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A suggested antidote to the malaise of America today is to spend a few days re-reading Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”

News From Nowhere by William Morris

News from Nowhere Book Shop

James Yee - Guantanamo and his solitary confinement

Remembering a revolutionary ...
Arturo Van Den Eynde 1946 - 2003

"Refugees"

Antiwar Student Movements in the US: Then and Now

Bring Back the Posse

Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran

The Zimmers "My Generation"

"Fire" in the theater

The Infinite Mind interview with Kurt Vonnegut live from Second Life

JustShare

Lotta Continua

Good taste is the enemy of creativity - Picasso

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

How Corrupt is Malcolm Gladwell?

The secret history of Red America

Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Anxiety Culture

A Red in the House: The Unauthorized Memoir of S. E. Fleischman

Creating Livable Alternatives to Wage Slavery

Dulce bellum inexpertis: war is sweet to the inexperienced.

Canada - Passenger Protect Program

The Political History of the Car Bomb

Global Outsourcing and the US Working Class

"I am what I am because of who we all are" - ubuntu

Quaker Action

‘If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?” Tuco from “Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)

Travel Cuba

NO BASES (Military)

"There is no organizer like victory, " Ho Chi Minh once remarked.

"Live everyday as if it’s your last one and one day you shall surely be right." - Dr. Robert

Martin Scorsese's Sesame Streets

"si non vis pacem, para bellum"--if you do not want peace, prepare for war

Victory breeds hatred, for the defeated live in pain. Happily live the peaceful, giving up victory and defeat. (Buddhism)

Dylan Hears a Who

Grassroots America is a Non-profit
corporation to help change America
from the grassroots for Peace and
Social Justice issues through Civic
Awareness.

The Surge

NoLogo.org

Beware the Chickenhawks!

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization. --George Bernard Shaw

Ubuntu is a complete Linux based software operating system

Center for Media and Democracy

La liberté éclairant le monde

Wikileaks.org :

“When the leaders speak of peace, the common folk know that war is coming. When the leaders curse war, the mobilization order is already written out.” - Bertolt Brecht

Wily Python Stories

Friends Peace

Courage to Resist

Website will allow you to calculate your own personal rate of inflation

"Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it."- Monbiot.com

"There was never a good war or a bad peace." Benjamin Franklin

It was James Baldwin who said, “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.”

"The real difficulty in changing any enterprise lies not in developing new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones." John Maynard Keynes

"No one should fear socialism," Chavez proclaimed. "Socialism is human. Socialism is love."

Corporate Crime Reporter

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon

NO DRAFT, NO WAY!

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov

"War is cruelty and you cannot refine it." - Gen. William T. Sherman 1820-1891

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." - Will Durant

"History is one big smoking gun and the function of the official press is to say this isn't so." - Alex Cockburn

Dovetail Joints

Full Steam Ahead

The Anti-Union Network

From AMARC 9 conference in Amman, Jordan

The Grind - by Bruce Patterson

Human shields prevent Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Thanks for the False Memories

Collective puts Marx's Das Kapital on stage

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"What is capital punishment if not the most premeditated of murders to which no criminal act, no matter how calculated, can be compared."-- Albert Camus

 

"We need to acknowledge, if we are thoughtful people, that terror is everywhere, and has been with us always, and involves all kind of people who later get called men of peace.'"- P. Sabin Willett

The Mindsweep - A Fellatio Rodriguez Film

 

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw

 

 

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up."- Lily Tomlin

never again

No Human Being Is Illegal

 

"Possession is nine tenths of the problem." - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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“The first revolutionary act is to call things by their true names.”- Rosa Luxemburg

Before You Enlist!

"the supreme international crime."

War profiteer.

Guernica remembered: Picasso's legacy

Only an idiot could take The Secret seriously.

"il duce"

Watch out for Bush's bandits

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."

There is no Blairism. An 'ism' needs a coherent set of ideas

Why NY loves CC

The US, Denial and the Culture of Violence

"open-air sitting rooms for the poor".

Caught in the deadly web of the internet

Dilation and extraction law destroys a woman's right to live

Nuclear War and Its Consequences

Memo to mendacity

The Supreme Court Looks a Lot Like the Taliban

Kurt Vonnegut Interview

The United States of Apology

US soldier goes on trial for murder

to summon the half-ounce of self-respect it would have taken to stand up and shout, "Shame!"

Massacre is just part of everyday life in America

Capuano is a close ally of Nancy Pelosi, her fixer and enforcer.

We are all slave owners

The Terrorist Walks

Power politics: Cold War Two

Vonnegut Made Life More Bearable

A bloody message from Iraq: nowhere is safe...

Kurt Vonnegut: Me myself and I

The prospect of all-female conception

Vonnegut Made Life More Bearable

RNA-i: Discovered in a petunia, found in flies and now causing a medical revolution

A New Poor People's Campaign

Under siege: A special report from war-torn Mosel

Imus and Other Big, Fat Idiots

Solidaridad?

The Ethanol Hoax

Heikel: The wise man of the Middle East

Americans hate their poor

How to Stop a Showdown With Iran

Rise of an anti-retail campaigner

Archbishop calls for forgiveness

A "legitimate instructional experience" if ever there was one.

Heroes, Sung and Unsung

The US can learn from this example of mutual respect

Leftists could tip French election

The botched US raid that led to the hostage crisis

SKY-BBC-CNN-FOX-CBS-NBC-ABC axis of shlock-and-awe

Judge who hounded Pinochet inspires show on Broadway

Interview: Julie Christie

...stodgy parents harrumphing around about kids today.

Prime Sinister Blair

300 vs. Iran (and Herodotus)

Call that humiliation?

Homeland Security (Geheimstat Politzei)

The New SDS

Fate of Five Detained Iranians Unknown

Shakespeare and war

Sacco and Vanzetti Revisited

Hearing On Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tate Modern extension

Yosserian, Where Are You When We Need You?

'Trust us' doesn't cut it anymore

British Petroleum and the New Greenmail

American raid and arrests set scene for capture of marines

Nurses 'could perform abortions'

If we want to save the planet, we need a five-year freeze on biofuels

'My son lived a worthwhile life'

That mantra—“the best we can get”—is a recipe for corruption.

Four Years Later in Iraq

"I am for the Cuban revolution. I do not worry about it, I worry for it and with it."

The EU was formed in the shadow of Nazism. But, 50 years on, it should remember evil is still with us

Tobacco and alcohol 'are more dangerous than LSD'

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the popular movements

Alcohol worse than ecstasy on shock new drug list

The boy, the bongs, and the banner that went to the Supreme Court

America has lost its war in Iraq and is unable to withdraw its troops

Equinox

A Telling Concession from Petraeus

On Israel, America and AIPAC

Publishing books "quietly" will not save us.

This criminal regime must now be brought to an end.

"Are we having a laugh? Is she having a laugh?"

Farms Not Arms

Origins of the US president’s Manichaean Style

The marriage of government and corporate power

Diamonds are Forever

No country has suffered terrorism as long and consistently as Cuba.

Was I a good American in the time of George Bush?

Sinn Féin's plea to think again on eve of Iraq war

60 Years of Faulty Logic

Decades and Decades of War

So you think you live in a democracy?

This cynical ideology of individual selfishness is a relic of the cold war

Remembering Tom Fox

Protesters Aim To Take Over Lawmakers’ Offices, Fight War Funding

Would that be history? Tragedy? Or art?

Pentagon Struggles to Find Fresh Troops

A shameful injustice

Trials of Guantanamo suspects begin without a lawyer or reporter in sight

Daylight Saving Time

Liar in the White house: Cheney aide found guilty in CIA leak case

McGovern: Cheney must go Says Libby's conviction points to vice president's involvement in CIA leak

No, capitalism is not the only way to order human affairs

Facing phobias

Action stations

Leave them kids alone!

Psychological Torture Just as Bad, Study Finds

Private equity predicted to spark company collapses

Slavery: Abolished 200 years ago? Tell that to the people in chains

Ancient towers in Peru were a 'solar calendar'

Washington's reluctance to pay the piper

Missile Madness

A Feather From The Sky

If anyone can save Iraq, it's David Petraeus, the ultimate can-do general.

Privatizing the Police Puts Us at Greater Risk

"yes, 120,000 - Western mercenaries now believed to be operating in Iraq"

Cleaning up the Big Smoke: Livingstone plans to cut carbon emissions by 60%

The US psychological torture system is finally on trial

27 July 1880. A date Mr Blair should look up

What Kind of Economy?

Impeachment by the People

The Real Cost of Bottled Water

Peace Train

Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring

Please spare me the word 'terrorist'

Arrest and Execution

The class struggle continues.

What an irony!

Get Carter! Iran, Too!

The world trade organisation we could have had

The Class War's New Map

The 5th Column

What did he say?

Common cold virus may be new weapon to fight cancer

We're -- waist deep in the Big Muddy

Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism

The impending holocaust of Maya peoples by the Spanish is a "new beginning"

Five More Minutes

A vengeful society.

September 11th, 1973 put an end to democracy in Chile.

A dictator dismantled

Think Globally, Eat Locally

They live like aristocrats. Now they think like them

World's richest 1% own 40% of all wealth, UN report discovers

Five More Minutes

How mirrors can light up the world

The Last Antiwar Poem

"Wichita Vortex Sutra"

"And the main thing I've learned is that kindness and compassion can be the biggest antidotes to anger and hatred, and I believe the biggest antidotes to violence.''

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke

Helen Caldicott speaks up for us

 Another Phase of the Class War

Nuclear Energy: Still a Bad Idea

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

I Had an Abortion

"We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours." Lord Baden-Powell

US vs JOHN LENNON

"In 1964 Barry Goldwater declared: 'Elect me president, and I will bomb the cities of Vietnam, defoliate the jungles, herd the population into concentration camps and turn the country into a wasteland.' But Lyndon Johnson said: 'No! No! No! Don't you dare do that. Let ME do it.'"

Characterization (paraphrased) of the 1964 Goldwater/Johnson presidential race by Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority."

Ruth Conniff's Lazy Men

United States Central Command in Iraq is preparing its permanent bases

LAST STAND
by SEYMOUR M. HERSH
The military’s problem with the President’s Iran policy.

"it takes two to speak the truth, one to speak and another to hear"
- henry david thoreau

Human Rights

It has been said, "if you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are." Let us understand that to live is a human right. We have a right not to be killed; others have also have a right not to be killed.

The point of human rights, as Churchill noted, is that they treat the innocent, the suspect, and the convict equally: "These are the symbols, in the treatment of crime and criminals, which mark and measure the stored-up strength of a nation, and are a sign and proof of the living virtue in it."

Poet John Donne's line "never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee," says it well.

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