Israel-Palestinian Talks: Washington Acts Like Matchmaker… Between Rapist and Victim by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from
August 5, 2013

After two days of intercourse in Washington between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, US Secretary of State John Kerry emerged like a benevolent matchmaker satisfied that his efforts at brokering a marriage of sorts had at last borne fruit.

Kerry announced that the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams had agreed to begin (once again) earnest talks to deliver on a final peace settlement that would deal with all outstanding “final status issues”. Continue reading

The Detroit Bail-In Template: Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks by Ellen Brown

Glass-Steagall Now

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 5, 2013

The Detroit bankruptcy is looking suspiciously like the bail-in template originated by the G20’s Financial Stability Board in 2011, which exploded on the scene in Cyprus in 2013 and is now becoming the model globally. In Cyprus, the depositors were “bailed in” (stripped of a major portion of their deposits) to re-capitalize the banks. In Detroit, it is the municipal workers who are being bailed in, stripped of a major portion of their pensions to save the banks.

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Biotech Industry Moves Toward “Transparency” While Pulling the Curtain Over Trade Agreements by Dale Wiehoff (TTIP)

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by Dale Wiehoff
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
August 1, 2013

#Monsanto is on #Molokai and they are not liked. And why should they be. #GMO

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Earlier this week, Andrew Pollack reported in the New York Times that biotech companies like Monsanto, Dupont and Dow Chemical announced through an industry association that they would be more transparent with the public about the chemicals and genetically modified seeds they sell. According to Cathleen Enright, executive vice president at the Council for Biotechnology Information (BIO), “We have not done a very good job communicating about GMOs. We want to get into the conversation.”

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Chicago Factory Workers Take Business Over From Bosses


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NewsMediaOnline on Sep 21, 2013

Amid the precarious jobs market in the US, a group of workers in one Chicago factory have taken matters into their own hands. When faced with losing their jobs they decided to take the business over from the bosses.Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from the factory in Chicago.  Continue reading

We Can’t Lose The Post Office by Dave Welsh + Postal Bill Draws Protests in U.S. Cities by Joseph Piette

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by Dave Welch
August 1, 2013

Save the Post Office Rally

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Dave Welch is a retired letter carrier, delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council and organizer with Save the People’s Post Office, a community and labor coalition fighting to stop the closure of the main post office in Berkeley, Calif., where a “direct defense” of the city’s historic facility has been underway since July 27. Here, he reports on actions across the U.S. to stop the closing of post offices and layoffs of postal workers.

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Glenn Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance?

Restore the Fourth rally at Justin Herman Plaza on Fourth of July

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Chris Hedges: Cost of War and Path to Peace + Q&A (2011)

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with Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted May 1, 2011
August 5, 2013

on May 1, 2011

Los Angeles, California
April 30, 2011

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video by Anthony Manousos

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