Interview with David Degraw: Stop paying taxes!


April 05, 2010 — Should the people stop paying taxes and start their own government? David Degraw says that the government has become an organized criminal that has seized control of the economy and is bent on destroying the middle class of America.

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The United States takes the matter of three-headed babies very seriously by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
5 April, 2010

The Anti-Empire Report

The United States takes the matter of three-headed babies very seriously.

When did it begin, all this “We take your [call/problem/question] very seriously”? With answering-machine hell? As you wait endlessly, the company or government agency assures you that they take seriously whatever reason you’re calling. What a kind and thoughtful world we live in. Continue reading

9/11 Hijackers Not on Flight Manifests? by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Foreign Policy Journal
5 April, 2010

A review of available information

The claim that no Arab names appeared on the flight manifests for the planes hijacked on the morning of September 11, 2001 arose shortly after the terrorist attacks, and variations on the theme have persisted to this day. The claim initially arose when lists of passengers published by CNN, The Guardian, and the Associated Press contained no names of hijack suspects. Continue reading

US special forces ‘tried to cover-up’ botched Khataba raid in Afghanistan + Interview with Jerome Starkey on NATO night raids

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Jerome Starkey, Kabul
Times Online
April 5, 2010

US special forces soldiers dug bullets out of their victims’ bodies in the bloody aftermath of a botched night raid, then washed the wounds with alcohol before lying to their superiors about what happened, Afghan investigators have told The Times.

Two pregnant women, a teenage girl, a police officer and his brother were shot on February 12 when US and Afghan special forces stormed their home in Khataba village, outside Gardez in eastern Afghanistan. The precise composition of the force has never been made public.

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“Collateral Murder” Video allegedly shows US forces killing two reporters and six others, by Daniel Tencer + Collateral Murder: U.S. Apache helicopters killing journalists in Iraq

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These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

By Daniel Tencer
Raw Story
Monday, April 5th, 2010

McChrystal: ‘We’ve shot an amazing number of people … none has proven to have been a real threat to the force’

US military personnel apparently mistook the cameras slung over the backs of two Reuters journalists for weapons when they opened fire on them and a group of people in a Baghdad suburb in 2007, recently released video footage purportedly shows.

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How the Corporations Broke Ralph Nader and America, Too by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 5, 2010

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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Ralph Nader’s descent from being one of the most respected and powerful men in the country to being a pariah illustrates the totality of the corporate coup. Nader’s marginalization was not accidental. It was orchestrated to thwart the legislation that Nader and his allies—who once consisted of many in the Democratic Party—enacted to prevent corporate abuse, fraud and control. He was targeted to be destroyed. And by the time he was shut out of the political process with the election of Ronald Reagan, the government was in the hands of corporations. Nader’s fate mirrors our own.

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Michel Warschawski: On the border Pt.1


Report from the Middle East: M. Warschawski on growing up in Jerusalem

Michel Warschawski is a journalist and writer and a founder of the Alternative Information Center (AIC) in Israel. His books include On the Border and Towards an Open Tomb – the Crisis of Israeli Society.

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