An open letter to Noam Chomsky and the general public – RE: Film Banned in U.S. by John Pilger

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

Updated: June 14, 2011

by John Pilger
Information Clearing House
June 10, 2011

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Dear Noam,

I am writing to you and a number of other friends mostly in the US to alert you to the extraordinary banning of my film on war and media, ‘The War You Don’t See’, and the abrupt cancellation of a major event at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe in which David Barsamian and I were to discuss free speech, US foreign policy and censorship in the media.

Continue reading

Is It Time for Another Award for Obama? by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
June 10, 2011

change in chains

Image by spo0nman via Flickr

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Obama as the worst president when it comes to whistleblowers and transparency, and the only one to actually receive an award for it. Of course I had mixed reactions and greatly varying reception. On one hand those who value transparency and our Constitution objectively; on the other hand, those who value partisanship above all and are blinded to the realities on the ground. Continue reading

Wiki Wha? by William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
10 June, 2011

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

The monopolization and digitization of the media has industrialized the production process. This has resulted in virtually identical output regardless of its source. Not only the nature of the ‘news’ but also what is considered to be worthy of our attention comes at us in lockstep regardless of where we are or the medium, blanketing out any alternate views on the subject.

Continue reading

A concerted effort from Europe against Israeli produce exporter Agrexco By Stephanie Westbrook

by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 10, 2011

This past weekend in the Montpellier, France, over 100 activists from 9 countries gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco. Delegates from Italy, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Palestine joined the French organizers for two full days of workshops aimed at strengthening the boycott campaign against the Israeli agricultural export giant.

Continue reading

Readout of the President’s Meeting With His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain

Dandelion Salad

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 07, 2011

The President met today and had a productive discussion with His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, following the Crown Prince’s meeting with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The President reaffirmed the strong commitment of the United States to Bahrain. Continue reading