Is US Sanctimony on the Wane? by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
March 23, 2012

For certain segments of the global population, the United States has, of course, virtually always represented little to nothing good. No doubt, however, many have given credence to the idea of liberal, and democratic notions that the United States is ostensibly about. Recent events, though, would seem to belie the notion that United States is about high-minded, and lofty ideals, but it is rather the entity with the biggest stick, who will carry out its bidding — and that of multi-national corporations — with concern for respect, scruples, and moral human dignity receiving extremely little care.

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John Pilger: Real Journalism

John Pilger

John Pilger (Photo credit: Marjorie Lipan)

Dandelion Salad

with John Pilger

on Mar 19, 2012

Researched, Produced and Directed by Abir Alsayed

A part of Asdekaa Al Arab series
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In a feverish state of mind, Gulliver enters a bizarre world of presidential politics by Joseph Natoli

Corporate Personhood

by Helen Cox, used with permission
© All rights reserved.

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
22 March 2012

My thoughts were feverishly gestating.

I here pen a précis of that to which I refer, attempting to bring to reasonable account what in fact was veiled by dark derangements brought on by my fever and a long fortnight in which irrationality and a nightmare circus ruled.

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Saudi Arabia: House of Saud, Falling House of Cards by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
24 March 2012

Saudi rulers are struggling to contain a new wave of public protests that has erupted across the Arabian kingdom as security forces open fire on unarmed civilians.

The big question: is the House of Saud finally beginning to collapse like the fragile house of cards that this creaking, ruling monarchy represents?

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The Stimulator: Free the Urewera Four!

Dandelion Salad

on Mar 23, 2012

http://submedia.tv/stimulator/2012/03/23/free-the-urewera-four/

This week a special interview with Tame Iti, a Māori Freedom Fighter who was accused of terrorism during the most expensive trial in New Zealand’s history. Check out ‘Operation 8‘ to learn more about the 2007 terror raids.

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Fracking: Corruption a Part of Pennsylvania’s Heritage, Part 3 by Walter Brasch

Detail of Tower for drilling horizontally into...

Detail of Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
March 21, 2012

The history of energy exploration, mining, and delivery is best understood in a range from benevolent exploitation to worker and public oppression. A company comes into an area, leases land in rural and agricultural areas for mineral rights, increases employment, usually in a depressed economy, strips the land of its resources, creates health problems for its workers and those in the immediate area, and then leaves.

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The Roads Leading to Disaster by Fidel Castro Ruz

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by Fidel Castro Ruz
www.adelante.cu
March 21, 2012

This Reflection could be written today, tomorrow or any other day without the risk of being mistaken.  Our species faces new problems.  When 20 years ago I stated at the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro that a species was in danger of extinction, I had fewer reasons than today for warning about a danger that I was seeing perhaps 100 years away.  At that time, a handful of leaders of the most powerful countries were in charge of the world.  Continue reading

“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 23rd Installment: Chapter Twenty 2048: The Dual-Track Approach to Opposition Development, Part 3

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

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
March 26, 2012

This is the twenty-third installment of the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find “Part 3” of Chapter 20. (This chapter is very long, and so it will be presented in five parts.) From the perspective of the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of U.S. Constitutional Democracy in 2048, this chapter discusses “what might have been done” to prevent the fall of the old United States into fascism. If present readers find that the warnings from that far-off time have relevance for today’s, that is precisely the intent. Continue reading

The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
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