Plutocracy III: Class War (must-see)

Plutocracy III: Class War

Screenshot by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Warning

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

Dandelion Salad

Scott N June 2017

Income inequality has become a big issue in the modern day political spectrum. While these economic and class divides seem more pronounced than ever before, this documentary film Plutocracy: Political Repression in the USA reveals the main reasons of these struggles pre-date the beginnings of the industrialized labor force.

Continue reading

Leaked Bradley Manning Audio Recording + Daniel Ellsberg: Secret Tape Refutes Media Slander

Dandelion Salad

Hero, Bradley Manning

Image by hragv via Flickr

freepressfoundation·Mar 12, 2013

Leaked audio recording of Bradley Manning describing his response to the July 12, 2007 Baghdad Apache airstrike video that documented the killing of two Reuters journalists.

Continue reading

Blowing the Whistle on Obama’s America

Dandelion Salad

Freedom of speech!

Image by dreamwhile via Flickr

AlJazeeraEnglish·Jan 5, 2013

On the campaign trail four years ago, US presidential candidate Barack Obama shared his views on whistleblowers. He said: “Often the best source of information about waste, fraud and abuse in government is a government employee committed to public integrity, willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism … should be encouraged rather than stifled.”

As president, the reality has been very different. During his first term in office, six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information. That is twice as many as all previous presidents combined. In the first half of this full edition special, we blow the whistle on President Obama’s America.

Continue reading

Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
March 12, 2012 Continue reading

Robert Meeropol: My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

Democracy Now!
Dec. 30, 2010

Son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: “My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act — Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange”

As the U.S. Department of Justice considers charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act of 1917, we speak with Robert Meeropol, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg—the only U.S. citizens to be executed under the Espionage Act, in what’s been described as the most controversial death sentence in U.S. history. This week, Meeropol released a widely read statement in support of WikiLeaks called, “My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act—Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange.”

via Son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: “My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act — Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange”

Continue reading

Wikileaks, the Espionage Act, and the Constitution (Ralph Nader testifies)

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

C-SPAN
3 hours, 14 minutes

Constitutional law and national security scholars testified on the constitutionality of prosecuting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act. Among the topics addressed were the nature of journalism, the extent of constitutional protections of the press in protecting the divulgence of classified information, and the amount of information that is categorized as classified.

Continue reading