Chris Hedges: The Reality of Prostitution

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 20, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges has a raw conversation about the reality of selling sex with Rachel Moran, author of “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution”. RT correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the prostitution law implemented in Sweden, and other countries, that criminalizes the purchase of sex, but allows the sale to continue.

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Israel Seizes Women’s Flotilla To Gaza + Ann Wright, Mairead Maguire, and Others Kidnapped by Israel

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Last Updated: Oct. 11, 2016

from The Real News Network on Oct 5, 2016

Col. Ann Wright was among 13 female activists that were part of the Women’s Boat to Gaza.

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Chris Hedges: Refugee Trafficking is Big Business for ISIS

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 18, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact Chris Hedges tracks the evolution of the kidnapping industry in the Middle East post-9/11 with Loretta Napoleoni, author of Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-dollar Business. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the Islamic State’s involvement in the lucrative business of trafficking migrants fleeing from war torn lands.

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#PayToPlay Clinton Faces Corruption Scandal After Links Between Donors and State Department Exposed

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RT America on Aug 12, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who often lectured African countries about corruption as Secretary of State, now faces her own scandal for questionable ethics and the trending hashtag #PayToPlay.

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Cowardly Cops by Michael Parenti

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.michaelparenti.org
August 7, 2016

One night in June 2016, in Orlando, Florida, an individual named Omar Mateen, acting on his own, seriously wounded 53 people and murdered 50 others in the Pulse, a gay nightclub. An additional two hundred or more terrified patrons managed to flee the packed premises while Mateen walked around knocking off his victims. How could he have done it? How could one terrorist, acting alone, kill or seriously wound a hundred people? Answer: he had a whole three hours, from 2:02 a.m. to 5:15 a.m., to stroll leisurely around the dance floor, hallways, drinking enclaves, and toilet stalls, killing people with casual impunity. Some of the patrons hid themselves for hours, repeatedly calling 911 or sending messages to friends and family, desperately pleading for help.

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Peter Schweizer: Clinton Cash Documentary–A History of Corruption

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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RT on Jul 27, 2016

RT spoke to the author and executive producer of the documentary ‘Clinton Cash’ – Peter Schweizer, who believes Hillary Clinton needs power to keep the money coming in.

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The Argument For Impeaching James Comey by Rob Hager

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by Rob Hager
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 18, 2016

Comey’s Unraveling Political Fix

Those “damn emails.” One could have thought that epithet was a clever strategy to ingratiate a stranger at the party to the anointed one’s retinue, pending the results of the FBI investigation.

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Greg Palast: Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business

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with Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
Apr. 22, 2014

 on Apr 22, 2014

Four years after 200-million gallon BP oil spill, TRNN speaks with investigative journalist Greg Palast about BP’s collusion with government officials to get dodge safety regulations.

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Gender and Caste Discrimination–Apartheid in ‘New’ India by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
March 14, 2014

A suffocating patriarchal shadow hangs over the lives of women throughout India. From all sections, castes and classes of society, women are victim of its repressive, controlling effects. Those subjected to the heaviest burden of discrimination are from the Dalit or Scheduled Castes, known in less liberal democratic times as the ’untouchables’. The name may have been banned but pervasive negative attitudes of mind remain, as do the extreme levels of abuse and servitude experienced by Dalit women. They experience multiple levels of discrimination and exploitation, much of which is barbaric, degrading, appallingly violent, and totally inhumane.

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Fukushima: They Knew by Greg Palast + Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Three Years Later, Who is Responsible?

by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For FreePress.org
March 10, 2014

“Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake”
The Fukushima story you didn’t hear on CNN

I’ve seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level.

Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant:

Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earth- quake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could “completely and utterly fail” during an earthquake.

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How To Put a Corporation In Prison

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other98 on Feb 13, 2014

If a corporation continually breaks the law, they need to be put in prison. And believe it or not, there are at least TWO regulators in the United States who are not afraid to do that. The first is the Federal Energy Regulator Commission. And the second is New York’s Department of Financial Services, run by Benjamin Lawsky.

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New Law Makes ‘Offending’ Bahrain King Punishable By Up to 7 Years in Prison

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RT on Feb 4, 2014

If you don’t think much of the King of Bahrain, maybe it’s better to keep it to yourself – or else you could face 7 years in prison, thanks to some new laws to defend the monarchy. Previously, the punishment was a few days in jail, but now, any Twitter post, Facebook comment or casual disparaging word could land you a hefty term. For more RT talks to Rodney Shakespeare, Chair of the Committee Against Torture in Bahrain. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/xweqti

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Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can “Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make” + TAO Revealed: The NSA’s ‘top secret weapon’

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Orwellian or a Blunt Tool?: Conflicting Rulings on NSA Spying Set Up Likely Supreme Court Showdown

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democracynow on Dec 30, 2013

democracynow – A federal judge has upheld the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. telephone data just days after a separate court reached an opposite opinion. On Friday, District Judge William Pauley dismissed a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the NSA’s mass collection of U.S. phone records. Pauley said telephone metadata could have potentially prevented the 9/11 attacks by alerting the government to hijackers who made phone calls from the United States. The issue will likely head to the Supreme Court — Pauley’s ruling comes less than two weeks after another federal judge questioned the program’s constitutionality and described the bulk collection as “almost Orwellian.” We’re joined by two guests: Jameel Jaffer, ACLU deputy legal director and director of its Center for Democracy; and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first broke the story about Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks.

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Abject Poverty or Domestic Servitude by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London
December 23, 2013

They work as maids, housekeepers, cleaners; they take care of children, the elderly and infirmed for wealthy and middle class families in rich and upwardly mobile nations. They are found throughout the world: in the G20 countries and the Gulf States, Latin America (where they account for 60% of internal and international migrants), and developing countries in Africa and Asia where vast numbers of poor and vulnerable live alongside the privileged few. Continue reading

The Reality for Many is One of Modern Day Slavery, Imprisonment and Violence by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London
Repost from October 5, 2013
December 19, 2013

Given the choice few people would leave their families and friends and migrate from their homeland. The tens of thousands that pay unscrupulous ‘agents’ and criminal gangs to transport them hundreds or thousands of miles (often across borders), are compelled to do so to find work and to earn money to support themselves and their loved ones at home. The Middle East and North African (MENA) countries are some of the destinations of choice for both men and women seeking work, women look for domestic work and child-care, whist employment in the construction industry, is the goal of the tens thousands of men from South East Asia living in stifling poverty.

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