Innocence by Gaither Stewart

Heaven in a wild flower

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by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
August 15, 2016

“Нужно иметь сердце, чтобы понять!”
(One needs heart to understand)

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Chris Hedges: The Great Black Depression

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 14, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores the harsh economic, social and political reality for African Americans with Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude. They discuss institutionalized racism that is holding down black America, as addressed in Glaude’s book, “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil brings us the numbers that depict the racial divide.

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John Pilger: Utopia (2013)

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Drawing on John Pilger’s long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia (2013) is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.

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#PayToPlay Clinton Faces Corruption Scandal After Links Between Donors and State Department Exposed

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RT America on Aug 12, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who often lectured African countries about corruption as Secretary of State, now faces her own scandal for questionable ethics and the trending hashtag #PayToPlay.

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Howard Zinn: Myths of the Good Wars (Three Holy Wars) (must-see)

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Originally published January 8, 2010
August 11, 2016

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Historian, Author, Playwright: Howard Zinn Sponsored by Cape Codders for Peace and Justice Filmed by Paul Hubbard at the Wellfleet Public Library on 9-13-09.

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The Solution Is Not To Save The Democratic Party, But To Replace It by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com, July 31, 2016
August 10, 2016

Leading up to Monday’s Democratic Party convention, Hillary chose Blue Dog Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her VP. This was followed by the Wikileaks release of Democratic National Committee (DNC) e-mail files showing it acting as the Clinton Campaign Committee even to the point of using the same lawyers as her own campaign to oppose Bernie Sanders.

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John Pilger: The Drum Beating For World War III Has Begun

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 9, 2016

John Pilger provides an outside perspective on U.S. politics. Pilger is a journalist, film-maker, and author who lives in Lambeth, south London. He is only one of two to win British journalism’s highest award twice. For his documentary films, he has won an Emmy and a British Academy Award. His epic 1979 Cambodia Year Zero is ranked by the British Film Institute as one of the ten most important documentaries of the 20th century. His Death of a Nation, filmed secretly in East Timor, had a worldwide impact in 1994. His books include Heroes, Distant Voices, Hidden Agendas, The New Rulers of the World and  Freedom Next Time. He is a recipient of Australia’s international human rights award, the Sydney Peace Prize, “for “enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard” and “for fearless challenges to censorship in any form”.

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Chris Hedges: The Prison-Industrial Complex

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 8, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses mass incarceration with prison reform advocates Walter Fortson and Boris Franklin. From the school-to-prison pipeline, to solitary confinement, to preventing recidivism, they reflect on their own experiences to address how to fix one of the major civil rights issues of today. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the business of locking people up.

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Cowardly Cops by Michael Parenti

Orlando Florida Pulse Memorial

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.michaelparenti.org
August 7, 2016

One night in June 2016, in Orlando, Florida, an individual named Omar Mateen, acting on his own, seriously wounded 53 people and murdered 50 others in the Pulse, a gay nightclub. An additional two hundred or more terrified patrons managed to flee the packed premises while Mateen walked around knocking off his victims. How could he have done it? How could one terrorist, acting alone, kill or seriously wound a hundred people? Answer: he had a whole three hours, from 2:02 a.m. to 5:15 a.m., to stroll leisurely around the dance floor, hallways, drinking enclaves, and toilet stalls, killing people with casual impunity. Some of the patrons hid themselves for hours, repeatedly calling 911 or sending messages to friends and family, desperately pleading for help.

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The Green Party Convention Speeches: Jill Stein, Ajamu Baraka, Cornel West and Julian Assange

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Jill Stein FULL SPEECH At the Green Party Convention

TYT Politics on Aug 6, 2016

Dr. Jill Stein’s full acceptance speech from the Green Party Convention in Houston, Texas on August 6, 2016. Dr. Stein accepted the Green Party’s nomination for president, as well as addressed issues such as the prosecution of whistleblowers, campaign finance reform, student loan debt, and more.

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Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton’s Ties to Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, ISIS, and the DNC Leaks

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RT on Aug 6, 2016

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with Julian Assange. We talk to the founder of Wikileaks about how his recent DNC leaks have no connection to Russia. Plus what are Hillary Clinton’s connections to ISIS and Russia.

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Lawrence Wilkerson: The Danger of a Clinton or Trump Presidency

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TheRealNews on Aug 3, 2016

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss Hillary Clinton’s militarist track record and Donald Trump’s bellicose rhetoric.

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The Stimulator: Come Home to Roost

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from subMedia.tv on Aug. 1, 2016

In this week’s sedition, we take a look at the so-called “War on Cops” in the United Snakes, simmering anti-cop sentiment in the UK and the fallout stemming from Turkey’s recent failed coup.

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Can Jill Carry Bernie’s Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
August 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporters are flocking to Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential candidate, with donations to her campaign exploding nearly 1000% after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Stein salutes Sanders for the progressive populist movement he began and says it is up to her to carry the baton. Can she do it? Critics say her radical policies will not hold up to scrutiny. But supporters say they are just the medicine the economy needs.

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Brexit, Trump and Lots of Anger by Graham Peebles

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by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
August 1, 2016

There can be little doubt that we are living through an extraordinary, and in many ways unprecedented era. Times of uncertainty and tremendous upheaval for sure, but also positive times, in which large numbers of people are becoming energised and politically engaged. Political parties in many countries are fracturing, as internal differences surface and the old dualities of left and right fail to respond to the needs and demands of the people.

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