Rick Rozoff: For U.S. and NATO Self-Defense Is Act Of War

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 26, 2013

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
June 26, 2013

Recorded on June 10, 2013

The delivery of S-300 defensive missile batteries to Syria would protect the country from the types of attacks carried out by Israel and the U.S. but the West views such self-defense measures as an act of war and says that the ability of countries not friendly to the U.S. and its allies to defend themselves, in particular Syria, would upset the “balance of power”. Continue reading

Murder Made Sexy by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 22, 2013

Pure Inspiration

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The US Special Forces is a bizarrely gendered world, as I found out when I joined it to write a book about war. This all-male bastion is sexualized in a truly perverted way, particularly in its methods for turning young men into killers on command.

Being the epitome of patriarchy, the military creates soldiers by forcing them into the role of the lowliest creatures in patriarchy: women. The recruits’ sense of personal power is stripped away, and they are required to obey commands from the men higher in the hierarchy and do the military’s “housework”: Continue reading

Global Power Project, Part 3: The Influence of Individuals and Family Dynasties by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 26, 2013

Gunnersbury Park

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The following is Part 3 of the Global Power Project, originally published at Occupy.com.

The Global Power Project, an investigative series produced by Occupy.com, aims to identify and connect the worldwide institutions and individuals who comprise today’s global power oligarchy. In Part 2, which appeared last week, I discussed some of the dominant institutions that have facilitated and have in turn been supported by the development of this oligarchic class. Continue reading

Empire of Secrets (with Oliver Stone, Michael Ratner, Jeremy Scahill) + Part 2

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GCHQ-UK Government Communications Headquarters

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June 30, 2013

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised transparency and open government yet his administration is one of the most closed governments in US history, described as being worse than even the Nixon administration.

The technology and information revolution allows the government to cast its net wider than ever before; collecting data, watching, spying and analysing. As revelations of systemic snooping continue to hit the headlines, Empire asks: who is watching the watchers?

Just when more people open up about their private lives through social media, the government becomes ever more intrusive.


via www.aljazeera.com

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Julian Assange: Snowden is a Hero. He Has Told the World That There is Mass Unlawful Interception of Their Communications + Transcript


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