Exceptionally Innocent by David Swanson

American Exceptionalism Exceptions

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
May 3, 2019

Go right now and get yourself and the nearest house with a flag in front of it a copy of Roberto Sirvent’s and Danny Haiphong’s American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News — From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.

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Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech + Imperialism on Trial: Free Assange

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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RT on May 2, 2019

The case regarding the possible extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been adjourned until May 30, Reuters reports. It comes after Assange was given 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail in the UK.

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The Brief Origins of May Day by Eric Chase

Occupy May Day 2012

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Originally published May 1, 2015

Republished with permission from IWW

by Eric Chase
IWW, 1993
May 1, 2019

Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as “American” as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.

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Chris Hedges Responds to Rachel Maddow’s Latest Conspiratorial Spasm

Chris Hedges Responds to Rachel Maddow’s Latest Conspiratorial Spasm

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RT America on Apr 29, 2019

Rachel Maddow smugly tweeted “death by algorithm” with a link to a recent Washington Post article lamenting that an Aaron Maté interview conducted by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, host of RT America’s “On Contact,” was recommended to people in the wake of the Mueller Report. Hedges joins Rick Sanchez to respond to Maddow’s latest conspiratorial spasm. He argues that she “functions to keep viewers glued to the set” and that her claims “aren’t tied to any verifiable reality.”

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How Debs Became A Socialist by Paul D’Amato

Eugene V. Debs Museum

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by Paul D’Amato
SocialistWorker.org
Originally published Feb. 18, 2011
April 29, 2019

In 1920, Eugene V. Debs, ran for president on the Socialist Party ticket and received a million votes–even though he was serving a prison term for speaking out against the First World War.

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Chris Hedges: The Issue Before Us is Death

DISOBEY

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with Chris Hedges

“The corporate forces that have commodified the natural world for profit have also commodified human beings. We are as expendable to global corporations as the Barrier Reef or the great sequoias. These corporations and ruling elites, which have orchestrated the largest transference of wealth upward in human history, with globe’s richest 1 percent owning half the world’s wealth, kneel, and force us to kneel, before the dictates of the global marketplace. They have seized control of our governments, extinguishing democracy, corrupting law and building alliances with neofascists and authoritarians as the ruling ideology of neoliberalism is exposed as a con. They have constructed pervasive and sophisticated systems of internal security, wholesale surveillance and militarized police, along with criminalizing poverty, to crush dissent.” — Chris Hedges, Confronting the Culture of Death

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Chris Hedges: From the Bolivarian Revolution and Hugo Chavez to US sanctions and the Overt Attempt to Overthrow Venezuela

Will Griffin: The History of U.S. Imperialism in Venezuela + Max Blumenthal: How US trained Juan Guaido for Regime Change

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 27, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses Venezuela with reporter Ben Norton, from the history of the Bolivarian Revolution and legacy of Hugo Chavez to US sanctions and the overt attempt to overthrow the leadership in Caracas.

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Embassy Protection Collective Activists Occupying the Venezuela Embassy in Washington, DC

Embassy Protection Collective Activists Occupying the Venezuela Embassy in Washington, DC

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Venezuela’s Embassy: Activists vs. US Government

TheRealNews on Apr 25, 2019

Activists defending the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are ready for a long battle, laying the groundwork for legal challenges as the Trump administration’s Elliot Abrams issues warnings against them.

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Avoiding Assange by Jim Kavanagh

Julian Assange Arrested + Wikileaks Claims Discovery of Extensive Spying Operation Against Assange

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
April 25, 2019

The United States government is seeking to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange for one reason: to punish him for publishing true and embarrassing information about US crimes and intimidate every journalist in the world from doing so again.

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What Weapon Has Killed The Most In Recent Wars? + Exported U.S.-Made Dictator Struggles to Seize Libya

What Weapon Has Killed The Most In Recent Wars? + Exported U.S.-Made Dictator Struggles to Seize Libya

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
World Beyond War
April 24, 2019

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What Price a Livable Planet? by Paul Street

London November 16 2018 (23) Extinction Rebellion Climate Change

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
April 23, 2019

I suppose we all owe UCLA economist and Hoover Institution senior fellow Lee Ohanian a debt of gratitude for telling us how it is. The “free market” propagandist recently took to the pages of The Hill, a Washington, D.C., journal for political insiders, to explain that the holy laws of economics dictate that humanity must consent to its own extermination. In a piece titled “The Green New Deal is a Pipe Dream,” Ohanian drowned climate activists’ overheated dreams of ecological salvation in the icy waters of bourgeois reality, arguing that the proposed legislation’s advocates are, in fact, nefarious, big-government “command-and-control” zealots—eco-Stalinists—who want “to impose their social and economic preferences on others at an extravagantly high economic cost.”

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Debate on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Parts 1-4 (updated)

For All Debts...

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Updated: May 13, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory – A Debate: Randall Wray (Pt 1/4)

TheRealNews on Apr 22, 2019

Randall Wray, one of the founders of the economic theory known as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) lays out some of its main arguments. Paul Jay hosts

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Keith Green: Easter Song + The Visual Bible: Matthew

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro

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Happy Easter!

previously posted March 23, 2008

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Chris Hedges and Aaron Mate: Russiagate–One of the Most Shameful Periods in Modern American Journalism

Self Explanatory

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 20, 2019

On this week’s show, Chris Hedges discusses with Nation reporter, Aaron Mate, how despite Robert Mueller’s report categorical statement that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia, the conspiracy theories by the nation’s mainstream media show little sign of diminishing.

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Glen Ford: History of Black Radicalism, Social Justice, and Antiwar

no justice no peace die-in

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
April 16, 2019

The Peace Report on Apr 8, 2019

Glen Ford from Black Agenda Report was the keynote speaker at the No Compromise No Retreat campaign launch event organized by Black Alliance For Peace.

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