Peace in Our Time: Obama’s Munich, Part III by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
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Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash.com
December 24, 2010

We have examined what really happened at the famous Munich meeting between the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler that concluded on September 30, 1938.  We then reviewed the parallels between what Chamberlain was really after at Munich, which had nothing to do with “appeasement,” and what Obama was really doing with the “tax deal,” which has mainly to do with carrying out Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) right-wing policies while appearing to be a conciliator.  Since the signing of the tax give-away, Obama has achieved a series of apparent legislative successes.  They have been trumpeted by the Administration, the DLC, and the new DLC lookalike, the “No Labels” something or other, as demonstrating the “triumph” of “bipartisanship.”

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2011: U.S. And NATO To Extend And Expand Afghan War by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
December 24, 2010

The war being waged by the United States and the Western military alliance it controls, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is well into its tenth year and is already the longest war in the history of the U.S., Afghanistan and NATO alike. In fact it is NATO’s first ground war and its first armed conflict in Asia.

It has now graduated into a broader war, having engulfed neighboring Pakistan with a population of 170 million and a nuclear arsenal.

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Superpower (2008; must-see)

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Note: replaced video Dec. 30, 2011

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Don’t Go, Don’t Kill (DGDK) by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
originally published on Al Jazeera
December 24, 2010

The recent repeal of the US military policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is far from being the human rights advancement some are touting it to be. I find it intellectually dishonest, in fact, illogical on any level to associate human rights with any military, let alone one that is currently dehumanising two populations as well as numerous other victims of it’s clandestine “security” policies.

Placing this major contention aside, the enactment of the bill might be an institutional step forward in the fight for “equality”; however institutions rarely reflect reality.

Do we really think that the US congress vote to repeal the act and Obama signing the bill is going to stop the current systemic harassment of gays in the military?

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Chris Hedges: Media exit from the War

with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
December 24, 2010

thomhartmann | December 23, 2010

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