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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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Happy Xmas

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

Jobs Now!

"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." - Bertrand Russell

John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

Happy Xmas 2009

"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

It's a Public Benefit

Biographies of William Morris (1834-96)

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

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

Universal Healthcare

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.

Universal Healthcare

"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

Credit Machines

~ 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

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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Universal Healthcare 

America is gangsterism for the private profit of the few.-Vanessa Redgrave

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Courage to Resist

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

That's Neoliberalism in a nutshell and, apparently, Obama's economic dogma.

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw

Washington Post Joins With Peter Peterson, Ends Pretense of Being a Serious Newspaper

Extraordinarily, the US is making exactly the same mistake as in Iraq and Afghanistan

Getting there would require leadership in the Senate with the strength of character, intellect, and will to impose higher standards of conduct. It would also require a public, especially journalists, willing to exercise the same. Good luck to us on that.

Kidnapping was precisely targeted to secure freedom of Iranian-backed militants

Roger Waters Speaks Out in Support of Gaza Freedom March, Blasts Israeli-Egyptian “Siege” of Gaza

'Light emitting wallpaper' could replace bulbs

Dennis Brutus, 1924 - 2009 The Man Who Would Reclaim Sports

Moratorium - MORTGAGE RELIEF LEGISLATION

The Poetic Justice of Dennis Brutus

Not Just Paranoia - Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?

“Christmas Presents for Bankers”

Mr. President, How Long Shall We Have To Wait?

“Gaza: One Year Later”

The ACLU has already called for the appointment of a U.S. special prosecutor to investigate “torture under the Bush administration.”

White makes right?

House Prices Will Fall More: There Is Historical Data

January signals not only the arrival of a new year – for many, it will also open another chapter of obsessive diary-writing. What drives these solitary scribblers?

If It Was Wrong Under Bush, It's Wrong Under Obama - Don't Apologize for Democrats

Priest pelted with pasta after shoplifting remarks

I don't fear death, I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice ... I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring."- Malalai Joya

Consumer Confidence: Current Conditions Matter

Why did no imams plead for Akmal Shaikh's life to be spared?

Who is the Ideal Labor Leader?

Amid dark times, meet the most inspiring people of 2009

Don’t Let Congress Run Over Women’s Health. The Choice is Yours. Take Action Now!

The government of Canada has used strong-arm tactics to shut down two parody websites criticizing Canada's poor environmental policy, taking down 4500 other websites in the process.

Washington has quietly been supplying military equipment, intelligence and training to Yemeni forces

US Wars Fuel Domestic Terror

Nohl claims that armed with the code, which has been published online, and a laptop with two network cards, an eavesdropper could be recording phone calls within 15 minutes.

Anti-Mining Activists Killed in El Salvador

Taser ruling sets standards for police, claims

Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?

Scientists discover antibody that kills prostate cancer

The Iranian Nuke Forgeries

Shoring Up Medicare and Reducing the Budget Deficit Is Not Double-Counting

Sheep farmers still stuck under a Chernobyl cloud

Dennis Brutus (1924-2009): South African Poet and Activist Dies in Cape Town

Share the Land

Decriminalize Political Speech

Evangelistic Predator?

Marianne Maeckelbergh argues that one of the global justice movement’s key innovations has been its approach to democratic decision-making

The silent cleric who holds the key to Iran's future

Democracy Now! television program for Thursday, May 27, 2004 - Remembering David Dellinger

A Lesson Too Long Unlearned

Scientists have discovered why a protein that suppresses the growth of the disease in some patients causes it to spread in others

Indeed, to silence free speech is a form of terrorism, an act of violence against independent thought.

Ordinary People Telling Their Stories to Each Other

On Seeing “Invictus” the Weekend Dennis Brutus Died

Eyes on Yemen

The beauty of the golden ratio, surely, lies in the discovery of harmony in imbalance – that is, it's not a symmetrical division, it's not 1+1, but a bit more interesting and lively.

2009: The Year Wall Street Bounced Back and Main Street Got Shafted

Israel's recent wave of repression led to arrest of Jamal Juma', coordinator of Stop the Wall Campaign.

Cast Lead II

High Fidelity by Elvis Costello

Looking Back at the Decade That Was

Dennis Vincent Brutus, 1924-2009

"Man's life is but the morning dew, past days many, future ones few." - Cao Cao, Emperor Wu of Wei

Inventing Budget Crises: Standard Practice at the Washington Post

StoryCorps: National Social History Project Records Ordinary People Telling Their Stories to Each Other

The Gift Nobody Wanted - It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Looking Back at the Year That Was

Christmas In Washington

Tell the Post, Retail Sales Are Normal, Not Depressed

Whats So Funny About Peace Love & Understanding

Where the Holidays are a Cruel Hoax

A Devout Memory of Adolf Eichmann

Computers have transformed the accuracy of Kenya's weather forecasts – and the fortunes of those who rely on them.

Who Will Pay For the Economic Collapse?

Reclaiming Public Values in the Age of Casino Capitalism

Aha! Activism = self-expression; organizing = movement-building

In Ypres I suddenly realised what this war has been about

“Carved in stone on the grave of Second Lieutenant Arthur Conway Young, who died on 16 August, 1917. 'Sacrifice to the fallacy that war can end war,' his family had inscribed on his last resting place.” - R.Fisk

The Noughties proved it: the American Left is dead

Surfeit begets insolence, when prosperity comes to a bad man. Theognis, c. 545b.c.

With a tape of the hour-long session from Second City, I just watched as Colbert explained the creation of the "well-intentioned idiot" he portrays.

Happy New Year 2010Vitamin C 'could boost stem cell generation'

Christmas Eve Freedom Fighters

A "humongous" and deadly winter storm is spreading across the US Midwest, with freezing rain and heavy snow causing road and air transport chaos.

Union Song (Live)

Vice President Joe Biden presided as 58 Democrats and two independents voted "yes." Republicans unanimously voted "no."

Can We Get the Nationalistic Jingoism Out of the Budget Debate?

"If you take a step towards freedom - It'll take two steps towards you" - Tom Morello

Union Song

The Nation: Immigration Agents Holding US Residents in Unlisted, Unmarked Facilities

There's a good reason why climate naysayers are failing

The American War Gobbledygook

Helen Caldicott Slams Environmental Groups on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions

Obama, Progressives and the Press

Breaking Palestine's Peaceful Protests

Dopey dopey dopey…

Misterioso

The Man Who Never Died

Can we imagine a society where interest and profit do not exist?

Report: Obama Ordered US Military Strike on Yemen

The Afghan Escalation and Women's Rights

Obama Double-Crossed Progressives on Health Care

A Party of Lemmings - Beware the Progressive Democrat

Insurance Mandate for Individuals

Rare bird species seeing a revival

Bernanke and the Corruption of Washington Culture

Another Front Page Washington Post Editorial on the Deficit

Survey finds state is the least happy place in America, with hurricane-ravaged Louisiana coming in as happiest

Colombia to build new military base on Venezuelan border

Peace Activists to Set Up Encampment in Washington

Scrubby oak lauded as oldest known living organism

Study Confirms "Revolving Door" Between Capitol Hill Staffers and Healthcare Lobbyists

Other fathers shouldn’t have their sons die in unnecessary wars

Hell No, We Won't Go ... Again

The pandemic that never quite arrived

Sanders Strengthens Senate Health Bill

This lack is due more to his personality than to his character.

If you think we can ignore these linguistic crimes, think again

For Obama, No Opportunity Too Big To Blow

Luis Fernando Cuellar, the governor of Caqueta, was seized from his house in the provincial capital, Florencia.

Winter solstice attracts more than just druids to Stonehenge

Stem cells grown on a special membrane were used to treat the patient and seven others with sight loss

US spy plane violated Venezuela's airspace

A Grave Breach of the Geneva Conventions - Why the Af/Pak War is Illegal

No es verdad?

Anger as Pius moves closer to sainthood

Dean hopes health bill can be fixed after Senate vote

Brace Yourself for a Hard Landing - Bernanke Tightens the Noose

Snow in the US and Europe 21 Pictures

Scientists crack gene code of common cancers

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold in Support of the Senate Health Care Bill

Israel admits harvesting Palestinian organs

A Who Done It - The Medicare Murder Mystery

A Socratic Dialogue on Senate Sausage Grinding

Italian town where a White Christmas is a police matter

The Insidious Myth Of The Progressive “Bill Killers”

We can wait no longer to restart the peace process. The human suffering demands urgent relief

Bolivia's Parched Future

Failed Bank List

Peter Watts at US Border

The Transition movement, which aims to move us ‘from oil dependency to local resilience,’ using the power of community

Happy Xmas War is Over 2009

Apparently they either lacked arithmetic skills or the willingness to act based on the implications of this arithmetic. It is not clear what the Post's problem is.

Bordering on the Ridiculous

Taxpayers Lose in Citi's Payback Plan

Rage Against the Machine take Christmas No.1 slot

The Unpardonable Lenny Bruce

This is a clip from Lenny Bruce's second to last performance

INSIDE WASHINGTON: An anti-whistleblower culture

Obama's Af-Pak War Is Illegal

In short, there is a simple mechanism to reduce the misery associated with the downturn, if those who make economic policy are prepared to take it

Now Tom said "Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw

Olaf Otto Becker: Greenland Melting

Proposed home health care cuts will have a negative impact on people like me

There's No Place Like Home

Almost Year One

A Master of Disaster

Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac TARP by Another Name?

Former UN envoy blasts new Hamid Karzai cabinet as 'corrupt'

Year 1431: Off to a Rocky Start

Capitalism's Double Bind: A Statement on My Activities in Kurdistan

Farmers and other rural residents are severely limited in their access to health care.

The politicians have chosen low taxes and oil money today over survival tomorrow

From Hope to Cynicism - It Takes a Conscience

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” - William O. Douglas

The role of junk bonds in financing charter school ‘start-ups’ came to light in Minnesota in November of this year

Slouching Toward Health Care Reform

Green Mountain Mustering for the War at Home or Abroad?

As Copenhagen Summit Closes, Obama Maintains Widely Criticized US Position on Emissions Cuts, Climate Aid

The US Currently Has 189,000 Personnel in Afghanistan - Stunning Statistics About the War That Everyone Should Know

Obama at Copenhagen

Turning Tricks, Cashing In on Fear

Union leaders reacted with fury to the ruling, which they described as a "disgraceful day for democracy", but BA executives were exultant at winning a postponement, at least, of industrial action until after the lucrative Christmas and New Year period.

Political Clown Throws in the Towel - Tragicomedy in Ixtapalapa

There seems to be no end to the versatility of the parsnip. What's your favourite recipe?

An Interview With Eva Golinger - Chavez's Venezuela

General Motors announces closure of 52-year-old Swedish carmaker after collapse of negotiations with Stryker

The injunction banning British Airways cabin crew from striking exploits anti-union law and will only ensure the dispute drags on

Public Housing and the American Dream

Thom Yorke: 'I want to be here saying No'

Has a key breakthrough been made in the search for a cure for cancer?

Elliott Abrams and 'Neocon-ing' Obama

As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations

My defense: I was a soldier. I saw the end of a conscientious day's effort.

From Nicaea to Copenhagen

Lobbyist Lanny Davis Won't Say Who's Paying Him

An amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill introduced by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), which would allow rape victims employed by defense contractors to have their day in court, has made it through conference committee and into the final version of the bill.

What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

One as to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.

Yankee Go HomeCIA working with Palestinian security agents

Sex Worker’s Rights are Worker’s Rights

Hunt may well be over for mysterious and invisible substance that accounts for three-quarters of mass of universe

The Climate Traitors - Green Market Punks

Yankee Go Home

“A Naked Form of Blackmail”: Naomi Klein on Secretary of State Clinton’s Proposal to Set Up $100 Billion Climate Aid Fund for Developing Countries

The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism

Suffer Little Children

"Empire State of Mind (Part II)"

Fairtrade has transformed the lives of banana farmers and their families

Here’s how it works. In the past two years, states have been overwhelmed with unemployment claims. Always eager to serve, America’s banks offered a deal the states couldn’t refuse.

U S Senate: Bernie Sanders speech on the floor about Single Payer

"I've always been politically minded, you know, and against the status quo. It's pretty basic when you're brought up, like I was, to hate and fear the police as a natural enemy and to despise the army as something that takes everybody away and leaves them dead somewhere."

Bolivian President Evo Morales: “Shameful” for West to Spend Trillions on War and Only $10 Billion for Climate Change

Feeding the 5,000Voluteers from environmental charities use food that would otherwise have gone to waste to feed thousands of people in central London

Correction: No Evidence Tying 8 to Damage at UC Protest

First cancer genome sequences reveal how mutations lead to disease

Science Fiction writer Peter Watts beaten up and arrested by US border guards

"If it's black prostitutes, you're talking about marginalized people. It doesn't even get the attention locally."

The impunity of Israel and its allies will carry a price

British court issued Gaza arrest warrant for former Israeli minister Tzipi Livni

Hundreds of campaigners staged protests inside and outside the UN climate talks today as security was ramped up for the arrival of world leaders for the closing days of the negotiations.

Niccolo Maichiaville the American “the candidate of change,”

Bolivia's Next Steps

If anyone can stand up to the IMF, these stalwart European warriors can.

'We're Not Entitled to Our Own Facts'

When in Doubt, Just Blame the Teachers - Education's Dismal Cycle

“We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.” —W.H. Auden

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"

Our National Security

Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel

They've ensured the corporate lobbyists punching holes in the deal are shamed

"Ain't I a Woman?"

The administration of indiscriminate institutional violence toward students, faculty and workers...

Italian student tells of arrest while filming for fun

Langston Hughes' "Ballad of Roosevelt"

Resistance in Bethlehem's Villages

Elegant Theories That Didn't Work - The Problem with Paul Samuelson

We want to thank each and every one of you for your dedication and participation in AFSC Wage Peace activities.

The Sham Elections in Honduras

Can Obama Face the 'Unspeakable'?

Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Cleaners 'worth more to society' than bankers - study

Ken Loach wins lifetime achievement honour at European film awards

Less Than Citizens (Part One & Two).pdf

The People Speak

Less Than Citizens (Part Two): Occupation Wars and Rights

We must lay down axes, pick up our shovels, and get tree-planting

A Just Cause ≠ A Just War

Open Letter From a Concerned Student

Copenhagen a failure before it starts

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello - Ghost of Tom Joad

An injury to one is an injury to all

Madoff's Verdant Suckers

Cuba's other revolution is green, not red

“I hold the view that before Obama completes his term, there will be from six to eight right-wing governments in Latin America that will be allies of the empire." -- Fidel Castro.

Ersatz Economy

We Need to Embarrass Ourselves - Cindy Sheehan's Lesson

There is probably no better source on Gates' lack of veracity than Lawrence E. Walsh, the independent counsel in the Iran-contra investigation.

Five years ago, a tragedy occurred in American journalism: Investigative reporter Gary Webb

Interview with Bolivian Climate Change Ambassador

Naomi Klein and Martin Khor on the Growing North-South Divide in Copenhagen over Kyoto, Climate Debt and Emission Targets

"Knowing history is less about understanding the past than changing the future."

TARIQ ALI: “Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome"

Dear Barack, Spare Me Your E-Mails

"The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves" -. Eric Hoffer

"Our lives are worth more than their profits" - Olivier Besancenot..

A "consensual hallucination", where we pretend we are together, when in reality we are alone

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. --William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

The Battle of Orgreave

Mike Figgis Creates Short Films Inspired by Liverpudlians' Reactions to Art from the Tate Collection

"Our for-profit health care system makes money off of death, the same way our arms merchants make money off of death. - Chris Hedges

“The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther”

But the paradox of public transport, of course, is that the better it does its job, the less "efficient" it may be. - Tony Judt

Climate change special: Twelve days to save the world

Post Office 'people's bank' plan targets poorer households

Corner Store - Introduction

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." -Woody Allen

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. Henry David Thoreau

Casualty of War : The Case of Lynn Stewart

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.” - Thomas Pynchon

If each liberal "special interest" group is actually just in it alone, what's the point of a common ideology?

Leonard Peltier Peace Island

Timely, Safe and Legal

“I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong…they never called me nigger. You want me to do what the white man says and go fight a war against some people I don’t know nothing about--get some freedom for some other people when my own people can’t get theirs?” - Muhammad Ali

US builds up its bases in oil-rich South America as it prepares for war.
From the Caribbean to Brazil, political opposition to US plans for 'full-spectrum operations' is escalating rapidly

The right to a great public education

George Lakoff Proposes Majority Rule

Nelson Mandela on Fidel Castro

“The great ethical principle enunciated by Immanuel Kant, that other people should always be treated as ends in themselves, never as means to further ends.” A C Grayling

"After the first death, there is no other." - Dylan Thomas

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. - John Cage

"If people really knew [the truth], the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don't know and they can't know."- British Prime Minister David Lloyd George

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." — Voltaire

People liberate themselves

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

Why Someone Else Can't Do It For Us

"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

Gore Vidal's United States of fury

“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

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.

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

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

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”

Lessons in justice and fairness from a no-nonsense historian

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..."

Off Dead Center: William Appleman Williams

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

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

The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine (1794)

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!

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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