Noam Chomsky: Pressure Points – How can we promote justice in Israel and Palestine?

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with Noam Chomsky
chomsky.info
Novemeber 14, 2010

A-Infos Radio Project
Recorded: 2010-10-14

A benefit event for the Gaza Mental Health Foundation.

Produced by Nancy Murray for the Gaza Mental Health Foundation
Recorded by Chuck U. Rosina.
Edited at W.Bla3 Studio, Medford, MA.

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Time To Test our Might & Will by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
14 November, 2010

The movement against TSA’s systematic degradation of our nation seems to be gaining a bit of momentum; long overdue. A few lawmakers are making some noise. Let’s hope it is not for show only. Pilots and related organizations have been making a little headway. And we have more than a few citizens coming up with and organizing actionable plans and ideas. I hope none of this ends up settling for ‘little bones.’ By that I mean quasi cosmetic changes like: giving our CNN’s Fitzpatrick what she is asking for – a heads up and notice signs for coming violations at check points, or installing separate screening detectors for the pilots and flight attendants, or having the screener police touch and violate you using three fingers instead of their entire palm. We seem to have momentum. I believe with solidarity and persistence, refusing to give up or give in to a few ‘bones’ we will succeed. Continue reading

Airbrushing Bush, and Why by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash.com
November 14, 2010

Why?  “Well,” as the first political figure discussed in the Commentary, Ronald Reagan, would say, it comes down to three letters.  But I’m afraid that you will have to read down to the end to see what they are.

While President, Ronald Reagan did the following:

  • Firmly established racism as the center of the modern Republican electoral strategy, confirming that the Nixon “Southern Strategy” of 1968 would be permanently ensconced there;
  • Firmly established anti-choice as the Republican position of choice in the matter of belief as to when life begins;

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The Cruelty and Stupidity of the Government’s Welfare Reforms

by Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.andyworthington.co.uk 12 November, 2010
14 November, 2010

Journalists like to portray Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, as a caring, decent man, but while this may be true in his personal life, politically he is a ruthless ideologue, whose white paper on welfare reform, unveiled yesterday, reveals that he is, to be blunt, monstrously cruel and stupid. In the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, Mary Riddell provided a cautionary warning about how this would-be reformer’s mind works, which harks back uncomfortably to the Social Darwinism of the Victorian age. Duncan Smith, she wrote, “believes that dysfunctional lives are the root cause of poverty, while the centre Left thinks, correctly, that the reverse is true.”

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Savage Austerity by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
November 14, 2010

“Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.”

James Connolly, Irish Freedom Fighter and founder of the Irish Labor Party

“We’re all in this together,” is the chorus the ruling class loves to sing while it simultaneously bestows “quantitative easing” upon banks after imposing “savage austerity” measures on the working class.

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Socialism and society By Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Online Journal
www.jerrymazza.com
Nov. 14, 2010

Most people don’t realize that when they board a public bus or subway that a form of socialism is carrying them to their destination. The city government owns the means of travel for no-profit but to help build the infrastructure of the city and thus to make it prosper. No armbands, flags, lapel pins, buttons or streamers are necessary to herald the state as you ride to your destination. You pay your fare, you get your ride.

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