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

Poverty is the worst form of violence. - Gandhi

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Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. - Mohandas Gandhi

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

"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man." Thomas Paine

War Is Not The Answer

The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts,
and that is where all our battles should be fought.
~Mahatma Gandhi

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" –from "Ozymandias" (Ramesses the Great)

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

Green, green, green entry

“I hope I don’t go to hell. Imagine the table talk of all those popes.” - Luis Buñuel

"Whether they are fit for independence or not remains to be tried. Merit is no justification for freedom." T. E. Lawrence wrote about Iraqis on 22 August 1920.

 

“Hic Rhodus, hic salta!”

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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

 

Muir Beach in Marin California

Cuba's zunzún or bumblebee hummingbird

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 One Is Safe: The Ruling Class Unleashed

Do do do do do do- oh yeah!

"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

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" –from "Ozymandias"

Can Obama halt these expensive and short-sighted nuclear weapons plans with a stroke of his pen when the budget comes back to him in a few months?

Fire the Bosses

It's Survival Baby - Labor Needs a Southern Strategy

We need a Treasury Secretary that can identify with working men and women and who is able to fight for the needs of all working people.

The Case of the Missing H-Bomb

The Cure for Layoffs: Fire the Boss!

Stop Supporting Homelessness

Are trains slower now than they were in the 1920s?

What is the arch-salesman of hate-mongering, Mr. Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center doing now?

The Case for Kenosha

A Domain of Personal Tyranny - A Real History of Rupert Murdoch

The Fabrications of Jay S. Bybee

Ugly Questions for General Myers

Lawrence Wilkerson Nails Cheney On Use Of Torture To Invade Iraq

The government’s failure to comprehend the scale of the Bush administration’s cruelty and ineptitude

Melting ice could cause gravity shift - Northern hemisphere sea levels 'will rise the most' if Antarctic sheet disintegrates

The Collapse of the Neoliberal Model: Where Russia Went Wrong

The Truth Behind the Social Security and Medicare Alarm Bells

Bombs of the U S A

"Shout It Aloud" STOP THE KILLING NOW!

A Tale of Two Summits Obama and Latin America: No Light, All Tunnel

Pope challenges Israel to give Palestinians homeland

Imperial Ignorance Cuba: the Measure of a Revolution

The Fires are It, Now Fan the Flames - A Populist Health Care Rebellion

"The issue is that this faction of the power elite has a known project---there’s no secret about it---to transform (or in their cynical euphemism “bring democracy to”) what they call “the Greater Middle East.”

John Lennon: The New York City Years (10 pictures)

The Politics of Escalation

Some Trivial Union Politics: Wading Through the Grassroots

John Lennon exhibit opens in New York

1-2-3 What Are We Fighting For? - Blaming the Dead Victims

Make Iceland Pay for Incompetent British Bank Deregulation! - Gordon Brown Spills the Beans on the IMF

"Such a tragic loss of life at the hands of our own force is a cause for great concern,"

A Conversation with Gerardo Hernandez (Part Three) - Cuba's Biggest "Crime": a Desire to be a Sovereign and Independent State

On Elizabeth Edwards

“If we would have lost the war, they would have strung Truman up by the balls….”

Single-Payer Action - everybody in, nobody out.

Remember the Baucus Eight!: The Single-Payer Taboo

It is minority voters -- not Southern municipalities -- who need the protection of the Supreme Court

"We Lost All the Battles, But We Had the Best Songs" - In Praise of Revolutions

Cuba Offers Full Scholarships to Med School

Ivory Snow Girl, R.I.P. - DiFi vs. Marilyn Chambers

Who killed 120 civilians? The US says it's not a story

Fingerprints on Shattered Lives - The Real Housewives of War

Mother’s Day for Peace: A Dramatic Reading of Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation

More of the Same? Cyber Command and Cyber Dissident

“The goal was to maximise public benefit rather than to maximise profits." Hilary Wainwright

Public service reform ... but not as we know it!

Half a million flee Swat valley as Pakistan faces months of fighting

Breaking Down the Auto Bailout

Actual U.S. Unemployment: 15.8% - This morning's news that U.S. unemployment has hit 13.7 million, pushing the rate to 8.9 percent, tells only half the story of this recession.

Single-Payer Advocates Have to Get Arrested to Get Heard

Howard Dean, Elizabeth Edwards, and Neera Tanden about health-care reform at the New Yorker Summit.

Why We Risked Arrest for Single-Payer Health Care

Dead Souls or "Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."

"If there is no public insurance option…then this is not reform at all."

Understanding the Long War

What they do is divide and conquer: Recessions and Labor Unions

Depression Interruptus: Has Bernanke Pulled the Economy Back From the Brink?

The basic underlying principle of the New Deal was that security is not opposed to opportunity but essential to it.

"There's a sucker born every minute" - P.T. Barnum

"As Franklin Roosevelt understood, Americans will postpone immediate gratification and endure hard sacrifices--if they must--so long as they are convinced the future can be better than the past."

Conflating Afghanistan and Pakistan - Obama's Axis of Obedience

We are still waiting for cheap public transport

Union Busting in Hippie Clothing? Something Stinks at Whole Foods

A Doctor's Letter to Senator Baucus: Why We Need a Single-Payer Health Care System

The Arrest of Ezra Nawi ... for Protecting Peoples' Homes - Jailed for Caring

Ministers abandon targets for children as new figures reveal rising number on breadline

Stressing Over the Bank Stress Tests

Following Souter

Rolling Out the Product Again A Full-Court Press for Pakistan War

'120 die' as US bombs village

Lake Mead Is Drying Up

The Deep Hole: The Chrysler-UAW Deal

The Noxious Mr. Rudman Deux ex Machina on Torture?

Civilians pay price of war from above

Cashing in on 'Government Sachs'

Smooth operator: The Anaconda wave power 'snake'

The top subprime lenders whose loans are largely blamed for triggering the global economic meltdown were owned or bankrolled by banks now collecting billions of dollars in bailout money — including several that have paid huge fines to settle predatory lending charges.

Why is the Labour Party still seduced by Thatcher?

"They Can't Even Protect Themselves, So What Can They Do For Me?"- Afghans to Obama: Get Out, Take Karzai With You

'It's like being buried alive'Since the 1980s and 90s a flow of miscarriage of justice cases has undermined public confidence in the criminal justice system. John Kamara, Paddy Hill and Sean Hodgson describe their experiences of wrongful conviction

Australia's Role in the American Inquisition: The Torturer's Apprentice

History That Can't Be Erased By the Stroke of a Pen: Giving One's All

Obama and Pragmatism: Thinking Through Values

As India's parties go neck and neck in the polls Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party are recast as the best hope for the impoverished masses

Alarm bells should have been ringing in London

Riding the coattails of its young and charismatic leader, Olivier Besancenot, who splits his time between his political activities and working as a postman, the NPA is having a field day, thanks to Lehman Brothers

Olivier Besancenot décrit le projet de Nouveau Parti - 25:00 - Mar 27, 2008

The Cold Air of the Dark Ages Torture and Mr. Obama

Cuban Zeal: Revolutionary art and artists

The Systematic Risk Regulators: Why Economists Should Learn Arithmetic

Paraguay: Protests and Rubber Bullets Greet Return of Dictatorship Criminal

From Hastert to Harman: The Broken Congress

Britain was a contented society that had a healthy work-life balance

May 4, 1970 Kent State Shootings

Ancient but deadly: the return of shastar vidiya

Pete Seeger at 90

Corporate Think Tank Dives into Water Policy

Birth control for men in one injection

A lesson paid for in innocent lives – and it's not over yet

The Apologetics of Michael Ignatieff - Canada's Obama and the Cult of the Prof

"In October 1884, a convention held by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions unanimously set May 1, 1886, as the date by which the eight-hour work day would become standard. When May 1, 1886 approached, American labor unions prepared for a general strike in support of the eight-hour day. The Haymarket affair is generally considered to have been an important influence on the origin of international May Day observances for workers"

Where's the Justice at the Justice Department? The AIPAC Spy Case

Right to the very end in Iraq, our masters denied us the truth

Into the Pitch Black Tunnel - Economy on the Ropes

Causes of the Crisis

Iran and the Israel Lobby's Frustration - Dropping the AIPAC Spying Case

Campaigners monitored by civil servants

Democracy as Militancy? New Prescription for a Healthy Union Movement

Is this the price of America's new friendship with Syria?

Capa's lost art finally exposed

Europe Braced For May Day Demos

Which side are you on?

The Israeli Police Crackdown on the New Profile Women: No Talking, Dammit!

Banksters Win One, Lose One in Congress

Human Rights in the Dust

An historic day for Iraq – but not in the way the British want to believe

Indiana Criminalizes Dissent Roadblocks on the NAFTA Highway

Simple advances, like adequate vision and dental care, can do more for the nation's children than theoretical debates about education inequality.

The Crime of Independence: Why the U.S. Still Hates Cuba

Do Conservatives Understand Torture? Conservatives don't actually support torture. They just think it's a useful tool. Too bad they're wrong.

Living High on the West's Largesse - Kabul's New Elite

Obama falls short on Armenian pledge

An Open Letter to Barack Obama from a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate - Stand Up to Israeli Apartheid

Through a Lens Starkly

Swine at the Trough The Business of Pandemics

Chrysler headed for bankruptcy, White House says

Only Prosecution of War Crimes Will Bring Out the Facts? The Nuremberg Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

Progressive's kept the faith for 100 years

Pandemic, Mostly Unacknowledged: Death at Work in America

Will NorthCom take over in Swine Flu Outbreak?

US still deep in recession

The Noose Tightens in Afghanistan: The Taliban's Roads to Kabul

As Good as Their Word

The Real Issue is Iceland's Economic Independence Will Iceland be Handed Over to a New Gang of Kleptocrats?

We are all torturers in America: The sudden clamour to prosecute the CIA operatives who carried out waterboarding is the height of hypocrisy

Satellite eye on Earth: April

Fly-listed reporter causes fearful U.S.to divert Air France plane from Paris to Mexico City to make a detour to Martinique.

"Influenza A (H1N1) virus, human". Real and imagined around the world.

And the little red light won’t stop blinking.

His crimes against the public good

Three cleared of aiding 7/7 bombers

Specter Flees Republican Party Too Late | Are Collins and Snowe Next?

Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter switches party to become Democrat

General Motors debt deal to give government majority stake

The Perfect Gift for Wall Street: A Financial Transactions Tax

'Get your hands off my country'

In and Out of the Working Class: At the Factory Gate

Scientists are baffled by what they’re seeing on the Sun’s surface – nothing at all. And this lack of activity could have a major impact on global warming.

GM: Under the deal, the government and unions would get a combined stake of 89% in the company through an issuance of new stock, with bondholders taking a further 10%. Existing shareholders would end up with ownership of just 1%.

Border dispute with Slovenia over Bay of Piran threatens Croatia's EU bid

American Casino the Movie

The Far Right's Plot to Capture New Hampshire

Web-savvy Japanese Communist party's message of welfare and jobs lures young voters away from sleazed-mired political mainstream

Israel's secret plan for West Bank expansion

Go ahead, Barack. Smash the mirror.

When will the American press stop being anti-union?

Police riots at Kent State: "The cops were being nice, and two minutes later we were shot by rubber bullets for no reason," junior Jamie Farrell told the university's student newspaper

The Big Betrayal: Democratic Lobbyists Key to Fight Against Employee Free Choice Act

Humboldt County's cities restricts US military from child recruiting

Torture? It probably killed more Americans than 9/11 A US major reveals the inside story of military interrogation in Iraq. By Patrick Cockburn, winner of the 2009 Orwell Prize for journalism

Once there were swarms of butterflies in our skies

Torture: Americans have sold their souls

City of Borders

Government considers ban on 'legal highs'

Here comes that Rainbow again 2009

Iceland's leftist coalition won the country's general election, according to final results on Sunday — a blow for the pro-business Independence Party that many blamed for the collapse of the country's banking system.

The Cases of Margo Ramlal Nankoe, William Robinson, Nagesh Rao and Loretta Capeheart: The McCarthyism That Horowitz Built

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

A Wall Street trader tells all

Are Banks Struggling, or Scamming?

City of Immigrants

Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth By Margaret Atwood, Anansi, Toronto (2008)

America is on the verge of committing unprecedented public funds in a new war aimed at eradicating cancer.

US interpreter who witnessed torture in Iraq shot herself with service rifle

Make the Bailed Out Banks Bail Out Detroit

How Many Times Have You Broke My Heart

Obama’s chance to lift the lid on the Bush years

What They Craved: Torture Used to Try to Link Saddam with 9/11

Everyone wants to be an author, but no one is reading books Our dependency on computers is destroying our ability to ‘deep read’

Protecting the Bald Eagle

Rita Levi-Montalcini won a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor. Now, at 100, she appears to be benefiting.

CREATE JOBS AND PROSPERITY FOR WORKERS: JOHN FETTERMAN the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania

It's a dangerous business, forecasting.

'Tell Her the Truth'

Seven Jewish ChildrenWatch Caryl Churchill's play, Seven Jewish Children, which was written in response to the situation in Gaza in January this year

An Interview with Gerardo Hernandez, Leader of the Cuban Five Seventeen Months in "the Hole"

In The Loop

US to release pictures of prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan

Putting the Bush Years on Trial

A Housing Crash Update

Obama's Solicitor General pushes to limit suspects' rights

What Happened at the Port of Spain The Secret Summit

The IMF and the Crisis - The Debt Looters

The Great Credit Card Battle To Come

As the Shredders Hum - Obama Plays Hamlet on Torture

And the Anti-Pulitzers Go To ... How the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Buried the Madoff Scandal for at Least Four Years

Testicular Politics: Obama and the Big Dogs

Tainted and Unreliable: Torture Evidence and Terror Blacklists

Green, green, green

"Occupy Everything" - The Battle to Take Back the New School

A Town Suffering for Generations: Decades of Asbestos Exposure by W.R. Grace Mine Leave Hundreds Dead, 1,200+ Sickened in Libby

Harman and the NSA Wiretaps Are Members of Congress Being Blackmailed?

Torture, War and the Imperial Project: The Fatal Thread

The Public Option Con Selling Out Single-Payer

Thievery Under TARP

Report: Abusive tactics used to seek Iraq-al Qaida link

Office of the Special Inspector General
SIGTARP for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

The Lion's Share

The myth of individual exceptionalism undermines society and leaves us doomed to repeat historical mistakes.

The Presidio Mutineers Lindy Blake's Great Escape

Sample Galeano, the Great Writer Hugo Chavez introduced Obama to

Forever young: The Nouvelle Vague's stylish films

The Profiteers of Suffering The Top 10 Enemies of Single-Payer

Eilzabeth Warren On Daily Show

Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates

Debt is Not Money

A New Way Forward: Protests Scheduled Across the Country Calling on Banks to Nationalize, Reorganize, Decentralize

"If its too big to fail, it's too big to exist."

WILLIAM K. BLACK: These numbers as large as they are, vastly understate the problem of fraud.

Why We're Not at the Beginning of the End, and Probably Not Even At the End of the Beginning

The making of Maggie

Elizabeth Warren's Devasting Report to Congress: "Liquidate the Banks; Fire the Executives!"

Healthy Canadian Banks

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

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

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

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

Corner Store - The Film

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

Single-Payer Health Care Reform

There Is No Social Security Crisis

Talking Union

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

Obama Should Keep His Hands Off Social Security

"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

Today is Cesar Chavez Day. As we celebrate his birthday, please continue his legacy.

"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

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

" 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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