Sleeping Through the Coup by Philip A. Farruggio

Day 16 Occupy Wall Street October 2 2011 Shankbone 2

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by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 20, 2012

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” — Milan Kundera

Let’s face it, most of our fellow Americans are just that: Forgetting. How many out there have been narcotized by this newest installment of the infamous Presidential Horserace? In 2008 we had the rallying cry of ‘Hope and Change‘ from the 8 repressive years of the Bush gang. Military spending was at an all time high up to that point. We had false flag invasions and occupations of two sovereign nations. Continue reading

Sibel Edmonds: US government needs to keep the fear factor alive + 1st Amendment is Conditional

with Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 9, 2012

Sibel Edmonds?

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The Obama administration has the worst track record when it comes to prosecuting whistleblowers. Obama once claimed he’d work hard to have a transparent government, but many have faced retaliation for revealing controversial government information. Sibel Edmonds, who is a whistleblower, waited 340 days for FBI clearance of her memoir but finally released it on her own. Edmonds, founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, joins us for more.

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Sibel Edmonds on Her Book, Classified Woman by Peter B. Collins + Ungagged: Telling the Sibel Edmonds Story

Updated: Nov. 10, 2012 added videos of the podcast. May 8, 2012 added a video

with Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 4, 2012

Sibel Edmonds?

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by Peter B. Collins
Peter B. Collins Show
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The Ghost of Osama bin Laden Visits Barack Obama by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 30, 2012

(The imagined conversation between the Ghost of Osama bin Laden and President Barack Obama)

The Ghost of Osama bin Laden swirled into the Oval Office where Barack Obama was spending the evening going over a pile of requested sign-offs for drone missions.

Osama’s Ghost: “Mind if we have a conversation one year after you dispatched my body to the ocean sharks?”

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The Crisis of Civilization (must-see)

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Growing Red Raspberries

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on Mar 13, 2012

A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization.

The Crisis of Civilization is a remix documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.

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It’s Time Liberals and Leftists Started Questioning the Official Lies by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
March 11, 2012

9-11 was an inside job

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In early 2010, more than a year before her death, Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recipient of the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, and a National Medal of Science recipient, wrote an article entitled “Two Hit, Three Down — The Biggest Lie.”

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Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, “Serial Fabricators” and the Tale of Iran and 9/11 by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at www.truth-out.org
Dec. 29, 2011

9/11 = inside job

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Behind a mysterious December 22 Associated Press story about “finding of fact” by a District judge in Manhattan Friday that Iran assisted al Qaeda in the planning of the 9/11 attacks is a tapestry of recycled fabrications and distortions of fact from a bizarre cast of characters.

The AP story offers no indication of the nature of the evidence in the case except that former members of the 9/11 Commission and three Iranian defectors provided testimony. Continue reading

Ron Paul: Propagandist or Prophet? by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Foreign Policy Journal
December 24, 2011

#occupyboston

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Ron Paul is “the best-known American propagandist for our enemies”, writes Dorothy Rabinowitz in a recent Wall Street Journal hit piece. To support the charge, she writes that Dr. Paul “assures audiences” that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 “took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions”. It’s “True,” she writes, that “we’ve heard the assertions before”, but only “rarely have we heard in any American political figure such exclusive concern for, and appreciation of, the motives of those who attacked us”—and, she adds, he doesn’t care about the victims of the attacks.

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Ralph Nader: Debating Taboos: Legality of Afghanistan and Iraq Wars

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with Ralph Nader

C-SPAN Video Library
Nov. 18, 2011

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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Panelists debated the legality of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and actions taken by the George W. Bush and Obama administrations since the start of them. Topics included the the use of waterboarding or other enhanced interrogation techniques, continued detainment of combatants without due process, and the killings of Osama bin Laden and American al-Qaeda member Anwar al-Awlaki.

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Michel Chossudovsky: Al Qaeda and the Global War on Terrorism

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on Dec 1, 2011

9/11 = inside job

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“Al Qaeda and the Global War on Terrorism” with Michel Chossudovsky. The broad consequences of 9/11 with regard to US military doctrine, and more broadly the pretext and justification which the lies surrounding 9/11 have given to waging a war of conquest under the banner of what we call the Global War on Terrorism; Libya, Syria; Q and A.

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If God is God, Why do Bad Things Happen?

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Infinity of Forces: The Beanstalk

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Day of Discovery

Part I

When it comes to questions of suffering and evil, no one has all the answers. However, author and speaker Os Guinness presents a compelling case that leads to faith and courage. With an engaging style, he introduces three perspectives on evil, examines the difference between suffering and evil, and shares steps to help you think through the problem of evil. Discover how you can cope with life and find reason to trust in God when bad things happen.

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Sibel Edmonds: The War on Whistleblowers

with Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 11, 2011

Sibel Edmonds?

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on Oct 11, 2011

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This week GRTV talks to Sibel Edmonds, famed FBI whistleblower and the Editor of Boiling Frogs Post about the various ways that whistleblowers in the national security establishment are retaliated against, set upon by the establishment, and undermined by the very foundation-funded organizations that are supposed to be helping them.

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The real purposes and meanings of Admiral Michael Mullen’s recent statement about ISI and Haqqani group by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 3, 2011

Much is being made of the recent statement of Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the links between Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) and the Haqqani resistance organization in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as support of the former for latter’s recent attacks on US military and other personnel. Extreme conclusions are being deduced and projected from that, with rampant speculations of imminent US military actions against Pakistan.

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Rick Rozoff: Tenth anniversary of Afghan war and emergence of global NATO

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
October 6, 2011

The Corbett Report
October 6, 2011

Rick Rozoff of Stop NATO International joins us to discuss the significance of the 10th anniversary of the NATO invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.

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The crime of making Americans aware of their own history by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
Oct. 4, 2011

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

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The crime of making Americans aware of their own history

Is history getting too close for comfort for the fragile little American heart and mind? Their schools and their favorite media have done an excellent job of keeping them ignorant of what their favorite country has done to the rest of the world, but lately some discomforting points of view have managed to find their way into this well-defended American consciousness.

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