by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 9, 2013
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The act of buying and selling sits at the very heart of the global economy. A commercially motivated system, that P. Sainath rightly describes as “Market Fundamentalism”, in which competition and conservative uniformity are central elements. Creative independent thinking and originality are anathema to this relentless homogenous machine, which breeds conformity, crushes individuality and “Borg-like”, assimilates all into ‘The Collective’. Continue reading
Posted in Crime, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Economy, Globalization, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Labor, Politics, Poverty
Tagged Graham Peebles, inequality, slavery
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bravenewfoundation on Jul 20, 2013
When prosecutor and devout Christian Preston Shipp began teaching in a Nashville prison, he never thought he’d be the one to get schooled. But the friendship he forges with one young prisoner puts his faith in the justice system—and in Jesus—to the ultimate test.
Go to RedemptionoftheProsecutor.org for more information! And please feel free to watch the film in HD.
This short documentary was made in partnership with the United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society; and the United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries.
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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2013
On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, I declared a national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the activities of significant transnational criminal organizations.
by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 3, 2013
The primary colours of any civil democracy are we would agree, social justice, freedom of expression, freedom to protest and participation. India, with a population of 1.3 billion people is regularly hailed as the largest democracy in the world. At first glance the governments pretentions to democracy would appear to be justified, after all there is, on paper at least, an independent judiciary, a free press – freely owned from top to toe by corporations – a thriving civil society and, of course, the cornerstone of any democratic state: the haloed parliamentary elections, totally funded and (therefore) fully owned, top to toe, by the same corporations that count the national and regional newspapers, radio and television networks as their own, as well as growing portfolios of natural assets; rivers, forests, water supplies, mountains (full of bauxite), and other mineral resources.
Posted in Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Human Rights, India, Justice or Injustice, Politics, Torture, Torture on Dandelion Salad, Writers For Dandelion Salad
Tagged AFSPA, Graham Peebles, Human Rights on Dandelion Salad, Peebles-Graham
by Jill Dalton
recoveringarmybrat, Jan. 12, 2013
January 19, 2013
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YET ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING
Our country’s rocked by yet another mass shooting this time in Newtown, Connecticut. This time a 20-year-old kid, Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, in their home then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he killed six adults including the principal and 20 children before killing himself.
Posted in Corporations Really Suck, Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Culture, Dandelion Salad Guest Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Death-destruction, Politics, Racism
Tagged Dalton-Jill, gun control, Jill Dalton, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss
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breakingthetaboofilm·Dec 6, 2012
Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, “Breaking the Taboo” is produced by Sam Branson’s indie Sundog Pictures and Brazilian co-production partner Spray Filmes and was directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Fernando Grostein Andrade. Featuring interviews with several current or former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.
by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Dec. 13, 2012
In what the New York Times declared as a “dark day for the rule of law” on December 11, 2012, HSBC, the world’s second largest bank, failed to be indicted for extensive criminal activities in laundering money to and from regimes under sanctions, Mexican drug cartels, and terrorist organizations (including al-Qaeda). While admitting culpability, and with guilt assured, state and federal authorities in the United States decided not to indict the bank “over concerns that criminal charges could jeopardize one of the world’s largest banks and ultimately destabilize the global financial system.” Instead, HSBC agreed to pay a $1.92 billion settlement.
Posted in Capitalism, Corporations, Corporations Really Suck, Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Drugs, Politics
Tagged Andrew Gavin Marshall, Banking, Capitalism on Dandelion Salad, Marshall-Andrew G.
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This is another war that I would like to see ended.
Nov 12, 2012 by TheRealNews
Stephen Downing, a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs.
Posted in Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Drugs, Police, Politics
Tagged L.E.A.P., Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Stephen Downing, Terry Nelson, The Real News Network
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I find this quite disturbing.
by Emily Valdez
Nov. 7, 2012
The Cleveland home of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) was ransacked and burglarized sometime over the weekend.
“You know, it’s just disappointing at the least and a little bit shocking,” Kucinich said.
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with Greg Palast
September 30, 2012
Sep 29, 2012 by talkingsticktv
Talk by investigative journalist Greg Palast author of “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps” given September 27, 2012 at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, WA.
Posted in Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Democrats, Elections, Politics
Tagged Book or Film Reviews or Excerpts on Dandelion Salad, Greg Palast, Greg Palast on Dandelion Salad, Voter Suppression Voting Rights
by John Pilger
www.johnpilger.com, 31 May 2012
Global Research, June 1, 2012
Rupert Murdoch is a bad man. His son James is also bad. Rebekah Brooks is allegedly bad. The News of the World was very bad; it hacked phones and pilloried people. British prime ministers grovelled before this iniquity. David Cameron even sent text messages to Brooks signed “LoL”, and they all had parties in the Cotswolds with Jeremy Clarkson. Nods and winks were duly exchanged on the BSkyB deal.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2012 added videos of the podcast. May 8, 2012 added a video
with Sibel Edmonds
May 4, 2012
Sibel Edmonds? (Photo credit: codepinkhq)
by Peter B. Collins
Peter B. Collins Show
May 2 and 4, 2012 Continue reading
Posted in 9/11, Conspiracy?, Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Guest Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Edmonds-Sibel, FBI, Israel, Nukes, Politics, Turkey
Tagged 9/11 on Dandelion Salad, Book or Film Reviews or Excerpts on Dandelion Salad, Collins-Peter B., Corbett-James, Sibel Edmonds, Sibel Edmonds on Dandelion Salad, State Secrets Privilege, Whistleblowing
by Suren Surendiran
28 April 2012
Issued for immediate release
28 April 2012
Global Tamil Forum stands in solidarity with the Muslims in Sri Lanka
Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly condemns the Sri Lankan Government’s complicity in the orders for the removal of the Muslim mosque in Dambulla, central Sri Lanka. GTF is profoundly disturbed by the attacks on the mosque by a minority, yet in their thousands as reported, of extremist Sri Lankan Buddhists led by monks on 20 April 2012, calling for its destruction claiming it was constructed illegally.
Posted in Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Death-destruction, Human Rights, Islam, Politics, Religion
Tagged Buddhism, flag burning, Global Tamil Forum, Human Rights on Dandelion Salad, Sri Lanka, Surendiran-Suren, Tamils
Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
by Greg Palast
Special for Buzzflash at Truthout
April 24, 2012
The Justice Department went big game hunting and bagged a teeny-weeny scapegoat. More like a scape-kid, really.
Today, Justice arrested former BP engineer Kurt Mix for destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon blow-out.
I once ran a Justice Department racketeering case and damned if I would have ‘cuffed some poor schmuck like Mix––especially when there’s hot, smoking guns showing greater crimes by BP higher ups.
Posted in Corporations Really Suck, Crime, Crime and or Corruption, Dandelion Salad Featured Writers, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Environment, Justice or Injustice, Politics
Tagged BP-Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, BP-Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster on Dandelion Salad, Greg Palast, Greg Palast on Dandelion Salad, Kurt Mix, Tony Hayward