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

Renounce War Projects

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

“Compassion was the chief and, perhaps the only law of all human existence.” From The Idiot, p 263 trans. David Magardhack, Penguin Classics 1955

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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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

Former UN Official Urges Irish-Americans to Defend the Rachel Corrie

Plunge in Mortgage Applications Goes Unnoticed

The Black Art of "Master Illusions"

The Labour party is at a critical juncture and must make changes if it is to avoid the mistakes of the New Labour era

Flotilla Passengers Huwaida Arraf of Free Gaza Movement and Retired Army Col. Ann Wright Respond to Israeli Claims on Deadly Assault

Some of the CIA operators are concerned that, because of its blowback effect, it is doing more harm than good

A Cornered Israel is Baring Its Teeth

What delicious irony to think that a suspect must break their silence to inform police that he wants to remain silent.

The Israeli Spin-Machine in Overdrive

Gaza flotilla raid: Joe Biden asks 'So what's the big deal here?'

Obama Mute on Israeli Aggression

Coroner: Mexican man's stun gun death a homicide

Israel Has Lost Its Mind—and Its Soul

Charges against activists abandoned after Turkey delivers ultimatum

This is an authoritarianism in which mindless self-gratification becomes the norm, and public issues collapse into realm of privatized anger and rage

Notch Up Another Disaster for Israel's Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine

They are worried about how to take every last penny from ordinary workers and give it to the Wall Street crew.

Israeli MP's Night of Terror on Aid Ship

Israel’s Explanation for Deadly Gaza Aid Attack "Full of Holes as a Window Screen"–Former US Ambassador Edward Peck

It's up to us to lift the blockade

Murdering Human Rights Workers

Irish aid boat holds course towards Gaza despite Israel warning

The Madmen of Our Times

Obama Responds Tepidly to Middle-East Meltdown, But Not Every Democrat Is So Cautious

Obama’s 12-hour silence in the face of extreme barbarity

Ex-US Ambassador Among Those Seized By Israelis

Obama's Playing Politics With Limited Options

Western leaders are too cowardly to help save lives

Israel's Piracy

They are now called “illegal immigrants” by race-baiting politicians.

In any other country they would have killed everybody. Here they only killed 15.

The dead have joined Rachel Corrie, Tom Hurndall, James Miller and Brian Avery

A blow to relations with its key ally in the Middle East

Raid on the Gaza Flotilla Israel's Attack on Us All

Ken Livingstone today launched his bid to return to the office of mayor

Israeli Commandos Kill Gaza Aid Volunteers

Israel Attacks the Gaza Flotilla Slaughter at Sea

Interview: At Least 15 Dead After Israel Attacks Gaza-Bound Aid Flotilla

Award will honor Dr. Tiller’s trust in women

Irish activists aboard aid ships

A Day in November - Rahm and Israel

The WASP Penchant for Zionism

Unite leader in attack on Labour

"The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination"

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, cornerstone of global disarmament efforts, has gained a new lease of life

Fuel Swap Shakes Sanctions Draft, Prods U.S. on New Iran Talks

In Afghanistan all the US has learned across four barren decades is how to pursue a purposeless war

Libertarian "freedom" vs. civil rights movement freedom

Oil spill creates huge undersea 'dead zones'

Power to change

Obama's Missing Moral Narrative

The magical tropical transformation of soccer

Variations on a mayonnaise

By now it has been demonstrated that neither governments nor the UN will challenge this blockade, only people of conscience and courage will.

Top Kill Indeed

National Guard to US-Mexico Border

Ending the Complicity of Silence

Worker Dissatisfaction Reaches All-Time High - Hopelessness in the Workplace

'Loneliness swallowed me up'

"The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom and the End of the American University"

But all this is nonsense.

MEMORANDUM FOR: Congressman David Obey

BP and US Government 'Command Center' Guarded by Company From Afghan Embassy Hazing Scandal

Continued Oil Operations in Gulf Excluded from New Moratorium

Return to the Scene of the Crime: The Big Snatch

Rememorari

Dancing with the Scarred

2, 4, 6, 8, who do we...

From 1961 to 1970 more than 20,000 missions that dispersed about 13 million gallons of chemicals over five million acres of Vietnam's forests and agricultural lands; southern Laos and Cambodia were sprayed too.

'The pill' tops in US, even more popular elsewhere

Lawyers Say Spying Confession Inadmissable The Torture of Ameer Makhoul

Legalizing Bigotry Arizona's Rancid History

Excluded from New Moratorium

The Reverend and the Rentboy

Al-Qa'ida is struggling to launch frequent suicide attacks in Iraq for the first time because

Looniness in the Cause of Deficit Reduction at the NYT

Vietnam MIAs: ghosts return to haunt McCain

Obama’s Immigration Policy: "Bush on Steroids"?

We are now witnessing a similar phenomenon at the Obama White House.

A historic moment for anyone who cares about the environment

Time for Salazar to Go?

In pictures: A book that celebrates two decades of astronomical and technological breakthroughs

Off the hook on Overture’s debt?

And so, Cameron's first victims are...

"Legalizacion o no re-eleccion"

Defence chiefs gag damning Iraq invasion findings

Part II: "The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa."

"The Unspoken Alliance": New Book Documents Arms, Nuclear and Diplomatic Ties Between Israel and Apartheid South Africa

On the Backs of Women: Cutting Child Care, Welfare and Head Start

Renowned Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Oil Spill’s Ecological Impact on the Gulf Coast and Worldwide

It would be difficult to imagine a worse economic disaster.

The Unspoken Alliance

When Teen Pregnancy Is No Accident

"the Nostradamus of pollsters"

Historian Bruce Cumings: US Stance on Korea Ignores Tensions Rooted in 65-Year-Old Conflict; North Korea Sinking Could Be Response to November ’09 South Korea Attack

Coupled with the deadlines imposed by President President Obama, when he approved McChrystal's ill-thought out plan last Fall

"If we are going to conduct a population-centric strategy in Afghanistan, and we are perceived as backing thugs, then we are just undermining ourselves."

General Petraeus's Secret Ops

Horowitz the Flim Flam Man

Mexico cautiously welcomes President Barack Obama's plan to send 1,200 troops to the border.

Pension age 'index-linked to life expectancy'

Blankfein and his colleagues at Goldman Sachs had helped to orchestrate the "dance of death" that overtook the American financial system in 2007-2008.

Three gold-medal winners at this year's Chelsea flower show take Lia Leendertz on a personal tour of their show gardens

Playing the Role of Lapdog in Iran Sanctions Ploy

A Mother's Catch-22

When it comes to terrorism, Obama is following Bush's lead

The Case for Socialism

Blame Clinton, Not Paul

War will never bring peace, and violence will not bring security.

The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment

Bidding Farewell to Ezra Nawi

The Eurozone's Self-Inflicted Crisis

Obama's Offshore Drilling Moratorium -- Not!

Classical Gas Mason Williams 1968

A surge in home sales coupled with a skewing to lower priced homes is exactly what we should have expected.

Nuclear Offer to Apartheid Regime Blows Diplomatic Cover

Bloody Sunday: Saville report to be published at last

Don't Stop The Carnival

Beirut is determined to kill its rich Ottoman past

It is not clear whether Mr. Bullard advocates more consumer indebtedness or higher unemployment,

Boil That Cabbage Down

EU bank tax proposals are unveiled

Smothers Brothers Intro to Beatles Revolution

Something's gotta give.

End of Alaotra grebe is further evidence of Sixth Great Extinction

Chicago teachers appear ready to fight back against the Duncan agenda and the corporate interests he represents.

Dumbing Down Teachers: Attacking Colleges of Education in the Name of Reform

Cries From the Past: Torture's Ugly Echoes

The theft of a continent is not a closed chapter in human history

"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free"

The NYT Did Not Hear About the Housing Bubble in the UK, Blames Health Care for Problems

Hallalujah, the Whole World is Against Us!

People 'feeling more isolated and lonely'

Peter,Paul & Mary, Donovan, Smothers Brothers - Medley

The BBC's 80s programming has painted a picture of the decade. But it's not one I recognise

It's sort of like enforcing speed limits that randomly change and are never posted.

Memories

From Japan to Guam to Hawai’i, Activists Resist Expansion of US Military Presence in the Pacific

Hunger strike in defense of work begins in Mexico

Hey Jude

“Compassion was the chief and, perhaps the only law of all human existence.”

Atlantis

Israel's complicity in apartheid crimes undermines its attack on Goldstone

The National Security Council of the US has now given specific permission to the CIA to target certain US citizens as part of counter-terrorism operations.

Chinese engineers propose world's biggest hydro-electric project in Tibet

The Chicago Boys' Free Market Theology

Galbraith was fired last year from a U.N. post in Afghanistan after accusing his boss of downplaying election fraud.

Unions against Royal Mail sell-off

US / Israel Challenged on Iran

Regardless of whether there is a Democrat or a Republican in the White House, the United States became a distinctly pro-Israel world power after the 1967 war.

Born worried: Is anxiety all in the genes?

Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

Who could be opposed to closing a tax loophole that allows hedge-fund and private equity managers to treat their earnings as capital gains – and pay a rate of only 15 percent rather than the 35 percent applied to ordinary income?

Israel's nuclear weapons: the end to nods, winks and blind eyes

The memos and minutes that confirm Israel's nuclear stockpile

Freedom Rider: Elena Kagan is Obama’s Waterloo. And Ours

U.K. daily The Guardian quotes new book claiming South Africa wanted the weapons to keep neighboring states and other enemies from attacking them.

New politics? Not if you look at the history books

Below the Radar: HUD is Trying to Privatize and Mortgage Off All of America’s Public Housing

Who Was Charles Dickens?

Ken Loach has blasted Hollywood for glorifying the sacrifices which American soldiers have made in Iraq war films, while ignoring civilian casualties.

French farmers bring rural reality to Champs Elysées

Guinness good for you

The black hole at the bottom of the Gulf - No one seems to know the extent of the BP disaster

Cries From the Past: Torture's Ugly Echoes

Drones and Democracy

Obama has ordered over 100 CIA drone strikes in Pakistan since becoming president.

Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

How Beijing won Sri Lanka's civil war

The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees

The Girls’ Guide To The Economy Part 26–The Link Between Economic Well-Being And Intimate Violence

Architect Sketch

Nick Clegg is a bore - and he’s wrong about the state

“100 Things You Should Know About Communism in the U.S.A.”

What is the public benefit of newspapers and television broadcasts when private profit is their priority?

Pete Peterson's Pathological Obsession

Ashamed to be American

He was certainly a man who knew how to make people want to buy a book

Report: Public Housing Works, When You Invest In It

National Lawyers Guild Urges U.S. Media to Cease Misrepresentation of Cuba’s Human Rights Record

Virginia AG Goes After Climate Scientist; 800 Virginia Professors Protest

Dirty Linen Gets Intel Chief Fired

What We've Become

Return of the Ugly American

“Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome"

Iraq War was wrong, insists Balls

The Death Squads' DC Embassy

Hundreds of people gathered at a Detroit church Saturday to pay respects to a 7-year-old girl shot and killed during a police raid on her home.

New report about carcinogens and fetotoxic materials in Gaza war wounded

Settlement Voted Up in Boron, Calif., Lockout

Galbraith: The danger posed by the deficit ‘is zero’

Are recessions forbidden, too?

The very laws that emerged following the horrors of the Holocaust—are particularly and ironically also under attack.

Confronting Blame-the-Worker Safety Programs

Tea with Bin Laden...and other stories

One of those men who were never really in battle and wished they had been.

The Rand and Rachel Show

50 years ago, when I was chief of protocol for the Foreign Ministry

A future without the euro is a distinct possibility

It’s a twisted, Orwellian world we live in

Strontium-90 found in soil at Vermont nuke plant

Row over who was to blame for torpedoing of Cheonan warship escalates as investigation into incident is released

I’m worried about Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, and the tea party movement.

HUD is Trying to Privatize and Mortgage Off All of America’s Public Housing

Mexican Labor Union Under Siege

Chomsky's Nightmare: Is Fascism Coming to America?

Arizona threatens to cut power to Los Angeles over immigration row

Except, of course, when government officials assert that “there is nothing to see here - just move along.”

You Always Think You Are Going To Win Until You lose

Deepwater Horizon survivor describes horrors of blast and escape from rig

Where's the Will to Get Americans Back to Work?

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

Kagan and Black America

"My mom said, I think, that she says that Barack Obama is taking away everybody that doesn't

Mind the Enlightenment

The Story of Kamau Marcharia

Study Shows Blacks Will NEVER Gain Wealth Parity With Whites Under the Current System

Diane Abbott joins Labour leadership race

The odious tyranny imposed on the world

The historical significance of the death of Martí

"Lalena" and "Happiness Runs"

The Road to Serfdom

The political hypocrisy is breathtaking

Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

Archaeologists discover 2,700-year-old tomb in Mexico

An Interview with Ishmael Reed

Obama Myths and Realities

Politicians ignore Keynes at their peril

Elvis Costello cancels concerts in Israel in protest at treatment of Palestinians

Antisocial parochialism

Humans emerged due to 'mass fish extinction'

And that’s how the breakroom got painted blue..

Closet Politics: Sanctimonious

“I thought what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa.”

We live in a culture were we prefer to see success as the achievement of a unique author rather than the fruits of collective action.

“Wow,” I thought. “There’s a whole philosophy of attributing base motives to others? Why have I not heard of this?”

"Parar Es Morir!" - To Stop Is To Die!

The danger posed by the deficit ‘is zero’

“The People of Greece Are Fighting for the Whole of Europe”: Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot Discuss Greece’s Economic Crisis and Popular Uprising

President of Cant

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies

“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

Private Profits vs Public Health

The Economics of Revolution” Book by Helen Yaffe Reviewed by Diana Raby

Human Rights violations are so commonplace in the US of A that we do not even think of them as Human Rights violations.- Scott ffolliott

And it's the "fair use" thing which is important here

Waiting for C. Wright Mills

"The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around."

Ill Fares the Land

"Power Yields Nothing Without Demand"

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

Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy.

“A Talk to Teachers” By James Baldwin

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

Union-Busting = Death

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

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

The Problem Is Civil Obedience

Bolivia's Coca-Colla

The Myth of Mean Labor- The Secret of Southwest Airlines

Brown vs. Democracy

On the Duty to Conscientiously Object

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

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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

Wayne Morse on Democracy

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

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

The Cult of "Personal Responsibility"

'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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