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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)

"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


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

For what I am about to receive, may I make myself truly thankful

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

Universal Healthcare


"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

Universal Healthcare

“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 will 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

~ The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life out of them, molding them into money. Rabindranath Tagore

Stop The Killing Now

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed ~ Gandhi

“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

Universal Healthcare

“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



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


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


“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


"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


Universal Healthcare 

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


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

John Lennon's days in the life

The Crisis of the Public University: Ariel Boone, ASUC Senator and Cal Berkeley Democrat - Let Right Be Done!

"Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror"

Obama Scores Regional Points with Zelaya's Return

Drugs adviser quits over David Nutt cannabis row

Six drugs service scientists may resign over sacking of chairman

Yet across the rural West the Great Depression is less a historical event than a permanent condition, which existed before the 1930s and is still there now

Why I'm on strike today
Posties and the service we provide are being sacrificed on the altar of profit. We're fighting back

Real unemployment is hitting 20% - that’s one out of five working-age Americans.

The heart of India is under attack

The epidemic of violence against women is a public scourge, but respecting survivors' wishes must be paramount.

Sacked – for telling the truth about drugs

Confroningt the fact that our criminal justice system would not be tolerable to the majority if its impact were felt more broadly by the general population, and not concentrated on the most deprived among us.

Stop the vendetta against ACORN

Dumb and Dumber on Stimulus Jobs

Sacked drugs adviser accuses Gordon Brown of meddling in cannabis decision

It's time to plant new seeds in different ground.

Honduran coup leaders agree to restore ousted president to power

Learn to navigate the night sky

How we experience the world shapes how we behave in the world

Drug adviser sacked over LSD claims

This nonsense, grounded in ignorance and discredited nineteenth-century bromides, is a recipe for continuing the economy's downward spiral and could prove poisonous for the country.

The week in wildlife (14 pictures)

New wave of mail strikes announced

Nothing Succeeds Like Failure The Cuban Embargo

Colombia agrees deal to step up US military presence

Postal strikes union calls two more 24-hour walkouts

“500 million gallons of toxic coal ash into the Tennessee River”

Canada sets aside its boreal forest as giant carbon vault

Happy Halloween 2009

As security worsens in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it is clear that al-Qaeda and its Taliban allies outwitted President George W. Bush and his neoconservative advisers

Tories plan to sell off all of strike-hit Royal Mail

Criticism of Israel

Nativism Versus Security

Lieberman's Filibuster Announcement

Ten spooky places to scare yourself

Is the Recession Over? Author, Democratic Senate Hopeful Jonathan Tasini on “The Audacity of Greed: Free Markets, Corporate Thieves and the Looting of America”

The USS Liberty Affair and the Problem of Truth in History

Building Understanding: Epitaph for a Warehouse

Colbert: Joe Lieberman is a true independent

Can Ignorance and Arrogance Win Hearts and Minds?

America's Longest Wars

Brought to You by the CIA America's Drug Crisis

A massive gamma-ray burst 13 billion light years away has thrown new light on the early years of the Universe

The guessing game

A car bomb ripped through a crowded market killing 87 people in Pakistan's city of Peshawar today, just hours after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived

Murdering Journalists in Mexico Three Years Later, Brad Will is Still Dead

Anger, At Last

How to Reduce Unemployment, Rebuild the Middle Class and Free Ourselves From Wall Street

Copper clue may solve mystery of doomed Victorian Arctic expedition

US drone strikes break international law

Accountancy Shanty

Hotel Workers and the Law of Momentum San Francisco Braces for a Major Labor Dispute

Empire or Humanity?

Honduras's 'Bloodless Coup': What You're Not Seeing on TV

Keesling had killed himself. He was just one in what is turning out to be a record year for suicides in the U.S. military.

NYT Drags German Miracle Through the Mud

British Government seeks to hide its incompetence and its crimes against humanity behind closed doors

The NYT Has a Problem With Contracts, or at Least Union Contracts

Progressives Successfully Pressure Reid on Public Option

New Reports Demolish Justifications for Ouster of Zelaya - Honduran Coup Myths Dispelled

Further Reflections on the Crisis and How to Solve It How You Can Save Pacifica

Beirut's history can't be reduced to a mere 'heritage trail'

Brought Peace

Fossilised skull of 'sea monster' pliosaur found on Dorset coast

The meaning of life

The security of our policy makers in doubt after Iraq bombings

Bring On The Lucie

Devastating twin car bombings wreaked carnage in the heart of Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 147 people and injuring 520 others in the deadliest attack in the country in two years.

Showdown in Chicago: Protesters Greet American Bankers Association Conference

The Post Is Upset: If Only Public Plan Advocates Had Supported Single Payer, then the Post Could Have Ignored Them

Israel accused of denying Palestinians access to water
Up to 200,000 families have no running water, damning Amnesty report says

Minnesota judge: CIA ‘probably misled’ panel he led on JFK assassination

"Say what you like about servicemen amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan, but we're going to have a f-----g good Paralympic team in 2012."

Chainsaw death was 'carefully thought through suicide'

The Tide Is Turning on Healthcare Reform

A Tsunami Called Goldstone

Stop the fat-cat bonuses! George Soros turns on the bankers

Wis. man gets 90 days in jail for $50 million fire

Judge Refuses to Dismiss War Crimes Case Against Blackwater

For-profit providers: Wall Street wants your kids

A serving soldier today accused the government of abusing the trust of the army and serving soldiers by continuing military action in Afghanistan.

Saada Under Siege

Scientists study possible health benefits of LSD and ecstacy

Bring back the guillotine for Goldman Sachs & Co!

There, that’s a splendid nose

Poll shows public supports strikers in postal dispute

Damn Near Dead at Yale

Why do we wear a poppy?

Latin America’s second political and military coup d’état of the 21st century took place in the small and largely invisible ‘Banana Republic’ of Honduras in June 2009.

Michael Green is the new Lucasian chair of mathematics at Cambridge –

Challenging the Dollar Dictatorship

Nick Griffin on primetime TV is a political advance for the BNP and a great disservice to Britain's anti-racist, democratic majority

Does banker pay matter?

The CIA isn’t very good at doing what it’s supposed to do.

Gainful Employment

30 million letters delayed by strike

Palestine in Pieces

The term 'Renaissance man' could have been invented for him. So why, after a long and illustrious career, is Jonathan Miller so gloomy?

Fidel on Obama and Consumerism

Longest recession on record grips UK

A people's history of the internet: from Arpanet in 1969 to today

Postal dispute widens – with more strikes on the way

BYD says that its new E6 electric car due out before the end of the year will do 250 miles (400km) on a single charge.

The damage to US credibility may not be clearly perceived by many Americans because the big corporate media do not allow them to ascertain it.

Reclaiming our food system

Why Wall Street Reform is Stuck in Reverse

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


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.”

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

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

Essay response: How not to understand Islamist politics

Red Shi’ism, Iran and the Islamist revolution

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.”

El Salvador gets 1st Cuban ambassador since 1960s

Why Someone Else Can't Do It For Us

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

Memo to Investigators: Dig Deep

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.

"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

Corner Store Media: Work from a feature film in progress

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

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.

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

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

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


Lack of universal health care is a mass killer

Neoliberalism As Water Balloon

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.

Triffin’s Dilemma

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.

Scientists: drug treatment does work

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

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

How "White Magic" Makes the Ism of Race Disappear

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.

American Casino documentary film trailer

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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