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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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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"
Oil Grab? - Does NATO Plan to Occupy Libya?
"One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness." - Che Guevarra
America's Culture of Cruelty
…Life maybe be dreary,
But never the same,
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
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
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
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
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"