Chris Hedges: Saudi Arabia–The Number One Purchaser of US Weapons

Human rights campaigners protest against Farnborough International arms fair

Image by Campaign Against Arms Trade via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 29, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores why Saudi Arabia remains one of the U.S.’ closest allies in the Middle East with Medea Benjamin, author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. They examine why the U.S. overlooks the Saudi’s treatment of women, public executions and promotion of a fundamentalist religion that sanctifies violence. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the long alliance between the two countries.

Continue reading

The Suffering of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan by Clive Hambidge

PalestinaLibera

Image by Cau Napoli Collettivo Autorganizzato Universitario di Napoli via Flickr

by Clive Hambidge
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
October 15, 2016

Clement Attlee Suite
Houses of Parliament

To highlight suffering is one thing, to alleviate suffering yet another. To bring an end to suffering must be the primary reflex for moral action undertaken by persons that will not tolerate institutional accord with determinate and recorded crime by a nation state, in this case the State of Israel. Israel’s meticulously planned crimes against the women and children of Palestine archived, yet accorded perverse recognition by institutional complicity to an illegal occupation.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Torturing the Mentally Ill in US Prisons

Solitary Confinement, Old Geelong Gaol 7

Image by jmiller291 via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Warning

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

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 9, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the incarceration of America’s mentally ill with George Mallinckrodt, psychotherapist and author of Getting Away with Murder. They address the cases of mistreatment, isolation, and lack of transparency that Mallinckrodt witnessed while working in a Florida state prison psychiatric ward, and then RT Correspondent Anya Parampil examines the plight of the mentally ill in the United States.

Continue reading

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

Free Gaza

Image by duncan c via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

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.

Continue reading

Abby Martin: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

Walking in Balata Refugee Camp, West Bank town of Nablus, Occupied Palestinian Territory

Image by Beautiful Faces of Berlin via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 6, 2016

In her first on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank: Balata and Aida camps.

Continue reading

Abby Martin: How Palestine Became Colonized

Untitled

Image by Lion Multimedia Production U.S.A. via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Sep 28, 2016

Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants.

Continue reading

Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ecuador: We Claim the Supremacy of Human Beings Over Capital

Day 40 Occupy Wall Street October 25 2011 Shankbone

Image by David Shankbone via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

United Nations General Assembly
September 23, 2016

Statement Summary:

GUILLAUME LONG, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador, said the last decade of the citizen revolution in his country had shown that to achieve development it was necessary to do the opposite of the prescription of the neoliberal hegemony.  Ecuador had been able to recover the faith and hope of a country that had been destroyed, and that could be reflected in tangible results for its people, notably in the reduction of extreme poverty and inequality.  The Powers of hegemony had appropriated widely used words and given them meaning to impose a political and moral agenda on the planet.  The word “development” was not just a technical issue, but a political one, especially when it came to the redistribution of wealth.  “Human rights” included economic and social rights, not just political ones, and were violated not just by States but by multinational corporations as well.

Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Miko Peled: Boycott Israel

Massive DC Rally And March For Gaza 2

Image by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 24, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement with Israeli human rights activist Miko Peled. They discuss the global campaign to economically and politically pressure Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land, grant equality to Arab-Palestinian citizens and allow Palestinian refuges the right of return to their homes. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil examines the history and breadth of the BDS movement.

Continue reading

Evo Morales: Eradicate Imperialism and Capitalism (United Nations Speech 9.21.16)

70th Annual General Assembly Debate

Image by United Nations Photo via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

teleSUR English on Sep 22, 2016

Speech at the 71st General Assembly in New York, Sept. 21, 2016

Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Refugee Trafficking is Big Business for ISIS

2016_03_14_Moni_01

Image by Fotomovimiento via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

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.

Continue reading

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon, Ending Corporate Tyranny, Part 3

Demanding Justice At Chevron's Shareholder Meeting 2011

Image by Rainforest Action Network via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 29, 2016

The third and final segment of Abby Martin’s investigation into Chevron’s disaster in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. [Watch Part I and Part II]

Continue reading

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – The Environmental Trial of the Century, Part 2

Chevron Faces Shareholder, Union and Community Revolt at Annual Meeting

Image by Rainforest Action Network via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 21, 2016

In Part II of this three-part series, The Empire Files continues the investigation into the battle between Chevron Texaco and Ecuador. [Watch Part I here: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/abby-martin-chevron-vs-the-amazon-inside-the-killzone-part-1/]

Continue reading

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – Inside the Killzone, Part 1

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

Image by Rainforest Action Network via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 15, 2016

A U.S. court just handed another victory to the oil giant Chevron Texaco, in its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

Continue reading

John Pilger: Utopia (2013)

Survival Day #2

Image by Melbourne Streets Avant-garde via Flickr

Warning

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

Dandelion Salad

with

from John Pilger on Vimeo

Drawing on John Pilger’s long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia (2013) is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.

Continue reading

Peter Schweizer: Clinton Cash Documentary–A History of Corruption

Hillary Clinton painted portrait _DDC9374

Image by thierry ehrmann via Flickr

Warning

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

Dandelion Salad

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.

Continue reading