Another of the Many Charming Examples of Cold War Anti-Communism by William Blum

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Killing Hope
April 19, 2018

Unpersons

One reason it’s so easy to get an American administration, the mainstream media, and the American people to jump on an anti-Russian bandwagon is of course the legacy of the Soviet Union. To all the real crimes and shortcomings of that period the US regularly added many fictitious claims to agitate the American public against Moscow. That has not come to a halt. During a debate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, candidate Ben Carson (now the head of the US Housing and Urban Development agency) allowed the following to pass his lips: “Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: Our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality.” This is a variation on many Stalinist “quotes” over the years designed to deprecate both the Soviet leader and any American who can be made to sound like him. The quote was quite false, but the debate moderators and the other candidates didn’t raise any question about its accuracy. Of course not.

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Two Right-Wing Coups in the Americas by Paul Street

The Trump & Clinton Show

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
April 18, 2018

You’ve got to hand it to Hillary Clinton. In 2016, she helped put the right-wing racist, sexist, nativist, authoritarian, and nationalist oligarch Donald Trump in the White House. She and her operatives did this in two ways: (1) by rigging the presidential primaries against the popular progressive Democrat Bernie Sanders, the Democrats’ best chance to prevail over Trump; (2) by mounting a dreadfully uninspiring and transparently tone-deaf, neoliberal general election campaign – a reflection of her massive funding by the nation’s corporate and financial establishment, including big business money normally slated for Republican presidential candidates.

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Draft Dodger in Chief Might Trigger A World War by Felicity Arbuthnot + Trump Threatens to Bomb Syria Without Any Investigation into Alleged Chemical Attack

“Another war based on lies!”

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 12, 2018

As all becomes ever more rapidly surreal it seems that, barring a miracle, Draft Dodger in Chief, Donald Trump might trigger a world war, over an incident in Syria which is entirely evidence free.

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Block the Merger of Bayer and Monsanto by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writers, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
April 5, 2018

Bayer and Monsanto have a long history of collusion to poison the ecosystem for profit. The Trump administration should veto their merger not just to protect competitors but to ensure human and planetary survival.

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John Pilger: Blocking Internet Access for Julian Assange is a War on Freedom of Speech

John Pilger: Blocking Internet Access for Julian Assange is a War on Freedom of Speech

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RT on Mar 29, 2018

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has had his internet connection cut off, and isn’t being allowed visits at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Australian journalist and documentary film maker, John Pilger shares his opinion about the issue.

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Facebook Scandal Blows Away “Russiagate” by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
March 24, 2018

Now, at last, a real “election influence” scandal – and, laughably, it’s got nothing to do with Russia. The protagonists are none other than the “all-American” US social media giant Facebook and a British data consultancy firm with the academic-sounding name Cambridge Analytica.

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John Pilger: There Is No Evidence! It’s A Propaganda Campaign! + Stephen Cohen: Corbyn Calls for Evidence

John Pilger: There Is No Evidence! It's A Propaganda Campaign!

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RT on Mar 18, 2018

Russia-UK relations plunge amid row over the poisoning of a former spy. Award-winning journalist John Pilger joins RT to discuss this issue.

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Now Here’s Some Real Interference In Election Campaigns by William Blum

On the walls of the former American embassy

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Killing Hope
March 15, 2018

Shakespeare said it best, much ado about nothing.

That’s the “Russian interference” in the 2016 American election.

A group of Russians operating from a building in St. Petersburg, we are told in a February 16 US government indictment, sent out tweets, Facebook and YouTube postings, etc. to gain support for Trump and hurt Clinton even though most of these messages did not even mention Trump or Clinton; and many were sent out before Trump was even a candidate.

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All Fire and Fury in Ukraine by Greg Maybury

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by Greg Maybury
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Pox Amerikana
Crossposted from Consortium News, Mar. 3, 2018
March 6, 2018

The still decidedly volatile situation in Ukraine – resulting from another in that long line of US inspired regime changes that have done so much to destabilize the geopolitical landscape over the past few decades – is worth revisiting for a number of reasons. With the fourth anniversary of the coup just gone, the sudden, shock passing of veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry and Consortium News founder/editor also affords even greater impetus for doing so. This is especially given his incisive body of reportage on the crisis since 2014; the larger issue of America’s worsening relationship with Russia; and the geopolitical implications going forward of these developments. Australian writer/blogger Greg Maybury reports.

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Western Lies about Lies over Syria’s East Ghouta by Finian Cunningham

“Another war based on lies!”

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
February 24, 2018

Western governments, their corporate news media, and even the United Nations’ chief Antonio Guterres are once again playing a disgusting, emotive propaganda game over the Syrian war.

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Caleb Maupin: Jordan Peterson is Wrong About Marxism

Karl Marx by Robert Diedrichs, 1970. Courtesy WikiCommons

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
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February 23, 2018

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The US is Executing a Global War Plan for the Benefit of US Capitalism by Finian Cunningham

World War 3 - XXVIII

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
February 18, 2018

Washington is moving inevitably on a global war plan. That’s the grim conclusion one has to draw from three unfolding war scenarios.

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Liberals These Days are Largely Cold Warriors by William Blum

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Killing Hope
February 8, 2018

“Fake news” is fake news.

The people who created Facebook and Google must be smart. They’re billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world.

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Lawrence Wilkerson: An Invasion of Iran Could Be Significantly Worse for the US Empire + Has Trump Launched a New Nuclear Arms Race?

Don't Attack Iran

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TheRealNews on Feb 5, 2018

Fifteen years after he helped write the Colin Powell speech that made the false case for war on Iraq, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says Trump is following a similar path on Iran — with the main difference being that the outcome now could “be significantly worse.”

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Faking It by William Bowles

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
February 1, 2018

It’s time I did a piece on this Fake News nonsense being put about by the Western propagandists, the originators of fake news and what better place to start than the BBC, the fountainhead of impartial and objective journalism, not.
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