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"Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it."-
"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
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
No Human Being Is Illegal
"Possession is nine tenths of the problem." - Dr. Winston O'Boogie
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“Americans express two points of view. One is, I really like that, the other is, that really pisses me off”
-- Graham Chapman
"Time Wounds All Heels" -- Dorothy Parker
"It’s how you play the game.”
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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."
Guernica remembered: Picasso's legacy
Only an idiot could take The Secret seriously.
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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."
United States Central Command in Iraq is preparing its permanent bases
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
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.