Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Speech at the United Nations Assembly September 25, 2014 + Transcript

Dandelion Salad RT on Sep 25, 2014 Hassan Rouhani’s Speech at United Nations 25 September 2014 The rise of violent extremism around the world is the fault of “certain states” and “intelligence agencies” that have helped to create it and are failing to withstand it, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an address to the […]

Torture on Tape: Disturbing Video Shows U.S. Special Forces Observing Brutal Afghan Interrogation

Warning These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience. Dandelion Salad democracynow on Nov 7, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org A video just posted online by Rolling Stone shows a hogtied prisoner being whipped by Afghan security forces, as what appears to be two unidentified […]

America’s Indefinitely Detained + Close GITMO Protest

with Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk January 11, 2013 NewAmericaFoundation·Jan 11, 2013 America’s Indefinitely Detained January 11, 2013 will mark 11 years since the United States opened the Guantánamo Bay Detention Center. Almost 800 suspected militants have been held at the prison in that time. Despite the White House’s refrain that the administration […]

Andy Worthington and GITMO Protesters Speak outside U.S. Supreme Court + Guantánamo Forever?

with Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk January 14, 2012 BasilOwens on Jan 14, 2012 On the tenth anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp, Andy Worthington, along with several attorneys and a former navy prison guard – Speak outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on January 11, 2012.

Countering Pentagon Propaganda About Prisoners Released from Guantánamo

by Andy Worthington Featured Writer Dandelion Salad http://www.andyworthington.co.uk 18 January, 2011 For several years now, one organization in the US government has persistently undermined attempts to have a grown-up debate about the perceived dangerousness of prisoners at Guantánamo, and the need to bear security concerns in mind whilst also trying to empty the prison and […]

Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson: Winner-Take-All Politics

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/ NewAmericaFoundation | September 20, 2010 In Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, Jacob S. Hacker of Yale and Paul Pierson of Berkeley argue that America’s money-addicted and change-resistant political system is at the heart of the enormous and rapidly growing income inequality that they […]

Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation 2008 marked the deadliest year in civilian casualties since the Taliban’s ouster and civilians have paid a particularly high price. CIVIC is releasing a new report on Afghan civilian casualties, programs now under way to help civilian war victims, and the challenges these programs face. The report also offers insights on how […]

A Pro-Israel Approach that Delivers on Palestine

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation Dec 23, 2008 At this New America event, Walter Russell Mead discusses his new article about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Foreign Affairs, “Change They Can Believe In.” more about “A Pro-Israel Approach that Delivers o…“, posted with vodpod see Landscapes of Occupation in Palestine Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation

Has the Privatization of National Security Gone Too Far?

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation more about “Has the Privatization of National Sec…“, posted with vodpod . While the U.S. military has long relied on private contractors, the outsourcing of key national security functions has increased dramatically in recent years. From intelligence gathering and logistical support to personal security services, training, and operational support tasks, the efforts […]

James K. Galbraith: The Predator State

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation As the myth of the free market is overcome by current events, James K. Galbraith’s new book explains both its rise and fall. His description of the dynamic and troublesome interaction between the public and private sectors is timely, instructive, and ultimately devastating. The rise of a free market ideology blurred both […]

Pakistan: Toward Democracy and Stability

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation Ambassador Husain Haqqani will discuss the current situation in Pakistan. “Pakistan: Toward Democracy and Stability“, posted with vodpod see Are You Ready For Nuclear War? By Paul Craig Roberts + Musharraf resigns (vid) Pakistan President Musharraf Resigns! + Pakistan after Musharraf Inside Story: Musharraf’s impeachment

The Myth of Nuclear Deterrence

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation Did nuclear deterrence “keep us safe” for sixty years during the Cold War? Does it, in other words, work? For those who already have nuclear weapons, does nuclear deterrence justify their keeping them? Nuclear deterrence is based on the assumption that in moments of extreme national crisis attacks against cities (or the […]

Flynt Leverett on Iran

Dandelion Salad NewAmericaFoundation Flynt Leverett (Senior Fellow; Director, Geopolitics of Energy Initiative – New America Foundation) discusses the shift in negotiation policy toward Iran and its implications. “Flynt Leverett on Iran“, posted with vodpod see Iran and the US: Beyond the war of rhetoric RNN: Iran Geneva talks stall? Anti-war group calls actions as US & Israel […]