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"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
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
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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“The first revolutionary act is to call things by their true names.”- Rosa Luxemburg
Before You Enlist!
Whatever form of government Bush is operating under, it is far outside an accountable constitutional democratic government.
Civil war monument to British volunteers stolen
Remove Bush Over War Lies
The lost boys
Brazil shines a light on its dark years
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
Dead Forest Defenders
Waiting for 'The Big One'
"This protest will start to change things. There will be one after another," said Arturo Martinez, of United Workers Central, the trade union that organised the protest.
Even I question the 'truth' about 9/11
A country that tolerates a war criminal while he openly plans to attack yet another country is definitely not a light unto the world.
The forgotten holocaust
Congress is not just collaborating here, it is providing the White House and Pentagon with the funds and legal ability to carry out the Project for a New American Century.
Trade and War in Colombia
How three Swedish geeks became Hollywood's Number One enemy
An Inconvenient Truth
Rock-Wielding Undercover Officer
Here's looking at you kid .
Pushing for the privatization of your Social Security program.
Building Economic Justice in the United States
"In the end the Americans withdrew because they were defeated militarily and politically by the Vietnamese."
Iraq: The vanishing coalition
Protest the War in September, and October, and …
Mike's tradition endures.
"The only regret is that his vision of what we should be as a nation, that is still not realised."
Andy Fastow can expect some company in prison.
How silly can it get?
Bush, Vietnam and 14 More GIs Dead
Life, Liberty and...
We Were There for You, But You've Let Us Down
Don't know much about history
The Iraqis don't deserve us. So we betray them...
In the long run, in the greater scheme of things, secrecy, and the dishonesty it spawns, do little but create disaster.
Sacco & Vanzetti Today
From the National Health: Promise of a normal life for diabetics
“Murray Chotiner or Karl Rove, it’s the same old, same old.”
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen - August 26, 1789
The Virtues of Resistance
Military commanders tell Brown to withdraw from Iraq without delay
We're entering a hair-raising age.
Democrats have lost one of their most useful alibis.
"Don't screw around with the FBI. They're powerful and hate Bolsheviks."
Returning to the Scene of the Crime
The War on Democracy
The old Iran-Contra death squad gang is desperate to discredit Chavez
"After the first death, there is no other." - Dylan Thomas
"Government is wonderful when the bureaucrats are summoned to perform missions to rescue them from their own greed and folly."
Looking back at Lebanon
America's parochial press is not designed to promote debate or to educate, but rather to repeat the official line.
The sad truth is that there are so many political outrages committed by this administration that this attack on worker rights has slipped under the radar.
"There are no permanent and temporary workers--we are all workers."
Pension funds lose £27bn in market turmoil
Powerful news executives do the bidding of the Pentagon -- and then, later on, claim that they did nothing of the kind.
John Edwards a modern day RFK?
Blackwater: Strikebreaking & Labor Suppression Coming to California and The USA
Sacco & Vanzetti Today
"The Quest to Impose a Single World Market Has Casualties Now in the Millions"
Victory on the Picket Line
"In today's America, neoconservatives generate brutish policies for which liberals provide the ethical fig leaf. There is no other difference between them"
USA: Unified by Fear and Anger
DOD Stops Plan to Send Christian Video Game to Troops in Iraq
While Americans are complacent in their self-glory, the truth is, the rest of the world now views America as a country without morals, without adherence to international laws banning torture.
A Personal Vision for Cindy Sheehan’s Campaign
"Suddenly you've got a for-profit corporation going around the world that is more powerful than states, can effect regime possibly where they may want to go, that seems to have all the support that it needs from this administration that is also pretty adventurous around the world and operating under the cover of darkness."
Sentient World Simulation (SWS) may have an answer.
"Rove's legacy is that he has been an architect of one of the worst administrations in our history, one where short term political objectives dominated."
"If only a sweet young thing would volunteer to give Bush a blowjob so that he can be impeached before he leads us to Armageddon."
Bush War Adviser Says Draft Worth a Look
ECB injects €98bn but markets are gripped by panic
You could find some way to honestly repay subprime workers for carrying your whole world on their backs these past few years.
Climate change protesters set up Heathrow camp
Heathrow eco-protesters steal a march on police
Squealing for help
Yet again, the Democrats roll over
As is usually the case, the harm we suffer is inflicted by Washington.
British generals blast 'cowboy' US troops
Hiroshima is forgotten 62 years later
Colbert: With the Dark Side legalized, how can we do the unthinkable to win?
Canadian Military Keeping Tabs on Peace Activists?
Amnesty faces Catholic church boycott over abortion policy
Major Setback in Utah Mine Rescue Effort
Taking power from the people
“Never believe anything until it’s officially denied.”
AT&T Censors Criticism of Bush
The labor movement that helped make the U.S. into the economic superpower it is today must be allowed to function without intimidation or manipulation.
Tanks for the memory
"We are all enemies of the state in the view of the Bush Administration."
In a Japanese hospital, she wanted to fold 1,000 origami crane birds, believing that by doing so she could be granted a special wish: hers was that no other child would ever suffer as she did.
"Believe me," Eisenberg says, with what I can only imagine to be a bemused but weary sigh, "if this appeared on the front pages of newspapers, national security would not be jeopardized."
Why the Surge Has Failed
Agony of slow dig to reach Utah miners
Lebanese strike a blow at US-backed government
The method of mining used at the Utah mine that collapsed Monday, trapping six miners, has a history of being disproportionately deadly, according to federal safety studies.
Edwards: Time to boost labor The Democrat calls it the 'single best anti-poverty movement in history.'
Secret call log at heart of wiretap challenge
"The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions, without becoming disillusioned."
Mount Ararat, towering symbol of Armenia, is an awful reminder of wrongs unrighted
Hard and Obvious Realities
Even in Minnesota the Dome came first and the people last.
“As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.”
Bush signed one of those executive orders (EO) that enables him to make laws without bothering Congress. It becomes effective August 19, 2007.
Syracuse University Orangemen “Gotta Support The Team”
Minneapolis counts cost of bridge's rush-hour collapse
The APPO Then, the Many APPOs of Now
As many as 30 people were reported missing as Republicans seach for a scapegoat.
"Feds Look the Other Way While United Fruit Company Peddles Death and Corruption in Latin America"
Has America as the land of opportunity passed into history?
US Steelworkers Tell Congress: Support Iraqi Oil Workers
Britain will take troops out of Iraq regardless of US, says PM
Unregulated Markets: Help is always too late
The American military still just loves to bomb from the air
This violent and brutal suppression is not acceptable to Americans either.
Today is the 90th anniversary of the opening day of the first really modern killing field, the No Man’s Land in Flanders known as Passchendaele.
In Flanders' Fields
Meat-eaters off the menu for vegans who are looking for love
The Peril of Valuing Celebrity Over History
Time for a Democracy Movement
The North Pole: A new imperial battleground
Return to the Republic of Death?
A secret agent's story: He spent four gruelling years at Guantanamo Bay for his efforts.
Elizabeth Edwards Interview
The Case of the San Francisco 8
"This is the Kafkaesque nature of modern day imprisonment."
Why my landlord is expecting the worst
It is time to hold the Bush-Cheney-Administration responsible for their indefensible acts.
Martial Law is Now a Real Threat
The flight from democracy
Another draconian attempt to curb Britain's civil liberties
Russia's Gorbachev says U.S. is sowing world disorder
New York City's Strange Fruit 2007
Barbara Charline Jordan Statement on the Articles of Impeachment
The Impeachment Imbroglio: Sheehan, Conyers, Pelosi, and Feingold
Who is Elliott Abrams?
A war of words
Christian Von Wernich wore a priest's collar and bulletproof vest as he sat behind reinforced glass in a federal court.
What Harry Reid Doesn't Know About His Own Bill
The last king of Afghanistan
Potential debt investors have fled or are demanding much higher interest rates,
Come to Kennebunkport!
Burma: A plight we can ignore no longer
The New War on Love-Loving Chimps
"The Problem is Civil Obedience," by Howard Zinn.
Peace activist Sheehan arrested at Congress
Democrats to focus on "winning big in 2008." (Really?)
Saving a President
New Executive Order Could Lead to Endless Chain of Repression
The Ghost of Wayne Morse
Desperate Hollywood: Screenwriters try to make the movie moguls pay
The Hidden Injuries of Powerlessness
It's about time Americans faced the truth
Iraq: The Way to Go
Every struggle, violent or non-violent, is a matter of power.
BIS warns of Great Depression dangers from credit spree
Yankee Come Home
Debunked: politicians' excuse that cannabis has become stronger
Ashamed and racked with guilt, the wounded soldier abandoned by his country
Nuclear power is a very dangerous, expensive way to boil water to generate energy typically done by splitting (or "fissioning") a uranium atom.
Every vote to pay for more war is soaked with blood.
Capitalism and the 'war on terror' not only help to sustain one another but they also have this in common: they worship success but are nourished by failure.
These gutless papers explain why more people are Googling than turning pages
Smoke and mirrors
"The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland."
"A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance."
The War Is Lost
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How Murdoch had a hotline to the PM in the run-up to Iraq war
And that is that while national health insurance may be desirable, it is politically unattainable.
The chasm between rich and poor seen in London today resembles the Manchester that Engels described in the 1840s
Galloway's statement in full
" the cynical and cowardly game of Pelosi and the gang of corrupt leaders of your party, we'll just have to do it without you." Russ we hardly knew ye
Nuclear leak after earthquake in Japan
British Researcher Finds Traces Years After Weapons Plant Closed
TE Lawrence had it right about Iraq
Inside Bush's FDA
Fetischism of commodities
Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran
Cheney Urges Bush to Strike Iran
"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." -- Jean Jacques Rousseau (1762)
Sorry, Pope, but this 'proper church' declaration is surreal nonsense
If you're in a hole, merge. But is it too late for BP and Shell?
War and Dissociation
"Labor is under attack. This is going to be in the textbooks."
'Thou shalt have no other gods before me'."
The plume rises above the cloud layer.
Iraqis suspected America is after the country's oil wealth.
"You cannot fool all of the people all of the time"
'A dead Iraqi is just another dead Iraqi... You know, so what?'
'Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable.'
Hillary's Bizarre History of the Iraq War
March for Remembrance
BlueCross Secret Memo Re: ‘Sicko’
"L'Etat C'est Moi, Moi, Moi ... "
Welcome signs of a thoughtful response
Latin America and Its Axis of Hope
"Yanqui Go Home!"
Put away the flags
Black students decided to resist and organized a sit-in under the "white tree" at the school to protest the light suspensions given to the noose-hanging white students.
66 Wisconsin residents: Baldwin must join the call to impeach for peace
Capital and Labor have nothing in common.
Land and Freedom
'On the declaration of the Truman Doctrine in 1947, he [Henry Wallace] predicted it would mark the beginning of "a century of fear.""
FBI Spying on the National Lawyers Guild
How to Destroy an African American City in 33 Steps
The mantra is simple: "work is good, work is good".
"When You Don't Have Trade Union Freedom, You Don't Have Democracy."
Ward Churchill and Academic Freedoms
Two-thirds break law regularly - And the middle classes are the most guilty .
Perhaps speaking my truth may help educate and remind others about that tragic Sept. 11, l973.
A true land of opportunity
Why museums must stay free
Terrorizing Artists in the USA
He is a knife in our heart.
There is not a US politician who would dare criticize the military, even when presented with irrefutable evidence of hideous atrocities.
Countdown to War on Iran
"After the first death, there is no other." - Dylan Thomas
Bono the tax dodger wants others' taxes spent on Africa
Justice Thurgood Marshall's legacy lives on 40 years later
"...people talking about universal health care."
The truth about the US healthcare system
The "system" in one way or another turns us all into cannon fodder.
Return to Cuba
"Know Your Rights"
What's Missing from the Health Care Debate
Sham on you
The political pin-up
This half-century of United States policy has failed.
Canadian authorities are trying to silence voices for native land rights. We must all refuse to shut up
Keep Workers Healthy and Reduce Health Care Cost: Eliminate Co-Pays
US government trying to seize new Michael Moore film, says producer
The Danny Glover Primary
While We Slept
US Health System Ranks Last Compared to Other Countries: Studies
50 years of censorship
Hysteria rules the day, drowning urgently needed environmental cleanup in our backyard while smoothing the way for the nuclear industry to reap its global rewards.
It was only "collateral genocide" and lord knows we did our very best to avoid it.
The New Disappeared
Robert Verkaik: They were convicted for obeying their consciences
The Great Oil Robbery
“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”
On May 4, 1970, Sandra Scheuer, Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause and William Schroeder were shot dead by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State.
Pill that ends periods sparks health row
Worst U.S. Massacre?
"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw
Magna Carta and May Day
Anti-Capitalism in Five Minutes
Palestine and Peace
"the supreme international crime."
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
Dilation and extraction law destroys a woman's right to live
The prospect of all-female conception
RNA-i: Discovered in a petunia, found in flies and now causing a medical revolution
...stodgy parents harrumphing around about kids today.
Nurses 'could perform abortions'
That mantra—“the best we can get”—is a recipe for corruption.
"I am for the Cuban revolution. I do not worry about it, I worry for it and with it."
Tobacco and alcohol 'are more dangerous than LSD'
Alcohol worse than ecstasy on shock new drug list
The marriage of government and corporate power
No country has suffered terrorism as long and consistently as Cuba.
60 Years of Faulty Logic
Remembering Tom Fox
A Feather From The Sky
The Real Cost of Bottled Water
Common cold virus may be new weapon to fight cancer
Five More Minutes
September 11th, 1973 put an end to democracy in Chile.
Five More Minutes
The Last Antiwar Poem
"Wichita Vortex Sutra"
Helen Caldicott speaks up for us
Nuclear Energy: Still a Bad Idea
"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."
"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.
Poet John Donne's line "never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee," says it well.
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. - Oscar Wilde, An Ideal husband, 1893