William Blum: Socialism is the Main Enemy of American Corporations

Fight Racism Fight Imperialism - Anti-Trump protesters start to gather in London's Trafalgar Square.

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with William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 31, 2018

America’s Deadliest Export: “Democracy” | Interview with William Blum

breakingtheset on Nov 30, 2012

Abby Martin speaks to William Blum, Historian and Author of America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy speaking about the history of US interventionism around the world and the brainwashing of America.

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The Anti-Trump Protests: Don’t Ask: Where Were You For The Last 8 Years? by Bill Dores

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by Bill Dores
Workers World
January 30, 2017

Since the election of Trump, spontaneous protests have erupted as well as the massive counter-inaugural marches on Jan. 20 and worldwide women’s marches on Jan. 21. Some leftists and anti-war people on social media have had nothing but criticism for the protests and skepticism regarding their participants.

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The Media and Their Atrocities by Michael Parenti (2000)

"anche il 9 aprile" "per un piano alternativo di rifiuti.... SMASH IMPERIALISM!"

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michaelparenti.org, May 2000
December 5, 2016

For the better part of a decade the U.S. public has been bombarded with a media campaign to demonize the Serbian people and their elected leaders. During that time, the U.S. government has pursued a goal of breaking up Yugoslavia into a cluster of small, weak, dependent, free-market principalities. Yugoslavia was the only country in Eastern Europe that would not dismantle its welfare state and public sector economy. It was the only one that did not beg for entry into NATO. It was — and what’s left of it, still is — charting an independent course not in keeping with the New World Order.

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Embracing the US-NATO War Criminals Who Destroyed Our Country by Milina Jovanovic

Stop NATO manifestation, Krakow

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by Milina Jovanovic
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 7, 2016

Serbia’s Agreements with NATO. A War for US Hegemony in Europe

Seventeen years have passed and many people have already forgotten that the U. S. and a number of other NATO countries collectively waged one of the most destructive wars on the European continent since the end of World War II–the modern aerial bombing campaign against the Serbian people. In the tradition of the New World Order, this “intervention” wasn’t called “war.” It was argued by various Western politicians and the corporate media that the bombing campaign was directed against the late Serbian President Miloševic and his “propaganda machine.”[i] In fact, the NATO bombs loaded with depleted uranium[ii] were falling on bridges, maternity hospitals, private residences of ordinary people, a moving train, a Serbian TV station, the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, as well as water plants, schools, electrical power plants, and many other objects that were crucial for the society to function.

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Michael Parenti: The US Government Would Support the Devil Himself

"anche il 9 aprile" "per un piano alternativo di rifiuti.... SMASH IMPERIALISM!"

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
michaelparenti.org
January 8, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
January 7, 2013

One of the ways that western imperialists justify their military expansion and conquering country after is by putting on a “messianic front” and demonizing countries that follow independent policies. Continue reading

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Meeting of the Nerds: Cornel West, James Cone and Chris Hedges

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mumiathemovie on Jun 19, 2013

Stephen Vittoria, director of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary”, speaks with Mumia Abu-Jamal on: Edward Snowden; Mumia’s recent visit w/Chris Hedges, James Cone, and Cornel West; the release of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary” on DVD; and the forthcoming book “Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny” currently being written by Vittoria and Mumia.

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Five Invasion Plots, Three Continents, Identical Lies by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
London, England
December 22, 2012

LIES

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I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. We have definitely adopted the position at the Peace Conference of arguing in favour of the retention of gas as a permanent method of warfare…. I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. — Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965, from War Office  minute,  May 12, 1919

As the sabre rattling against Syria gets ever louder, the allegations ever wilder and double standards, stirring, plotting and terrorist financing (sorry, “aiding the legitimate opposition”) neon lit, it is instructive to look at the justifications presented by US Administrations for a few other murderous incursions in recent history.

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Reflections on Yugoslavia’s Socialist Past and Present-Day Colonization by Milina Jovanović

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by Milina Jovanović
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published on www.lifeinthemix.info, November 16, 2012
Dec. 5, 2012

In this essay I present my personal reflections on the life in the former Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) and on the current trends of privatization and corporate takeover of Yugoslav natural, economic, and human resources.  Years ago, I personally experienced the best phase of Yugoslav socialism and worked in academic and research institutions. Even though the following pages don’t appear in the form of a scholarly article, I attempt to briefly present and explain the most important institutions and aspects of the Yugoslav socio-political and economic system, highlighting “the Yugoslav way of life” and what it meant for the diverse peoples of Yugoslavia.  Continue reading

Michael Parenti: The Destruction and Colonization of Yugoslavia

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
October 30, 2012

Oct 21, 2012 by

Destruction and Colonization of Yugoslavia event, 09-15-2012 Parenti’s introductory comments.

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Pentagon Consolidates Control Over Balkans by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
May 30, 2012

Ahead of, during and after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 25th summit in Chicago on May 20-21, the Pentagon has continued expanding its permanent military presence in the former Yugoslavia and the rest of the Balkan region.

The military bloc’s two-day conclave in Chicago formalized, among several other initiatives including the initial activation of its U.S.-dominated interceptor missile system and Global Hawk-equipped Alliance Ground Surveillance operations, a new category of what NATO calls aspirant countries next in line for full Alliance membership. Continue reading

Who will convict the NATO war criminals? By Abayomi Azikiwe

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By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire
www.workers.org
May 4, 2012

Danger U.S. war crimes ahead

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Charles Taylor, former rebel leader and head of state in the West African country of Liberia, was convicted on April 26 by the Special Tribunal on Sierra Leone. The court, held in the Netherlands, was ostensibly set up by the United Nations in conjunction with the Sierra Leone government.

Taylor’s conviction represents the first case in which a sitting political leader was removed and put on trial for supposed violations of both international and domestic law.

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Balkans To Caspian: U.S. And NATO Continue Cold War by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
May 1, 2012

Though infrequently acknowledged if even given consideration, the current historical period remains what it has been for a quarter century, the post-Cold War era.

Beginning in earnest in 1991 with the near simultaneous disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – instantaneous in the first case, comparatively slower in the second, only complete with the independence of Montenegro in 2006 – the  bipolar world ended with the demise of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact and the nonaligned one with the fragmentation of Yugoslavia, a founder of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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Where Are All the Bodies Buried? by Michael Parenti (2000)

by Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
www.thirdworldtraveler.com
Z magazine, June 2000
April 13, 2012

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NATO commits acts of aggression

In March 1999, NATO forces launched an 11-week nonstop aerial attack upon Yugoslavia that violated the UN charter, NATO’s own charter, the U.S. Constitution, and the War Powers Act. Yugoslavia had invaded no UN or NATO member. The Congress had made no declaration of war. No matter. The “moral imperatives” and humanitarian concerns were heralded as being so overwhelming that legalities would have to be brushed aside. Here were mass atrocities perpetrated by the demonic Serbs and their fiendish leader, Slobodan Milosevic not seen since the Nazis rampaged across Europe; something had to be done-so we were told.

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Rick Rozoff: NATO’s expanding horizons

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
November 26, 2011

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http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/55918

NATO’s expanding horizons
November 21st, 2011
Featured Guest: Rick Rozoff
CIUT 89.5 FM

The Taylor Report
November 25, 2011

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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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