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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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War Is Over (If You Want It)

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

There's No Place Like Home

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

John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

Don't Deploy

"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"

Some hours of work

"Let's just speak of using the incredible wealth of the earth for human beings, Give people what they need: food, medicine, clean air, pure water, trees and grass, pleasant homes to live in, some hours of work, more hours of leisure."- Howard Zinn from 'Marx in Soho'

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

Stop The Killing Now

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

Yankee Go Home!

“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

 

Renounce War

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

 

Give Peace A Chance

"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

War Is Over 2010

~ 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

Universal Healthcare

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 2010

“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

Universal Healthcare 2010

“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

Don't Deploy

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

Give Peace A  Chance

‘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

Soldiers, Don't Deploy

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

An Infinite Succession of Presents

“Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.” - Howard Zinn

Soldier, We Love You

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

Climate Scientist: Record-Setting Mid-Atlantic Snowfall Linked to Global Warming

New Economics at the NYT

Assassination, Inc. - Government of Lawyers Spit on Law

The future left: red, green and republican?

Why Do Terrorists Keeping Picking on the United States? That Which Can Not be Spoken

David Ignatius: Mervyn King Is Not Only an Incompetent Central Banker, He Also is a Bad Teacher

To ask which is the “real” Obama is to drift towards the illusion of thinking there is one

The Taliban Isolated Bin Laden

Up to 40,000 civilians 'died in Sri Lanka offensive'

Is President Obama Opposed to Workers Saving for Retirement?

Skewing the Himalayan Revolution

How Facebook 'night of mayhem' lived up to its Park Lane billing

Army Used to Deport Anti-Wall Activists Israel's War on Protest

Forgiveness for Haiti? We should be begging theirs

While President Obama has taken to making obsequious comments about the CEOs of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, and how he doesn’t “begrudge” them their enormous winnings, Wall Street has been hard at work doing what it does best: impoverishing people.

Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

The High Priests of Fiscal Rectitude Win Again - Greece Signs Its National Suicide Pact

Cracks appear in Europe's response to Greek crisis

"The police response is what made it get out hand," he said.

Student Handcuffed for English-Arabic Flashcards Sues TSA, FBI

The Script Calls for Victory, No Matter What The Battle for Marjah

Franco-German bailout of Athens expected to avert euro collapse

When Snow Melts: Vancouver’s Olympic Crackdown

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Serve

Cable Comcast: Al Franken Says Hell No on the NBC Takeover

State of denial: Robert Fisk searches for peace in Israel

Binyam Mohamed case shows MI5 to be devious, dishonest and complicit in torture

Newly released images from 9/11 (11 pictures)

EU President's secret bid for economic power

Actor, Activist Danny Glover: Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide “Mystified” at US Resistance to His Return

Keeping the Lid: On Haiti, Aristide and Ideology

They are threatened with drowning by the Egyptians and punitively taxed by Hamas. Our correspondent meets the Palestinian smugglers bringing oranges, car batteries and bottle tops to a territory under siege

Clear evidence that President Kennedy was hit twice in the head - once from the rear and once from the front.  

Aerial photographs released of Twin Towers' collapse

A Dagger in the Heart of Labor - Congress Nixes Becker

Scientists have reconstructed the genome of an ancient human called Inuk from hair preserved in permafrost for 4,000 years

Making a Killing on Student Loans

Anyone Could be Nex:t The U.S. is Now a Police State

Olympic Resistance Movement described as the overall militarization of Vancouver, an encroaching police and surveillance state.

Greece hit by nationwide strike over austerity measures

Feminists and politicians protest after anti-capitalist Olivier Besancenot fields Muslim woman who covers her hair

Greeks protest as government slashes public spending

Hospitals feel strain from large number of troops being injured in Afghanistan.

Five Year Anniversary of The Wily Python Show on February 9, 2010

It's a war against workers: Obama's "Change" Drops Its Mask The - Democrats are Coming After Social Security

What the Iconic Labor Battle at Hugo Boss Means for Our Economic Future

Trim your tummy: Middle management

Wall Street's Killer Instinct Spells Death Knell for Jobs

Inside Pakistan: The Discreet Unveiling of a Covert War

No Conflict of Interest ... With the Conventional Wisdom

Here's looking at dew: spiders snare water from the air

The Spisak Precedent: Mumia Abu-Jamal's Case Stuck in Limbo

The Cruel Insanity of Obama's Agriculture Export Plan

Snow storm strikes Washington DC (16 pictures)

Five killed in Connecticut power plant explosion

Amphibious buses could soon be replacing ferries at one crossing point on the river Clyde

These defenders to the end of all Israeli actions knowingly mix politics and race

The CIA sat by as the Peruvian air force shot down a plane carrying a family of American missionaries, according to dramatic surveillance footage obtained by ABC News.

ExxonMobil cash supported concerted campaign to undermine case for man-made warming

Annals of Liberation: Obama Surge Driving Thousands From Their Homes

Hitchens Has No Clothes: A response to ‘Vidal Loco’

Choosing death means mimicking Colorado Springs—a Republican red tattoo on Colorado’s purple heart.

How the unions and the left can save our public services

The presence of the Palestinian in the Israeli painter's eye

Never-before-seen video of the Challenger space shuttle disaster has surfaced after almost a quarter-century locked away in a Florida basement.

Like Blair, this inquiry is imperialist. Dusky natives have no voice or representation

Top 10 Problems With America Assassinating Americans

40-Year Deception Exposed - Israel Stole $2 Billion From Palestinian Workers

The eurozone faces its most difficult test yet

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

Consolidating the Coup in Honduras

Downhill From Greensboro: the Left, 1960-2010

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

CIA botched anti-drug operation that led to death of American woman and baby in 2001

Who's Killing Financial Reform?

Master of Treachery: Kissinger on Iraq

Dave Zirin on Super Bowl Fever in New Orleans and the Militarization of Sport’s Biggest Spectacle

Recall Notices

Theatre in the shadow of the Palestinian Nakba

There's real hope from Haiti and it's not what you expect

See more pictures from Haiti on Flickr.

UK banks exposed to struggling European economies

Ethan Bronner's Conflict With Impartiality

Blair 'should read more Dostoevsky'

Rep. Paul Ryan is out there on his own with a budget blueprint that cuts the deficit by slashing Social Security and Medicare benefits and by creating private accounts and a voucher system.

Beware the Iron Wall, the Coming War - Will Israel Target Gaza or Lebanon First?

President Obama has made a trademark of calling for openness and transparency in government.

Afraid to Join the Union - Black Lung Rising

'Corner Store': From mini-mart to the Mideast

Keep What You Have, But Leave the Rest

Hollywouldn't

Blame Cash Crop Commercialization - India's Farm Suicides: a 12-Year Saga

Given the extreme sensitivity within the Pakistani government, the Pakistani army and the public in general about any US boots on the ground, the unit has adopted the "training the trainers" model.

Master of Treachery - Kissinger on Iraq

This explains why so many people in top positions don't know third grade arithmetic.

The Pentagon Goes Intellectually AWOL

The Foundry pub and art venue (11 pictures)

Roadblocks on the Way to Recovery

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

For millions of Americans with 'underwater' mortgages, sending the keys back to the bank could be the cheapest option

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

Beloved centre of London's alternative art scene for a decade is set for demolition, but six-metre Banksy mural to be preserved

Howard Zinn: Historian of the Human Spirit

A Review of Shahid Alam's "Israeli Exceptionalism"

Winter Olympics on slippery slope after Vancouver crackdown on homeless Canada's £3.5bn 2010 winter games have triggered a cruel cleanup, critics claim

Instead, the public is provided with spin about recovery and with higher spending on pointless wars that are hastening America’s economic and financial ruin.

Do not adjust your sets: solar storms could cause blackouts at Olympics

Who's Who in Mexico's Narco Wars?

The Government Spends $100 on the Rich for Every Dollar It Spends on the Poor

Our Incredible Shrinking Democracy

Budgets, War and Blind Ambition: The Limited Minds of the American Elite

Reign of Moloch

The Road to Debt Peonage: The Bernanke Disaster

Okay, I don't know if the Post really has a record, but they do continue to misinform readers by referring to this year's budget deficit as a "record."

Cop Watch Guerrilla Video Primer

How Secret Becomes Special

Arab Politicians Face Tide of Persecution

Israel feels under siege. Like a victim. An underdog

Will Obama Guarantee a New Nuclear Reactor War?

The joys of solitude

Staying When They Tell You to Leave

The Modern Media and Haiti - Universal Disorientation

Liquid glass sounds like the stuff of sci-fi. But can it really live up to the hype?

“How are we wealthy people to bear the cost of healing the sick and employing the masses?”

US deployments in the Gulf

The most revealing thing about the former PM's evidence was how little he understood about the situation on the ground

“I wake up in the morning, read the newspaper, and feel that we are an occupied country, that some alien group has taken over…

The speech of historian Howard Zinn Hopkins University on Civil Disobedience, November 1970.

Political Fever

How I Want to Be Remembered...

Recognition of the Armenian genocide is a paramount moral and educational act

An Interview with Howard Zinn - Dissent as Democracy

Why does the US turn a blind eye to Israeli bulldozers?

This corruption in Washington is smothering America's future

An explosion in the sky – and Beirut's worst fears came true

Thank You, Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, John Hope Franklin and Ivan Van Sertima - Changing History

A Tribute to the Legendary Historian

Howard Zinn was above all a gentleman of unflagging grace, humility and compassion.

Howard Zinn: A Public Intellectual Who Mattered

A Memory of Howard

Running without shoes may mean fewer injuries

Howard Zinn: The Historian Who Made History

The Latest March of Folly: Obama Put Politics First on Afghanistan

The American historian, playwright and author encouraged younger generations to challenge the abuse of power

Ireland accused of 'grossly misleading' women over abortion risks

Republicans create deficits to foil progressivism. Do we have to learn that lesson again?

Remembering Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, one of the country’s most celebrated historians, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Santa Monica, California. He was 87.

Goodbye Howard Zinn

If Ben Bernanke is approved for a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve Board, the decision will ignore his key mistakes

Howard Zinn, R.I.P.

A War Against Human Rights and the Environmen: Obama's War for Oil in Colombia

Obama, The Hatchet Man

The Self Effacing Geithner: An Invention at the Post?

The U.S., Latin America and Haiti - Hugo and the Shockwave

Big Brother is Alive and Well ... and He's Signing Your Paycheck!

Geithner Must Go--and the Future of the Fed

As adept at legalistic flim-flam as his great mate Bill Clinton, he has been staying up until 3am to prepare

Which Economy is Obama Talking About? Myths of Recovery

Michael Moore on Haiti, the Supreme Court Decision on Corporate Campaign Financing, and Why He Calls the Democrats “Disgusting”

Oliver Stone: bankers helped Hitler Oscar-winning director adds to storm he kicked up earlier this month over his upcoming TV documentary, The Secret History of the United States

Freedom vs. the Public Option

Will Obama Put Muscle Into the White House's New Populist Play?

Support AFSC's relief and ongoing recovery work in Haiti

The never-ending exodus of Christians from the Middle East

Judges' Shock Ruling Okays Fantasist's "Repressed Memories" Fraud

Fidel Castro on Haiti: Cuba `sends doctors, not soldiers'

Our role in Haiti's plight If we are serious about assisting this devastated land we must stop trying to control and exploit it

Great Television Makes Bad Journalism: Media Failures in Haiti Coverage

The Preventive Coup

Nonfiction Filmmakers Still Tell Rich Stories

How the unions and the left can save our public services

Warren Hern is no ordinary doctor. He has lived under siege for 25 years, and seen eight of his colleagues assassinated.

U.S. television networks have given the public a "good war."

Queen Eadgyth's remains discovered in Germany

The Mystery of the Eli Lilly Rider

Secrets of Spain on a road less travelled

Actor and Activist Danny Glover on Legacy of US-Haitian Relations Dating Back to 1804

With public sector spending cuts the new orthodoxy, the trade union movement needs to mobilise a stronger counter-attack

It's time for Bernanke to leave the Fed

You need a brave heart to stomach haggis

Professor talks about media coverage in Haiti

Fidel Castro: The lesson of Haiti

Haiti's suffering is a result of calculated impoverishment

The Latin American / Middle Eastern Media: A Thorn in the Side of the U.S. Military in Haiti

Disdain Versus Democracy

Bottled Water Supplies in Port-au-Prince Airport Being Distributed…to US Embassy

3rd ID Soldier Who Failed to Deploy with Unit Court Martialed

I hate to nit-pick, but is it possible that Martha Coakley lost her bid to become Senator of Massachusetts not because people knew her too little but because they just might have known her too well?

Revisiting The Shock Doctrine in the Wake of Haiti Disaster

Security “Red Zones” in Haiti Preventing Large Aid Groups from Effectively Distributing Aid

Key Points About the Citizen's United v. FEC Decision

Tè Tremblé: Journey to the Epicenter of the Earthquake

When Did Leftists Run Mexico and Colombia?

“Chris, no disrespect intended,” Leigh once wrote, “but I'm not sure yet that you truly understand how profoundly corrupt the government really is.

You can't appeal to robots for mercy or empathy - or punish them afterwards

From the top of Blackpool Tower, the best view isn't the weird plastic dolphins or the metal hoops on Birley Street – it's the people having fun

Iran and Latin America: The Media States Its Case

Rebecca Solnit, In Haiti, Words Can Kill

In Haiti, Stories of Desperation and Courage: Young Woman Fights for Her Life After Being Pulled from the Rubble

The Democratic shtick is to market the PROMISE of change while making sure it doesn’t happen.

China’s economy grew by 8.7 percent in 2009, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. China’s fourth quarter growth alone surged to 10.7 percent on an annualized basis. China’s economy has been picking up pace the first three quarters of the year, growing at 6.2 percent the first quarter and 7.9 percent the second quarter and 9.1 percent in the third quarter.

Trading Did Not Sink the Banks

Obama at One: Little Surprising in Absence of Progressive Social Movement

Obama needs to understand that it's about the economy.

Jobs and Healthcare

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

The tree-lined bunkers that could change the face of the Middle East

What's Missing From the Critiques of Obama - Class Clowns

The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle

One Obama appointee, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, advocates that the U.S. government create a cadre of covert agents to infiltrate anti-war groups and groups opposed to U.S.government policies in order to provoke them into actions or statements for which they can be discredited and even arrested.

“We’re chasing old ladies on bicycle trips in Cuba when we should be concentrating on using a significant tool against shadowy terrorist organizations.”

How Supposed Free-Market Theorists Destroyed Free-Market Theory

With Foreign Aid Still at a Trickle, Devastated Port-au-Prince General Hospital Struggles to Meet Overwhelming Need

A speculation tax would not just claw back billions lost in bailouts – it would make the financial sector more efficient and productive.

Casting Doubt on US Claims of Suicide, Attorney Scott Horton Reveals 3 Gitmo Prisoners Died After Torture at Secret Site

Which Side of Massachusetts Were You On and Why?

Democrats Boosting Right-Wing Populism

Obama scrambles to salvage agenda after humiliation in Massachusetts

A Richly Deserved Humiliation - Coakley Loses and a Good Job Too

So as Harvard Law’s Elizabeth Warren put it in an interview with Reuters today, without the CFPA “the tag on U.S. financial regulation reform may as well say ‘Made on Wall Street‘.

The Revelations of Sheila Bair - Wall Street's Power Grab

Doctor: Misinformation and Racism Have Frozen Recovery Effort at General Hospital in Port-au-Prince

Ginsberg's Howl resounds on film

Don't Deploy

No, Mister, You Can't Share My Pain

Take a break, it could save your life

But no entire food group needs to be (or should be) completely removed from our diet and fat is no exception.

“Beyond Multiculturalism: Taking Power and Privilege Seriously in Teaching Diversity”

The Rescue Operation's Priorities in Haiti

Up for Sale - Privatizing Everything

For the first time since the Great Depression, the United States experienced zero job growth in a decade. Zero. And zero is actually worse than it sounds since none of the preceding six decades registered job growth of less than 20 percent.

The Novocaine Presidency - Obama and Black America

One Year On -The Progressive - Interview Jennifer Lowenstein mp3 from Jan 09

Bum Rap for Harry, Not for Bubba Bill

When Haitian Ministers Take a 50 Percent Cut of Aide Money It's Called "Corruption," When NGOs Skim 50 Percent It's Called "Overhead"

The long history of troubled ties between Haiti and the US

Lost worlds: New species found in Ecuador

A Coup in Honduras ... So Twentieth Century!

“Feminism and Masculinity” to the Minnesota Men’s Action Network

"We Carry On Fighting. What Else is There to Do?" Remembering Daniel Bensaîd

Howard Zinn: “Holy Wars”

Forever blowing bubbles

"However, the commission believes that socio-economic status also remains one of the biggest drivers of continuing disadvantage and inequality for many people in society.

Before and After the Quake The Incapacitation of Haiti

In Latin America, Cuba stands out as one of the most effective deployers of soft power.

The international peasants movement La Via Campesina representing millions of small farmers, landless people, rural men and women from around the world

The Trials of Tony Judt

Safety can only be found in our crypts - Total Security Does Not Exist

Raj Patel on “The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy”

Knowing absolutely nothing about the country in which he was acting, he caused a disaster.

“Holy Wars” May 2, 2009

Three Holy Wars

What kind of country drags vulnerable children from their beds at daybreak, puts them behind bars and fills them with terror? Paul Vallely meets a family who have endured this horror – in Britain. And they're not alone

The Mexican Revolution at 100: Mexico Welcomes 2010 With Bombs and Riots

Prison was "a good corrective to three years at Harvard."

A fundamental challenge facing every society is to create political, economic and social systems that promote peace, human welfare and a healthy environment on which life depends.

Night

"This is the second generation of people who can't imagine change except in their own lives, who have no sense of social collective public goods or services, who are just isolated individuals desperately striving to better themselves above everybody else."

Some Principles of the Commons

Army Specialist and Iraq war veteran Marc Hall was incarcerated by the US Army on December 11, 2009, in Liberty County Jail, Georgia, for recording a song that expresses his anger over the Army's stop-loss policy.

Saving 30,000 Jobs - How the Teamsters Beat Goldman Sachs

We don't need this culture of overwork

Poverty Spending is the Key to Economic Recovery - Bail Out the Poor

Killing Organizers in Honduras

Looting Social Security, Part 2

Shooting Handcuffed Children

Looting Social Security

Walls never work: in the Middle East or in Ireland

San Francisco on March on December 31,2009 in Solidarity with the People of Gaza

Rethinking Education as the Practice of Freedom: Paulo Freire and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy

"The crimes of the US throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them" - Harold Pinter

My notion of democracy is that under it the weakest shall have the same opportunities as the strongest...no country in the world today shows any but patronizing regard for the weak... Western democracy, as it functions today, is diluted fascism...true democracy cannot be worked by twenty men sitting at the center. It has to be worked from below, by the people of every village. Mahatma Gandhi

Failed Bank List

All these things are part of the solution.

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

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

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

Not Just Paranoia - Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?

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

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

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

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

A Devout Memory of Adolf Eichmann

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

“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

Union Song (Live)

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

Helen Caldicott Slams Environmental Groups on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions

The Man Who Never Died

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

The Unpardonable Lenny Bruce

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

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

“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

Public Housing and the American Dream

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

One as to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.

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

Langston Hughes' "Ballad of Roosevelt"

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

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

A Just Cause ≠ A Just War

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello - Ghost of Tom Joad

An injury to one is an injury to all

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.

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

"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 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

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

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

“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?

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.

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.' - 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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