The Radicalization of Martin Luther King, Jr. + MLK: Where Do We Go From Here?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Image via Cocoabiscuit

Dandelion Salad
Previously published on Jan. 20, 2013
January 16, 2023

“One day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you’re raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., “Where Do We Go From Here?” Aug. 16, 1967

Continue reading

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

Racism is a Disease

Image by Becker1999 via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

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.

Continue reading

Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock: Christmas, Charity, Anti-Empire and the Revolutionary Jesus

Jesus

Image by Matt via Flickr

Dandelion Salad
Originally published Dec. 24, 2014
December 23, 2022

with Chris Hedges

David Alexander Bullock on Dec 25, 2018

Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay.

Continue reading

Beyond Razor Wire: A Connected Planet, by Robert C. Koehler + American Scar: The Environmental Tragedy of the Border Wall

U.S.-Mexico Border — Nogales, Arizona

Image by Ignatian Solidarity Network via Flickr

by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 17, 2022

“Ducey insists Arizona holds sole or shared jurisdiction over the 60-foot strip the containers rest on and has a constitutional right to protect residents from ‘imminent danger of criminal and humanitarian crises.’”

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis

Mural of workers holding placards

Image by Kheel Center via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 9, 2022

High school history textbooks have as remarkable ability to leave out one of the most crucial moments in 20th century history that took place during World War I and its aftermath.

Continue reading

Will Griffin: Dismantling General Dynamics With The Mapping Project

Will Griffin: Dismantling General Dynamics With The Mapping Project

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr
Watch the video below

by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 5, 2022

“General Dynamics develops biometric technologies which have collected data on over 230 million individuals as well as to develop surveillance systems to legally and illegally monitor their targets.” — Will Griffin

Continue reading

The Racists Return to Kindergarten, by Robert C. Koehler

3rd Floor Display - Critical Race Theory

Image by college.library via Flickr

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.

Continue reading

When America Was “Great”… by Paul Street + Indigenous Peoples’ History is More Complicated Than a Holiday Myth

Edgewood

Image by Daniel Lobo via Flickr

by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
Originally published November 21, 2018
November 23, 2022

“Your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings… are… a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.” – Frederick Douglass, July 4th, 1852

Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Andrew Bacevich: After the Apocalypse and the Folly of Endless War

Apocalypse Then (DPG Aug 2011)

Image by Shakespearesmonkey via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 11, 2022

In the months of July and September 1940 the French historian and future resistance fighter Marc Bloch, who fought in World War I and World War II, wrote a short book called L’Étrange Défaite or Strange Defeat.

Continue reading

Read Glen Ford, by David Swanson

Glen Ford and The Radical Black Press

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Jan. 12, 2022
October 23, 2022

Someone asked me the other day for advice on collecting the best essays of the past 20 years. I recommended the new collection of Glen Ford’s called The Black Agenda. I recommend it to everyone — including people who are not black. I’m not black.

Continue reading

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

Roger Waters - The Wall - May 11, 2012

Image by John Graham via Flickr

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.

Continue reading

The Fifth Horseman, by Kenn Orphan

"Fight fascism" Erfurt 2020

Image by Itmost via Flickr

by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 28, 2022

“And those who expected lightning and thunder, are disappointed. And those who expected signs and archangel’s trumps do not believe it is happening now. As long as the sun and the moon are above, as long as the bumblebee visits a rose, as long as rosy infants are born, no one believes it is happening now…” — from “A Song at the End of the World,” Czesalw Milosz, Warsaw 1944

Continue reading

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

Defund the Police projections in Seattle

Image by Backbone Campaign via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

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.

Continue reading

The “American Experiment” Is Dying. What Will Replace It? by Rainer Shea

"Smash Capitalism" - Student protests - Parliament Square, London 2010

Image by Bob Bob via Flickr

by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea’s Newsletter, Sept. 18, 2022
September 19, 2022

The United States is considered the longest standing “democracy” by bourgeois thinkers because it’s never actually been a democracy, and has survived so long by undemocratically suppressing its proletariat. The jingoists who say it’s a republic and not a democracy are at least being honest about the nature of the social order they support. The USA was designed to be a modern version of Rome, an empire that only represented the interests of those who most directly benefit from the violence against the oppressed nations. Those being the rich, and the social base that’s bribed to align with the interests of the rich.

Continue reading