editor, Dandelion Salad
May 11, 2014
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the world.
The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. Continue reading
These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
democracynow on Nov 7, 2013
www.democracynow.org A video just posted online by Rolling Stone shows a hogtied prisoner being whipped by Afghan security forces, as what appears to be two unidentified American military officers look on. According to investigative reporter Matthieu Aikins, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command confirmed an ongoing investigation into the incident. Aikins says the video fits with a general pattern of recurring abuse of detainees in U.S. and Afghan custody.
San Isidro Cine Club on Apr 22, 2017
An art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental stance. Koyaanisqatsi is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans’ devastating environmental impact on the planet. The message of director Godfrey Reggio is clear: humans are destroying the planet, and all of human progress is pointlessly foolish.
Updated: added 2 more videos and an article by Ralph Nader.
strugglevideomedia on Sep 27, 2011
Part of the national day of action to defend the Postal Service from privatizers. Rally in Bridgeport CT Sept. 26, 2011. Charles Page speaks after march by several score postal workers and supporters.
TEDtalksDirector on Jul 6, 2011
In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.
Updated: Sept. 7, 2012 added another video recipe
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Text from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collard_greens
May 20, 2011
Widely considered to be a healthy food, collards are good sources of vitamin C and soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and sulforaphane. Roughly a quarter pound (approx. 100 g) of cooked collards contains 46 calories.
tate on May 4, 2011
In October 2010, Simon Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, which takes its cue from the work of nineteenth-century British photographer John Burke. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke’s original portfolios.
These photos are from a Bahraini photographer whose name cannot be given for personal safety. The Bahraini regime is trawling through media interviews and broadcasts identifying people who have spoken out against the US-backed monarchy, and subsequently detaining these people in unknown conditions. Over 600 people have been unlawfully detained in Bahrain since the US-supported Saudi-led military crackdown was launched on March 16 against the pro-democracy movement. Up to 100 persons remain missing, according the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. At least four people have died in custody, their bodies showing signs of torture. Caption details by Finian Cunningham.
This article may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Al Jazeera English
10 Nov 2010
Al Jazeera has obtained photographs that appear to show Sri Lankan army soldiers abusing Tamil civilians in the final days of the Sri Lankan civil war.
The pictures show various graphic scenes, with dead bodies blindfolded and hands bound, shot through the head and mounds of bodies on the back of a farmer’s trailer.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2010
New Sri Lankan civil war photos threaten to overshadow Britain visit
By Dean Nelson, South Asia Editor
18 Oct 2010
The campaign for a war-crimes tribunal to investigate alleged atrocities in the Sri Lankan civil war has intensified following the release of photographs which appeared to show a massacre of Tamils.
The photographs, which showed blood stained bodies of young men and women who had been blindfolded and had their hands tied behind their backs, were released by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a group which includes former supporters of the Tamil Tiger rebels.
Carlos Miller provides us with an overview of the history, purpose and mission of his award-winning website Photography is Not a Crime. He talks about First Amendment violations against photographers throughout the country, which occur on a shockingly regular basis, and illustrates this alarming trend with documented incidents and examples. Mr. Miller tells us about abuses and misinterpretation of State Wiretapping Laws, the recent attention given to these abuses by the mainstream media and the previous lack of coverage, the increased power of ordinary citizens due to the internet, and more.
Thanks to Stephanie Westbrook for sending this to DS.
See her photo essay video: Occupied Washington, D.C.
by Stephanie Westbrook
April 10, 2010
As a visitor to our nation’s capital, I cannot tell you how disconcerting it is to step off the metro and find yourself face to face with a F-35 fighter jet. Where you would normally expect to find ads for cell phones or museum exhibitions, Washington’s subway, the second busiest in the country, instead displays full color backlit billboards for some of the most deadly – and expensive – weapons systems ever produced.
The ads for such companies as Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest weapons producer, Goodrich, KBR, AGI, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman can be found in many of the metro stations in the Washington metropolitan area. Not surprisingly, the heaviest concentration is at Pentagon City and near government offices at the Federal Center and Capitol South stations. Undoubtedly, the ads aim to influence key decision-makers, but they also serve the purpose of selling to the general public the concept that only our superior military prowess can protect us from a hostile world.