Release from Captivity ALL the Remaining Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, by Daniel N. White

Camp x-ray detainees

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by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 22, 2022

In response to Karen Greenberg’s article, Jan. 20, 2022:

Dear Ms Greenberg:

Enjoyed reading your latest. Was most interested in what it didn’t say about closing Guantanamo, releasing its last inmates, and the law.

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No U.S. Boots – But Plenty of Arms – on the Ground in Ukraine, by Finian Cunningham

Protests January 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Dec. 11, 2021
December 13, 2021

By sending massive shipments of offensive weapons to a rabidly Russophobic regime Washington is demonstrating its witting culpability.

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Justice For Julian Assange Is Justice For All by John Pilger + Nils Melzer: If Julian Assange Dies, He Would Have Been Tortured To Death!

Free Assange

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by John Pilger
John Pilger, Nov. 1, 2021
November 3, 2021

Following the final High Court hearing to decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States — for the ‘crime’ of revealing a landscape of government crimes and lies — John Pilger looks back on the decade Assange has been fighting for his freedom, and the implications for independent journalists and the very notion of justice.

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Chris Hedges and Patrick Cockburn: Behind Enemy Lines: War, News, and Chaos in the Middle East

"Democracy Is Best Taught By Example, Not By War"

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 28, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses with foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn the war, news and chaos in the Middle East.

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Chris Hedges: Inverted Totalitarianism

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 11, 2021

On the show Chris Hedges discusses the work of political philosopher Sheldon Wolin with Professor Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley, a student of Wolin’s.

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War: Ever More Present and Absent, by David Swanson

No war

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Aug. 24, 2021
August 25, 2021

In many ways, war is ever more and less visible. Of course in U.S. academia, the Pinkerist pretense that we are living through a period of great peace is accomplished by all sorts of statistical manipulation, but first and foremost by declaring civil wars to not be wars, and declaring U.S. wars to be civil wars — a tricky thing to do when the minute the U.S. leaves, Afghans, for example, decline to keep killing each other (damn them!).

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Chris Hedges: The Fight to Free Knowledge

DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 5, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses censorship and new digital media with Peter B. Kaufman, author and Program Manager at MIT Learning Center.

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Chris Hedges and Nick Bryant: The Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

Chris Hedges and Nick Bryant: The Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 31, 2021

On the show this week Chris Hedges talks to investigative journalist Nick Bryant about the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell.

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Chris Hedges and Jesselyn Radack: Whistleblower Daniel Hale

Protesting Drones at Obama's Inauguration

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 29, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks with Jesselyn Radack, lawyer for US intelligence whistleblower Daniel Hale.

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Chris Hedges: We Know the Truth about Drones Because of the Courage of Daniel Hale

Drone

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 27, 2021

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and host of RT’s On Contact, Chris Hedges, discusses the case of US intelligence whistleblower Daniel Hale, as well as America’s drone massacres and how these turned the Muslim world against the United States.

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Kristinn Hrafnsson: Pegasus Spyware Leaks Show Nobody is Safe From Surveillance!

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surrveillance 2

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goingundergroundRT on Jul 21, 2021

We speak to Wikileaks Editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson. He discusses the leaks showing up to 50,000 people were potential targets of the Pegasus spyware that has been sold to governments around the world by NSO, an Israeli company and the inescapable global surveillance apparatus, that has also now become privatised. He also discusses the Julian Assange US extradition case, where he slams the ongoing detention of Julian Assange despite a key witness in the case against Julian Assange admitting to lying.

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Michael Parenti: When you had the Crisis of Capitalism, Fascism is an Attempt at a Final Solution to the Class Struggle

Fascism

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously posted October 5, 2018
July 20, 2021

Our Hidden History on Oct 11, 2017

Michael Parenti interviewed by Dave Emory on the synergies between fascism and capitalism. [Interview in 1993]

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Destabilizing Cuba: Sanctions, Pandemic Hardship and Social Media Onslaught, by Finian Cunningham

Cuba

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, July 15, 2021
July 17, 2021

Uncle Sam is not going to like Moscow and Beijing making inroads into his self-declared “backyard”. But Uncle Sam has lost all moral authority to make serious objections.

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Challenge Government’s Autocratic Incommunicados, by Ralph Nader

First Amendment to the US Constitution

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, July 9, 2021
July 14, 2021

The First Amendment to our Constitution declares that Congress cannot abridge the right of the people “…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Unfortunately, this vital tool of our democracy is easily circumvented by Congress simply not responding whatsoever to “petitions” by the citizenry. This government undermining of our constitutional right is producing invincibly incommunicado government officials.

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