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JUniversal Healthcare It's Free for Everyone

'Moore proves something that should be self-evident, that healthcare should be free, and is one of the basic pillars of a decent society' Nikos Gorgoraptis, 26, junior doctor

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Jena by Mellencamp

Naomi Klein: What is The Shock Doctrine?

The Shock Doctrine

It's A Free World... (2007) :: Production Notes

The Port Huron Project

Drilling Wyoming: the View from Above

The 100-Year Struggle for Mine Safety

San Francisco Mime Troope Schedule 2007

Alienation and Dissociation

Is Steve Earle America's greatest living songwriter?

On the Road with Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen

(September 11, 2001 versus 9/11)

Planet of Slums ends with a provocative meditation on the “war on terrorism” as an incipient world war between the American empire and the slum poor.

The Smearing of Jean Maria Arrigo, a Psychologist Opposed to Torture

Contrary to common belief even among the educated, (Aldous) Huxley and (George) Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley's vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think." Neil Postman, 1985

Bell tolls for Hemingway treasures as Cuban house caught in sanctions trap

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel

Josh Wolf spent more time in prison than any other American journalist in U.S. history for protecting his source materials -

The American Rationalist

War and Censorship at Wilton High

An Interview with Hedy Epstein

Tax Justice Network USA

WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.

Tod Mikuriya, MD

Dave Dellinger's Life

David Dellinger still remembered

Multi-National Monitor

Essential Action

Corporate Crime Reporter

CSI Atlanta Video-"If jaywalking is against the law in Atlanta it is scarcely surprising the citizens are knocked down and squashed when they try it; good jaywalking requires a level of expertise which can only be acquired through serious practice from an early age."

Oil Watchdog

War Criminals at Harvard

Ask for Free Public Transportation

Kate Michelman picks John Edwards

Uranium Rock - 1986 Sydney

Mountain Justice Summer Is On

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. - Oscar Wilde

 

Workers Memorial Day

News From Nowhere by William Morris

News from Nowhere Book Shop

Free Universal Healthcarre

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde

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

Anti-Union Network

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

Dulce bellum inexpertis: war is sweet to the inexperienced.

The Political History of the Car Bomb

"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.

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. - Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3

 

"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)

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

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Friends Peace

Courage to Resist

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

"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

Dovetail Joints

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!

They converted areas of peace "into an arena of potential war."

We must engage in the Long Resistance to this current world war, using every nonviolent means to bring about its end.

IMF policies have left shattered economies around the world, consigned untold millions to poverty

America cashes in on arms sales to developing world

Eagleton stirs up the campus with attack on 'racist' Amis and son

"As we advocate for sacred sites and human rights, we realize that it all comes back to water,"

“So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly, Hills that is…”

Northern Ireland, South Africa in Secret Iran Peace Talks

Mrs. Bubbles Memoir

Che’s Legacy

Barrage of turbines across the Severn could provide 5% of UK's electricity

Historic Victory in Ecuador

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Wins Hearts and Minds in US

'The President Has Accepted Ethnic Cleansing'

Bolton calls for bombing of Iran

If we want a future that sustains life, we'd better create it ourselves.

The Administration’s plan for Iran.

Portugal gambles on 'sea snakes' providing an energy boost

The Crimes of Microsoft

Family Mourns Woman Who Died at Airport

Iraq: The Way to Go

Gentrification Rears its Ugly Head

A basic rule of history is that the inevitable eventually happens.

Dinner in Beirut, and a lesson in courage

The Best Wars of Their Lives

Armored invaders a long way from home and likely to carry out a lot less than they carried in.

The relative silence of action from the U.S. labor union bureaucracy on this change in public policy was deafening.

The Clintons have always excited passions disproportionate to their very modest talents as creative politicians.

Terror finance trail vanishes in Saudi Arabia

Bush Administration cannot accept the truth about Iraq

Is Spineless Better Than Evil?

America’s Colonial Contempt

The trickle-down theory beloved of Greenspan and his ilk is less a philosophy than a handy excuse for avarice

Napoleon said that to understand a country's policy, one has only to look at the map.

Americans are winners

Still Smearing Alger Hiss

South America embraces Bush's arch enemy

Back at his barnstorming best

One day, the majority will absorb Allende's warning.

His lawsuit will attempt to show that CBS tried to suppress the report on Bush’s National Guard Service and the Abu Ghraib abuses.

Hell, Columbia

Pledge of Non-participation in Counter-insurgency

We can do it; therefore we must!

This Coup and The Next One

When will we confront - the American private health insurance industry?

A Pandemic of Police Brutality

The Victor?

Meeting of Indigenous Peoples in Caracas

The Republican racist beast is coming unleashed.

The Iranian Conundrum

Ken Loach: Still angry after all these years

US nuclear dump plan in danger after seismic shock

Foam on the Water

GM strike sees 73,000 down tools

Voices in Defense of Bolivia

Instead of spending a fortune getting rid of graffiti, why don't we just give it marks out of 10?

'Here I am.' Castro's TV rebuff to US death rumours

Ahmadinejad's US visit overshadowed by campus furore

On Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine"

The pro-war fascists of Gathering of Eagles found a father of fallen Marine to beat up along the route: Carlos Arredondo

Making a killing: how private armies became a $120bn global industry

The eerie familiarity of these preparations for war

Know Your Attorney General

Interview: A stage version of Joan Didion's painfully honest account of her husband's death comes to London

Bringing Health Care to Aurora

A Shocking Moment for Society: Tasering at University of Florida

“The word panic is not to be used”

Body-Snatched Nation

Carter: Iran No Threat to Israel Now

It is the death of history

Bomb kills deputy and threatens to topple Lebanese government

'Before the year ended, he said, he would be a hero or a martyr'

The Power of Laughter

"We don’t just need to speak up now. We need to act. It is time to rebel in the name of the flag and the founders."

New Military Report Acknowledges Signs of Police State in Baghdad

Good luck, Hank

“What I have been trying to say to intellectuals, preachers, scientists -as well as more generally to publics- can be put into one sentence: Drop the liberal rhetoric and the conservative default, they are now parts of one and the same official line; transcend that line”.

Notoriety and popularity

Black Ops Jungle: The Academy of Military-Industrial-Complex Studies

Greenland: the emerging nation

Sarkozy understands 'zero' about economics, says Bundesbank boss

The Lies of Alan Greenspan

More Than 190 Arrested at D.C. Protest

The Housing Cost Calculator, updated in June 2007,

The Supreme Court Phalanx

Personality: What makes you the way you are?

Ewen Cameron: further reading

The end of the world as we know it

Bring On The Lucie (Freda People)

The Housing Bubble Pops

When we go to war, we are all putting on hoods and pulling the hangman's lever.

Articles of faith

How the U.S. Schemed Against Spain's Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy

Was Israeli raid a dry run for attack on Iran?

Rediscovering Che Guevara

Oh! What a Lovely War on Terror - it's the number the arms dealers love

"A good old-fashioned bank run"

Woolsey calls for colleagues to work for peace

The erasing of Iraq

May Code Pink strike again. And again.

The charade of letting the generals decide

President Petraeus? Iraqi official recalls the day US general revealed ambition

If you can see through to the source of your fear, you will be free. I can never tell you anything more important.

Biko - the forgotten martyr

Why failure is the new face of success

First world results on a third world budget

David Howell Petraeus Mesopotamianus

The 'proxy war': UK troops are sent to Iranian border

How has war been commercialised?

Around the world, many will mourn September 11

Sept. 11, 1973: A CIA-backed Military Coup Overthrows Salvador Allende, the Democratically Elected President of Chile

September 11, 1973

Ken Loach - September 11, 1973

Remembering September 11 1973

Shock Treatment

Elisa Salasin's "My September 11th"

Expensive and divisive: how America is losing patience with a failing system

“Today, we find out the Hunt Corporation of Texas has signed an oil exploration agreement with Kurdistan,”

Fear of rightwing backlash as a factor

The 'surge' has failed to improve the bloody stalemate

We don't in fact live in a world of Malthusian scarcity.

Amnesty film shows agony of US detention techniques

The view from Baghdad: Mounting death toll which makes a mockery of US optimism

The Shock Doctrine

Capital incompetents

The erasing of Iraq

The age of disaster capitalism

Everyone has a part to play, and our reward will be seen in the smiles of the children.

John Lennon: The Rolling Stone Interview

An urge to smash history into tiny pieces

The Chicago Boys in Chile:

Friedman's Cruel Legacy

John Kenneth Galbraith, was right: the free market in corporate shares doesn't produce well-run companies.

Virus blamed for collapse of American bee colonies

Should the bombs start to fall on Tehran, most of the Democrats in Congress will be on their feet, cheering.

World peace as a desirable option

"Corporations should have no more legal right to free speech, due process, or political representation in a democracy than do any other pieces of paper on which contracts are written,"

The genius doctor who diagnosed Nuke Power's deadly disease

    New York City Taxi Strike Has an Unlikely Leader

Switzerland: Europe's heart of darkness?

The Occupation Within

"A bar was set so high, that it was almost not to be able to be met."

'The Chixoy River basin had been inhabited since the Classic Maya Period (300 BC to 900 AD) by indigenous populations and, besides, a number of religious ceremonial sites still remained.”

"...it's only through regional integration and unity that we'll become strong."

Coca-Cola's Raid on a Sacred Mountain

The modern GOP is a partisan warfare machine, destroying the web of understandings that make our democracy real.

They shall never see me hoping for favors or apologies from the worst of the empires.

1,200 Targets in 3 Days? ("fear up" )

Sheehan Seeks a More Principled Politics

In the US, class war still means just one thing: the rich attacking the poor

Cleared of EU "Terrorist" Charge, Arrested in Holland

Schools 'deliver little' warns new union leader

Add faked photos to the list of lies told by the Bush­Cheney Administration before its invasion of Iraq.

Patrick Cockburn: Ignominious end to futile exercise that cost the UK 168 lives

It might be too late. It might not work. But failure--and much more horror -- is guaranteed if we don't even try.

Whatever form of government Bush is operating under, it is far outside an accountable constitutional democratic government.

Sarkozy better watch out. The coach he thinks he's pushing up the hill may be about to go over the side of a cliff--

Strange goings-on here in Lebanon ...

Civil war monument to British volunteers stolen

Remove Bush Over War Lies

Vital Lockerbie evidence 'was tampered with'

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.

The forgotten holocaust

How three Swedish geeks became Hollywood's Number One enemy

Protest the War in September, and October, and …

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen - August 26, 1789

The War on Democracy

"After the first death, there is no other." - Dylan Thomas

"There are no permanent and temporary workers--we are all workers."

Victory on the Picket Line

A Personal Vision for Cindy Sheehan’s Campaign

Bush War Adviser Says Draft Worth a Look

“Never believe anything until it’s officially denied.”

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.

Edwards: Time to boost labor The Democrat calls it the 'single best anti-poverty movement in history.'

Barbara Charline Jordan Statement on the Articles of Impeachment

"The Problem is Civil Obedience," by Howard Zinn.

Debunked: politicians' excuse that cannabis has become stronger

Nuclear power is a very dangerous, expensive way to boil water to generate energy typically done by splitting (or "fissioning") a uranium atom.

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

And that is that while national health insurance may be desirable, it is politically unattainable.

Fetischism of commodities

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." -- Jean Jacques Rousseau (1762)

War and Dissociation

"L'Etat C'est Moi, Moi, Moi ... "

'On the declaration of the Truman Doctrine in 1947, he [Henry Wallace] predicted it would mark the beginning of "a century of fear."

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw

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

"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'

A Feather From The Sky

The Real Cost of Bottled Water

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

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."

 

"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.

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

 

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