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Top 10 Reasons NOT to Love NATO by David Swanson

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
January 15, 2019

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?

Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the United States have gone from having little or no opinion on NATO, or from opposing NATO as the world’s biggest military force responsible for disastrous wars in places like Afghanistan (for Democrats) or Libya (for Republicans), to believing NATO to be a tremendous force for good in the world. 1,937 more words

Politics

“Believe in the UK”

Believe that the “UK” is a nation founded on abuses of power. Believe that the “UK” is the proponent of colonialism. Believe that as a result the “UK” enslaved peoples all over the world for its own gain. 216 more words

Society

Why Are the Media So Eager To Declare Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Dead? by Gareth Porter

It’s been so long since the US walked away from a pointless war that the ruling class can only shriek long and loud when it’s even threatened. 1,389 more words

Government

Embarrassing Speeches: Signs of a Dying Empire, by Tom Luongo

Even more embarrassing than the garbage that routinely comes out of American politicians’ mouthes—the world has stopped listening. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.com:

“What are you reading my lord?” — Polonius…

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Foreign Policy

Will Griffin: Michael Parenti's The Face of Imperialism

With Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
January 14, 2019

Many content creators on YouTube produce collaborative content. Finally, I’m producing my first collaborative piece. 357 more words

Politics

19th Century European Imperialism

In the late nineteenth century, Greater and lesser European powers vastly expand their overseas empires as the continents of Africa and Asia were divided in a race among nations that was more like “a sprint than a marathon.” 1,061 more words

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is to become president of the “Group of 77 and China” tomorrow.The President’s Office announced the move in a statement yesterday, with Abbas’ spokesman Nabil Abu-Ridiena adding that Abbas will deliver a speech at the UN Headquarters in New York during the handover procedures, Wafa reported.During the speech, Abbas…

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Palestine