Ch 11: Exit Free (A collective in the USA that helps women leave the military by discharge or desertion) by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 6, 2012

Venus makes a wrong turn

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

The following report was contributed by Naomi Golner, one of the founders of Exit Free, a collective in the USA that helps women leave the military by discharge or desertion.

I’ve become a criminal for peace. How I got there is a complicated story, beginning when the community college where I teach reduced most of its humanities faculty to adjunct status. Continue reading

“That Personally Irresponsible 47%” by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 29, 2012

Only 51.3% of the voter age American population came out to vote in the infamous 2000 George W. Bush/Gore “chad” presidential election. According to the wisdom of 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, 47% of Americans who pay no income tax will vote for Obama because Democratic candidates attract voters who believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

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The Maimed by Chris Hedges

Video: Chris Hedges: War Exposes The Lies Of Patriotism

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 8, 2012

Occupy Military Recruiters!

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Chris Hedges gave this talk Sunday night in New York City at a protest denouncing the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. The event, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was led by Veterans for Peace.

Many of us who are here carry within us death. The smell of decayed and bloated corpses. The cries of the wounded. The shrieks of children. The sound of gunfire. The deafening blasts. The fear. The stench of cordite. The humiliation that comes when you surrender to terror and beg for life. The loss of comrades and friends. And then the aftermath. The long alienation. The numbness. The nightmares. The lack of sleep. The inability to connect to all living things, even to those we love the most. The regret. The repugnant lies mouthed around us about honor and heroism and glory. The absurdity. The waste. The futility.

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Turkey and An Act Of War Against Syria by Finian Cunningham

Hands off Iran and Syria

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by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from
Oct. 5, 2012

For the second consecutive day Turkish military forces bombarded Syria’s border region with artillery. Several Syrian soldiers are reported dead from the assault in the Tel Abyad district. Civilians have also suffered injuries, according to unconfirmed video footage, despite Turkish claims that its forces are using military “rules of engagement” and radar to select targets.

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Green Festival: Ralph Nader: We Are An Advanced Third World Country

The future of American elections

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Dandelion Salad

with Ralph Nader

Oct 1, 2012 by

Ralph Nader Green Festival Washington DC 09-30-2012

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