In Past Ten Years U.S. Has Expanded Military Network Throughout The World by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
July 22, 2011

The unprecedented expansion of American military presence throughout the world in the last decade, in support of and consolidated by attacks and invasions in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen and Libya, has been marked by the Pentagon securing new bases in several continents and Oceania.

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U.S. and NATO Allies Expanding Global Military Footprint by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
July 4, 2011

Stop NATO manifestation, Krakow

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Recent statements by the defense ministers of Germany and Canada reveal that the globally-oriented Western military consortium that is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization plans not only to continue but broaden the wars and military occupations it has conducted over the past twenty years.

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Libya: Unending American hostility by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
3 July, 2011

US, Keep Your Hands Off Libya

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Libya: Unending American hostility

If I could publicly ask our beloved president one question, it would be this: “Mr. President, in your short time in office you’ve waged war against six countries — Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. This makes me wonder something. With all due respect: What is wrong with you?”

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This is what empires do by William Bowles

by William Bowles
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
23 June, 2011

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I’m sure that somewhere, in a university or institute, researchers have produced an analysis that measures the rise in the number of armed conflicts as a ratio of the increase in economic instability as capitalism goes into one of its periodic meltdowns. Meltdowns that almost invariably end in large-scale war/s as a means of consuming surplus capital, taking out competitors, getting rid of surplus labour, grabbing new markets, extending the sphere of empire… yada, yada, yada…

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Yang sprung from jail by growing pressure on South Korean government by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
featured writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
June 1, 2011

Jeju Island, South Korea

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Professor Yang was released from jail today. He was sentenced to one and one-half years in jail with a suspended sentence but with two years probation. There can be no doubt that the international outcry on his behalf has helped spring him from the jailhouse.

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My Friend Sung-Hee Choi Arrested On Jeju Island by Ariel Ky

by Ariel Ky
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Peacevisionary’s Blog
China
May 29, 2011

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A friend of mine, Sung-Hee Choi, a sister peace activist in South Korea, was recently arrested May 17, along with seven other leaders protesting construction of a navy base on Jeju Island.  I have linked my heart in solidarity with her in this struggle because I understand that a line has to be drawn in the sand at Jeju Island, stopping further construction of military bases for the U.S. to threaten Asia.

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Who will speak for the fish, who will speak for the coral? by Bruce Gagnon

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by Bruce Gagnon
featured writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
May 27, 2011

Six seems to be my lucky number. I was able to hand out six leaflets at Bath Iron Works (BIW) yesterday. But I found a way around the road block though. I sent the leaflet language to the local newspaper as a Letter to the Editor and it was printed yesterday. Continue reading

Balkan Enigma by Gaither Stewart

by Gaither Stewart
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
2 May, 2011

Map of Serbia

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(ROME-BELGRADE) NATO seems to find Serbia’s autonomy outrageous, its semi-neutrality unacceptable, its modernity anomalous and above all its path to progress dangerous. For North Atlantic Treaty planners and schemers, Serbia—maverick, outsider, rebel—is an infectious disease to be eradicated. Serbia must be chained, normalized and integrated with the rest of Europe as are most southeastern European lands. Serbia’s neutral existence is an affront, an obstacle to a final solution of the thorny Balkan conundrum.

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Immoralities of Empire by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 29, 2011

All empires, historically, were and are ravenous. They have to be, if part of being an empire is to advance beyond one’s borders and claim another’s land and resources as your own. So much is written of the Roman Empire, too much in semi glorifying terms. We read of their advanced technology and how they followed a ‘rule of law‘ that was copied and emulated throughout history, and of course their military prowess has been studied for centuries. Yet, little is mentioned about just how brutal the Romans were. Jewish religious leaders were massacred, unarmed, inside their temple by the Roman commander Pompeii.  Roman law was final! Jesus of Nazareth could testify to that.

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If You Love This Planet: The Dangers of Nuclear War by Helen Caldicott and Michel Chossudovsky

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by Helen Caldicott and Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, March 11, 2011
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Bahrain: The Social Roots of Revolt Against Another US Ally By Finian Cunningham + Protesters killed as police storm protest camp

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
17 February, 2011

An enlargeable map of the Kingdom of Bahrain

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“Have you ever seen an island with no beaches?” The question posed by the young Bahraini taxi man standing among thousands of chanting anti-government protesters seemed at first to be a bit off the wall. But his explanation soon got to the heart of the grievances that have brought tens of thousands of Bahrainis on to the streets over the past week – protests which have seen at least seven civilians killed amid scenes of excessive violence by state security forces. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll much higher.

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The Best Christmas Gift for ALL!! by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 2, 2010

Listen, we have Christmas coming soon. How about a real Christmas gift from our government? This gift will surely, I guarantee it, be appreciated not only by our fellow Americans, but by the entire world! The beauty of this gift is that it will cost our government NOTHING:
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Chalmers Johnson: The Sorrows of Empire (2004) + Chalmers Johnson, 1931-2010, on the Last Days of the American Republic

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Sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Chalmers Johnson.

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talkingsticktv | November 22, 2010

Interview with Chalmers Johnson author of The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic given February 12, 2004 in Seattle.

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Just Some Notes On Lily Pads and Military Bases by Gaither Stewart

by Gaither Stewart
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
4 October, 2010

US military presence in the world in 2007.

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The lily pad fits in with its surroundings, as does the frog. Like most of nature its camouflage saves it. Human beings are the only creatures who do not fit in with the rest of nature. Nature is simple. But mankind rejects simple living. Now suppose a pond has one lily pad in the beginning. Then suppose it doubles each day, one lily pad turning into two each day. Soon the pond will be full of lily pads.

The American military jargon has adopted the lily pad to mean an outpost, an advance camp, a foreign base, or staging area, only one in a series of stops, a scaled down military facility with theoretically little permanent personnel, often used as a staging ground for Special Forces and Intelligence operations. Continue reading

“As Ye Sow…” by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
September 19, 2010

“So shall ye reap”. It’s in both the Old and New Testaments. So, indirectly, Jews and Christians do believe in the ‘ Sobering effects of Karma ‘ or as some may put it ‘ The vengeance of God ‘ that is at work. We know other Eastern religions adhere to the precepts of Karma.: The total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of his existence. Thus, most of the world’s population believe that what we put out we will get back at us, whether here on earth or on the ‘ other side ‘ …. AKA heaven or hell. Even many agnostics and atheists allow that our past actions can and do influence our present or future predicaments. So, no matter how you slice it, what has been happening recently in America , or more succinctly To America, can be a result of our ‘ National Karma ‘.

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