Monsanto and the mortal danger to traditional agriculture By Siv O’Neall

By Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
August 21, 2011

Lovely flowering dill

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The greatest threat to the future of food production in the world is the introduction of genetically engineered foods from the bio-tech industry. Contrary to their mendacious propagandized promises of solving the problem of world hunger through the so-called second green revolution, the bio-tech companies are instead in the process of destroying the world’s ecosystems, and thus the natural food chains and life cycles. Their goal is certainly not to solve any problem at all, but instead to fill the corporate coffers with the profits from selling their dangerous products to countries with already high mortality rates from malnutrition and starvation.

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The Attack on the British Council in Kabul by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
21 August 2011

End the Endless Wars!

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The attack on the British Council in Kabul on 19th August, resulting in twelve deaths and many injuries, further underlined how unwelcome the occupiers are, in a country in which they should never have been in the first place. Further tragedies, heaped on tragedies, also illustrated how out of touch those both on the ground in country – and those in high places abroad are.

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Noam Chomsky: Drug Cartels and the Growing Border War, interviewed by Luis Fernando Cárdenas

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by Luis Fernando Cárdenas
chomsky.info
August 17, 2011

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Guernica: Journalists in Mexico live in constant danger. A photojournalist from the newspaper El Diario was recently murdered in Juárez. The newspaper responded by printing an op-ed piece addressed to the cartels titled, “What do you want from us?” Can you speculate who is responsible for these attacks against the media and why?

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Dr. Michio Kaku: Fukushima and radiation in food supply, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

Updated: Aug. 24, 2011 added transcript

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
August 21, 2011

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This Sunday (August 21st), Cindy brings us theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku, well-known as a guest of many shows on cable television and radio.  Dr. Kaku is the author of a new book that just hit the NYTimes best seller list: Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.  Cindy and this innovative working scientist discuss the recent nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan, plus other important and timely issues.  Continue reading

Keiser Report: Richard Heinberg: Energy in the current debt crisis

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NOT A WAR FOR OIL

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 on Aug 18, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at how quantitative easing is good for the rich, bad for the poor and how sterling is offering no refuge. In the second half of the show Max talks to Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth, about the role of energy in the current debt crisis.

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Franklin Lamb Shot in leg + Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Psychological Warfare in Libya + Gaddafi’s Speech transcript

Updated: Aug. 22, 2011 added another video report from Dr. Lamb

with Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Tripoli, Libya
August 21, 2011

Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi

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 on Aug 21, 2011

On the telephone – No internet – He is Okay – and reports accordingly – with shooting going on.

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Dennis Kucinich at Hempfest 2011 + transcript

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Updated: Aug. 22, 2011 added the transcript

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on Aug 25, 2011

POT TV – US Congressman Dennis Kucinich speaking on the main stage at the 20th Anniversary celebration of Seattle Hempfest on August 20, 2011

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Damn It Or Fear It, The Forbidden Truth Is An Insurrection in Britain by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Information Clearing House
www.johnpilger.com
August 19, 2011

Who do they truly represent

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On a warm spring day, strolling in south London, I heard demanding voices behind me. A police van disgorged a posse of six or more, who waved me aside. They surrounded a young black man who, like me, was ambling along. They appropriated him; they rifled his pockets, looked in his shoes, inspected his teeth. Their thuggery affirmed, they let him go with the barked warning there would be a next time.

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Michael Hudson: Obama is a Republican

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 on Aug 20, 2011

In this edition of On the Edge, Max Keiser interviews Michael Hudson from Michael-Hudson.com

He talks about the US economy and debt crisis as we approach the 2012 presidential elections.

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Afghan Youth: Sinner Man, Where Will You Run To?

Abdulai before the giants
photo by Hakim
used with permission

Hakim
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://ourjourneytosmile.com
August 19, 2011

 on Aug 19, 2011

Y Not make music?
Y Not have a conversation with the ‘demonized’?

Below are events coming up for you to make a connection with or find out more about the ‘demonized’ people of Afghanistan and other conflict areas.

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Tripoli on the Cusp + Waiting for the Endgame in Libya by Franklin Lamb

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by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Tripoli, Libya
August 18, 2011

Truth be told, some foreign observers, and certainly this one, having been based in Tripoli the past nearly eight weeks, have not taken very seriously occasional media predictions that Tripoli might soon be invaded by “NATO rebels” — though not by NATO country forces putting their boots on the ground.

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Buying the Lies… Karma Americana by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 18, 2011

End the Wars! Weekly Protest in COMO

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In previous columns this writer has mentioned Karma: the total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of his existence. Boy oh boy, what karma our America has! If one reads Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, we can see how much damage our ancestors inflicted upon the indigenous people. The Indians who settled in North and South America over a thousand years ago were systematically exterminated by the White man. Their lands were taken from them and they were interned or massacred. Continue reading

The State Unleashes the Dogs of Media By William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
17 August, 2011

Tottenham riots

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“At 9.22 the Brixton shopping centre appeared almost calm by comparison to Railton Road. Rubbish was strewn across the main A23 Brixton Road; burglar alarms rang vainly from looted shops; and knots of youths, black and white, drifted along in the almost complete absence of police.” — ‘Eyewitness: Looters moved in as the flames spread’

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Why Pakistani Military Demands a Veto on Drone Strikes By Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
August 17, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Aug 16, 2011 (IPS) – Pakistani civilian and military leaders are insisting on an effective veto over which targets U.S. drone strikes hit, according to well-informed Pakistani military sources here.

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