Posted on August 2, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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with John Pilger
RT on Aug 2, 2014
Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses. And as the IDF offensive on Gaza continues, are media attitudes softening whilst those of the government harden?
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Posted on April 13, 2014 by dandelionsalad
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by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
April 13, 2014
This week Cindy chats with journalist/filmmaker John Pilger about world events and his new film, Utopia.
Then young Angeleno revolutionary poet Matt Sedillo will perform one of his poems for us.
Listen: Continue reading
Filed under: Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Imperialism, Politics, Propaganda, Venezuela | Tagged: Australia, Cindy Sheehan, colonialism, Coup d'état, John Pilger, Matt Sedillo, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Pilger-John, poetry, Ukraine | 4 Comments »
Posted on August 8, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by John Pilger
8 August 2013
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The critical moment in the political trial of the century was on 28 February when Bradley Manning stood and explained why he had risked his life to leak tens of thousands of official files. It was a statement of morality, conscience and truth: the very qualities that distinguish human beings. This was not deemed mainstream news in America; and were it not for Alexa O’Brien, an independent freelance journalist, Manning’s voice would have been silenced. Working through the night, she transcribed and released his every word. It is a rare, revealing document.
Filed under: Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Politics, War Crimes | Tagged: Alexa O'Brien, Assange-Julian, Chelsea Manning, John Pilger, Julian Assange, Manning-Bradley, Pilger-John, Whistleblowing, wikileaks | 8 Comments »
Posted on August 3, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by John Pilger
29 July 2013
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The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps. Children are incarcerated behind razor wire in conditions described as “a huge generator of mental illness”. This barbarism is considered a vote-winner by both the Australian government and opposition. Reminiscent of the closing of borders to Jews in the 1930s, it is smashing the façade of a society advertised as benign and lucky.
Filed under: Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Elections, Human Rights, Immigration, Politics, Racism, Refugees | Tagged: Australia, Human Rights on Dandelion Salad, indigenous, John Howard, John Pilger, Kevin Rudd, Pilger-John | 4 Comments »
Posted on July 26, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by John Pilger
25 July 2013
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I have known my postman for more than 20 years. Conscientious and good-humoured, he is the embodiment of public service at its best. The other day, I asked him, “Why are you standing in front of each door like a soldier on parade?”
“New system,” he replied, “I am no longer required simply to post the letters through the door. I have to approach every door in a certain way and put the letters through in a certain way.”
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