Possible New War Opponents by David Swanson

March against US military actions in Yemen and Pakistan in Minneapolis on February 11, 2010

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
May 20, 2018

For those of us who fully expected most U.S. peace activists to vanish once Barack Obama became president but expected them to come back once Donald Trump ascended the throne, the failure of our second expectation has been hard, crushingly hard. But there are a few silver linings.

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How “Humanitarian Organizations” Provide a “Human Face” to War by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
3 November 2011

Bashar al-Assad

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Syria: The Pretext to Wage a “Just War”

“Absolutism, tempered by assassination.” (Ernst Munster, 1766-1839)

Oh well, time to move on folks. Nothing to see here. Now there is an oil man, who spent many years in the United States as “interim Prime Minister”, shoed in, in Libya (i) it’s time to go a-toppling again.

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Amnesty International’s Flawed Syrian Hospitals “Investigation” by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 1, 2011

This observer counts himself among Amnesty International’s more than 3 million supporters and members in more than 150 countries and territories who also strongly endorse AI’s campaigns to end grave abuses of human rights. I share AI’s vision for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

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Defending Moazzam Begg and Amnesty International

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by Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.andyworthington.co.uk
10 February, 2010

Just when it seemed that Republicans in America had a monopoly on Islamophobic hysteria, the Sunday Times prompted a torrent of similar hysteria in the UK by running an article in which an employee of Amnesty International — Gita Sahgal, head of the gender unit at the International Secretariat — criticized the organization that employed her for its association with former Guantánamo prisoner Moazzam Begg.

Before getting into the substance — or lack of it — in Sahgal’s complaints, it should be noted first of all that her immediate suspension by Amnesty was the least that should have been expected. What other organization would put up with an employee badmouthing them to a national newspaper on a Sunday, and then allow them to return to work as usual on Monday morning?

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Stress Position – Torture (video; over 18 only)

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Note: replaced video Sept. 8, 2011

Warning

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

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