Project on Government Oversight Refuses to Take Back Obama Transparency Award by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
June 15, 2011

change in chains

Image by spo0nman via Flickr

In a very wordy, hollow words that is, public response, Danielle Brian of Project on Government Oversight (POGO) not only adamantly declines to rescind Obama’s Transparency Award given to him in secrecy, but she actually praises the President as one who has achieved more openness than any other US president, thus deserving of an award given to him in a secret ceremony. Further, Ms. Brian considers this petition and signatories’ efforts a waste of time and a distraction. Here are a few excerpts from POGO’s public response to the petition and all signatories:

Continue reading

Sen. Al Franken Introduces the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011

Dandelion Salad

FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEF...

Image by Bebopsmile via Flickr

 on Jun 15, 2011

Today, U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation that would require companies like Apple and Google as well as app developers to receive express consent from users of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets before sharing information about those users’ location with third parties. The bill, called the Location Privacy Protection Act, would close current loopholes in federal law to ensure that consumers know what location information is being collected about them and allow them to decide if they want to share it.

Continue reading

10 Members of Congress Sue President Obama over Illegal Libya War by Dennis J. Kucinich

US Out of Libya

Image by BlueRobot via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Jun 15, 2011

Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Walter Jones (R-NC) today led a bipartisan group of 10 Members of Congress to file a suit in federal court against President Barack Obama to challenge the commitment of the United States to war in Libya absent the required constitutional legal authority.

Continue reading

SPIN: The Art of Selling War (2004)

Dandelion Salad

Note: replaced video July 12, 2012

Corporate Greed

Image by tsweden via Flickr

on Jan 29, 2007

22:37

Directed by Josh Rushing, a veteran Marine Corps media spokesman, “SPIN: The Art of Selling War” is an investigative documentary that looks at the standard justification for going to war by the American administrations of past and present.

Continue reading

How can we live without crying?

Hakim
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://ourjourneytosmile.com
June 15, 2011

Dear friends,

Peace from Afghanistan, specially to those with the Caravan of Solace far-away in Mexico, who strengthen us with their poetic struggle.

From Afghanistan, we need you to know: Walking together is not a weakness. It is our everything.

Continue reading