Labor Day: The Unknown Holiday by Walter Brasch (repost)

by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published September 7, 2009
Sept. 3, 2012

Women pressers on strike for higher wages

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It’s Labor Day, and that means millions of Americans are celebrating. Most Americans have no idea what Labor Day is, other than self-serving political speeches, hot dogs, burgers, a pool party, and the last day of a three-day holiday. Few even know that Labor Day exists to allow people to remember and honor the struggles for respect, dignity, and acceptable wages and working conditions for the rank-and-file employees.

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New Year’s Concert 2012: Vienna Philharmonic: Radetzky March + Vienna Boys Choir + Johann Strauss: Fatherland March + 10,000 singing Beethoven-Ode to Joy

Franz Welser-Möst #1

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Here is the post for 2013: New Year’s Concert 2013: Vienna Philharmonic: Johann Strauss: Blue Danube + March Radetzky

Happy New Year! Love, Lo

[Replaced first video, sorry not 2012; also not available in the US, so use Epic Privacy browser and use a proxy for a different country.]

ViennaPhilVEVO on Feb 12, 2016

Music video by Mariss Jansons, Wiener Philharmoniker performing Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228. Film (C) 2016 ORF.

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The Maccabeats: Candlelight + Miracle

hanukkah  candles

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Happy Chanukah!

on Nov 26, 2010

Based on Mike Tompkins’ a cappella version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”.
Video by Uri Westrich
Production Assistant- Rivie Shalev

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Obama’s Laborious Labor Day By Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
September 2, 2011

Dear President Obama:

which side are you on?

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Happy Labor Day! This is your third opportunity as President to go beyond your past tepid Labor Day proclamations.

You could convey to 150 million workers that you’re going to start doing something about your 2008 campaign promises to labor. Recall that you clearly promised to press for a $9.50 federal minimum wage by 2011. Arguing that having millions of Walmart type workers make the leap from the present $7.25 per hour will pump nearly $200 billion in consumer demand for our recessionary economy.

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The Missing Words in Our Declaration of Independence, Oath of Office, & US Citizenship Oath by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 3, 2011

Welcome to the united police state of america

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“I hereby declare, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic”-Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to USA

Yesterday, as I was walking among grocery shelves, I passed by thousands of packaged hotdogs, hundreds of cases of beer, and mounds of hamburger buns displayed  in special Fourth of July promotions. Continue reading

New Year’s Concert 2011: Vienna Philharmonic – Radetzky March + Equestrian March

Franz Welser-Möst #1

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Happy New Year! Love, Lo

RTalaricoMr | January 01, 2011

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A Christmas Journey to Freedom (repost)

Merry Christmas!!!!

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Merry Christmas to all!  A beautiful and sad story, a little music and inspiration along with a history lesson.  Please enjoy.  ~ DS

Day of Discovery – A Christmas journey unlike any you have ever taken before—the first in a series of special holiday presentations with soloist Wintley Phipps, author and professor Dr. Allen Callahan, and actress Gwendolyn Briley-Strand as Harriet Tubman in the dramatic presentation… Read More

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My Testimonial: Eid al-Fitr, 9/11, and my status in America by Sami Kishawi

by Sami Kishawi
Sixteen Minutes to Palestine
August 15, 2010

My Testimonial: Eid al-Fitr, 9/11, and my status in America I came across a rogue news headline that said “Eid festival expected to fall on 9/11. US protesters demand it be moved to another day out of respect for victims”. This isn’t just ridiculous or absurd. This is blatant prejudice. And this is my testimonial.

For those who might not know, Eid al-Fitr is a celebration or festival that Muslims observe to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Just like other Muslim holidays, it’s a strictly religious and cultural affair. It celebrates the end of the fasting period and the beginning of a purified way of life. There is absolutely no political significance to it whatsoever.

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Mother’s Day Manifesto 2010 by Eileen Fleming

Happy Mother's Day!

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Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 6, 2010

The genesis of Mother’s Day in the U.S.A. began when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community and fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, pacifist, suffragist, and author of the lyrics to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” organized a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace.


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Dear President Obama: Easter Has Nothing To Do With War

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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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.

April 04, 2010 — In his weekly address, President Obama strangely introduces a war theme into a message ostensibly about a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ…y’know, the Prince of Peace.

Mr. President, Easter has nothing to do with war. Please stop trying to make Jesus fit with your outlook on war and international relations. You just cheapen both.

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