Chris Hedges Answers “Why Are We Not Calling This Fascism?”

Warning Signs of Fascism

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with Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 22, 2013

TheBigPictureRT – May 21, 2013

Chris Hedges, Truthdig, joins Thom Hartmann. The AP scandal is just the latest example of an ongoing – and often corporate backed – assault on our most basic democratic rights.

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Western, Saudi Terror Hits Syria, Iraq by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
May 21, 2013

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You could hardly make this up: two countries sitting side-by-side, sharing the same border and sharing the same kind of horrific violence against their civilian populations.

Yet, Western governments and their dysfunctional news media defy rational thinking – and the glaring truth – by referring to the perpetrators in one country in positive tones as “rebels” while in the other country the pejorative term “terrorists” is permitted in discourse. That is what you call “doublethink” – an absurd inability to see or tell the truth.

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Noam Chomsky: Obama Murders On Executive Whim

#obama murders women & children #stopDrones #SFO2012 #obama2012 #NoDrones #drones

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with Noam Chomsky

breakingtheset on May 21, 2013

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Dr. Noam Chomsky, philosopher, linguist, professor, political critic, and author of over 100 books, about the Boston bombings, US terror inflicted abroad, drones, Obama’s rebranding of Bush administration policies, the National Defense Authorization Act & Holder v. Humanitarian Law, conventional wisdom, the evolution of media propaganda, and education as a form of elite indoctrination.

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Pentagon Dominated America by Clive Hambidge

by Clive Hambidge
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 15, 2013

Part One: Integrated Systems

In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’

“A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate systems. System integration is also about adding value to the system, capabilities that are possible because of interactions between subsystems.”

The above we can understand in the engineering context of machinery and technology but also integrated human development. Continue reading

Rick Rozoff: European Guantanamo: Why The U.S. Wants Serbia To Give Up Kosovo

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
May 17, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
May 17, 2013

The U.S. military base in Kosovo was constructed in 1999 without consulting with the government of Serbia and is the largest U.S. military base built outside of the U.S. since the Vietnam War. The site was apparently used for extraordinary renditions and has been referred to as a “little Guantanamo”. Continue reading

Brian Halweil: From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World

Growing Red Raspberries

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TEDxTalks on Apr 6, 2011

Long live the Food Movement! Brian Halweil, publisher of “Edible Manhattan,” discusses the problems with the global food system and the solutions he’s found cropping up everywhere.

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Rise Up or Die! by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
May 20, 2013

Rise Up

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Joe Sacco and I spent two years reporting from the poorest pockets of the United States for our book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” We went into our nation’s impoverished “sacrifice zones”—the first areas forced to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace—to show what happens when unfettered corporate capitalism and ceaseless economic expansion no longer have external impediments. We wanted to illustrate what unrestrained corporate exploitation does to families, communities and the natural world. Continue reading

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

TheRealNews May 19, 2013

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

kxl pipeline photos

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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

Noam Chomsky: Drones Are Murder Without Trial

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with Noam Chomsky

Jason Liosatos on May 17, 2013

My interview with Noam Chomsky. We talk about ethical compromises, and government actions without vision or wisdom which is creating terrible consequences and feedback loops. We also talk about the Drone killings, the US terrorist manufacturing campaigns, the dangerous indoctrination and conditioning of soldiers and the public, Navy Seals killing Bin Laden who was only a suspect and the Polio vaccine horror in Pakistan, Sadistic Guantanamo torture, fear, and the great danger of our government and collective psychosis…and more.

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Elizabeth Kucinich: The Pure Food Movement

Meet My Farmer, Rob

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breakingtheset on May 16, 2013

Abby Martin talks to wife of former US Rep. Dennis Kucinich and director of the Center for Food Safety, Elizabeth Kucinich, about the US Senate’s farm bill, the pure food movement, and the need to adopt better agricultural policies that will benefit American citizens.

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“Astoundingly Disturbing”: Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe

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democracynow on May 17, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – A Pentagon official predicted Thursday the war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates could last up to 20 more years. The comment came during a Senate hearing revisiting the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, enacted by Congress days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. At the hearing, Pentagon officials claimed the AUMF gives the president power to wage endless war anywhere in the world, including in Syria, Yemen and the Congo.

“This is the most astounding and most astoundingly disturbing hearing that I’ve been to since I’ve been here,” said Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine. “You guys have essentially rewritten the Constitution here today.” We play an excerpts of Thursday’s Senate hearing and our recent interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of the new bestseller, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.” Continue reading

Michael Hudson: What is Debt Deflation?

with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
May 18, 2013

Strike Debt Rolling Jubilee

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RussiaToday May 18, 2013

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert examine stories about those who, using spoof trades, bogus securities and fictitious capital, steal real wealth and income. They discuss how it is that every benchmark index is rigged and introduce the concept of the ‘bonus benchmark.’ In the second half, Max talks to Dr. Michael Hudson, author of The Bubble and Beyond, about debt and wage deflation and about the intersection of interest rates and wages going back to David Ricardo when wages were measured against the price of bread to today when they are measured against the price of debt.

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Cannibalizing Syria: The West to Blame by Finian Cunningham

Warning

This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
May 15, 2013

The latest shocking video to emerge from Syria – showing a militant commander carving out the internal organs of a dead regime soldier and proceeding to eat them in front of the camera – has prompted a telling reaction from the Western corporate-controlled news media.

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