Lawyer’s Jail Torment Marks US Totalitarian State by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 24, 2013

Half a century ago this month Martin Luther King wrote his famous prison protest against racial injustice, entitled ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’. An excerpt reads:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality… Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

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A Warning from Guantánamo – Four Prisoners Are Close to Death, and the Authorities Don’t Care by Andy Worthington

Shut Down Gitmo | Stop Torture Now

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by Andy Worthington
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.andyworthington.co.uk
April 26, 2013

I have just received a brief message from a credible source inside Guantánamo, about the situation in the prison today, which I wanted to make available because it exposes how four prisoners are close to death, as a result of the prison-wide hunger strike that is on its 80th day, and yet the guard force are behaving with brutality and indifference.

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Rick Rozoff: NATO Has Become Global Expeditionary Force

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 25, 2013

RT

NATO buys the loyalty of sovereign states and in return demands fighting forces that have been engaged on three continents in the last decade, Rick Rozoff, from STOP NATO has told RT.

RT: The terror threat around the world seems to only be growing. Is this the time countries should be relying on NATO?

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Dance on Thatcher’s Grave, but Remember, There Has Been a Coup in Britain by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
http://johnpilger.com
25 April 2013

Party @ Trafalgar Square

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In the wake of Thatcher’s departure, I remember her victims. Patrick Warby’s daughter, Marie, was one of them. Marie, aged five, suffered from a bowel deformity and needed a special diet. Without it, the pain was excruciating. Her father was a Durham miner and had used all his savings. It was winter 1985, the Great Strike was almost a year old and the family was destitute. Although her eligibility was not disputed, Marie was denied help by the Department of Social Security. Later, I obtained records of the case that showed Marie had been turned down because her father was “affected by a Trade dispute”.

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Don’t Ignore How Others See Us by Ralph Nader + Nader’s Provocative Question

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Updated: May 2, 2013

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 25, 2013

Drones protest at home of General Atomics CEO Neal Blue

Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

In watching the massive media coverage and the reaction to the brutal bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the wise poem “To A Louse…” composed in 1785 by the Scottish poet Robert Burns came to me:

“O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us/ To see oursels as ithers see us!”

English translation:
“And would some Power the small gift give us/To see ourselves as others see us!”

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Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2013 + Conan O’Brien

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Propaganda Alert!

CSPAN on Apr 27, 2013

President Obama at 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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