Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes

Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes

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Bill died Sunday, December 9, 2018. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to all his family, friends and readers. He will be missed by many. — Lo

In memory of William Blum
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December 14, 2018

on Dec 13, 2018

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone speaks about the life and legacy of dissident journalist and historian William Blum, who documented US war crimes and CIA interventions across the planet.

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George H. W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite

George H. W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite

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on Dec 10, 2018

President George H. W. Bush was an elite custodian of capitalism and empire, with countless victims, from Iraq to Panama. The former oil tycoon and CIA director paved the way for Trumpism.

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US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis by Finian Cunningham + Wilkerson: US & UK Not Truly Committed to Ending Saudi ‘Total War’ on Yemen

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
November 16, 2018

At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemen’s atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring sides to enter into peace negotiations within a month.

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Western Media Make One Death a Tragedy, Millions a Statistic by Finian Cunningham + US Facilitates Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
October 31, 2018

The Western media coverage devoted to the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi proves the cynical adage that one person’s death is a tragedy, while millions of deaths are a mere statistic.

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Regulating Apocalypse by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
October 29, 2018

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!”
“Don’t be such a purist!”
“Be strategic!”
“Do what’s possible!”
“You can’t deny reality/human nature/religious text.”

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17 Years of Getting Afghanistan Completely Wrong by David Swanson

Stop the Wars!

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 28, 2018
September 30, 2018

We expect 17-year-olds to have learned a great deal starting from infancy, and yet full-grown adults have proven incapable of knowing anything about Afghanistan during the course of 17 years of U.S.-NATO war. Despite war famously being the means of Americans learning geography, few can even identify Afghanistan on a map. What else have we failed to learn?

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Leave Syria the Hell Alone by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Sept. 11, 2018
September 13, 2018

Last weekend I was on Iranian TV being asked about the meeting in Tehran at which the presidents of Iran and Russia had refused to agree with the President of Turkey to stop bombing people in Syria. I said Iran and Russia were wrong.

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Death as a Good Career Move by Finian Cunningham

McCain, No Thanks!

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Sputnik
August 27, 2018

The death of Senator John McCain has provoked the predictable outpouring of mawkish and mendacious “tributes” from across the American political and media establishment.

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A Terrible Normality by Michael Parenti

Genocide Phnom Penh

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Jan. 25, 2013
August 23, 2018

Through much of history the abnormal has been the norm. This is a paradox to which we should attend. Aberrations, so plentiful as to form a terrible normality of their own, descend upon us with frightful consistency.

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New Israeli Law Bans Dissent in the Classroom by David Swanson + The Rules of Engagement + Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 21, 2018

Israel has passed a law allowing its Minister of Education to ban from its schools any person or group who criticizes Israel — apparently something that no teachers or students in Israel are supposed to do either (though some do). The hasbara, or pro-war propaganda, spin on this is that it is protecting Israel’s brave Troops from (rhetorical) “attacks.” But one of the chief targets of the law is understood to be Israeli troops who speak about what it is they do. And the law explicitly identifies for banning from schools those who advocate “legal or political” actions, which tend to be taken against those who make laws and political decisions, not against Troops.

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Trump Treats EU Like Bozos by Finian Cunningham + NATO Needs To End by Pat Elder

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Sputnik
July 10, 2018

You can’t really blame Trump for treating European leaders with contempt. Frankly, it’s because they deserve it, and Trump knows it.

This week, the American president joins European allies at the NATO summit in Brussels, and the gathering is expected to be a bruising one. The Europeans are fearing a drubbing from Trump over financial commitments.

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Sy Hersh Questions the Official Line on Syria

Parliament Square sit-in against Syria airstrikes.

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goingundergroundRT on Jun 30, 2018

In this episode, we are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sy Hersh who exposed NATO nation war crimes of the military-industrial complex. From Abu Ghraib prison in the Anglo-American war on Iraq to the My Lai Massacre, Sy Hersh has exerted a damning scepticism of the official line. His new book “Reporter – A Memoir” is out now.

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None of Us are Free if One of Us is Chained by Paul Street

Criminal Injustice

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by Paul Street
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The Official Website of Paul Street
July 2, 2018

The road to total tyranny is littered with tests — moments when those atop reigning oppression structures learn how far they can push the boundaries of decency without sparking potent people’s resistance. One such moment was when the demented jackass and imperialist butcher George W. Bush marched down a red carpet to screw up his evil, moronic face to announce the U.S. invasion of Iraq on openly false pretexts including the shamelessly idiotic claim that Saddam Hussein’s government had been involved in the September 11, 2001 jetliner attacks and the equally bogus charge that Iraq possessed a threatening stockpile of “weapons of mass destruction.” The president and his team of Orwellian Neocon war pigs faced two days of mass protest across the country and around the world. Still, they were not deterred from launching a brazenly criminal invasion and occupation that would kill more than a million Iraqis, displace millions more, and devastate Iraq almost beyond recognition.

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Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou: The CIA Torture Program Was One of the Best Recruiting Tools for Al Qaeda

Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou: The CIA Torture Program Was One of the Best Recruiting Tools for Al Qaeda

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 26, 2018

John Kiriakou, CIA Whistleblower, discusses the atrocities of the CIA and its torture program.

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Chris Hedges with Max Blumenthall and Dan Cohen: Killing Gaza: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

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

with Chris Hedges

RT America on May 19, 2018

Max Blumenthal, Director and Writer of “Killing Gaza,” and Dan Cohen, Cinematographer and Editor of “Killing Gaza,” discuss their documentary “Killing Gaza” that details the Israeli War crimes committed against the people in Gaza.

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