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with Noam Chomsky
TYTInterviews·Jan 30, 2013
Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at MIT, and one of the nation’s leading intellectual critics of the US political, corporate and national security apparatus. In this long interview, Cenk Uygur of TYT and Professor Chomsky discuss President Obama, the rightward shift of US politics over the past few decades, drone strikes, the labor movement, Aaron Swartz, the role of the media and what hope we have for the future.
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Tagged Aaron Swartz, Barack Obama on Dandelion Salad, drones, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky on Dandelion Salad
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Russia condemns Israeli strike on Syria as attack on sovereign state
RussiaToday·Jan 31, 2013
The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement expressing deep concern over Israel’s airstrike on Syria saying that it violates the UN Charter – Continue reading
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with Noam Chomsky
PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 29, 2013
In this episode of press TV’s documentary program renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States would be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied.
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Tagged Iran Israel US Nukes, Israel-Gaza-Palestine War, Noam Chomsky, Noam Chomsky on Dandelion Salad
by Andrew Gavin Marshall
January 29, 2013
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The following is a brief excerpt from a chapter of The People’s Book Project, covering issues related to food, water, land grabs, environmental destruction, hunger and poverty. This excerpt examines the global food crisis.
There are a few things upon which humanity is entirely dependent for survival: food, water, land and the environment. One of the central questions with which humanity currently has to address its part, past and present, is the ways in which we, as a species, interact with our environment. Continue reading
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by Rick Rozoff
January 28, 2013
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Voice of Russia
January 28, 2013
Regular Voice of Russia contributor Rick Rozoff discusses Syrian defenses and how they are preventing a Western invasion, Russian-Syrian cooperation, the pretext of the war on terror to invade countries which he says was part of phase 2 of the US/NATO global expansion, other pretexts used to justify military expansion, the ties between al-Qaeda and the US and the massive expansion by US/NATO into the African continent which will, in effect, bring all of Africa under US/NATO control.
Posted in Africa, Al Qaeda, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Military, Politics, Russia, Syria
Tagged John Robles, Libya, Libya on Dandelion Salad, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Rick Rozoff, Rick Rozoff on Dandelion Salad, Syria on Dandelion Salad
by Chris Hedges
January 28, 2013
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On a windy afternoon a few days ago I went to a depressed section of North Memphis to visit an old clapboard house that was once owned by a German immigrant named Jacob Burkle. Oral history—and oral history is all anyone has in this case since no written documents survive—holds that Burkle used his house as a stop on the underground railroad for escaped slaves in the decade before the Civil War. The house is now a small museum called Slave Haven. It has artifacts such as leg irons, iron collars and broadsheets advertising the sale of men, women and children. In the gray floor of the porch there is a trapdoor that leads to a long crawl space and a jagged hole in a brick cellar wall where fugitives could have pushed themselves down into the basement. Continue reading
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Tagged Chris Hedges, Chris Hedges on Dandelion Salad, Civil War, Civil War on Dandelion Salad, Ku Klux Klan, Memphis, slavery
by Finian Cunningham
Crossposted from PressTV
January 23, 2013
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France’s intervention in Mali is simply this: a neo-imperialist power grab dressed up in “war on terror” rhetoric.
Since the old colonial power began bombing the West African country on 11 January, the Paris government has wrapped its actions up with chivalrous language of saving the region, Europe and indeed the world from “Islamic extremism”. France, we are led to believe, was “forced to act” on behalf of the beleaguered Francophile regime in Mali’s southern capital, Bamako, to save it from falling into the hands of “Islamists” allegedly “linked to Al Qaeda”.
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with William Blum
January 27, 2013
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PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 24, 2013
A close look at the history of the CIA from its initial mission of intelligence gathering during World War II to covert subversive, counterrevolutionary, assassination operations around the world to CIA-led coups and regime changes from its backyard of Latin America to Africa, Europe, Middle East/Near East, Far East, Central Asia, … to its present day War on Terror.
Also a look at CIA-run torture chambers around the world including Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib and countless unknown brigs on the deck of US ships around the world.
Operations such as operation Condor of 1975 when at least 60,000 revolutionaries were assassinated in Southern America and Operation Ajax, the 1953 coup against Iran’s Mosaddegh. A close look at CIA’s role in creating and fostering terror and terrorists around the world from Latin American assassins to the Taliban in Afghanistan. Continue reading
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Tagged Blum-William, Coup d'état, John Stockwell, McGovern-Ray, Operation Ajax, Operation Condor, Ray McGovern, William Blum
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By Imani Henry
January 21, 2013
The largest online protest in history, known as the anti-SOPA Internet strike, took place on Jan. 18 a year ago to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. If passed, SOPA and PIPA would have had the potential to drastically censor and limit users’ access to online information, as well as give the U.S. government more power to police the Internet. The bills were backed by corporations in the entertainment industry.
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WhyPoverty·Jan 5, 2013
PARK AVENUE: How much inequality is too much?
740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US — the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.
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PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 27, 2013
Ever since the Bahraini revolution broke out in February 2011, international news channels have covered it differently according to their geo-political priorities.
Western news channels have covered the events very sporadically and so have Arab news channels. Yet these same channels have covered unrest in Syria and Libya very closely.
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Tagged Activism - Protests - Boycotts, Bahrain, Bahrain Protests Revolution 2011, Human Rights on Dandelion Salad, Ibrahim Mousawi, Lamees Dhaif
with Chris Hedges
January 27, 2013
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·Jan 25, 2013 Continue reading
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Tagged Capitalism on Dandelion Salad, Chris Hedges, Chris Hedges on Dandelion Salad, Days of Destruction-Days of Revolt on Dandelion Salad, NDAA, Occupy Wall Street on Dandelion Salad
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WhyPoverty·Jan 3, 2013
POOR US: Do we know what poverty is?
The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’s film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality…
by Graham Peebles
January 24, 2013
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India has the largest number of smallholder farmers in the World, 600 million by some estimates. From this army of workers one impoverished desperate man, or indeed woman, with a noose of debt around their neck takes his or her own life on average every thirty minutes, A statistic barely comprehensible, representing the tidal wave of suicides that has swept through the farming community in the last 15 years.
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Tagged Food on Dandelion Salad, Graham Peebles, Palagummi Sainath, Peebles-Graham