Uh Oh, Here Comes the Occupying Army, by Robert C. Koehler + Goodbye, Tyre, by Leslie D. Gregory

"Am I next?" - Justice for Philando Castile

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 2, 2023

America, America … God kicks thee in the head.

The twisted irony here — the irony of the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee last month — is that his killers were the ones hired and trained to keep the city safe. Instead, they created half an hour of hell for the young man, kicking and beating and tasing him to death a short distance away from his mother’s house, after a random, and perhaps unjustified, traffic stop.

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Cop City Is The Future They Want, Unwavering Resistance Must Be Our Answer, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 24, 2023

Over this past weekend I went to see the new Avatar movie. I had seen the first one and, although it had flaws, I saw the overall message as compelling. Fair warning, here is a small spoiler: Simply put, the plot is one where humans in the future, with the help of gargantuan and lethal military might, attempt to colonize a planet called Pandora. It is another solar system many light years from earth, and it possesses many extraordinary and rare minerals and resources, as well as incredible biodiversity and Indigenous societies. In the sequel, the humans of earth have returned, and their goal is nothing less than total colonization of the planet for the purpose of resettlement. Earth, as one cold hearted military general says, is dying.

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Chris Hedges and Boyah J. Farah: America Made Me a Black Man

Racism is a Disease

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 13, 2023

Boyah J. Farah fled the war in Somalia arriving in the United States as a refugee with his mother and siblings when he was fifteen. His romantic dreams of America quickly ran into the dark undercurrents of American racism.

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Chris Hedges: Political Revolution, War, Incarceration in America and More

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges

C-SPAN
In Depth/BookTV
Jan. 1, 2023

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joined Book TV to talk and take calls about political revolution, war, incarceration in America and other topics. His books include America: The Farewell Tour and The Greatest Evil Is War.

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The Racists Return to Kindergarten, by Robert C. Koehler

3rd Floor Display - Critical Race Theory

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 1, 2022

Damn those Marxists!

You know their game, right? They want to spew truth and real history at our kids. No doubt they’re also in favor of dropping charges against Julian Assange, who (as all real Americans know) deserves 175 years in prison for exposing — with the help of the New York Times, The Guardian. Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El País — embarrassing realities about U.S. foreign policy.

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How Capitalism Controls You

How Capitalism Controls You by The Anti-Social Socialist

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Originally published Sept. 12, 2018
October 18, 2022

“Capitalism keeps us in a state of panic. Most of us are just one medical bill away from bankruptcy. It keeps us overworked and underpaid so we don’t have time to question its dominance over our lives. It takes the fruits produced by the many and gives them to the few. Concentrated wealth means concentrated power, concentrated power means less democracy, less democracy means less freedom, and less freedom means you are reduced to a precarious life of servitude.” —

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What Would We Do Without Police, Prisons, Surveillance, Borders, Wars, Nukes, and Capitalism? by David Swanson

Abolish the Police sign in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 27, 2020

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 27, 2022
October 1, 2022

What would we do in a world lacking police, prisons, surveillance, borders, wars, nuclear weapons, and capitalism? Well, we might survive. We might sustain life on this little blue dot a little longer. That — in contrast to the status quo — ought to be sufficient. We might, in addition, do a lot more than sustain life. We might transform the lives of billions of people including each person reading these words. We might have lives with less fear and worry, more joy and accomplishment, more control and cooperation.

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Chris Hedges and Roger Waters: Ukraine, Palestine, Music and More

Roger Waters - The Wall - May 11, 2012

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 30, 2022

Roger Waters, the British rock legend and co-founder of Pink Floyd, is in the midst of his “This Is Not A Drill” tour.

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PSL Editorial: Democrats Deepen Embrace of the Cops with Police Funding Bills

Defund the Police projections in Seattle

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by Liberation Staff
LiberationNews.org, Sept. 22, 2022
September 25, 2022

Democrats in the House of Representatives today passed a police funding bill aimed at further distancing themselves from the movement against racist brutality that burst onto the scene in 2020. While many Democratic Party politicians cynically attempted to position themselves as supporters of the movement when it first emerged, now they are showing their true selves – loyal supporters of the cops.

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PSL Editorial: Reject Biden’s Plan For 100,000 More Cops On The Streets

DC George Floyd Protest (II)

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by Liberation Staff
LiberationNews.org, Aug. 30, 2022
August 31, 2022

President Biden gave a major speech in Pennsylvania Tuesday on crime and policing as part of the roll out of his “Safer America Plan” – and his ongoing effort to slander and distance himself from the historic 2020 mass movement that shook the racist foundations of this country. “When it comes to public safety in this nation, the answer is not defund the police, it’s fund the police” Biden proclaimed in his speech, positioning himself in opposition to a core demand of the movement for Black lives.

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The Memorial Day Massacre, by Sharon Smith + Chicago Memorial Day Massacre 1937

Photograph titled "The Chicago Memorial Day Incident" - NARA - 306197

The Chicago Memorial Day Incident

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by Sharon Smith
SocialistWorker.org
Originally posted May 27, 2011, written in May 1989
May 30, 2022

The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed the reputation of the Democratic Party from the party of the Southern slaveholders to that of “friend of the working people”—a reputation that the Democratic Party, undeservedly, continues to enjoy.

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Massacre in Buffalo Exposes Rotten Core of White Supremacy in US, by Natalia Marques

Massacre in Buffalo Exposes Rotten Core of White Supremacy in US, by Natalia Marques

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by Natalia Marques
Peoples Dispatch, May 17, 2022
May 22, 2022

After a white supremacist shooter murdered 10 Black people in Buffalo, many have pointed to the institutionalized racism behind the attack.

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Chris Hedges: Race and America’s Long War

Black Lives Matter Protest, Seattle WA

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 26, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses America’s inner and outer wars and its nexus with capitalism and empire with Nikhil Pal Singh, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and history at New York University.

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The Growing U.S. Military and Intelligence Worries of Civil War, Part III, by Rainer Shea

Minneapolis Police, May 27, 2020

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 26, 2021
December 20, 2021

This is part three in a series on U.S. collapse and the potential for civil war. Read part one for how I think propaganda factors into this instability, and part two for the role that I think neoliberalism has.

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