Andy Worthington: Gitmo Guards Brutally Hurt Prisoners

with Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 5, 2013

GTMO: Obama's Forever Prison

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PressTVGlobalNews·Apr 5, 2013

A political analyst tells Press TV that there is a kind of very brutal attempt to clamp down on the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay to try and stop them from being on hunger strike.

Now more than 100 detainees at the United States’ infamous Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba are staging a hunger strike to protest disrespect of the Qur’an and confiscation of personal items. The International Committee of the Red Cross has increased its visits to Guantanamo, raising concerns about the health of the hunger strikers.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Andy Worthington, from Close Guantanamo Campaign, to further discuss the issue.

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Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy”

Dandelion Salad

FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEFORE 9/11

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Rick Rozoff: U.S., NATO Expand Into Asia-Pacific With North Korea As Pretext

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 4, 2013

US Air Force B-2

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
April 4, 2013

213,000 military personnel are involved in live fire training “exercises” involving nuclear capable hardware near North Korea’s borders. Hence it is no surprise North Korea feels threatened. Even if North Korea did not exist as the “evil” threat in the region, the United States would need to create a boogey man to justify its pre-planned military expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading

And The Land Cried Tears of Blood by Soraya Boyd

by Soraya Boyd
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Facilitate Global
March 30, 2013

Heaving with revulsion, the defiled and mutilated land suppurates
Bloodied tears borne out of grief inconceivable only inaudible sighs each pang separates

And the mournful stones cry out in great desperation

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When a Mother dies – For all Mothers by Clive Hambidge

My deep sympathy and condolences to Clive and his family. ~Lo

by Clive Hambidge
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 29, 2013

Yellow Iris

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“The ultimate existential issue is, of course, death-and, like all other philosophical and existential questions, the matter of death avoided as much as possible.” — Fritjof Capra

When a mother approaches death in a small hospital, and, you are with her to meet that unacceptable end, one’s thoughts reel and collide with ‘God particles’ in your very own Hadron Collider. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: Can Civilisation Survive Really Existing Capitalism?

Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

Anti Capitalism

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MyUCD-Apr 3, 2013

UCD Philosophy Society Inaugural Lecture 2013

One of the world’s leading intellectuals and political activists, Professor Noam Chomsky has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow.

The award was inaugurated in 2005, as part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebrations, to highlight the ‘creative brilliance’ of UCD alumnus James Joyce. It is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution. Continue reading