William Shakespeare VS The United States Government by Rocket Kirchner

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This one needs to be heard. Scroll down to view the video of the speech. ~ Lo

by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
April 26, 2015

Your Honor and Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I represent the case for William Shakespeare versus the United States Government. Shakespeare wrote during the Aristocratic Age of literature. His audience was living under Aristocracy. His words bit hard and penetrated the depth and deception of the Aristocratic mindset.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP) and the Death of the Republic by Ellen Brown + Obama, Corporate “Free Traitors” and You! by Ralph Nader

#TPP - Expressway to Trade Hell bumper sticker on my car

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
April 24, 2015

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government. — Article IV, Section 4, US Constitution

A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens, and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In The Federalist Papers, James Madison defined a republic as “a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people… .”

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Gradual Injustice by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
April 23, 2015

Chris Woods’ excellent new book is called Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars. The title comes from a claim that then-President George W. Bush made for drone wars. The book actually tells a story of gradual injustice. The path from a U.S. government that condemned as criminal the type of murder that drones are used for to one that treats such killings as perfectly legal and routine has been a very gradual and completely extra-legal process.

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US-backed Criminal Slaughter in Yemen Revealed by Finian Cunningham + Houthi Arms Bonanza Came From Saleh, Not Iran by Gareth Porter

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Map of the modern state of Yemen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Updated: April 25, 2015

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
April 23, 2015

Former UN envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has given an undiplomatic assessment of the crisis in that country, in which he rhetorically explodes Saudi myths “justifying” the US-backed aerial bombing campaign. The Moroccan diplomat told media at the weekend that the ongoing conflict was a direct result of Houthi rebels having been excluded from the political process last year.

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Exclusive: Utah’s Closing In On the Elimination of Homelessness by Rocket Kirchner

19th Jan: Shelter

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
April 20, 2015

Well, well, well, … it never ceases to amaze me when stereotypes get shattered. So called backward Red State Utah is on the brink of the elimination of homelessness by the end of this year, and so called progressive cities like Philadelphia and Seattle are the worst places in the country to be without a place to lay your head. What is going on here?

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Noam Chomsky, Paul Jay, Annie Machon and Zain Raza: Whistleblowers, Activism and the Alternative Media

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Dandelion Salad

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acTVism Munich on Apr 19, 2015

(ENG) An informational event was hosted by acTVism Munich at the Muffatwerk in Munich in which the significance and role of whistleblowers, the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues were discussed.

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Secretive #TPP Trade Deal is a Threat to Democracy + Bernie Sanders: No Fast Track for the TPP

Expressway To Trade Hell - TPP Bumper Sticker on My Car

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democracynow on Apr 16, 2015

democracynow – Senate Finance Committee leaders Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden are expected to introduce a “fast-track” trade promotion authority bill as early as this week that would give the president authority to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and then present it to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, with no amendments allowed. On Wednesday, more than 1,000 labor union members rallied on Capitol Hill to call on Democrats to oppose “fast-track” authority. We speak with two people closely following the proposed legislation: Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida.

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Can the Working Class Still Change the World? by Kyle Brown

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by Kyle Brown
socialistworker.org
April 14, 2015

IN HIS famous speech “Where Do We Go From Here?” Martin Luther King Jr. quoted the then-president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, Walter Reuther, saying, “Power is the ability of a labor union like the UAW to make the most powerful corporation in the world, General Motors, say ‘Yes’ when it wants to say ‘No.'”

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W-Z: Watered Stock to Zero-Sum by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
April 12, 2015

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Parts W-Z in the .

War: Economically, the major cause of national debt and inflation, and often of postwar deflations. Politically, war serves as an excuse to centralize control of government in the hands of the few, and in the Executive Branch of government.

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The Stimulator: Solidarity Means Tabarnak! Quebec Students Strike Against Capitalism

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Dandelion Salad

stimulator on Apr 11, 2015

This week we look at the student led mobilizations that have rocked the streets of Montreal and Quebec City. From large scale marches, to occupations of university buildings to direct actions, the spring 2015 coalition has re-energized radical organizing in so called Quebec. Continue reading

Jump Out of the Pot! Capitalism Can’t Be Fixed From the Inside by William T. Hathaway

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
April 9, 2015

“I’m getting hot,” croaked the frog as he floated in a pot of water from which steam was beginning to rise.

“Me too,” croaked the other frog as she paddled listlessly. “This water used to be warm. Now it’s too hot.”

“Oh well…nothing we can do about it. Maybe it’ll get better.”

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Chris Hedges: US Specializes in Illegal War + US-Saudis Terrorise Yemen to ‘Cry Uncle’ by Finian Cunningham

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 7, 2015

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How America Became an Oligarchy by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
April 6, 2015

Oligarchy

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The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t…. You have owners. — George Carlin, The American Dream

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Using data from over 1,800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page concluded that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of – or even against – the will of the majority of voters. America’s political system has transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where power is wielded by wealthy elites.

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Where Are The Stats Pages on wordpress.com Blogs? by Lo

Old Stats with Map on wordpress.com Blogs

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by Lo
Editor, Dandelion Salad
April 6, 2015

In December 2014, wordpress.com launched a “new” Stats page in Beta form. If you’d prefer to use the old Stats page with the map, this is the link: https://wordpress.com/my-stats.

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Playing Political Games With Immigrant Lives by Milina Jovanović

by Milina Jovanović
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 6, 2015

April 5th Immigration Protest in DC

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