Noam Chomsky: Obama Not Willing To Support Palestinian Rights

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

Akshay Pahilajani – Apr 9, 2013

Date 4/8/2013
Noam Chomsky discusses Syria, Israel, Palestine and Iran in an interview with Robert Shortt.

Presented by Claire Byrne
Interviewed Guest: Noam Chomsky
Interviewer: Robert Shortt

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Margaret Thatcher’s Criminal Legacy by Finian Cunningham

Baroness THATCHER of Kesteven  (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013)

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 9, 2013

Hours after the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the history books are being re-written and the beatification of the Iron Lady is well underway.

Current British premier David Cameron praised Lady Thatcher for having “saved Britain” and for making the has-been colonial power “great again”.

Tributes poured forth from French and German leaders, Francoise Hollande and Angela Merkel, while US President Barack Obama said America had lost a “special friend”.

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Why Derivatives Threaten Your Bank Account–All Depositors May Be at Risk by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 9, 2013

Nationalise the Banks

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Shock waves went around the world when the IMF, the EU, and the ECB not only approved but mandated the confiscation of depositor funds to “bail in” two bankrupt banks in Cyprus. A “bail in” is a quantum leap beyond a “bail out.” When governments are no longer willing to use taxpayer money to bail out banks that have gambled away their capital, the banks are now being instructed to “recapitalize” themselves by confiscating the funds of their creditors, turning debt into equity, or stock; and the “creditors” include the depositors who put their money in the bank thinking it was a secure place to store their savings.

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The Latest Threats To Life As We Know It by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 9, 2013

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The Anti-Empire Report

Would you believe that the United States tried to do something that was not nice against Hugo Chávez?

Wikileaks has done it again. I guess the US will really have to get tough now with Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

In a secret US cable to the State Department, dated November 9, 2006, and recently published online by WikiLeaks, former US ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to destabilize the government of the late President Hugo Chávez. The cable begins with a Summary:
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Mrs. Thatcher’s Mean Legacy by Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers + Thatcher Gave More Power to Finance

by Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 8, 2013

"I Can't Believe It's Not Thatcher" - public sector march against pension cuts - London, 30 June 2011

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We typically honor the convention to refrain from to speak ill of the recently departed. But Margaret Thatcher probably would not object to an epitaph focusing on how her political legacy was to achieve her professed aim of “irreversibly” dismantling Britain’s public sector. Attacking central planning by government, she shifted it into much more centralized financial hands – the City of London, unopposed by any economic back bench of financial regulation and “free” of meaningful anti-monopoly price regulation.

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