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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

Marx in Soho Brian Jones

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

There really is no safe level of radiation

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

An injury to one is an injury to all

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)

"But I have absolutely no choice. I cannot come, I do not want to come, and I am not coming." - Mike Leigh

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!”

After the first death, there is no other.

 

Renounce War

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

 

Give Peace A Chance

"I'm neither Trotskyist nor Guevarist or Luxemburgist, I'm a revolutionary. And revolution needs to be reinvented, for no revolutionary experiment has ever succeeded. Some of them ended up as bloody caricatures".- Olivier Besancenot

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Police and Thieves.

Universal Healthcare

"I would rather be vaguely right, than precisely wrong." - John Maynard Keynes

Polonius advice to his son Laertes:

"Those friends thou hast and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel."

Polonius' advice:

"This above all—
To thine own self be true;
And it must follow
As the night the day,
Thou canst not then
Be false to any man."

 

Seeräuber Jenny

War Is Over 2010

~ The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life out of them, molding them into money. Rabindranath Tagore

Universal Healthcare

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed ~ Gandhi

“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.” - John Maynard Keynes

"The problems we face today cannot be solved by the minds that created them." - Albert Einstein

Universal Healthcare 2010

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, the soul of soulless conditions, it is the opium of the people.” - Marx

 

John Lennon Give Peace a Chance Live in Toronto 1969

Give Peace A Chance

"The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor" - Voltaire

The Great Transformation By Karl Polanyi

---MAHALIA JACKSON Live late 1960's--- We shall overcome

MALCOLM X: THE HOUSE NEGRO AND THE FIELD NEGRO

 

Muir Beach in Marin California

Cuba's zunzún or bumblebee hummingbird

Universal Healthcare

“I was not the one to invent lies: they were created in a society divided by class and each of us inherited lies when we were born. It is not by refusing to lie that we will abolish lies: it is by eradicating class by any means necessary.” — Jean Paul Sartre, Dirty Hands: act 5, scene 3. 1963

What is Property? By P. J. Proudhon

THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE - JM Keynes (1920)

1000 artworks to see before you die

Don't Deploy

Caused by the future adminstration

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.

Highland clan chief Diarmid MacAulay walks us through his favourite landscapes in Scotland

“He who serves all, best serves himself.” Jack London

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Give Peace A  Chance

‘If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?” Tuco from “Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)

"In October 1884, a convention held by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions unanimously set May 1, 1886, as the date by which the eight-hour work day would become standard. When May 1, 1886 approached, American labor unions prepared for a general strike in support of the eight-hour day. The Haymarket affair is generally considered to have been an important influence on the origin of international May Day observances for workers"

Revolution Number 9 Backwards

Soldiers, Don't Deploy

SourceWatch

“believe nothing until it has been officially denied.”- Claude Cockburn

Strawberry Fields Forever

Victor Jara - Comandante Che Guevara

Marjorie Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild

It's got electrolytes

The dull compulsion of economic relations completes the subjection of the laborer to the capitalist. - Marx

"When you start a war for the wrong reasons, you are responsible for all that follows, even the other side's atrocities." - Michael Neumann

Empire's Military Bases Map

A Campaign to Cut Poverty in the United States in Half in Ten Years

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop

Howl: People vs Ferlinghetti - Final mp3 Beat Generation, etc

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."- Edmund Burke

Glimpses of Nature

Yippie!

"New York City Hippie"

“Labor cannot, on any terms, surrender the right to strike.” —Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice

Steve Earle - City Of Immigrants (Official)

Works in Progress

“The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class” Jack London

"Information is like air. It must be free for all. Forever."

Social Justice Leadership

"Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all." -- Maximilien Robespierre

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - June Jordan

If we are always guided by other people’s thoughts, what’s the good of having our own? -- Oscar Wilde from “A Good Woman” 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller

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Universal Healthcare 

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

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"There was never a good war or a bad peace." Benjamin Franklin

It was James Baldwin who said, “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.”

"The real difficulty in changing any enterprise lies not in developing new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones." John Maynard Keynes

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon

NO DRAFT, NO WAY!

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov

"War is cruelty and you cannot refine it." - Gen. William T. Sherman 1820-1891

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." - Will Durant

"History is one big smoking gun and the function of the official press is to say this isn't so." - Alex Cockburn

Dovetail Joints

Collective puts Marx's Das Kapital on stage

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"What is capital punishment if not the most premeditated of murders to which no criminal act, no matter how calculated, can be compared."-- Albert Camus

 

"We need to acknowledge, if we are thoughtful people, that terror is everywhere, and has been with us always, and involves all kind of people who later get called men of peace.'"- P. Sabin Willett

The Mindsweep - A Fellatio Rodriguez Film

 

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw

No One Is Safe: The Ruling Class Unleashed

Do do do do do do- oh yeah!

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up."- Lily Tomlin

“Neither the colourless vagueness of cosmopolitanism nor the fierce self-idolatry of nation worship is the goal of human history.”- Rabindranath Tagore

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

"A clever man solves a problem; a wise man avoids it." Einstein

 

 

No Human Being Is Illegal

"It is so simple a remedy, merely service. Not one ignoble thought or act is demanded of any of all men and women in the world to make fair the world. The call is for nobility of thinking, nobility of doing. The call is for service, and such is the wholesomeness of it. He who serves all best serves himself." - Jack London

 

"Possession is nine tenths of the problem." - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

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Explosion at French nuclear waste plant

More Repressive at Home, More Lawless Overseas | America 10 Years After 9/11

Obama’s big speech fails to dispel the doom and gloom

New light on an old horror – and still there is no justice

It's not the brutality that is 'systematic'. It's the lying about it

Bristol: Chameleon skin, seditious heart

Rousing Labor Day in Madison with Tom Morello

Epitaph For Another 9/11: Reknown Writer Ariel Dorfman on 1973 U.S.-backed Coup in Chile

The Post-Victory Question in Tripoli Who’s In Charge Here?

"The impact of war is self-evident, since economically it is exactly the same as if the nation were to drop a part of its capital into the ocean." --Karl Marx, Grundrisse, 1857-58

The Ironies of Humanitarian Intervention How a British NGO Transported Rebels to the Libyan Front

"Of course we will, boy! The British Army has always fought the wily Pathan. Stripped mother-naked, under the tent brailings like a snake, he is." - Colonel Grapple - later to be known as Grapple of the Bedoo

The Jobs Mirage: How Much More Work Do Humans Really Need?

It’s demand, stupid.

Speech at Madison Square Garden (October 31, 1936)

King's College Chapel, Cambridge: 'A gravity-defying hall of light' - video

Remembering Attica, 40 years Later

For 10 years, we've lied to ourselves to avoid asking the one real question

This has been NATO’s war and while the world may not understand this, the Libyan rebels certainly do.

Fukushima Crisis: Caldicott Says Evacuate North-West Japan

“A real man should feel on his own cheek the blow given to another man’s cheek.” José Martí

What does “Socialism” Mean Anyway? Voices from Central America

Gaddafi, Assange and China - Neoliberalism and Its Discontents

Nurses Take on Wall Street

The Triumphalist: "The Western allies, especially the British and the French backed up by the United States, can be justly proud."

The 9/11 conspiracists: vindicated at last?

Gaddafi’s Libya as Demon

Algeria sends the West a message by taking in Gaddafi's brood

Evicting these families would be totally unreasonable and irresponsible.

Better Not Be Black The New Libya

Entrapment as Government Policy Common Practices of the FBI

In Which Franklin Lamb Shields a Nigerian from Rebel Racists and Dreams of Chadian Ladies

"Karl Marx got it right, at some point capitalism can destroy itself"

A Lock-Box of Outrageous Stories Medicine’s Complicity in the Cruelties of Capitalism

Defending the Commons Environmental Justice in Detroit

Monday, September 5, Labor Day - Billy Bragg The Internationale

Can you vacate your room, sir? Libya's new government needs it

Cesium leak equal to 168 '45 A-bombs NISA compares contamination to Hiroshima blast

Prosecuting war crimes? Be sure to read the small print

Tripoli: Rumors and Violence The Hunt for Gaddafi

Joe Strummer is Spinning in His Grave - Why Music Needs to Get Political Again

You're Missing

Cheers to the Uprising English Internationale (with lyrics)

Refuting Juan Cole The Myth of Libyan Liberation

The New-Model Interventionists

Making a case for Barack Obama just gets harder

Qatari special forces led Libyan attack on compound

13 Protesters Arrested in Wisconsin Capitol

BBC journalist killed during Taliban attack had been shot by US forces

The fruits of capitalism, spreading poverty and unemployment

History repeats itself, with mistakes of Iraq rehearsed afresh

Libya today: an overthrow waiting for a strategy

The Ultimate Sacrifices The State and Local Budget Crisis

Chavez Officially Nationalizes Venezuela's Gold Industry

Sweet and Lowdown Crude Analysis of Libya

Anna Hazare’s hunger strike may have echoes of Gandhi, but his demands do not

How long before the dominoes fall?

The Bay View Massacre The Eight-Hour Workday

Madison Convention Focuses on Strengthening Democracy

NTC claims made during the period he was with them were “complete bullshit.”

When Will the Walls of the Central Banks Fall?

Qaddafi Has Lost; But Who Has Won?

The Iron Heel is thus an allegorical tale of a fascist state

How long does it take before justice is irrelevant?

Germany's Call Deathwatch for the Euro?

Happiness is: a life without money in rich Germany

Kingfish

Governor Rick Perry: one lucky son of a bitch

Nat Turner’s 1831 rebellion and the legacy of violence

Guard-Dogs for the Banks The Case Against Rating Agencies

It's his fast-disappearing billions that will worry Assad, not words from Washington

Human Touch (Live '93)

Wisconsin Recalls: Ds 2, Rs 0

Shared Work, Shared Leisure Shorter Weeks, Longer Vacations

Biological Weapons: Bargaining with the Devil (Part Four)

If I Should Fall Behind

Candles shine new light on diamonds

Human Touch (Live '09)

US and UN Oversaw Integration of Ex-Paramilitaries Into Haitian Police

New evidence suggests its reactors were doomed to fail

Dag Hammarskjöld: evidence suggests UN chief's plane was shot down

Not the Lef:t Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours?

Students Take to the Streets Chile at the Crossroads

"A Congregation of Pain" - Pakistan at 64

Unwelcome Guest

A Short History of Black-Owned Land in America

The immortality of a great, if flawed, historian

But one thing we do know for certain: we can only get to the right answers by asking the right questions.

Riots and the Underclass - the view from America

The Bay View Massacre

Haiti: WikiLeaks Cables Expose How U.S. Blocked Aristide’s Return After 2004 Coup

After Recalls, Scott Walker & Co. Sing a Different Tune

Franklin Lamb - Where have Libya's Children Gone?

London Riots. (The BBC will never replay this. Send it out)

"The Raids Come Every Night" - More Lost by the Second

The Unwelcome Guest

Verizon Workers Strike over "Full-Scale Attack" on Wages, Benefits at Telecom Giant

The Legal Duty to Create Jobs

Let’s get on the streets and demand an end to cuts and police brutality

Is London a Harbinger for America? When is a Riot a Revolt?

Dubious Allies - Libya's Ragtag Rebels

Bay View Massacre

Inside the Tottenham Uprising London's Burning

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam

This slaughter will end only when words of condemnation are acted on

The riot came from a community pushed to the edge by the violence of the police

Resistance Works.

‘If you’re not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.’ - Malcolm X

Repeat: "...the monetary union.... is an unambiguously right-wing project."

It is all self-inflicted, unnecessary, and stupid.

The city and its workers that first took on Mubarak

Unreliable Sources, Faulty Facts The Real Strauss-Kahn Story Back at the New York Times

The Bad Deal

THE PROBLEM IS CIVIL OBEDIENCE: HOWARD ZINN 1971/2007

Nuclear Power Losing Favor in Much of the World

Against the Law

Obama’s sell-out leaves Americans defenceless

As of 21 June 2011 its "estimated number of workers covered" — those eligible for government money — stood at 2,491,479.

Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era The New Operation Wetback

Once untouchable, the old despot and his sons faced the wrath of the nation they had terrorised

War and Debt

A Secret War in 120 Countries The Pentagon's New Power Elite

Egypt awaits first trial of an Arab Spring dictator

Every Sperm is Sacred

As we do, we serve notice to NATO that we shall not desist until they have left our country and we will ensure that they never return.

I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore

Incentivize the Prosecutors - Locking Up the Innocent

Hewn from rock, the cavernous cisterns which dot the desert beyond Bethlehem have for centuries harvested winter rain to provide shepherds and their flocks with water through summer.

Egypt's revolutionary youth are being sidelined

At Last! The Head of Ghad ... General Younis

All You Fascists Are Bound To Lose

The Arab world's dictators cling on, but for how long?

Why Democracy Is Public: The American Dream Beats the Nightmare

On How to Stop Extremism That Fueled Shooting

The Other Side of the Berlin Wall

Obama's Bad Bargain

American Left had gone extinct as any kind of potent political force and it took the election of Barack Obama to prove it?

Norwegian Shooting Suspect’s Views Echo Xenophobia of Right-Wing Extremists in U.S., Europe

Groucho Marx- Capt Spalding's Adventures in Africa

Chernobyl: A field trip to no man's land

No More Gag Rules Let’s Spark a Movement that’s Pro-Voice!

Under Cover of "Crisis" Obama's Ambush on Entitlements

America's Obsession Righteous Killing

Obama's Wrecking Crew Worse Than Herbert Hoover

Pensions: what private finance doesn’t want you to know

In our utopia the meaning of work will transformed; there will be no more precious commodity than a person’s time.

Heard the one about the child and the blood money?

“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"

“Crises are, as it were, the irrational rationaliers of an always unstable capitalism”- David Harvey

Saudi Arabia's law makes democracy a crime.

Listen to Red Pepper authors talk about alternatives to capitalist priorities in the city

Police said they did not believe that it was international terrorism, according to officials cited by Norwegian news agency NTB.

But Norwegian police said last night that the individual believed responsible for the shooting in Utøya, a 32-year-old Norwegian man, was also spotted in Olso before the bombing there.

Vandana Shiva: Understanding the Corporate Takeover

What goes on in the stomachs and under the hooves of cows might be the key to turning deserts back into grasslands

America is in love with Apocalypse.

The Enemy is Washington - An Economy Destroyed

New Vote for 43,000 California Workers Judge Throws Out Kaiser Elections

The Problem That Won't Go Away Murdoch: Will Anything Really Change?

The Case for Defined Benefits and Retirement Security

The Ruthlessness of the Ruling Class

Dave Duerson killed himself, he asked that his brain be left to researchers studying head injuries among athletes.

A Domain of Personal Tyranny: A Real History of Rupert Murdoch

Now the Arab Spring becomes an Arab Summer

US and Pakistan: The rocky AmPak affair

Debt Political Theater Diverts Attention While Americans’ Wealth Is Stolen

Showdown in SoCal A Strike Looms in the Grocery Industry

"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past."- Karl Marx

Libya: David Cameron’s other misjudgment unravels

Hawk Nation: A Guide to the Catastrophic Debt Ceiling Debate

"What is the end of our revolution? The tranquil enjoyment of liberty and equality; the reign of that eternal justice, the laws of which are graven, not on marble or stone, but in the hearts of men, even in the heart of the slave who has forgotten them, and in that of the tyrant who disowns them." -- Maximillien Robespierre

14,931 NATO Sorties and for What? Libyan Rebels Ambushed

The Evils of Bad Criticism

AmPak Relations: Scenes From a Marriage

Liverpool was right about News International all along

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Wisconsin Recall Elections

Panetta: We Need US Troops to Stay in Iraq to Fight Iran

Julian Assange's lawyer tells extradition appeal arrest warrant is invalid

In Tahrir Square the anger is growing again. Where is the revolution the crowds fought for?

Highest levels in rainwater in California were collected March 22, 2011 in Richmond, CA with levels of 138 pCi/L.

Neptune's first orbit: a turning point in astronomy

Argentine Singer-Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala

One must remember that in choosing the lesser of two evils, one still chooses evil." --Hannah Arendt

"The body of Bouazizi will either be a light in this part of the world," Azoury says. "Or he will be the fire that will consume it."

Scotland Yard and the Hacking Scandal - The Suspects are in Charge of the Case

Why I had to leave The Times

Richard Trumka: We Need to Focus on our Friends

The Battle of Wapping, Mk II

Avoiding Impunity: The Need to Broaden Torture Prosecutions

Hacking scandal: is this Britain's Watergate?

All the Publisher’s Men: Murdoch and the NotW

Vance refuses to remove himself from case as some ask: why should DSK be let off the hook?

The new focus of Syria's crackdown has seen similar bloodshed before

“Never fight anyone who can fight back.”

Man given synthetic trachea created by growing his own stem cells on artificial 'scaffold'

Tristane Banon's lawyer says she will file lawsuit centred on attempted rape by Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2002 interview

"While a person dies every day during the eight or more hours in which he or she functions as a commodity, individuals come to life afterward in their spiritual creations. But this remedy bears the germs of the same sickness: that of a solitary being seeking harmony with the world." — Che Guevara

Straighten the Rug

Assault on the Kabul Intercontinental shows – that they were caught up in a war they were, and are, a long way from winning.

Why only a single-payer system can solve America’s health-care mess.

WHO or His Body His Choice? The Scalpel and the Damage Done

A Brilliant and Courageous Statement

How to cook: grilled mackerel with gooseberries and horseradish cream - video

Strange Attraction

Victims fear that only "perfect victims" could report rape and receive justice

Royals heckled by protesters in Montreal

Britain's rivers 'being ruined by demands of water companies'

Freedom Flotilla 2: Message in a Bottle.mp4

WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange and Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Žižek

"These people (the Libyans) are able to one day take this battle ... to Europe, to target your homes, offices, families, which would become legitimate military targets, like you have targeted our homes,"

Non-Violent Protest Works – That's Why "The Audacity Of Hope" Is Being Held Up in Greece

Overworked America: The Great Speedup

A Warrior for Liberation A Fuse Called Geronimo

Washington, DC, is a Potemkin village of alabaster and marble

The Missing Link Development and Migration

In the Land of Hope and Dreams

So Much Pretty

Words of wisdom from an Irish Renaissance man

Union Town Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman

President Clinton pursued policies that in the long run created more damage to the American economy than any other president since Herbert Hoover

Why Supermarket Tomatoes Suck

“More importantly, the rest of his story makes no sense either. The United States borrows from China, Japan and other countries because of our trade deficit, not our budget deficit.” Dean Baker

"It is just as criminal to rob a man of his right of speech as it would be to rob him of his money."

The people vs The President

Nostalgia for the Light

Ten Lessons From Chernobyl And Fukushima

James Galbraith about why the doomsday predictions on the debt ceiling are wrong.

Pusillanimous Obama - US opens grand jury hearing

Reading Rosa

Self-Reliance from Essays: First Series (1841) Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daniel Ellsberg: Bradley Manning Charges Should Be Dismissed After Obama Declares Accused Army Whistleblower "Broke the Law"

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which established authorities are wrong. - Voltaire

Was the Civil War worth it? Might slavery have died out anyway, as it did in Brazil?

The South, however, has yet to address, as through a South African style “Truth and Reconciliation” process, its crimes against humanity. It would be an important first step.

“A Day Without Workers”

Shut Them All Down - Sayonara Chernobyl! Hello Fukushima!

Aborigines to block uranium mining after Japan disaster

Hans Hofmann once wrote: "In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light."

Bradley Manning: top US legal scholars voice outrage at 'torture'

"When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results." - Calvin Coolidge

The delusion of a classless America

Embryonic stem cells from mice have been transformed into a rudimentary eye, raising hopes of growing parts of the human eye to investigate and treat blindness

'No Safe Levels' of Radiation in Japan

Danny Glover: World’s Workers Fighting Back

We teach children to be inquisitive, so that they will become accustomed to obeying reason: not authority like the feebleminded, or custom like fools. He who does not know, anyone can deceive. He who does not have, anyone can buy. - Simón Rodríguez

"March for the Alternative"

We want to show that people reject the argument that there is no alternative.

To submit to the nuclear lobby, he continues, "is a transgression against life itself,

Alice Stewart: The woman who knew too much

Inside America's Most Dangerous Nuclear Plant

Why is the World's Largest Organization of Psychologists So Aggressively Promoting a New, Massive and Untested Military Program?

There's linguistic trickery at work here, but also a series of military-industrial interests as long as a Lockheed census form.

Reasons and False Pretexts: Why are They Making War on Libya?

Stop Bombing Libya

The Potential Dispersal of Radioactive Fallout From Fukushima

Rain

You Don’t Need the Boss, the Boss Needs You

It is outrageous that, at the 11th hour, the US is still pressing South Africa to stop the return of ousted President Aristide

This video of farmer Tony Schultz speaking captures the feel of the rally today

Tariq Ali: Rights and Needs

Some things are unforgiveable, like taking people’s rights away. And don’t you forget it.

Dalai Lama called him fat

“We refuse to live in a country like this and we’re not leaving.”

"But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see"  

"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."

"In Cuba I have time, time to do what I want to do. In other countries, no one has time."

Placebo cures shown to help with depression and stomach complaints – in Bavaria, 88% of doctors have prescribed them

America's secret plan to arm Libya's rebels

Water on the Table

It is a form of psychic escapism. Taste is immaterial to the millions of addicts who are eating to alleviate the pain of existence

The Rush for Libya's Fossil Waters

NATO's Inevitable War

The historical narrative that lies beneath the Gaddafi rebellion

The destiny of this pageant lies in the Kingdom of Oil

"Bring 'Em Home"

Mrs McGrath

Oil Grab? - Does NATO Plan to Occupy Libya?

"One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness." - Che Guevarra

President Gasbag

America's Culture of Cruelty

…Life maybe be dreary, But never the same,

Smile

Colbert 2012

The real scandal is Blair's ignorance

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Six by Twelve

Don Was: John Sinclair - "Monks Dream"

Reclaim the Commons

Anyone who believes the US government about anything is the epitome of gullibility.

Getting off our knees?

Emma Goldman - J. Edgar Hoover’s "Intellectual Pervert"

“If anyone understands me, then I wasn’t clear." ¬ Jean-Luc Godard

Obama Should Create Jobs by Executive Order

They're trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge again

"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time." - Malcolm X

Staughton Lynd could have built an enviable career as an academic but for his conscience.

Life in Sector C

30-hour workweek

The Undeserving Rich

I think we should talk about the undeserving rich

John Dewey said it brilliantly: He said that whatever the best and most privileged parents have for their kids should be the baseline for what we want for all kids. Anything less undermines our democracy.

Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability

Gandhi's Wisdom

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

"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

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

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

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

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

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

Ralph Miliband: The father of a new generation

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

Less Work, More Life

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

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

"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

Charity is the vice of unequal systems

Howard Zinn: "The Bomb

"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.

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

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

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

Jottings on The Conjuncture

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

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.

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

Report: Public Housing Works, When You Invest In It

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

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

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

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

“A Talk to Teachers” By James Baldwin

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

The Problem Is Civil Obedience

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

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

Wayne Morse on Democracy

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

Don't Deploy

Howard Zinn: “Holy Wars”

The Trials of Tony Judt

“Holy Wars” May 2, 2009

Three Holy Wars

"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

"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

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

"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

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

“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.

"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

Timely, Safe and Legal

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

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.

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

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

“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..."

“…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

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

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

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

"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

“…it’s hard to build your soul when everyone around you is trying to sell theirs.” - William Deresiewicz

Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion

“He who serves all, best serves himself.” Jack London

The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil

How I Won The War (1967) Parts 1-11

A Feather From The Sky

"Wichita Vortex Sutra"

"it takes two to speak the truth, one to speak and another to hear"
- henry david thoreau

 

Poet John Donne's line "never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee," says it well

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