

TheRealNews on Sep 11, 2019

Even though a federal judge declared the government’s terrorism watchlist unconstitutional, no real remedies were put in place and the violations of civil liberties and the US wars abroad continue, says Marjorie Cohn.

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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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Fund Student Debt Relief and Defund War Profiteers’ Contracts, by Tom H. Hastings

Slaves to Money, Solidarity (9 of 25)

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by Tom H. Hastings
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 21, 2022

My friend Gary left Michigan, went to Sweden years ago, and earned his PhD. He’s a research professor. He was not charged any tuition as long as he continued to qualify and thus held no student debt. That’s how it’s done in much of Europe, at least for public universities.

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David Swanson and Carmen Wilson: Demilitarising Education + Higher Defence Spending DOES NOT Equal Higher Security

2015 DC Spring Rising Against War 12

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 16, 2022

This week on Talk World Radio we’re speaking with Carmen Wilson, a community development expert and the Community Manager at Demilitarise Education, a world renowned organisation that envisions a world where universities champion peace.

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Bruce Gagnon: What Could Trigger Nuclear War with Russia and China?

"XX-34 BADGER" atmospheric nuclear test - April 1953

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by Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes, Aug. 4, 2022
August 13, 2022

WorldBeyondWar.org on Aug 3, 2022

Washington has called Russia and China ‘existential threats’ to the US. NATO is expanding up to Russia’s border and the war in Ukraine is escalating as the US-UK-NATO continue to ship weapons to Kiev. At the same time NATO is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region closing the military circle around Beijing.

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Roger Waters: War, Peace, and Music, with David Swanson and Todd Pierce + Roger Waters Uncut

Roger Waters in Concert - Rogers Arena - Vancouver - BC - Canada - October 28, 2017

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 9, 2022

WorldBeyondWar.org on Aug 8, 2022

A webinar hosted by World BEYOND War on August 8, 2022, with Todd Pierce and David Swanson moderating.

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The Chris Hedges Report: Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America’s Misguided Wars

The Intensity of PTSD

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Aug 5, 2022

Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army Colonel who fought in Vietnam, and Danny Sjursen, a retired Army Major who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, have just published Paths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America’s Misguided Wars.

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Will Griffin: How Would Space Be Used In War?

Will Griffin: How Would Space Be Used In War?

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 4, 2022

“There are endless ways outer space can be used in wars of the 21st century but let’s focus on some of the more probable ones.”

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American Diplomacy as a Tragic Drama, by Michael Hudson

World War 3 - XV

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 1, 2022

As in a Greek tragedy whose protagonist brings about precisely the fate that he has sought to avoid, the US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America’s aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy. Naming China as America’s main long-term adversary, the Biden Administration’s plan was to split Russia away from China and then cripple China’s own military and economic viability. But the effect of American diplomacy has been to drive Russia and China together, joining with Iran, India and other allies. For the first time since the Bandung Conference of Non-Aligned Nations in 1955, a critical mass is able to be mutually self-sufficient to start the process of achieving independence from Dollar Diplomacy.

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Deterrencelessness: Nuclear Threats Neither Credible Nor Viable, by John LaForge

4.24 エネルギーシフトパレードin渋谷/Energy Shift Parade in Shibuya

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by John LaForge
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
PeaceVoice, July 22, 2022
July 30, 2022

Threatening to make attacks with nuclear weapons is known as “deterrence” when the United States does it, but it’s called madness, blackmail, or “terrorism” if Russia, China, or North Korea does.

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Will Griffin: The Crown Family, General Dynamics, and the US War Machine

State of the Union

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 27, 2022

The Chicago-based Crown Family might be known for their philanthropic efforts around the country, donating millions of dollars to universities, art institutions and a variety of other causes. Where did all that wealth come from? James Crown is the current director of General Dynamics (GD), the 5th largest weapons producer in the country and has their hands dirty in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, in Palestine and even at the Mexico border. His father, Lester Crown, was a previous president and chair of GD. His grandfather, Henry Crown, created the Material Service Corporation which eventually merged with GD, and gained controlling interest in GD in 1959, also becoming its director and chair.

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What I Would Tell A Future Generation About Us On This Tiny World, by Kenn Orphan

NASA’s Webb Reveals Cosmic Cliffs, Glittering Landscape of Star Birthby Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
July 26, 2022

What is it about this photograph that is so intriguing? This is the Carina Nebula taken by the James Webb Telescope (NASA). We are looking at a nursery of stars, many far bigger than our own sun. And we are also looking back in time. Deep time. Yet there’s something intimate about it, even though there aren’t any pareidolic references for us to easily latch on to.

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