Ralph Nader: Giant Corporate Power is the Central Political Issue of Our Time (must-see; repost)

occupy stop corporate greed

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Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader

Posted previously on Dandelion Salad

Ralph Nader: The Road to Corporate Fascism

Oct 14, 2007

Jeffrey Keating Feb 3, 2012

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Rick Rozoff: NATO’s expanding horizons

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
November 26, 2011

Stop NATO manifestation, Krakow

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NATO’s expanding horizons
November 21st, 2011
Featured Guest: Rick Rozoff
CIUT 89.5 FM

The Taylor Report
November 25, 2011

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Ch. 7: SAMs for Uncle Sam by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 4, 2011

War Crime

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SAMs for Uncle Sam

From the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day

Merna al-Marjan is a young Iraqi who is currently in Germany studying European history. We talked in her dormitory room, a spartan but functional cubicle in a building that embodies a hopeful change in European history: it was constructed in the nineteenth century as an army barracks but now houses university students. That’s progress.

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Spinning Invasions, from Nile to the Euphrates and Beyond by Felicity Arbuthnot

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

“If a man seeks to understand Rome’s casuss reason for each foreign conquest, he needs only look into the Treasury.” (Tacitus, AD 56 – AD 117)

As the US and UK lead towards more illegal overthrows, invasions and destruction in Iran and Syria, a political pattern of manipulation and disinformation has become an art form.

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Occupy Bahrain: An urgent message to the world

The Retaking of Pearl Roundabout

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These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

on Nov 18, 2011

From Bahrain an urgent message to the world

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Michael Parenti: Welfare for the Wealthy (2005)

Corporate Greed

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
Nov. 27, 2011

on Jan 3, 2008

How corporate America feeds out of the public trough while preaching virtues of self-reliance to the rest of us.

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The Troubling Case of Saif Gadhafi by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Zintan, Libya
November 25, 2011

Despite the claims of the National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC)  that  Saif al Islam Gadhafi, the apprehended subject of an International Criminal Court arrest warrant that ordered his transport to The Hague, is in a secure hidden location near Zintan, Libya, a town approximately 85 miles southwest of Tripoli, this is not the case.

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Occupy Everywhere! by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Nov. 23, 2011

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From New York City to Oakland, and several cities in between, the police, on orders from city officials, have smashed the Occupy encampments and evicted the protestors from public parks and spaces. More politicians from Congress to the state and local level want the Occupy people OUT!

Well, why don’t they start letting them into the places where decisions are being made against their legitimate interests? Let them IN to: Continue reading

Britain’s Cover-Up of Inside Job in Fatal RAF Chinook Crash by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
20 November 2011

Typical foggy weather on Mull of Kintyre that was prevailing when Chinook ZD576 went down. Note how official British inquiries misrepresented poor visibility.

Evidence points to liquidation of British counterinsurgency team to trick Irish republicans into a defeating political process

For 17 years the British authorities have lied about the fatal RAF helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre in which 25 senior counterinsurgency personnel were killed. Now Global Research reveals new evidence showing that the loss of life was an intentional act of sabotage.

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Will the UN insist on Fair Trials for Ex-Regime Loyalists in Libya? by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Benghazi, Libya
November 22, 2011

An affable gentleman, “Mahmoud” ushered this observer into the Benghazi People’s Court (Mahkamat al-Sha’b) and showed me the freshly painted courtroom where on December 19, 2006, the current NTC leader and long term CIA favorite, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, twice upheld death sentences by firing squad against a Palestinian doctor, Ashraf al-Hujuj, and five Bulgarian nurses Kristiyana Valtcheva, Nasya Nenova, Valentina Siropulo, Valya Chervenyashka, and Snezhana Dimitrova. The death sentences were requested by the Libyan prosecutor in his opening statement four months earlier, in the final appeal in the fake HIV show trial case # 607/2003 held at the criminal court in Benghazi.

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“There is No Honor in Police Brutality” by Jill Dalton

by Jill Dalton
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Nov. 21, 2011

I met Sgt. Shamar Thomas at the rally against Police Brutality on 10/22/11 in Union Square, New York City. This was right after his famous rant against the NYPD had gone viral. Sgt. Thomas served 14 months in Iraq and the war has been going on so long both his parents served there as well but when he came home and saw how the police were treating United States citizens, well; let’s just say he lost it. [see video]
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Send Back These Clowns + Occupy! by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
November 25, 2011

GOP Presidential Debate June 13, 2011 in New H...

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Send Back These Clowns

(With apologies to Stephen Sondheim)

Aren’t they rich, and so sincere,
Making such speeches and promises
In debates this year?
These GOP clowns.

Mitt flips and flops, Newt juggles ideas,
Bachmann and Cain and both Ricks
Inflate our fears.
Send back these clowns,
These horrible clowns.

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Chris Hedges: What’s Next for the Occupy Movement?

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Nov. 27, 2011

The People's Library (35/37)

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Nov. 23, 2011

It has been over two months since Adbusters, a Canadian magazine, sent out a call to protest the inequality of our financial system by physically occupying Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. With a rallying cry of “We are the 99 Percent,” protestors set up camp on September 17th to articulate the deep frustration felt by those who have been affected by an economic crisis manufactured by financial institutions. The protest has since expanded from that single gathering in New York’s financial district to a global movement which has seen over 1000 encampments. Continue reading

The Futile “Freedom” of American Feudalism by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 21, 2011

A reporter once wrote:

“Almost joyfully, almost masochistically, they have turned to an authoritarianism which releases them form the strain of individual decision and choice and thought- this  allows them the luxury of letting someone else make the decisions and take the risks, in return for which they gladly give their own obedience… Continue reading