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John Lennon & Yoko Ono: 'War Is Over! (If You Want It)'

Poverty is the worst form of violence. - Gandhi

The Corner Store

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War itself is the enemy of the human race. —Howard Zinn

EU Bankers Collect Greek Debt

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

There's No Place Like Home

Dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system, we seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America, to function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. National Lawyers Guild S.F. Bay Area Chapter

"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

Universal Healthcare

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

“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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"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

Bolivia Steps Up | An Interview with Climate Negotiator Angelica Navarro

Crocodile Tears on Wall Street

Iceland volcanic ash disrupts flights (26 pictures)

Might of the multinational fails to stop campaigning film-maker

"One Man One Vote" and the UAW - Down With Democracy

Ill Fares the Land

As in how many millions of dollars of it was spent, in the final years of Stern’s reign, on the costly internecine conflicts, in and around SEIU, that were instigated or aggravated by him.

Beyond the casino state

Gates pushes for US-Colombia trade pact

Sec. Gates Tours Region to Boost Security Ties

The U.S. official said Gates, in meetings in Colombia and Peru, would likely discuss Chavez.

Legal Defender Isabel Garcia: Arizona Bill Forcing Officers to Determine Immigration Status Marks “All-Out Assault” on Latino Communities

Unemployment Claims Go Unmentioned

The Only Way To Prevent Another Bailout of Wall Street is to Cap The Size of Wall Street’s Big Banks

Yotam Ottolenghi: Exclusive recipes from his brilliant new book

It's called frontloading, and it goes on every day right under Schapiros nose.

'I listen as a lost people tell of their woes in a kind of trance'

Recent Media Coverage of Cuba: Selective Commendation, Selective Indignation

Graça Machel condemns UK on its Zimbabwe policy, telling Westminster politicians to 'keep quiet' about former colonies

This Will be Obama's Legacy

Time-Traveling Down the Mississippi

Iceland volcanic ash sunsets (6 pictures)

How Obama Must Deal With Israeli Avoidance Methods

The secret war – and the hidden lair of the Taliban

Social Security in the Bullseye

SEC Charges Goldman Sachs With Fraud

The US government has charged Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors by failing to disclose conflicts of interest in mortgage investments that it sold as the housing market was faltering.

The past seven days in photographs

China would never invite countries from all over the world to a conference on securing nuclear materials and exclude Iran, as the United States has just done

Koch Industries: We Don't Fund Tea Parties (Except For The Tea Parties We Fund)

Clegg smashes through two-party system

"Power Yields Nothing Without Demand"

Framing, value shifting, the California budget crisis, and why Democrats so often act like Republicans.

What's that, precious?

"A Shin Bet State" Israel Targets Ha'aretz

Why Massey and Its CEO Should be Held Criminally Liable for the Deaths in Upper Big Branch Mine

The A List: San Francisco 2010 Hotels - Healthcare - Helen Smith boldly shares her story

Plumes of volcanic ash heading towards the UK following an eruption in Iceland yesterday are causing severe disruption to flights in and out of the country

Rich talk show hosts point their fingers at their listeners

Hyatt Fisherman's Warf Workers organizing for a union contract

Local 2 Unite HERE Contract Rally 2009 Photo Montage

The Republican Strategy on Financial Reform: Make Democrats Look Like Patsies for the Street

Scabs go home!

Jeff Meyers Speaks San Francisco 2010, Hotels + Healthcare

"We Need Our Beer!"

Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy

Convincing Cubans

The pope should stand trial

John Wilhelm - Local2 - Boycott the Hilton

Rachel Maddow Interviews Elizabeth Warren: Main Street or Wall Street (Video)

Siege the Hilton!

ThoT. Do speaks!

30,000 NYC Building Workers Set to Strike Next Week

The School, the Court and Constance McMillen

Local 2 Workers say" Boycott the Hilton!"

Gov. Joe Manchin on Wednesday ordered the immediate inspection of all underground coal mines in West Virginia after an explosion last week killed 29 miners and injured two.

Beyond the casino state

The Tories plan to cut the power of the state while doing nothing to give people control over big business, where inequality breeds

See the work of the Equality Trust.

“A Talk to Teachers” By James Baldwin

Was Obama Nuke Summit Necessary or Just “Nuclear Alarmism”? And What About Israel’s Arsenal?

Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War'

Lucy de Berk, who served six years of life sentence for murders of seven patients, exonerated after retrial hears of experts' errors

Argentinian relatives of three war victims go to court citing universal jurisdiction after Spanish judge's inquiry blocked

The Savaging of Dawn Johnsen

Attack Wall Street, not social security

This is the invention of the NYT.

Capitalism is a serious environmental risk.

Protesting Girl’s Mom Charged with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor”

War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

Parsing Petraeus

A large indentured class of workers is struggling to escape debt rather than build a better life.

Thomasina Miers' simple Mexican recipes

Iraq Vets: Coverage of Atrocities Is Too Little, Too Late

Cost of War in U. S. Dollars

Alice Walker on “Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo and Palestine/Israel”

Electricity generated by pedestrians used to illuminate street lights in France's technology capital

Why We Must Learn the History: SNCC at 50

The Magnetar Trade: How One Hedge Fund Helped Keep the Bubble Going

“The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime,”

All frauds have a purpose

Playwright David Hare asks former Labour leader Neil Kinnock to justify support for a party that went to war in Iraq

Its multi-million dollar law suit against the new National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) in Federal Court in San Francisco has failed in its intent -- to destroy the NUHW.

Bloody Nose for NUHW, Black-Eye for SEIU

New Docs Show Kissinger Rescinded Warning on Assassinations Days Before Letelier Bombing in DC

Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter

The Global War on Tribes

The Future of American Jobs

Declaring a Palestinian State

Breakthrough as US researchers replicate photosynthesis in laboratory

Union-Busting = Death

Malaya 1948: another shameful episode in Britain's colonial past

On Strike at the Hilton!

"...a newspaper columnist as a person obliged to find significance three times a week in events of absolutely no consequence."

Where US and Russian interests collide

Benedict resisted move to defrock abuse priest, 1985 letter shows

The Price Tag on Safety

If you're looking for class war, just read Cameron's policies

The Most Dangerous Man in the World

Why we must break up the banks

The Dark Underbelly of Israel's Security State

Israeli PM calls off trip to nuclear conference

The Looming European Debt Wars

John Paul Stevens to retire from US supreme court

At Howard Zinn’s Memorial Service

Evil, Justice and the Vatican - The Pope's PR Problem

Putting Lakoff's Work in a Larger Context

"Tied Up, Gagged and Killed" - Killings and Cover-Ups in Afghanistan

Cover-Ups to Protect US Murders in Afghanistan Continue Unabated

Its Genius Holds Lessons For Today's Jobs Crisis

A Withdrawal Plan for Afghanistan

First by Explosion, Then by Lies - Blasted in a West Virginia Mine

Impossible to Ignore Wikileaks Tape

Shantytown was built on a former rubbish dump making the ground unstable and vulnerable to the heavy rains

Financial Reform Bids Collapse Into Farce

How Wikileaks shone light on world's darkest secrets

Controversy erupts over UC Berkeley's decision to divest from arm sales

"Joe Hill Never Died" Labor's Family Tree

Charity reveals 'scorched earth' Yemen images

Citizens Classed as Jewish or Arab Nationals - What Makes an Israeli

Collateral Murder forces us to confront the deplorable unreality of US aggression and the grim fate of those caught in its scope

The Rules are Written to Protect the Wealthy and the Powerful - The Myth of Market Fundamentalism

The Big Question: Is Iraq on the road to democracy?

A Legal Win for Sexting Teens

Massacre Caught on Tape: US Military Confirms Authenticity of Their Own Chilling Video Showing Killing of Journalists

Tragedy in West Virginia

The Lingering Crimes of Aggression: Shaky Foundations for the Economy

“Shifting Responsibility: How 50 Years of Tax Cuts Have Benefited America’s Wealthiest Taxpayers.”

Leaked video shows Reuters journalists killed by US gunships

Becky McClain's Crusade Against Pfizer

25 Miners Dead in WV Coal Mine Explosion, Massey Energy Mine Cited for Hundreds of Safety Violations

The Lingering Crimes of Aggression Fallujah's Sick Babies

Too Dumb to Breathe in California

Actor Corin Redgrave dies

US mine explosion leaves 25 dead

Militants launch assault on US consulate after suicide bomb kills 45 at political rally

U. S. Military Kills Pregnant Women, Government Officials and Journalists Covering Up Civilian Deaths

Collateral Murder

Lord Saville's report on killing of 13 unarmed civil rights marchers in Derry in 1972 is expected to criticise soldiers who opened fire

How Brown could still be laughing all the way back to Downing Street

It's Time for a Radical Chance: Public Debt as Blackmail

A Society Consumed by Locusts: Youth in the Age of Moral and Political Plagues

Wikileaks reveals video showing US air crew shooting down Iraqi civilians

Substance v. Procedure - Human Rights Hypocrisies

Break Up The Banks

Deficit Commissions and Financial Transactions Taxes: Who Is Serious?

And the long answer is … Barack Obama explains his healthcare plans

Union Organizing Campaign Heats Up at Los Angeles Film School

The findings suggest that low expectations are damaging children's prospects.

The wonders of the solar system

Spare me the academics who only want a 'safe, positive space'

Government adviser quits over decision to outlaw mephedrone, as ministers are accused of 'criminalising increasing numbers of young people

A Tesoro Corp. oil refinery blast and fire that claimed five lives is now the subject of state and federal investigations.

Economic Dream Deferred :Forty-two years ago, on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee.

Fractures in the U. S. / Israeli Relationship?

Florida declares war on pythons

Now / Then

Crisis: The Motor of Capitalism

The UN Geneva Convention on Human Rights (1975 expanded version) defines torture as:

Nil desperandum homo erectus

Part II: Daniel Ellsberg on US Foreign Policy

Forest massacre may be linked to Moscow bombings

Nominal wages fell for just the sixth time since 1964.

Al-Sadr holds key to power in Iraq Shia cleric leads referendums that could see Nouri al-Maliki deposed as PM

Occupied Washington DC

The Fed in Hot Water

When people talk about plans to "help" homeowners they must (yes, I said "must") ask two simple questions:

What's driving up oil prices again? Wall Street, of course

"it's certain that there is a real management problem at Disney".

Mass Closures of Public Schools, Promotion of Charters Raise Fears of Privatized Detroit Education System

The strategy continues because it works.

The Guys Who Got It Wrong: Obama's Economic Brain Trust

Mayor Gavin Newsom made business tax cuts the centerpiece of his tax shift to have the most vulnerable and hard hit pay higher taxes

Corporations Aren't Persons

Union, Community Rally for Whirlpool Workers Punching Clock for the Last Time

Exploring 'Teabonics', the exciting new variations on English spawned by the US Tea Party movement's sign language

The antiwar movement is all but dead and buried.

The Afghanistan Paradox

Ohio gov hopeful Kasich reports $590k from Lehman

As Demolitions Begin, Community Activists See Detroit Urban Renewal Plan as Land-Grab

Beyond Creepy - Enough, MKA

Sharp Rise in U. S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides: Drugged Warriors

Drugs adviser Eric Carlin quits over 'rushed' Mephedrone ban

The Problem Is Civil Obedience

Distilled Zinn

Rescue Me - Abbas' Humiliating Plea

Union vows fresh rail strike ballot

Frozen Heartland to Spring Thaw

"Unmake development; remake the world."

'Haaretz' writer fled to London fearing charges over exposé on Palestinian's killing

United States Should Join the International Criminal Court

Ordnance Survey opendata maps: what does it actually include?

A Conscious Pariah: On Raul Hilberg

Once it was grainy video footage on websites. Now the Taliban believes its best chance of winning the propaganda war lies in a magazine

The document is shocking, but the reality is that its contents prove the rule, not the exception.

Rio Tinto Dumps Stern Hu - Tinted with Blood

California Banks: Who Are They Working For?

One of the World's Best Kept Secrets: Cuban Medical Aid to Haiti

Pakistan's advocates of justice

Carrying a Backpack of Sorrow ... Soldiers on the Edge of Suicide

Spain finds that film piracy is a hard habit to break

In May 2006, over 45 women were arrested without explanation in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico

Media Justice and the Crime of Poverty

Killing Civilians, Growing Insurgents: McChrystal's Night Raiders

Open Letter to Berkeley Students on their Historic Israeli Divestment Bill

'I write, they take the credit'

Bolivia's Coca-Colla

Living in a Land of Rising White Right-Wing Hate

Mass Graves Used to Cover-Up Atrocities in Colombia - The Bodies of the Innocent

When a Union Acts Like a Big Corporation

Union Democracy on Trial

The Myth of Mean Labor- The Secret of Southwest Airlines

The Obama administration's latest proposal to help 'underwater' homeowners shows how little has been learned from the crisis

Strange Alliance at the Supreme Court

Destroying Educational Institutions or Using Them for Military Purposes Is a War Crime

Fraud on the Street

Restaurants of the future: Eat like a geek

Sorkin is Wrong: There Is No Tradeoff Between Growth and Bank Capital Requirements

There's already a law on the books that holds Wall Street CEOs and executives to account -- now it needs to be enforced.

Milwaukee has now replaced Boston and other competing centers as the epicenter of priest sexual crimes against children.

Exploding Health Care Costs: Can Someone Tell the NYT About Something Called "Patents"?

Toads with a super sensitive side hopped it before L'Aquila quake

Health Care Postscript

Brown vs. Democracy

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

Social care needs a rational and fair system of funding

“Our President Is Deceiving the American Public”: Pentagon Papers Whistleblower on President Obama and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Global water crisis and cheaper technology sparks surge in desalination

If the US public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan

Atrocities in Afghanistan

Allan Nairn, Standing up to Repressive Forces Again in Indonesia

Hadron Collider sets collision record

A New Middle East War?

Report identifies Koch Industries giving $73m to climate sceptic groups 'spreading inaccurate and misleading information'

PIIGS Countries Being Led to the Slaughter: Re-Thinking the Euro

Labor Struggle in Boron: Union Workers in CA Town Locked Out by Mining Giant Rio Tinto After Stalled Contract Talks

Reloading History - Where Sarah Gets Her Guns

A moment of silence and reflection for Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador as this week marks the thirtieth anniversary of his assassination by rightwing death squad leader Major Roberto D’Aubuisson, who ordered Romero’s death.

How does the individual mandate work?

Arundhati Roy: Becoming Internal Security Threats

Settlement on occupied land is illegal under international law.

Every minute, the United States government spends $1.9 million on the military budget. That's a lot of money in just 60 seconds.

How Bias at the NYT Helped Kill ACORN

This Is What Neofascism Looks Like

Stand up to Murdoch, Armando Iannucci tells BBC

The Fake Crisis - Social Security Scare Tactics

Wisconsin May Be First State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration Law

It is Back; It is Near - Apartheid on Two Continents

On the Duty to Conscientiously Object

U.S. Bases in Colombia Rattle the Region

Arundhati Roy on Obama’s Wars, India and Why Democracy Is “The Biggest Scam in the World”

Cuba libre: photography exhibition tells the story of Cuba today (15 pictures)

On Pop Clarity: Public Intellectuals and the Crisis of Language

When Wounded Vets Booed John Wayne - War Movies and Veteran Memory

Mother Teresa's "clinics and hospitals" were in actuality hospices, where medical care was lacking.

Afghanistan: War of Illusions

The Limits of Power - Andrew J. Bacevich - Part 1 & 2

Human Rights Rides Again? Taunting Havana

John Ross My guest this week is John Ross, the great journalist living in Mexico. His latest book is "El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City."

Martin Esparza Flores, a national leader in the EMS, in his speech declared war and said that Felipe Calderón will remain outside the Chamber of Deputies in a march towards respect for union autonomy

What White People Fear

Jon Stewart spoofs Glenn Beck

Union Democracy on Trial

Still Not in the U. S. Vocabulary

The truth about gender ambiguity

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Geithner and Bernanke's Possibly Criminal Roles as Lehman Brothers Scandal Rocks the Fed

Rebuttal Of The Dalai Lama’s Denigration of Sex By Janie Rezner

Corner Store

Mos Def Reads Malcolm X

Sex abuse and silence exposed DND brass told of rape of boys by Afghan allies

Sandra Oh reads Emma Goldman.

The absolute ... spells doom to everyone when it is introduced into the political realm. - Hannah Arendt

Executing Handcuffed Afghan Kids?.

The twin swelling heads of Empire and Oligarchy are driving our country into an ever-deepening corporate state, wholly incompatible with democracy and the rule of law

Who Runs the University of California?

How Imperial San Franciscans Loot the Planet: DiFi and Blum: a Marriage Marinated in Money

Why we work

Hotel Workers Contract Action January 5, 2010 Loud & Clear

Wayne Morse on Democracy

Keeping people hopeless and pessimistic

The British government has long denied that wartime air raids on German cities were intended to kill as many civilians as possible. In fact, the raids, led by Arthur Harris, were motivated largely by a desire to hit back and destroy indiscriminately

“I am no Moses to lead you out of the wilderness … because if I could lead you out, someone else could lead you in again.” - Eugene Debs

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

The Cult of "Personal Responsibility"

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

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

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

Fidel Castro: The lesson of Haiti

Disdain Versus Democracy

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

Don't Deploy

Howard Zinn: “Holy Wars”

The Trials of Tony Judt

“Holy Wars” May 2, 2009

Three Holy Wars

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

We don't need this culture of overwork

Looting Social Security, Part 2

Looting Social Security

Walls never work: in the Middle East or in Ireland

"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

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

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

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

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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