The Man From The North: The Sabotage of Division by Rivera Sun

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 23, 2014

The Man From the North is a fictional writer in Rivera Sun’s novel, The Dandelion Insurrection. The novel takes place in the near future, in “a time that looms around the corner of today”, when a rising police state controlled by the corporate-political elite have plunged the nation into the grip of a hidden dictatorship. In spite of severe surveillance and repression, the Man From the North’s banned articles circulate through the American populace, reporting on resistance and fomenting nonviolent revolution. The novel can be found at http://www.riverasun.com/online-store/the-dandelion-insurrection/.

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Prof. Francis Boyle: The Brown (Shirt) Revolution In Ukraine

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by John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 22, 2014

It is a fact that since 9-11-2001, the US Government has been in the business of destroying countries and using NATO as it principle instrument. That was stated more than a decade ago by then US Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and later by General Wesley Clark. The Pentagon drew up a list of 7 states that were to be destroyed: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria and they have systematically proceeded to destroy all of the Countries on the list. The strategy in Ukraine is the same, US/NATO/EU are promoting the destabilization and the breakup of Ukraine in order to achieve the NATO goal of moving into Ukrainian territory closer to Russia. Harvard Professor Francis Boyle, a US based Russian expert who was invited to the Soviet Union to lecture spoke on these issues and more in an interview with the Voice of Russia.

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Ukraine: Another Piece in US-NATO-EU Neo-con Puzzle by John Robles + Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned To Take Out Seven Countries In Five Years

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by John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 21, 2014

A monstrous crime is being committed in Ukraine right before the eyes of the world and the western media is helping to cover it up and distract the attention of the entire world from the core fact that the events in Ukraine are not a popular uprising but a carefully orchestrated synthetic coup d’état brought about by long entrenched western color revolution infrastructure that was installed by US/NATO/EU to bring about the illegal act of regime change on the sovereign country of Ukraine.

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The Cruel and Shameless Ideology of Corporatism by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 21, 2014

Like ravenous beasts of prey attacking a weakened antelope, the forces of subsidized capital and their mercenaries sunk their fangs into the United Auto Workers (UAW) and its organizing drive at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The UAW narrowly lost – 712 to 626 – and the baying pack of plutocrats exalted, as if they had just saved western civilization in the anti-union, lower-wage South.

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U.S. Adopts Israeli Demand to Bring Iran’s Missiles into Nuclear Talks by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Washington
February 21, 2014

The Barack Obama administration’s insistence that Iran discuss its ballistic missile programme in the negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement brings its position into line with that of Israel and senators who introduced legislation drafted by the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC aimed at torpedoing the negotiations.

But the history of the issue suggests that the Obama administration knows that Iran will not accept the demand and that it is not necessary to a final agreement guaranteeing that Iran’s nuclear programme is not used for a weapon.

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Thoreau Is Still Relevant by Henry Pelifian

by Henry Pelifian
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published by George Mason University’s History News Network, Sept. 14, 2009
February 20, 2014

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Although the age we live in is often marked by apathy towards the missteps of government by many in our society sometimes when those mistakes, blunders and lapses become great or intolerable people take action. Avoiding violence is paramount and it may be accomplished by a peaceful revolution.

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Rick Rozoff: Sick Fascist Filth, Gangland Violence As Political Opposition In Ukraine + Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
February 20, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 20, 2014

With the release of a recent conversation between the US ambassador to Ukraine and Victoria Nuland plotting the downfall of the current legitimate elected government in Kiev, it is clear who is behind the attempted coup in Ukraine. US backed “activists” with sniper rifles and hand guns are openly firing on police something that would not be tolerated anywhere in the world but which is being portrayed by western leaders as being legitimate opposition protest behavior. However such cold-blooded murder would lead to brains being swept off the street in their cities. According to Voice of Russia regular Rick Rozoff, who spoke on these issues, what we are color revolution techniques in action and the western media is playing along as a propaganda tool for those behind the scenes.

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We Are a Movement of Movements by Rivera Sun

by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.riverasun.com, February 13, 2014
February 20, 2014

Downy Light

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I feel like shaking everyone and saying, don’t you get it? We don’t need a Movement of Movements – we are a movement of movements.

My friends, we have been trapped in old dominant paradigm thinking. We have been steeped in warmongering, hierarchical, competitive, control-based mindsets since birth. We think we are lacking something, or that we’re ineffectual at organizing, or we’re failing. We call for a Movement of Movements, like the War to End All Wars, a rallying cry that will amass the allies on the edge of the battlefield so we can massacre our enemies.

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Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destruction–Chaos and Corruption by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
February 19, 2014

On 12th September last year, Syria’s President al-Assad committed to surrender Syria’s chemical weapons, with the caveats that the United States must stop threatening his country and supplying weapons to the terrorists. He has been as good as his word. The same cannot be said for the US and its boot licking allies.

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Western Imperialism’s Creative Destruction in Syria by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
February 18, 2014

President Obama Declares More War But Some Americans DIsapprove

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US-led Western regime change in Syria might be described as a process of creative destruction. Like Schumpeter’s economic concept of cyclical creative destruction, so too Washington’s political machinations in Syria seem to be playing out likewise.

We begin with the premise that the humanitarian crisis in Syria over the past nearly three years is largely as a result of a Western covert proxy war inflicted on that country. The objective is to destabilize, terrorize and eventuate regime change in the Arab country.

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Julian Assange on Being Placed on NSA Manhunting List and Secret Targeting of WikiLeaks Supporters

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democracynow on Feb 18, 2014

democracynow – Top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed new details about how the United States and Britain targeted the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks after it published leaked documents about the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. According to a new article by The Intercept, Britain’s top spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, secretly monitored visitors to a WikiLeaks website by collecting their IP addresses in real time, as well as the search terms used to reach the site. Continue reading

85 Billionaires and the Better Half by Michael Parenti

Central African Republic: Torn Apart by Violence

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 18, 2014

The world’s 85 richest individuals possess as much wealth as the 3.5 billion souls who compose the poorer half of the world’s population, or so it was announced in a report by Oxfam International. The assertion sounds implausible to me. I think the 85 richest individuals, who together are worth many hundreds of billions of dollars, must have far more wealth than the poorest half of our global population.

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Circus of Deceit–The Big Boys of The Fortune 500 by Wayne Burn

by Wayne Burn
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Enemy of Empire, 8 December 2011
February 17, 2014

An Evening with the Fortune 500, May 7, 2012

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“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism
because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” — Benito Mussolini

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Michael Hudson: Neoliberalism Is Really Neofeudalism, It’s a Dismantling of Democracy

by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
February 17, 2014

Anti-Austerity Protest In Dublin (Ireland) - 24 November 2012

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TheMeltingPress on Feb 15, 2014

This is the first episode of our new “Alternative Voices” interview series, where we talk to people who give us a different perspective on all manner of topics.

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The Oppressed 99.9% Have Had Enough by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rajasthan, India
February 16, 2014

Poverty

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You can see it glistening in colours red, white and blue, smell its choking fumes through the fogs of ambition and greed and mac-taste its convenient food; fast and furious, no time to waste, to pause, to question and wonder. Market fundamentalism pervades all areas of contemporary civilization, has saturated every corner of the world, and created what Pope Francis recently described as the “Globalisation of Indifference”, a world in which “we have become used to the suffering of others. Continue reading