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by Vijay Prashad
November 15, 2015
After Paris, macho language about “pitiless war” defines the contours of leadership. Little else is on offer. It is red meat to our emotions.
A week of horrible carnage – bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good that comes of them – only the pain of the victim and then more pain as powerful people take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence.
Posted in Al Qaeda, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, France, Iraq, Lebanon, Politics, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism
Tagged ISIS, Paris, Rami Khouri, Rania Masri, Vijay Prashad
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with Chris Hedges
RT on Sep 23, 2014
Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Global Warming, Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation, Politics, Protests, Syria, Turkey
Tagged Abby Martin, becker-brian, Chris Hedges, climate change, David Swanson, FloodWallSt, ISIS, Medea Benjamin, Vijay Prashad
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RT on Sep 22, 2014
The US military and partner nations from the anti-ISIS coalition have launched the first attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon has confirmed.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Death-destruction, Iraq, Politics, Syria
Tagged Body of War, David Swanson, ISIS, Medea Benjamin, Phil Donahue, Vijay Prashad
Updated: May 16, 2014
democracynow on Apr 9, 2014
democracynow.org – As voting begins in India in the largest elections the world has ever seen, we spend the hour with Indian novelist and essayist Arundhati Roy. Nearly 815 million Indians are eligible to vote and results will be issued in May. One of India’s most famous authors — and one of its fiercest critics — Roy is out with a new book, “Capitalism: A Ghost Story,” which dives into India’s transforming political landscape and makes the case that globalized capitalism has intensified the wealth divide, racism, and environmental degradation. “This new election is going to be [about] who the corporates choose,” Roy says, “[about] who is not going to blink about deploying the Indian army against the poorest people in this country, and pushing them out to give over those lands, those rivers, those mountains, to the major mining corporations.”
Posted in Capitalism, Corporations Really Suck, Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Elections, Human Rights, India, Politics
Tagged Arundhati Roy, Book or Film Reviews or Excerpts on Dandelion Salad, inequality, Narendra Modi, Vijay Prashad, women's rights
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TheRealNews on Aug 21, 2013
Advocates say sentence is a serious blow to whistleblowers and investigative journalism, Manning plans to appeal and request President Obama for a pardon. Continue reading
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Tagged Chelsea Manning, Chris Hedges, Chris Hedges on Dandelion Salad, Cornel West, Manning-Bradley, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, Ralph Nader, Vijay Prashad, West-Cornel, Wright-Ann
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TheRealNews on Aug 10, 2013
In the final segment of Paul Jay’s interview with Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself, the subject is the undermining of international law and military interventions in the name of human rights.
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TheRealNews on Aug 9, 2013
In this segment of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the Bradley Manning case in light of the 68th anniversary of signing the Nuremberg Charter which states it is illegal to follow orders to commit a war crime. Continue reading
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Human Rights, Iraq on Dandelion Salad, Politics, War Crimes
Tagged Chelsea Manning, Human Rights on Dandelion Salad, Iraq War Documents from WikiLeaks, Manning-Bradley, Nuremberg, Vijay Prashad, wikileaks
TheRealNews Nov 21, 2012
Vijay Prashad: Egypt brokers Gaza crisis working with US; Palestinians won’t give up their struggle; There will be no accountability for Israel’s illegal war.
Posted in Dandelion Salad Posts News Politics and-or Videos 2, Dandelion Salad Videos, Death-destruction, Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation, Palestine, Politics
Tagged ceasefire, Israel-Gaza-Palestine War, The Real News Network, Vijay Prashad