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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.
“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
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
Detroit's decision to fend off bankruptcy: pay pensions or banks?
When the mighty fall, others try to catch them
Why Ray Kelly Protesters Did the Right Thing Neoliberal Myths
The Mapuche’s Struggle for the Land
National Civic Action Spawned Legacy of the Deadly Love Canal
Howard Zinn Read-In at Purdue University November 5th, 2013
World View: Trying to protect a Korean journalist brought Henry Cockburn into conflict with the Japanese – and his own Whitehall masters
“Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761, A Cartographic Narrative.”
"When You're Dead, You're Dead" El Día de los Muertos: Quo Vadis?
A new world order and China's key role
Syria and Iraq Parallel Disintegrations
Robert Fisk: Remembering the First World War: The flood of 1914-18 memorabilia has begun – and it will break your heart
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." -Desmond Tutu
Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University
A Global Response is Needed The Global Threat of Fukushima
Toppling a bad regime liberates a country – but let's not go there
How relevant is Marx today?
“If we have no business with the construction of the future or with organizing it for all time, there can still be no doubt about the task confronting us at present: the ruthless criticism of the existing order, ruthless in that it will shrink neither from its own discoveries, nor from conflict with the powers that be.” — Karl Marx
The US market-based health care system as an experiment, it has failed and should be ended for ethical reasons.
The requisite need to transcend capitalism
Fight for the Soul of City Detroit’s Dickensian Future
Lessons From the Kidnapping of Ali Zeidan How Libya Fell Off the Media Map
"Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels."- Bertolt Brecht
Drones make war the norm, rather than the exception, and drone murders are going to be deemed legal depending on a variety of immeasurable criteria.
Dónde Están? Where are the Disappeared
The self-beheading House of Saud
Robert Fisk: It took decades for truth to be revealed in Algeria. How long will it take Syria?
In Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Amid claims that torture is 'the norm', cultural chasms are creating a repressive island of hate
Sharing Rides, Hoarding Profits
"Only those who dream will someday see their dreams converted to reality".
It’s his competence that makes him so dangerous.
New York is Drowning in Bribes and Corruption
The US government has taken a pretty decent open network idea - the Internet - and turned it into a security nightmare.
Restructuring Detroit White Supremacist and Corporate Economic Violence
Punishing poverty thrives throughout the country
The War on Pensions Goes Federal
Repeat This Aloud How Tides Canada Controls the Secret North American Tar Sands Coalition
The consciousness of a worker: Lessons From the Working Class
One evil effect of chemical weapons is making conventional weapons that kill people in their hundreds of thousands seem acceptable by comparison.
When Tabloids Attack L’Affair Milliband
Allende’s socialist internet
When Tabloids Attack L’Affair Milliband
Obama's Stealth Attack on Social Security and Medicare The “Debt Ceiling” Smokescreen
The Frank Giustra Affair President Clinton’s Close Colleague Joins US Oil Sands Board
A Diary of Four Wars Where War Reporting Goes Wrong
Don't Say Stallman Didn't Warn You! Stallman, FOSS and the Adobe Nightmare
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
It Only Works for Employers and Insurance Companies
Tribes Say No to Raising Dam Idle No More Protest at Shasta Dam
The Nuclear Industry's Latest Dangerous Gambit The Trouble with High Burn-Up Nuclear Fuel
Carnage Abounds What Really Happened at Westgate
Top 45 Lies in Obama's Speech at the U.N.
Harrison’s brave deed is an example of the significant, yet often missed links that help shape history.
Masters of Doublespeak--Part One Amnesia About Use of Atomic Bombs, Agent Orange & DU Shells
Some Facts You Should Know About Fukushima
The death toll in Syria continues to rise - whoever is doing the counting
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?
Cause for Optimism? In an Age of ‘Realists’ and Vigilantes
Robert Fisk: There is something deeply cynical about this chemical weapons ‘timetable’
A Photo Essay Egypt: In the Eye of the Storm
China stitches up (SCO) Silk Rd
From Education Strikes to General Protests Viva Mexico! Vivan Los Maestros!
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?
A Response to the 800 Pound Gorilla Is Capitalism to Blame For the Syrian War Drive?
The People Against the 800 Pound Gorilla
The State of the Planet Syria, Prepare Yourself for Rape!
Crowding Out America Obama’s Perverse Priorities
"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
R2P and Genocide Prevention The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War
Violence is as American as cherry pie. - H. Rap Brown
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
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
Poetry and Latin American Revolution
Newly discovered picture shows Kaiser's officers at scene of Turkish atrocity
The Wrecking Society
“Never believe anything until it is officially denied,” is a useful saying
Adderall is capitalism's wonder-pill. It dulls your personality levels and optimises your productivity levels
The Disappearance of Public Intellectuals
Neo-Liberalism and the Defanging of Feminism
They’re Called “Scabs” for a Reason
Strawberry Fields Forever - HQ - Original Video
Why Bondholders Can’t – and Shouldn’t – be Paid
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
Clan Warfare Over the Spoils of Power Is Libya the Next Somalia?
A Photo Essay Cockburn at the Village Voice
And Some Lessons From Occupy Victory in Longview, A Year On
Once again, Obama has failed to defend an imperiled democracy
“He made us feel good.”
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
I am so saddened to hear of the death of Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn, Defiant to the End
Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012 Farewell, Alex, My Friend
Goodbye Alexander Cockburn
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
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
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)
Joan Baez Live @ Woodstock 1969 Joe Hill
Creedence Clearwater Revival I Put A Spell On You (Live At Woodstock 69')
Japanese Government Refuses to Listen to Its People
Joan Baez Oh freedom
Max B. Yasgur —addressing the crowd at Woodstock on August 17, 1969
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?
Libor rate fixing: see each bank's submissions
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
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
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
Recovery or Collapse?
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
Sunday's partial solar eclipse will bring a burning ring of fire to the sky
A Line-by-line Analysis of National Defense Authorization Act, Nuclear Provisions
Paul Krugman’s Economic Blinders
"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
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
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
‘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
"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"