Category Archives: Imperialism

Saudi Invasion of Syria: The Bluff That Could Ignite World War III by Finian Cunningham

World War 3 - XVIII

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from RT
February 7, 2016

The Saudi plan to send ground troops into Syria appears to be just a ruse. But this is precisely the kind of reckless saber-rattling that could ignite an all-out war, one that could embroil the United States and Russia.

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Is Bernie Sanders a Socialist? by William Blum

Bernie Sanders - Caricature

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
February 5, 2015

“Self-described socialist” … How many times have we all read that term in regard to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders? But is he really a socialist? Or is he a “social democrat”, which is what he’d be called in Europe? Or is he a “democratic socialist”, which is the American party he has been a member of (DSA – Democratic Socialists of America)? And does it really matter which one he is? They’re all socialists, are they not?

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Stein VS Sanders by David Swanson

Green Party Presidential Candidate & Massachusetts resident Jill Stein

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
American Herald Tribune, January 29 ,2016
February 1, 2016

I asked Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein about her platform this week and came away believing it had a better chance of winning than Bernie Sanders’. I know that platforms don’t run, people do, and they do so within a two-party dominated system. But this already crazy presidential election could turn into a crazier five-way race. And, even if it doesn’t, or if it does but still nobody ever learns that Jill Stein exists, there is nonetheless much for us and for the other candidates to learn from her platform.

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World War III – The New Axis of Evil

World War 3 - XXVIII

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StormCloudsGathering on Jan 28, 2016

The alliances and proxies of the Syrian Front explained.

The concept that humanity is teetering on the edge of third world war is no longer the domain of the lunatic fringe.

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EU Refugee Crisis: Stop Illegal Wars, Don’t Blame the Victims by Finian Cunningham

Refugees Welcome: Community March Against Islamophobia — Marche communautaire contre l'islamophobie

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from RT, Jan. 27, 2016
January 28, 2016

Europe is on a dangerous, slippery slope of increasing xenophobia and racism engendered by the influx of refugees. Denmark’s new confiscation law is a sign of the brooding, baleful climate.

But the real answer to the problem is dealing with Europe’s support for Washington’s criminal wars.

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Where Is Cicero When We Need Him? by Rocket Kirchner

Cicéron (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
January 25, 2016

With Gore Vidal the last man of letters gone, there is a huge vacuum in a great scope of understanding of just exactly what kind of danger American history is really in and where it is going. Cicero was the last great oratorical gasp against Caesar crossing the Rubicon taking Rome from a Republic to an Empire. What Demosthenes was to Athens speaking out about overstepping bounds, Cicero was to Rome, as Plutarch in his great work Parallel Lives writes about in detail.

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Chris Hedges and Cornel West: Faux Liberalism Serves the Oligarchic Cabal

Madison, Wisc. March 12, 2011

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with Chris Hedges and Cornel West

The New School on Oct 15, 2015

Sponsored by The Nation Institute and The New School, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and acclaimed author Chris Hedges sits down for a one-to-one interview with public intellectual, academic and activist Cornel West.

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Abby Martin and Vijay Prashad: Examining the Syria War Chessboard

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jan 22, 2016

The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. It has gone far beyond an internal political struggle, and is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and more. To simplify this web of enemies and friends, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books.

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Gareth Porter: Democratic Primary Candidates Defining Moment on Foreign Policy + Democratic Primary Debate 1.17.16

Spring Rising Anti War Rally

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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 20, 2016

TheRealNews on Jan 20, 2016

Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, Bernie’s priority is to defeat of ISIS.

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Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Previously published April 4, 2008

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

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Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.: The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism (must-see)

Martin Luther King Jr

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What they truly advocate is Socialism for the rich and Capitalism for the poor.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., Address Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics, August 31, 1967

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Abby Martin and Dr. Deepa Kumar: Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire

Islamophobia

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jan 8, 2016

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University and author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, about the roots of this alarming situation. From confronting right-wing arguments, to examining the reality behind Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims, to how Islamophobia is a reinforcement and basis for the structures of Empire, the first Empire Files episode of 2016 gives essential context to the wave of anti-Muslim hate in America and beyond.

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Counter-Intelligence

Shut Down the School of the Assassins 1

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Warning

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

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with Ray McGovern, Nafeez Ahmed, Russ Baker, John Stockwell, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Ratner, Bill Christison, Daniel Ellsberg, Abby Martin, Peter Dale Scott, Michael Parenti, John Perkins, James Bamford, John Pilger, William Blum and Peter Phillips

Part 1: The Company

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Chris Hedges and Allan Nairn: America’s Death Squads

Smash State Sanctioned Terrorism

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Jan 4, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with investigative journalist Allan Nairn to discuss his experience covering wars across the globe, and the U.S.’s role in fueling such conflicts. The two discuss the mechanics of Western intervention, and the consequences that are still unraveling today.

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US Military Leadership Resisted Obama’s Bid for Regime Change in Syria and Libya by Gareth Porter

No war on Syria protest in San Francisco - August 29

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Middle East Eye
Washington
January 4, 2016

Seymour Hersh’s recent revelations about an effort by the US military leadership in 2013 to bolster the Syrian army against jihadist forces in Syria shed important new light on the internal bureaucratic politics surrounding regime change in US Middle East policy. Hersh’s account makes it clear that the Obama administration’s policy of regime change in both Libya and Syria provoked pushback from the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

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