Revealed: Identity Of Guantánamo Torture Victim Rendered Through Diego Garcia by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 3 June 2009 Using some old-fashioned clerical detective work, Reprieve, the legal action charity that represents around 10 percent of the remaining 240 prisoners in Guantánamo, has compiled a report, “Ghost Detention on Diego Garcia” (PDF), identifying one of two prisoners rendered through the British Overseas Territory […]

A possible Guantanamo on UK soil + More probes into Diego Garcia ‘rendition’ (videos)

Dandelion Salad AlJazeeraEnglish British ministers have blocked the release of secret military papers about an Indian Ocean island where the US may be holding prisoners without charge. Diego Garcia is British territory but home to a US military base believed to house so called ‘rendition prisoners’. Al Jazeera’s Mark Seddon reports. Added: January 31, 2008 […]

Why We Need Decolonization in 2020 by David Swanson

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Let’s Try Democracy January 14, 2020 South Korea cannot choose to make peace with North Korea without the consent of a foreign power that keeps thirty thousand troops in South Korea, makes South Korea pay much of the cost of housing them, commands the South Korean military in war, […]

Britain’s Colonial Authority Over The Chagos Islands Is No Longer Legal by John Pilger

Dandelion Salad by John Pilger John Pilger, Feb. 25, 2019 March 1, 2019 The International Court of Justice in The Hague has handed down a momentous judgement that says Britain’s colonial authority over the Chagos Islands is no longer legal. John Pilger, whose 2004 film, Stealing a Nation, alerted much of the world to the […]

David Swanson: We Need a New Armistice Day + Transcript

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 13, 2018 October 15, 2018 David Swanson on Oct 13, 2018 David Swanson’s Remarks at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, Calif., on October 12, 2018. Video by LB Johnson.

Leave Syria the Hell Alone by David Swanson

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 11, 2018 September 13, 2018 Last weekend I was on Iranian TV being asked about the meeting in Tehran at which the presidents of Iran and Russia had refused to agree with the President of Turkey to stop bombing people in Syria. I said Iran […]

The Rising Of Britain’s ‘New Politics’ by John Pilger

Dandelion Salad by John Pilger John Pilger, Oct. 6, 2017 October 7, 2017 Delegates to the recent Labour Party conference in the English seaside town of Brighton seemed not to notice a video playing in the main entrance. The world’s third biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, supplier to Saudi Arabia, was promoting its guns, bombs, […]

If you open the window of torture, even just a crack, the cold air of the Dark Ages will fill the whole room by William Blum

by William Blum Writer, Dandelion Salad http://www.killinghope.org December 20, 2014 American Exceptionalism and American Torture In 1964, the Brazilian military, in a US-designed coup, overthrew a liberal (not more to the left than that) government and proceeded to rule with an iron fist for the next 21 years. In 1979 the military regime passed an […]

Sheldon Whitehouse: Time to Wake Up: Regional Effects of Climate Change

Dandelion Salad Updated: Feb. 8, 2013 by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Jan. 25, 2013 I am here once again to talk about climate change.  Alarms are ringing, including the voices of the overwhelming majority of scientists, and indeed the voices of the overwhelming majority of Americans. But here in Congress, it is still time for us […]

When you f*ck around with God’s country, you pay a price! by William Blum

by William Blum Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.killinghope.org July 3, 2012 The Anti-Empire Report Julian Assange I’m sure most Americans are mighty proud of the fact that Julian Assange is so frightened of falling into the custody of the United States that he had to seek sanctuary in the embassy of Ecuador, a tiny and […]

NATO: The Military Enforcement Wing Of The West’s 1% by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Stop NATO Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism April 9, 2012 On April 7 Fox News Chicago reported on Occupy Chicago’s march through the city’s downtown, the Loop, recording that hundreds of protesters chanted “End the war, tax the rich” during part of the group’s Chicago Spring actions throughout […]

The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO, and the European Union by William Blum

by William Blum Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.killinghope.org April 6, 2012 Putting Syria into some perspective The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO, and the European Union — or an approved segment thereof, can usually get what they want. They wanted Saddam Hussein out, and soon he was swinging from a rope. They wanted […]

The World War on Democracy by John Pilger

Dandelion Salad by John Pilger http://www.globalresearch.ca http://www.johnpilger.com Jan. 19, 2012 Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent woman who masked her grief with a determination that was a presence. She was the embodiment of people’s resistance to the war on democracy. I first glimpsed her in a 1950s Colonial Office […]

Who will speak for the fish, who will speak for the coral? by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon featured writer Dandelion Salad Organizing Notes May 27, 2011 Six seems to be my lucky number. I was able to hand out six leaflets at Bath Iron Works (BIW) yesterday. But I found a way around the road block though. I sent the leaflet language to the local newspaper as a Letter […]