Dennis Kucinich: What Happens Next? + Medea Benjamin: There are Alternatives to Helping the People of Syria

No war on Syria protest in San Francisco - August 29

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TheRealNews on Sep 5, 2013

Congressional debate over attack on Syria fails to question if Assad is culpable of the chemical attack and whether there are other options beyond bombing Syria or doing nothing.  Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Obama Has Carried Out A More Egregious Assault On Civil Liberties Than Bush But Also Expanded War (#NDAA)

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breakingtheset on Sep 6, 2013

Abby Martin speaks to journalist, Chris Hedges about all updates about the lawsuit against the federal government regarding the National Defense Authorization Act’s indefinite detention clause, remarking on the California Senate’s rejection of the measure.

They also discuss war on Syria and Hedges’ views on NSA revelations.

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Russia Says it’s Compiled 100-Page Report Blaming Syrian Rebels for a Chemical Weapons Attack by Matthew Schofield

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by Matthew Schofield
September 5, 2013

Russia says it has compiled a 100-page report detailing what it says is evidence that Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, were behind a deadly sarin gas attack in an Aleppo suburb earlier this year.

In a statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website late Wednesday. Russian officials said the report had been delivered to the United Nations in July and includes detailed scientific analysis of samples that Russian technicians collected at the site of the alleged attack, Khan al Asal.

Russia said its investigation of the March 19 incident was conducted under strict protocols established by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency that governs adherence to treaties prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. It said samples that Russian technicians had collected had been sent to OPCW-certified laboratories in Europe.



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U.S. War Machine Cranks Up Again by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 4, 2013

The true, barbaric nature of US government is once again apparent. It is a war machine. It has always been so, but for a long time the inherent belligerent, criminal state was disguised with the trappings of democracy, human rights and law.

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Children and Women for Sale In India by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 4, 2013


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To be born poor in our world, is to be born vulnerable and in danger of exploitation of one kind or another; to be incarnated female and poor is to greatly intensify the risks. If you are born a girl to parents of tea-pickers in Assam in North Eastern India (earning as little as US $1.50 a day) there is a good chance you will be sold to a local recruitment ‘agent’ by your loved ones for around $50, he will sell you on to a city ‘employer’ for up to $800 and into a life of abuse and suffering. Continue reading