African Sahel Facing Slide Into Oblivion by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
February 1, 2012

The Sahel forms a belt up to 1,000 km wide, sp...

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Thanks to the “help” of the US and NATO, and their Islamist proxy butchers of Libya, the African Sahel is now potentially facing a “slide into hell”. Libya is, of course, facing its own disharmony, but its Sahelian neighbors are facing a host of problems too. Like Qaddafi was many of the countries of the Sahel, are fighting their own Al-Qaeda/Islamist elements as well. And many of the governments of this region have suggested that the Libyan disarray/chaos, handed Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb — a golden opportunity — to obtain looted arms, guns and a variety of other deadly munitions too.

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The Italian Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel Gains Strength

Sent by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
1 February 2012

Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction

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http://www.stopagrexcoitalia.org/news/comunicati/283-cs-bologna-en.html

http://stopthattrain.org/?p=584

The Italian Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel Gains Strength

Over the weekend of January 21-22, the third national meeting of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel was held in Bologna, Italy. Continue reading

A Convergence of Greed And Political Influence by Guadamour

by Guadamour
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 15, 2012

Occupy Milwaukee

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Pulitzer Prise winner James B. Stewart’s book, Den of Thieves, came out in 1992 and detailed the corruption in the financial and political underpinnings of the country. After reading it, one hoped they would never have to read another book on that topic, because the problems which caused it would be fixed. The book told the story of insider trading scandals involving Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken and other financiers and their Investment bankers, using junk (high-yielding, high-risk unrated corporate ) bonds to takeover companies. Continue reading

Endemic US/Israeli Double-Think Is Now Normal Discourse by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
1 February 2012

Thanks to a subservient mainstream media, we are now fed a constant diet of preposterous double-think from American political leaders and their Israeli minions with regard to Iran and its alleged threat to world security.

In this inadvertently valuable service, the pliant uncritical mainstream media is giving full vent to the most outrageous drivel dressed up as serious discourse. By acting as mouthpieces rather than critical interlocutors, the media are allowing such political figures to indict themselves with their own baseless, contradictory and hypocritical words.

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Phil Donahue: At least Ron Paul is talking about the wars, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
February 5, 2012

Stop the Wars!

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Today, (February 5th), Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox is pleased to kick off our 4th season with GUSTO as we present progressive and legendary TV personality, Phil Donahue. Listen only if you want to be inspired with enthusiasm and optimism that we the people can, and will, make change for the better. Click here for more information about Phil’s antiwar documentary, Body of War.

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Iraq War Crimes: Haditha: Another Small Massacre – No One Guilty by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
4 February 2012

“We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected round the world.”  (President Barack Obama, State of the Union address, 24th January 2012.)

On the 24th January, the day President Obama delivered his last State of the Union speech to Congress before the election, citing the:“selflessness and teamwork of America’s Armed Forces (their) focus on the mission at hand”, the “selfless” Staff Sgt., Frank Wuterich, leader of the massacre at Haditha, Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: Obama’s attitude main threat to world peace

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
February 4, 2012

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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Press TV
February 4, 2012

An American anti-war activist says the majority of U.S. citizens are against their country’s military interventions across the globe or war threats against other countries including Iran.

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Chris Hedges on the reality and the seriousness of the NDAA

Indefinite Detention

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Jan. 30, 2012

on Jan 30, 2012

Chris Hedges on NDAA, New School, 1/29/12

Talk on the reality, the seriousness of what the NDAA really means.

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Canadian Citizen Naser Al Raas Faces Death Risk From Jail Ordeal in Bahrain by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
1 February 2012

Family Appeal To Ottawa Government To End Its Silence Over Barbaric Treatment

A Canadian citizen with a life-threatening heart condition has lost his appeal for acquittal in Bahrain and is now beginning a five-year sentence.

The family of Naser Al Raas (29), from Ottawa, fear for his life. He has already been subjected to months of illegal detention and torture, verified by Medicins Sans Frontiers.

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Barack, Ya Coulda Been A Contender! by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Feb. 1, 2012

OK, Barack, from one Brooklyn guy to one Chicago guy, let’s talk straight and pull no punches. I don’t care how nice of a guy you may be, or how intelligent and articulate… ya blew it kiddo! Just like with your predecessors, especially Clinton and Junior Bush, you simply are a stooge of the wizards who control this empire. Now, having said that, I’m no fool Barack. I realize that a president does not have the power that our phony media and our hot air academics have been selling to us for who knows how long. Continue reading

The Grand Ayatollah of nuclear menace by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
Feb. 3, 2012

The Lord High Almighty Pooh-Bah of threats. The Grand Ayatollah of nuclear menace.

As we all know only too well, the United States and Israel would hate to see Iran possessing nuclear weapons. Being “the only nuclear power in the Middle East” is a great card for Israel to have in its hand. But — in the real, non-propaganda world — is USrael actually fearful of an attack from a nuclear-armed Iran? In case you’ve forgotten …

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