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John Lennon & Yoko Ono: 'War Is Over! (If You Want It)'

Poverty is the worst form of violence. - Gandhi

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

Renounce War Projects

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. - Mohandas Gandhi

There's No Place Like Home

Dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system, we seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America, to function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. National Lawyers Guild S.F. Bay Area Chapter

"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." - Bertrand Russell

John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

THE WAR WHICH IS COMING
Is not the first one. There were
Other wars before it.
When the last one came to an end
There were conquerors and conquered.
Among the conquered the common people
Starved. Among the conquerors
The common people starved too.

Bertolt Brecht

Don't Deploy

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

Universal Healthcare

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.- Oscar Wilde

“Patria es Humanidad” (homeland is humanity) - Jose Marti

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’The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ Mahatma Gandhi 

"This Land is Your Land"

“Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?”- Rachel Carson

Some hours of work

"Let's just speak of using the incredible wealth of the earth for human beings, Give people what they need: food, medicine, clean air, pure water, trees and grass, pleasant homes to live in, some hours of work, more hours of leisure."- Howard Zinn from 'Marx in Soho'

AY CARMELA VIVA REPUBLICA

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

Marx in Soho Brian Jones

The Shakespeare Sonnets, from 1 to 154 - the full links

It's a Public Benefit

WHEN THE LEADERS SPEAK OF PEACE
The common folk know
That war is coming.
When the leaders curse war
The mobilization order is already written out.

Bertolt Brecht

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

There really is no safe level of radiation

Satyagraha

“The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good.” -Harold Pinter, Nobel Acceptance Speech

"The past is never the past. It is always present. And you better reckon with it in your life and in your daily experience, or it will get you. It will get you really bad. It will come and it will devour you, it will remove you from the present. It will steal your future and this happens every day." - Bruce Springteen

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding

"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man." Thomas Paine

An injury to one is an injury to all

The only devils in this world are those running around in our own hearts,
and that is where all our battles should be fought.
~Mahatma Gandhi

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" –from "Ozymandias" (Ramesses the Great)

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

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde

Equal Say Equal Pay

...without the assumption of responsibility and participation, democracy will inevitably erode. - Pete Dolack

“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.

Digital Privacy

Digital Privacy

"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

 

“Hic Rhodus, hic salta!”

After the first death, there is no other.

 

Renounce War

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

 

Give Peace A Chance

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

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Police and Thieves.

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

Polonius advice to his son Laertes:

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

Polonius' advice:

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

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt Brecht

Seeräuber Jenny

War Is Over 2010

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

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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

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

 

John Lennon Give Peace a Chance Live in Toronto 1969

Give Peace A Chance

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

The Great Transformation By Karl Polanyi

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

MALCOLM X: THE HOUSE NEGRO AND THE FIELD NEGRO

 

Muir Beach in Marin California

Cuba's zunzún or bumblebee hummingbird

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“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

Don't Deploy

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

Give Peace A  Chance

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."

Soldiers, Don't Deploy

SourceWatch

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

Yippie!

"New York City Hippie"

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

Steve Earle - City Of Immigrants (Official)

Works in Progress

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

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

Social Justice Leadership

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon

NO DRAFT, NO WAY!

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

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

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

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

Dovetail Joints

Collective puts Marx's Das Kapital on stage

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

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

 

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

The Mindsweep - A Fellatio Rodriguez Film

 

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

No One Is Safe: The Ruling Class Unleashed

Do do do do do do- oh yeah!

"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

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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

The Threat of Good Example

The Fictions of Fictitious Capital

The NSA’s New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police

In this war, both sides have the same aim: to put an end to the situation that existed before it started.

War is the total failure of the human spirit.

It is Time to Know a Little More About Realities

Time Runs Out for Christian Iraq

It just goes on and on and on without any end

Simplicity is a corollary to non-cooperation

Edward Snowden interview - the edited transcript

Hey Baseball Fans, a big win was pulled out recently by the home team at beautiful San Francisco Giants stadium.

Decarceration Activism

“The greatest evil is to destroy life, to injure life, to repress life that is capable of development.”- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Wealthy Bondholders Seek to Force Bankruptcy Losses on Retired City Workers

Mexico’s Oil Privatization Scheme

Where's the Outrage Over a Boy Burnt to Death?

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.

Mississippi Summer Project 50th Anniversary Reunion

Moving towards the establishment of a new agricultural production model.

Passing From Barcelona to Bayern

We Should Abolish the CIA.

The True Gaza Backstory

From Rage to Compassion

“The worst thing is there are no hospitals to treat my depression.”

Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud

Young people the latest target in Labour’s lurch to the right

The Watch on the Jordan

In a remarkable judicial verdict in Chile, the U.S. government has been held responsible for the deaths of two of its own countrymen 40 years ago.

Mayan People’s Council Organizes National Strike in Guatemala

A Silence on Atrocities

The Loneliness of Anti-Imperialist Fighters

Severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU

Practical approaches to nonviolence

“If somebody points a gun at you and says, “Kill your friend or I will kill you”, he is tempting you, that is all.” - Mary McCarthy

There are no winners in this sorry story

Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic

Gerry Conlon, RIP

Inadequate lives In Oklahoma

Sporting Shock Doctrine: Dave Zirin on the World Cup, Olympics and Brazilian Democracy

An Enthralling World Cup

Kapital for the Twenty-First Century?

“By the slightest margin of chance, literally the failure of two wires to cross, a nuclear explosion was averted,”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Gandhi

Robert Fisk: Iraq crisis: Sunni caliphate has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia

It is a battle for life

Everything must be doubted

Polanyi’s central argument is that a self-regulating economic system is a completely imaginary construction.

Peace activists faced enemy treatment but left a legacy of perserverance

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” - Henry David Thoreau

JImmy Gralton’s Ireland

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made—through disobedience and through rebellion. —Oscar Wilde, 1891

The Durability of Ukrainian Fascism

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt Brecht

Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home

A System For the People, By the People

China pivot fuels Eurasian century

Facing the Rising Tide

"It is a concrete fact that the papers were burned. They are gone, burned completely, and there’s no debt,"

“War is at best barbarism… Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.”- Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman

The Chemical Imbalance Theory and the Antidepressant Explosion

Sanctions, the Financial Equivalent of War

Malcolm Fraser warns Australia risks war with China unless US military ties cut back

It's Not My Fault - Boob Jubilee

“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.” Karl Marx

Do Try This at Home When Joan Baez Listened

Ukraine: From Crisis to Catastrophe

From the War on Poverty to the War on the Poor

Dark Histories Tony Abbott, the NDH and Australia’s Fascist Affair

The Neoliberal Turn in American Health Care

How Sweden’s public services were stolen, and how people are fighting to take them back.

Why Only the Rich Should be Taxed The Problem of Wealth

Lewis Lapham and Dick Cavett talk about Cavett's life and television career, the lessons in humor they've learned from Mark Twain and Groucho Marx

Ukraine and Canada’s Chickenhawks

“It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them.” - Paul Claudel

War Trauma and the New York Times

Criminalization of Social Movements and the Political Opposition in Colombia

The FBI and Its Lethal Informants

"A Most Incomparable Man" Remembering Tony Benn

Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdogan and the Syrian rebels

If ever there was a couple who left a sour taste in the mouth by the manner of their parting it was surely Bill and Hillary Clinton.

"if you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."

Colombia: ‘That is How Dead Guerillas are Made’, Through False Positives

Human Rights Crisis After the Coup The Deterioration of Egypt

USAID Subversion in Latin America

In UC Strike UAW local 2865, were arrested

Would Saul Alinsky break his own rules?

University of California graduate students explain why they’re striking.

If you can find money to kill people...you can find money to help people -Tony Benn

Kapital for the Twenty-First Century?

How the UK Aid Budget is Financing the Looting The Corporate Scramble for Africa

For 60 years, Koreans on both sides of the DMZ have awaited a peace treaty.

On the New Face of 21st Century Neo-Fascism

Terrabyte Incognita: Africa Might Not Look Like You Think It Does

Emma Goldman and Mary Wollstonecraft

There is, let me assure you, nothing in nature more egocentric than embattled democracy.

Why the EU can't 'isolate' Russia

Patrick Cockburn: Al-Qa'ida's second act - the full five-part series

Inheritance is once again becoming the key route to wealth.

When Will Americans Come to Their Senses?

All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality, they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are powerful. - Mao

The problem with relying on false history is that it leads to bad decisions.

John Kerry’s rhetoric is divorced from the reality on the ground, where life goes on – even at the barricades

To see what Ukraine's future may be, just look at Lviv's shameful past

AP Blasts “Russian Propaganda War” Over Ukraine

Hollande’s Recent Trip to Nigeria

Blood on Their Hands

“If you want to know the right thing to do, simply do what is most difficult" - Rainer Maria Rilke

Senate President Allende is the daughter of Salvador Allende - Progressive Prospects for Michelle Bachelet’s Second Term

Spring fails in Ukrainian plunderland

Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa

The Indoctrinated West

Moscow judges that the factions in Kiev cannot work together and that the nation’s instability will deepen.

Paet said he had been told snipers responsible for killing police and civilians in Kiev last month were protest movement provocateurs

Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders - leaked EU's Ashton phone tape

“Despair is a luxury only white people can afford”- James Baldwin

Ukraine imperils Obama’s foreign-policy legacy

US State Department Footprints: Ukrainian Coup

How Washington’s Hubris Set the Stage for War

This was an extraordinary act of disobedience.

It is hypocritical and absurd for Western powers to pretend that they are seeking to build secular democracies in alliance with theocratic absolute monarchies in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf

New Ukraine Navy Chief Defects to Crimea Republic of Crimea Announces Creation of Its Own Navy

A Call to Americans Support Non-violence and Democratic Institutions in Venezuela

Dr. Strangelove Over Ukraine

Ukraine’s uncertain future

The Story the Western Media Missed Russia After Sochi

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

Robert Fisk: Ukraine’s future is tied up with Syria’s – and Vladimir Putin is crucial to both

An Interview With Michael Hudson on Economic Violence

Warning: Saudi mayhem ahead

Economic Sabotage Venezuela Under Attack Again

There is no democracy without economic democracy

The world cannot turn a blind eye to America’s drone attacks in Pakistan

The NSA does the 1980s

The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting

Are protesters overthrowing a brutal despot, or merely bad losers at the polls?

“The further they draw away from the United States, the freer and more prosperous the [Latin] American people will be.”- José Martí

100 Years On, Charlie Chaplin's Progressive Legacy Looms Large

How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages

State of the Union (SOTU) address was a somewhat surrealist spectacle

The Siege of Adra

I want it to be known that we’re going to work with grim and determination to gain justice…And we are not wrong. We are not wrong in what we are doing. If we are wrong – the Supreme Court of this nation is wrong. If we are wrong – God Almighty is wrong! If we are wrong – justice is a lie! - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Secret Police of American Capitalism

The Sadism of the Japanese Dolphin Slaughter

29 members of the pro-peace Marcha Patriotica have been murdered in the past year and a half

The Secret War in Libya

Last month, the ruling Japanese coalition parties quickly rammed through Parliament a state secrets law.

Bill Gates is worried – too many people are talking about raising the minimum wage.

"The CIA, after all, is nothing more than the secret police of American capitalism, plugging up leaks in the political dam night and day so that shareholders of US companies operating in poor countries can continue enjoying the rip-off.” - Philip Agee

Rest in Peace: The Unrelenting John Kinsman

“Why are you daydreaming? Finish your assignment!”

America’s Invisible and Costly Human Rights Crisis

Because for the Obama Administration, the diplomatic process was never intended to bring about a peaceful resolution to the war.

Realizing the Full Vision of MLK For Whom the Bell Tolls

France's Hollande is completely out of touch with modern economics

We Are All Living Pasolini’s “Theorem”

Egyptians – or 98.1% of them – carry on a proud tradition

Same Old Road to Hell

Our world deserves better!

People Pressure and TPP Making Fast Tracking Politically Toxic

The poverty of the wage laborers is a necessary condition for the service they perform for profit.

The American Friend: A New Chapter in U.S. Interventionism

Japan’s Peace Boat Journeys to Confront Buried Crimes of the Past & Build Ties for a Hopeful Future

The Revenants of Fallujah

Why the Agency's Metadata Collection Violates the Fourth Amendment The NSA on Trial

Medical Price Gouging

Teaching for Transformation

An Ongoing Revolution: Cuba: 55 Years of Ideas and Truth

Now it's Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qa'ida, while the US ties itself up in knots

A Short History of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party

Records: Kennedy Weighed Invasion of Brazil

WikiLeaks: defeating the conspiracy of governance

On Secrecy, Oaths, and Edward Snowden

Keynes’s 1933 and 1938 Letters To Roosevelt Why FDR Did Not End the Great Depression – and Why Obama Won’t End This One

Army Battles to Expel Resurgent al-Qa’ida The Harm Before the Storm in Iraq

EP Thompson knew progress was won from below – a fact that the elite would always rather we forget

World View: There is now a pool of jihadis willing to fight and die anywhere

Uranium - the 'demon metal' that threatens us all

The Health Effects of Exposure to Uranium and Uranium Weapons Fallout

Simple good sense demands that we work toward creating a calendar in which at least half of all of the days are vacations.

With this new extortion around the 777X placement, Boeing is effectively ending any real collective bargaining, now or in the future

If they fail to do so, this can be a game with no winners.

How the New Great Game Will be Played

Washington’s Real Aims in Colombia

Understanding Shinzo Abe’s Historical Revisionism Yasakuni Blues

The Good War, Revisited

So This Is Christmas

The Virtues of Mutiny and Desertion

Transformation 2014 Overstanding Detroit

Cancer, nuclear bombs and dirty tricks

It's the Stars that Hold Our Destiny?

Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility

Notes for a political economy of creativity and solidarity by Hilary Wainwright

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot."

Angel Face and the Open Prison

How do you save the imploding health-care insurance industry?

Chenai and the Chocolate Factory

Outsiders Converge to Abuse the Democratic Process Inside the Honduran Elections

Funding Mass Murder - The Deadly Pawns of Saudi Arabia

Honduras: Violence and Fraud at the Polls

Whose sarin? Seymour M. Hersh

Government by Big Business Goes Supranational The Corporate Invasion

Where are the Condemnations of Australia? Down Where Apartheid Lives

If a man will observe as he walks the streets, I believe he will find the merriest countenances in mourning coaches. —Jonathan Swift, 1706

Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February.

The road from Iraq to Damascus: Iraqis fight to the death to defend Shia shrines - they show less zeal for Assad's regime

If, once again, the C.A.R. is today on the verge of collapse, as in Rwanda, France, through its unbridled greed, unending economic corporate exploitation and profound political cynicism, bears no small amount of the responsibility for the unfolding tragedy there.

“A civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that they be wicked but only that they be spineless.” - James Baldwin

Open Our Eyes

One cannot lead a revolution when there are no followers.

To do justice to Mandela’s life, the struggle must continue

“One thing alone I charge you. As you live, believe in life. Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader and fuller life. The only possible death is to lose belief in this truth simply because the great end comes slowly, because time is long.”- W.E.B DuBois

Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial

Illinois’ Assault On Public Pensions

Peace Prospects in Barrancabermeja, Colombia

The Economic and Political Context of Student Debt

Some of these firms’ activities are inherently anti-democratic.

Military Rule Deja Vu Understanding Egypt Today

Big Philanthropy

Special report: Intersex women speak out to protect the next generation

The Killing Floor

"The Near Future of Iraq is Dark" An Interview With Muqtada al-Sadr

Destruction of Historical and Human Rights Archives Burning History in San Salvador

Every war we wage implodes, destroying the integrity that sustains us.

Step one for everyone trying to make the world a better place should be listening to those they wish to help.

On the set of Ken Loach's "Jimmy's Hall"

Lao dam project raises Mekong fear

Plunging Deeper Into a Militaristic-Plutocratic Abyss America and the Other

An Indomitable Spirit of Resistance Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Struggle for Puerto Rican Independence

Who Will Protect Libyans Now? Libya’s Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians

The Mad Prince of Saudi Arabia Bandar’s Reign of Terror

In capitalist societies, growth and wealth in one place almost always come at the expense of another, with a constantly changing cast of victims.

Chilean Socialism 1: Indonesian Fascism 0

Chicago’s new transit privatization deal is screwing everyone but the corporation behind it

Histories of Exploitation Exile Islands, Then and Now

The double suicide bombing targeting the Iranian embassy in Beirut - with at least 23 people killed and 170 wounded

Fukushima Fallout Damaged the Thyroids of California Babies

The university is a plantation that is run by white overseers that are getting increasingly defensive about their illegitimacy.

Apathy or They Just Don’t Know… History, Class Struggle, and the Disconnect

Why is DRC “Negotiating” With M23, Not Rwanda and Uganda?

Will a Similar Tragedy Unfold in the Philippines? Haiti, Cholera and the UN

Going After the Poor The Enforcers of Austerity

The People Can Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Robert Fisk: Remembering the First World War: The flood of 1914-18 memorabilia has begun – and it will break your heart

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The US market-based health care system as an experiment, it has failed and should be ended for ethical reasons.

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In Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

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The US government has taken a pretty decent open network idea - the Internet - and turned it into a security nightmare.

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The reality is that Columbus Day denies and minimizes the brutality of the Spanish Conquest, and the violent deaths of tens of millions of natives throughout the Americas.

Giap: the General Who Defeated the US in Vietnam

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Masters of Doublespeak--Part One Amnesia About Use of Atomic Bombs, Agent Orange & DU Shells

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Robert Fisk in Damascus: Assad's troops may be winning this war in Syria's capital - untouched by Obama's threats

Robert Fisk: Questions remain over Syria's gas attacks: Why there? Why then? Why at all?

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Radioactive Warfare in Iraq and the Balkans When the US Used Cancer as a Weapon

Bullying, Sanctions and Bombing Is the Israel Lobby Only a Chimp Among Gorillas?

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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

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To Set Our Souls Free Springsteen’s Call to Arms

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“Nuclear energy and humankind cannot coexist.”

Tourism, Displacement and Death in Haiti Massacre at La Visite

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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.

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Feeding Ourselves, Our Cities, and the World… Urban Farms or Myths?

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Food for Thought Is It Our Fault We Get Sick?

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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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Attacks for the Corrupt, Compassion for the Victims Cockburn the Fighter

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Alexander Cockburn In Depth Interview

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Alexander Cockburn, Defiant to the End

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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

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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

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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

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Rebecca Solnit, One Big Continent of Pain

Corporate Compliance a Joke, Exclude Corporate Executives

Coming to the Aid of War Criminals

If I Should Fall Behind

The Crisis Can Be Solved--If the Government Wants to Do It Full-Employment and Political Will

Give Peace A Chance

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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 

100 Riffs

Donovan "Lalena" and "Happiness Runs" 1968

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Santana Rain Chant Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969)

Richie Havens Freedom (Woodstock 1969)

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Creedence Clearwater Revival I Put A Spell On You (Live At Woodstock 69')

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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.

Independence Day 2012 We shall overcome

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

What Did Turkey Think Syria Would Do?

The Evils of Humanitarian Wars

Latvia’s Fake Economic Model

A Tragic Week in Paraquay

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

The Craziness of the Cuban Economic Blockade

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

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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

How Not to be a Union

Rust Belt Resistance

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

Time for a Raise

The Lessons of People's Park for the Occupy Movement

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

The Platform of the Greek Left

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

Relax! They’ve Got It Covered Why Jamie Dimon’s $2 Billion Gambling Loss Will NOT Speed Financial Reform

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

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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

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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

Unlikely allies

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

ChronoZoom Beta goes live

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

Resistance Works.

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

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

Reading Rosa

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,

Smile

Colbert 2012

“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

30-hour workweek

The Undeserving Rich

I think we should talk about the undeserving rich

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

Gandhi's Wisdom

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

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

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

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

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

"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

Corner Store

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

Wayne Morse on Democracy

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

Don't Deploy

Howard Zinn: “Holy Wars”

The Trials of Tony Judt

“Holy Wars” May 2, 2009

Three Holy Wars

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

My notion of democracy is that under it the weakest shall have the same opportunities as the strongest...no country in the world today shows any but patronizing regard for the weak... Western democracy, as it functions today, is diluted fascism...true democracy cannot be worked by twenty men sitting at the center. It has to be worked from below, by the people of every village. Mahatma Gandhi

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw

I don't fear death, I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice ... I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring."- Malalai Joya

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

"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

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