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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

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John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

"One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness." - Che Guevarra

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

Universal Healthcare 

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

"This Land is Your Land"

I renounce war and I will never support or sanction another 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

El Che

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

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“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!”

I renounce war, and I wil never support or sanction another war

 

Renounce War

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

 

Universal Healthcare

"I'm neither Trotskyist nor Guevarist or Luxemburgist, I'm a revolutionary. And revolution needs to be reinvented, for no revolutionary experiment has ever succeeded. Some of them ended up as bloody caricatures".- Olivier Besancenot

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Police and Thieves.

I renounce war and I will never support or sanction another war

"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

 

Universal Healthcare

“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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"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

Reclaiming our food system

BBC - and to - this edition of Question Time.

We are all taught to tell the truth. But when some folks enter government service, they seem to claim an exemption. Truth telling becomes quaint, obsolete. Misfeasance and malfeasance get covered up, and we never seem to learn from our mistakes.

Washington Post Misses Again in Editorial on the Fed

The other India

Florida Congressman Alan Grayson keeps provoking congressional Republicans and their media allies with fact-based challenges to the lies being used to block health care reform.

La Opinión, has launched a broadside against the CNN journalist Lou Dobbs

"Equality in the United States in the early 21st century has become a gospel preached by a liberal elite to a populace who feel they have no stake in equality."

Socialist hotel empire grows as Venezuelan president seizes second property

His entire career is a gruesome paradigm of the enfeeblement of Westminster politcs

Russia's vote to endorse the Goldstone Gaza report in the United Nations Human Rights Council last Friday was an important, milestone event both for Palestine and for Russia

U.S. IMPERIALISM IS A PAPER TIGER

Unknown Bown 1947 - 1967 (21 pictures)

CIA Invests in Software Firm Monitoring Blogs, Twitter

Neoliberal aid: The Real Genocide is Playing Out in Ethiopia--And the West is Funding It

Help Us Bust the Banksters; Join Our New Campaign

Holiday Presents: Present a present this year.

Israeli Police Don Arab Disguises

This act of collective fashion disobedience is pervasive.

The Rotten Fruits of War

The US government is preparing to order bailed-out banks and car companies to slash the cash salaries of their top executives by an average of 90% in an effort to quell outrage over multimillion-dollar boardroom excess

One-Sided Reporting on Latin America Small Oversights and Big Lies

Roll up, roll up – Colorado newspaper seeks marijuana critic

End of an era for Lebanon's free press

Xmas Movies October 2009

The Palestinian Film Archive was born in 1976 – and destroyed just six years later. Sarah Wood went in search of the missing artists and their work

Xmas Music October 2009

Honduras: A Time of No Time

Health Care Bankruptcies & Cherry Picking

The Movement Against the Banks

Post strikes to go ahead as hopes collapse

Xmas Books October 2009

Obama Flexes Political Muscle

Syria's Golan Heights

People liberate themselves

Today’s Wall Street, it turns out, is just another straw man for a rigged wealth transfer system.

How Wall Street is making its billions

Presumably, what is meant by "modernise" is privatised.

“Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.”

'Never has so much money been owed by so few to so many'

Wall Street's Naked Swindle

I now know that it was called “planned obsolescence” and it was a well known and accepted tenet of capitalist marketing.

Power, Paranoia and Purges in the United Farm Workers

A Kafkaesque Deportation

Cuban Five: Attorney Leonard Weinglass Talks to the Press Following the Hearing

The three fallacies that have driven the war in Afghanistan

Lessons From the Long War and a Blowback World

Schools and the Pedagogy of Punishment

Secret files reveal covert network run by nuclear police

"The thing about the public option is that the public really wants it."

Can the Democrats Avoid a Populist Health Care Rebellion?

Health Care For All

Pensions: the Next Casualty of Wall Street

"You tell me that it's evolution,' - Adaptation: Rising Seas Threaten Shanghai, Other Cities

Farce in Kabul, Tragedy in Pakistan

Essay response: How not to understand Islamist politics

Red Shi’ism, Iran and the Islamist revolution

The following changes are being made to your card agreement

British mining company faces damages claim after allegations of torture in Peru

“Until we treat the destruction of the ancient forests like the crime it is, we will continue to witness its disappearance.”

Farmers in Chocó province say mining and logging firms are pushing them off the land by force or trickery

Insurers Argue for Public Option

Government poised to allow nuclear power generators to put atomic waste in ordinary sites to cut cost of decommissioning old reactors

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009 (13 pictures)

Chronicle of a Tormenta Electrica, II

"With one stroke of his pen, Calderon has ruined our lives."

Who Shredded Our Safety Net?

Back to Business as Usual The Dollar Will Not Crash

Worth a closer look: The art of science

Can you ban reporters from using the alphabet?

Bizarre License on Highway 59 - The Cash Cops of Tenaha

Inquiry floors Karzai's victory hopes

Murder is alive and kicking, thanks to the middle class

The Elements of Nature

'Every sperm is sacred': Terry Jones' favourite Monty Python sketches

Leeds Council's move to equal pay has brought with it a big pay cut for bin men and a bitter labour dispute

Are Nato forces in neighbouring Afghanistan expanding its war into Iran?

El Salvador gets 1st Cuban ambassador since 1960s

Tortured Law, a new 10-minute documentary by Alliance for Justice, examines the role lawyers played in authorizing torture, and calls upon Attorney General Holder to conduct a full investigation of those who ordered, designed, and justified torture.

Royal Mail hires 30,000 Scabs to crush strike

Why Someone Else Can't Do It For Us

Despite the passage of four decades, America and its military have never come to grips with its own ghastly programs of using soldiers as guinea pigs

...in making a case with the American people – and thus making it easier for politicians (like Obama) to act more courageously.

You don't need colour to see the full bloody horror of war

Autumn of the Patriarch

Nudge, nudge: Eric Idle on 40 years of Monty Python

The readings painted a chilling picture of a meticulously planned system of deliberate cruelty—devised by psychologists, sanctioned by lawyers, administered by contractors and CIA agents, overseen by doctors, and specifically authorized by members of Bush’s Cabinet.

Jane Bown's portraits (30 pictures)

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Top 10 free things to do in Chicago

Journalist Ann Louise Bardach on How Cuban Exile Luis Posada Carriles Remains a Free Man in Miami Despite His Role in Airline and Hotel Bombings

Pack children off to school as soon as you can

Do Republicans lie awake at night to think up racist acts or is it congenital?

Honey and Salt

The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva voted by 25 to six to refer a controversial report accusing Israel of war crimes during the Gaza offensive in January to the Security Council.

Where $18 an Hour is Too Much

UN human rights council passes resolution endorsing Goldstone report

"Do nothing till you hear from me, Pay no attention to what's said. Why people tear the seams of anyone's dreams Is over my head."

Louisiana justice of peace says he refused to marry mixed race couple out of concern for children they might have

Raleigh succeeded because it built genuinely comprehensive schools: in which rich, middle-class and poor kids learned together.

How do we forgive them?

Specious Methods and Bizarre Conclusions

. Perhaps we might coin a phrase that goes something like this: The hand is always quicker than the eye.

The right-wingers are speaking to real grievances that ordinary people have, and redirecting them toward liberals

How the Bankers Bought Washington

McGovern: 'Need An Exit Strategy'

More Nukes, More Coal Plants, More Drilling ....

American Ignorance and Afghanistan

Money and Mandarin lessons fuel China's African invasion

“Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War”: Groundbreaking Journalist Mark Danner on Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and Torture

There's Still a Chance for Real Health Care Reform, and Here's How

Memo to Investigators: Dig Deep

The looming threat of terror that comes from the far right

We need your ideas for change

The 'self-determination of peoples' is a poison set in the very heart of our humanitarian ideologies.

Attorney Reports Human Rights Abuses of GI Resisters

Putting the Spine Back in the Commonwealth

The assault that the second Bush administration waged on practically every vestige of the public good

Why the Government Fears Unions

British Government Still Covering Up Bloody Sunday

Empire Falls

They Pledged Your Tuition

David Attenborough's Life on BBC1 (9 pictures)

Leigh Phillips analyses the far left results in the recent German, Portugese and Greek elections

...in fact, as almost always in agricultural commodities, the problem is distribution

Florida man shoots and kills fianceé after mistaking her for intruder

In the hallowed tradition of the tobacco and energy industries, the health insurance industry has commissioned a report (pdf) projecting doom and despair for those who seek to reform its business practices.

California's official Harvey Milk Day "an idea whose time has come"

HAPPY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

A Secret Deal Between Wall Street and Washington Shines a Harsh Light on Federal Housing Agency

Who's in Big Brother's Database?

Public Pensions in Deep Trouble. All These Economic Landmines, Thanks to GOP Policies!

After sub-prime comes ‘old prime’ crisis

The US president received an award in the faint hope that he will succeed in the future. That's how desperate the Middle East situation has become

The bottom line is that nine years into the most contractor-intense war in U.S. history, no one can say for sure how many contractors are working for the U.S. in the war zones, what they are doing, or how many of them have been killed or wounded.

Making the same mistakes over and over again

The right photographer can strip a leader's power in a flash

Can DC's top bailout cop beat the finance lobby—and Larry Summers?

Honduran Coup Regime in Crisis

Nobel Prize for Promises?

Stuck on the Low Road

Ahmed Rashid's War

Happy Birthday, John: Tribute Events for 9 October 2009 at www.IMAGINEPEACE.com

El Che: Ernesto Guevara en el 42.o aniversario del su asesinato 9 de octubre de 1967

"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

The Raiding Game

Happy Birthday, John And Sean Lennon: Wake-Up Video

Corner Store Media: Work from a feature film in progress

New Crisis Developing in Palestine

A Late September Morning With Fidel

The Economic Revolution Is Already Happening - It's Just Not on Wall St.

Eight Years of Big Lies on Afghanistan

"I believe Tony Blair is a war criminal. I can't bear to be in the same room as him."

Working People in Poverty at the University of California

Genocide forgotten: Armenians horrified by treaty with Turkey

Brutalizing Kids: Painful Lessons in the Pedagogy of School Violence

Cockeyed Economics

Middle Class Moms vs. the Banks

China Council for National Security Policy Studies, stated flatly that the time had come for the United States to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Video breaks: 'It's not a car, it's not a motorbike'

A Third Intifada?

Gore Vidal's United States of fury

But to take on the neo-classical truisms that hinder the ability of our government to implement policies which create full employment, universal health care, and genuine financial reform, we have to demonstrate a new way of thinking about modern monetary policy.

Dick Gephardt's Spectacular Sellout

Remembering Hinton's Fanshen

8 Years Later, No Democracy in Afghanistan

A financial revolution with profound political implications

Ryan Lizza Should Spend Less Time Humping Larry Summers' Leg and More Time Asking Hard Questions About Obama's Economic Policy

“Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.”

"They look at all their favourite movies, steal all the bits that are good, and change them a little to fool the public,

Unemployment Up, Wages Down (But the Banks Have Been Saved ... Sort Of)

Nine Congressional Republicans – including seven in the past week as the crisis heats up -- have now met with Roberto Micheletti, who took power after a military coup June 28.

Armed uprising during the 100th birthday party of the Mexican revolution?

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

Pretty bleak, right? Yet this scenario—of extended delays to see a doctor, of patients spilling over into emergency rooms,

Outside Looking In

Chavez nuclear gag riles the US

An American couple in Wisconsin who prayed rather than seeking medical care for their 11-year-old dying daughter

An ACORN Amendment for Pfizer

Leaked Paper on Iranian Nuke Based on Disputed Intel

The demise of the dollar

Dollar Hysteria

'Second Stonehenge' discovered near original

Welcome to the US Economy

Gracias a La Vida

How Israel Buried the UN's War Crime Probe

Spike Lee: 'Anyone who thinks we move in a post-racial society is someone who's been smoking crack

How the Feds Imprison the Innocent

Balderrama

Wall Street Titans Use Aliases to Foreclose on Families While Partnering With a Federal Agency

Lack of universal health care is a mass killer

Un triunfo del Tercer Mundo (A triumph of the Third World)

A triumph of the Third World

Si se calla el cantor

The Greatest Show on Earth, is intended to amass the scientific testimony for evolution in one place, answering creationist critics who say there is no evidence that evolution by natural selection has ever taken place. In person, Dawkins fails to live up to the "aggressive" label.

Neoliberalism As Water Balloon

Greek socialists claim victory in election

In a remote corner of China lies a tiny patch of Muslim freedom

My parents died due to lack of quality health care

Discrimination by Insurers Likely Even With Reform, Experts Say

The best case for a CFPA was made by those offering their reasons for opposing it.

Use unripe fruit in a zingy baked chicken or a spicy mixed tomato chutney

By 1947 the House Un-American Activities Committee had Eisler firmly in its sights, with Congressman Richard Nixon claiming Eisler’s to be the most important case before it.

Exposing How the Government Lied about National Security Letters and the Patriot Act

The sister of Roman Polanski's murdered first wife says he won't get a fair trial in the "broken" US justice system

Decreased Jobs and Hours Push Economy Back to 1997 Hours Level

Los Angeles, 2009: California may be the eighth largest economy in the world, but its state staff are being paid in IOUs, unemployment is at its highest in 70 years, and teachers are on hunger strike. So what has gone so catastrophically wrong?

The Security Service MI5 kept a secret file on Harold Wilson throughout his years as an MP and prime minister, it was disclosed today.

If people believe there is no better way, disenchantment with the existing capitalist system will breed nothing more than cynicism and a retreat to private spaces. In fact, that is the result purveyors of capitalism are banking on.

New Doubt Cast on U.S. Claim Qom Plant is Illicit

Triffin’s Dilemma

There's an argument that actually Gilliam remakes Alice in Wonderland every time. Parnassus is very much a trip through the looking glass.

US unemployment at 26-year high

Addendum: The Job Numbers for September

So the more pertinent question might be, “is democracy dying?”

Within a few weeks many of the Western media can be expected to turn on their propaganda machines to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989.

The Office and Extras creator's directorial debut is a high-concept movie that posits religion as a huge con.

La Jornada at 25

More Bad News From California The Audacity of Toyota

Judge Confirms an Innocent Man Tortured to Make False Confessions - A Truly Shocking Gitmo Story

Scientists: drug treatment does work

Washington Post Worries About World’s Wealthiest People So You Don’t Have To

Revealed: millions spent by lobby firms fighting Obama health reforms Six lobbyists for every member of Congress as healthcare industry heaps cash on politicians to water down legislation

Why You Should Boycott Hyatt Hotels

60 years on: A red-letter day for Communism

We’re Not the Only State with a Budget Crisis…

The Powell Memo and the Teaching Machines of Right-Wing Extremists

Why the Public Option Is Central to Health Care Reform

Mother Speaks Out on Insurance Giant CIGNA’s Denial of Healthcare to Cancer-Stricken Twin Daughters

About fifty years ago, the maverick sociologist C Wright Mills warned of a “power elite” coming to dominate public life.

Good old Al Gore’s gonna get those rooftops white, no matter.

Google working on "smart" plug-in hybrid charging

Clinton's Coup Continues

Mao's China at 60 - “We got our freedom,” she replied immediately.

60th Anniversary for PRC

Iran's Nuclear Plant and the Goldstone Report The Big Diversion

Save the University: A teach-in on the UC Crisis

Fabricating a Case Against Iran - Another War in the Works

Save the University: Ananya Roy

The Qom Site U.S. Story on Iran - Nuke Facility Doesn't Add Up

Look Out Below! They Call This Season 'Fall' for a Reason

Save the University: Wendy Brown

A Neoliberal Hijacking

Save the University: Robert Reich

Vigils for peace - Eight years is enough! (more then enough!!!!)

The Google Matrix - On Palestinian Civil Disobedience

Sixty-eight straight years of war emergency powers (1941–2009) have made the abnormal normal, and constitutional diminishment the settled order.

University of California Workers Strike as Faculty, Students Boycott Classes

Reprise: SF City Hall Healthcare Rally September 2, 2009

The Word - Blackwashing

How "White Magic" Makes the Ism of Race Disappear

University of California campuses erupt into protest

Ending Minority Rule in California: One Sentence Can Do It

Two generations ago cupidity was thought bad and bonuses didn't exist. In the last generation, all that altered. As the G20 meets, our writer considers how Britain has changed and asks whether we are now moving to a new age of restraint

Exposure to sun 'may help people with cancer survive'

"Lies are often much more plausible, more appealing to reason, than reality, since the liar has the great advantage of knowing beforehand what the audience wishes or expects to hear."

The Torture Memos: The Case Against the Lawyers

The Terrified Seven CIA - Torturers Running Scared

The Crime Scene They Call "Health Care" - Why Your Doctor May Have PTSD

Sliming Goldstone and His Report

The atomic bomb would never have been dropped and the war in Iraq would never have happened without the complicity of the American people.

Dozens of ships, reportedly carrying cargos of what could be thousands of barrels of radioactive and toxic wastes have been intentionally sunk off the shores of Italy, Spain, Greece and as far away as Africa and Asia,

It would be quite hard to sink the Goldstone Report.

Sorry, But It's Still Doom and Gloom All the Way to the Horizon: The Post-Bubble Malaise

American Casino documentary film trailer

But the Supreme Court did not bother to listen.

The Fault is Not in Our Stars - Torture and Accountability

Dastardly racism, says Jimmy Carter over 'You lie' outburst at Obama

Folk singer Pete Seeger wows crowd at the Redwoods in Mill Valley

America's New War on The Other Americans - US Plans for New Bases in Colombia

First Do No Harm ... to the Shareholders - The Patient as Profit Center

MG Rover: how the Phoenix Four hit the jackpot

SF City Hall Healthcare Rally Septemeber 2, 2009

September 11, 1973 "My words do not have bitterness but disappointment." He refused to resign. "I will pay for loyalty to the people with my life. And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever." - Salvador Allende

Living in a Culture of Cruelty: Democracy as Spectacle

The Quiet Giant, The Wye Oak

Looks Great, Less Filling

The placebo effect: when we believe it, it is true

Co-ops Superior to Corporations

"I see people dying at least monthly because we have been unable to get them what they needed." - Dying for affordable healthcare — the uninsured speak

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine

American Justice is Truly Sick

How to cope with flu pandemics

Why these deaths hit home as hard as the Somme

In praise of tea, the brew that powered Britain for centuries

“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place”

Hollywood rediscovers rum, music and the magic of Havana

Lessons in justice and fairness from a no-nonsense historian

Heralded by the Supreme Court as Fair, Vast Private Judicial System Exposed as Fraud Judicial Apartheid

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine

An Interview With Gary Snyder - Walking Mount Tam

“The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom” Bertolt Brecht

“Hollywood isn’t so much a place, as a state of mindlessness” —John Gregory Dunne

The Annual Trailer

The words of God do not justify cruelty to women Discrimination and abuse wrongly backed by doctrine are damaging society, argues the former US president

“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”- Bertolt Brecht.

Scientists have found an anti-ageing drug that works on mice – and could do the same for humans

"Everyone of them knew that as time went by they'd get a little bit older and a litter slower but..."

The Patriot's Guide to Legalization

Off Dead Center: William Appleman Williams

The Salmon Mousse

Christmas In Heaven

This Land Is Your Land

Untold Truths About the American Revolution

The meaning of life

We Are Most Free When We Are Most Bound to Others - Beyond Independence

The Color of the Race Problem Is White

The library that never closes: The Open Library hopes to unite the net and the printed word by creating a web page for every book. Bobbie Johnson talks to the audacious project's leader

“…most people want to believe that they live in a fair world. They therefore adopt "cognitive coping strategies" that justify existing inequalities.” - Fabian research director Tim Horton

Tony Benn talks about democracy from the movie - Sicko

The Triumph of Williams's 'Tragedy'

Helen Yaffe explores impact of Che Guevara as an economist and politician

Honoring Dr. Linda Farley, Advocate for Single-Payer

Happiness seems to go hand in glove with our willingness to live with mediocrity – Dr. Zimmerman Robert

The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine (1794)

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.

Bring On The Lucie

"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

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

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

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

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

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

Corner Store - The Film

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

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."

Begged, Borrowed & Stolen: The Socha Film Project

Forty-Eight: The Movie about Katherine Bruens

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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