Fear and Oppression in the One-Party State by Graham Peebles

#OromoProtests Solidarity Rally in Canberra, Australia

Image by Gadaa.com via Flickr

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
September 15, 2017

Scan the mainstream media for news about Ethiopia and discover headline after headline describing the country’s economic successes: double-digit economic growth, foreign investment and aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2030. Ethiopia, we are told, is a functioning democracy, an African tiger economy and an important ally of Western governments.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Thomas Drake: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much (must-see)

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance 14

Image by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr

Dandelion Salad
Previously posted Aug. 7, 2015 (good discussion in the comment section)

with Thomas Drake

Part 1

TheRealNews on Aug 2, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, former NSA senior executive Mr. Drake and host Paul Jay talk about the “dark state” and how 9/11 opens up disturbing questions about power, who we are, who’s in charge and the secret subversion of the U.S. constitution.

Continue reading

Howard Zinn and Michael Parenti: Liberty Bound

The patriot act is watching you

Image by Ashleigh Nushawg via Flickr

with Howard Zinn and
Writers, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted April 10, 2010
August 12, 2017

Christine Rose on Jun 13, 2012

A US Citizen’s journey of discovery into the lies, oppression, and corruption that has invaded her country since 9/11.

Continue reading

George Orwell’s 1984

George Orwell's 1984

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Originally posted February 7, 2008

Warning

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

1984 George Orwell (1954)

Emmanuel Goldstein on Sep 26, 2013

BBC Television’s live production of George Orwell’s “1984”. Produced in 1954. Creative Commons license: Public Domain.

Continue reading

Fragments, Chapter 17: Between Scilla and Cariddi by Gaither Stewart

another late night

Image by i k o via Flickr

by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
June 14, 2017

Here is a chapter from my novel in the works, Fragments. This long chapter is set in south Italy, shows preparations for an invented color revolution, Gladio, etc.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The History of Oppression of African Americans

Chris Hedges: The History of Oppression of African Americans

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 4, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Larry Hamm, Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress. They discuss the history of oppression of African Americans in the U.S. and the relentless struggle for racial equality. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at how Americans continue to erase uncomfortable parts of their past.

Continue reading

Abby Martin: Silencing Palestine–Prison and Repression

Abby Martin: Silencing Palestine–Prison and Repression

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Apr 11, 2017

Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime—but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: This is a Very Dangerous Moment in American History

Untitled

Image by Alec Perkins via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

VulgarTrader on Apr 9, 2017

Chris Hedges discusses Trump, NATO expansion, and the co-opting of the so called “resistance.”

Continue reading

From Peaceful Protest to Armed Uprising by Graham Peebles

MedrekOFCRally20143

Image by Gadaa.com via Flickr

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
February 16, 2017

What began as a regional protest movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia.

Continue reading

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up by Nicole Colson

Moving In, Occupy Oakland Move In Day (5 of 31)

Image by Glenn Halog via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Nicole Colson
Socialist Worker
February 10, 2017

Nicole Colson explains how Republican-led legislatures are trying to push through laws to criminalize dissent–in the hopes of stopping the growing fight against the right.

LESS THAN three weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump is clearly what George W. Bush once claimed to be: “a uniter, not a divider.” Only he’s been uniting many hundreds of thousands of people in protest and many millions in outrage at his bigoted, right-wing actions since taking office.

Continue reading

The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth

George Orwell's 1984

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

TheRealNews on Dec 31, 2016

Obama’s Recently-Signed National Defense Authorization Act Includes A ‘Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act’. The Intercept’s Alex Emmons Explains.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Israel’s Secret Weapons–“Combat-Tested” Against the People of Gaza

pbk 6404 (min)

Image by Txeng Meng via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 17, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the influence of the Israeli arms industry with independent journalist Rania Khalek. They examine the Israeli weapons and tactics that are tested on Palestinians in occupied territory and then sold to the world. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the global reach of the Israeli defense industry.

Continue reading

Trump Trumpets His Real Plans by Ralph Nader

Donald Trump's Gaudy White-House

Image by KAZ Vorpal via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Dec. 12, 2016
December 15, 2016

Even for a failed gambling czar, Donald Trump has been surprisingly quick to show his hand as he sets the course of his forthcoming presidency. With a reactionary fervor, he is bursting backwards into the future. He has accomplished this feat through the first wave of nominations to his Cabinet and White House staff.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Draconian Force Used Against Nonviolent Protesters + Police Unleash Water Cannons and Rubber Bullets Against Water Defenders in Standing Rock (#NoDAPL)

Dakota Access Pipeline Rally and March 11/15/16

Image by Susan Melkisethian via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 21, 2016

The standoff over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline continues after a night of clashes left over 180 people injured. Images of some of the gruesome injures are starting to appear on social media. But this is just the latest of militarized crackdowns on peaceful protesters. Chris Hedges, host of ‘On Contact’ on RT, went to Standing Rock to get the story and speaks with Kandi Mossett.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The Liberals Gave Us Trump–What Will a Trump Presidency Be Like?

Donald Trump's Gaudy White-House

Image by KAZ Vorpal via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 12, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses what to expect under a Donald Trump-led United States with Michael Smith, attorney and co-editor of “Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil tracks who voted for Trump in the 2016 election.

Continue reading