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John Lennon & Yoko Ono: 'War Is Over! (If You Want It)'


Universal Healthcare 

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


Many Rivers To Cross

"I would rather be vaguely right, than precisely wrong." - John Maynard Keynes

Slow Dance Songs

"The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor" - Voltaire

The Great Transformation By Karl Polanyi

---MAHALIA JACKSON Live late 1960's--- We shall overcome

1000 artworks to see before you die

Caused by the future adminstration

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.

Highland clan chief Diarmid MacAulay walks us through his favourite landscapes in Scotland

Remembering the Daisy Ad

“He who serves all, best serves himself.” Jack London

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Obama Tax Plan vs McCain

Revolution Number 9 Backwards


The Kinks Video

“believe nothing until it has been officially denied.”- Claude Cockburn

Strawberry Fields Forever

Victor Jara - Comandante Che Guevara

Marjorie Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild

It's got electrolytes

The dull compulsion of economic relations completes the subjection of the laborer to the capitalist. - Marx


"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

Dave Clark Five Videos

Glimpses of Nature


"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 scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class” Jack London

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



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

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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


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

"It is so simple a remedy, merely service. Not one ignoble thought or act is demanded of any of all men and women in the world to make fair the world. The call is for nobility of thinking, nobility of doing. The call is for service, and such is the wholesomeness of it. He who serves all best serves himself." - Jack London


"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

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


White Poppies Are For Peace on the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

The killing fields of the First World War

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 - St. Augustine of Hippo

George Bernard Shaw: “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?”

2008 Presidential Election Polls at Pollster.com

538 Election Polling Updates

American Prayer

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Americans across the country go to the polls

Obama’s Victory Today is Our Mandate for Change

Make History

Tired Obama addresses huge Virginia crowd at final campaign rally
Festival atmosphere as estimated 100,000 supporters in one-time Republican stronghold struggle to suppress optimism

Fidel Castro praises Obama but says he is neutral

Madelyn Dunham’s vote will count, even if she is not here to learn the final tally.

The Campaign's Beautiful Closing

“He who serves all, best serves himself.” Jack London

Enthusiasm is now the key to getting out our vote. We need to make sure that our enthusiasm for Obama and change is infectious. An enthusiasm that lasts all the way to his inauguration

We lost a great human being when Studs Terkel died on Friday at 96.

Obama salutes his grandmother on the campaign trail

Pew Survey Reports: Obama Leads McCain 52% to 46% in Campaign's Final Days

The last lap: Obama and McCain traverse US in final dash for presidential votes

Springsteen: 'We Are At the Crossroads

No Currency Left to Buy the Big Lies

Charlie Parker Slow Boat to China

REJOICE & RECHARGE: Gallup's Final Poll: 55% Obama, 44% McCain + Ohio Eyecandy!

"Here's address some video of Springsteen in Cleveland:"

Obama surges ahead as US prepares to vote

Kay Kyser On A Slow Boat To China

Boeing employees hug after being informed of the 74% vote accepting the company's contract at the 751 Seattle Union Hall on Saturday night.

The young generation: Burroughs and Kerouac - an unpublished collaboration

Democrat will lead effort to curb world's dependence on oil; Plans to create five million new posts in clean energy projects

Renzo Piano's Academy of Sciences

Paulson's Swindle Revealed

Studs Terkel: Vigilant Optimist

Barack Obama is different from other presidential candidates – and it's not just a question of race as Matt Bai discovers in the second part of an exclusive report

US mourns Studs Terkel, who gave a voice to ordinary folk

The great economist is back in fashion, but it will be a disaster if his brilliant theories are now misapplied

Studs Terkel - A Man for History - (1912-2008)

Studs Terkel

Barack Obama gives Daily Show biggest ever audience

Describing how ideology, special-interest pressure, populist politics, and sheer incompetence have left the U.S. economy on life support, the author puts forth a clear, commonsense plan to reverse the Bush-era follies and regain America’s economic sanity.

As voting begins, Obama plans transition to the White House

Totally Awesome Obama Ohio Video Hits YouTube

The Bush gang's parting gift: a final, frantic looting of public wealth

"You know this whole thing could still come down to Ohio."

Scandal of six held in Guantanamo even after Bush plot claim is dropped

Obama's Closing Argument

Obama's Infomercial Hits Home


Second Inaugural Address

Meet Joe 12 Pack - an Obama volunteer

Obama = "Interconnectedness" - Awesome Video

Dear Sarah


Zinn: Vote for Obama

Check out the California Progressive Voter Guide

Chuck Hagel’s Republican exile.

Derisive Air Quotes

Simple pleasures

Brian Williams: McCain Campaign Spread 'B' Hoax To Reporters

Race Baiting: "The McCain campaign's denial raises more questions than it answers."

Naomi Klein Breaks Down the Bailout

Iceland hikes interest rates to 18%

It was thousands and thousands of dollars

AP INVESTIGATION: Palin pipeline terms curbed bids

500 places to see before they die

Bloomberg the despot -"It's the money stupid"

Obama halts campaign for dash to sick grandmother

The Glories of Yiddish

Best views of the UK

538 Polling on the Colbert Report

"His campaign makes me want to be a better person"

That's down from 1980, when 60 percent of workers had such plans, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

Patrick Cockburn on the Occupation, Suheir Hammad, and Living Beyond our Means

Unreliable Sources: The New York Times

Colombian intelligence chief quits over political spying scandal

Black Thursday (October 24, 1929), but it was the catastrophic downturn of Black Monday and Tuesday (October 28 and 29, 1929) that precipitated widespread panic and the onset of unprecedented and long-lasting consequences for the United States.

Off the rails Palin-McCain

Larry David: Waiting for Nov. 4th

And Larry David Thinks He's Frightened?

McCain's Private Visit With Chilean Dictator Pinochet Revealed For First Time

The most important personal story in this election: Obama's steady, mature, and thoughtful approach to politics appeals to voters.

From the fourth century BC, words our leaders should heed

Can Obama turn very red-state Indiana blue?

Quite Early Morning

The great green swindle

Obama leaves campaign trail to visit sick grandmother in Hawaii

How to "Win" in Afghanistan

Empire Falls

The Legacy of J. L. Chestnut, Jr.

Zinn: Vote for Obama but direct action needed

20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big league • Self-reliance beckons for communist state • Estimate means reserves are on a par with US

Obama: Face to face with white America

The ABCs of Paulson's Bailout

Colin Powell endorses Obama

Stimulus now! Underemployment at 14-year high

Scenes From the Crackup

People are fat 'because they don't enjoy eating'

Battle Cry

"If you made it past the credit crisis, you are not making it past the economic carnage."

Guided by an invisible hand

Obama's Legal Team Seeks Special Prosecutor for Voter Registration Probe

Spend the Bailout Money on the Middle Class

America the Beautiful

Tribune endorsement: Barack Obama for president

McCain's Latest Blunder

McCain scrapping to change course of election (Note: McCain's bizarre behavior in the picture)

The Acorn Story

"Governor Palin....I should have a choice about this"

"When everybody else goes nuts, the president of the United States needs to get cooler and cooler."

The Big Sellout

"We are in the midst of a major historic turning point, equivalent to the emergence of neoliberalism under Thatcher and Reagan"

Eyes Rolling McCain in 3rd Debate

Targeting Unions in Colombia

Rachel Maddow discuss 'Stealing Ohio', voter 'fraud' and suppress

John Cleese on Sarah Palin

A Tale of Two Unions

Respondele a Obama

Obama's Web-Savvy Voter Plan

A Change Is Gonna Come

Brooksley was this woman who was not playing tennis with these guys and not having lunch with these guys. There was a little bit of the feeling that this woman was not of Wall Street.

What's the difference between George Bush and John McCain?

Right-wing attempts to paint Barack Obama as a socialist aren't just disingenuous. They're rooted in a history of conservative smears against black leaders.

Creating And Sustaining The Unsustainable.

Joe in the Spotlight

War Hero or War Criminal?

Is This a 'Victory'?

We call on the next U.S. President and administration to engage in a new foreign policy based on these five core principles.

The Law of the Jungle

'Collateral damage' or targeted killing, the effect is much the same

“First they ignore you, then they denounce you, and then they say that they knew what you were saying all the time,” said Gandhi.


Alaska panel finds Palin abused power in firing

Civic Virtues: Gore Vidal's Selected Essays

In the broadest sense, Palin is a poseur.

An investigation has concluded that Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power in pushing for the firing of an Alaska state trooper, according to a report unanimously released by the Legislative Council.

"Citizen's Cry"

Can Obama Scale the Rockies?

Day After Tomorrow

Saved by the Deficit?

"I've met Sarah Palin once. She's a lovely person. She's a great Governor of California.

The birth of The Clash

Election Interlude

But if McCain’s battle with melanoma has suddenly turned critical, wouldn’t his doctors feel compelled to divulge their knowledge about the candidate?

Patient delighted after world's first full arm transplants

Barack Obama poses for the cover of a 1960s soul album, while John McCain wanders the outer reaches of the stage.

 Re: Alan Dershowitz On Whether To Prosecute Executive Branch Criminals.

Day After Tomorrow (high definition, high speed connection)

Leahy Concerned about NorthCom’s New Army Unit

The day fear hit the markets

LSD cured my headache

Full Feature Watch: "Help!"



John McCain tied to group that helped fund right-wing guerrillas during the 1980s

Firing Back on the CRA Libel

5,000 Doctors Challenge Private-Insurance System

Keating Inquiry Appears Different, 17 Years Later

McCain fudges his Navy record

McCain: I'm Not Raising Taxes. I'm Cutting Medicare!

Faith. Belief. Trust. This economic orthodoxy was built on superstition

Keating Economics: John McCain and a Financial Crisis

Bruce Springsteen slams Bush, Cheney, praises Obama at Ohio State voter registration event


Full Feature Watch: Yellow Submarine

Naomi Klein: Disaster Capitalism

"One Word"

Full Feature Watch: A Hard Day's Night

Corny as it sounds, the necessary first step is honesty--getting a clear understanding of what we are facing and what can be done,

Going Down To Cuba

Full Feature Watch: Magical Mystery Tour

Going Down To Cuba Live

"Taxing your health care benefit," says Joe, "I call that the 'Ultimate Bridge to Nowhere.'"

NLRB Limits Political Strikes

The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit. FDR - March 4, 1933

MN-Sen: Al Franken's latest ad is his best of the cycle, and certainly his most moving.

Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time

Peace campaigner attacked with a pipe bomb tells Donald Macintyre why right-wing extremism should be feared

Elana Schor explores McCain's position on 'mark-to-market' accounting rules in the Senate bail-out - and its parallels in the Keating Five scandal

The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil

Court upholds legality of SanFran health care plan

Ecuador to vote on President Correa's leftist constitution.

UCLA group discovers humongous prime number

Keating 5 ring a bell?

Stephen Colbert 'suspends' his TV show

The Insanity of the $700 Billion Giveaway

John McCain and the Keating Five

How I Won The War (1967) Parts 1-11

Dr. Robert

At a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Barack Obama outlines his plans for instituting economic reform

Capitalism is decidedly incorrigible. The closer it comes to its theoretical "purity" as analyzed by Marx (the surplus value for the shareholder and only for the shareholder), the more it increases the risk of societies' falling apart and the further it pushes away any prospect of regulating the planet.

Nickel and Dimed from The American Ruling Class!

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.

Doctor's Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone

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

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Standing Up to Union-Busting

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

All the experts admit that we should legalise drugs

Social Security: Here today, still here tomorrow

"I've Been to the Mountaintop"

"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."

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

"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

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."

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

"Our lives are worth more than their profits" - Olivier Besancenot..

"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 abortion ship's doctor

" Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. "- John Lennon

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


"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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