Occupy the Treasury! Pass the NEED Act – HR 2990 by Nikki Alexander + Kucinich and Chris Hedges Interview

By Nikki Alexander
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://nikkialexander.wordpress.com
Oct. 23, 2011

Capitalism Kills

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With all the hysteria about government debt and deficit spending, ostensible pretexts for annihilating the public, why is no one scrutinizing the source of the problem ~ the monetary system?

Our economy has been running on credit/debt since 1913 when Congress outsourced its sovereign authority to create the nation’s money and gave that privilege away to a cartel of private banking corporations ~ the Federal Reserve System. After 1913, our so-called ‘money’ supply could only be created by banks generating credit as loans. Continue reading

Is Washington Using Famine in the Horn of Africa to Embark on Yet Another Illegal War? by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
19 October 2011

US Drones Coordinate Air Power For Kenyan Ground Invasion of Somalia

The large troop deployment by Kenya into Somali territory is taking on the form of a full-scale invasion, rather than a temporary incursion as initially reported.

What is also emerging – but largely unreported – is that the US appears to be providing coordinated aerial firepower to help the advance of the Kenyan military against Al Shabab Islamic militants who have held power in the southern Somali territory.

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The Occupy Movement Builds Democratic Learning/Action Communities By Shepherd Bliss

By Shepherd Bliss
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://www.vowvop.org
Oct. 20, 2011

Occupy COMO

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Occupy Wall Street gatherings on Oct. 15 at around 1500 sites in some 80 countries revealed a global uprising for building democratic learning and action communities. People were joyous to be together in streets and parks, on church steps, outside banks, and elsewhere—playing music, chanting, and exercising their freedoms. They sat in circles, paraded around with bands, and fed each other in dramatic outpourings of anger, aspiration, feelings, energy, humor, yearning, and wisdom.

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State terrorism led by the Land of the Free by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
22 October 2011

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians: 6:12.)

What a decade it has been for assassinations, liquidations, exterminations – for State terrorism led by the Land of the Free. Summary executions include Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. On 5th February 2003, General Colin Powell stating that he headed a deadly terrorist network within Iraq – just six weeks before the US headed a deadly terrorist network, in an illegal invasion, which entirely destroyed Iraq.

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More Garbage Medical Headlines by Cameron Salisbury

by Cameron Salisbury
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Opedinfo.com
October 16, 2011

Vitamins!

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It is painful to watch the media glom on to incompetent ‘research’ published in medical journals. It would be nice if they made sure of their facts before they spread misinformation and create a bandwagon full of misleading and dangerous hot air.

Take the headline about how Vitamin E causes prostate cancer, for example. What won’t they think of next?

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Major Conflicts of Interest Found at the Federal Reserve by Dennis Kucinich

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End the Fed

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Oct 20, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) released the following statement in response to the release of the second of two reports on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) audit of governance at Federal Reserve banks.

“The GAO report adds details to what we already know. The Federal Reserve operates with brazen disregard for the best interests of the American economy and with very serious conflicts of interest,” Kucinich stated.

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Chris Hedges: Nonviolent Citizen Resistance to War and Global Climate Change

Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Oct. 23, 2011

on Oct 20, 2011

Film by Eugene Taylor and Abraham Krikorian (Conscience Films – non-profit) of Chris Hedges’ talk at Hofstra University on October 3, 2011 – International Day Day of Non-Violence. Sponsored by Hofstra University’s Departments of Economics, History and Sociology and The Center for Civic Engagement and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives. Continue reading

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised … But There’s a LiveStream by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Oct. 17, 2011

“You wouldn’t be able to get your message out there without us.” — Griff Jenkins, Fox News producer

“If you put every single left-wing cause into a blender, this is the sludge you’d get.” — Sean Hannity Show, Fox

“Here we don’t think of prohibition. Because the ruling system has even suppressed our capacity to dream. Look at the movies that we see all the time. It’s easy to imagine the end of the world. An asteroid destroying all life and so on. But you cannot imagine the end of capitalism.” — Slavoj Zizek, address October 9, 2011 to Occupy Wall Street protesters

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Occupy The World! To the barricades comrades? By William Bowles + Slavoj Zizek at Occupy Wall Street

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
19 October 2011

Four years ago in a Ministry of Defence Review, the Whitehall Mandarins, more astutely than any so-called Lefty, determined the following:

“The Middle Class Proletariat — The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx. The globalization of labour markets and reducing levels of national welfare provision and employment could reduce peoples’ attachment to particular states. The growing gap between themselves and a small number of highly visible super-rich individuals might fuel disillusion with meritocracy, while the growing urban under-classes are likely to pose an increasing threat to social order and stability, as the burden of acquired debt and the failure of pension provision begins to bite. Faced by these twin challenges, the world’s middle-classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest.” — ‘UK Ministry of Defence report, The DCDC Global Strategic Trends Programme 2007-2036’ (Third Edition) p.96, March 2007

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U.S. May Have Concealed Deterrent Aim of Iranian Plan by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Oct. 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, Oct 21, 2011 (IPS) – Scepticism about the U.S. allegation of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador has focused on doubts that high-level Iranian officials would have used someone like used car salesman Monssor Arbabsiar to carry out the mission.

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Michael Hudson: Senate Bill Threatens Currency War with China

with Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 18, 2011

on Oct 18, 2011

Michael Hudson: Senate proposal based on junk economics and is illegal under international law

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Gaddafi Death: A Bullet to the Head is the Culmination of NATO’s Criminal War by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
22 October 2011

The shocking images of Muammar Gaddafi being hauled while dazed, confused and blood-soaked on to the back of a pick-up truck by gun-toting opposition fighters cannot disguise the awful reality – the Libyan leader was lynched on the street, executed in a squalid form of summary “justice”.

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If God is God, Why do Bad Things Happen?

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Infinity of Forces: The Beanstalk

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Day of Discovery

Part I

When it comes to questions of suffering and evil, no one has all the answers. However, author and speaker Os Guinness presents a compelling case that leads to faith and courage. With an engaging style, he introduces three perspectives on evil, examines the difference between suffering and evil, and shares steps to help you think through the problem of evil. Discover how you can cope with life and find reason to trust in God when bad things happen.

via Day of Discovery

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QE4: Forgive the Students by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
Oct. 20, 2011

Among the demands of the Wall Street protesters is student debt forgiveness – a debt “jubilee”. Occupy Philly has a “Student Loan Jubilee Working Group”, and other groups are studying the issue. Commentators say debt forgiveness is impossible. Who would foot the bill?

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The Son of Africa claims a continent’s crown jewels by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research
www.johnpilger.com
20 October 2011

On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. They will only “engage” for “self-defence”, says Obama, satirically. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.

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