Max Blumenthal: Scaremongering Over Russia And China Is Being Exploited To Silence Dissent On Social Media

"FREE SPEECH*"

Image by Newtown grafitti via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Part 1: Facebook Purge of Alternative Media Is ‘Just the Beginning,’ Boasts DC Neocon Operative

on Oct 26, 2018

As Facebook and Twitter are purging alternative media outlets, a neoconservative operative at a US government-funded think tank says more censorship is on its way. Max Blumenthal and Jeb Sprague discuss how scaremongering over Russia and China is being exploited to silence dissent on social media.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Wikipedia: A Tool Of The Ruling Elite

Chris Hedges: Wikipedia: A Tool Of The Ruling Elite

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the video below

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 20, 2018

On the latest episode of On Contact, investigative journalist Helen Buyniski exposes Jimmy Wales’ egalitarian Wikipedia as yet another tool of the ruling elite.

Continue reading

Hold The Front Page. The Reporters Are Missing. by John Pilger + Julian Assange on the Future of Cyber Security

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the video below

Dandelion Salad

by John Pilger
John Pilger
September 21, 2018

The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer for independent journalism”, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common.

Continue reading

Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

Matt Taibbi: They are Essentially Controlling the Flow of Information

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the video below

Dandelion Salad

TheRealNews on Aug 28, 2018

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi joins us to examine the dangerous juncture our freedom finds itself in when Facebook, Twitter, and Google work with the government and its intelligence services to control what we see and hear.

Continue reading

Max Blumenthal on the Merger of the National Security State and Silicon Valley + Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites + US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided

Net Neutrality

Image by M3Li55@ via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Updated: Aug. 15, 2018

Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content (Pt 1/2)

TheRealNews on Aug 11, 2018

From Alex Jones to alleged Russian trolls, major internet companies are increasingly policing content on their platforms. Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project says the partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council highlights “the merger of the national security state and Silicon Valley.”

Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the video below

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 4, 2018

Barrett Brown, publisher and journalist talks to Chris Hedges about the US government’s war on Wikileaks, Assange and other outlets exposing the inner workings of power.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges, David Swanson, et al Interviews in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks (#Unity4J)

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown: The War on Journalism, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Others

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the videos below

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

#Unity4J on Jul 15, 2018

In a world of divide and conquer, unity is the ultimate act of resistance.

Continue reading

Silicon Valley Will Not Save You from the Surveillance State by David Swanson

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surrveillance 2

Image by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 6, 2018

There was something quite odd about the very welcome news that some Google employees were objecting to a military contract, namely all the other Google military contracts. My sense of the oddness of this was heightened by reading Yasha Levine’s new book, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.

Continue reading

Google Has Disappeared Dandelion Salad by Lo (updated)

George Orwell's 1984

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Updated: June 7, 2018

by Lo
Editor, Dandelion Salad
June 6, 2018

Like many of the larger independent websites on the Left, Dandelion Salad’s blog posts have been removed from Google searches and Google Alerts.

Continue reading

The Corbyn Effect by William Bowles

Jeremy Corbyn graffiti

Image by duncan c via Flickr

by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
May 23, 2018

Why should it be that in a climate that’s shifted so far to the right, that out of the morass that is contemporary Britain, there should emerge a politician who was shaped by and effectively still lives, in a world that no longer exists? It’s bizarre to say the least but how to explain it?

Continue reading

Red Alert: Don’t Let The Internet Turn Into Cable TV (Updated)

Red Alert For Net Neutrality

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Take action and watch the video below

Dandelion Salad

Updated: May 16, 2018 Please take action; write and call your Congress person now!

TheRealNews on May 8, 2018

Several dozen websites and organizations are launching a campaign in support of net neutrality ahead of an upcoming US Senate vote on whether to rescind the FCC’s decision to get rid of net neutrality. Craig Aaron on Free Press discusses the plan and the prospects.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges and David North: Organizing Resistance To Internet Censorship

Unions Behind Labor Day

Image by Democracy Chronicles via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

WSWS on Jan 16, 2018

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North. WSWS reporter Andre Damon will moderate the discussion. The webinar will explore the political context of the efforts to censor the Internet and abolish net neutrality, examine the pretexts used to justify the suppression of free speech (i.e., “fake news”), and discuss political strategies to defend democratic rights. Hedges and North will also field questions from on-line listeners.

Continue reading

The Two-FacedBook by William Bowles

Don't Spy On Us Snow Footprints

Image by Joe Brusky via Flickr

by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
January 7, 2018

At the end of the 1970s, when I first started using and investigating digital media, it quickly became apparent to me, that what became the World Wide Web, was very much a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it afforded independent journalists and investigators, a vehicle for reaching a public outside the control of corporate/state media and whose only parallel lay back in the 17th century, with the invention of the printing press and moveable type, broadsheets and later the so-called Penny Dreadfuls. Sold on street corners and in coffee houses, and produced in literally hundreds of small printing shops, they challenged the status quo in ways previously impossible. Often banned and their writers/publishers thrown in jail under the then new sedition laws, they heralded the arrival of modern capitalism.

Continue reading

Take Heart From the Example of Salt by Rivera Sun + What’s Next for Net Neutrality?

Protest: FCC Chairman's Dinner

Image by Free Press/ Free Press Action Fund via Flickr

by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 15, 2017

It comes as a surprise.

Net Neutrality is the keystone issue in the movement of movements. It is poised to become as pivotal to our interconnected struggles as the Salt March was for Gandhi and the Indian Self-Rule Movement.

Continue reading

The Stimulator: Trouble #8 – Hack the System

The Stimulator: Trouble #8 - Hack the System

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the video below

Dandelion Salad

sub.Media on Nov 24, 2017

Every day, more and more of our activities and communications take place online. We’ve become addicted to connectivity… to constant access to an endless catalogue of information, entertainment and engagement, all available at the click of a button.

Continue reading