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“The first revolutionary act is to call things by their true names.”- Rosa Luxemburg
Before You Enlist
The War Comes Home
Daily Presidential Tracking Polling History
The weekend that saved the Oscars?
One can regain one’s soul by demanding to be the object of justice.
The peculiar dogmas of wealth-creationism; a faith from which few people in the world now dissent.
Barack Obama sweeps day's Democratic primaries
When equity bubbles collapse; everybody pays.
News Technology The holy grail of data: it's Domesday, online
Seduced by the power of historic books
Elected to end the war, Democrats have surrendered to Bush on Iraq and betrayed the peace movement for their own political ends
Edwards Primary: A Key Win For Obama
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi
Our Terrorist in Miami
The Beatles - Revolution - David Frost Show 1968
A STRIKE IN THE DARK
Slow Sex: Moving Toward Informed Pleasure
Obama hits $7.2m jackpot after Super Tuesday
Exclusive! The FBI Deputizes Business
Revolution (slow version)
The Big Question: Is time travel possible, and is there any chance that it will ever take place?
It's the Real Thing
`Why talk when you can shock,' says Taser opponent
Why Obama Has the Advantage
The Moral Economy of an Anti-Poverty Foundation
"Indeed, it is our view that an invasion of Iraq would ensure overflowing recruitment centers for terrorists into the indefinite future. Far from eliminating the threat it would enhance it exponentially."
Democratic Leadership Council: The DLC
Just the start of a nomination marathon for Democrat rivals
Super Tuesday's Vote for Chaos
March 19th Sound the Alarm
What's a workers monthly payment for "America's Vast Security Budget"?
The rank evil of Guantanamo is part and parcel of the "good war," as is Iraq, and every other operation of the Terror War, at home and abroad.
The world's rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan
February 4, 1869 IWW founder 'Big Bill' Haywood born
From Bubble to Rubble: $10 Trillion Home Mortgage Debt Tanks Economy
EVERY EXPERIENCED politician knows the axiom: He who chooses the members of a commission determines its conclusions in advance.
Commanders in denial insist that fantasy is truth.
Livingstone clamps down on lorry pollution
February 3, 1919 32,000 mill workers strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts
The benefits of disaster economics
"It is easy to see that the rich have a great distaste for their country's democratic institutions," wrote Alexis de Tocqueville in his classic 19th century treatise, Democracy in America. "The people are a power whom they fear and scorn."
February 2, 1948 U.S. and Mexico sign Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending Mexican War and vastly increasing U.S. territory to which the USA still is expelling Mexicans today.
The Americans are just apeing their predecessors in the Inquisition
Reflections on Lula
The Iniquities and Inequalities of War
Molly Ivins writing in January 2006, “I’d like to make it clear to the people who run the Democratic Party that I will not support Hillary Clinton for president. Enough. Enough triangulation, calculation and equivocation.”
We might sleepwalk into four more years of Republicanism.
A war without end or oversight
"Shell can't help it if it's lucky."
The curious case of the forged biography
McCain Used Nixon-Like Tactic
80 Hours of Game Playing
Democracy, Fear, and the War on the Middle Class
The Next Disaster
January 30, 1968 North Vietnamese launch Tet offensive
Britain's WMD sleight of hand
Horror at Guantánamo
Edwards quits race but refuses to reveal preferred candidate
The Saga of the Freigthliner Five
To trust in the good intentions of our rulers is to put liberty at risk. I'd go to jail rather than accept this kind of ID card
John Edwards Fought the Fight
'DO NOT TURN AWAY FROM THESE GREAT STRUGGLES BEFORE US'...
States: Federal authority to call up National Guard for Iraq has expired
Bombs Away Over Iraq
The destruction of Iraq is the first success in the decades long wars of expansion.
How Anti-Terror Laws Threaten Free Speech
Fed cuts interest rates by half a point
With a Last Call to Action, John Edwards Will Exit the Race
The Writers' Strike Continues
Aerogenerator turbine sets sail for a greener future
Edwards set to quit presidential race
Bush Betrays Belligerent Intentions Toward Iran in State of Union
Clinton's move insults not just the voters ...
We Must All Do Our Part To Preserve This Climate Of Fear
"They have a right to a public trial, so any trial that goes on behind closed doors is a farce."
Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory
The Mercenary Revolution: Flush with Profits from the Iraq War, Military Contractors See a World of Business Opportunities.
January 27, 1977 President Carter pardons 10,000 Vietnam draft resisters
Bush Says Faith Helped Him Beat Drinking
The answer to all these questions is "deregulation".
The War Budget (For His Last Four Months 1 October 2008 - 20 January 2009)
"We need to get them out of the U.S. because we can't afford for them to spill the beans."
Giuliani's worst nightmare
It's how the giant credit card, cell phone, cable, and banking corporations nickle and dime you to death.
Return to Fallujah
Return to Fallujah, Part Two
Obama Trounces Clintons’ Racist, Entitled S.C. Campaign
Judiciary Committee should move to impeach Bush and Cheney
Why the right loves a disaster
60 Years After Death, Gandhi Is Making World a Better Place
Last time it was scary speed-boats, this time it's a bogus link to a bombing in Argentina -- one by one, Iran hawks' lies keep unraveling.
This reckless greed of the few harms the future of the many
Last day at Tower, the coalmine that became a goldmine
SOUTH CAROLINA... AND CAROLINE KENNEDY ...
Obama triumphs in bitter battle for South Carolina
The Blockade of Gaza
It's Time to Hold Democratic House Leaders in Contempt
The Future is Unwritten
Moody's: The Terrorist at Ground Zero
Winter Soldiers: U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Seven World Trade Center is a poor choice for the site of a crucial command center for the top leadership of the City of New York,"
Beirut's assassins kill the detective on their trail
The Economic State Of The Union -- 2008
Inevitable One State Solution
Visions that come to men as they sleep
Why I Hate Harry Reid
US Troops Will Be In Iraq for 10 More Years
Supreme Court: Taking Care of Business
Film-makers must atone for their sins
How the CIA Inflitrated the DEA
An illustrated history of trepanation (Extended version)
Whisky in the morning for Ken as sleaze row claims first victim
John Nichols: Like L.A. Dems, let's fight candidate snubs
The political choice facing London could not be clearer
Credit, Power and the Working Class
The Circumambulation of Mt. Tamalpais
The moment that put John Edwards back in the game
Clinton takes a nap
Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told
This spring, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is revealing the reality of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Simón Bolívar and George Washington would, by today's standards, be candidates for the terrorist list.
Who can save America?
MLK III to Edwards: 'My father would be proud'
January 22, 1973 Supreme Court legalizes abortion
Ebola vaccine possible as researchers defang and isolate strain of virus
King Day in Columbia, South Carolina
Recession fears wipe £84bn off the value of Britain's biggest companies as stock markets tumble across the globe
Honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King requires continuing the struggle against injustice.
Mapuche International Link
Playing the Race Card
Covering Up the Coverage - The American Media’s Complicit Failure to Investigate and Report on the Sibel Edmonds Case
Is U.S. on brink of war with Iran?
Labor's Grim Dilemma
'Death of Thatcher' play opens old wounds
Philip Agee Versus the CIA
Guys, I'm afraid we haven't got a clue ...
High Crimes and Economics
“Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill)”
Just one more year! Good riddance to George W Bush
Beyond Steinem's Feminism
These were the days that shook the world
Spectre of negative equity haunts Britain
Inequality is closing down our concern for others
How the film-maker recreated one of the most notorious incidents in the Iraq war
When the Big Boys Get in Trouble, Who Pays the Ultimate Bill?
Chess champion Bobby Fischer dies
Open or Die
Wealthy may be next in line in U.S. home crisis
Cuba releases new footage of Castro
January 17, 1993 Native Hawaiians demonstrate against U.S. control of their homeland
Bloody reality bears no relation to the delusions of this President
Inflation rate is worst in 17 years
Find the Truth About Bush's Wars
January 15, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. born in Atlanta
Taking Up Dr. King's Challenge
Guantanamo should be shut down, says US military chief
Credit crisis forces Citigroup chief to cut 20,000 jobs across group
A night of a thousand absent stars as Golden Globes lose their lustre
'Enough of this educational apartheid'
The Candidate Taboos
The End of the Road for George W. Bush
Traumatised veterans 'have killed 120 in US'
Is pain all in the mind?
Ma and Pa Clinton Flog Uppity Black Man
“A People’s Economy Is Possible.”
Iraq casualties tested for HIV
Intelligence chief condemns 'waterboarding' as torture
While Visions of Omnipotence danced in our heads
U.S. corporate elite fear candidate Edwards
How the New England Journal of Medicine Undercounted Iraqi Civilian Deaths
RealClearPolitics - 2008 Elections - Democratic Delegate Count
What’s a few human rights violations between friends?
80 Percent of Americans Have Experienced a Falling Share of US Income
France is healthcare leader, US comes dead last: study
Revealed: a new bank rip-off
A Real 9/11 Cover-Up?
Hollywood cancels Globes glitz as solidarity triumphs over fame
Creeping Fascism in Indiana
Remembering Andrew Glyn
Zapatista Women Encounter Themselves
Women on Strike
Jules Boykoff Interview
Why Obama Can't Save Us
Writers’ Guild of America Letter from the Presidents
Notice to Those Occupying Lakotah Lands
Late Night Solidarity—and Scabbing
Farewell to Wadi Bua
Selfish capitalism is bad for our mental health
How Wall Street Evolved from a Trading Epicenter to an Offshore Manufacturer of Black Holes
Labor Unions and Taft-Hartley
Broke Britain: millions face struggle to stay afloat as financial crisis hits home
Fear and Loathing in Bolivia
January 1, 1831 First issue of The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist paper, published in Boston
War is Over! (If Only We Really Wanted It)
City of Disappearances
2008: The year a new superpower is born
"Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." - Cassius
Except for Edwards, top contenders in the GOP and Democratic races consider it a possible energy solution.
Let’s Toast to Ten Good Things About 2007
So why has the Times coronated this unscrupulous neocon and enemy of the paper?
Five Gatsos have just gone up in Nuneaton
To remind people that first of all, John Wayne didn't kill us all.
My heart bleeds for Pakistan. It deserves better than this grotesque feudal charade
They don't blame al-Qa'ida. They blame Musharraf
The list of victims of Mr. Bush is endless:
A tragedy born of military despotism and anarchy
Biofuels, the Biggest Scam Going
There Hasn't Been a Day in My Life When I Haven't Learned Something
Daughter of the West
Mini-Nukes by Toshiba
We Are All Prisoners Now
Quagmire... for what it's worth
The Torture Tape Cover-Up
The Economic Cost of War
Brzezinski and Charlie Wilson's War
Tomato Pickers’ Wages Fight Faces Obstacles
Heard the one about reading in dim light being bad for your eyes? It's just a myth
Migrant workers chained beaten and forced into debt, exposing the human cost of producing cheap food
Always Look on the Bright Side of Death
Bradley Whitford, Part One of "No Dirty Tricks!"
Mr. Edwards replied, “Some people argue that we’re going to sit at a table with these people and they’re going to voluntarily give their power away. I think it is a complete fantasy; it will never happen.”
Bomb After Bomb
Why We Resist
"The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves" -. Eric Hoffer
"We are ordinary people who have found a way to organize ourselves in resistance to this unjust war. We call on all people of goodwill to find their own methods of creative noncompliance.
US military in denial over 'pain ray'
"Our lives are worth more than their profits" - Olivier Besancenot.
"It is the most sophisticated media ever developed by technology, employed to kill human beings and to subjugate or exterminate peoples".
The Mayans, anticipating the rebirth of their life cycle, have the right idea.
"I turned down the OBE because it's not a club you want to join when you look at the villains who've got it. It's all the things I think are despicable: patronage, deferring to the monarchy and the name of the British Empire, which is a monument of exploitation and conquest." - Ken Loach
Miracle in a test tube as human skin is turned into heart and brain cells
Illegal is illegal is illegal is illegal.
Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all. Maximilien Robespierre
"The Four Freedoms Came from United Social Effort for the Common Good"
Coup, coup g'joob
"A sham of a mockery of a sham.
10 Days That Shook Olympia
Port Militarization Resistance -- Port of Olympia
Gripweed's Reasons for Fighting
The abortion ship's doctor
Port Militarization Resistance in Olympia, Washington.
Slave's son who inspired the Chartists gets credit at last
"Each day in the world 200 million children sleep in the streets. Not one of them is Cuban."
How to Turn Workers Against Each Other (and Make Them All Poorer)
It’s “revolutionary patience that yields long-term change.”
Frances Moore Lappé's Recipe for Radical Renewal
It's based on the "screw-you" philosophy of governing, a philosophy on display in California.
" Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. "- John Lennon
'Ending Nuclear Power is a first step to stopping Nuclear War'
Imagine Peace—A Ray of Light in Dark Times
In what turned out to be his final performances, Bruce took to reciting (with a thick German accent) lines from a poem by the Trappist monk Thomas Merton — a meditation on the high-ranking Nazi official Adolf Eichmann. “My defense? I was a soldier. I saw the end of a conscientious day’s effort. I watched through the portholes. I saw every Jew burned and turned into soap. Do you people think yourselves better because you burned your enemies at long distances with missiles? Without ever seeing what you’d done to them?” - Lenny Bruce
SEYMOUR M. HERSH The New Yorker staff writer talks with the magazine’s editor-in-chief, David Remnick. From the 2007 New Yorker Festival.
Legalise all drugs: chief constable demands end to 'immoral laws'
The Case for Universal Health Care
We must engage in the Long Resistance to this current world war, using every nonviolent means to bring about its end.
Bring On The Lucie (Freda People)
“Never believe anything until it’s officially denied.”
"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw
A Feather From The Sky
Five More Minutes
The mouse that shook the world
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