Rents Will Continue To Rise As Long As Housing Remains A Capitalist Commodity, by Pete Dolack

Gentrification Zone

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by Pete Dolack
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, May 25, 2022
May 26, 2022

Capitalism marches on. And thus housing, because it is a capitalist commodity, has resumed its upward cost, putting ever more people at risk of homelessness, hunger, inability to access medical care and medications, or some combination of those.

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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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The Chris Hedges Report: The Unrelentingly Radical Life of Paul Robeson, with Gerald Horne

Living Time Line: Paul Robeson

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 6, 2022

Heroic dissidents are demonized, marginalized, physically and psychologically destroyed, or assassinated by the American ruling class.

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The Chris Hedges Report: Cornel West

Cornel West at Calvin College 5

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Cornel West is the most important standard bearer for the Black prophetic tradition, the most important intellectual and spiritual movement in our history. Rooted in the experience of American racism, capitalist exploitation, and imperialism, this tradition has provided an ongoing critique of our economic, social, and political institutions and beliefs, as well as calling out the country’s spiritual bankruptcy.

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Federal Bureau of Intimidation, by Howard Zinn

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

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by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously published August 2, 2010
April 2, 2022

I thought it would be good to talk about the FBI because they talk about us. They don’t like to be talked about. They don’t even like the fact that you’re listening to them being talked about. They are very sensitive people. If you look into the history of the FBI and Martin Luther King—which now has become notorious in that totally notorious history of the FBI—the FBI attempted to neutralize, perhaps kill him, perhaps get him to commit suicide, certainly to destroy him as a leader of black people in the United States. And if you follow the progression of that treatment of King, it starts, not even with the Montgomery Bus Boycott; it starts when King begins to criticize the FBI. You see, then suddenly Hoover’s ears, all four of them, perk up. And he says, okay, we have to start working on King.

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Ku Klux Climate: Coal, Petro-Palingenesis, and the Historical Materialism of Fossil Fascism, by Paul Street

22b S. Calif

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Mar. 28, 2022
March 30, 2022

Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism (London: Verso, 2021)

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They Just Want the Bombs to Stop Falling, by Kenn Orphan

Bush and Blair Wanted for War Crimes, Iraq Inquiry, London

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 20, 2022

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.“ —  George Orwell

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OMG, War Is Kind of Horrible, by David Swanson

21-08-09 45 Yemen Vigil

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Mar. 14, 2022
March 17, 2022

For decades, the U.S. public seemed largely indifferent to most of the horrible suffering of war. The corporate media outlets mostly avoided it, made war look like a video game, occasionally mentioned suffering U.S. troops, and once in a blue moon touched on the deaths of a handful of local civilians as if their killing were some sort of aberration. The U.S. public funded and either cheered for or tolerated years and years of bloody wars, and came out managing to believe falsely that a large percentage of war deaths are of troops, that a large percentage of war deaths in U.S. wars are U.S. troops, that wars happen in a mysterious place called a “battlefield,” and that with rare exceptions the people killed by U.S. troops are people who need killing exactly like those given death sentences in U.S. courts (except for the ones later exonerated).

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Demanding a “No Fly Zone” Over Ukraine is Insane, by Kenn Orphan + Anti-Russian Hysteria in the US: Who Does It Serve? by Natalia Marques

NATO - NO FLY ZONE !

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 12, 2022

I keep seeing the call for a “no fly zone” over Ukraine repeated online and in the media. At this moment in time, there is nothing that would likely assure the end of civilization and our biosphere than NATO implementing such a thing. If they did, then member countries in this military security pact would be obligated to fire upon not only Russian aircraft, but airfields. It would be an act of war. And Putin has already vowed to make those nations pay a high price, as he placed Russia’s nuclear arsenal on high alert.

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No Human is Alien to Us, by Kenn Orphan

Scenes from Gaza Crisis 2014

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 4, 2022

Let’s take a simple test. Ask yourself these questions: has Facebook ever placed a non-white nation’s flag on the top of the list as a choice for profile photo frames? Has Saturday Night Live ever had a Syrian, or Palestinian, or Yemeni choir open their show? Did liquor stores ever stop selling Russian vodka when it was involved in the Syrian civil war? Did Shell or BP or any other major fossil fuel company ever stop doing business with Saudi Arabia despite massive human rights violations or its murderous war in Yemen? I think the answer to these questions should come easily.

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Ali Abunimah and Rania Khalek: Ukraine War Exposes US Hypocrisy, Double Standards and Racism

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BreakThrough News on Mar 1, 2022

It’s not for nothing that the US has been called the “United States of Amnesia.” The same leaders who invaded Iraq and killed a million people, who are starving Yemenis and Afghans, who label Palestinians “terrorists” for throwing rocks, and who took every opportunity to escalate rather than de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine since 2014, have suddenly dusted off their international law books with regard to Russia and are celebrating and promising to arm the Ukranian resistance.

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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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Chris Hedges: Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

George Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge, by John Ward Dunsmore, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 24, 2022

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses George Washington, the fallible human being and one of the principal architects of the United States with author Nathaniel Philbrick.

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The “American Experiment” is a Savage Nightmare, by Paul Street

Trail of Tears

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Feb. 11, 2022
February 22, 2022

“Your celebration is a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.” — Frederick Douglass, 1850

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PSL Statement: Why Workers Should Oppose The Far Right Canadian “Trucker” Convoy

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by The Party for Socialism and Liberation
LiberationNews.org, Feb. 18, 2022
February 21, 2022

From its beginning, the so-called “Freedom Convoy” in Canada has been a vehicle for the far right to promote their views and press their reactionary demands. Despite being labeled the “trucker protest” by the corporate media, it does not represent the interests of workers in the trucking industry or otherwise.

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