David Swanson: Are we in favor of killer flying robots over our homes and schools, or are we not?

Drones protest by Codepink at Senator Feinstein's home

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://warisacrime.org
May 19, 2013

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David Swanson: Activists succeeding in turning public opinion against drone strikes; other forms of actions on the rise.

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Patriotic Yardsticks for Unpatriotic Giant Corporations by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
May 16, 2013

Corporate welfare corrupts democracy

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Why are big, global U.S. corporations so unpatriotic? After all, they were created in the U.S.A., rose to immense profit because of the toil of American workers, are bailed out by American taxpayers whenever they’re in trouble, and are safeguarded abroad by the U.S. military.

Yet these corporate goliaths work their tax lawyers overtime to escape U.S. taxes. Many pay less than you do in federal income taxes. Imagine corporations, like General Electric, have not paid federal income taxes on U.S. profits for years.

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TransCanada Seizes Land In Texas By Eminent Domain by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
May 19, 2013

Julia Trigg Crawford of Direct, Texas, is the manager of a 650-acre farm that her grandfather first bought in 1948. The farm produces mostly corn, wheat, and soy. On its north border is the Red River; to the west is the Bois d’Arc Creek.

TransCanada is an Alberta-based corporation that is building the controversial Keystone Pipeline that will carry bitumen—thicker, more corrosive and toxic, than crude oil—through 36-inch diameter pipes from the Alberta tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, mostly to be exported. The $2.3 billion southern segment, about 485 miles from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast is nearly complete. Continue reading