Cindy Sheehan: Who amended the Constitution to delete the Fifth Amendment?

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox December 12, 2010
December 18, 2010

This Sunday (December 12th) Cindy welcomes Maria LaHood, Senior Staff Attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights.  She has a LONG history of fighting for the victims of our official “Justice” (not) system.  Check out this interview she did with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Maher Arar’s case against US officials for their role in sending him to Syria to be tortured. Continue reading

American Hegemony: The Final Outcome By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 18, 2010

The idea of supporting Democrats has come and gone…a long time ago. The two-party government in place in the United States is a travesty. There are no provisions for it in the Constitution. This is something that has evolved over time. In actuality, there really hasn’t been much of a difference between the two parties. The only time that there was a marked difference was when FDR used a variation of socialism to fight the depression.

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Millions Of Flood Victims In Pakistan Now Face Harsh Winter by Brian McAfee

by Brian McAfee
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Dec. 18, 2010

Pakistan floods: Famida Ghancha describes the ...

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Reports indicate that the hardships from Pakistan’s earlier monsoon floods have been exacerbated by the onslaught of winter. The floods impacted 20 million of Pakistan’s population of just over 180 million people. As the temperature dips, hundreds of thousands of displaced children and adults are susceptible to pneumonia and other cold related diseases. According to Director of the National Institute of Child Health (Pakistan), Professor Jamal Raza states that the flood victims becoming ill from cold related causes, particularly children, could almost double from the current number.

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Wikileaks, the Espionage Act, and the Constitution (Ralph Nader testifies)

3 hours, 14 minutes

Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics addressed were the nature of journalism, the extent of constitutional protections of the press in protecting the divulgence of classified information, and the amount of information that is categorized as classified.

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Marxism and political organization by Elizabeth Schulte

Workers Of The World Unite!

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by Elizabeth Schulte
December 2, 2010

How do we get from the vision of a socialist society to achieving one? Elizabeth Schulte looks at what Karl Marx and the Marxists after him had to say.

SOME ACADEMICS and historians may be happy to foster the idea that Karl Marx confined himself to analyzing the world, but the truth is that he and Frederick Engels sought to change it–and took part in building organizations dedicated to the goal of socialism.

In 1885, looking back on their discoveries about class society and the founding of the Communist League, Engels wrote:
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