Trump Dredging the Swamp to Empower the Worst Elements of the ‘Shadow World’

Human rights campaigners protest against Farnborough International arms fair

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The Story Behind the Gripping New Documentary ‘Shadow World’ (1/5)

TheRealNews on Dec 16, 2016

In part one, Andrew Feinstein discusses being witness to a corrupt weapons deal in post-apartheid South Africa sparked his quest to uncover the world of war profiteers and weapons contractors.

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How We Could End the Permanent War State by Gareth Porter (#NoWar2016)

War is a racket - Smedley Butler

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by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
worldbeyondwar.org
September 26, 2016

Remarks at #NoWar2016

My remarks are related to the problem of media as a factor in the war system but not focused primarily on that. I have experienced first hand as a journalist and as an author how the corporate news media hews to a set of well-delineated lines in the coverage of issues of war and peace that systematically block out all data that conflict with those lines. I’d be glad to talk about my experiences especially in covering Iran and Syria in Q and A.

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Abby Martin and James Risen: Fighting Censorship, The Surveillance State and Permanent War

The Bug Stops Here

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 1, 2016

Few journalists know the cruelty of government censorship as well as James Risen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the New York Times, targeted for several major stories implicating criminality by the US war machine and its national security state.

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Bob Koehler: Abolish the CIA, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

Stop Wars

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by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Jan. 4, 2015

Welcome to 2015 and to the beginning of the 7th year of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox!

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Letter from President Barack Obama: Six Month Consolidated War Powers Resolution Report

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Propaganda Alert!

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 11, 2014

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

I am providing this supplemental consolidated report, prepared by my Administration and consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat.

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Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 1, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Capitalism is Condemned

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Rest in peace, Sheldon Wolin, Oct. 21, 2015

TheRealNews on Oct 21, 2014

Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy cannot exist without continuous opposition and vigilance on the part of the citizenry.

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Chris Hedges: The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?

Stop Wars

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with Chris Hedges

Brookly Society for Ethical Culture on Oct 1, 2014

Chris Hedges speaking at the Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture Charley Horwitz Platform. “The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?” Sept. 28, 2014. http:/bsec.org

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Chris Hedges: The Future Collapse + Perpetual Imperialistic War = Bombs on Subways in the West

2014 People's Climate March NYC 20

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with Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges: Building Different Relationships Before It’s Too Late

ontheearthproduction on Sep 29, 2014

Journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges took time during his September 13, 2014 appearance at Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to talk about the human race’s sustainability or potential collapse in the age of unstoppable climate change, corporate domination, and perpetual war.

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Chris Hedges: The Psychosis of Permanent War “Effectively Gets the Masses To Call For Their Own Enslavement”

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with Chris Hedges

by Michael Welch
Global Research
December 27, 2013

On this, the holiday edition of the Global Research News Hour, we present a talk by Chris Hedges.

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Recipe for Endless Profits to War Profiteers and Their Legally-Bribed Politicians by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
February 10, 2013

War profiteers not welcome

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Ingredients (or should it be Ingreedients?):

Imperialist ideologues of all political parties

Arms manufacturers (war profiteers)

Politicians with no conscience nor regard for international laws or the Constitution

Corporate media

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What Will We Do Now Without The Fearless Leader? by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 29, 2011

Legs!!!

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I mean the United States, not North Korea, of course. The Koreans will get along if not fine, at least no worse than before Kim Jong Il’s recent departure from the scene. No, the United States faces a crisis it is completely unprepared for. We have had entirely too much invested in demonizing Kim and his nation and what with the recent exit of Gadaffi from the scene, and Saddam’s and Osama’s too, all the leading bugbears of the US’ national security (read: permanent war fear and of late permanent war) state are gone, and we must ask ourselves what are we to do now, with them all gone? Who can replace them? How can we replace them in time to keep people from asking embarrassing questions about our gross overexpenditures on our transparently incompetent and incapable military? Continue reading

Eva Golinger: The Goal is Regime Change

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Bashar al-Assad

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on Dec 23, 2011

On Friday in Syria’s capital, Damascus, two suicide car bombs shook the city. The attacks are in the midst of the arrival of the Arab League’s advanced team and claimed the lives of 40 people. Protesters in the country are rising up against the Basher al-Assad regime, and the Arab League team was deployed to assure the Syrian government had stopped cracking down on protesters. Are these bombings an isolated incident? Eva Golinger, lawyer and author, joins us to discuss what is going on.

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Kucinich on Defense Authorization Act: It “Authorizes Permanent Warfare Anywhere In the World” + Lee Camp: Life, Liberty & Indefinite Detention Without A Trial

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Dec 14, 2011

Indefinite Detention

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today outlined his opposition to H.R. 1540, the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a speech on the House floor. The NDAA contains unprecedented language that would authorize the military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial – including U.S. citizens and those captured on U.S. soil. It also “affirms” that the U.S. is in an armed conflict with Al Qaeda, the Taliban and “associated forces” (that are undefined), setting the stage for permanent global warfare.

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Michael Parenti: Welfare for the Wealthy (2005)

Corporate Greed

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
Nov. 27, 2011

on Jan 3, 2008

How corporate America feeds out of the public trough while preaching virtues of self-reliance to the rest of us.

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