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’The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ Mahatma Gandhi

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Victor Jara - Comandante Che Guevara

Marjorie Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild

It's got electrolytes

"When you start a war for the wrong reasons, you are responsible for all that follows, even the other side's atrocities." - Michael Neumann

Empire's Military Bases Map

A Campaign to Cut Poverty in the United States in Half in Ten Years

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop

Howl: People vs Ferlinghetti - Final mp3 Beat Generation, etc

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."- Edmund Burke

Glimpses of Nature

Yippie!

"New York City Hippie"

“Labor cannot, on any terms, surrender the right to strike.” —Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice

Steve Earle - City Of Immigrants (Official)

Works in Progress

the beatles - revolution (version 1) (1968)

the beatles - revolution (version 2) (1968)

"Information is like air. It must be free for all. Forever."

Social Justice Leadership

"Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all." -- Maximilien Robespierre

Universal Healthcare

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - June Jordan

If we are always guided by other people’s thoughts, what’s the good of having our own? -- Oscar Wilde from “A Good Woman” 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller

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America is gangsterism for the private profit of the few.-Vanessa Redgrave

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“When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.” Maximilien Francois Robespierre

 

'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

SF Outloud.com

American Friends 2007 Highlights

Yo! What happened to peace?

JUniversal Healthcare It's Free for Everyone

"The New Star Chamber: The New Jersey Family Court and the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act."

The Collateral Repair Project is a grassroots movement

SF Outloud.com

Jena by Mellencamp

The Proficiency Illusion

Naomi Klein: What is The Shock Doctrine?

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

“The U.S. war against the Third World.”

A podcast of Walt and Mearsheimer’s presentation from September 17th

Alienation and Dissociation

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.

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

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

Tod Mikuriya, MD

Dave Dellinger's Life

David Dellinger still remembered

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."

Ask for Free Public Transportation

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

Alan Greenspan vs. Naomi Klein on the Iraq War, Bush’s Tax Cuts, Economic Populism, Crony Capitalism and More

 

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

Anti-Union Network

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)

Mahatma Gandhi: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

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

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“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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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

The War Comes Home

I think voting is the opium of the masses in this country. Every four years you deaden the pain. -Emma Goldman

“The Right to be Lazy.“

Tuesday, September 11

Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are

Justice....Maverick-Style

My son, the schizophrenic

McCain caught in web of lies

The Other 9/11

Occupational hazards America's neo-colonial Iraq adventure led it into a moral vacuum. Will the error be repeated in the renewed US Afghan campaign?

Critics: Under Palin, Wasilla charged rape victims for exam

Wis. court: Cops illegally taped nursing home sex

US marks 7th anniversary of 9/11

NAYSAYER

A bigger liar than Bush

Stuck in a September 12 mindset

A Palin Theocracy?

McCain and the Mortgage Meltdown

Russia needs integration into a new global order that respects its interests as a resurgent power, not an anti-Western strategy of confrontation

Drilling deaths

Russia sends warplanes on Venezuela training mission

Episcopal bishops oppose gay marriage ban

By avoiding the media and dismissing criticisms as sexist, Sarah Palin hopes to avoid scrutiny of her record

Venezuela From Below

Not only will they continue to suffer four more years of the disastrous Bush policies; they will also find themselves living in a Christian theocracy.

A Conservative Confidence Game

Mexican Flag Wrap

It has never been a benign power, from the very first, from the American Revolution, from the taking-over of Indian land, from the Mexican war, the Spanish-American war.


Stopping Students From Voting

Not About Me

The Silence of Lambs

Zardari and Pakistan

The world depends on the two Fs

What’s the difference between George W. Bush and Sarah Palin? Lipstick.

Community Organizers Fight Back

US steps in to rescue failing home loan giants

An Interview with Economist Michael Hudson

US banks face losses after giant mortgage bail-out

Senator Obama answers community organizing criticism

Bush bails out US mortgage giants

Barack Obama spoke at a town hall at the Siemans Hydro Power Plant in York Pennsylvania

"I think Palin is a fake. She will run the economy into the ground"

Biden: Republicans Silent on Issues That Matter to Middle Class

Kazakhstan oil

US mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae taken into public ownership

Unregulated regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Attempted Statutory Immunity For The Executive's War Crimes.

Boeing machinists walk off the job as talks fail

Nationalizing Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac

Learning to Love Biden's Big Mouth

Doctor's Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone

Obama: 'They talked about me but not about voters'

Reformed Maverick

Deep anxiety in Washington that in supporting a government in Baghdad dominated by Shia Islamic parties it has promoted a government that is closer to Iran than the US.

Joe Biden On Fire

Nationalizing the Behemoths

A task from God.’ (USA! USA! USA! USA!) Onward Christain Soldier

It's never good to swap people for bodies

Coffee-mate lands MP in hot water with drug patrol

TUC faces battle over call for general strike

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Palin: the real scandal

The Bush women are back

Laughter and loss

The Things They Left Behind (or Didn’t Remind You About)

Sarah Palin Champions Barbaric Aerial Hunting of Wolves

The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind

Cheers and jeers at Palin speech in Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

Is our understanding of the Universe about to be transformed?

Boeing faces strike in two days if talks on new contract fail

When Gustav Hit Cuba

Obama responds to the Republican convention

The Real McCain

Palin's problems in the pulpit

Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan Trip over Live Mics on MSNBC

Attacks on media reveal Republican jitters over Palin

Palin: ‘Pray That’ Our Leaders Are Sending Our Troops to Iraq ‘On a Task From God’

A Field Report from Slow Food Nation

US election: Conservative pundits caught criticising Palin

Pakistan Officials, witness: US-led forces kill 15

The Fake U.S. Victory in Iraq

One Year After the Publication of The Shock Doctrine, A Response to the Attacks

Repression Comes to St. Paul

Update: Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC

A legal team from the National Lawyers Guild has been working diligently to protect the constitutional rights of protestors.

An Elegy for Labor Day

Scheunemann’s Shenanigans

Factory - Bruce Springsteen

Is Obama a savior for labor?

Democracy triumphs through example, not force

Daughter of John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin is pregnant

"Fear and anxiety exploited by zealots and fools."

Sarah Palin poses 'Troopergate' risk to John McCain's US election bid

America is in too much trouble, he said, to indulge in "a big election about small things."

Why do we keep letting the politicians get away with lies?

Sarah Palin misled Republican supporters

Isreal deliberately forgets its history

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Cool, tough, focused. Obama was a man ready for action

Obama: my vision to heal America

Obama's Working Class Appeal

OBAMA SACRIFICED LOFTY RHETORIC FOR SUBSTANCE—AND IT WORKED.

Obama's rhetorical genius is his ability to sink a well into the troubled history of this strange flawed beautiful republic, and call forth a geyser of optimism in the American Project.

Obama Makes History

'Barack Obama showed he has some steel'

McCain: “But some of my best friends are women!”

A Trophy Vice President

Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life

Palin stevens Advertisement

Palin Probe Could Mean Election-Eve Trouble for McCain

Palin's Wikipedia Entry Gets Overhaul

How the Chicago Boys Wrecked the Economy

A few days after September 11, Victor Jarra was murdered. Who Killed Victor Jarra?

- Te Recuerdo Amanda

Who is our enemy now? Latest update

The Battle of Chicago

Despite what the media say, Chávez is a leader who listens to his people. I'm happy to take up a new job as his urban adviser

Livingstone takes on advisory role for Chavez

Chicago 10- August 25-28,1968

1968: The Hilton Hotel Incident

Obama is 'ready to lead'

A voice recovered from Armenia's bitter past

Labor's Hard Lessons

Remembering When the Government Was at Least Approachable

What Would You Do If You Had Guaranteed Health Care?

Clinton electrifies convention with unity plea

Obama's Promised Land?

New York's Housing Crisis

Denver police stage bizarre behavior

The Big Questions About Iraq

Denver police arrest men on weapons charges in possible plot on Obama

Wet summers bring flood of truffles

Red Ken on target

The demographic demon pursues them in their dreams.

Deadly Vacation Visits:

The dissolution of all lines between corporate interests and government interests, between “terrorism” and free—albeit controversial—speech.

From The City That Works to The Country That Works

Death by Paranoia

Margaret Thatcher 'suffering from dementia'

Reinventing the Evil Empire

Nancy Pelosi represents to many people: corporate militarism and a fascist police state.

Morales sends troops to Bolivia's oil, gas installations

In 1973, “patriotism” was traded like a commodity and heroes were used as political props.

Obama picks Biden for vice president

As Israeli settlements expand in the West Bank and the blockade of the Gaza Strip continues, I can no longer remain silent.

Election 2008 Latest Polls

The Devolution of the Baby Boom Generation

US out of Iraq 'by 2011'

Standing Up to Union-Busting

Pilots warned airline of safety problems before Madrid crash

Thermal Expansion Downed WTC 7

Look out for the 125mph electric car (because you won't hear it)

Is the Fed Still a Central Bank?

A Grave Infringement on the Right to Choose, and Ridiculous Meddling into the Practice of Medicine

Solving Insolvency

August Guns Reprise?

When you start a war for the wrong reasons, you are responsible for all that follows, even the other side's atrocities.

"But as soon as the Russians are out of the country, Saakashvili is finished.”

The crisis would not cause a new Cold War, as “the new Cold War has long since been instigated by the USA , through the Americans’ so-called missile defence shield in the Czech Republic and Poland.”

If That Ain’t Class Warfare, What is It?

How to Burn the Speculators

"Said it is only a paper tiger..."

Georgia On My Mind

Progressives in the Obama Moment

A region boiling with tales of kings, gangs and war

Warming warnings get overheated

Sharpening Occam's Razor on the Forged Intelligence Documents

All the experts admit that we should legalise drugs

“Know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed.”

Protests in Peru a year after major quake

Al-Qa'ida sends its warriors from Iraq to wage 'jihad' in Lebanon

Master Plan or Screw Up? Perhaps, Master Screw Up?

The NYT Finds Heroes in Tbilisi - In Baghdad, Only Terrorists

Moving Toward "Sensible Socialism" On One Lone Island

British libel laws violate human rights, says UN

Morales After the Bolivian Referendum

Social Security: Here today, still here tomorrow

Two Morons: Bush and Saakashvili

Ex-drugs policy director calls for legalisation

A Shattered Myth in Georgia

Once again: "The New American Cold War"

A Path to Peace in the Caucasus

RECLAIMING THE MORALITY OF ABORTION AND THE OVERDUE CHANGE TO THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.

Cracking the Pentagon Pundit Code

The laureate of all Arabs

This is yet another made-in-the-USA war.

Clinical trials test potential of hallucinogenic drugs to help patients

No NATO Membership for Georgia

No Good Guys in Russia-Georgia War

The Battle for Oil: EU’s hope to bypass Russian energy may be a pipe dream

Roberto Rodriguez: Questions journalists never ask

Joe Buck is a right wing nutter

“We have a country and a world that is actually run by thieves. That’s the problem.”

If I were to cast Obama in a movie, I would have him fighting through a crowd of flesh eating zombies and the lead zombie would be labeled “the media.”

"I've Been to the Mountaintop"

Bolivians strongly back Morales in referendum

Morales heads for win in tense Bolivian poll

Bolivia's President puts his popularity to the test

The Smell of Propaganda in the Morning

Plucky little Georgia? No, the cold war reading won't wash

War in the Caucasus: Inside the battle zone

Getting Georgia's War On

The Path to Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Avoid cliché like the plague? Never

Vonnegut’s Final Insights

Terror-bombing civilians is American as apple pie.

Marijuana package leads US police to mistakenly raid mayor's home

Why Misgovernment Was No Accident in Bush's Washington

The fire this time?

Superbugs

The Zapatistas are Still Resisting

The Unholy Trinity

A comedy version of the Third Reich

The tragic last moments of Margaret Hassan

The lies of Hiroshima live on, props in the war crimes of the 20th century

Syrian leader gets top billing in Middle East by doing nothing

The Anthrax Attacks and the Assault on Civil Liberties

Bush Proposes Regulatory Change to Ease Spying

The end of playtime?

Should President Bush be tried as a war criminal? Laura sits down with Vincent Bugliosi for a conversation about his new book, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder."

Get Your War On: The Watch List

Giant kites to tap power of the high wind

"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

August 6 and August 9, 1945: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Labor, Management and the Adversarial Relationship

German farmer gets world's first double arm transplant

Russia Takes Control of Turkmen (World?) Gas

Houston doctors say they may have found a way to destroy HIV

1984: The Left, The Democrats & the Future

South Dakota's Abortion Fairy Tale

Scientists make solar power advance

Remnick's Latest Blunder

'This is like apartheid': ANC veterans visit West Bank

Whatever Happened to "Democracy Now?"

The War On Democracy by John Pilger

"Money As Debt"

My Life, By Fidel Castro with Ignatio Ramonet

"What we have in this country is socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor." Gore Vidal

Redacted

Chicago 10

YEP RADIO (broadcasting now)

Egalité! Liberté! Sexualité!: Paris, May 1968

Do do do do do do- oh yeah!

No One Is Safe: The Ruling Class Unleashed

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi

The Beatles - Revolution - David Frost Show 1968

Revolution (slow version)

EVERY EXPERIENCED politician knows the axiom: He who chooses the members of a commission determines its conclusions in advance.

"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."

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.”

The Circumambulation of Mt. Tamalpais

"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

"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.

"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".

"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

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"

Gripweed's Reasons for Fighting 

The abortion ship's doctor

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

Legalise all drugs: chief constable demands end to 'immoral laws'

The Case for Universal Health Care

Imagine Peace

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

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

“. . . the ever memorable and blessed Revolution…A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief Terror which we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror -- that unspeakably bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves.” -- Mark Twain

 

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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