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Barack Obama’s Presidential Determination — Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Vietnam


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Propaganda Alert!

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 24, 2014


SUBJECT: Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

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US-France’s New Terror Tango — State-sponsored Gangsterism by Finian Cunningham + Fact Sheet: U.S.-France Security Cooperation

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
February 11, 2014

Einsatzort Djibouti

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France is emerging as the new partner-in-crime in support of America’s imperialist machinations across the globe.

Up until recently, that thuggish role was filled by British in what was euphemistically referred to as the “special Anglo-American relation”. Now the French are taking over from the British as the “oldest ally.”

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Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

Seattle Free Nestora Salgado Protest 6.10.13

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SeattleChannel21 on Jan 28, 2014

Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant responses to Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.

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President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address + Transcript (1.28.14) + Ralph Nader’s State of The Union


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WSJDigitalNetwork Jan. 28, 2014

Full coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union address, hosted by Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib. Continue reading

State of the Unequal Union


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January 28, 2014

Obama’s prime-time speech may sound good, but actions speak louder than words.

IF YOU’RE a regular reader of SocialistWorker.org, you’ve seen the statistics before about the growing divide between the super-rich and the rest of us. But on Tuesday, you’ll hear them from an unusual source: President Barack Obama, during his State of the Union speech.

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They Never Announce When You Prevent a War by David Swanson

Seattle Rally

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 24, 2014

There exists, I suppose, some slight chance of this one making it into the State of the Union address, no doubt in a distorted, bellicose, and xenophobic disguise. Typically, there’s no chance of any announcement at all.

We’re stopping another war.

There are a million qualifications that need to be put on that statement. None of them render it false. A bill looked likely to move through Congress that would have imposed new sanctions on Iran, shredded the negotiated agreement with Iran, and committed the United States to join in any Israeli war on Iran. This would be a step toward war and has become understood as such by large numbers of people. Continue reading

Michael Parenti: The Republic is Now in Decay

State of the Union

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
January 25, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
January 25, 2013

What the military industrial complex in the US learned from Yugoslavia was that they could fight an entire war and not lose a single soldier. This emboldened those who use war as a means to advance the interests of the empire, but the Empire feeds off the Republic for its financing and as a source for cannon fodder and the Republic is now in decay and falling apart. Continue reading