Category Archives: Israel

Welcome to Palestine 2017 — A legal Imperative by Clive Hambidge

Support Palestine, Protest AIPAC 2016

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by Clive Hambidge
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 26, 2016

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” — Albert Einstein

The ship carrying the precious cargo of a Palestinian Statehood bid, intended for late 2017, navigates through the choppy waters of Israel’s polluted sea of propaganda, US obduracy and a forever abstaining UK, complicit to a universally recognized, unlawful and brutal Israeli occupation.

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“We Need Dissent From the Dubious Thesis That Military Power Alone Can Change the Map of the World” by Gaither Stewart

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by Gaither Stewart
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rome, Italy
March 16, 2016

Edward Said wrote a new preface for the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of his classic book, Orientalism, originally published in the USA by Random House in 1978. In the following pages I have quoted some of the author’s major thoughts and added my own ideas about Said’s preface written in 2003 for the last Vintage Books edition of his magnificent work.

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Demystifying US and Israeli Power by Susan Cain and Mark Mason (must-read)

The USA military-industrial complex profit machine, international version

The USA military-industrial complex profit machine, international version by Dominique Ford

by Susan Cain and Mark Mason
Guest Writers, Dandelion Salad
Mark Mason, PhD
crossposted from The Real News Network, Nov. 13, 2015
November 24, 2015

Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex. ~ Frank Zappa

Introduction

If paying attention to the mass media, one would think that politicians have power, that the President of the USA has power, or even that AIPAC has power — They don’t. He doesn’t. AIPAC doesn’t. Few people understand American imperial power because it’s difficult to comprehend the unprecedented concentration of vast wealth in the hands of a few dozen individuals, and the ramifications for the rest of the world. Never before have so few people possessed so much wealth, and thus so much power over everything, including the US government, Israel, AIPAC, and — everything within the imperial American sphere of corporate influence. The Earth is under the control of a few hundred corporations, and a few thousand capitalists. The apparent power of AIPAC to influence US policy is based upon the intense media presence AIPAC does have while real power remains present but pushed into the media background. In this paper, we examine the power relationship between the USA and Israel. We present evidence supporting the claim that state power is subordinate to corporate power, and corporate power is driven by the rewards of expanding profits through manipulating state policies. US transnational corporations, particularly those assigned to the military-industrial complex (MIC: arms manufacturers and others engaged in military and police-state support) join banks and other corporations at the top of USA political power. We remind ourselves that in the USA and Israel, money is political power, not religion or the people.

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Abby Martin and Max Blumenthal: Palestine’s Rebellion, Israel’s Fascism

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 13, 2015

Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation. This episode covers what is behind today’s rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel, eye-witness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and the Israeli government’s fear of Palestinian resistance.

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Abby Martin: The Distortion and Death Behind the Israel-Palestine Coverage

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 6, 2015

A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust?

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“Brigands of the World, They Create Desolation and Call it Peace” by Clive Hambidge

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by Clive Hambidge
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
October 28, 2015

Sitting in Committee room G in the Houses of Parliament on 23rd October from 6 to 7.30 pm was a sobering affair. While hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues and chaired by Lord Alderdice, the event’s speaker was Professor Padraig O’Malley who had recently published The Two State Delusion which the New York Times described as both “impressive and frustrating”. It is indeed impressive in its observations.

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Chris Hedges: We Will Overthrow This Capitalist System + Q&A

Make Capitalism Extinct

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Hedges: Calling All Rebels, part 1 of 4

GVFJ on Sep 29, 2015

Chris Hedges gave a talk about the true meaning of socialism and challenged Bernie Sanders on this topic.

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Noam Chomsky: Knowledge and Power (featuring Norman Finkelstein)

Conferencia magistral de Noam Chomsky - - Foro Internacional por la Emancipación y la Igualdad

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

Al Jazeera English on Oct 15, 2015

An in-depth look at the work and views of the man described as ‘one of the greatest minds in human history’.

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Norman Finkelstein: Stabbings in West Bank Mean Despair + Third Intifada Goal is to End Illegal Gaza Siege

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Finkelstein: Stabbings in West Bank mean despair, First Intifada started same way (P.1)

RT on Oct 18, 2015

RT discusses the new outbreak of violence in the West Bank with American political scientist Norman Finkelstein.

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Chris Hedges and Max Blumenthal: The 51 Day War

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Oct 13, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges discusses Israeli military policy in the Gaza Strip with author and journalist Max Blumenthal. Together they recount Palestinian testimonies about Israeli military aggression during Operation Protective Edge as described in Blumenthal’s latest book, and detail the brutal tactics used by the Israeli state in attempt to suppress Palestinian resistance. teleSUR

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Chris Hedges and Laila El-Haddad: Israel’s War on Children

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Sep 22, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with author and activist Laila el­Haddad to discuss life in Gaza under Israeli occupation. Together, they recall the psychological repression caused by inhumane conditions and Israeli state violence, particularly against Gaza’s youth, and discuss the importance of faith in maintaining a sense of dignity, courage, and hope for Gazans. teleSUR

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Noam Chomsky On Power and Ideology + Q&A + Transcript

State of the Union

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Dandelion Salad

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The New School on Sept 21, 2015

Presented by Haymarket Books and the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, Noam Chomsky discusses the persistent and largely invariant features of U.S. foreign policy — in the words of U.S. planners, “the overall framework of order” — and its intimate relationship with U.S. domestic policy.

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Chris Hedges: Palestine Is A “Slow-Motion Genocide”

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with Chris Hedges

Palestine Center on Sep 16, 2015

Chris Hedges argues that the only route left to bring justice to the Palestinian people is the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement. Money has so corrupted politics, in essence replacing the vote, that it has become impossible for citizens without huge financial resources to influence legislation. It is only by building a successful boycott movement to cripple Israel and the corporations that do business with it that there is any chance for a fair and equitable solution to the Palestinian issue.

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Chris Hedges on Corbyn VS Sanders: Two Different Political Animals + Hedges: US’ Ongoing Assault on Iraq Coughed Up Groups Like ISIS

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT
Op-Edge
September 15, 2015

There is not much in common between British politician Jeremy Corbyn and American Bernie Sanders, said Chris Hedges, author and activist. While Corbyn has spent 30 years fighting the establishment, Sanders never confronted US imperialism, he added.

RT: Why are politicians like Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders gaining more and more popularity? How much do their policies have in common?

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Chris Hedges: Boycott Israel’s “Apartheid” State

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 30, 2015

In an exclusive interview, investigative journalist Chris Hedges talks about his experience during last year’s destructive Israeli siege of Gaza. He explains what he saw as an “apartheid regime” and how the violence on the ground pushed him to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the state of Israel. Hedges also explores the fractured relationship between the US and Israel. Watch the full interview with RT’s Anya Parampil.

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