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It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.- Oscar Wilde

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

"This Land is Your Land"

Renounce War

"You must never suggest that ordinary people collaborated. You must never suggest that the people who committed crimes were not monsters but human beings under certain pressures who do not belong to a separate category but are completely normal people." - Louis Malle

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Satyagraha

"The past is never the past. It is always present. And you better reckon with it in your life and in your daily experience, or it will get you. It will get you really bad. It will come and it will devour you, it will remove you from the present. It will steal your future and this happens every day." - Bruce Springteen

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding

War Is Not The Answer

 

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

Renounce War

"If a majority of workers want a union, they should get a union; it's that simple" ~ Barack Obama, April 2008

 

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Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Police and Thieves.

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

Polonius advice to his son Laertes:

"Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel."

Polonius' advice:

"This above all—
To thine own self be true;
And it must follow
As the night the day,
Thou canst not then
Be false to any man."

 

Seeräuber Jenny

 

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“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.” - John Maynard Keynes

"The problems we face today cannot be solved by the minds that created them." - Albert Einstein

 

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, the soul of soulless conditions, it is the opium of the people.” - Marx

 

John Lennon Give Peace a Chance Live in Toronto 1969

Give Peace A Chance

"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

MALCOLM X: THE HOUSE NEGRO AND THE FIELD NEGRO

 

 

Cuba's zunzún or bumblebee hummingbir

War is Over If You Want It

“I was not the one to invent lies: they were created in a society divided by class and each of us inherited lies when we were born. It is not by refusing to lie that we will abolish lies: it is by eradicating class by any means necessary.” — Jean Paul Sartre, Dirty Hands: act 5, scene 3. 1963

What is Property? By P. J. Proudhon

THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE - JM Keynes (1920)

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

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

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

‘If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?” Tuco from “Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)

Revolution Number 9 Backwards

SourceWatch

“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

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

"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

"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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"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

"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

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

Soldier, We Love You

McCarthyism Lives, Just Ask Bill Ayers

Counter Punch Weekend Edition April 3-5, 2009 Website of the Day: The Corner Store

Move Along, Nothing to See Here: Homeless in Tent City, USA

It's a Depression (The Great Recession)

Police 'assaulted' bystander who died during G20 protests

A Courtroom Victory for Ward Churchill and Academic Freedom of Speech Hooray for Juries!

Death on the Net

Beyond the usual fragments

US president pledges to ratify test ban treaty and convene global summit for eventual elimination of nuclear stockpiles

Now I've really lived. I've gone on a movie set and shouted 'Action!'

Still Clinging to the Dead Logic of Neoliberalism: A G20 Meeting for Naught

The Jobs Solution

Wisconsin's Balance of Power: The Campaign to Repeal the Nuclear Moratorium

Death Threats in the Workplace - AIG Plays the Sympathy Card

Recession claims 5m US jobs as rate reaches 26-year high

Another 663,000 Jobs Lost in March - Girding for a Depression

Veterans, Iraqis break bread in Kansas City

Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

As Crisis Loomed, Geithner Pressed But Fell Short

How the Roberts Court Has Become a Powerful New Tool for Business: Subprime Supreme Court

G20 protests: 'I don't know who is being protected here'

"Only the Little People Pay Taxes" - Obama and the Ruling Class

Existential Crisis at the G20 Summit

Startling Revelations About Three Mile Island Raise New Doubts Over Nuclear Plant Safety - Fooling with Disaster?

Violence mars demonstrations

The controversial 'kettling' tactics employed at yesterday's London demonstrations left many peaceful demonstrators trapped, as Duncan Campbell explains

Getting Sick of Them Something is Rotten at PBS

Obama's Perilous Plan for Detroit Restructure the Big 3, But Not With Bankruptcy

Meet the anarchists plotting to overthrow capitalism

Tikkun Passover Supplement 2009

The Spanish’s Judge vs. Bush’s Architects of Torture

G20 protests: The laughing professor

Auto Gets Tough Love, While Wall Street Feels the Love

A brave man who stood alone. If only the world had listened to him

Pretending to be civilized in an epidemic of institutional sadism

Global Labor's G-20 Agenda

Prints of protest

I Remember You

G20 London: Today's march featured an alliance of 150 groups, including unions, charities, environmental campaigners and faith organisations.

Vote shows every person matters in Gainesville, Fla.

The return of scarlet fever Cases in Britain rise by 50 per cent in just a year

Pod almighty Hang out the bunting! We've finally reached that high point of summer when we can stuff our faces with fresh broad beans, french beans and peas

Pictures of G20 protest: Thousands attend Put People First march

A Response to Michael Lewis' Attack on Iceland

A Spanish court has agreed to consider opening a criminal case against six former Bush administration officials, including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, over allegations they gave legal cover for torture at Guantanamo Bay, a lawyer in the case said Saturday.

Shame on Debra Saunders: San Francisco Chronicle's Debra J. Saunders

The Quiet Coup

Fascist Face

I told him I admired his refusal to sign the death sentences

Red river floods in Minnesota

The Poverty of Monetarism: Too Big to Fail?

Slice and Dice on Card Check

How the West lost its way in the East

People are occasionally surprised, David Simon says, to find that he still lives in Baltimore, the city that is the lead character in his epic television series The Wire.

Brand New Cadillac

The Campaign to Repeal the Nuclear Moratorium: The Nuclear Industry Targets Wisconsin

G20 protests: Cry havoc - and let slip a rainbow alliance of summit protesters Anarchists and climate campaigners have joined forces to carry a message to world leaders meeting in London

Geithner Gets a Taste of the Peasants' Anger

The Free Market, Financial Style How the Scam Works

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros -- Live At The Brixton Academy, 2001.

Labor Victory in Guadeloupe After Six-Week Strike Reverberates Across French Caribbean and France

These Are the People We Expect to Fix Things? A Financial History Lesson

Mount Redoubt eruption

Looking for Ken Loach: Xan Brooks tries to pin the director down as his new comedy, Looking for Eric, is touted as one of the main British hopes at this year's Cannes film festival

News Science Mars Sitting in a tin can, not far from central Moscow: Russian scientists prepare for Mars mission • 105-day experiment to simulate rocket ride • Six volunteers will 'blast off' on Tuesday

Silvio Berlusconi realises dream with new rightwing party • Freedom People includes Mussolini's spiritual heirs • Coalition brings Italy closer to two-party state

Wild Things, I think I love you

Newspapers last bastion against political corruption, says creator of The Wire In exclusive interview with the Guardian, writer David Simon expresses fears for newspapers' future and accuses media owners of contempt

An Historical Roadmap for Liberating the Cuban Five: Gesture For Gesture

Fargo residents have been scrambling in subfreezing temperatures to pile sandbags along the Red River. They spent much of Thursday preparing for a record crest of 41 feet only to have forecasters add up to 2 feet to their estimate.

The Genius of Ishmael Reed Writer as Fighter

Barclays tax documents: how Matthew Oakeshott told their lordships what we couldn't

But that hasn't stopped Bernanke from writing checks on an account that is overdrawn by $11 trillion.

US tent cities highlight new realities as recession wears on

'Blue-eyed bankers' to blame for crash, Lula tells Brow

The Israeli Resistance

My Recovery Prediction: There's a reason it's called the "business cycle."

Roubini Says Stocks Will Drop as Banks Go ‘Belly Up’

Breakthrough in 'stem cells from skin' study

Stem cell pioneer Thomson's lab reports another breakthrough

History Lessons John Hope Franklin, the legendary historian and author of From Slavery to Freedom, died at age 94

How Unlimited Interest Rates Destroyed the Economy

Pulling the Teeth Out of Card Check Another Blow to Labor ... from the Democrats

A haunted Prime Minister, marooned on his fantasy island

Bush-Obama Bank Bailout Puts Mortgage Holders Last

With the world as it now presents itself, there is something perverse, and probably dysfunctional, about a person who stays in the same house for 40 years.

The Kraken Awakens Europe in Crisis

Teens threatened with 'sexting' porn charge sue prosecutor

Media Lessons from the Rihanna Case: The Stark Facts About Violence Against Women

Former Colorado professor defends 9/11 statements

People died--and are still dying--at Three Mile Island.

Fighting for life: American peace activist shot by Israelis

Geithner’s Public Private Partnership Puts Public Most at Risk

Undocumented workers were the economic lifeblood of small towns like Postville, Iowa—until the immigration cops showed up.

Deflation raises fears for pay deals as falling interest rates and house prices, plus lower energy costs, push retail prices index below zero

What is the Alternative London Summit?

US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites

Pete Seeger turns 90 with starry New York gig

Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Going the wrong way faster...

G20 London 28 March- 2 April 2009

Could an obscure Senate rule free Barack Obama from the filibuster and enable health-care reform?

"The problems we face today cannot be solved by the minds that created them." - Albert Einstein

Apple stung in massive iPod fraud

Someprofits vs. Nonprofits

Corner Store - The Film

Alaska's MT Redoubt Volcano Watch

Capitalism From the Standpoint of Its Victims

How the $1tn bank bailout will work

Experiments that could blow us up

“The State of Israel is at war with the Palestinian people, people against people, collective against collective.”

Daimler's flagship Mercedes brand is haemorrhaging sales, cash and profits.

Cultivate greener cities, government told • Divert grey infrastructure cash to parks, say advisers • Councils urged to invest in quality of life and buy land

Tariq Ali: You know, what is quite staggering is that in order to sustain the occupation of Afghanistan, a country of 30 million people, the United States is now seriously considering destabilizing Pakistan, which is a country of 175 million people.

The Crash of France's Nuclear Poster Child

British scientists to create 'synthetic' blood Human embryos will be used to make an unlimited supply for infection-free transfusions

Obama and HCAN Marginalize Single Payer Health Care

The Myth of the "Powerful" Teachers' Union

'It's like virtual tourism – I was in Ecuador yesterday!'

If we bail out the banks then why shouldn’t we control them -- or even own them?

Police plan riot in London for G20 protesters in April

Solution of Last Resort Is the Euro Doomed?

Why the economic crisis, and its solution, are bigger than you think.

The Middle East's Jittery Monarchies

We'll fight Brown on the beaches: D-Day veterans angry at 'politicisation' of anniversary

Elena Kagan on Friday became the nation's first female Solicitor General

The Latest Twist in the Mumia Case: Supreme Test

Cheating Goes Global as Essay Mills Multiply

Fake Outrage in Washington Lessons From AIG

London's Lesbian and Gay Film Festival has grown from a marginal event to a major showcase for some of the best movies made today, writes Geoffrey Macnab

Ken Livingstone renews attack on Evening Standard

Army veterans reveal how they gunned down innocent Palestinian families and destroyed homes and farms

Taking it to the supermarkets: EuroPalestine’s boycott action

Jean-Luc Godard’s Tout va bien (Just Great)

Sarkozy under pressure as 'millions' take to streets

Underwater volcano erupts off Tongan coast

Forget AIG Bonuses--The Next Bailout is Here

And Why America Needs It: Why Business is Hysterical About Card Check

In the Wake of AIG: Obama's First Priority

To thousands of fellow Israelis, he's a dangerous radical. To others, he's the nation's liberal conscience. Writer Amos Oz has been making waves for decades.

It's not the bonuses. It's that AIG's counterparties are getting paid back in full.

A Visit to Belo Horizonte, The City That Ended Hunger

Many Detainees 'Innocent Of Any Substantial Wrongdoing'

Natasha Richardson dies after skiing accident

Will the Sinaloa Cartel Save the U.S. Print Media? The Death of the American Newspaper

Bait and Switch: The Real AIG Conspiracy

Innocent prisoner set free after 27 years

Poverty and Political Violence Revisited Ireland's Blast From the Past

Labour will lose voters if Gordon Brown stays – Ken Livingstone

Why Avigdor Lieberman is the worst thing that could happen to the Middle East

On Trip to Gaza, Parents of Slain Peace Activist Rachel Corrie Remember Their Daughter Six Years After Her Death

The millennial generation could pull American politics even further to the left, and for a longer time, than the Reagan generation pulled our politics to the right.

Pope claims condoms could make African Aids crisis worse

The Cash-for-Trash Economy: Mr. Bernanke Spreads the Fire..."“the magic of compound interest” is not sustainable."

The Real Scandal of AIG

PM Brown accepts 'full responsibility' and declares pure free-market era is over

The Wreckage of an Uncontrolled Bankruptcy Getting Lehman Bros. Wrong ... Again

Leftist Mauricio Funes of El Salvador's former Marxist rebel FMLN party has won the country's presidential election.

The Latin American Right, Down But Not Out

The Granny Bashers: Different Facts, Same Policy

Seven Jewish Children

What can Obama do to make the new White House Council on Women and Girls truly transformative?

We need to get to the bottom of what happened—and why—so we make sure it never happens again.

Up go the barricades as universities voice anger at Sarkozy

Victory for the Left in El Salvador

El Salvador elects first leftist president

The Blackout of the March 21 Mobilizations: Redbaiting on the Left

U.S. credit card defaults rise to 20 year-high

The Zionist ideal of a Jewish state is keeping Israelis and Palestinians from living in peace.

Leftist FMLN Candidate Mauricio Funes Wins El Salvador Presidential Election, Ending Two Decades of Conservative Rule

Welcome to the TALF: Bernanke's Witness Protection Program

Norwegian fossil hunters unearth a Jurassic sea monster

Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Barack Obama is capable of being a pragmatic progressive.

Jon Stewart's Epiphany

Oops, we did it again - Why we make mistakes

The West should feel shame over its collusion with torturers

A Call for Common Sense: Juan Cole's "Engaging the Muslim World"

“In a country where saying publicly that you supported the FMLN could get you killed, alternative media offers the best alternative to the multi-million dollar campaigns of the right,” he said. “The media itself has become a field of battle-and we’re going to win!”

Handful of 20-year HIV survivors hold key to discovering vaccine Researchers are looking into the antibodies that provide natural immunity

El Salvador election: Is this a referendum on Chávez?

Now Coca-Cola feels force of Chavez' colourful revolution

Cabinet Office papers reveal Iraq dossier fears

This Changes Everything: Cannabidiol Now!

Cackpot English Middle Class Conclusion on Pot

Student Loan Debt--A Symptom of the Conservative Welfare State Shift

Feminism and war: confronting US imperialism

Time for Geithner and Bernanke to Go: Haircut Time for Bondholders

Fixing the Fed

Worse than 1929? If government doesn't do more, and fast, the country could be in worse shape than it was during the 1930s.

Running on Hope

£50bn of European investment needed to kick-start Saharan solar plan.

The Kindly Ones

Higher Pay Equals Higher Productivity: The Minimum Wage Revisited

Employee Free Choice Act: Fight of a Lifetime?

Remembering a Red From Reds

"I won't always be skint, but they'll always be scabs."

So Karl Marx was right after all

Single-Payer Health Care Reform

There Is No Social Security Crisis

Talking Union

Health Care Reform Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Keeping Some Ideas Off the Table America's: Stupid Health Care Debate

James Galbraith: "We are at the beginning of a long, profound, painful process of change."

Obama Should Keep His Hands Off Social Security

Reviving the WPA Program: I was a Writer for the Government

The Language of Looting

Willesden to Cricklewood

"Poverty is the worst form of violence."- Gandhi

Time for universal care

Our Choice, Our Future - Four Freedoms, Four Changes

Looting Social Security

There is a Grandeur in This View of Life: Darwin's Living Legacy

Attenborough: Genesis? It can go forth and multiply

"Evolution is not just a theory ... it is a historical fact,"

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.'
- Thomas Paine

'Hay que endurecerse sin perder jamás la ternura jamás.' (One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.) - Ernesto "Che" Guevara

"The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not have a universal health care system."

"The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth." - Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Begged, Borrowed & Stolen: The Socha Film Project

"Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”- King

The Power of Nonviolence

"When the guns boom, the arts die." - playwright Arthur Miller

"Positive liberty is often described as personal ability to achieve certain ends, while negative liberty is described as freedom from being forcibly prevented from achieving those ends."

Forty-Eight: The Movie about Katherine Bruens

“Neither the colourless vagueness of cosmopolitanism nor the fierce self-idolatry of nation worship is the goal of human history.”- Rabindranath Tagore

"The crimes of the US throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them" - Harold Pinter

"A clever man solves a problem; a wise man avoids it." Einstein

The New Deal was, for the most part, phenomenally successful, but there are many ways it could have gone further or been better organized -- failings it is critical we avoid this time around.

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality." Yoko Ono

Muir Beach in Marin California

Tagore put it succinctly: “Neither the colourless vagueness of cosmopolitanism nor the fierce self-idolatry of nation worship is the goal of human history.”

"The universe we observe, if properly understood, has all the properties we should expect if there is no purpose, no design, no evil, and no good. Nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. Each form eternally destroyed while others take its place." - Darwin

Darwin at 200: a family celebration

"Does not Dionysius seem to have made it sufficiently clear that there can be nothing happy for the person over whom some fear always looms?"- Cicero, Tusculan Disputations 5.1

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. Edgar Allan Poe

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. shaking hands at the Capitol Building March 26th, 1964

“…it’s hard to build your soul when everyone around you is trying to sell theirs.” - William Deresiewicz

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Power in the desert: solar towers will harness sunshine of southern Spain

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

Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion

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

Quite Early Morning

Empire Falls

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

Going Down To Cuba Live

The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil

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

Nickel and Dimed from The American Ruling Class!

Doctor's Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone

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

"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."

"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

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."

"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

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

“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

 

"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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