Hurricane Irma’s Devastation: Nothing “Natural” About It by Deirdre Griswold + Video Reports

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by Deirdre Griswold
Workers World, Sept. 11. 2017
September 12, 2017

Sept. 11 — Scientists know it. The rash of powerful storms to hit the Caribbean and the Southern states of the U.S. in the last month was not “natural.” It was directly related to human-caused climate change and the “new normal” of warmer ocean temperatures and higher seas.

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Abby Martin: The Roots of the Philippines Trafficking Epidemic, Part 2

Abby Martin: The Roots of the Philippines Trafficking Epidemic, Part 2

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

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jun 20, 2017

In this sequel to The Empire Files’ report on trafficked Filipina domestic workers, Damayan’s Linda Oalican provides a deeper context to the epidemic of human trafficking by guiding us through the history of colonialism, resistance and US domination of the islands.

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Thirty Seconds To Midnight – The Final Wake Up Call

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Regis Tremblay on Feb 23, 2017

Filmmaker Regis Tremblay states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to get rid of nuclear waste. America’s reckless provocations of both Russia and China, two nuclear-armed countries, risk a nuclear holocaust from which no one survives. Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated immediately, will end the human experiment on earth sooner rather than later.

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Chris Hedges: Standing Rock Resistance (#NoDAPL)

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with Chris Hedges

RT on Nov 26, 2016

On a special edition of On Contact, Chris Hedges travels to the Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota to listen to the frontline voices of those fighting to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: Pre-Colonial Socialism and the Effects of Genocide

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The Laura Flanders Show on Oct 14, 2014

Author and historian Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz joins GRITtv to discuss how the history of genocide of Native peoples effects all people of the US, even today. In Chew On This, Laura talks to Tom Goldtooth about today’s solutions to the problem – what does indigenous sustainable society look like? And the F Word with Laura Flanders.

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Abby Martin: How Palestine Became Colonized

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Sep 28, 2016

Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants.

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon, Ending Corporate Tyranny, Part 3

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 29, 2016

The third and final segment of Abby Martin’s investigation into Chevron’s disaster in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. [Watch Part I and Part II]

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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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Abby Martin: Puerto Rico’s Debt to its Oppressors

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jun 23, 2016

Puerto Rico’s massive debt has been discussed at length in Congress and the media, all omitting the most important fact: the history of being a colonial subject for over 500 years, still owned and controlled by the United States.

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Abby Martin: The Empire’s Border: A Hidden War, Part 2

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Feb 5, 2016

In the second installment of this two-part episode, Abby Martin continues her investigation of the hidden war on the U.S.-Mexico border, looking at the root causes of the epidemic of migrant deaths. The Empire Files documents an inflated, paramilitary Border Patrol, the devastating impacts of NAFTA, how the U.S. Empire benefits from immigrant labor and what can change the equation.

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Abby Martin: Native American Genocide + The Unist’ot’en Camp are Blocking Pipelines From Crossing Their Land

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 20, 2015

Each November, Americans celebrate a mythical version of U.S. history. Thanksgiving Day’s portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler-colonialism is one of the Empire’s most cherished falsehoods.

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John Pilger: Countries Can Be Independent As Long As They Comply With The US, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

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by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
April 13, 2014

This week Cindy chats with journalist/filmmaker John Pilger about world events and his new film, Utopia.

Then young Angeleno revolutionary poet Matt Sedillo will perform one of his poems for us.

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China Key to Africa’s Optimism… and Renewed Western Militarism by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
February 3, 2014

There is a new optimism across Africa that the future is bright for the continent’s development. And in this future China is playing a key role in bringing investment capital, infrastructure, technology and know-how. China is literally helping to build Africa’s future.

Mekonnen, a 19-year-old mechanical engineering undergraduate, from Ethiopia, was travelling back from the capital, Addis Ababa, to his hometown, Shire, in the northern region. “I’m very hopeful that Ethiopia and Africa generally are on the way to promising development,” says Mekonnen.

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Paul Theroux’s The Last Train To Zona Verde reviewed by Guadamour

by Guadamour
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 10, 2013

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Paul Theroux has long held the title of Dean of Travel Writers, as well as being an accomplished novelist and insightful literary and social critic. He started off his career in Africa where he taught for six years, and wrote about his travels around the continent. In his most recent travel book, The Last Train To Zona Verde—Overland From Cape Town To Angola (The Penguin Group, 2013), Theroux brings a thoughtful perspective unavailable to anyone without his experience in Africa.

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An Anarchistic Understanding of the Social Order: Environmental Degradation, Indigenous Resistance, and a Place for the Sciences by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally published on the Spanda Journal
July 21, 2013

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The following was an original essay published in the Spanda Journal (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013: Anarchy and Non-Profit: An Emerging Affair), an open-access journal which you can download for free here.

FOR ROUGHLY FIVE HUNDRED YEARS, INDIGENOUS peoples have been struggling against the dominant institutions of society, against imperialism, colonialism, exploitation, impoverishment, segregation, racism, and genocide. Continue reading