No One Can Stop Us!

with Hakim
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://ourjourneytosmile.com
April 3, 2012

Love is how the kites in Gaza, Afghanistan and the world will fly
photo by Hakim
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on Apr 3, 2012

Love or Enmity in Afghanistan? Are Pushtoons, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks and other ethnic groups in Afghanistan doomed by geopolitics to hate one another? Is non-violence an ‘obsolete’ concept for Afghans? Can economic self-reliance be built out of a globally dominant capitalism? Is genuine love possible in Afghanistan? Can the Afghan Peace Volunteers find peace in Afghanistan?

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Moyers and Company: Economic Malpractice and the Millennials

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Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

February 10, 2012

How economic inequality destroys opportunity for the millennial generation.

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Why socialism polls well among young people and African Americans by Peta Lindsay

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By Peta Lindsay
liberationnews.org
January 4, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Day 20

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Statement by PSL presidential candidate Peta Lindsay

Recently the Pew Center for research published a poll in which they found that 49 percent of young people in the U.S. have a favorable view of socialism, while only 43 percent reported viewing it unfavorably. The report also revealed that African Americans have a favorable view of socialism at a rate of 55 percent to 36 percent.

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Eric Mann: Time to become radicalized! (2008)

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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Dandelion Salad

on Feb 7, 2008

Eric Mann, the leader the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles, describes his work for what he calls the “think tank/act tank” for democratic, international social movements. Mann was presented to students at UC San Diego who are studying revolutionary activists in labor, poverty and environmental causes. Series: “Growing Activism” [4/2007] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 12261]

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How the Most Dangerous Game Is Being Played by Joseph Natoli

Make Capitalism History *

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by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 11, 2011

There’s always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. — Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World

Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns – or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other. — Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged

By the Democrats, the Game Has Been Played Like This Since the ’60s

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The State Unleashes the Dogs of Media By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
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williambowles.info
17 August, 2011

Tottenham riots

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“At 9.22 the Brixton shopping centre appeared almost calm by comparison to Railton Road. Rubbish was strewn across the main A23 Brixton Road; burglar alarms rang vainly from looted shops; and knots of youths, black and white, drifted along in the almost complete absence of police.” — ‘Eyewitness: Looters moved in as the flames spread’

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Ralph Nader: Concentration, Curiosity and Imagination

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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 on Jun 13, 2011

An event at Andover High School sponsored by the Andover Education Association to promote student, teacher, and community civic action.

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Hakim Discusses Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, Interviewed by David Swanson

Bāgh-e Bābur in Kabul, Afghanistan

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with Hakim
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 5, 2011
Kabul, Afghanistan

on Apr 5, 2011

Kabul
April 4, 2011
Interviewed by David Swanson

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Capturing the Millennial Demographic? by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 4, 2011

“The Oscars tripped in their transition to a hipper, younger, media-mad future, attracting 12 percent fewer viewers than last year in the important 18-to-49 age bracket.” — Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes, “Younger Audience Still Eludes the Oscars,” NY Times March 1, 2001

“European students live in societies where it becomes more difficult to collapse public life into largely private considerations. Students in these countries have access to a wider range of critical public spheres;
politics in many of these countries has not collapsed entirely into the spectacle of celebrity/commodity culture; left-oriented political parties still exist; and labor unions have more political and ideological clout than they do in the United States.”  — Henry A. Giroux, Left Behind? American Youth and the Global Fight for Democracy Truthout (www.truth-out.org)

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The New York Times backs the Egyptian army By William Bowles

By William Bowles
Featured Writer
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williambowles.info
10 February, 2011

“The command of Egypt’s military stepped forward Thursday in an attempt to stop a three-week-old uprising, declaring on state television it would take measures “to maintain the homeland and the achievements and the aspirations of the great people of Egypt” and meet the demands of the protesters. The development appeared to herald the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.” — The New York Times, 10 February, 2011

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Death of Democracy? The Youth Vote and the Election of 2012 by William John Cox

by William John Cox
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.thevoters.org
November 6, 2010

In one of the most striking political comebacks in U.S. history, the Republican Party marched in lockstep to victory in the midterm elections and seized control of the House of Representatives and state houses across the nation. Republicans made a battle plan, they disciplined their troops, and the corporations paid for the ammunition.

Unless the Democrats do something drastically differently during the next two years, the rich and powerful will cement their victory around the body of democracy and dump the barrel of freedom into the deep dark waters of cash politics where it will be lost forever.

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