Chris Hedges: The Cannibalization of the State

March 26, 2011 Protest London
used with permission
photo by William Bowles

with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
April 8, 2011
March 31, 2011

Chris Hedges discusses the betrayal of the American people by the American financial elite.

“Adequate food, clean water and basic security are already beyond the reach of perhaps half the world’s population. Food prices have risen 61 percent globally since December 2008, according to the International Monetary Fund. The price of wheat has exploded, more than doubling in the last eight months to $8.56 a bushel.

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Positively Orwellian by Dennis Kucinich

by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Apr 8, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement responding the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion regarding the President’s authority to use military force in Libya:

In the legal memo provided by the President’s Office of Legal Counsel, the Administration argues that the President had the authority to attack Libya absent Congressional authorization because he determined it was in the national interest and because the U.S. is engaged in limited military operations that do not constitute a war.

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It’s Time To Go To Work For The Solar Initiative by Steve Windisch

By Steve Windisch (jibbguy)
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Dandelion Salad
April 8, 2011

The below is a possible Letter to an elected official. We would urge you to please write one and send it, letting them know this subject is both important to us all, and to our planet. Sadly, due to terrible events, NOW is the best time for doing this. Despite the BP Gulf Disaster one year ago, despite the Fukushima fission nuclear disaster… These topics are STILL not being seriously discussed in Congress… Major incentives for PV Solar energy is not even a serious topic, if that bizarre fact can be believed. And these topics will not be discussed, and only the ones that the energy lobbyists want will be discussed… as long as we do not work together. It is time for ALL in the environmental movements, all who seek positive change, to work together now. Continue reading

The Empire conducts a war fest (or business as usual) By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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April 8, 2011

To paraphrase, the first casualty of capitalism is the truth and the outrageous and totally illegal invasion of Libya, launched with so much super-heated air, has degenerated into a vile exposé of the true nature of capitalism. The Tonkin Gulf of Libya that was the excuse for this sordid and disgusting operation rested on the claims of two allegations: bombing of civilians and Gaddafi’s use of ‘African mercenaries’. Both claims have proved to be complete fabrications, but guess what?
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From Ivory Coast To Libya And Beyond: Africa Threatened With Western Military Subjugation by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
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Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
April 8, 2011

Map of Ivory Coast

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On April 5 the chairman of the African Union, Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, condemned French military operations in fellow West African nation Ivory Coast and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s war against Libya, stating: “Africa does not need any external influence. Africa must manage its own affairs.”

Though hardly a model of a democratic ruler, having come to power in a coup d’etat in 1979 and governed his nation uninterruptedly since, Obiang Nguema is the current head of the 53-nation African Union and his comments stand on their own regardless of their source.

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David Cameron’s Gift of War and Racism, to Them and Us By John Pilger

By John Pilger
Information Clearing House
April 08, 2011

The Euro-American attack on Libya has nothing to do with protecting anyone; only the terminally naive believe such nonsense. It is the West’s response to popular uprisings in strategic, resource-rich regions of the world and the beginning of a war of attrition against the new imperial rival, China.

President Barack Obama’s historical distinction is now guaranteed. He is America’s first black president to invade Africa. His assault on Libya is run by the US Africa Command, which was set up in 2007 to secure the continent’s lucrative natural resources from Africa’s impoverished people and the rapidly spreading commercial influence of China. Continue reading

Bernie Sanders: Republicans Have Obstructed! Obstructed! Obstructed!

Tax the Rich

Image by Seabeak via Flickr

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Sanders Talk Budget Showdown

on Apr 8, 2011

Sen. Sanders joined MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) discussing the showdown in Washington over keeping the government running and, looking to the future, what a responsible budget would look like.


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Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen Nabs George Bush PR Queen by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
April 8, 2011

Fethullah Gulen’s Cosmos Foundation Hires Bush Karen Hughes & Here is Why!

Here at Boiling Frogs Post we have been covering the infamous Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen, his $25 Billion network and CIA guardians, his more than 1000 Madrasas in the Balkans, Central Asia, Caucasus and elsewhere, his Charter School Empire here in our backyard, and of course, as always, the incredible blackout and selective coverage by the US mainstream media when it comes to this controversial operator. Maybe all that work was not totally futile after all. In the past few weeks, thanks to relentless and collective efforts by a group of concerned American teachers-activists, Imam Gulen has been receiving some deservedly eye-brow rising media coverage. Obviously, more than a few eyebrows must have been risen, since in a desperate attempt for damage control one of Fethullah Gulen’s main foundations has reached out and hired (make that bought out) George Bush’ queen of PR, his former campaign manager, and the former Undersecretary of State, Karen Hughes. The buyout terms must have been very steep since both parties, Gulen’s Cosmo-Hughes, have been mum about it when questioned:
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