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

Happy Xmas War Is Over!

Happy Xmas War Is Over!

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

Universal Healthcare

“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

Time has come today - The Chambers Brothers

"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

Cuba's zunzún or bumblebee hummingbird

Cuba 50th Anniversary

Cuba, January 1, 1959

Happy 50th Anniversary

“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


1000 artworks to see before you die

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

‘If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?” Tuco from “Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)

Revolution Number 9 Backwards


The Kinks Video

“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

Dave Clark Five Videos

Glimpses of Nature


"New York City Hippie"

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

Steve Earle - City Of Immigrants (Official)

Works in Progress

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

the beatles - revolution (version 1) (1968)

the beatles - revolution (version 2) (1968)

"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

Universal Healthcare

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - June Jordan

If we are always guided by other people’s thoughts, what’s the good of having our own? -- Oscar Wilde from “A Good Woman” 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller



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

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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


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

Universal Healthcare

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


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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“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

Happy Xmas War Is Over!

Happy New Year 2009Cuba: 50 years of revolution

"It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology."

"Nuclear power is no solution to climate change: exposing the myths"

Katrina's Hidden Race War

One missing word sowed the seeds of catastrophe

In the end, if the New York banks won’t do their job, the Fed may have to do it for them.

"A clever man solves a problem; a wise man avoids it." Einstein

Brown asks state high court to overturn Prop. 8

Workers laid off, execs paid off

Aurora borealis (10 pictures)

US car makers to get loan aid worth $17.4bn

The reality behind Deep Throat

General and Iraqi officials held over 'Baathist coup plot'

I beg your pardon, Mr President

Dreaming of a White Christmas

The Damage Grows Deeper Each Month

BYD Auto: China's first mass-produced hybrid car goes on sale.

According to the state Employment Development Department, there were 1.4 million unemployed Californians in this year’s third quarter, an increase of 406,800 people—40 percent—compared to the same period in 2007.

Closer inspection of heat loss in the hatless, however, reveals

Obama makes his FDR move

Unraveling, unraveling, unraveling...

Tales from the country club

Back to Portugal, where once there was revolution in the air

What we have known to be true turns out to be true

Postcard from Venezuela

Candy cane making, step by step

The Berlin Philharmonic - live in your own front room

The WTO and Other Fairy Tales

When Giants Fall

The rise of artificial intelligence

US Federal Reserve drops key interest rate to historic low

Amnesty demands limits on Taser use

The EU's vote to stop us working too much should be welcomed – especially given the safety risks that result from long hours

A Forgotten Genocide

Waiting on a President to Do the Right Thing

Stop Senator No

Winter Solstice on Sunday the 21st of December

Changing how America thinks about the use of force won't be easy, but Obama needs to do it.

JFK's daughter to run for Hillary Clinton's New York Senate seat

Straw Warriors and the Pantomime of Patriotism

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

On Trying to Inflate Four Truck Tires with a Turkey Baster

On Dec. 11, Smithfield workers were not just celebrating a vote count. They'd just defeated one of the longest, most bitter anti-union campaigns in modern U.S. labor history.

Winter Solstice 2008

Banks, billionaires, charities and film stars are among the victims of the '$50bn fraudster', whose exposure deals a fresh blow to financial confidence, according to one tycoon facing a $9bn loss

Obama should tear down the walls

Play Sock and Awe

Campaign to End the Death Penalty

In Prison My Whole Life

Each Shoe Was Worth a Thousand Words

Sock and Awe hits back at George Bush

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Germans campaign to safeguard language

Acquitted doctor complains of 'sour grapes'

Canada's Coalition Chaos

Remembering Ron Carey

Ron Carey, 72, led Teamsters reforms

Tagore put it succinctly: “Neither the colourless vagueness of cosmopolitanism nor the fierce self-idolatry of nation worship is the goal of human history.”

Forget what reform will cost -- we have to understand the price of a broken system.

University of Wisconsin researchers find hope for heart attack victims

Paris life models make nude protest to demand respect ... and better pay

Dick Cheney's fantasy world

Brown's al-Qaida blame game

Giving Bush the Boot

Obama’s pick for OMB puts Social Security in jeopardy

Banks fear for billions in Wall St 'scam'

The monster in the mirror

Desperate final hours of the world's biggest ever financial fraud

Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion

A Dagger the Heart of Organized Labor

President-Elect Obama's weekly address in full

By appointing Tom Daschle and Jeanne Lambrew, Obama isn't just signaling that he is serious about health care, he's putting it in the hands of people who will get it done.

"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

US Use of Bases in Germany for Iraq War Goes Against German Constitution that Forbids Launching Wars from German Soil, Says Activist

Royal Mail privatisation ruled out

S.F. feels the pain of real estate meltdown

Labor Victory in Chicago

Darwin at 200: a family celebration

The End of the Washington Consensus

A full moon spectacular (because it is at its perigee)

Why Blagojevich Might Be Acquitted

Norm Coleman's Florida Strategy

Luxembourg monarch muzzled over euthanasia

"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 Tale of Two Nobel Nations”

Bank of America to cut 35,000 jobs

"You have to go to the place where what you are studying is happening to know about it. You can't do field work on the Internet."

Minneapolis goes to court over new voting style

Nobel Physicist Chosen To Be Energy Secretary

Brilliant Disguise

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. Edgar Allan Poe

Obama and Daschle should opt for single-payer

Radical German Attorney Kurt Groenewold on Representing the Baader-Meinhof and Being Tried Himself

Squatters invade £2m Regency house

Land and Freedom {1:44:26}

Woolies: Sale of a century


Total Defeat for U.S. in Iraq

Lord Lester's attack on the government's treatment of human rights struck a chord yesterday with lawyers and civil liberties groups who are increasingly frustrated with Labour's record.

The Undying Obsession with Black Family Values

Beyond the ice

For Governor Blagojevich, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like RICO

Actor slits his own throat as knife switch turns fiction into reality

The Battle for Human Rights

On Jan. 20 the Age of Reagan ends, and the Age of Obama begins. We don't know if it will last, but we do know that conservatives can no longer force everyone to play by their rules.

'Eyewash' says India as Pakistan arrests two

Stiglitz's Foolishly Flawed Morality

Capitalist Fools

Stop Sobbing About Free Music Downloads

A Hybrid Vehicle (One Third Bailout, Two-Thirds Chapter 11) for Automakers, But No More TARP for Wall Street

Rod Blagojevich, In His Own Words

Governor accused of trying to sell Obama seat

Low fat diets: Not fit for purpose

The only hope for deep structural change is to strengthen the unions and give workers a place at the policy table.

How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality...

Obama Stimulus Plan: Good Start, But Much More Is Needed

Revisit Studs Terkel Interview November 2004

8 December 2008 - Memories of John

Obama Heralds Change on the Labor Front

"Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent."

Making a new New Deal: Sitdown Strike in Chicago

Fears of a million layoffs a month in corporate America


Whenever I'm in Tajikistan, my mobile phone says I'm in Dubai

Alcoholism is a disease. Does that mean that it is treatable by drugs, like many other diseases?

First Briton to die at Swiss euthanasia clinic had fled Nazis

United States of America vs. Thomas B. Kin Chong A/K/A Tommy Chong.

Shall We Call it a Depression Now?

American island of Oahu on December 7, 1941

After ending American torture, will we prosecute those who ordered other war crimes?

Happy Xmas War Is Over! 2008

Spying on pacifists, environmentalists and nuns

Washington prepares a record party for Obama The people's invasion of the capital for the inauguration of the first black President will eclipse the previous high set by LBJ in 1965

President-Elect Obama's Weekly Address: December 6, 2008

Canadian leader shuts Parliament to keep power

"We'll Meet Again"

Getting bang for your buck Preserving financial institutions is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. It is the flow of credit that is important

My guest from 2006 was the historian, playwright, Progressive columnist, and activist Howard Zinn, author most famously of A People's History of the United States.

"This is treason," Johnson said, referring to people close to Nixon

Mumbai and the Kashmir Tinderbox

How far have we come in 80 years? Post-feminist backlash - or new dawn for equal rights? Rachel Cooke weighs up the evidence

Applying the Rule of Law to All Heads of State

Cancer victim left 'dehumanised' by Halifax debt chase

Slouching Toward a Depression?

Imagining a New New Deal

The view: Location, location, location

What's Wrong with the U.S. Military

Americas Defense Meltdown - Full Text

"Prop 8 - The Musical."

Of Financial Capital and Human Capital: Why We're Bailing Out Wall Street While Allowing Our Schools to Get Clobbered

38 Days: One Soldier's Story A Slain Soldier's Diary Gives Insight Into His Life in Iraq

Britain's torture of Obama's grandfather

Trampled Under Foot at Wal-Mart

Amsterdam's brothels and cannabis cafés furious over mayor's 'clean-up' Dissent grows over a planned crackdown on prostitution and drugs aimed at curbing organised crime in the red-light district

Parliament shut for 7 weeks

Rethinking the Canadian Exit Strategy

Harper, Dion address the nation in midst of political crisis

MINI: BMW launches electric version of British classic • 95mph model can travel 150 miles on full charge

50th  Anniversary 2009

Conversations With Chávez and Castro

Mexico's Drug War Goes Down in Flames

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. shaking hands at the Capitol Building March 26th, 1964

Leftist Coalition to Grab Power from Canada's Conservatives

The British should not forget the massive debt they owe the Irish

The Right's War on Regulators

“…it’s hard to build your soul when everyone around you is trying to sell theirs.” - William Deresiewicz

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Celebrate five decades of resilience, progress, allegiance to peace and social equality with the people of Cuba Witness the stellar achievements of the Revolution first hand Saturday 27 December 2008 through Saturday 3 January 2009

India troops mop up last Mumbai militants

How to Kill a Union

'Dammit, this guy is cool'

The mission that changed everything

Nine proposals for freedom and self-reliance in the US of A

A Martian's view of Mars

State Banks Could Solve Financial Crisis

'Nobody supports the Taliban, but people hate the government'

Now It's Time to Organize

The new Cicero

5 Myths About Our Ailing Health-Care System.

Power in the desert: solar towers will harness sunshine of southern Spain

Time for a Bank Holiday

What would Keynes have done?

“It was shocking,” he says. “No one could explain to me what they were doing.”

How to play Card games

Paul Simon - American Tune

Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009

A revolutionary reworking for Marx's 'Kapital'

Mother-of-two becomes first transplant patient to receive an organ grown to order in a laboratory

Making Economic Change that nobody wants

China's Greatest Export

The Vietnam Exposé That Wasn't


Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are - St. Augustine of Hippo

Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion

Office of the President-Elect - Change.gov

“He who serves all, best serves himself.” Jack London

Someday We'll All Be Free - Aretha Franklin

The great economist is back in fashion, but it will be a disaster if his brilliant theories are now misapplied

Second Inaugural Address

From the fourth century BC, words our leaders should heed

Quite Early Morning

Empire Falls

20bn barrel oil discovery puts Cuba in the big league • Self-reliance beckons for communist state • Estimate means reserves are on a par with US

We call on the next U.S. President and administration to engage in a new foreign policy based on these five core principles.

Day After Tomorrow

Going Down To Cuba

Going Down To Cuba Live

The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit. FDR - March 4, 1933

The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil

How I Won The War (1967) Parts 1-11

Capitalism is decidedly incorrigible. The closer it comes to its theoretical "purity" as analyzed by Marx (the surplus value for the shareholder and only for the shareholder), the more it increases the risk of societies' falling apart and the further it pushes away any prospect of regulating the planet.

Nickel and Dimed from The American Ruling Class!

It has never been a benign power, from the very first, from the American Revolution, from the taking-over of Indian land, from the Mexican war, the Spanish-American war.

Doctor's Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Standing Up to Union-Busting

When you start a war for the wrong reasons, you are responsible for all that follows, even the other side's atrocities.

All the experts admit that we should legalise drugs

Social Security: Here today, still here tomorrow

"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

"Money As Debt"

My Life, By Fidel Castro with Ignatio Ramonet

"What we have in this country is socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor." Gore Vidal

Do do do do do do- oh yeah!

No One Is Safe: The Ruling Class Unleashed

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi

The Beatles - Revolution - David Frost Show 1968

Revolution (slow version)

EVERY EXPERIENCED politician knows the axiom: He who chooses the members of a commission determines its conclusions in advance.

"It is easy to see that the rich have a great distaste for their country's democratic institutions," wrote Alexis de Tocqueville in his classic 19th century treatise, Democracy in America. "The people are a power whom they fear and scorn."

The Circumambulation of Mt. Tamalpais

"Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." - Cassius

"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..

"I turned down the OBE because it's not a club you want to join when you look at the villains who've got it. It's all the things I think are despicable: patronage, deferring to the monarchy and the name of the British Empire, which is a monument of exploitation and conquest." - Ken Loach

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

The abortion ship's doctor

" Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. "- John Lennon

In what turned out to be his final performances, Bruce took to reciting (with a thick German accent) lines from a poem by the Trappist monk Thomas Merton — a meditation on the high-ranking Nazi official Adolf Eichmann. “My defense? I was a soldier. I saw the end of a conscientious day’s effort. I watched through the portholes. I saw every Jew burned and turned into soap. Do you people think yourselves better because you burned your enemies at long distances with missiles? Without ever seeing what you’d done to them?” - Lenny Bruce

Legalise all drugs: chief constable demands end to 'immoral laws'

The Case for Universal Health Care

Imagine Peace

We must engage in the Long Resistance to this current world war, using every nonviolent means to bring about its end.

Bring On The Lucie (Freda People)

“Never believe anything until it’s officially denied.”

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

A Feather From The Sky

Five More Minutes

The mouse that shook the world

Five More Minutes

The Last Antiwar Poem

"Wichita Vortex Sutra"

Helen Caldicott speaks up for us

Nuclear Energy: Still a Bad Idea


"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."


"it takes two to speak the truth, one to speak and another to hear"
- henry david thoreau

“. . . the ever memorable and blessed Revolution…A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief Terror which we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror -- that unspeakably bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves.” -- Mark Twain


Human Rights

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.

Poet John Donne's line "never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee," says it well.

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. - Oscar Wilde, An Ideal husband, 1893


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