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

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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

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“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

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"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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Website will allow you to calculate your own personal rate of inflation

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

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

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

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon


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

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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

Keeping out the cameras and reporters simply doesn't work

Redemption Songs - Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros

What's in a name? Quite a lot, where the military is concerned

Israel's Gigantic Blunder

"Barack changes everything"

Harry Reid, Let Roland Burris into the Senate

Riot police called out in London as protest ends in skirmishes

Oregon looks at taxing mileage instead of gasoline

Franken up 225 with recount complete; focus turns to court

Tens of thousands in London protest Gaza offensive Demonstrators throw shoes at Downing Street as Muslim symbol of disgust at Israeli attacks

America Bleeds Its Way Into 2009

Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves

Downgrade ecstasy to class B drug, say ministerial advisers

Franken's lead rises as Minn. recount winds down

Chicago to take over at the White House

Happy Xmas War Is Over!

Imagine Peace Tower LIVE: New Year’s Eve 2008

Forty-Eight: The Movie Katherine Bruens

The U.S. Pipeline From Industry to Congress

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Obama should signal an end to the embargo

I'm So Bored With the USA

'Wireless power' spells end for cables

The Year No One Can Remember

Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

The rotten state of Egypt is too powerless and corrupt to act

Anti-apartheid campaigner Helen Suzman dies at 91. Progressive party MP spent a decade as sole parliamentary opponent to old South African system

2008’s Best Progressive Films/ Filmmakers

If Hamas Did Not Exist

Grand Old Duke: The greatest scandal never told

In Cuba No One Man Could Steal $50 Billion From Other People

Open Letter to President Bush and President-Elect Obama

The Self-Defense of Suicide

Billie Holiday - I'll Be Seeing You

In Memory of Claiborne Pell

Rest in Peace, Senator Claiborne Pell

Civilians dead - Ewa Jasiewicz reports from Gaza on the devastation wreaked by the Israeli air strikes

A visit to Havana by a black president ending the US policy of isolation would be as magical as events of 50 years ago

Happy New Year 2009Cuba: 50 years of revolution

Literary recluse Salinger turns 90

A Trillion Dollar Recovery?

More economic pain seen in 2009, but some hope too

Wall Street's Collapse and the Ownership Society

What to Do About the Torturers?

The self delusion that plagues both sides in this bloody conflict

Most Valuable Progressives of 2008

If the Big Three go out of business, what’s that going to do to NASCAR?

Grape extract could fight cancer

Why bombing Ashkelon is the most tragic irony

Poem by Pablo Neruda, "I'm Explaining a Few Things"

Researchers unlock secrets of 1918 flu pandemic

The killing of hundreds of Palestinians and the destruction of the infrastructure of life in the Gaza Strip are abominable acts.

Bare of propaganda either for or against the group, this text is the most fair-minded and balanced piece of literature on Hamas in the English language.

The Gaza Ghetto and Western Cant

The cement that eats carbon dioxide

Hundreds in London Israeli embassy protests

Stockmarkets around world suffer worst year on record

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

Israel's War Crimes

Israel's Attempted Endgame in Gaza

The most primitive cheetah ever found throws into doubt the theory that the fleet-footed feline shared a common ancestor with pumas

Leaders lie, civilians die, and lessons of history are ignored

Taiwan's new pandas missing Sichuan food

Bush Winks at Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza, While Obama and Clinton Are Silent

The Corner (new documentary to be filmed in San Francisco)

We have no words left
Palestinians are at a loss to describe this latest catastrophe. International civil society must act now

Never have hopes been higher – and never has the job been tougher

Police riot called to demonstration

Cargo ship standoff continues at Port of Oakland

“How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal?”

He's been described as the real "local hero"

Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama
Holiday Radio Address

CBS newsman's $70m lawsuit likely to deal Bush legacy a new blow

One hundred MPs to rebel over sale of Royal Mail

How can anyone believe there is 'progress' in the Middle East?

A New New Deal?

Israel attacks Gaza, more than 140 reported killed

If Gaza falls . . .

Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. - Psalm 85:10

From cars to hotels to petrol, the slumping US economy means good deals for the rest of us

President-elect Barack Obama should build a national bullet train network

Pinter: Bare-Knuckled Citizen Playwright

Harold Pinter Interview BY ANNE-MARIE CUSAC IN MARCH OF 2001

24 hours in pictures (15 pictures)

Now, finally, Gaza is buckling. While the world watches, a people is being destroyed

A Christmas pardon and unifying a nation

Monty Python's comedy about an ordinary man being mistaken for the messiah makes us look on the bright side of life – and gives us a fairly accurate portrayal of first-century Judea

In which case, the union may as well take a shovel and bury any hopes it had of getting a decent contract.

Sorry! Humiliated Bush revokes pardon

Fuel Efficiency is Easy--Just Don't Let Detroit Tell You How to Do It

The electric car that can break the speed limit signals a new road order

US economy posts worst results for 27 years

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

Colombia Spies on Fellowship of Reconciliation and Other Human Rights Groups

A new hostel in a converted jumbo jet means you can enjoy all the fun of flying without leaving the ground

Penally pudding and broiled mushrooms: the origin of Darwin's diet is unveiled

The Purloined Constitution

Exit stage left: Harold Pinter dies

There's nothing wrong with cousins getting married

Color Blindness Tests

Surgeon uses human fat to run his cars

In 1945, the U.S. prosecutor at Nuremberg explained that waging aggressive war was permanently outlawed.

Lesbian and gay Christians today denounced Pope Benedict's claim that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.

Because there is one iron rule in responding to disaster – once that money is gone, it is not coming back.

Housing Starts Fall Through the Floor

"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.

None of this will matter if President Bush issues blanket pardons in the coming weeks. Nor will it matter if the rest of us continue to invent reasons to neither investigate nor—if appropriate—prosecute wrongdoing by the highest-level officials in the Bush administration.

Stargazing: Scotland prepares to host Europe's first 'dark sky park'

Ecuador's Conscientious Default

They lied about Iraq in 2003, and they're still lying now

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

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

The Ponzi Paradigm

Alien world (11 pictures)

Inventor's 2020 vision: to help 1bn of the world's poorest see better

The New Deal was, for the most part, phenomenally successful, but there are many ways it could have gone further or been better organized -- failings it is critical we avoid this time around.

Hilda Solis for Secretary of Labor

Madoff's Money Trail Leads to Washington

Early Suspicions About Bernard Madoff - 29 Red Flags

"Good riddance to bad rubbish"

Satellite eye on Earth: December

Goodbye And Good Riddance To 2008.

Charles Ives Reconsidered

Notoriously, John Lennon once described Yoko Ono as "the world's most famous unknown artist: everyone knows her name, but no one knows what she actually does".

Wages, wages, wages. It all gets down to wages.

Caroline Kennedy's Campaign

Under US orders: British troops are stuck in Afghanistan until Barack Obama recognises the war is unwinnable

The next US president is reversing Republican policy on global warming by putting leading scientists in key posts.

Britain faces an unemployment "bloodbath" in the new year with many tens of thousands of jobs axed in the public and private sectors, according to a cabinet minister.

In recent years, particularly under Cox, a former California GOP congressman, the SEC has pursued a policy of de-emphasizing enforcement, part of the broader anti-regulatory philosophy of the Bush years -- helping to make Madoff, and perhaps others like him, possible.

Brown asks state high court to overturn Prop. 8

Workers laid off, execs paid off

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality." Yoko Ono

Universal Healthcare SF I

Aurora borealis (10 pictures)

The reality behind Deep Throat

I beg your pardon, Mr President

Muir Beach in Marin California

Unraveling, unraveling, unraveling...

Tales from the country club

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

Postcard from Venezuela

Candy cane making, step by step

The Berlin Philharmonic - live in your own front room

A Forgotten Genocide

Winter Solstice on Sunday the 21st of December

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The winter solstice is a pagan celebration held on the shortest day of the year.

Winter Solstice 2008

Play Sock and Awe

Campaign to End the Death Penalty

In Prison My Whole Life

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

Scientists from Kew have brought back an astonishing collection of new specimens from the unmapped heart of Mozambique

Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion

President-Elect Obama's weekly address in full

"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

Darwin at 200: a family celebration

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

"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

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

Land and Freedom {1:44:26}

Total Defeat for U.S. in Iraq

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...


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

"We'll Meet Again"

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.

50th  Anniversary 2009

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

“…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

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


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

Quite Early Morning

Empire Falls

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 Recurring Myth of Peak Oil

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

Nickel and Dimed from The American Ruling Class!

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

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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