The Growing Disparity In Living Conditions and Its Consequences, by Rainer Shea

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Aug. 9, 2020
August 10, 2020

The high-tech sector, along with the U.S. national security state that it partners with, have lately been pushing the idea of upgrading society into a futuristic technological structure that makes life far more convenient. Last year the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, an organization created in 2018 to further the partnership between U.S. intelligence agencies and tech plutocrats, articulated this vision in a document. It called for a near future where the country’s “legacy systems” are replaced with a new paradigm of infrastructure, one that allows for self-driving cars, total home delivery in alternative to retail, and home appliances that can connect to an “internet of things.”

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The Ugly States of America, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Sputnik, June 8, 2020
June 9, 2020

The United States seems hopelessly riven with division, as the mass protests over the police killing of African-American man George Floyd reveal.

Protesters are calling for police forces accused of systematic racism to be defunded and disbanded. While opponents – many of whom seem to be supporters of President Trump – are calling for a tough law-and-order response to what they view as rioters and subversives.

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Chris Hedges and Eric Foner: Not Just the History That Those in Power Want Us to Remember

Chris Hedges: Not Just the History That Those in Power Want Us to Remember

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See video below

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sept 18, 2017

Eric Foner, historian and author of Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History discusses confederate monuments, the role of the historian and the lie of omission with Chris Hedges.

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

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with Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published January 8, 2010
July 1, 2017

PHubb
September 15, 2009

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

manning8 - Almost Gone by Graham Nash and James Raymond

Image by Indiana Stan via Flickr

by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published January 8, 2010
August 11, 2016

PHubb
September 15, 2009

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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Back To The Future: The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln by Arthur D. Robbins

Chicago Protest Against Guantanamo Jan 11, 2012 - Photo by FJJ

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by Arthur D. Robbins
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Sept. 30, 2015
December 17, 2015

A President of the United States would never operate outside the law, ignore the U.S. Constitution and the courts, shut down the presses, imprison his domestic adversaries or turn his guns on his own people. Well, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president did of all of that and, curiously, has been turned into a national hero for his troubles. Lincoln ignored his closest advisors and the temper of the times to engage in the bloodiest war in American history, a war that could easily have been avoided. Single handedly Lincoln terrorized the entire nation. So let us take notice. What happened once could happen again.

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Is Thailand on the Brink of a Civil War?

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Link TV on Mar 3, 2014

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in an undisclosed location away from the capital, Bangkok. Anti-Yingluck protesters are trying to shut down the government by blockading official buildings, including the prime minister’s office. LinkAsia speaks with Simon Long, of The Economist, about the unraveling in Thailand. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: What is Anarchism? + Q&A

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with Noam Chomsky

LeighaCohen on Nov 20, 2013

Noam Chomsky spoke at MIT Wong Auditorium on November 18, 2013. The event was sponsored by the Boston Review. This event was based on the topic of Noam Chomsky’s new volume, On Anarchism.

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White Power to the Rescue by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
January 28, 2013

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On a windy afternoon a few days ago I went to a depressed section of North Memphis to visit an old clapboard house that was once owned by a German immigrant named Jacob Burkle. Oral history—and oral history is all anyone has in this case since no written documents survive—holds that Burkle used his house as a stop on the underground railroad for escaped slaves in the decade before the Civil War. The house is now a small museum called Slave Haven. It has artifacts such as leg irons, iron collars and broadsheets advertising the sale of men, women and children. In the gray floor of the porch there is a trapdoor that leads to a long crawl space and a jagged hole in a brick cellar wall where fugitives could have pushed themselves down into the basement. Continue reading

Is Washington Using Famine in the Horn of Africa to Embark on Yet Another Illegal War? by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
19 October 2011

US Drones Coordinate Air Power For Kenyan Ground Invasion of Somalia

The large troop deployment by Kenya into Somali territory is taking on the form of a full-scale invasion, rather than a temporary incursion as initially reported.

What is also emerging – but largely unreported – is that the US appears to be providing coordinated aerial firepower to help the advance of the Kenyan military against Al Shabab Islamic militants who have held power in the southern Somali territory.

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Obama: The Death Of Muammar Gaddafi + Gaddafi’s final moments

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Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi

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PROPAGANDA ALERT!

Warning

These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Note: replaced video Aug. 6, 2012

on Oct 20, 2011

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 19th Installment: Chapter Eighteen: 2020: The Second Final Solution

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Seventeen can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
August 28, 2011

This is the nineteenth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Continue reading

The Coming Second Civil War in the United States: Will We be Enslaved by Corporate Governance?

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash.com
August 4, 2011

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History never repeats itself exactly.  But it makes some pretty decent copies.  As I write this on March 29, 2011, we are winding down to the end of the so-called “debt-limit crisis,” or the possible end, or the continuation of it, or what have you.  Of course what is going on is not really about the debt-limit.  It is about the future of the federal government in the United States and its appropriate role.  As I wrote in my BuzzFlash@Truthout Commentary on Grover Norquist’s wet dream his 25-year campaign is focused only at the secondary level on taxation.  It is primarily about his stated goal of “shrinking the federal government to the size of a bathtub and then drowning it in the bathtub,” or as he used to more simply state it: “starve the beast.”

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 18th Installment: Chapter Seventeen: 2019: The Restoration Declaration

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Sixteen can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
July 31, 2011

This is the eighteenth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Herein you will find Chapter 17.  This chapter presents the Restoration Declaration issued by the leadership of the first fully organized, national, movement of resistance to the fascist regime in control of the old United States through their monster creation, “The New American Republics.”  Continue reading