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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.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. - Mohandas Gandhi
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)
"One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness." - Che Guevarra
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.- Oscar Wilde
’The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ Mahatma Gandhi
"This Land is Your Land"
"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'
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“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
Biographies of William Morris (1834-96)
Senescence begins/And middle-age ends/The day your descendants/ Outnumber your friends – Ogden Nash.
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
"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
The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts,
and that is where all our battles should be fought.
"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
“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.
"The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands - the ownership and control of their livelihoods - are set at naught, we can have neither men's rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease." — Helen Keller, IWW member, 1911
"If a majority of workers want a union, they should get a union; it's that simple" ~ Barack Obama, April 2008
"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.
"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."
"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."
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt Brecht
~ 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
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
“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
"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
“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)
"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
1000 artworks to see before you die
Washington, DC, is a Potemkin village of alabaster and marble
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
Was the Civil War worth it? Might slavery have died out anyway, as it did in Brazil?
‘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
"In Cuba I have time, time to do what I want to do. In other countries, no one has time."
The delusion of a classless America
“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
"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
Remembering the US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused to Take Part in Torture.
"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
America is gangsterism for the private profit of the few.-Vanessa Redgrave
Wily Python Stories
Courage to Resist
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
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!
"If you take a step towards freedom - It'll take two steps towards you" - Tom Morello
"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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Public Housing and the American Dream
Aha! Activism = self-expression; organizing = movement-building
My Life, By Fidel Castro with Ignatio Ramonet
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
“Americans express two points of view. One is, I really like that, the other is, that really pisses me off”-- Graham Chapman
"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
‘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
The abortion ship's doctor
I don’t understand life, it goes on and on without any meaning with no purpose – Macbeth
My defense: I was a soldier. I saw the end of a conscientious day's effort.
"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
"Nature is prodigal of the forms of life. The fit will be preserved, the weak exterminated utterly – as myriads have been before: battle within battle, ever recurring." - Darwin
One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.
"Money As Debt"
"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw
"Time Wounds All Heels" -- Dorothy Parker
"It’s how you play the game.” click
post hoc, ergo propter hoc
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man. Thomas Paine
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oskar Wilde
"I thought I heard a black bell toll A little bird did sing Man has no choice When he wants everything" – Elvis Costello
Poet John Donne's line "never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee," says it well
“…it’s hard to build your soul when everyone around you is trying to sell theirs.” - William Deresiewicz
"After the first death, there is no other." - Dylan Thomas
“He who serves all, best serves himself.” Jack London
EVERY EXPERIENCED politician knows the axiom: He who chooses the members of a commission determines its conclusions in advance.
“What should we not fear? We should not fear heaven. We should not fear ghosts. We should not fear the dead. We should not fear the bureaucrats. We should not fear the militarists. We should not fear the capitalists.” - Mao
Neoliberalism As Water Balloon
“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”- Bertolt Brecht
An Interview With Gary Snyder - Walking Mount Tam
“comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable.
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"Si l'ordre est le plaisir de la raison, le désordre est le délice de l'imagination." - Paul Claudel
“Cricket is nothing if it is not one man pitted against a fish.”- Peter Cook
A War No One is Winning How Syria Became a More Dangerous Quagmire Than Iraq
The Merchants of Shame
Who Really Won the War? Russia, the West and World War II
How the US Turned Three Pacifists Into Violent Terrorists
Freedom is a Constant Struggle
The Hidden Price of the Fabulous Bargain
Remembering Wounded Knee occupation 40 years later
Little Boy Lost Bono: Mascot of Neoliberalism
Agitated by their leaders, the frightened pack will howl in the night.
The mysterious legal authority for Barack Obama’s killer drone program flows from another administration with an elastic interpretation of executive power: that of Richard Nixon.
Reflections While Watching Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
Kindness is Better than Greed
What DNA Tests on Lasange Can't Reveal The High Cost of Cheap Meat
Obama's Central American Legacy?
Chernobyl: A Million Casualties
Bled Dry The Collapse of the Anglo-Saxon Imperium
Adventurers and Lotus-Eaters in the Land of Expatriates
Kim Nguyen's "War Witch" Where Quiet Beauty is Meshed with Violent Reality
In the Land Without Ideology East African Opposition, Really?
The United States Government collaped that day along with the twin towers.
Remembering Oscar Romero, El Salvador and Iraq
Africa's Literary Shape-Shifter Achebe’s Legacy
War without End
Ben Ali All Over Again? The Annexation of Tunisia’s Revolution
The Self-Delusions of Empire
The Amazing Rise and Fall of Presumption Of Innocence
The Censorial Impulse Black Out
Don't Be So Sure Fukushima isn’t Chernobyl?
Noam Chomsky on Presumption of Innocence
The Demons of Moral Pragmatism and the New Pope
How Bush Used PR to Conceal Massive Ethnic Cleansing in Baghdad The Myth of the Surge
Complicit Americans The Mass Psychology of Torture
Bradley Manning’s statement taking responsibility for releasing documents to WikiLeaks
By Army PFC Bradley Manning Read to Judge Denise Lind, Fort Meade courtroom, February 28, 2013
Challenging the Washington Consensus Hugo Chavez and Me
The Story of Two Contaminated Navy Navigators Fukushima and the Health Effects of Low Dose Radiation
Syrian Uprising Emboldens Iraq's Minority Population The Sunni Rise Again
Not One Step Backward, Ni Un Paso Atrás Preparing for a Post-Chávez Venezuela
The Wikileaks Revelations US Still Fighting “Threat” of Liberation Theology
A Government of Institutionalize Klepocracy How Baghdad Became a City of Corruption
Will the U.S. Intervene with Troops? Obama Wades Deeper Into Syria’s Morass
Betrayal in Baghdad How the World Forgot About Iraq
Wage Slavery and Republican Liberty
Radioactive Columbia River Imminent Without Action Betrayal of Trust on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Africa and AFRICOM Neo-Imperialism and the Arrogance of Ignorance
Corruption and Infallibility at the Vatican The Divine Farce
Acting Like They Care About Haiti The Pretense of Doing Good (While Raising Millions)
The Occupy Times Interview The Lateral State of America
The Untouchables Masters of Fraud
Reading Between the Lines Junk Food and Junk Journalism
Progressives of today have become the apologists for fascism.
So Evan, if there’s a war with China…it’s your fault!
Same World, Same War Asian Pivot, African Target
80th Priest Killed in Colombia Since 1984 The U.S. Empire & Modern Day Christian Martyrs
Toward a Literacy of Rebellion
The Leeches are Back and are Urging the Wrong Prescription The Grand Bargain Returns
U.S. Intervention Set to Deepen Imperial Jockeying in Africa
Liberal Fascism in America
Therefore, better that the truth not be told
The Fed as Protector of Bank of America
The West’s War Against African Development Continues
A Decade After the Invasion Iraq on the Brink
The Caronia Decision and a Culture of Mercantile Nihilism Strictly Legal
No More Truthless Heroes
"In the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne." - Paul Claudel Quoted by Claud Cockburn, In Time of Trouble
The Sunni Revolt Is Growing Saddam and the US Failed Iraq
BILLION WOMEN RISING CAMPAIGN CALL:
On February 14th 2013 with Eve Ensler, V-Day and communities around the world to Rise, Strike and Dance to end rape and violence!
From Bad to Catastrophic... Obama and Europe’s Meltdown
No Magic Bullets
“At the core of all addictions there lies a spiritual void.”
An Immigration Policy That Works for All The Argument for Amnesty
U.S. Goading Japan into Confrontation with China Will Japan Take the Bait?
Murder Levels Drop, Floods of Raw Sewage on the Rise - Baghdad Today
Poverty and Progress Comparing the US and Venezuela
R2P and Genocide Prevention The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War
We Should Remember Gandhi 65 Years Afterward
"How Can We Trust the Government?" Egypt Aflame Over Protests
A Photo Essay Cairo Before the Blast
Haven't We Seen This Movie Before? The Open-Ended Global War on Terrorism
Endgame Scenarios Saudi Arabia v. Qatar on Syria
An Irish Engagement with the Greek Crisis and the Greek Left
The Energy Department's Crazy Plan for Radioactive Scrap Nuclear Weapons Waste in Your Water Bottle, Hip Replacement, Baby’s Toys, Jungle Gym?
The Descent: From Dr. King to Barack Obama
The Mali Trap
Essay: Political organisation in transition
Ethiopian Regime on Life Support
Not Quite Yet War in the East China Sea?
Canadian Housing Edition How Central Banking Works
The Bloody Toll Mounts in Iraq The Bombing of Kirkuk
"It's been total hell..." Obama’s EPA Shuts Down Damning Fracking Study
The Shameful Legacy of the Monroe Doctrine Militarizing Latin America
A Window Into Infiltration: The FBI Informant File of Sheila Louise O'Connor
The West's Strange Bedfellows - The War Against the Shia
The Fate of a Small Country - World War in Asia?
The Delicious Irony of Morris Greenberg’s AIG Suit Against the US Treasury
Untold History of the United States Oliver Stone, Obama, and the War in Vietnam
How Do We Change Culture?
Idle No More
With or Without Chávez
Idle No More: Native Peoples Challenge Canada’s Gutting of Environmental Laws
What's the Big Deal? The Irrational, Racist Fear of China
Ethnic Conflicts Unresolved for 60 Years Burma’s Civil Wars
America's Deceptive Fiscal Cliff Why the Fiscal Squeeze Imposes Needless Austerity
The Financial War Against the Economy at Large
Hernandez Family Foreclosure Sparks Anti-Eviction Outrage Foreclosures and the Police State
San Onofre Nuclear Waste Generating Station,
Washington's Sectarian Killers
The Bipartisan Assault on the Middle East
Checking the US Pivot Line China’s Year of Living Dangerously
Terror in a Christmas Tree
Violence is as American as cherry pie. - H. Rap Brown
Slavery and Emancipation in the Movies
Murder, Mayhem and the UN Carnage in the Congo
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.”- Groucho Marx
Guns, Race and America’s Collective Psychosis
The Border Security and Criminal Alien Consensus
Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed. - Albert Einstein
Mali: West Africa’s Gate to Convenient Chaos, Intervention
The State Department’s “Report” on the Attack in Benghazi The Effects of Diplomacy as Subversion
Playing to Lose? Obama’s Just Another Chicago Player Throwing the Game
Four More Years of the Same Hostile Policies Obama’s Vilification of Latin America
Persecution of the Christians Syrian Minority Fear the End of Fighting More Than War Itself
The Contras, Crack and Senator Inouye
A Culture of Violence Behind the Connecticut Massacre
What is Really Happening in Syria Descent Into Holy War
A New Round of War and Barbarism Obama’s War on Syria and its Implications
Joyous and Complex A Bachian Christmas
Glimpses of Post-Chavez Venezuela
Insecticide regulators ignoring risk to bees, say MPs
An Interview With Ziauddin Sardar Does Islam Need Reform?
How Private Prisons Profit From the Criminalization of Immigrants
Talk of war is in the air.
Economists and the One-Percent Reality Economics
We can either disabuse them of this notion or roll over and play dead.
Drought revives old water war among river states
Bad for Health, Bad for Business Double Your Trouble With Nuclear Power
Deception Confirmed by UN Government and Industry Still Denying Science at Fukushima
The Man Who Helped Liberate Baseball
As You Were - Xi’s China
Steal a Coat, Go to Jail, Make a Coat in Prison The New Business Model
Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End
Let’s be clear: the world would be a better place with her out of government.
Henry A. Giroux War On Youth
Ian’s Pizza Owner Sticks Up for Health Care
Time for Amnesty Latinos and the 2012 Elections
Scapegoating Social Security and Medicare Who Really Crashed the Economy?
Will Worker Justice Take Flight at Chicago Airports?
Goodnight to President Felipe Calderon, the Drug Warrior
Breaking Private Manning
Police brutality and murder are arguably the most visible, direct and clear expressions of racialized state power in the United States.
A Thanksgiving Message In Solidarity With Walmart Strikers
Death Squads, Swastikas and "Medieval Methods" of Torture Honduras’ Post-Coup Elections
Passing Time in Libya Jane Austen in Tripoli
Commodify water through water marketing and privatize our fish through catch shares program
If People Only Read... The Vindication of Mexican-American Studies
"Greek Democracy is in Tatters" Tariq Ali on the Future of Greece
Bloodbath in Gaza
The Petraeus Saga Epitaph for a Four Star
An Era of Conflicts The New Political Map of the Middle East
Lessons From the Sino-Indian War
By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
Obama's Victory and the Progressive Work To Come
Who Will Watch the Watchmen? Amnesty International and the Human Rights Industry
America’s Degree Scam
Dance of the Drones Obama’s Secret Wars
No Democracy, No Peace Survival and Dignity in an Afghan Winter
Only when strong movements have challenged the Democrats from the outside have progressives won significant victories.
The Latest Crackdown Bahrain Bans All Protests
Playwright's piece laments nation turned into 'captive market' where public life exhibits a 'diminution of magnanimity'
So, like all workers, she was a wealth creator.
Poetry and Latin American Revolution
Is Student Debt the Choke Point of Finance Capitalism?
Means took his experience with direct action to other Indian communities throughout the country
The Blood of Cities
Newly discovered picture shows Kaiser's officers at scene of Turkish atrocity
Panetta Down South The Pentagon’s New Plan to Confront Latin America’s Pink Tide
The Wrecking Society
"Here's some amazing -- though artist-rendered, obviously -- video of what the moon's origin might have looked like".
“Never believe anything until it is officially denied,” is a useful saying
Back to the Future for Labor? The Walmart Strikes
How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions
Teenager found shot dead after US border patrol agent opened fire on people throwing rocks from across Mexican border
Adderall is capitalism's wonder-pill. It dulls your personality levels and optimises your productivity levels
Greece has not faced up to the ghosts of its past
When Will Washington Accept the New Reality?
The Disappearance of Public Intellectuals
Danny Glover: Record Venezuela Turnout Hands Chávez Convincing Mandate to Continue Social Agenda
Extradited to a Future of Torture in a U.S. Supermax Prison
Only divine intervention could explain why the US had disposed of its two main enemies, the Taliban and Saddam, in wars that did more good to Iran than the US.
Election Diary, Venezuela The Ballot and the Bullet
Venezuela: A Pre-election Report
Neo-Liberalism and the Defanging of Feminism
Spying on your neighbor and projecting neurotic fears onto others has never been more convenient or rewarding!
Why Don't Americans Care About Democracy at Home?
Great Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm Dies
But the Police State Marches On Protestors Win in 2004 RNC Protest Mass Arrest Case in NYC
Eric Hobsbawm obituary
They’re Called “Scabs” for a Reason
Venezuela Prepares to Vote The Election That Matters
Strawberry Fields Forever - HQ - Original Video
Mitt Romney, the Bounderby of his era
We Oppose All Military Intervention and Sanctions Against Iran
Progressives and leftists who want to express solidarity with Iranians are challenged by a complicated geopolitical terrain.
Willard "Mitt" Romney comfortably sees himself as the chief
Benghazi, Beijing show limits of power
Occupy’s Not Dead, It Was on Vacation Occupy, Year 2 Begins
An Ugly Stalemate The Uprising in Syria
‘The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.’
Empathy on September 11
America: Becoming a Land Without Farmers
Neglecting the Mentally Ill The Greatest Scandal of Our Time
The People Who Are Paying We Are at War
A Pernicious Attack on Freedom of Expression Sweden’s Shame
The Day a Cockburn Set Fire to the White House
Madison Protesters Reassert Rights
Is a Half Century of Grievances About to Explode? The Trouble in Kenya
Diatribes and Curious Silences Democrats and U.S. Labor Delusional About Latin America
This Is My Body
Why Bondholders Can’t – and Shouldn’t – be Paid
Anne and Rachel: a Legacy of Two Martyrs
Parting With Sister Anne Montgomery
Why shouldn't three people get married?
“Why should I listen to anything Harry Kelber says?”
Remembering Howard Zinn
Protest at the Republican National Convention
The New Deal Illusion
The Decline of Political Protest
Neoliberalism's Culture of Cruelty
The Julian Assange Show Noam Chomsky & Tariq Ali
"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say 'enough is enough'.
Assange, Pinochet and Diplomatic Double-Dealing
The Marikana Massacre: a Premeditated Killing?
Margaret - Tales of Hoffmann
Margaret Tales of Hoffmann - Alt
Could You Live on 6.3 Gallons of Water a Day? Thirsting for Justice
Many argue that the pact allows Brussels to dictate national policy
Assange Speech at Ecuador Embassy Full
Julian Assange asylum: Ecuador is right to stand up to the US
To Set Our Souls Free Springsteen’s Call to Arms
All on the Wrong Side, From Fox News to the New York Times
The Dreamers Have No Choice But to Succeed Reason vs. Bad History
Saturated Violence in the Era of Casino Capitalism Punishing Youth
Suppressing Dissent at the Olympic Games
In the Shadow of Paraguay’s Coup
Nothing ‘Accidental’ in Mali: More Misery Awaits
Down the Mean Streets of Central America Where the Wounds Refuse to Heal
“Nuclear energy and humankind cannot coexist.”
Tourism, Displacement and Death in Haiti Massacre at La Visite
Julian Assange is right to fear US prosecution
Usonian Utopias The FBI vs. Frank Lloyd Wright
Why is Mali Spiraling Out of Control? The Afghanistan of Africa
In one of its last interviews, Paulo Freire says as it came close to the thought of Karl Marx.
How astounding then, that this victim of Colombia’s violence must defend herself against the slander that her organization is somehow a part of that violence.
Upper Class Twit of the Year
The End of the Bedouin
Work Sucks: An Old Film Favorite Proves Radicalism Lives in the Mainstream
Feeding Ourselves, Our Cities, and the World… Urban Farms or Myths?
Neocon Architects of Armageddon War Criminals in Our Midst
In the Footsteps of D. W. Griffith Americans and Historical Amnesia
Food for Thought Is It Our Fault We Get Sick?
Syrian War of Lies and Hypocrisy
What Is To Be Done … Now?
Barack Obama, Changeling
Multinational Corporations Reap Benefits from Coup Government Paraguay’s Bitter Harvest
Iran and the Time of "Last Resort" Ponce in the Gulf
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Once again, Obama has failed to defend an imperiled democracy
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Attacks for the Corrupt, Compassion for the Victims Cockburn the Fighter
Remembering Alexander Cockburn by COUNTERPUNCH READERS
Fusillades at Heaven's Gate No RIP for Alexander Cockburn
Does the Left Have a Plan?
A Voice of Critical Optimism The Irreverent Sting of Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn In Depth Interview
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Alexander Cockburn, Defiant to the End
Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012 Farewell, Alex, My Friend
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Grant Asylum to Assange
Why Are Working People Invisible in the Mainstream Media?
Critics of Haitian President Imprisoned This is How Duvalier Started
The Rate-Fixing Scandal in Full Perspective
The government's response to the housing crisis has been to attack exploited tenants, rather than deal with abusive landlords
Blame the Bankers, Not Technology What’s Really Driving Income Inequality?
The Terrifying Background of the Man Who Ran a CIA Assassination Unit
Another Judge Rules Against Wisconsin Voter ID Law
The Story of Change
Foro de Sao Paulo Latin America Moves Left and Forward
Ethiopian Regime Crumbles: Enter CIA
François Hollande to abolish controversial overtime law in bid to strengthen 35-hour maximum week
A Coup Over Land: The Resource War Behind Paraguay’s Crisis
Technology doesn't cause inequality – deliberate policy change does
False Expectations and the Poor
Ecuador Should Grant Political Asylum to Wikileaks Founder
Fred Hampton, Occupy and Us Popping the Media Bubble on Police Violence
The Sacredness of Life and Liberty
Pres. Could Seize Radio, Internet, under New Exec. Order
Migrants as Political Scapegoats Immigration, Racism and the Supreme Court
Police 'made up' evidence against Muslim student
Liberals Go Dizzy Spinning ObamaCare Targeting Single-Payer Advocates
Romney's 'Free Stuff' Speech Is a New Low
From Penn State to JPMorgan Chase and Barclays: Destroying Higher Education, Savaging Children and Extinguishing Democracy
Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad
"Bobby Sands, MP"
Rebecca Solnit, One Big Continent of Pain
Corporate Compliance a Joke, Exclude Corporate Executives
Coming to the Aid of War Criminals
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Give Peace A Chance
A Legacy of Hatred Can Libya’s New Leaders Curb the Violent Militias?
With inflation checked, a new round of federal spending can create millions of new jobs
Harry Belafonte on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hours
“The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land; confusion all around.”
This Land Is Your Land
Donovan "Lalena" and "Happiness Runs" 1968
Argentina close to verdict on junta's alleged theft of death-camp babies
Santana Rain Chant Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969)
Richie Havens Freedom (Woodstock 1969)
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Joan Baez Oh freedom
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Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Live at Woodstock
If you love your Uncle Sam, Bring them home, bring them home.
Why is Nobody Freaking Out About the LIBOR Banking Scandal?
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Pete Seeger Bring 'em Home
More than half of all Mexicans are living below the official poverty line
"Vietnam Song (Live From Woodstock)"
U.S. Denies Visa to Peace Activist
Arlo Guthrie Woodstock 1969 Walking Down The Line
Unmasking the Beast Press Still at Assange’s Throat
Just because the United States has a plan to rule Libya doesn’t mean it will actually happen
By shrinking away from direct action and organizing, labor lost the ability to harness the people power that occupied the state capitol
Here is what progressives can learn from right-wing messaging.
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It was precisely when patents ran out on the big-selling tricyclic antidepressants in the mid-90s that bipolar suddenly became the recipient of Big Pharma marketing budgets.
"Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life." - Brecht
Why Julian Assange Deserves Our Support The Man Who Seeks Transparency
Obamacare victory puts Mitt Romney on the back foot again
There are eerie parallels between today's decision and a legendary case from Thomas Jefferson's time.
The Economy of Blood What the Market Does to Our Souls
An Assault on Union Democracy
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The Evils of Humanitarian Wars
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Prominent Americans urge Ecuador to accept Julian Assange's asylum request
Metaphor and Health Care: On the Power to Make Metaphor Into Law
Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way
Coup in Paraguay: Will U.S. Join Latin America in Condemning Ouster of President Fernando Lugo?
This hasty, trumped-up impeachment of President Lugo amounts to a coup d'etat.
Obama’s Second Latin American Coup
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Paraguay's ousted president, Fernando Lugo, denounces 'parliamentary coup'
Because deep down inside, in places we don’t like to visit, we know the Mad Uncle is right.
How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” The Vietnam War and the Struggle For Truth
From Center Stage to Middle Earth Come to Ecuador, Julian!
Germany's Constitutional Conundrum
Given the travesty that is American justice, WikiLeaks' founder is entitled to seek asylum and well-advised to fear extradition
WikiLeaks founder walked into the embassy and asked for asylum under the United Nations human rights declaration
A Pandora's Box of Lethal Consequences The Folly of Mindless Science
Zealots of the Atom The Nuclear Cult
Bracing For the Plunge Feeding in Brecht’s Soup Kitchen
The Old Regime Pulls One Out Caution Wins the Day in Greece
Greeks Face Momentous Elections Left Threat Terrifies Bankers: Out of the Eurozone, Into Bankruptcy?
In the Eye of the Storm
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The Myth of the Drone War “Successes”
Public spaces in Britain's cities fall into private hands
An Interview with Tariq Ali The Obama Syndrome
Selling out students
The Wild World of Border Security and Boundary Building in Arizona
Austerity and Authoritarianism
A Thousand Years of Solitude
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The Joint Force will be prepared to confront and defeat aggression anywhere in the world
The New Broom Sweeps Clean
The Voice of a Quaker Hawk Scott Simon, NPR & The Empire
What Rupert Hath Wrought!
"No Matter What the Result, We Will Continue to Resist," Says Mexican Electrical Workers Union Leader
The European Bank Run
Western banks 'reaping billions from Colombian cocaine trade'
Microphone Grabbed Out of Hands of Reporter Questioning Honeywell CEO
Wis. Insurgent Lori Compas Reflects on Her Race Against Scott Fitz.
Is Assad Losing Control? Sorting Out the Houla Massacre
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The Rise of #YoSoy132 The Left Makes Noise in Mexico
Cultural Recuperation and the Case of Southern Italy
No One Hears the Poor
A Failed Effort: Tony Blair Before the Leveson Tribunal
An Ongoing Disaster Libya, Africa and Africom
“Very Bad News” – The Elevation of Jeffrey Feltman
It’s Back to 1980, With the JCS Auctioning Off the Presidency From the Pentagon Battlements
The Efficiency Fantasy David Brooks on American Capitalism
The cruel flaw in the prison system lies in the intent to punish people instead of help them.
Of Property and Propaganda Black Bloc Anarchists and State Terrorism
Life and Politics in a Semi-Occupied Country Graveyard Humor in Belgrade
The Gloss Comes Off the PRI The Mexican Dinosaur
Thousands March With Veterans for Peace at Chicago NATO Summit; Police Respond With Brute Force
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One System for All: Universal Access to Health Care
The Obama government has rationalised its failure to prosecute anyone (literally, anyone at all) for bubble-related crimes by saying that while much of Wall Street's behaviour was unwise or unethical, it wasn't illegal. With apologies for my vulgarity, this is complete horseshit.
American Empire and the Future
If there’s any nation in the world that is well on the way to meriting the admittedly vague label of “fascist,” surely it’s the United States.
Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world
How Government and Corporations Use the Poor as Piggy Banks Preying on the Poor
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A Line-by-line Analysis of National Defense Authorization Act, Nuclear Provisions
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"I Guess You're on Your Own" Grounded By US Airways
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The Moral Arc of the Universe
Euro Bond Holders, Beware! The Insanity of Austerity
“Seldom has a Body of Political and Business Leaders been so Badly Mistaken in So Many Ways.”
When Empires Forget the Lessons of History
UN Probe: U.S. Should Return Stolen Sacred Land, Including Mt. Rushmore, to Native Americans
The FARC Calls for a Debate The Retention of Romeo Langlois
"Chicago is my hometown and the mayor is making me feel mighty unwelcome...
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Drones in US Flight Paths
A cycle of overhyped terror plots involving government agency entrapment feeds a multimillion-dollar surveillance industry
“Articles about Argentina are almost always very negative in tone — they’re irresponsible, they’re renationalizing some industries, they talk populist, so they must be going very badly.”
Economic democracy: the next big left idea?
War Crimes Indictment Served at Hancock Air Force Base
Chen Guangcheng, WTF?
Quantum computers are ever closer to becoming a reality, and when they arrive they will revolutionise computing power
The Lutfallah II Arms-Smuggling Scandal
Is the US Poised to Regain Control of Latin America with Regional Proxy Wars Through Colombia?
Violence, USA: The Warfare State and the Brutalizing of Everyday Life
Craters in the Roads Why Osama Lives
American Dystopia, Fiction or Reality?
Will Sadat’s Camp David and the Zionist Embassy be Next?
Whistleblower: The NSA is Lying–U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails
French Elections: Cracks in the Neoliberal Consensus
Making the US a White Gated Community
Human Rights or Security? Mexico’s False Dilemma
Billionaire superyachts cast a shadow over Barcelona's traditional barrios
The Philanthropies of American Imperialism Foundations and American Power
An Envoi for Christopher Hitchens At the Pearly Gates
German 'hypocrisy' over Greek military spending has critics up in arms
Britain destroyed records of colonial crimes
For He’s a Jolly Good Scoundrel: On Sanford Weill
Tariq Ali with Avi Lewis, 26 October 2011, Talk – Video
Locking Down an American Workforce The Prison Labor Complex
The NDAA means the US military can put anyone under suspicion of being a terror threat and detain them for ever
Get rid of 'digital handcuffs', says European Commission vice-president
An Interview with Tariq Ali In the Shadow of the Extreme Center
The Hollow Republic Health Care in an Age of American Decline
40 Years in Solitary Confinement: Two Members of Angola 3 Remain in Isolation in Louisiana Prison
First, Your Double Standard The Crackdown in Bahrain
The Logic of Unintended Consequences: The ‘Mess in Mali’
150 years of research proves that long hours at work kill profits, productivity and employees
The Liberal Betrayal of Bradley Manning
Ozzie Guillen and Free Speech
If the Other Shoe Drops, I Want Medicare Medicare for All, For Life
Always Making Fresh Enemies
The Disgusting Attacks on Gunter Grass
Guayaberas Without Cubans
The Demon from Bradford
Kenya: Tricks, Intrigues and Somali War Grab Everything And Justify It By War
Fighting the Legacy of Enrico Fermi
Remember Captain Boycott!
Wikipedia world: an interactive guide to every language. Infographic map
Concentrated levels found as scientists sample the Pacific for signs of Fukushima
How Forced Relocation Becomes "Voluntary" Uprooting 30,000 Bedouin in Israel
The Real Nuclear Outlaws
Walker Recall Overshadows GOP's Weird Wisconsin Primary
By the Numbers: 'Medicare for All' Could Fund Prosperous Future
Guilt and Identity Politics The Toulouse Murders
Egypt: A Culture of Subjugation is Dying
A short history of privatisation in the UK: 1979-2012
General Franco gives an award to a family in Madrid. Babies were taken away from families during his regime and trafficking continued into the 80s
The current radiation levels are so high that even robots cannot enter
The Transportation and Security Administration has installed about 640 full-body millimeter wave and X-ray backscatter scanners at 165 airports as of January
FBI’s Activities Raise Constitutional Concerns and Violate Federal Privacy Law, ACLU Says
Police as Commodity Security for the One-Percent
Totalitarian systems always begin by rewriting the law. They make legal what was once illegal.
Putting Out the Wrong Fire White House Burning
An Agrarian Progressive The Life and Passion of Henry A. Wallace
Strike Down the Obama Mandate! Single-Payer Docs to Rally at Supreme
Syria Was Not Libya After All Bid to Overthrow Assad Fails
Evidence Homeland Security Coordinated Occupy Crackdown
400 Chernobyls: Solar Flares, Electromagnetic Pulses and Nuclear Armageddon
Anniversary of forgotten American tragedy
Why We Are Not Supporting Jeffrey Sachs to be World Bank President
Honduras and the Obama Administration
When the Rich Jump Ship
Massacres Will Always Follow Occupy A Country
Goldman Sachs’ Trader Finds a New Occupy Tactic
The history of life, the universe and everything - visualised
The Death of Investigative Journalism
Of Unions, Nuns and Health Care
Ireland’s Debt and the Heart of O’Toole
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Something in American Culture Builds Walls Around Those Who are Different The Wall
Stratfor: And it gets worse
Exposing the "No Harm" Mantra The Dangerous Myths of Fukushima
What Could Have Happened in Spain
Don't Restart It, Dismantle it It’s Time to Get Realistic About the Dangers of the San Onofre Nuclear Plant
Try a Little Tenderness... Lessons From Bolivia
Anti-Nuclear Groups in Georgia Seek to Block First New Nuclear Plants in U.S. in Decades
Will 2012 Bring Tribal War to Libya?
Robert Fisk: France's shamefully forgotten allies
2012 Threatens to be Very Violent Year The Sunni-Shia Wars
Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, "Serial Fabricators" and the Tale of Iran and 9/11
"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed." I. F. Stone
"If the world is upside down the way it is now, wouldn't we have to turn it over to get it to stand up straight?" -Eduardo Galeano
The “Left” and Libya
“Our rights will not voluntarily be handed to us, so we are heading out to demand them." Frederick Douglass,
Best Strategies for Managing the Commons
WHITE POPPIES ARE FOR PEACE
The Dangerous Cult of the Guardian
Three Strikes Against the Empire The U.S. Southern Command & the 4th Fleet
Affirmative Action Meets 21st Century White Supremacy at Berkeley
"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
"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
“A real man should feel on his own cheek the blow given to another man’s cheek.” José Martí
Nat Turner’s 1831 rebellion and the legacy of violence
Shared Work, Shared Leisure Shorter Weeks, Longer Vacations
A Short History of Black-Owned Land in America
The Bay View Massacre
Bay View Massacre
‘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
THE PROBLEM IS CIVIL OBEDIENCE: HOWARD ZINN 1971/2007
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
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.
Groucho Marx- Capt Spalding's Adventures in Africa
Chernobyl: A field trip to no man's land
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
The Ruthlessness of the Ruling Class
Dave Duerson killed himself, he asked that his brain be left to researchers studying head injuries among athletes.
"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
"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
One must remember that in choosing the lesser of two evils, one still chooses evil." --Hannah Arendt
"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
Overworked America: The Great Speedup
Why Supermarket Tomatoes Suck
"It is just as criminal to rob a man of his right of speech as it would be to rob him of his money."
Ten Lessons From Chernobyl And Fukushima
Self-Reliance from Essays: First Series (1841) Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hans Hofmann once wrote: "In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light."
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
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
Alice Stewart: The woman who knew too much
Tariq Ali: Rights and Needs
Placebo cures shown to help with depression and stomach complaints – in Bavaria, 88% of doctors have prescribed them
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
"One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness." - Che Guevarra
…Life maybe be dreary,
But never the same,
“If anyone understands me, then I wasn’t clear." ¬ Jean-Luc Godard
"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.
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.
"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 than 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
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
“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
“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
Why Someone Else Can't Do It For Us
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
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
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)
Public service reform ... but not as we know it!
Dead Souls or "Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."
Corner Store - The Film
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
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
"Poverty is the worst form of violence."- Gandhi
“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