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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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Universal Healthcare 

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

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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

World in Revolt: The Global Backlash Against Budget Cuts

Colbert Testimony Before Congress (House Subcommittee)

The former guerrilla set to be the world's most powerful woman Brazil looks likely to elect an extraordinary leader next weekend

A new study using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health finds no association between abortion and either depression or low self-esteem in teens within a year of terminating a pregnancy or five years later.

Feds trying to suppress anti-war activists

Public Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free World

Many if not most have been the victims of torture and cruel and degrading treatment at US hands.

Ncasmisa! Kiss the Women calls shame on South Africa

A second helping of delicious and inspiring fruit-filled recipes

Activists are planning protests outside of FBI offices around the country, they said.

Fresh epoch for party begins as younger brother's victory seals end of New Labour

Being Black and "Difficult" in Hollywood

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

The Promise, a documentary about the making of Darkness on the Edge of Town

Neoliberalism and the For-Profit, Predatory Educational Industry: You Can't Regulate a Criminal Enterprise

90+ percent of the pundits and press will cheese up the same, tired, old cliché in their post-election analysis:

Gaza flotilla attack: UN report condemns Israeli 'brutality'

For-profit predatory colleges and universities prey on the homeless while hedge fund operators get busy shorting the sector’s stock: the next big economic bubble

"He Will Have to Live ’Til the Day He Dies with the Knowledge that He Is Guilty of a War Crime" - Tony Benn on Tony Blair

Citizens Practicing Democracy in Iowa City Under FBI Surveillance

Parents Occupy Chicago Elementary School Building

The New Normal - The Bi-Partisan Attack on Public Workers

Slide Show: The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century, Part 3

Israel Uses Vague Law to Make Meeting Another Arab a Crime - Locking Up Activists

Don't Look Now, But It's Already Started - The Next Mexican Revolution

Where is the World Economy Headed?

The notion that without the $700bn bailout we would be reduced to bartering was a ruse by the banks to get taxpayers' money

Authorities suspend tourist route to ancient ruins amid protests over irrigation scheme that could leave town without water

DREAM Movement: Challenges with the Social Justice Elite’s Military Option Arguments and the Immigration Reform "Leaders"

Let's cut the baloney about jobs and rich people's taxes.

Great Britain's Brave New World

Legendary British Author John le Carré on Why He Won’t Be Reading Tony Blair’s Iraq War-Defending Memoir

A Peace Movement Victory in Court

FBI Placed Left-Wing Activists On Terrorism Watch List Without Cause

Argentina poll sees Kirchners return from oblivion

Briefing: Dean Baker on Elizabeth Warren and America's Poverty

John le Carré: "The United States of America Has Gone Mad"

A Whistleblowing Mom and Goldman Sachs Plaintiffs Confront the Same Reality

Martin Peretz is a good example of that subset of Americans whose single-minded dedication to Israel makes them, for all intents and purposes, agents of a foreign power.

The selfish search for the self

The Persecution of Pfc. Bardley Manning an American Hero

Steam trains, relic of a bygone era that will outlast us all

'Sidewalk Murder Scene Should Have Displayed Vivid Bullet Impact Marks" - New Tests Show Key Witnesses Lied at Abu Jamal Trial

The food crisis of 2008 never really ended, it was ignored and forgotten.

Why Atomic Energy Can't Compete - Is the Nuclear Renaissance Dead Yet?

If Clegg wants to see how cuts can really damage lives, he's in the right place

This is about propaganda and distraction.

Robert Reich Says 'Forget It,' Better to Rebuild American Industry

Alejandro Amenabar, released a film named "Agora,"

Mooz-lum: Universal Stories, Muslim Families

Nigel Slater's classic toad in the hole recipe

University Group Raises Concerns About BP Oil Spill Contaminants in Livestock Feed

Tariq Ali & Alexander Cockburn: War and Taxes (Video)

I'll take no lectures on ethics from Ratzinger

Karl Pilkington's idiot guide to Mexico

"Rally to Restore Sanity"

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity" - Simone Weil

Classified: Perverting Democracy by Preventing Disclosure

George Lakoff warns us about this and gives us methods to counter it

The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century, Part 1

Serbia Surrenders Kosovo to the UN

Instead of voters choosing their politicians, politicians choose their voters

The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century, Part 2

Net Neutrality, Free Speech and the Net

Black Men and the White Left

Suffocating the poor: a modern parable

Muscular Diplomacy or Law Breaking?

Until they get home and can't remember their daughter's name.

Education Reconsidered: Beyond the Death of Critical Education

During this campaign season, barely any candidate is talking about the poor.

Sarkozy's Smokescreens - France's Great Pension Swindle

"I Printed Only What I Liked ... "

Remembering the US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused to Take Part in Torture

Wasteland: Europe stalked by spectre of mass unemployment

Less Work, More Life

D’Souza’s modus operandi is to use his Indian immigrant background to say things that a white person cannot.

Freedom, democracy and human rights in Syria

The author of Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream was a compassionate writer who truly understood addiction

September 11th in Chile is an interesting day.

Working people's disinterest in the two party system implies intelligence: millions of people understand that both the Democrats and Republicans will not represent their interests in Congress.

I turn on the "news," and there they are, holding badly spelled signs and chanting nonsense.

Doubling of Special Operations Forces' Night Raids Backfired in Kandahar

Escaping Tolerance

A place of refuge from fear and guilt

A Permanent Moratorium

Is There a Cuban Model? Castro's "Confession"

A man who lived by his word – and died by it

Documentary maker joins Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon papers fame to head worldwide protests over WikiLeaks prosecution

Delegates from the Rail and Maritime Union switched the television channel on their conference stand to children's channel CBeebies to express their disgust.

What Obama's Presidency Needs: A Big Reset

Talks need to deal with the root cause of the conflict, namely the illegal British occupation of Ireland..

On September 11th, 1973 Allende was overthrown in a US-backed coup.

Invisible People

The truth about 'honour' killings

Another 9-11 Anniversary: September 11, 1973, When US-Backed Pinochet Forces Took Power in Chile

In this, Sweden makes a mockery of the very real crime of violent rape.

The US economy: why it matters what sort of crisis we're in

Street Sweeper Social Club

Forced Busing, the Deficit Commission and Social Security

The result? Today, fewer than 20 percent of private-sector workers have real, defined-benefit pensions.

Why Millions March in France, but Not in the US

Relatives with blood on their hands

In Monumental Union Vote, California Healthcare Workers to Choose Between SEIU and Breakaway NUHW

Second Soldier Alleges Former Tillman Commander Ordered "360 Rotational Fire" in Iraq

Re-Branding the Occupation Business as Usual in Iraq

The Venezuelan Economy: Media Sources Get It Wrong, Again

Lord Bingham, 76, dies of cancer

It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'.

Will's conclusion that stimulus does not work is like seeing someone throw a few buckets of water on their burning house and then telling the fire department not to waste time with their hoses, because obviously water will not be effective against the fire.

One woman's nightmare, and a crime against humanity

That $50 Billion "Infrastructure" Plan - Obama's Thatcherite Gift to the Banks

The lie behind mass 'suicides' of Egypt's young women

Class Implications of the Retirement Age

French Strike Shows Resistance to Austerity

Rashid's Strange Plan - Selling Off Af-Pak

Guide to the Most Crucial Bank Meeting You Never Heard Of

We Once Had 55% of the World's Manufacturing Capacity - Poverty Rising

Nine years, two wars, hundreds of thousands dead – and nothing learnt

The Fading Prospects for Recovery in Europe - Outlook Grim

Read all about it: The secret dossier of lawbreaking that spells trouble for Murdoch...and Cameron

David Wessell Tells Morning Edition that Ben Bernanke Doesn't Know What He Is Talking About

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.- Upton Sinclair

We're failing big time

The Observer Effect

Two Multibillionaire Brothers Are Remaking America for Their Own Benefit

The Border Patrol and the 100 Mile Rule

The Wealthy Public-Sector Worker: A Myth Debunked

BP oil spill report – live coverage

Despite three crucial errors at the Federal Reserve, its chairman is still revered as if he is the pope – while we pay the price

28 Years After the Massacre at Sabra-Shatila Munir's Story

Racialized Memories and Class Identities

Incompetents at the IMF

The crimewave that shames the world

"Turn, Turn, Turn" 1966

Victory for the Carwasheros

Ralph Miliband: The father of a new generation

Blitz 70th anniversary: Night of fire that heralded a new kind of war

"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks." -Malcolm X

Most of us say we believe in equality, but how we act suggests differently

Trapped for a month in the San Jose mine, Chile, shift leader Luis Urzua has worked heroically to protect his men

Unison leader warns leadership frontrunner that he must abandon New Labour's strong preference for privatisation

Aromatic pot roasts are the perfect dish for early autumn, their deep flavours bringing a warm counterpoint to the chilly evenings ahead

Reprise: Dead Labor Marx and Lenin Reconsidered

The Great Jobs Depression Worsens, and the Choice Ahead Grows Starker

States Pass Staggering Array of Anti-Choice Laws, Policies and Ballot Measures

Tony Blair pelted with eggs and shoes at book signing

On the trail of a dead British major in Vichy Lebanon

The Language of American Fascism

Three people in Maine and New York became ill this summer after eating ground beef traced back to a Cargill plant in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania

Castro's return to full uniform sparks rumours

Unemployment Edges Up to 9.6 Percent as Weak Job Growth Continues

No truly poor people are appointed as federal judges. . . .

Louisiana health officials are suspending the license of an abortion clinic

For the US, the problem is particularly acute since the social safety net is less generous than in many other advanced nations.

A Uniquely Dangerous Border

The Stimulus Complex

Does Our Economy Really Have to Run on Fraud?

Lost in Stagnation: Japan's Dismal Tale

Blair should take responsibility for Iraq. But he won't. He can't

Tony Blair Is All Unctuous About Iraq

My choice is the younger Miliband

How publishers are complicit in ghettoising not only women writers but women readers into this implicitly lesser cultural tier.

Ten reasons not to raise the retirement age

Gordon Brown is said to be "seething" and "dismayed" about Tony Blair's searing criticism of him in his memoirs but yesterday told aides not to respond in kind.

Iraq a Complete Failure for the United States

The Cry for Democratic Moral Leadership and Effective Communication

Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinian schoolgirl

What Created the Populist Explosion and How Democrats Can Avoid the Shrapnel in November

United States setting the stage for war in the Americas

After the Party: Music and the Black Panthers

God didn't create universe, says Hawking

How to Kill Goyim and Influence People

What the Hell Is Happening in Nepal?

The Obama Plan will join all the other diplomatic ruins in the desert of dry bones

Our Enabling Media Is Worse Than Ever

The Shell Game of the Financial Press - When Markets Fail

The Political Consequences of Stagnation

There is no place for home

Movies and jokes told by stand up comics elicit bizarre interest or laughs if the subject is rape behind bars

Meet Obama's Deficit Commission Appointee David Cote - the Most Dangerous Man in America

The suit, Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, seeks to limit the US government's power to kill American citizens abroad.

Seven Key Facts About Social Security and the Federal Budget

Germany is held up by deficit hawks as an ideal for other, less successful economies such as Spain's to emulate. Big mistake

Blair's flawed and self-serving analysis

Contrary to Tony Blair's criticisms, Gordon Brown messed up because he believed in New Labour principles too greatly

Claim for Native Title Threatens Jewish State Bedouin Land Fight

Jacques Satisky & Dr. Seymour Melman 05-17-89 Original air date

A Speech for Endless War

Patient, quiet listening; a quality to which all of us ought to aspire.

American Politics is Getting All Koch'ed Up

Turn on, tune in and drop out

Lately, the hysteria over deficits in the United States has definitely brought back memories of that march to war [in Iraq]....

The Food Safety Shell Game

Oilsands boosts toxic metals in Athabasca watershed: study

A Grisly Form of Stability - What Is the US Legacy in Iraq?

Battlefield stereotypes that were fed to young minds

Oliver Stone’s new documentary ‘South of the Border’ chronicles the emergence of progressive governments in Latin America

Give Me That Old Time Racism

The new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary will be online-only.

Seventy-Two Migrants Massacred, Latest Victims of Neo-liberalism

Less Work, More Life

Acceptance of inequality rests on assumptions that 'free markets' make us all richer in the end. Growth figures tell it differently

Three Ways of Meeting Oppression

Shoot the workers

Working class people have internalised the measuring rod of neoliberalism, the shame of ‘failure’ and the worship of ‘success’.

They’re running the best sort of con game, the one where the con artist believes his own bullshit.

Humanity must preserve itself in order to live for thousands of years

Countering the cuts myths

It’s a matter of class war, not individual character traits.

Stupid or Evil ?

Telling the union that the reason it’s screwing the workers out of their money is because it has a greater obligation—i.e., to maximize shareholder returns.

The median hourly wage has barely grown, if you take inflation into account.

Charles And David Koch Exposed For Insidious Role In Crafting The Modern Right

Billionaire Brothers Charles & David Koch Have Quietly Given More Than $100 Million to Right-Wing Causes

By reasserting a notion of democracy that rejects the concept of passive citizenry, it will be possible to resurrect the concept of an expansive social contract that views economic equality and difference as inseparable from political democracy.

The “Declaration of Rights” the Universal Negro Improvement Association issued on August 13, 1920 blasted the “use of the term “nigger” as applied to Negroes.”

Living in our sewer: Now Atlantic is found to have huge 'garbage patch'

An eye for an eye - Allies of NATO- A cruel people

The Neoliberal Attack on Social Security

An estimated 85% of new drugs offer few if any new benefits while having the potential to cause serious harm due to toxicity or misuse, a study has concluded.

Behavioural differences between the sexes are not hard-wired at birth but are the result of society's expectations, say scientists

Prime minister says impact of the floods is as bad as 1947 partition from India

We are wrong about being wrong

Jimmy Reid: Inspirational trade unionist who led the work-in at Upper Clyde which reversed government policy on the docks

Social Security Trust Fund: It's Real

Well how'd you become king then?

US 'culture of vengeance'

Fidel Castro warns Obama against attack on Iran

Pete Seeger from The American Ruling Class

Alerta Fidel consecuencias terribles de una guerra nuclear

This is a ruling class vendetta against the working class

Our favourite Miliband

The worship of the private sector and… the cult of privatization

Is there a man or woman in America today who is willing to stand at noon in the public square and claim that demands to bomb, invade, and occupy other people's countries have anything to do with human liberation?

"There are 869 different forms of lying, but only one of them has been squarely forbidden. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." Twain didn’t say "obedient neighbor!"

The time to organise resistance is now

""this crusade ... is going to take a while" - G W Bush

"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man." Thomas Paine: The terms “gentiles” and “non-Jews” in the book are widely understood as references to Palestinians.

"Youth in a Suspect Society" (Audio Interview)

"Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love"

To preach austerity as the solution to depression is the equivalent of drilling holes in your head to cure your migraine while dismissing aspirin as for wusses

“Traditionally in America, when the working class starts suffering, instead of connecting together and looking upwards at the cause of the problem, they look sideways or downwards for who to blame.”

“The most effective anti-poverty program ever invented was the labor union.” —George Meany

"Transparent Government Tends to Produce Just Government"

Olympia Food Co-op Boycotts Israeli Goods

Captive Minds, Then and Now

Charity is the vice of unequal systems

Howard Zinn: "The Bomb

Part II: Social Security Under Attack: Cuts Proposed, Higher Retirement Age Suggested

"There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth." - Charles Dickens

How to Survive the Crisis (Organize!)

The income of the average working man flattened out in '73 and never went up in spending ability.

The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War now looms on the horizon

We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.” - General Omar Bradley

When one reads Bibles, one is less surprised at what the Deity knows than at what He doesn't know. -- Mark Twain

"Contempt for Workers is the Religion of Elites"

How’s that for financial mumbo jumbo?

Anarchism and Nonviolence: Time for a "Complementarity of Tactics"

"Every political edict which is not based upon nature is wrong." Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, 1792

The Disappearing Intellectual in the Age of Economic Darwinism

Detroit gets growing

The goal should be a country where every neighborhood features

'Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.'"- Walter Cronkite

Beyond the dross

The Poverty Solution: Just Give Money to the Poor

Interview with Danny Glover

Jottings on The Conjuncture

A Fault Lines Interview with Danny Glover

"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." Frederick Douglass

Another World Is Possible, Another Detroit Is Happening

Tariq Ali, who is one of the screenwriters of Oliver Stone's new documentary

Stone's "Border" Shows Fall of South America's Berlin Wall

South of the Border

In the Service of the Rich

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.

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

The Unspoken Alliance

Nuclear Offer to Apartheid Regime Blows Diplomatic Cover

Don't Stop The Carnival

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

People 'feeling more isolated and lonely'

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

The Chicago Boys' Free Market Theology

Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

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

The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees

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

“Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome"

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

Strontium-90 found in soil at Vermont nuke plant

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

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

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

"Lalena" and "Happiness Runs"

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 where 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

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

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)

"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.

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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