Jim Kavanagh, et al: US Hands Off Venezuela DC Protest 03.16.19

US Hands Off Venezuela DC Protest and Rally at Lafayette Park, Washington DC on 16 March 2019

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with Jim Kavanagh and Eugene Puryear
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
March 18, 2019

US Hands Off Venezuela Speakers

alchymediatv on Mar 16, 2019

Full HD 60p version of speakers at the March 16 protest opposing US aggression and interference against Venezuela.

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Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 16, 2019

Some environmental activists argue the only way to stop the impending ecocide is to carry out nonviolent acts of civil disobedience to shut down the capitals of the major industrial countries, crippling commerce and transportation until the ruling elites are forced to publicly state the truth about climate catastrophe, implement radical measure to halt carbon emissions by 2025, and empower an independent citizens committee to oversee the termination of our 150-year binge on fossil fuels.

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Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Cooperate with Wikileaks Grand Jury + Activists Attempt To Visit Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Cooperate with Wikileaks Grand Jury + Activists Attempt To Visit Chelsea Manning

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Updated: Mar. 12, 2019

TheRealNews on Mar 8, 2019

Chelsea Manning said her testimony before her court martial is all she has to say, standing by her resistance to secret grand juries as her activist ancestors did before her. Kevin Gosztola, Managing Editor of Shadowproof, discusses the case.

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Chris Hedges: Extinction Rebellion, Part 1

London November 16 2018 (23) Extinction Rebellion Climate Change

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 9, 2019

Environmental activists argue the only way to stop the impending ecocide is to carry out nonviolent acts of civil disobedience to shut down the capitals of the major industrial countries, crippling commerce and transportation, until the ruling elites are forced to publicly state the truth about climate catastrophe, implement radical measure to halt carbon emissions by 2025 and empower an independent citizens committee to oversee the termination of our 150-year binge on fossil fuels.

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UN Commission Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

Norman Finkelstein: Israel's Murderous Assault on Nonviolent Protesters in Gaza + Israeli Forces Kill 44 as Palestinians Protest US Embassy Opening

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Updated: Mar. 8, 2019

TheRealNews on Mar 7, 2019

International law professor Kevin Jon Heller discusses the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which says Israel must be held accountable for war crimes committed against unarmed civilians and that Israeli courts do not hold them accountable.

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Chris Hedges: Daniel Berrigan’s Play: The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine

Chris Hedges: Daniel Berrigan's Play: The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 19, 2019

The nature and cost of civil disobedience is explored in the play “The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine,” written by the Catholic priest Dan Berrigan.

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Yellow Vests, Class Struggle and Spontaneous Revolution by Gaither Stewart

Les Gilets Jaunes

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by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
January 18, 2019

In What Is To Be Done of 1902 Lenin opposed revolutionary spontaneity because it “strips away the disciplined nature of the Marxists idea of revolution, leaving it arbitrary and ineffective.” True to himself, Lenin then returned to opposition to spontaneous revolution after WWI during the German Revolution of 1918-19 when in a spontaneous uprising against the post-WWI system Rosa Luxemburg and the Spartacist League failed in an attempt to overturn German capitalism.

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The Yellow Vests and the Left by Jim Kavanagh + Yellow Vests Shift to the Left

Paris, 08/12/18 - Gilets jaunes "acte 4"

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist, Dec. 19, 2018
December 21, 2018

Something’s happening here…

Class Act

The “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) movement has upended French politics, at least.

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Chris Hedges: What Do We Know About Tear Gas?

Chris Hedges: What Do We Know About Tear Gas?

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 1, 2018

US Border Control used tear gas to try and deter asylum seekers – many of who are women and children – at the US/Mexico border last weekend. But what do we know about tear gas?

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Polite and Apolitical? Repression By Another Name + Pay to Protest: Government Cracks Down on D.C. Demonstrations + Take Action!

Polite and Apolitical? Repression By Another Name + Pay to Protest: Government Cracks Down on D.C. Demonstrations + Take Action!

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published March 5, 2017
September 28, 2018

There are those who would have us fold up our banners and take down our protest signs. They urge us to be reasonable and polite. They expect us to cram our dissent into narrow boxes of occasional grumbling comments and take our frustration out at the election box once every few years. These people write letters to the editor of small town newspapers claiming that the visible signs of dissatisfaction – pickets, protesters, political signs – are bad for business and distasteful.

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Leave Syria the Hell Alone by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 11, 2018
September 13, 2018

Last weekend I was on Iranian TV being asked about the meeting in Tehran at which the presidents of Iran and Russia had refused to agree with the President of Turkey to stop bombing people in Syria. I said Iran and Russia were wrong.

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Labor History: The Pullman Strike of 1894

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Originally published Sept. 4, 2017
September 2, 2018

The Pullman Strike of 1894 Explained: US History Review

Keith Hughes on Jun 3, 2014

Join me as we take a look at a pivot strike in US History, the Pullman Strike of 1894. Perfect for inquisitive learners, students of the social studies and the cray cray on the internets.

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Debate: Max Blumenthal VS Mary Ellsberg: Who Is Behind Nicaragua’s Turmoil? Parts 1-3

Debate: Max Blumenthal VS Mary Ellsberg: Who Is Behind Nicaragua's Turmoil? Parts 1-3

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TheRealNews on Aug 22, 2018

Recent months of deadly unrest in Nicaragua have fractured splits in the Sandinista movement, with critics accusing President Daniel Ortega of autocratic rule, and supporters accusing the opposition of attempting a US-backed soft coup. We host a debate between Dr. Mary Ellsberg of George Washington University and Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project.

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MFTN: Poverty Will Kill More Of Us Than Terrorism

20110928 Class War

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published March 13, 2017
July 27, 2018

Curse the war culture! It leaves us at a loss for words, bereft of metaphors to describe our situation. Our minds become blank slates, unable to recognize dangers at the door unless they carry assault weapons or drop bombs on our heads.

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