Posted on June 17, 2013 by dandelionsalad
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by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 14, 2013
For some years an international campaign has been gradually building – ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The goal is a treaty banning nuclear weapons, a Convention such as the Landmine Convention and the Cluster Munitions Convention. It will follow the same process, and requires enough nations, supported by their citizens, to sign up to it, bring it into being and then to ratify it. Once ratified, the development, possession and use of nuclear weapons becomes illegal. The beauty of this approach is that it sidesteps the bogged-down Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in which states that have undertaken to get rid of their remaining nuclear weapons endlessly argue about ‘process’ with the aim of hanging on to their horrifically destructive toys.
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Posted on February 5, 2013 by dandelionsalad
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democracynow·Feb 5, 2013
A lawsuit challenging a law that gives the government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens is back in federal court this week. On Wednesday, a group of academics, journalists, and activists will present oral arguments in court against a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. (more…)
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Posted on September 22, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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Sep 20, 2012 by linktv
Honey bees, the essential pollinators of many major US crops, have been dying off in massive numbers since 2006. This threatens the American agricultural system and the one in twelve American jobs that depends on it. There is growing evidence that a new class of pesticides — nerve toxins called neonicotinoids, which are used on most US crops including almost all corn — may be toxic to bees. The Environmental Protection Agency allowed neonicotinoids on the market without adequate tests to determine their toxicity to bees. Environmentalists want neonicotinoids banned until needed safety tests are done. While the US government is slow to act and neonicotinoid sales reap billions for the chemical industry, bees continue to die. Earth Focus reports.
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Posted on September 5, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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Right now, negotiations for what’s being called ”NAFTA on steroids,” the Trans-Pacific Partnership, are being conducted in secret. The corporate lobbyists pushing this agreement include a who’s who list of Big Oil, Big Ag and Wall Street power brokers.
The US negotiators have granted approximately 600 corporate lobbyists access to the negotiating texts while flatly refusing to tell the public what they have been proposing in our names. Why the secrecy? (more…)
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Posted on August 24, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Aug. 24 2012
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Five Year Investigation, Thousands of Sick and Dead Dogs, Tainted Jerky Still on the Shelves – FDA Refuses to Exercise Authority
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today asked the Inspector General to review the Food and Drug Administration’s handling of an investigation of tainted jerky treats for dogs made in China. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating consumer complaints for five years while the death toll rises. The FDA has issued three low profile warnings, unbeknownst to the vast majority of dog owners. Dangerous products are still on the shelves and sold in markets across the country.
Filed under: Action Alert, China, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Death-destruction, Dennis Kucinich, FDA, Food, Kucinich-Dennis J., Politics, Safety | Tagged: dogs, Pets | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 8, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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Jun 22, 2012 by TheMrSirCharles
Josh Fox on fracking.
Mirror from http://vimeo.com/44367635
Annotated documents featured in the film can be found here: http://www1.rollingstone.com/extras/theskyispink_annotdoc-gasl4final.pdf
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Posted on July 4, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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Updated: July 5, 2012; added an article.
Jun 29, 2012 by yeslabmedia
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Posted on July 3, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Greg Palast
written for No Fracking Ireland
July 3, 2012
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No Fracking Ireland presents Greg Palast in Dublin, Today 3. July
Connolly Books, Temple Bar – 1pm
The Ireland Institute – 7.30pm
Full info here
On the 20th of April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men instantly, then destroying 600 miles of coastline. On 9 September 2010, a natural gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, California, burning eight to death, one of several recent pipeline explosions in the USA. In 1992, in Chicago, a gas pipe leaked and 18 houses exploded, incinerating three people.
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Posted on June 19, 2012 by dandelionsalad
Updated: June 20, 2012 added more video reports plus an Action Alert.
Julian Assange (Photo credit: acidpolly)
Jun 19, 2012 by RTAmerica
On Tuesday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, UK. At a press conference today in Quito, the foreign minister said to the media that the government is evaluating the request and looking into the rules of international law. Back in 2010 the country offered the whistleblower citizenship, but why is Assange seeking to depart to Ecuador now? RT America’s Web Producer Andrew Blake helps us answer some of these pressing questions.
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Posted on June 11, 2012 by dandelionsalad
Updated: added Action Alert June 18, 2012
by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 7, 2012
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Thirty million American workers arise, you have nothing to lose but some of your debt!
Wednesday morning, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) introduced the “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012” (H.R. 5901) – legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 per hour. The present minimum wage is $7.25, way below the unrealistically low federal poverty definition of $18,123 per year for a family of three. Adjusted for inflation, the 1968 minimum wage today would be a little above $10 per hour.
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Posted on May 6, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Rick Rozoff
May 1, 2012
May 1, 2012
Rick Rozoff, manager of Stop NATO has criticized the U.S. drone campaign in other countries as “targeted assassinations” that aim “to kill particular individuals.”
Rozoff told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday that the deadly airstrikes in Pakistan and Yemen are “a violation of every Geneva Convention.”
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