Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders is Giving Legitimacy to the Democratic Party

Gaza Protest at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco 11-19-2012

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

VulgarTrader on May 7, 2015

You can get this and other episodes of Null’s show here: https://thegarynullshow.podbean.com/e/the-gary-null-show-050615/

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Invest in Activism, Not Bernie Sanders by David Swanson + The Problem with Bernie Sanders by Ashley Smith

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, April 30, 2015
May 5, 2015

Yes, Bernie Sanders would be a far superior president to Hillary Clinton.

That requires a bit of elaboration. Something I just scraped off my shoe would be a far superior president to Hillary Clinton, but Sanders would actually be good in a whole lot of ways. He has numerous imperfections, but the contrast with Clinton is like day to night.

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Stop Smoking the Democrack by Cindy Sheehan and David Swanson

by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Mar. 28, 2015

and by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
Mar. 28, 2015

2014 Global Day Of Action Against Drones DC 13

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The U.S. government is toying with a war with nuclear Russia while already waging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, having done severe damage to Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia. Military spending is climbing ever higher. Presidential war powers are ever more extreme. The proliferation of nuclear technology is combining with the ease and secrecy of drone wars to raise the risk of a Dr. Strangelove finish to the human species. And, let’s face it, you had more time to give a damn when the president was a Republican.

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Ralph Nader on TPP, GM Recall, Nuclear Power and the “Unstoppable” Left-Right Anti-Corporate Movement

Dandelion Salad

Updated: May 20, 2014

with Ralph Nader

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freespeechtv on Apr 28, 2014

Ralph Nader discusses his latest book, “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.” Nader highlights the common concerns shared by a wide swath of the American public, regardless of political orientation, including mass government surveillance, opposing nebulous free trade agreements, reforming the criminal justice system, and punishing criminal behavior on Wall Street. Nader also discusses the U.S. push for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, General Motors’ new bid to escape liability for its deadly ignition defect, the revived nuclear era under President Obama, and challenging U.S. militarism through the defense budget.

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Generalissima Clinton Expanding the Empire by Ralph Nader

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Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 8, 2013

Hillary Clinton has completed her four-year tenure as Secretary of State to the accolades of both Democratic and Republican Congressional champions of the budget-busting “military-industrial complex,” that President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address. Behind the public relations sheen, the photo-opportunities with groups of poor people in the developing world, an ever more militarized State Department operated under Clinton’s leadership.

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West Moves In For Syrian Endgame and War On Iran by Finian Cunningham

Hands off Iran and Syria

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by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
December 5, 2012

US President Barack Obama’s renewed warning against Syria this week, that any use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces is a red line triggering direct military assault on the country, can be seen as the Western powers moving towards their endgame of “regime change.”

Washington first raised the specter of Syrian chemical weapons several months ago and warned then that it would be forced to act militarily in order to “secure” such alleged stockpiles.

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Israeli Сrimes Expose US Arab Despots by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
Nov. 23, 2012

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American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hasty diplomatic shuttle from Southeast Asia to the Middle East this week can be seen as reflecting Washington’s priority to shore up stability in the region. It is a deep apprehension to maintain a shaky status quo that motivates Washington’s concern, not negotiating an end to appalling violence and human suffering in Gaza…

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Don DeBar: Western powers antithetical to peace in Syria + Sharmine Narwani: U.S. falls into trap of extremists + Phyllis Bennis: Intervention into Syria already underway

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Aug 11, 2012 by

Hillary Clinton’s discussion of a no-fly zone over Syria is a violation of the UN charter of the Geneva Accords, journalist and activist Don DeBar told RT.

The US Secretary of State discussed plans to undermine the Syrian government, during a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister on Saturday.

Clinton and her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, indicated they are exploring a number of measures to aid the Syrian opposition, Reuters reported. Don DeBar spoke to RT about the involvement of western powers in the Syrian conflict.

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Rick Rozoff: Why Does U.S. Provoke Russia?

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
June 20, 2012

Voice of Russia
June 20, 2012

Why does US provoke Russia?
John Robles
Recorded on June 16, 2012

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Recent statements by Hillary Clinton regarding Syria and the Russian Federation are a provocation or not?

Hello, this is John Robles. You are listening to an interview with Rick Rozoff, the manager and the owner of the Stop NATO website and mailing list and a regular contributor to the Voice of Russia.

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U.S. Exploits Syrian Situation For Showdown With Russia by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
June 15, 2012

On June 12 what passes for the U.S.’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, further escalated tensions with Russia in an appearance with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Brookings Institution, a think tank that has supplied the Barack Obama administration with many of its key foreign policy personnel.

With an Israeli flag behind her and waving her right hand in the air, she vociferated:

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Clinton Pledges Increased Military Assistance To Georgia For New Conflicts by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
June 7, 2012

In the middle of her three-nation tour of the South Caucasus, on June 5 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with fellow short-term New Yorker Mikheil Saakashvili in Georgia. The latter is a preeminent, a greatly favored, a nonpareil American satrap, for whom the doors of the White House and the op-ed pages of the major U.S. dailies are always open. For eight and a half years he has been president of his nation after winning 96 percent of the vote on January 6, 2004 in a spurious election following standing head of state Eduard Shevardnadze being manhandled and deposed in the so-called Rose Revolution of the preceding November. The sort of election the State Department is always willing to endorse if the result advances American geostrategic interests.

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Egypt: U.S. Financed Military Crushes Sit-in

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May 5, 2012 by

Jihan Hafiz reporting from Egypt.

Army soldiers violently crushed a week-long sit-in outside the Ministry of Defense, the headquarters of the ruling military junta. Clashes broke out after army soldiers beat protesters at the security barricades. The latest violence in Cairo comes at the end of a bloody week, where a dozen Egyptians were killed and hundreds injured. Nearly 20 foreign and Egyptian journalists were beaten and arrested during the raid on the sit-in. The Military Council blamed thugs and hooligans for causing the violence after it warned demonstrators against marching on military buildings. The latest street battle overshadows the upcoming presidential elections, which military generals claim is the last phase of the so-called transition to civilian rule.

Since the sit-in was destroyed, hundreds of people of been arrested or have disappeared. The Military Council imposed a 7 am to 11 pm curfew in the Abbassya district where the clashes took place. The pro-government neighborhood has been militarized by army tanks and checkpoints.

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State Department Reveals 21st Century NATO’s Global Priorities by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
April 28, 2012

The State Department’s top Eurasia hand addressed the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’s Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia on April 26 to present Washington’s perspective on and expectations of next month’s summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

In a presentation titled “The Chicago Summit and U.S. Policy,” the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, Tina Kaidanow, laid out what the military alliance’s main powerhouse and financial backer demands of its 27 allies and in so doing indicated many of the top geopolitical objectives of her department and the U.S. government as a whole for the upcoming years.

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Hillary Clinton Promotes 22nd Century NATO Ahead Of Chicago Summit by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
April 11, 2012

On April 3, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the only North Atlantic Treaty Organization command in the United States, Allied Command Transformation, and the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads, both in Norfolk, Virginia, against the backdrop of the annual Norfolk NATO Festival. On the same day, one day before the 63rd anniversary of the founding of NATO, she also spoke at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

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Syria Peace Plan: West Moves To Kill Off “Important First Step” To End Violence by Finian Cunningham + Afshin Rattansi: Annan’s plan needs to be instituted in U.S.

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
28 March 2012

No sooner had Kofi Annan, the special United Nations envoy to Syria, announced scoring “an important first step” towards implementing a peace plan in the war-torn country, the US and Western powers were scrambling to scupper the goalposts.

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton led Western efforts to undermine the peace bid by appearing to abandon recently agreed terms for a ceasefire that would have included all parties in Syria.

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