William I. Robinson: The Impeachment Battle Is Really A Battle For Dominance Within The US Ruling Class, Part II

Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Feb 5, 2020 Once we understand how Trump and Trumpism came about, as a reaction to capitalism’s global crisis, we can see how the impeachment battle is really a battle for dominance within the US ruling class, says globalization sociologist William I. Robinson.

How U.S. Imperialism Is Exploiting The World’s Growing Crises by Rainer Shea + William I. Robinson: How Capitalism’s Structural and Ideological Crisis Gives Rise to Neo-Fascism

by Rainer Shea Writer, Dandelion Salad Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Feb. 4, 2020 February 5, 2020 After facilitating the atrocities of the Pinochet dictatorship and helping introduce neoliberal policies around the world, Milton Friedman wrote in an essay from 1982 that “Only a crisis–actual or perceived–produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that […]

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

Dandelion Salad Originally posted on Jan. 20, 2013 “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 […]

More Than One Billion Animals Killed in Australia Wildfires Called a ‘Very Conservative’ Estimate, by Jake Johnson (updated)

Dandelion Salad Updated: Jan. 9, 2020 by Jake Johnson Common Dreams January 8, 2020 Chris Dickman of the University of Sydney said “without any doubt at all” the animal death toll has exceeded one billion. As Australia’s catastrophic wildfires rage on with no end in sight, University of Sydney ecologist Chris Dickman said the number of animals […]

The Year in Latin America: The Right Continues to Advance, but so do Popular Movements + Latin America Teeters on the Edge of Revolution

Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Dec 30, 2019 2019 presented a complicated and mixed legacy for Latin America. Right-wing governments continued to make electoral in-roads, but popular uprisings against neoliberalism also left their mark on the region, says TRNN’s Greg Wilpert.

Rev. Chris Hedges: Christmas, Charity, Anti-Empire and the Revolutionary Jesus + Transcript

Dandelion Salad Originally published Dec. 24, 2014 with Chris Hedges TheRealNews on Dec 24, 2014 Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay.

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

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street Originally published November 21, 2018 November 28, 2019 “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 […]

Defeat or Impeach? The (Il)Logic of Impeachment by Jim Kavanagh + David Swanson: Are Dems Barking Up The Wrong Tree On Impeachment?

Updated: Nov. 28, 2019 by Jim Kavanagh Writer, Dandelion Salad The Polemicist, Nov. 25, 2019 November 27, 2019 I’ve had the displeasure to watch some hours of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry. It’s an excruciating spectacle, alternately boring, confusing, and infuriating.

Abby Martin and Mike Prysner: Installing A Fascist Rule In Bolivia + Anya Parampil: Debunking Bolivian Coup Myths

Dandelion Salad Last updated: Nov. 13, 2019 with Abby Martin Empire Files on Nov 11, 2019 Abby and Mike discuss their recent tour of Gaza Fights For Freedom during the first half of the show, the last half they discuss the coup in Bolivia and the 2020 presidential elections.

A Veteran Remembers by Howard Zinn + Burn Pits and Betrayal: How the U.S. Poisoned its Veterans

by Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad Previously published Nov. 13, 2011 November 11, 2019 Let’s go back to the beginning of Veterans Day. It used to be Armistice Day, because at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I came to an end.

John Pilger: Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is A Charade

Dandelion Salad with John Pilger TheRealNews on Nov 5, 2019 Filmmaker John Pilger attended Julian Assange’s last court hearing and observed not only that Assange is visibly suffering from prison mistreatment, but his defense is not being given a fair chance to make its case against his extradition to the US.

Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon + Militarism and Climate Change + Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate

Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Sep 25, 2019 The policies of Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.

Marjorie Cohn: The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On + Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not an “Intelligence Failure” + Ralph Nader on 9/11: The Empire’s Overkill + Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire

Dandelion Salad The Aftermath of 9-11 Lives On TheRealNews on Sep 11, 2019 Even though a federal judge declared the government’s terrorism watchlist unconstitutional, no real remedies were put in place and the violations of civil liberties and the US wars abroad continue, says Marjorie Cohn.

The Fight Against Climate Change Is An Anti-Colonialist Struggle by Rainer Shea + The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate

by Rainer Shea Writer, Dandelion Salad Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Aug. 27, 2019 August 30, 2019 With this month’s burning of the Amazon as a result of the actions of the fascist Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, the first world has gotten a glimpse of the horrors that the world’s poor and indigenous people have long […]