Chris Hedges: You Can’t Use the Word Hope, If You Don’t Resist (2012)

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with Chris Hedges

The Public on Sep 27, 2013

A wide-ranging interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and outspoken public intellectual Chris Hedges on his latest book ‘Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt’ and his life spent fighting for political and social justice. Recorded for The Public on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto, August 2012.

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What is the Social Cost of Carbon Emissions? + Why Climate Deniers Are Plain Wrong

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TheRealNews on Sep 30, 2013

James Boyce: Cost-benefit analysis of carbon emissions has shortcomings.

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Rick Rozoff: UN Syria Resolution May Allow Action Against Rebel Supporters

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
September 29, 2013

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
September 29, 2013

The full text of the United Nations Resolution on Syria has been published and thanks to the efforts of the Russian Federation and China is one of the most balanced of such documents in the last century. However there remains the threat of a western attack on Syria. Continue reading

Time to Turn the Table on West Warmongers by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 29, 2013

NO  U.S.  BOMBING  OF  SYRIA   /  Hands Off Syria  /   NO  WAR    -    Protest march  from Times Square  to  Union Square,  Manhattan  NYC   -   09/07/2013

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US President Barack Obama described the latest Security Council resolution on Syrian chemical weapons as “a huge victory for the world”. It certainly was a huge victory for diplomacy over war, to the relief of the world’s people.

But for Obama to seek credit in the passing of this resolution is contemptible. It was a defeat for warmongers led by the likes of Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry, who were clamoring for unilateral missile strikes on Syria.

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Syria, Sarin, and Casus Belli by Michael Parenti

by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
September 30, 2013

Protestors

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that on August 21 the Assad government slaughtered 1,429 people, including 426 children, in a sarin chemical attack in Ghouta, a Damascus suburb. (Doctors Without Borders put the total at about 300.) Secretary Kerry insisted that now the United States had no choice but to launch U.S. bombing attacks against President Bashar al-Assad, devolving into another of America’s “humanitarian wars.”

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Bahraini Human Rights Defender Naji Fateel Sentenced to 15 Years, 49 Others Sentenced

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Bahrain Center for Human Rights
September 29, 2013

The court sentenced today political detainees, including activists and an human rights defender, to total of more than 400 years’ imprisonment and upheld the sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment against two children. All of the sentences were delivered under the internationally criticized and vague terrorism law. The court also reduced the sentences of two police officers who tortured a detainee to death from 10 years’, to 2 years’ imprisonment. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is gravely concerned over the politically motivated charges and sentences delivered against dissents, and urgently calls for an end to Bahrain’s biased judicial system.

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We Live Under a Total Surveillance State in America by Fred Branfman (#NDAA, #NSA)

by Fred Branfman
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on Alternet, September 25, 2013
September 29, 2013

Police State NATO protests, May 20, 2012

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“Knowledge (of) the scale of our capability would raise public awareness generating unwelcome publicity for us and our political masters.” — Classified UK NSA document

“To approve such a program, the Court must have every confidence that the government is doing its utmost to ensure that those responsible for implementation fully comply with the Court’s orders. The Court no longer has such confidence.” — U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Order, p. 12, 3-9-2009

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Iran Shows Truth is Winning Out by Finian Cunningham

Hands off the people of Iran

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 27, 2013

The saying goes that a week is a long time in politics – meaning that big changes can surprisingly occur in a short period.

This week, at the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations was one such watershed event.

The engine for this dramatic change was Iran’s diplomatic thrust. Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech to the assembly that enthralled those willing to listen while leaving detractors reeling from their own inadequacy.

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Want to Buy a War? The MoD Wants to Sell You One by Lesley Docksey

by Lesley Docksey
Writer, Dandelion Salad
England
September 27, 2013

Syria: Stop the War march, London, 31 August 2013

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The UK Ministry of Defence is worried; worried that the public have become ‘risk averse’ to the point that we won’t want to go to war anymore; so worried that in November 2012 they wrote a report – The Implications of Current Attitudes to Risk for the Joint Operational Concept – made public today by the Guardian. The report, while purportedly studying ‘risk’, is really asking ‘How do we sell war to the public’? Continue reading

Saving the Earth from Ourselves + IPCC report: Human-caused warming is ‘unequivocal’

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UN: Greenland ice melting six times faster than previous decades

TheRealNews on Sep 27, 2013

Environmental expert Subhankar Banerjee breaks down the latest UN climate change report.

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Seymour Hersh on Osama Bin Laden “Story” — It’s One Big Lie, Not One Word of it is True

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Seymour Hersh speaks against torture at the WRRCAT symposium

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by Lisa O’Carroll
http://www.theguardian.com
September 27, 2013

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.

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Selling an Invasion? Consult Joseph Goebbels by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
September 26, 2013

“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair, 1903-1950)

Since the US-UK project on Syria is back, invoking Syria’s President as Hitler – as previously, Slobodan Milosevitch, Saddam Hussein, and Colonel Quaddafi in earlier “Crusades” – it is instructive to note how the ludicrous claims mirror the strategy of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s  Reich Minister of Propaganda.

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Replace Third Party Delusions With A Political Boycott by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.foavc.org
September 26, 2013

Recently, Jonathan Cymberknopf wrote a very upbeat article where he makes it sound like third party presidential candidates in 2012 achieved remarkable, even historic, success. He provides considerable data on how a number of third party candidates did better in 2012 than in the previous presidential election. For many years I strongly advocated third party options and even was a state chairperson for a major third party. Continue reading

Lee Camp: What You Don’t Know About The #NSA Spying Scandal (with Chris Hedges) #NDAA

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with Chris Hedges

LeeCamp2 on Sep 26, 2013

Are we living in a time of inverted totalitarianism? Pulitzer prize-winning author Chris Hedges tells me we are in this first episode of the Moment of Clarity Show – SEASON TWO! This episode was made possible by Coalition Films and our generous Kickstarter supporters!

1) For more on Chris Hedges’s books, go here – http://amzn.to/19KiNRB

2) For more on Coalition Films, go here – http://coalitionfilms.com/

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Proof of Obama’s Cheap Words: Bahrain by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 25, 2013

Procession begins

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Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, President Barack Obama delivered his usual barrage of myth and mendacity concerning the role of the US in the world.

Some commentators have since swooned at the possibility of dialogue between Iran and US and a new era of diplomacy – all because of a few positive-sounding words uttered by the American president.

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