The Twinning: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention by Clive Hambidge

by Clive Hambidge
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 14, 2013

mother of an administrative detainee

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Here in South Tottenham (London), attending a Twinning Conference organised excellently and robustly by Haringey Justice for Palestinians[1], a creative branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, I am just recovering from the icy cold outside, in possession of a brimming coffee and in the company of good people doing good things.  Just past registration and no interrogation! Gosh! I must have been an activist too long or not long enough!?  The issue for me amongst many and the reason for attending this Twinning Conference is to hear addressed a pre-eminent issue that focuses on the needs and support of the systematically abused children of Gaza and the West Bank held in Israeli military  detention centres under the most harsh conditions. Continue reading

Open Letter to Mike Duke, CEO of Walmart by Ralph Nader

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Jan. 17, 2013

Big box sucks

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Mike Duke, CEO
Walmart Corporation
Bentonville, Arkansas

Dear Mr. Duke,

Walmart, your gigantic company, is increasingly being challenged by your workers, government prosecutors, civil lawsuits, communities (that do not want a Walmart), taxpayers learning about your drain on government services and corporate welfare, and small businesses and groups working with unions such as SEIU and UFCW. Thus far, Walmart is successfully playing rope-a-dope, conceding little while expecting to wear down its opposition.

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Iraq: A Twenty-Two Year Genocide by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
January 17, 2013

“It is the first genocide of the 21th century. Poor Iraq and Iraqis. The silence of the world pushes me to lose faith in humanity.” (Anonymous)

Incredibly it is twenty-two years to the day since the telephone rang in the early hours and a friend said: “They are bombing Baghdad.”

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The Trillion Dollar Coin: Joke or Game-changer? by Ellen Brown

Trillion Dollar Coin

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by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
January 18, 2013

The trillion dollar coin actually represents one of the most important principles of popular prosperity ever conceived: the creation of money by sovereign governments, debt-free.

Last week on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart characterized the proposal that the White House circumvent the debt ceiling by minting a trillion dollar coin as an attempt to “just make shit up.”

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Chris Hedges: American Culture is Deeply Violent

Liquor Guns & Ammo

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 19, 2013

canawareness·Jan 16, 2013

McMaster university, Hamilton, Ontario January 15 2012.
Chris Hedges speaks to a full room of people at the Gandhi lecture on non violence. He clearly states that American gun culture is rooted in white supremacy and a fear of black people. Then states that the American founding fathers where enthusiastic about committing genocide.

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Sodastream presents…How to profit from Occupation, Oppression and Apartheid

Boycott SodaStream Protest

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by Stephanie Westbrook
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Italy
Jan. 19, 2013

stephinrome·Jan 15, 2013

Sodastream’s factory is in an llegal Israeli settlement built on land stolen from Palestinians. Each and every package contains human rights abuses and violations of international law. Boycott Sodastream. For more information:

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Glaring Paradoxes: Let Us Be United in Unconstitutional Federal Government Laws and Operations! by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
January 18, 2013

Nullification Crisis

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I just finished reading a critical but seemingly irrational argument by one of the so-called constitutional experts against the concept of Nullification. I am neither an expert when it comes to constitutional law nor do I profess to be one. That said, when I sit and read analyses made for nullification by constitutional experts such as Professor Tom Woods, and then read other analyses made against nullification by experts such as Ian Millhiser, I am left with my own judgment and common sense, and my own decision-making process to judge validity.

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