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Rick Rozoff: NATO, Ukraine and U.S. Imperialism–Purpose is to Besiege Russia

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 15, 2014

laborbeat.org

MiloWolf on Apr 15, 2014

Rick Rozoff, internationally recognized critic of NATO, spoke on April 12, 2014 at a Chicago teach-in titled “Stop U.S./NATO’s New Cold War Over Ukraine.”

He described the geo-political background to the current crisis resulting from the recent right-wing coup of the Kiev government in Ukraine and U.S./NATO saber-rattling. The key to understanding the present situation is to look at the historically aggressive objectives of NATO. Continue reading

The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Programme That Wasn’t by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
April 11, 2014

When U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz unsealed the indictment of a Chinese citizen in the UK for violating the embargo against Iran, she made what appeared to be a new U.S. accusation of an Iran nuclear weapons programme.

The press release on the indictment announced that between November 2005 and 2012, Sihai Cheng had supplied parts that have nuclear applications, including U.S.-made goods, to an Iranian company, Eyvaz Technic Manufacturing, which it described as “involved in the development and procurement of parts for Iran’s nuclear weapons program.” Continue reading

US Nuclear Waste Dirty-Bombs New Mexico With Plutonium by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, March 30, 2014
April 5, 2014

Heading to WIPP

Image by Randy Montoya via Sandia Labs via Flickr

Radiation from a half-mile underground reaches atmosphere.

It was Valentine’s Day when the nation’s only radioactive nuclear waste facility first released radioactive particles including Plutonium and Americium into the atmosphere of New Mexico and beyond, including into Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico. Earlier that same day, the New Mexico Environment Department opened the public comment period on an application to modify and expand that nuclear waste facility, which the department said it planned to allow. Continue reading

US Killing Machine Turns On Itself by Finian Cunningham

War Is A Racket

Image by Infidelic via Flickr

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 1, 2014

When a country’s military has been turned into nothing more than a criminal killing and torture machine we should not be surprised when its own ranks in turn become seized with all sorts of psychosis and pathology.

The latest mass killing this week at the US army base in Fort Hood, Texas, in which four personnel were shot dead and 16 others injured is but another symptom of how the American military is at war with itself. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism

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with Noam Chomsky

Javier Castro on Mar 31, 2014

Nuclear Extinction

Image by Truthout.org via Flickr

Noam Chomsky interviewed by Javier Sethness Castro at MIT on 28 March 2014. The conversation revolves around the present and future role of anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, and indigenous struggle in terms of the profound ecological crisis we confront today as a result of capitalist hegemony.

Many thanks to Patrick Wilson, Suren Moodliar, and Dan Kontoff in terms of logistics, and to Sasha Ross, John Clark, and Paul Messersmith-Glavin for advice on the questions.

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Rick Rozoff: Ukrainian Crisis and NATO at age 65, interviewed by David Swanson

with Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 2, 2014

Stop NATO manifestation, Krakow

Image by Gosia Malochleb via Flickr

Interviewed by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
April 2, 2014

Rick Rozoff is the manager of Stop NATO. He discusses the Ukrainian crisis and the state of NATO at age 65.

Total run time: 29:00

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U.S. Rejected Israeli Demand for Iran Nuclear Confession by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
March 31, 2014

The Barack Obama administration appears to have rejected a deal-breaking demand by Israel for an Iranian confession to having had a covert nuclear weapons programme as a condition for completing the comprehensive nuclear agreement.

Pro-Israeli commentators have openly criticised the Obama administration for failing to explicitly demand that Iran confess to charges by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of a covert nuclear weapons programme.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

NATO protest Strasbourg 4-4-09

Image by Jos van Zetten via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Propaganda Alert!

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014

The United States has a solemn commitment to the collective defense of all NATO allies. As has been true since we signed the Washington Treaty in 1949, we will respond if the security or territorial integrity of our allies is violated. We also have built constructive security and defense cooperation with Ukraine and other members of NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) over the past two decades to help build a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace.

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Ralph Nader Radio: Wall Street Criminals, the CIA, Fukushima and March Madness

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance 38

Image by Stephen D. Melkisethian via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 24, 2014

This week we ask Ralph if Jamie Dimon is a criminal, whether we really need a CIA, and why should we worry about Fukushima. And Ralph explains the true meaning of one of our most sacred holidays-March Madness.

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Father John Dear: The Nonviolent Life

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

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“The Non-violent Life:

  1. Real non-violence to yourself.
  2. Practice non-violence to all human beings, and all creatures, and all of creation.
  3. Have one foot in the global grassroots movement of non-violence.”

– Father John Dear

talkingsticktv on Mar 22, 2014

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Fukushima and Crimea – Crisis Mis-Management 101 by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, March 18, 2014
March 22, 2014

Governments find it hard to do the right thing for their people – why?

There are those who say that the idiots running Western and allied governments (the “civilized” countries) are pitching the world toward a pair of disasters, the full realization of either of which, in its most extreme form, would likely change life on earth for the worse for most folks, whether it’s the continuing, unabated nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima or the continuing, unabated political meltdown over Ukraine that risks nuclear war. There are also those who don’t say that these leaders are idiots. We’ll see how things turn out.

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Army Makes Case Against Enlisting by David Swanson

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
March 19, 2014

Pure Inspiration

Image by United States Marine Corps Official Page via Flickr

Remarkably, the U.S. Army War College has published a report (PDF) that makes an overwhelming case against enlisting in the U.S. Army. The report, called “Civilian Organizational Inhibitors to U.S. Army Recruiting and the Road Ahead,” identifies counter-recruitment organizations that effectively discourage young people from joining the military.

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Gareth Porter: Why Didn’t Bush/Cheney Attack Iran and Can Obama Make and Sell a Deal?

DON'T ATTACK IRAN

Image by ultrascott via Flickr

with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 18, 2014

I Grew Up Believing in Time Magazine’s Version of America – Gareth Porter on RAI (1/3)

TheRealNews on Mar 15, 2014

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Porter tells Paul Jay that by the end of the Vietnam War, he understood the US government and military could do terrible things. Continue reading

Gareth Porter: The Obama Administration Is Setting Up A Demand Which Would Cause The Entire Nuclear Talks To Fail

with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 17, 2014

Don't attack Iran

Image by Max Warren via Flickr

MyCatbirdSeat on Mar 16, 2014

This first American National Summit was held at the National Press Club by The Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policies, the Council for the National Interest, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and If Americans Knew.

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Ralph Nader: It’s Easier Than We Think To Turn Our Country Around

Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader

“A Culture of Timidity”: Ralph Nader on How Regulators Ignored a GM Safety Defect Tied to 13 Deaths

democracynow on Mar 11, 2014

democracynow – After hundreds of complaints and 13 deaths, the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into how the nation’s largest automaker, General Motors, may have covered up deadly safety defects in its compact cars. Continue reading