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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

John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

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

AY CARMELA VIVA REPUBLICA

The Shakespeare Sonnets, from 1 to 154 - the full links

Davy The Fat Boy

"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

Renounce War .info

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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)

"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"

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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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 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

“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

 

 

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"

Organisation of American States decides to readmit Cuba

Could it be al-Qa'ida is missing Bush?

Getting the GM Bankruptcy All Wrong

The European elections – an interactive guide

Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement

The Physics of a Disappearance - What Happened to Air France Flight 447?

Don't give the Fed any more power

Murdered Abortion Provider Remembered for Lifelong Dedication to Women’s Reproductive Health

There's a bathroom on the right ( "There's a bad moon on the rise")

Bad weather should not bring down a modern jet

Generousity in a Time of Trauma - A Weaver's Welcome to Pakistan

Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

War without declaration

Police state is the wrong venue for Obama's speech

Chickens Coming Home To Roost?

The Future of Manufacturing, GM, and American Workers (Part III)

Poor People Should Look for Work Elsewhere - GOP: California's for the Rich

Atlantic combed for missing plane

A Fascist Odor of the New Coalition - Racists for Democracy

Despite No Links to Violence, Founders of Muslim Charity Sentenced to Lengthy Terms for Donations to Needy Palestinians in Occupied Territories

USS Liberty Vet Awarded the Silver Star Navy Vet Honored, - Foiled Israeli Attack

The mysterious case of the Israeli spy ring, Hizbollah and the Lebanese ballot

The Future of Manufacturing, GM, and American Workers (Part II)

He wore a button that read "Trust Women."

Will we have learned the lessons that threats and war bring about war not peace?

Trust Women!

An Open Letter in Response to the Murder of Dr. Tiller

Jet crashes in Atlantic storm

The 'New GM': Layoffs, Factory Closings, Offshoring

El Salvador's 1st leftist president takes power

The US and UK need more stimulus: Increasing debt is not the problem. If anything, the US and UK have enacted fiscal stimulus packages that are much too small

Wall Street Braces for New Cops on the Beat - Obama Arrives at a Critical Crossroads

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.

More Stimulus, Not Deficit Reduction - S&P Misses the Boat

Ireland set to go bust, claims economic historian

An Uncompromising Voice for Justice: Haiti's Revolutionary Priest Gerard Jean-Juste: Presente!

You don't need colour to tell the brutality of war – but it helps

Did Rightwing Talk Radio Make Him a Target? - The Murder of Dr. Tiller

Giap masterminded the siege of Dien Bien Phu, which crushed the French and destroyed the aura of Western invincibility

Venezuela's Chavez shifts gears in leftist revolution

NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Statement on the Murder of Dr. George Tiller

The Dark Side of Plan Colombia

GM prepares for bankruptcy protection announcement

Threat of the 'thought police' alarms Israel's Arab minority

Abortion doctor shot dead at church

Nobel Prize Winner Gets Hassled At Bush Intercontinental Airport

A Short Chapter in the History of Foreclosures - When Workers' Rights Go Unenforced

The Future of Manufacturing, GM, and American Workers (Part I)

The Body Count Rises - A Place Called Despair

Empathy, Sotomayor, and Democracy: The Conservative Stealth Strategy

When I look at the Pyramids, I wonder why I tire of Egypt

Global study discovers astonishing power of vitamin made by the sun

The Greatest Swindle Ever Sold

The West awaits the return of friendly 'democrats' to Lebanon

Statement of Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, on the Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court

Abortion rights backers get reassurances on court nominee

Allegations of kickbacks rock key government department as 1,000 officials face arrest and Trade Minister is forced to resign

White Suits and Black Robes - Sotomayor's Problem Isn't That She's Too Latina

In a few weeks, a group of quiet, dignified elderly men and women will arrive in London to explain how the forces of the British state crushed their testicles or breasts with pliers. It was part of a deliberate policy of breaking a civilian population who we regarded as "baboons", "barbarians" and "terrorists".

Canadian car firm Magna poised to take over Vauxhall

When Facts Stand In The Way - The Impossible Rehab of Colin Powell

Fresh Off Worldwide Attention for Joining Obama's Book Collection, Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano Returns with "Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone"

Have We Turned Into Sheep?

Russia accuses US of exaggerating Iran missile threat

Exacting Change

Internet Craigslist chief Jim Buckmaster: we're the victim of a witch-hunt Politicians and 'hypocritical' media have launched unfair assault over adult ads on Craigslist, says Jim Buckmaster

Prussia on the Mediterranean?

Sitting on the edge of natural disaster

California fires up laser fusion machine Success at National Ignition Facility could pave the way for commercial laser fusion power stations and provide a solution to world energy crisis

Ex-Pinochet army conscript charged with folk singer Victor Jara's murder

Where Were the Foundations? The Philanthropies and the Economic Crisis

Outsourcing torture to foreign climes Jamil Rahman's case suggests, leaving the door to torture ajar allows British and American agents to engineer 'intelligence' from abroad

Marxism 2009: A festival of resistance - 2-6 July, Central London 200 meetings • Music, drama, art, film Hosted by the SWP

Gene breakthrough offers hope of treatments for 'incurable' Parkinson's disease and MS

Man behind illegal blacklist snooped on workers for 30 years

Israelis get four-fifths of scarce West Bank water

Separate But Equal Just Fine in California?

Can Obama's supporters save him from his economic advisers?

CBC covers the case of the Cuban Five

More On That Bogus "Terrorist" Plot in New York

Sotomayor and the Republicans

Steve Earle's Labor of Love

Only bereavement and divorce can match the misery of sudden unemployment. Paul Vallely learns how the recession is reshaping real lives

Concentrated solar power could generate 'quarter of world's energy'

Shell in court • Ogoni plaintiffs link oil giant to Nigerian atrocities • New York case seen as test of corporate accountability

Obama Buckles on the Constitution - The Gitmo Appeasment Plan

The Front Lines of the Economic (and Democracy) Crisis

Forty years ago today, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a bed-in for peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.

When Deflaction Becomes Entrenched - The Next Leg Down

Israel Sends Soldiers to Try to Shut Down Literature Festival

Killing the Public Option

The Man Who Murdered Count Folke Bernadotte

Let right be done: 'Universal Jurisdiction': Spain's Judges Target Torture High-Ranking US Officials Among Targets of Inquiries

A seahorse the size of a pea (and the other bizarre species new to science)

The Swine Flu Hype - With only 226 days left until 2010, the future is now. - Mexico's Shock Doctrine

The nearest parallel to Obama in eager deference to the bloodthirsty counsels of his counter-insurgency advisors is John F. Kennedy.

Feingold's Constitutional Objection to 'Prolonged Detention'

Feingold's Ojection to Obama

"Because the settlements undermine the rule of law in Israel, they spread the cancer of fascism and push the whole political system to the right."

Watergate under the bridge: how the New York Times missed the scoop of the century

"It's a Wonder We Can Even Feed Ourselves..."

Berlin could put Opel unit into trusteeship if American parent files for bankruptcy

The Only Sure Way to Fund Universal Health Care

Hidden and Sanitized - Looking at Torture

Revealed: the woman who terrified the British Empire

A Call For Universal Voter Registration

“I am happy to be in Libya…I mean Lebanon…this morning!”

First Ever Paid Vacation Law Introduced in Congress

Credit Default Swaps - The Poison in the System

Twenty-five years ago academic Alec Jeffreys stumbled on a remarkable discovery. The scientific breakthrough led to DNA fingerprinting - which has since trapped hundreds of killers, freed the innocent and revolutionised science and criminal justice

SNAFU - Cock-up or conspiracy?

Jon Cruddas and Nick Lowles argue that the rise of the far right presents a challenge that the left has so far proved unable to meet

Obama's Plan for the Palestinians What Kind of State?

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Heads-Heads

The battle over “intellectual property rights” is likely to be one of the most important of this century

During past recessions, collective action among laid-off workers was common. Will this financial crisis foster a similar movement?

Yet Another Bogus 'Terror' Plot

The Crisis and How to Deal with It (Are you joking?)

Cheney Breaks the Taboo

Obama Whitewashes U.S. History at National Archives

Witnessing Something New at the CDC - Some Positive Directions in Public Health?

Kennedy affirms support for public healthcare plan

How ironic is it—given our fetish for personal liberty—that it’s harder for an American to become a union member than for a foreigner to become a U.S. citizen?

Anna Baltzer, author of "Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories."

A Modest Plan For Paying College Costs

Bush, God, Iraq and Gog

Series: Bad science

The Politics of Bait-and-Switch

Israel's secret torture prison: Worse than Guantanamo Bay?

State attorneys general, like Massachusetts' Martha Coakley, are leading the charge to hold accountable the lenders behind the current economic crisis.

One man's progaganda

Long Live Mario Benedetti

The Trials of Ehren Watada

The Abortion Terms Have Changed

In his new book, David Neiwert charts the rise of paranoid, hate-focused rhetoric on the right.

"It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go." - Bertrand Russell

Regarding unions, Obama knows which side he's on

Where's the Outrage? A Corporate Crime Wave of Labor Law Violations

The Big Question: Is 'Ida' really the missing link between humans and animals?

Out Of Guantánamo: African Embassy Bombing Suspect To Be Tried In US Court

The World Doesn't Have a Pakistan Nukes Problem ... It Has a David Albright Problem

Abuse of children was 'endemic' - Report identifies more than 800 cases of abuse in institutions run by Irish Catholic Church

On Palestinian Unity: A Quarrel on the Titanic

Police surveillance of a peaceful campaigner was deemed to be unlawful today in a ruling that liberty campaigners say could change the way officers are allowed to monitor protesters.

Tales From the Working Class - Work is Hell

THE history of human growth and development is at the same time the history of the terrible struggle of every new idea heralding the approach of a brighter dawn.

The Latest in Junk Economics - The Toll Booth Economy

How MI5 blackmails British Muslims

"Without struggle, there is no progress."

My heart and head ache for all of us.

“I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK”

The West awaits the return of friendly 'democrats' to Lebanon

Torturer in Chief: Media Pick Pelosi over Cheney?

A dark day for parliament. A new dawn for democracy?

SinglePayerAction.org.

The Danish bad boy director divides Cannes with his bloodbath in the woods

The Health-Care Time Warp

“I Wish Obama Would Listen to MLK”

400 years young: The magic and mystery of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Armed Homeland Security Guards Try to Intimidate Demonstrators at Kerry's Boston Office

Brown v. Board of Education at 55: segregation in the 21st century

The Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Soy Report and accompanying Scorecard

Credit Where Credit is Due - The Real Lesson of the Financial Crisis

If every picture tells a story, what do they say to each other?

Anatomy of a Crime: How Colin Powell Got Duped by the CIA

What Was I Fighting For?

The Indian Elections: a Game Changer?

Who is Leo Strauss? And why should we care? (National Disgrace Exposed!)

A View From the Ivory Tower - On the Devaluation of Labor

The Health Care Cave-In

The Growing Body Count From "Task Force Violence" - These Killings Will Only Strengthen the Taliban

Auto Bailout Blues: Spin, Lies and Layoffs

Caught in a Lie: The U.S. is Using White Phosphorous in Afghanistan

Court of appeal backs high court ruling that sending soldiers out on patrol with faulty equipment could breach human rights

Why Caryl Churchill's Play is Not Anti-Semitic: What to Tell the Children

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.

Obama Picks Up Where Bush Left Off - From My Lai to Bala Baluk

Roadsinger 

Anarchism: What it really stands for

"The government wants to take our territory to give it to the big multinational companies. There are riches there like oil, wood, gold -- riches that arouse the ambitions of the world's wealthy"

Why Capitalism Shouldn’t Be Saved

123-year-old scandal still resonates today Memory of 'Haymarket' affair reminder of anarchism's relevance

Pregnant woman, 66, set to be oldest woman to give birth in Britain

These killings will only strengthen the Taliban

There are an estimated one million Pakistanis already on the run in the northern and eastern parts of the country. They are threatened by fighting, hunger and all sorts of predators, including US drones circling overhead.

You respect somebody when you treat them as an equal to you, and as somebody you can talk to and somebody who will listen to you.

UW faculty deserves right to organize

Fire the Boss: Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis on “The Worker Control Solution from Buenos Aires to Chicago”

Chinese sex park is 'for the public good'

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?

Soldier's killing spree left five dead – adding to the grim total of murders by US veterans as the military is accused of failing its battle-scarred personnel

Engineering "Trust of the Indigenous Population": How Some Anthropologists Have Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Army

The Cure for Layoffs: Fire the Boss

El Último Ke Zierre - Ay Carmela

Fire the Bosses

Spainish court investigates American crimes against humanity

Death in Libya, betrayal in the west We condemned the unexplained death of the terror suspect Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi but the west has colluded in the mistreatment of Libyan dissidents

The Myth of The Ticking Time Bomb

Roadsinger

The Poll Boycott Call in Kashmir - Of Scapegoats and Separatists

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

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

More of the Same? Cyber Command and Cyber Dissident

A people's history of May Day

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

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

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

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

Lake Mead Is Drying Up

Smooth operator: The Anaconda wave power 'snake'

'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

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

Cuban Zeal: Revolutionary art and artists

The Systematic Risk Regulators: Why Economists Should Learn Arithmetic

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

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

Democracy as Militancy? New Prescription for a Healthy Union Movement

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

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

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.

City of Borders

Here comes that Rainbow again 2009

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

City of Immigrants

How Many Times Have You Broke My Heart

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

'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

Green, green, green

The Public Option Con Selling Out Single-Payer

The Lion's Share

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

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

"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

"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

Forty-Eight: The Movie about Katherine Bruens

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

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.”

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

"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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