Spinning Out Of Control by Lesley Docksey

by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 12, 2013

Forward on Climate  19813

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Being born ‘with a silver spoon in your mouth’ means that you start with an advantage that others don’t have: parents with money, property, influence, business connections and so on, connections that can last for generations.  A silver spoon that appeared recently was the exceedingly generous compensation paid to British slave owners when the UK abolished slavery in 1833, though not one penny went to the freed slaves.  The ancestors of many well-connected people (including David Cameron) benefited.  Continue reading

Michael Parenti: The Empire Feeds Off The Republic

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
March 16, 2013

Capitalism is Crisis

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Radio Akasha
www.blogtalkradio.com
February 25, 2013

Brian Stetten and Ruthan Amarteifio, still hopeful——
Somehow, somewhere, we’ll make a democracy!!

Michael Parenti, http://www.michaelparenti.org, is our guest!
Notable political commentator, international award winning author and lecturer, he will be speaking of his latest book “The Face of Imperialism”.  He’ll discuss the Bosnian Genocide which many are not aware of.   Continue reading

Franklin Lamb: US Must End Gitmo Prison Horrors + A Huge Hunger Strike at Guantánamo

GTMO: Obama's Forever Prison

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with Franklin Lamb
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Beirut, Lebanon
Mar. 16, 2013

PressTVGlobalNews·Mar 16, 2013

An analyst says US citizens need to force US President Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp by joining in solidarity with the prisoners’ hunger strike.

Over 100 inmates at the notorious US Guantanamo military prison and torture camp have joined a hunger strike, protesting their indefinite detention and worsening conditions there. Continue reading

Shades of Gray: Living with Wolves

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Standing Wolf

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linktv·Mar 15, 2013

Gray wolves once ranged across North America. But by the 1930s, they were nearly extinct — trapped, poisoned and hunted by ranchers, farmers, and government agents. With protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the wolf population rebounded. But wolves lost federal protection in 2011.

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Government Debt and Deficits Are Not the Problem. Private Debt Is. by Michael Hudson

Student Loans Shackle

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
March 14, 2013

There are two quite different perspectives in the set of speeches at this conference. Many on our morning panels – Steve Keen, William Greider, and earlier Yves Smith and Robert Kuttner – have warned about the economy being strapped by debt. The debt we are talking about is private-sector debt. But most officials this afternoon focus on government debt and budget deficits as the problem – especially social spending such as Social Security, not bailouts to the banks and Federal Reserve credit to re-inflate prices for real estate, stocks and bonds.

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Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict + Revealed: Pentagon’s link to Iraqi torture centres

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Warning

These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

TheRealNews·Mar 15, 2013

Maggie O’Kane, Executive Producer, tells the story revealed by the Guardian documentary about the role of Col. James Steele in supporting torture, death squads and brutal sectarian conflict during the height of the Iraq war. Steel’s reports went directly to Rumsfeld and Cheney.

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Dandelion Salad’s Blog Posts Are Not Spam! by Lo

My First Peony

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by Lo
Editor, Dandelion Salad
March 17, 2013

Apparently a few days ago someone posted a link to a blog post from Dandelion Salad onto their Facebook Wall and one (or more) of their friends marked it as “Spam”.

When that happens anyone who now posts a link to a blog post from Dandelion Salad or shares a link via their friends or the Dandelion Salad Page on Facebook has to put in a security code (captcha).

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