Dave Hall: Abolishing Nuclear Weapons + The Great Hiroshima Cover-Up


August 09, 2009

Interview with Dr. Dave Hall with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Continue reading

Exclusive: Food, Inc. – A Review by Tricia Orr

Sent to DS by the author; thanks, Tricia.

by Tricia Orr
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 9, 2009

Yummy Juliet Tomatoes

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Last night, I went to see the documentary everyone is talking about – Food, Inc., which clearly juxtaposes modern, industrialized agriculture with local, organic agriculture. Or at least that’s what I thought going into the film.

Now, most people would already agree that organic, pesticide-free vegetables are preferable to chemically-treated vegetables, and that farmers should be allowed to save their own seeds without Monsanto trying to sue them. The film’s focus on organic vegetables as a superior food source is not controversial.

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Updated Version of I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
Aug. 9, 2009

“Analysts Expect Long-Term, Costly U.S. Campaign in Afghanistan” (Washington Post, Sunday, August 9, 2009):

“As the Obama administration expands U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, military experts are warning that the United States is taking on security and political commitments that will last at least a decade and a cost that will probably eclipse that of the Iraq war.”

I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag

by Country Joe McDonald
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Afghan War: NATO Builds History’s First Global Army by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 9, 2009

Two months before the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of NATO’s first-ever ground war the world is witness to a 21st Century armed conflict without end waged by the largest military coalition in history.

With recent announcements that troops from such diverse nations as Colombia, Mongolia, Armenia, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine and Montenegro are to or may join those of some 45 other countries serving under the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), there will soon be military personnel from fifty nations on five continents and in the Middle East serving under a unified command structure.

Never before have soldiers from so many states served in the same war theater, much less the same country.

By way of comparison, there were twenty six (higher, and looser, estimates go as high as 34) national contingents in the so-called coalition of the willing in Iraq as of 2006. In the interim between now and then troops from all contributing nations but the United States and Great Britain have been withdrawn and in most cases redeployed to Afghanistan.

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US attorney general ‘to probe CIA torture case’

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Sun, 09 Aug 2009 04:20:13 GMT

Tortured Logic

The US attorney general is likely to name a criminal prosecutor to probe if CIA officials used harsh interrogation methods against terror suspects, a report says.

A senior Justice Department official said that Eric Holder envisioned an inquiry that would be “narrow” in scope, focusing on “whether people went beyond the techniques that were authorized” in Bush administration memos that liberally interpreted anti-torture laws, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

Current and former CIA and Justice Department officials who have firsthand knowledge of the interrogation files contend that criminal convictions will be difficult to obtain because the quality of evidence is poor and the legal underpinnings have never been tested, the paper said.


via US attorney general ‘to probe CIA torture case’

h/t: CLG


Tortured Logic: ACLU launches campaign to ask Eric Holder to investigate Bush and Cheney’s war crimes by Andy Worthington

Brad Friedman interviews Sibel Edmonds & David Krikorian


August 08, 2009

Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Finally Testifies Under Oath Continue reading