So Sorry For All The Emails On the Older Blog Posts by Lo

Ripening Blackberries

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by Lo
editor, Dandelion Salad
Aug. 15, 2013

I’m so sorry that many of you have received too many emails from Dandelion Salad.

I have had to edit over 200 older posts in the last few days. First I had to make them “privately” published, then had to edit them and republish them.

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Letter From Yemen by Felicity Arbuthnot + Defining Drone Deaths in Yemen

Auftakt: Obama die rote Karte zeigen Obama-I have a Drone

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
August 13, 2013

The remarkable London-based legal charity, Reprieve(i) which defends lives “from death row to Guantanamo Bay”, providing legal support for prisoners unable to pay for themselves, have released a letter to President Obama, and Yemen’s President Hadi from Faisal bin Ali Jaber, a Yemeni engineer who lost his nephew and brother-in-law in a US drone strike on Hadhramout Governorate, in August 2012.

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Screaming in Bradley Manning’s Trial by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 15, 2013

I sat in the courtroom all day on Wednesday as Bradley Manning’s trial wound its way to a tragic and demoralizing conclusion.  I wanted to hear Eugene Debs, and instead I was trapped there, watching Socrates reach for the hemlock and gulp it down.  Just a few minutes in and I wanted to scream or shout.

I don’t blame Bradley Manning for apologizing for his actions and effectively begging for the court’s mercy.  He’s on trial in a system rigged against him.  The commander in chief declared him guilty long ago.  He’s been convicted.  Continue reading