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

Poverty is the worst form of violence. - Gandhi

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

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

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

"This Land is Your Land"

Renounce War

"You must never suggest that ordinary people collaborated. You must never suggest that the people who committed crimes were not monsters but human beings under certain pressures who do not belong to a separate category but are completely normal people." - Louis Malle

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

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

War Is Not The Answer

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


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

“I hope I don’t go to hell. Imagine the table talk of all those popes.” - Luis Buñuel




Renounce War

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


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Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Police and Thieves.

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

Polonius advice to his son Laertes:

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

Polonius' advice:

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


Seeräuber Jenny


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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

"The problems we face today cannot be solved by the minds that created them." - Albert Einstein


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


John Lennon Give Peace a Chance Live in Toronto 1969

Give Peace A Chance

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

The Great Transformation By Karl Polanyi

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



Muir Beach in Marin California

Cuba's zunzún or bumblebee hummingbird

War is Over If You Want It

“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


“believe nothing until it has been officially denied.”- Claude Cockburn

Strawberry Fields Forever

Victor Jara - Comandante Che Guevara

Marjorie Cohn is president of the National Lawyers Guild

It's got electrolytes

The dull compulsion of economic relations completes the subjection of the laborer to the capitalist. - Marx

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

Empire's Military Bases Map

A Campaign to Cut Poverty in the United States in Half in Ten Years

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop

Howl: People vs Ferlinghetti - Final mp3 Beat Generation, etc

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."- Edmund Burke

Glimpses of Nature


"New York City Hippie"

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

Steve Earle - City Of Immigrants (Official)

Works in Progress

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

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

Social Justice Leadership

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. - John Lennon


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

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

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

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

Dovetail Joints

Collective puts Marx's Das Kapital on stage

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

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


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

The Mindsweep - A Fellatio Rodriguez Film


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

No One Is Safe: The Ruling Class Unleashed

Do do do do do do- oh yeah!

"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

Soldier, We Love You

What They Craved: Torture Used to Try to Link Saddam with 9/11

US to release pictures of prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan

A Housing Crash Update

Obama's Solicitor General pushes to limit suspects' rights

What Happened at the Port of Spain The Secret Summit

The IMF and the Crisis - The Debt Looters

The Great Credit Card Battle To Come

As the Shredders Hum - Obama Plays Hamlet on Torture

And the Anti-Pulitzers Go To ... How the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Buried the Madoff Scandal for at Least Four Years

Testicular Politics: Obama and the Big Dogs

Tainted and Unreliable: Torture Evidence and Terror Blacklists

Green, green, green

"Occupy Everything" - The Battle to Take Back the New School

A Town Suffering for Generations: Decades of Asbestos Exposure by W.R. Grace Mine Leave Hundreds Dead, 1,200+ Sickened in Libby

Harman and the NSA Wiretaps Are Members of Congress Being Blackmailed?

Torture, War and the Imperial Project: The Fatal Thread

The Public Option Con Selling Out Single-Payer

Thievery Under TARP

Report: Abusive tactics used to seek Iraq-al Qaida link

Office of the Special Inspector General
SIGTARP for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

Malaga Festival of Spanish Film pays tribute to 'blasphemous' masterpiece

Be Cautious on the Upside Housing Sales and Fixing the Economy

Was Ballard right to be so gloomy?

Feingold on Torture Judge: "Grounds for Impeachment"

"When Did You Stop Being Wrong?" The Tyranny of Bad Economics

Ads Have Senators Laboring Under False Assumptions

Obama: 100 days, 100 ways From closing down Guantanamo and banishing lobbyists, to dressing down in the Oval Office and planting vegetables on the South Lawn, the Obama presidency is reshaping America.

A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression

The Lion's Share

Nobel Laureate Accuses Israel of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Hamas leader's invitation to address MPs provokes fury

Espionage Charges: Were Rep. Jane Harman, Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman spying?

Kookie Roberts is Glad Torture Tapes Were Destroyed

The myth of individual exceptionalism undermines society and leaves us doomed to repeat historical mistakes.

Another low estimate? Global bank losses likely to reach $4.1 trillion, says IMF

Sample Galeano, the Great Writer Hugo Chavez introduced Obama to

Cheney is a complete nutter.

Obama Cowers Before Insurance Industry Code Red for Single Payer

The wars come and go but the enemy remains the same

The Presidio Mutineers Lindy Blake's Great Escape

Losing the North

Stop the War Now!

A Shooting at the Wall in Bil'n The Death of Bassem

MI5 officer gave false evidence in Guantánamo detainee case

Make the Judge Eat His Own Words: Jay Bybee's Conspiracy to Torture

America's UN Boycott Backfires

The Perils of a Faithless Membership SAG Should be Praised, Not Assailed

Harman was allegedly heard saying she'd 'waddle into' the AIPAC case in return for support for her bid to become chair of the Intelligence Committee.

The Meeting in Trinidad

Pirate Bay 'could soon be obsolete'

Housing Bust Comes Roaring Back, Worse Than Ever

Naomi Klein says we should banish Barack Obama's chief economic adviser Larry Summers from public life.

Police must be 'servants not masters' says head of watchdog

Mobilization Marks 33rd Anniversary of Military Coup Argentina Remembers

A Lexicon of Disappointment

Of Black Holes and Radio Silence

Sample Galeano, the Great Writer Hugo Chavez introduced Obama to

"Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1, 269 Miles from Wall Street"

Mandela boost for Zuma in final election rally

Darkness, Darkness - No Amnesty for Torturers

MPs to examine G20 police tactics as new claims emerge

You won't stop us, vow Pirate Bay owners despite jail terms

Last week the government announced plans for a new generation of nuclear plants. But Britain is still dealing with the legacy of its first atomic installation at Sellafield - a toxic waste dump in one of the most contaminated buildings in Europe. As a multi-billion-pound clean-up is planned, can we avoid making the same mistakes again?

Globalization and Its Contents - Statelessness: the Final Frontier

The Creativity Stimulus

Third allegation of police brutality at G20 investigated

Colbert responds to the National Organization For Marriage

Microbes that 'breathe iron' are found in Antarctic Unique organisms have developed from more than a million years in isolation

More Women and Children on the Streets Economic Fallout Hits Families Hard

Think you've read Madame Bovary? You've barely begun 4,500 additional pages omitted from Flaubert's published work released online

This rampant executive must be brought under control The power grab of the past decade urgently needs to be reversed

Former MP Alice Mahon quits 'undemocratic' Labour party Ex-Halifax MP accuses party of betraying values and principles that inspired her to join it as a teenager

Pirate Bay owners pledge to fight again after court jails them for copyright theft

The American choice will determine its future presence and status in this region.

America doesn't need a witch-hunt Publication of such detailed memos on torture is stunning enough

Forever young: The Nouvelle Vague's stylish films

The Weapons That Kill Civilians — Deaths of Children and Noncombatants in Iraq, 2003–2008

Leading economist lays into US administration's ties with Wall Street and claims its rescue package is seriously flawed

A financial transactions tax will raise revenue at the same time that it makes the economy more productive. This is a genuine win-win situation.

“Without Struggle, There Is Nothing”–Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks from Death Row about His Case, Prison Reform and “Jailhouse Lawyers”

Spanish prosecutors will seek criminal charges against Alberto Gonzales and five high-ranking Bush administration officials for sanctioning torture at Guantánamo.

There's No Shame in Being a Peasant: The Control of Food

Somalia's silent exodus

G20 victim 'died from haemorrhage'

Obama to face pressure on Cuba policy at Summit of the Americas in Trinidad

900,000 households plunge into negative equity

High speed rail in Madison, Midwest on Obama's top 10 list

The Profiteers of Suffering The Top 10 Enemies of Single-Payer

Eilzabeth Warren On Daily Show

Obama releases Bush torture memos

"I understand the need for some sensitivity in an era of terrorism, but isn't it naive to think terrorism can be prevented by terrorising tourists?"

The Crisis That Could Bring Down Obama

Charlie Chaplin (Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr). Born 16 April 1889

Vision of High-Speed Rail in America

"The Foundations of Our Economy are Strong" - A Bulletin From the Captain of the Titanic

How can you trust the cowardly BBC?

Occupied by Big Coal From Iraq to Appalachia

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"

A Short Citizen's Guide to Kooks, Demagogues, and Right-Wingers On Tax Day

Electoral Exclusion in Haiti: Obama's First Foreign Policy Disaster?

US economy goes back to 1955 as deflation returns

Obama and the Summit of the Americas: Is There a Latin American Policy?

Will Obama honour pledge on genocide of Armenians?

'Big Brother' state comes under fire as European Commission launches inquiry into secret surveillance of web users

Anatomy of Bush's Torture Paradigm W, the Torture Decider

Colbert, we have a problem

Wherever I go in the world, the power of Marmite follows me

Obama's Bubble of Ignorance Solving Palestine While Israel Destroys It

US army soldier convicted of killing Iraqi detainees Jury finds John Hatley guilty of execution-style slayings of four bound and blindfolded Iraqi detainees in 2007

Another win that's too good to be true

What's the G20 Really Up To? Tax Haven Hypocrisies

Brixton Yalla Yalla

Even Sting Mill Valley California

Even Sting's Zazzle Shop Mill Valley

The Game where the rules change yet remain the same: John Maynard's Martingale

On April 15, 1865 in Ford's Theater John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. He was the 16th President of the United States.

Obama’s Speech on the Economy Falls Flat

Saving council housing

Analysis: Somalia Piracy Began in Response to Illegal Fishing and Toxic Dumping by Western Ships off Somali Coast

The day I threw away fashion When she hit 60 Alison Lurie realised that fashion no longer spoke to her. So she got rid of half her wardrobe, stopped colouring her hair, gave up wearing makeup - and felt euphoric

DNA pioneer Alec Jeffreys: drop innocent from database

Cuba Will Continue to Resist Not a Word About the Blockade

Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates

Senator Al Franken

Minnesota Judges: Franken Received Highest Number of Votes

The Afghan Rubik's Cube

Open for business For the last 50 years, Cuba has struggled under a crippling US trade embargo. But this week President Obama eased sanctions on the island.

Al Franken: From SNL To Senate

Screw Seth Rogen

You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

Lessons From Latin America Peru's Shining Example

Parking Billions: Taxing Grandma to Subsidize Goldman Sachs

The Great Beast Lashes Out: Why is Goldman Sachs So Scared of Mike Morgan?

Goldman Sachs Info, Comments, Opinions and Facts

Portrait of Misogyny

Study of climbing abilities disproves long-held belief that the earliest humans were able to scale trees as easily as primates

"What Have We Done to Deserve This?" - Iraqi Militia Fear Reprisals After US Exit

Two demonstrators killed as Thailand troops bid to end Bangkok unrest

Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know - Top of the Pops 1983

Debt is Not Money

Time to Abolish the NRC? - A Radioactive Extension for Aging Nuclear Plants

Ian Tomlinson: The man who was trying to get home

It was unthinkable, when I was based as a correspondent in Jerusalem two decades ago, that an Israeli politician who openly advocated ethnically cleansing the Palestinians from Israeli-controlled territory, as well as forcing Arabs in Israel to take loyalty oaths or be forcibly relocated to the West Bank, could sit on the Cabinet.

Police arrest 114 people in pre-emptive strike against environmental protesters

Rossellini's Louis XIV: “Neither the Sun nor Death can be Gazed Upon Fixedly”

The Red Cross Torture Report: What It Means

On the night of 14 April 1912, during her maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912.

State of emergency announced in Thai capital

A New Way Forward: Protests Scheduled Across the Country Calling on Banks to Nationalize, Reorganize, Decentralize

"If its too big to fail, it's too big to exist."

WILLIAM K. BLACK: These numbers as large as they are, vastly understate the problem of fraud.

Why We're Not at the Beginning of the End, and Probably Not Even At the End of the Beginning

April 12, 1945 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States died.

Barack Obama brings truce in culture war

Five Years After Helping to Expose Abu Ghraib Scandal, Christian Peacemaker Teams Continue Human Rights Work

A Word Clooney, Hanks and Baldwin Should Learn

Why Unions Matter

Iran's Elections: Why Arab Leaders Want Ahmadinejad to Win

Wheel Of Fortune

The making of Maggie

Thailand declares emergency as protesters storm summit

A History of the Red Army Faction Daring to Struggle, Failing to Win

Elizabeth Warren's Devasting Report to Congress: "Liquidate the Banks; Fire the Executives!"

Healthy Canadian Banks

Legalize Marijuana

The Bush Six

G20 death family want action against police

America wants to see Ruth Madoff behind bars

Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated'

The Hundred Days War: Histories of the New Deal

The Conviction of Fujimori: A Measure of Justice in Latin America

"Liquidate the Banks; Fire the Executives!"

How the Media Bought the Surge Iraqi Dead Extol the Success of the Surge

Veteran Cuban leader offers hand of friendship to US after new President's bid to end half a century of hostility

After Obama's First Peace Crusade What It Would Take to Mend Fences with Islam

Trustbusting 2.0?

The Art of the Scam Wall Street and the Pentagon

A System From Hell

Light at the End of the Tunnel? - Wrong! The Decade of Darkness

Punk, rap and reggae took on police brutality with defiant anti-authoritarian anthems. We need them now more than ever

The Objective Realities Are More Powerful Than Obama's Sincere Intentions: My Meeting with the Black Caucus

Back to the 1930s, Part I

The police: Unaccountable, secretive and out of control

Back to the 1930's, Part II

Public Rage and Despair Depression Fury

Back to the 1930's, Part IIi

Hands Off Social Security

Back to the 1930s, Part IV

Points of View on Health Care PBS Lashes Back

Back to the 1930s, Part V

The Obama effect reaches Cuba

Back to the 1930s, Part VI

Barbara Lee with Castro in Cuba: medical, biotech, student exchanges next?

Back to the 1930s, Part VII

A Public Plan is Healthy Competition

Can Obama turn rhetoric into the reality of peace with the Muslim world?

Times Editor: Lack Of Disclosure On Merkin Op-Ed Is No Big Deal

The dark side of Dubai: Dubai was meant to be a Middle-Eastern Shangri-La, a glittering monument to Arab enterprise and western capitalism. But as hard times arrive in the city state that rose from the desert sands, an uglier story is emerging. Johann Hari reports

Ballot Review Seals Franken Court Victory in Minnesota

The Press and Human Terrain Systems Counterinsurgency's Free Ride

Culture Books Libraries Free-access World Digital Library set to launch

Katharine Gun: The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War

Ingredients for a Disaster: NATO, Strasbourg and the Black Block

Legalisation of drugs could save UK

Spain Investigates What America Should

Strong aftershock hits Italian quake region

Will the Debtors Fight Back? The IMF Rules the World

McCarthyism Lives, Just Ask Bill Ayers

A Glide-Path to Destitution

How to have a good death

The Ordeal of My Nephew Chris Justice for the Developmentally Disabled

Eric Holder and Colin Powell Profiles in Cowardice

Counter Punch Weekend Edition April 3-5, 2009 Website of the Day: The Corner Store

Move Along, Nothing to See Here: Homeless in Tent City, USA

It's a Depression (The Great Recession)

Nation-Wide Local Protests For A People's Bailout & Financial Restructuring On April 11

A Tale of Two Latin American Experiences

Police 'assaulted' bystander who died during G20 protests

Why we need a good night's sleep Scientists warn of the dangers of sleepless nights after discovering how brain clears out day's mental rubbish

A Courtroom Victory for Ward Churchill and Academic Freedom of Speech Hooray for Juries!

Death on the Net

Beyond the usual fragments

US president pledges to ratify test ban treaty and convene global summit for eventual elimination of nuclear stockpiles

Now I've really lived. I've gone on a movie set and shouted 'Action!'

Still Clinging to the Dead Logic of Neoliberalism: A G20 Meeting for Naught

The Jobs Solution

Wisconsin's Balance of Power: The Campaign to Repeal the Nuclear Moratorium

Recession claims 5m US jobs as rate reaches 26-year high

Another 663,000 Jobs Lost in March - Girding for a Depression

Veterans, Iraqis break bread in Kansas City

Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

How the Roberts Court Has Become a Powerful New Tool for Business: Subprime Supreme Court

Startling Revelations About Three Mile Island Raise New Doubts Over Nuclear Plant Safety - Fooling with Disaster?

A brave man who stood alone. If only the world had listened to him

The Quiet Coup

The Poverty of Monetarism: Too Big to Fail?

Slice and Dice on Card Check

How the West lost its way in the East

People are occasionally surprised, David Simon says, to find that he still lives in Baltimore, the city that is the lead character in his epic television series The Wire.

The Campaign to Repeal the Nuclear Moratorium: The Nuclear Industry Targets Wisconsin

The Free Market, Financial Style How the Scam Works

These Are the People We Expect to Fix Things? A Financial History Lesson

Mount Redoubt eruption

Looking for Ken Loach: Xan Brooks tries to pin the director down as his new comedy, Looking for Eric, is touted as one of the main British hopes at this year's Cannes film festival

Newspapers last bastion against political corruption, says creator of The Wire In exclusive interview with the Guardian, writer David Simon expresses fears for newspapers' future and accuses media owners of contempt

The Genius of Ishmael Reed Writer as Fighter

US tent cities highlight new realities as recession wears on

'Blue-eyed bankers' to blame for crash, Lula tells Brow

The Israeli Resistance

My Recovery Prediction: There's a reason it's called the "business cycle."

Roubini Says Stocks Will Drop as Banks Go ‘Belly Up’

Breakthrough in 'stem cells from skin' study

Stem cell pioneer Thomson's lab reports another breakthrough

History Lessons John Hope Franklin, the legendary historian and author of From Slavery to Freedom, died at age 94

How Unlimited Interest Rates Destroyed the Economy

Former Colorado professor defends 9/11 statements

People died--and are still dying--at Three Mile Island.

Pete Seeger turns 90 with starry New York gig

Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

"The problems we face today cannot be solved by the minds that created them." - Albert Einstein

Corner Store - The Film

Why the economic crisis, and its solution, are bigger than you think.

Taking it to the supermarkets: EuroPalestine’s boycott action

Jean-Luc Godard’s Tout va bien (Just Great)

And Why America Needs It: Why Business is Hysterical About Card Check

"I won't always be skint, but they'll always be scabs."

Single-Payer Health Care Reform

There Is No Social Security Crisis

Talking Union

James Galbraith: "We are at the beginning of a long, profound, painful process of change."

Obama Should Keep His Hands Off Social Security

Reviving the WPA Program: I was a Writer for the Government

The Language of Looting

Willesden to Cricklewood

"Poverty is the worst form of violence."- Gandhi

Time for universal care

Our Choice, Our Future - Four Freedoms, Four Changes

Looting Social Security

There is a Grandeur in This View of Life: Darwin's Living Legacy

Attenborough: Genesis? It can go forth and multiply

"Evolution is not just a theory ... it is a historical fact,"

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.'
- Thomas Paine

'Hay que endurecerse sin perder jamás la ternura jamás.' (One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.) - Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Today is Cesar Chavez Day. As we celebrate his birthday, please continue his legacy.

"The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not have a universal health care system."

"The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth." - Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Begged, Borrowed & Stolen: The Socha Film Project

"Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”- King

The Power of Nonviolence

"When the guns boom, the arts die." - playwright Arthur Miller

"Positive liberty is often described as personal ability to achieve certain ends, while negative liberty is described as freedom from being forcibly prevented from achieving those ends."

Forty-Eight: The Movie about Katherine Bruens

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Darwin at 200: a family celebration

"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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

" 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

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

“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


"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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