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Courage to Resist
Website will allow you to calculate your own personal rate of inflation
Big mistake - Richard Dawkins
Roll Call for the Choir
Supreme Court likely to U-turn on school integration
"Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it."-
Iraq is Beyond Repair
"There was never a good war or a bad peace." Benjamin Franklin
The Crimes of Augusto Pinochet
Diet guide warns of weight loss risks
The Mural of La Peña
It was James Baldwin who said, “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.”
Laugh and the world can't help laughing with you, study says
John Lennon's FBI Files
John Lennon's Legacy
"The real difficulty in changing any enterprise lies not in developing new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones." John Maynard Keynes
"No one should fear socialism," Chavez proclaimed. "Socialism is human. Socialism is love."
Corporate Crime Reporter
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon
NO DRAFT, NO WAY!
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
State minimum wages
A policy that works
"War is cruelty and you cannot refine it." - Gen. William T. Sherman 1820-1891
just a numbers game in a fast turnover bazaar
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." - Will Durant
Genetic breakthrough that reveals the differences between humans
A gulag in Wisconsin
"History is one big smoking gun and the function of the official press is to say this isn't so." - Alex Cockburn
Full Steam Ahead
The Anti-Union Network
From AMARC 9 conference in Amman, Jordan
The Grind - by Bruce Patterson
Human shields prevent Israeli air strikes in Gaza
Thanks for the False Memories
The Big Question: Was Edwina Currie right about salmonella in eggs, after all?
Neanderthal DNA reveals human divergence
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 matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up."- Lily Tomlin
“An eye for an eye irradiates the whole world.” --- Dr. Zimmerman Robert
The World Can't Wait
Bereft Belfast Mother Charges Private Security Firms with Wanton Murder in Iraq
The Flexing of Time
Cowan on Coolidge
No Human Being Is Illegal
The main product of this war is hatred.
GOP Strategists Terrorize Americans' Minds
"Possession is nine tenths of the problem." - Dr. Winston O'Boogie
Bill Cowan's Poetry
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“Americans express two points of view. One is, I really like that, the other is, that really pisses me off”
-- Graham Chapman
"Time Wounds All Heels" -- Dorothy Parker
"It’s how you play the game.”
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“The first revolutionary act is to call things by their true names.”- Rosa Luxemburg
Before You Enlist!
Slavery: Abolished 200 years ago? Tell that to the people in chains
Ancient towers in Peru were a 'solar calendar'
Washington's reluctance to pay the piper
If anyone can save Iraq, it's David Petraeus, the ultimate can-do general.
Privatizing the Police Puts Us at Greater Risk
"yes, 120,000 - Western mercenaries now believed to be operating in Iraq"
Cleaning up the Big Smoke: Livingstone plans to cut carbon emissions by 60%
The US psychological torture system is finally on trial
27 July 1880. A date Mr Blair should look up
A STRATEGIC SHIFT
Italian Women Lead Grassroots Campaign Against US Military Base
Finally, a Populist Antiwar Candidate
HISTORIANS TAKE A STAND
What Kind of Economy?
Impeachment by the People
The Real Cost of Bottled Water
Stop it Now
The Anonymous Briefing on Iran's Weapons
For the first time, Sunni insurgents disclose their conditions for ceasefire in Iraq
Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring
“The people are sovereign, not the President”
Mistrial at Court Martial
Neo-fascist suspected of killing that has thrown Italian football into chaos
The longer the US and Britain back dictatorial regimes in the Middle East the more explosive the region will become
"If Congress doesn’t stop this war, it’s not because it doesn’t have the power. It’s because it doesn’t have the will."
Please spare me the word 'terrorist'
As US power fades, it can't find friends to take on Iran
US "Victory" Against Cult Leader was a Massacre
Iraqis abandon their homes in Middle East's new refugee exodus
Arrest and Execution
The class struggle continues.
What an irony!
The PRD is organizing a big protest on February 1.
A New Chance for Peace?
Get Carter! Iran, Too!
The world trade organisation we could have had
The Class War's New Map
An Impartial Interrogation of George W. Bush
Bush Enters the “Malaise” Phase
Remembering Dr. King
Umm Heyder's Story
Presidency in Ecuador, promising major changes
The 5th Column
What did he say?
...We have the power to destroy everything, and the authority to build nothing.
Bush's tough tactics are a 'declaration of war' on Iran
The march of folly is to continue...
Tax the Rich, End the War
The Work Cut Out for Us
Bush Is a Reckless Assassin
Like a deluded compulsive gambler, Bush is fuelling a new cold war
Common cold virus may be new weapon to fight cancer
'Many dead' as US bombers return to Somalia to attack 'al-Qa'ida suspects'
The Somalian Labyrinth
"...the past sixth months the Times has been waging an equally disingenuous campaign to escalate American troop levels in this doomed enterprises."
New China. New crisis
Military strike is only way to stop Iran, says top Israeli strategist
US: They Have Made a Killing
A Journalistic Bias Toward Acquiescence
We're -- waist deep in the Big Muddy
IMMEDIATE END TO IMMIGRATION RAIDS
More simply the U.S. ruling class
Growing the Military
Heck-of -a-Job Myers?
Perceptive analysis contrasts with White House rhetoric
Saddam: From monster to martyr?
FBI files detail Guantánamo torture tactics
Our complicity dies with him
Iron man who proved to be a tin god: From gilded palaces to wretched infamy
A dictator created then destroyed by America
A Year of Unprecedented Turmoil
Farewell to Our Greatest President
Bush’s Doomed Strategy for Iraq
Iraq massacre: US Marines 'will point the finger of blame at senior officers'
At least the super-rich will vote for Gordon Brown
Rape is a love story only for sociopaths.
This is indeed a dark age
An Interview with Gore Vidal
'Never Before!' Our Amnesiac Torture Debate
82% say faith causes tension
Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism
Rumsfeld and the American Way of War
Why we need to shoot the moon in 2007.
The Lennon Files: The FBI and the Beatle
The War is Lost
Diplomat's suppressed document lays bare the lies behind Iraq war
Democrats Prepare to Fund Longer War
John Lennon, the FBI and me
America has embraced the very evils it claims to confront
The Last Lennon File
He didn't have to do it. That's one reason he's still admired
Georgie, There's a Crowd Downstairs
...sophisticated, cultivated, spiritually-driven, and intellectually-grounded.
The impending holocaust of Maya peoples by the Spanish is a "new beginning"
"Come down with your crew as soon as you can."
The Soviet Union, R.I.P.?
An Executive Branch Assault on the Constitution
Five More Minutes
A vengeful society.
Chile under the gun
September 11th, 1973 put an end to democracy in Chile.
A dictator dismantled
Think Globally, Eat Locally
The Condor Model
Americans need to know the facts
Poetic Justice for Pinochet
The day Straw let his old enemy off the hook
They live like aristocrats. Now they think like them
Augusto Pincohet 1915-2006: He took his crimes to the grave
Hostages 'unconditionally' forgive captors
The ISG: Illusions Surrendered Group
The Times’s Anti-Chávez Bias
Chavez hails landslide election victory as defeat for 'devil' Bush
How Many More Will Die for Bush's Ego?
The Fantasies of the Baker Report
Cautious words conceal the true savagery of life in Iraq
Omitting the Obvious with James Baker
The dollar melts as Iraq burns
THE NEXT ACT
Runaway victory for Chavez
World's richest 1% own 40% of all wealth, UN report discovers
JIMMY CARTER ALOFT
Lessons of Suez and Iraq
Breathing While Black
..."their lying, cheating and stealing" executives and accomplices.
New Labour's reactionary agenda has failed
Five More Minutes
Our Sinful Economy
Friedman no hero to working class
An appeal for an abandoned people
That "Saigon Moment"
What’s 20,000 More Troops Going to Accomplish?
How mirrors can light up the world
Bringing the War Home — On the Road with Eyes Wide Open
Pseudo-events define six years
Friedman's Cruel Legacy
November 14-15, 1969
Our Own Abu Ghraibs
The Real Friedman and Economics
The Lessons of History
George McGovern's Return to Capitol Hill
International Lawyers File Suit against Rumsfeld in Germany
The Last Antiwar Poem
"Wichita Vortex Sutra"
Robert Gates and Iran/Contra
"And the main thing I've learned is that kindness and compassion can be the biggest antidotes to anger and hatred, and I believe the biggest antidotes to violence.''
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke
Helen Caldicott speaks up for us
The limits of liberty: We're all suspects now
Darwin's entire works go online
The Coming Backlash against "We the people..."
Dealing with radioactive waste
Another Phase of the Class War
Nuclear Energy: Still a Bad Idea
The reintroduction of the draft
Ever Onward - Bill Cowan's Poetry
Seen from almost anywhere else, however, these are lousy times.
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
I Had an Abortion
"We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours." Lord Baden-Powell
"In 1964 Barry Goldwater declared: 'Elect me president, and I will bomb the cities of Vietnam, defoliate the jungles, herd the population into concentration camps and turn the country into a wasteland.' But Lyndon Johnson said: 'No! No! No! Don't you dare do that. Let ME do it.'"
Characterization (paraphrased) of the 1964 Goldwater/Johnson presidential race by Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority."
United States Central Command in Iraq is preparing its permanent bases
by SEYMOUR M. HERSH
The military’s problem with the President’s Iran policy.
"it takes two to speak the truth, one to speak and another to hear"
- henry david thoreau
It has been said, "if you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are." Let us understand that to live is a human right. We have a right not to be killed; others have also have a right not to be killed.
The point of human rights, as Churchill noted, is that they treat the innocent, the suspect, and the convict equally: "These are the symbols, in the treatment of crime and criminals, which mark and measure the stored-up strength of a nation, and are a sign and proof of the living virtue in it."
Poet John Donne's line "never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee," says it well.