Chris Hedges: Hard Work and Ambition Are Not the Secrets of Success, Privilege and Capitalism Are

Caleb Maupin: The American Socialist Awakening

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 23, 2018

Khalil Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the rise of racialized hatred in the United States.

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Another of the Many Charming Examples of Cold War Anti-Communism by William Blum

CCCP USSR in Moscow

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Killing Hope
April 19, 2018

Unpersons

One reason it’s so easy to get an American administration, the mainstream media, and the American people to jump on an anti-Russian bandwagon is of course the legacy of the Soviet Union. To all the real crimes and shortcomings of that period the US regularly added many fictitious claims to agitate the American public against Moscow. That has not come to a halt. During a debate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, candidate Ben Carson (now the head of the US Housing and Urban Development agency) allowed the following to pass his lips: “Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: Our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality.” This is a variation on many Stalinist “quotes” over the years designed to deprecate both the Soviet leader and any American who can be made to sound like him. The quote was quite false, but the debate moderators and the other candidates didn’t raise any question about its accuracy. Of course not.

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Two Right-Wing Coups in the Americas by Paul Street

The Trump & Clinton Show

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
April 18, 2018

You’ve got to hand it to Hillary Clinton. In 2016, she helped put the right-wing racist, sexist, nativist, authoritarian, and nationalist oligarch Donald Trump in the White House. She and her operatives did this in two ways: (1) by rigging the presidential primaries against the popular progressive Democrat Bernie Sanders, the Democrats’ best chance to prevail over Trump; (2) by mounting a dreadfully uninspiring and transparently tone-deaf, neoliberal general election campaign – a reflection of her massive funding by the nation’s corporate and financial establishment, including big business money normally slated for Republican presidential candidates.

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Corbyn VS Corker by David Swanson + Wilkerson: War Powers is the Surest Way to Tyranny

Don't bomb Syria.

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
April 17, 2018

Five years ago, the British Parliament said no to an attack on Syria that its prime minister wanted to join the U.S. president in launching. That action, combined with public pressure, was instrumental in getting the U.S. Congress to make clear that it would say no as well, were it absolutely forced to — you know — admit it existed and do anything at all. And that was key to preventing the attack.

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Denial and Mass Hysteria: The Liberal Loses It by Arthur D. Robbins

Barack Obama - Second Term Flare-Ups

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by Arthur D. Robbins
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained
April 16, 2018

If one had wanted to create a psychosocial experiment to study the liberal political mentality, one could not have come up with a better solution than to have Donald Trump follow Barack Obama as president of the United States: one a blank screen, the Archangel, the other, the Antichrist, a raging volcano. The Archangel departed from office to a fond and teary-eyed farewell. The Antichrist was greeted with anger and outrage. There were protests around the country. There were attempts to prevent his election. He is probably the first president in American history to be docketed for impeachment before he even took office.

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There Is No Crime Larger Than War + Trump Has Just Committed A Murderous Immoral Criminal Action by David Swanson

Parliament Square sit-in against Syria airstrikes.

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Apr. 11, 2018
April 14, 2018

In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it was my turn to step in at that point, and I confronted the bicycle thief. “Excuse me,” I said, “what makes you think you can commit a larger crime just because you witnessed a smaller one? Who do you think you are?” He stared at me for a while, and replied: “the U.S. military.”

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Mental Health Suffers As Gaza Is Choked By The Blockade by Soraya Boyd

Free Gaza

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by Soraya Boyd
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 13, 2018

This June will mark 12 years of a crushing and unlawful land, air and sea Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the Gaza Strip.

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Draft Dodger in Chief Might Trigger A World War by Felicity Arbuthnot + Trump Threatens to Bomb Syria Without Any Investigation into Alleged Chemical Attack

“Another war based on lies!”

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 12, 2018

As all becomes ever more rapidly surreal it seems that, barring a miracle, Draft Dodger in Chief, Donald Trump might trigger a world war, over an incident in Syria which is entirely evidence free.

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US Homeland Security Wants to Track Journalists Worldwide

US Homeland Security Wants to Track Journalists Worldwide

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Updated: April 18, 2018

RT on Apr 8, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is recruiting staff to compile a database, aimed at monitoring journalists around the world.

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Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: Capitalism Does Not Work for the Majority of the People

Capitalism IS the Crisis

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 1, 2018

Economist Richard Wolff discusses the coming economic collapse of the United States of America.

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Stopping War Pusher John Bolton by Ralph Nader

"War Pigs" - British politicians and business elite who support or profit from the Saudi bombing of Yemen.

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Updated: March 30, 2018

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 29, 2018

John Bolton’s career of pushing for bombing countries like Iran and North Korea, and his having played an active role in the Bush/Cheney regime’s criminal war of aggression that destroyed Iraq, makes him a clear and present danger to our country and world peace. He is about to become Donald Trump’s personal national security advisor with a staff of 400 right next to the White House. He must be stopped!

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Abby Martin: Trump’s Growing War on the Trans Community

Trans Solidarity Rally and March 55401

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Mar 28, 2018

Last week, the Trump Administration introduced a new legal attack on Transgender people in the US military. But this is just the latest in a series of new attacks on the Trans community since Trump and the right wing took power.

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Capitalism Careens in the Direction of Fascism by Paul Street

If voting changed anything...

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
March 26, 2018

World peace is none of your business
You must not tamper with arrangements
Work hard and simply pay your taxes
Never asking what for
Oh, you poor little fool
Oh, you fool

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Facebook Scandal Blows Away “Russiagate” by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
March 24, 2018

Now, at last, a real “election influence” scandal – and, laughably, it’s got nothing to do with Russia. The protagonists are none other than the “all-American” US social media giant Facebook and a British data consultancy firm with the academic-sounding name Cambridge Analytica.

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John Pilger: The Contamination of the Corporation Runs Right Through Our Lives

Lies

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with John Pilger

Melbourne Press Club on Mar 1, 2018

“John Pilger has always been hopelessly romantic about journalism, he told a 2 March Press Club lunch, and the day he got a cadetship on the Daily Telegraph was one of the happiest of his life.

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