The BBC and the Imperial Mindset by William Bowles

Hands Off Syria in Trafalgar Square

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
3 September 2013

Yes, I know I keep banging on about the BBC but it is such an influential power, not only nationally but also globally, so much so that its pronouncements are most often taken as gospel (objective, impartial, unbiased). But any reading of the history of the BBC should disabuse you of this piece of fiction.

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Rick Rozoff: Israel, Saudi Arabia After Elimination of Syria’s Sovereignty

U.S. Hands off Syria

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by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
September 3, 2013

Press TV
September 3, 2013

Press TV has conducted an interview with Rick Rozoff, with Stop NATO, from Chicago, to shed more light on the issue of foreign intervention in Syria.

What follows is a rough [partial] transcription of the interview.

Press TV: What do you think Mr. Rozoff? Why do you think that many of the Israelis are so adamant that the strikes must take place?

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Did Washington Ever Tell A Lie? by Siv O’Neall

06 chemical weapons

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by Siv O’Neall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
September 1, 2013

A democracy is a country where the all-powerful President does what he alone knows is good tor the people.

Stand up! The United States of America, our fatherland, the only moral nation in the world. And the only powerful nation. Together we stand. Flag at the top. We have the moral right to invade and kill millions in any country that does not abide by our rules. We are the world leaders. Continue reading

Extreme weather, more extreme greenhouse gas emissions beckon urgent activism by Patrick Bond

Dandelion Salad

by Patrick Bond
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Durban, South Africa
August 28, 2013

Lightning Storm

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The northern hemisphere summer has just peaked and though the torrid heat is now ebbing, it is evident the climate crisis is far more severe than most scientists had anticipated. The latest report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a notoriously conservative research agency – will be debated in Stockholm next month, but no one can deny its projections:

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If You See Something, Say Something. Unless It’s US War Crimes + United States Bombings (1950 to 2013) by William Blum

No war on Syria protest in San Francisco - August 29

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
September 3, 2013

Found at last! After searching for 10 years, the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction have finally been found – in Syria!

Secretary of State John Kerry: “There is no doubt that Saddam al-Assad has crossed the red line. … Sorry, did I just say ‘Saddam’?”

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