Vittorio Arrigoni: Murderers to be tried in September by Michele Giorgio, translation by Daniela Loffreda

We are all Vittorio Arrigoni

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by Michele Giorgio
translation by Daniela Loffreda
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 27, 2011

The trial for the two Palestinians implicated in the 15 April kidnapping and murder of the Italian journalist and activist should begin on 8 September 2011.

In recent days we have truly felt the loss of Vittorio Arrigoni. The man we loved to call “Vik” spoiled us with accurate real time information on what was happening in Gaza, without neglecting the smallest of details. Continue reading

“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 19th Installment: Chapter Eighteen: 2020: The Second Final Solution

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Seventeen can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on
August 28, 2011

This is the nineteenth installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Continue reading

Killing the Truth: Western Mainstream Media Complicit in NATO War Crimes in Libya by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
25 August 2011

US Out of Libya

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Libya represents a new low in Western government war crimes – which is something of a disturbing record given the decades of war criminality by these governments.

In Libya, not only is there the criminal military assault on a sovereign country, the destruction of civilian infrastructure, the murder of women and children, and all the violation of international law that that entails – we now have the complete lobotomisation of language and normal meaning of words.

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Michel Chossudovsky: The West Wants to take Control of Libya’s Oil Wealth + Pepe Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset leading rebels in Tripoli

NATO out of LIbya - DSC 7560 ep

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by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, August 27, 2011
Press TV, Aug 25, 2011

Interview with Michel Chossudovsky, Director of Centre for Research on Globalization.

While Libyan revolutionaries have not yet won the war in the oil-rich country, Western powers are already discussing the post-Gaddafi period on such issues as how the interim government there needs to honor its oil contracts.

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Riotgate: Dispatch from East London by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
25 August 2011

Bruce Grove

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“Stuff happens and it’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.” Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq looting (April 11, 2003.)

From afar we have heard the politicians, the social scientists, the psychologists. It is “feral youth”, “black youth”, “low  life scum living off the State” (say the millionaire politicians in charge of the State, living off it courtesy the tax payer.) The “lazy”, the “feckless”, “people from sink estates”, are responsible – and so it goes on.

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Deaths as Hurricane Irene batters U.S. East Coast

East Village Hurricane Irene 2011 Shankbone

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on Aug 27, 2011

Millions of people are taking shelter along the American east coast.

Hurricane Irene is not the most powerful storm on record, but still large enough to cause damage.

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Chris Hedges: Obama: Brand for the Corporate State

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 25, 2011


on Aug 24, 2011

Chris Hedges is on the show to discuss Libya, the imperial presidency as he calls it, and our already-bought supposedly bipartisan super committee that’s about to unleash drastic cuts on the American people.

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Hamptons Hurricane: A Bankers’ Katrina by Greg Palast + Katrina Victims Still Seek Justice

Updated: Aug. 29, 2011 added video

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 26, 2011

Eastern New Orleans half a year after Hurrican...

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Don’t worry:  the bankers are safe.  The sub-prime sharks, derivatives divas, media mavens and their hairdressers, their trophy wives and their trophies’ personal trainers, the movers and shakers and money-makers, are all out of danger. Despite the warning that in a couple of days Hurricane Irene could well hit The Hamptons, the beach of the best of the ruling class will not lose a tan line.

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American Decline: Causes and Consequences by Noam Chomsky

by Noam Chomsky
Al Akhbar English
August 24, 2011

ha ha capitalism, you suck

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In the 2011 summer issue of the journal of the American Academy of Political Science, we read that it is “a common theme” that the United States, which “only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal – is in decline, ominously facing the prospect of its final decay.” Continue reading

Rep. Jean Schmidt Found Guilty of Accepting $500,000 in ‘Indirect’ Turkish Lobby Payment by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 24, 2011

The Revered Bruce Fein & Foreign Lobby Dollars in the Form of Illegal Payment of Legal Bills

I’ve been meaning to write about this for weeks, and just got around doing it. Maybe the subconscious procrastination was due to the conscious sanitization of this news by venues like this. Maybe it was the dread of having to tackle one of the quasi media phony darlings like this guy. Or maybe it was the repressed exhaustion-frustration I went through a couple of years back with this. Okay, allow me to start with the fairly recent development reported ‘incompletely and badly’ by the New York Times:

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Don DeBar: Libya: The Real Deal + Pepe Esobar: Iraq 2.0 + Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Exposing the Media Propaganda

US, Keep Your Hands Off Libya

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 on Aug 22, 2011

KPFA’s Davey D interviews Don DeBar about the real on-the-ground situation in Tripoli. Recorded at 7:15 am ET on August 22, 2011.

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Financial Meltdown: The Case Against the Ratings Agencies by Michael Hudson

by Prof. Michael Hudson
Global Research
August 20, 2011

Capitalism Kills

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In today’s looming confrontation the ratings agencies are playing the political role of “enforcer” as the gatekeepers to credit, to put pressure on Iceland, Greece and even the United States to pursue creditor-oriented policies that lead inevitably to financial crises. These crises in turn force debtor governments to sell off their assets under distress conditions. In pursuing this guard-dog service to the world’s bankers, the ratings agencies are escalating a political strategy they have long been refined over a generation in the corrupt arena of local U.S. politics.

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Lorie Van Auken: The Exploitation of 9/11, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 19, 2011

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lorie Van Auken joins us and shares with us her reflections ten years on about the events of 9/11 and her loss. She discusses the still-classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist financing, the 9/11 families’ stalled lawsuit to bankrupt the terrorists and the direct interventions by the White House to protect the Saudi regime against the justice-seeking families, and the many uninvestigated questions and facts covered up by the 9/11 commission. Continue reading

The Corruption In The Cancer Industry by Guadamour

by Guadamour
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 18, 2011

Collard Greens

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National Cancer Institute  (NCI) and American Cancer Society (ACS)—Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest  (Xlibris Corporation 2011) by  Samuel S. Epstein. MD contains startling, disturbing and important information for anyone trying to understand and make some sense of the current dysfunctional medical situation in the United States.  Continue reading

Gerald Epstein: Is Capitalism Doomed?

capitalism kills

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 on Aug 18, 2011

Gerry Epstein comments on Nouriel Roubini’s blog that “Marx was right”

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