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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

John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

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


The Shakespeare Sonnets, from 1 to 154 - the full links

Davy The Fat Boy

"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

"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man." Thomas Paine

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

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" –from "Ozymandias" (Ramesses the Great)

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

Green, green, green entry

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

"Whether they are fit for independence or not remains to be tried. Merit is no justification for freedom." T. E. Lawrence wrote about Iraqis on 22 August 1920.


“Hic Rhodus, hic salta!”

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"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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"I'm neither Trotskyist nor Guevarist or Luxemburgist, I'm a revolutionary. And revolution needs to be reinvented, for no revolutionary experiment has ever succeeded. Some of them ended up as bloody caricatures".- Olivier Besancenot

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)

"In October 1884, a convention held by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions unanimously set May 1, 1886, as the date by which the eight-hour work day would become standard. When May 1, 1886 approached, American labor unions prepared for a general strike in support of the eight-hour day. The Haymarket affair is generally considered to have been an important influence on the origin of international May Day observances for workers"

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

“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



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

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" –from "Ozymandias

The Big Question: Why has another Airbus crashed, and is flying becoming more risky?

Democracy Derailed in Honduras

Swedish software firm buys The Pirate Bay for £4.7m

What the Jump in the U.S. Savings Rate Really Means: Debt Deflation Arrives

Franken gives Democrats 'super majority'

Made of Lies

U.S. treads carefully in its sponsorship of Honduras crisis

Religion and schools don't mix People should have the right to believe whatever they wish. But schools must provide a safe haven from indoctrination

The Rise, Represion and Uncertain Future of the Coup: Showdown in Honduras

The United States’ Anti-Democratic Pattern in Honduras

Between Tel Aviv and Tehran

Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets

Did leak from a laboratory cause swine flu pandemic? Same strain of influenza was released by accident three decades ago

Obama's Real Message to Latin America? The Coup in Honduras

Protesters demand return of ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya Demonstrations in capital after 56-year-old ruler removed from power in military coup

President Obama’s reaction to the coup leads us to understand that Washington engaged the Honduran coup.

The Mad Dog DA and the Mad Dog Media: The Persecution of Michael Jackson

"This coup has removed a legitimate and constitutional government simply for wanting to carry out a consultation ...

Honduras was plunged into a political crisis that threatened to spill across the region hours after President Manuel Zelaya was thrown out by the army and exiled to Costa Rica

Latin America condemns Honduras military coup

How bribery became a way of life in Iraq

Hugo Chávez asks for a lesson to coup-makers in Honduras

"Healthcare is a right. Stand with us and fight."

Author Naomi Klein Calls for Boycott of Israel

There’s nowhere to hide for Obama now. He’s either going to deliver on his campaign promises to change the course of the nation towards a brighter future not dominated by special interests, or he’s going to sustain the corrupt, inefficient, predatory and outdated systems that have brought this nation to its knees.

Solved: riddle of Siberia's flattened forest

Ecuador President's Bold Economic Plan

Hyping Iran, Ignoring Mexico - The New York Times and Stolen Elections

Show Britain is on the right side by barring torture, say security experts

The jury is out on the Iranian model of religion and politics

The Hate Crimes Bill: How Not to Remember Matthew Shepard

'Like Orpheus, Michael Jackson was destroyed by his fans'

Regulatory Capture - What the Big Banks Have Won

A Report From the 61st International Whaling Commission Meeting: Fear and Loathing in Madeira

The uprising In the Amazon is more urgent than Iran's - it will determine the future of the planet

Round-world flight planned for solar-powered plane

Destroying Indigenous Populations

Memo to the "Do Something" Brigade: The Rift in Iran

"What Can I Do?"

Obama's Used Green Team Meet the Retreads

Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Uprising That Launched the Modern Gay Rights Movement

Investigating the Khobar Bomging - Telltale Signs of Saudi Fraud

'Bribes and bombs' scandal returns to haunt Sarkozy

Guess Who's Selling Wall Street's Bull?

A Former Insurance Industry Insider Tells All - The Health Insurance Industry v. Health Care Reform

Health Insurance Insider to Testify Before Senate

Vauban hopes to forge a model community without that great staple of modern life – the car. Now the sound of birdsong has replaced the roar of traffic and children can play in the street

The Department of Energy's Nuclear Albatross

Sears Tower to install wind turbines, solar panels and gardens

It's Not Too Late - Six Ways to Reinvigorate Labor

We need a Treasury Secretary that can identify with working men and women and who is able to fight for the needs of all working people.

Medicare for All

Foreclosure Fiasco

Israel’s second largest bank will be forced to defend itself in court in the coming weeks over claims it is withholding tens of millions of dollars in “lost” accounts belonging to Jews who died in the Nazi death camps.

ACLU Challenges Defense Department Personnel Policy To Regard Lawful Protests As “Low-Level Terrorism”

Our Collective Shame - Torture Eats the Soul

Do the Secret Bush Memos Amount to Treason? Top Constitutional Scholar Says Yes

Why Was Al Qaeda Excluded From the Suspects List? Investigating the Khobar Tower Bombing

Visions of Saturn (9 pictures)

How the U.S. Has Secretly Backed Pakistan's Nuclear Program From Day One

“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

Three Ex-Senators Get It Up for the Health Care Industry - Bi-Partisan Bull on Health Care

Israel defies US with plan for 240 new homes on Palestinian land

Raising the Stakes on the Settlements - Seeing Through Israeli Delay Tactics

American Friends on Palestine/Israeli Issues

Symbols are not enough to win this battle

Son of PRISP: Obama's Classroom Spies

The wonder of Mars in its seasonal glory

Using the Economic Crisis to Attack Workers

“…most people want to believe that they live in a fair world. They therefore adopt "cognitive coping strategies" that justify existing inequalities.” - Fabian research director Tim Horton

The secret life of numbers

Next week, US troops will begin to pull out of Iraq. Where does that leave the country's people, who are still reeling from decades of war?

Negative equity hits one in six prime mortgages

Healthcare Pushback

A Hard Look at the Numbers - What Actually Happened in the Iranian Presidential Election?

Lancaster, Pa., keeps a close eye on itself

John Bercow wins race to be new Commons Speaker

How the Financial Reform Plan Protects the Status Quo - Obama's (Latest) Surrender to Wall Street

Iran's Supreme Leader and its officially elected president are terrified by the spectre of counter-revolution

Extra! Extra! - Unions and the Newspaper Crisis

Tony Blair pushed Gordon Brown to hold Iraq war inquiry in private

Iran, Social Media and the Rise of Genetically Modified Grassroots Organizations -The Fog Machine

Khamenei is fighting for his own position as well as Ahmadinejad's

Obama's False Financial Reform

In Tehran, fantasy and reality make uneasy bedfellows

Tony Benn talks about democracy from the movie - Sicko

Hortensia Bussi De Allende: Widow of Salvador Allende who helped lead opposition to Chile's military dictatorship

Signs of Desperation? Big Nuke's Radioactive Hoax in Impoverished Ohio

Wildcat strikes at power stations spread across the country yesterday as workers threatened to "unleash a monster" and potentially threaten electricity supplies.

The Triumph of Williams's 'Tragedy'

Feats of Octogenarian Presidents - Bush Jumps Over Maine, Carter Lands in Gaza

Patients with inoperable prostate disease recover after single dose of drug

46 Dead Mexican Toddlers - Sacrificed on the Altar of Neoliberalism

America and torture have a long and painful history

"Who Knows, We Might Have to Start Importing Crude Oil..." - Who Will Control Iraq's Oil?

The dead of Iran are mourned – but the fight goes on

A Case of Post Diplomatic Stress Disorder: U.S. Cuba Policy

Stanford himself has been accused of working with the CIA.

Lingering Questions: Am I on Crack When It Comes to Flight 447?

Andy Goldsworthy art trail in France

Dedication Site Built on Razed Palestinian Homes - Canadian Ambassador Honored in Illegal Park

Secret letter 'proves Mousavi won poll'

And indeed, that was Ben-Gurion’s method. Before every provocation he would declare that “our hands are extended for peace”, adding conditions that he knew were totally unacceptable to the other side.

Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, tonight called for banks that are "too big to fail" to be cut down to size as he opened a deep rift with Alistair Darling over the future regulation of the City.

Obama Pot Calls Iranian Kettle Black - Criminalizing Dissent

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith "chose to disregard" the impact of a computer hacker's mental health problems when she approved his extradition to the US, an MP said today.

Defense Department sees protests as terrorism

Congre$$, Heal Thyself

All in a Day's Work for the IDF - Beating and Torturing Children

Cuban National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon Condemns US Supreme Court’s Refusal to Hear Appeal of Cuban Five

A Pattern of (Not Deviation From) Empire Torture: an American Legacy

The Three Essentials of Financial Reform

Der Weiße Engel

Fear has gone in a land that has tasted freedom

El Salvador Rising

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

US, Canada to update Great Lakes water agreement

Helen Yaffe explores impact of Che Guevara as an economist and politician

Honoring Dr. Linda Farley, Advocate for Single-Payer

Hydrogen-powered car makes debut

Why American Jews Should Resist the US's Blind Support of Israel - Israel's Angels in America

Robert Fisk witnesses the courage of one million protesters who ignored threats, guns and bloodshed to demand freedom in Iran

The leader of one of the country's biggest unions today announced moves to suspend funding to local Labour parties, saying his members were tired of "feeding the hand that bites them".

Canadian Gold Mining Companies vs. Farmers, Ecologists and Indians: Undermining Mexico

The Health Reform We Need & Are Not Getting

What About the DH, Charlie? Charles Manson and Me

The former US president Jimmy Carter will visit Gaza for a rare meeting with senior Hamas officials following his criticism of a key speech by Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday night

"How Little We Know"

Ten Things You Can Do to Stimulate a New Economy

Sunnier times ahead for solar energy as MPs back tariff boost for photovoltaic power

The Israeli prime minister endorsed the idea of a Palestinian state, while rejecting it in the particular.

Obama’s appointee, Randy Babbitt, is the former head of the airline pilot’s union, and ought to have some interest in ensuring that planes don’t fall apart in midair.

Howard Dean Responds To Conrad's Co-op "Compromise"

Open the doors to all - "And indeed, all students attended City College free until 1976"

Moyers Interviews Robert Reich on "Who Runs Government"

Following Clinton's Doomed Path - How Obama is Blowing the Chance for Real Health Care Reform

Ahmadinejad whips crowd to frenzy as opposition muzzled

Appointment in Yekaterinburg The Ending of America's Financial-Military Empire

An unprecedented fall in the water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers has left the rural population at the mercy of heat, drought – and displaced wildlife. Patrick Cockburn reports

Attack on Loach for Israel stance ignores cruel reality

US Troops Leaving the Cities - A Whole New Ballgame in Iraq

Carter in Lebanon

US-Peru FTA Sparks Indigenous Massacre

Robert Fisk: Iran erupts as voters back 'the Democrator'

'Erotic Review' back to titillate – and educate

Yup, Tom Friedman Gets It Wrong, Again - What Really Happened in the Lebanese Elections?


The Healthcare War is Now Official

Two of three people arrested in a fatal southern Arizona home invasion had connections to a Washington state anti-illegal immigration group that conducts border watch activities in Arizona.

After the horrors of September 11, even this one percent risk of catastrophe is unacceptable.

From theatre in a Bethlehem refugee camp to the Venice biennale, Palestinians are making art out of adversity - and doing it with grace, finds Ahdaf Soueif, organiser of the Palestine festival of literature

New movements reacting against the "nonprofit-industrial complex" are pushing the funding world to give grants with fewer strings attached -- and to give directly to grass-roots groups

When the "Magic Moment" Turned to Nightmare Brazil: More Dependent Than Ever

A divided country united by the spirit of democracy

Bailout Plan Hits the Poor

The Same-Sex Future

Who Needs Yesterday's Papers? I want them to twist and turn in their graves eternally. .

How to make paid time off an option for all workers, not just a perk available to some.

The US has a huge corporate safety net, allowing the banks to gamble with impunity, but offers little to struggling individuals

The Rise of Single-Payer Health Care

SAG Votes to Approve Contract - A Lesson in Solidarity ... Not

Cocaine study that got up the nose of the US

The Old Switcheroo - Bernanke's Next Parlor Trick

Gambolling addiction

Southern Greed During the Civil War - A New Perspective on the Confederacy

Healthcare is Obama's greatest test

The Latest Public Option Bamboozle, and How to Recognize the Real Thing

Angelo Mozilo and His 300 Million Slapstick Foils - Elmer Fudd Nation

Happiness seems to go hand in glove with our willingness to live with mediocrity – Dr. Zimmerman Robert

The Craft of Sam Maloof - A Visionary Woodworker

Two Which Do You Aspire Two? Goldsworthy's Spire and Pereira’s Transamerica

Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire in the Presidio of San Francisco

Secrecy Over Data on Bombings Hides Abuses - The CIA's Drone Wars

Can we really say that the recession is over?

Into the Swat Refugee Camp - Down and Out in Shah Mansoor

Obama outlines plan for universal healthcare system in US

Iran's old guard are poised to crush any hope of revolution

It's Not Fish v. Jobs After All Big Water's Big Lie Unravels

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - It is time to say, Sayonara

Sizewell nuclear disaster averted by dirty laundry, says official report - Contractor noticed water from radioactive cooling pond that posed 'significant risk to operators and public'

How the Republicans Do Climate Change: The GOP's Trillion Dollar Reactor Plan Goes Radioactive

No Holds Barred: The Intensification of Employer Opposition to Organizing

Where's the Anger? - The Wheels are Coming Off the Recovery Program

Dolt - The Dispiriting Legacy of Dick Cheney

Mayor 'provoked Tube strike'

How Can We Get Healthcare For All?

The jungle massacre: Peru's tribal chief flees country

Too Big To Jail?

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Nurses Union Leader Rose Ann DeMoro Urge Obama to Embrace Single-Payer Healthcare System

How Craig conquered the world

Tom Paine, restless democrat This June marks the bicentenary of the death of a man who was buried in obscurity but whose ideas are today claimed by everyone from anarchists to neoliberals.

The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine (1794)

Law lords ban use of secret evidence: Blow to anti-terror control orders as lords rule process breaches human rights

Why Biofuels Are the Rainforest's Worst Enemy

There's Life and There's Stuff

As Tensions Flare in Peruvian Amazon, Award-Winning Actor Q’orianka Kilcher Heads to Peru to Support Indigenous Rights

Nokia developing phone that recharges itself without mains electricity

We need a Treasury Secretary that can identify with working men and women and who is able to fight for the needs of all working people.

Wall Street's False Armistice

The real enemy is deflation

You probably don't know much about Sheila Bair, but she is looking out for you, and that is why the big guys on Wall Street and their allies in the Obama administration are out to get her.

Why are Powerful People Afraid to Give Us the Right to Choose a Public Plan?

A panel of nine Law Lords who preside over the highest court in the land at the House of Lords found that the procedure did not amount to a fair trial and contravened the European Convention on Human Rights.

Haunted By The "Suspected Terrorists" - First the Torture of Truth ...

Health Care Is a Right, Not a Privilege

The power of irrational fear in the US is extraordinary.

Lawsuit: Warren Buffett's Wells Fargo Targeted Blacks For Subprime Loans

Sanitization is not the Answer - The Battle Against the State Secrets Privilege

Does Organizaed Labor Need to Get Ugly? - A Bad Time for Unions

Watching Out for the Details in Healthcare, and How Hard the White House Pushes for Them

Where the Victim is the Guilty Party

Alan Johnson would deny David Cameron an overall majority at the next general election if Labour ditched Gordon Brown and installed him as prime minister, according to a new poll for The Independent.

How a Former Prisoner Took On and Took Down Corrections Corporation of America's General Counsel (and Cheney Pal) - Deconstructing Gus

Double-Digit Unemployment Poses Political Danger for Obama

The American culture is based on the myth of the Wild West, with its Good Guys and Bad Guys, violent justice, dueling under the midday sun.

They came to believe in "a world without a present God but with providential purposes."

With cement imports banned, one Gazan has fallen back on an ancient method of building

As Mexican Election Looms, Calederon Presses Drug War on Opposition Strongholds - Politics as Drugs / Drugs as Politics

The Trouble With Democrats: Reclaiming the Economy for the People

According to New York dairy farmer/market analyst John Bunting “dairy markets are run by an oligarchy-- a few elite players-- with little or no government oversight”.

Lebanese voters prevent Hizbollah takeover Government of 'national salvation' set to rule after pro-Western Saad Hariri fails to claim decisive victory

The European Elections - The Partisans of Capitalism Have Lost All Credibility

The Prime Minister has limped through a very bruising week, but he will be brought down in the autumn, and he knows it

A Seat at the Table for Single-Payer

'Single-Payer' Supporters Challenge Democrats

Protest leaders said at least 30 Indians, including three children, died in the clashes.

Holy Land Foundation Sentences A Big "Wrong Way" Sign For US "War On Terror"

Missing $165m: Madoff cleaned London out just before his arrest

Fighting Militarism’s Toxic Legacy

Castro questions timing of Cuban spy arrests

Alan Johnson: Coming man If Labour is to emerge from its convulsions with a new leader, would this connoisseur of rock music and former postman be the party's best hope?

How Pharma and Insurance Intend to Kill the Public Option, And What Obama and the Rest of Us Must Do

Up to 34 reported killed in Amazon land protest

A glimpse of Obama in a Cairo emptied of its people and its poor

Unemployment Climbs to 9.4 Percent, Rate of Job Loss Continues to Slow Moderately

Politicians and veterans take part in D-Day ceremony

Tales of Tent City

Too late, the damage is already done.

Vultures circle Argentina Attempts by vulture fund investors to profit from Argentina's debt default are straining US-Argentine relations

New Rhetoric for the Coloner-Settler Project: How Much Really Separates Obama and Netanyahu?

Off Camera: Civil Rights in the North

Scientists uncover culprit in Huntington's disease

No love lost for Labour's hard right The hard right may be walking out, but Labour's left has the policies to revive the economy and regain public confidence

Peace Be Upon You?

"The topic under discussion was race and gender discrimination."

The Perils of Securitization - The Biggest Rip Off Ever?

Bring On The Lucie

Words that could heal wounds of centuries President Obama reaches out to the Islamic world in a landmark speech

Our Jerusalem correspondent finds that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's argument for allowing continued construction in settlements contains layers of deception.

Bernanke's Pickle - Bond Market Blowout

The Federal Reserve can do what democratic institutions can't. But its days as a shadow government may be numbered.

The ten best conspiracy theories

The real challenge before the administration is to promote policies that foster whole new industries, not that save individual firms.

The Latin America Factor - Iran's Elections

Iran's supreme leader blasts Ahmadinejad for corruption claims As election looms, president comes under fire after heated TV debate with rival

The Compassion of Dr. Tiller George: Tiller is frequently described as "controversial." But in the tight-knit world of abortion providers and pro-choice activists, he was often called a saint.

Organisation of American States decides to readmit Cuba

The Future of Israel and the Decline of the American Empire: The Wages of Hubris and Vengeance

Could it be al-Qa'ida is missing Bush?

Getting the GM Bankruptcy All Wrong

The European elections – an interactive guide

Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement

The Physics of a Disappearance - What Happened to Air France Flight 447?

Don't give the Fed any more power

Murdered Abortion Provider Remembered for Lifelong Dedication to Women’s Reproductive Health

There's a bathroom on the right ( "There's a bad moon on the rise")

Atlantic combed for missing plane

A Fascist Odor of the New Coalition - Racists for Democracy

Despite No Links to Violence, Founders of Muslim Charity Sentenced to Lengthy Terms for Donations to Needy Palestinians in Occupied Territories

USS Liberty Vet Awarded the Silver Star Navy Vet Honored, - Foiled Israeli Attack

The mysterious case of the Israeli spy ring, Hizbollah and the Lebanese ballot

The Future of Manufacturing, GM, and American Workers (Part II)

He wore a button that read "Trust Women."

Will we have learned the lessons that threats and war bring about war not peace?

Trust Women!

An Open Letter in Response to the Murder of Dr. Tiller

We need a Treasury Secretary that can identify with working men and women and who is able to fight for the needs of all working people.

Giap masterminded the siege of Dien Bien Phu, which crushed the French and destroyed the aura of Western invincibility

Statement of Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, on the Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court

Marxism 2009: A festival of resistance - 2-6 July, Central London 200 meetings • Music, drama, art, film Hosted by the SWP

"It's a Wonder We Can Even Feed Ourselves..."

SNAFU - Cock-up or conspiracy?

"It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go." - Bertrand Russell

You respect somebody when you treat them as an equal to you, and as somebody you can talk to and somebody who will listen to you.

Fire the Bosses

We need a Treasury Secretary that can identify with working men and women and who is able to fight for the needs of all working people.


“The goal was to maximise public benefit rather than to maximise profits." Hilary Wainwright

Public service reform ... but not as we know it!

Howard Dean, Elizabeth Edwards, and Neera Tanden about health-care reform at the New Yorker Summit.

Dead Souls or "Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."

Olivier Besancenot décrit le projet de Nouveau Parti - 25:00 - Mar 27, 2008

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

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

Corner Store - The Film

"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

"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

Forty-Eight: The Movie about Katherine Bruens

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

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.”

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

"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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