Rick Rozoff: Syria is in a Toe-To-Toe Conflict Between Russia and U.S. + U.S.-Russia Conflict Over Syria: Diplomacy Versus Infantilism

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 12, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
August 12, 2013
Recorded on August 9, 2013

Reactions to recent statements by the outgoing deputy director of the CIA recently regarding the supposed threat to U.S. security from the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have caused and precipitated reactions and debate far and wide. The seeming 360-degree complete about-face, after more than two years of known U.S. efforts to topple the government of Bashar al-Assad has many wondering as to the mental fortitude of Washington’s geopolitical architects.

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The Seeds of Hope by Tristan A. Shaw

by Tristan A. Shaw
Writer, Dandelion Salad
British Columbia, Canada
August 11, 2013

Dandelion Puff: Seeds of Hope!

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

At no point in Canadian history have we faced such a precarious social and political stability. The profligate consumption that sustains a capitalist order will not last much longer; no matter how much faith we place in markets to rectify other means of renewable energy, transportation, housing, and production.

The popular perception of climate change as a problem projected into the future, a problem (we are told) faced only by our grandchildren, is rapidly being exposed as dangerous folly. Recent studies reveal Arctic sea ice – the so-called canary of climate change – has already collapsed to one fifth of its 1980 level and will likely exist for only one or perhaps two more summers.

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One Key To Executive Power Is Its Secrecy and Deception by Fred Branfman

Plain of Jars, Laos

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by Fred Branfman
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on Alternet, July 18, 2013
August 12, 2013

I learned firsthand about the realities of executive branch power 40 years ago, when I discovered that a handful of U.S. executive leaders from both political parties, liberals and conservatives, had secretly destroyed the 700-year-old Plain of Jars civilization in northern Laos without congressional or public knowledge, let alone consent.

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Shift — Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis + Coalition Of The Willing

Dandelion Salad

Mountain Top Removal

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Shift The Climate

A film by brother/sister duo, Sam and Kate Fulbright to take a closer look at what climate change really means in the United States, and dive beyond the daunting numbers and graphs to meet the people and communities effected by the problem of climate change.

Learn more about getting involved at ShiftTheClimate.org

Follow us: Facebook: /ShiftTheClimate, Twitter/Instagram: @ShiftTheClimate

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C is for Camouflage by Michael Hudson

letter C

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 10, 2013

Part C in the .

Camouflage: A cloak of artificial attractiveness or even of invisibility. Financial debt-claims on the economy’s income and assets camouflage themselves as wealth, although the financial tactic is to strip it. (See Euphemism and Parasite.)

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