I Can’t Imagine Maine Without Moose, by Rivera Sun

A Maine moose in the wild!

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 5, 2023

At the post office, my neighbor rolled down the window of his pick-up truck to chat. As is typical in Northern Maine this time of year, we praised the sunlight, warmth, bare patches of ground, and eyed the shrinking snowbanks with delight.

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The Real Paul Makinen? by David R. Yale, Reviewed by Diane Donovan

The Real Paul Makinen by David R. Yale

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Sent to DS by the author, David R. Yale

by Diane Donovan
Midwest Book Review Bookwatch, Aug. 10, 2022
April 3, 2023

The Real Paul Makinen?
By David R. Yale
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The IPCC’s “Final Warning,” by Andy Worthington

Spring Rebellion '22 - Gas is a Killer: Just Stop It: Business As Usual = Death

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Andy Worthington’s website, Mar. 22, 2023
March 25, 2023

On Monday, the frenetic gossipy world of nonsense and distraction that, rather sadly and shamefully, constitutes most of what passes for news and culture these days paused for a moment to reflect upon the publication of the most significant document that will be published this year — the latest climate change report prepared by the climate scientists of the IPCC (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the United Nations body founded in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide “regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.”

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One Year of Ukraine War: The World Demands Peace + Vijay Prashad: How Far Will it Go?

NATO is the problem - Not the answer

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Dandelion Salad
March 1, 2023

Peoples Dispatch on Mar 1, 2023

To mark one year of the war in Ukraine, people across Europe took to the streets demanding an end to the conflict and NATO’s destructive and expansionist policies. While attempts at negotiations have been made, with the latest being China’s peace proposal, the West has regularly dismissed them.

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Culture-Jamming the War Machine, by Rivera Sun

Military Counter-Recruitment

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 17, 2022

In the drizzling rain, I yank up the military recruitment sign and throw it into the tall grasses on the side of the road. If anyone asks, I didn’t “destroy” government property. I merely relocated it. Think of me like a windstorm. A peace-loving, nonviolent windstorm countering military recruitment.

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“Subpoenas” Served On U.S. Weapons Manufacturers, by Brad Wolf

"Subpoenas" Served On U.S. Weapons Manufacturers, by Brad Wolf

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by Brad Wolf
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 12, 2022

What is it like to be so ashamed of the company for which you work that you cannot bring yourself to admit you work there? Ashamed of the products they manufacture, the innocent people those products kill, the hundreds of billions of dollars of public taxpayer money squandered in a gluttonous pursuit of profits?

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The Proletariat in Search of a Class, by Gaither Stewart

One More Lost Soul

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by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
Originally published Feb. 3, 2020
October 16, 2022

The super-indoctrinated, Trump-voting American working class, dulled by the mass media and the “American dream”, has changed very little since the crushing of the great textile strikes that swept the United States in the 1920s. Not an iota of class-consciousness has it absorbed. (Nor has it been explained and offered to all wage earners in sufficient doses.) For also the middle classes, crushed by an ever more desperate, an “end of times” form of capitalism, has not yet grasped that they too are now part of the American proletariat. In that respect it seems that the old, often criticized word proletariat is still quite adequate.

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Whatever Happened to the Mass Rallies That Used to Command the Attention of Congress? by Ralph Nader

Single Payer now! tshirt

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Sept. 23, 2022
September 24, 2022

Long before the Covid pandemic, it was important to ask, where are the mass movements to enact in Congress majoritarian-supported changes and reforms? Another question: Whatever happened to the mass rallies that used to command the attention of our 535 members of Congress to whom we have given our sovereign power?

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Chris Hedges and John Shipton: Julian Assange’s Looming Extradition and the Imperative of Mass Resistance

Don't shoot the messenger !

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 23, 2022

A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the capacity to live in justice.

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David Swanson, et al: How to Get to a World BEYOND War + Why Abolish War, by David Swanson

War is Never the answer

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 19, 2022
September 20, 2022

Plenary: How to Get to a World BEYOND War

UNITY EARTH on Sep 19, 2022

Why it’s needed, what educational work moves us toward it, and what nonviolent activism can accomplish.

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We Have A Violence Problem — Campaign Nonviolence Strives To Solve It, by Rivera Sun

Campaign Nonviolence Action Days

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 13, 2022

We have a violence problem. It runs through our nation like an invisible road system, touching every front door, cutting through each town and city. Mass shootings kill our children in their schools. Forty-five thousand people will take their own lives this year. An additional 14,000 are likely to be killed by gun violence. Twelve million of our fellow citizens will experience intimate partner violence this year. More than ten million children face violence in the forms of maltreatment, verbal abuse, sexual assault, extreme neglect, and physical abuse.

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Soldiers Without Guns: An Untold Story of Unsung Kiwi Heroes

Soldiers Without Guns: An Untold Story of Unsung Kiwi Heroes

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JMF on Nov 4, 2022

The riveting journey of soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a 10 year civil war using only the weapons of Music, Maori Culture and Love to create peace.

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Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train

Howard Zinn

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with Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted Feb. 6, 2010
August 28, 2022

RaddleTube on Aug 22, 2022

Documentary in which professor Howard Zinn recounts his life as a writer, educator, and leader in nonviolent social protest.

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