Why Do They Flee? & The US Seeks to Dominate the World! by William Blum

The Anti-War Protest Presence at the Philadelphia Democratic Convention

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Killing Hope
June 26, 2018

Why do they flee?

The current mass exodus of people from Central America to the United States, with the daily headline-grabbing stories of numerous children involuntarily separated from their parents, means it’s time to remind my readers once again of one of the primary causes of these periodic mass migrations.

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Two Right-Wing Coups in the Americas by Paul Street

The Trump & Clinton Show

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
April 18, 2018

You’ve got to hand it to Hillary Clinton. In 2016, she helped put the right-wing racist, sexist, nativist, authoritarian, and nationalist oligarch Donald Trump in the White House. She and her operatives did this in two ways: (1) by rigging the presidential primaries against the popular progressive Democrat Bernie Sanders, the Democrats’ best chance to prevail over Trump; (2) by mounting a dreadfully uninspiring and transparently tone-deaf, neoliberal general election campaign – a reflection of her massive funding by the nation’s corporate and financial establishment, including big business money normally slated for Republican presidential candidates.

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Jesse Freeston: The Never-Ending Coup in Honduras

Jesse Freeston The Never-Ending Coup in Honduras

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Special Report from the Hemisphere’s Most Controversial Inauguration.

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Cold War Then. Cold War Now. by William Blum

CCCP USSR in Moscow

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
September 26, 2017

Cold War then. Cold War now.

The anti-Russian/anti-Soviet bias in the American media appears to have no limit. You would think that they would have enough self-awareness and enough journalistic integrity -– just enough -– to be concerned about their image. But it keeps on coming, piled higher and deeper.

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Russia is a Threat–A Threat to American World Dominance by William Blum

U.S. Out Of Everywhere

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
February 4, 2017

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland

“Since Yalta, we have a long list of times we’ve tried to engage positively with Russia. We have a relatively short list of successes in that regard.” – General James Mattis, the new Secretary of Defense 1

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An Election Made in Hell: Clinton VS Trump by William Blum

The Trump & Clinton Show

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
March 12, 2016

American exceptionalism presents an election made in hell

If the American presidential election winds up with Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, and my passport is confiscated, and I’m somehow FORCED to choose one or the other, or I’m PAID to do so, paid well … I would vote for Trump.

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Adrienne Pine: Honduran Scholars Call on US to Cease Support for Military and Police

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Jun 24, 2012 by

Adrienne Pine: 40 Honduran scholars, supported by 300 academics from 29 countries, sent a letter to President Obama demanding the end of U.S. support for Honduran military and police training—and that the war on drugs is not a rationale for supporting a regime that is violently suppressing its own people.

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Celac: Is This the Mayan Prophecy? by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
Featured Writer
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The Anything and Everything
December 17, 2011

“Celac is the greatest event in the last 200 years.” – Raul Castro, President of the Council of State Cuba

“The OAS is the meeting of the colonies with their empire, while the CELAC is the summit of peer countries in search of joint development, through the value of solidarity.” – Nicmer Evans, International Affairs Analyst

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“Yankees, Go Home!” by Cindy Sheehan + Zelaya Returns to Honduras

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
May 30, 2011

Liverpool demonstrators stop the war coalition...

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“Yankees, Go Home”

“Nobody messes with Venezuela. Venezuela must be respected.”

— Rafael Ramirez, Venezuelan Energy Minister

I am in Caracas, Vz today (May 29th–Casey’s birthday)—a country I love and a people that I support with all my heart in their struggle against US imperialism and corporate interests so they can make their own lives better.

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Gerardo Torres: The Growing Honduran Repression and the Popular Resistance Movement

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Democracy Now!
April 13, 2011

Workers, students and activists have held a month-long general strike in Honduras to protest repression by the government of President Porfirio Lobo. Lobo came to power following elections under the regime of Roberto Micheletti, who seized power in a violent military coup against democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. Honduras is one of the world’s most violent countries, with a homicide rate four times higher than in Mexico, according to national statistics. In 2010, Honduras became the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, with this March being the deadliest month on record.

We speak to Gerardo Torres, an independent journalist and a leading member of the National Front of Popular Resistance in Honduras. [includes rush transcript]

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2011-0413-1.mp3]

(starts at 53:56)

via Journalists, Activists Targeted as Honduran Repression Grows

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Honduran Students Defend Occupied National University / Estudiantes Defienden La UNAH en Tegucigalpa

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on Mar 31, 2011

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Wednesday was a national day of action in Honduras as teachers, students, and members of the National People’s Resistance Front took part in a third week of actions against the privatization of education. Students of the National Autonomous University in the capital of Tegucigalpa occupied the campus and the surrounding streets. They were then attacked by riot squads launching tear gas and rocks, and by two tanks that fire water mixed with pepper spray. The police entered the campus grounds from a back entrance before being repelled by hundreds students throwing rocks.

It marked the second time in one week that the police entered the university, breaking a Honduran law that prohibits the presence of police or military on Honduran university campuses.

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El miércoles fue un día nacional de acción en Honduras. Profesores, estudiantes y miembros del Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular participaron en una tercera semana de acciones contra la privatización de la educación. Los estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma en la capital de Tegucigalpa tomaron el campus y la calle cercana. Fueron atacados por la policia antimotines con gaz lagrimogena. Miembros de la policía entró el campus de la entrada trasera antes de ser repelidos por cientos de estudiantes tirando piedras.

Por segunda vez en una semana la policía se metio en la universidad, rompiendo una ley hondureña que prohíbe la presencia de policías y militares en los predios universitarios del pais.

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Noam Chomsky on the Economy, US Midterm Elections, Climate Change, and Haiti Part 2

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Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegre) in 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Democracy Now!
Nov. 30, 2010

Noam Chomsky is a Professor Emeritus at MIT, where he taught for over half a century. He is author of dozens of books. His most recent is “Hopes and Prospects.”

Watch Part 1: Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal “Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership (Part 1)

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Kucinich Requests Support for Ecuadorian Democracy

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by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Sep 30, 2010

After the President of Ecuador was injured in what he called an attempted Coup D’état, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today wrote to President Obama, urging him to make it clear that the United States will only recognize the democratically elected government of Ecuador led by President Rafael Correa.

The full text of the letter follows:

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Coup In Ecuador + President Rafael Correa Rescued/Coup Thwarted by Eva Golinger

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Updated

by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
4 PM
Sept. 30, 2010

EDITOR’S NOTE

Follow @Evagolinger on Twitter for up to the minute updates on the Ecuador situation.

A third coup d’etat is underway against a nation member of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA), a Latin American bloc of nations that opposes US hegemony in the region and has created new mechanisms for trade and integration based on principles of solidarity and independence from imperial powers.

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Obama Administration Should Oppose Any Attempted Coup in Ecuador: CEPR Co-Director + Eva Golinger: Coup D’état in Ecuador

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www.cepr.net
September 30, 2010

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010
Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460

Washington, D.C. – There are currently reports of a possible attempted coup d’etat underway in Ecuador. There have been violent protests by police and some elements of the military, reports that President Correa has been injured, and reports that the air force has closed down a number of airports.

The Organization of American States will convene an emergency meeting at 2:30 Eastern Standard Time in Washington D.C., to consider the situation.

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