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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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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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"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

El Che: Ernesto Guevara en el 42.o aniversario del su asesinato 9 de octubre de 1967

A financial revolution with profound political implications

Armed uprising during the 100th birthday party of the Mexican revolution?

Pretty bleak, right? Yet this scenario—of extended delays to see a doctor, of patients spilling over into emergency rooms,

Outside Looking In

An ACORN Amendment for Pfizer

Leaked Paper on Iranian Nuke Based on Disputed Intel

The demise of the dollar

Dollar Hysteria

'Second Stonehenge' discovered near original

Welcome to the US Economy

Gracias a La Vida

How Israel Buried the UN's War Crime Probe

Spike Lee: 'Anyone who thinks we move in a post-racial society is someone who's been smoking crack

How the Feds Imprison the Innocent


Wall Street Titans Use Aliases to Foreclose on Families While Partnering With a Federal Agency

Lack of universal health care is a mass killer

Un triunfo del Tercer Mundo (A triumph of the Third World)

A triumph of the Third World

Si se calla el cantor

The Greatest Show on Earth, is intended to amass the scientific testimony for evolution in one place, answering creationist critics who say there is no evidence that evolution by natural selection has ever taken place. In person, Dawkins fails to live up to the "aggressive" label.

Neoliberalism As Water Balloon

Greek socialists claim victory in election

In a remote corner of China lies a tiny patch of Muslim freedom

My parents died due to lack of quality health care

Discrimination by Insurers Likely Even With Reform, Experts Say

The best case for a CFPA was made by those offering their reasons for opposing it.

Use unripe fruit in a zingy baked chicken or a spicy mixed tomato chutney

By 1947 the House Un-American Activities Committee had Eisler firmly in its sights, with Congressman Richard Nixon claiming Eisler’s to be the most important case before it.

Exposing How the Government Lied about National Security Letters and the Patriot Act

The sister of Roman Polanski's murdered first wife says he won't get a fair trial in the "broken" US justice system

Decreased Jobs and Hours Push Economy Back to 1997 Hours Level

Los Angeles, 2009: California may be the eighth largest economy in the world, but its state staff are being paid in IOUs, unemployment is at its highest in 70 years, and teachers are on hunger strike. So what has gone so catastrophically wrong?

The Security Service MI5 kept a secret file on Harold Wilson throughout his years as an MP and prime minister, it was disclosed today.

If people believe there is no better way, disenchantment with the existing capitalist system will breed nothing more than cynicism and a retreat to private spaces. In fact, that is the result purveyors of capitalism are banking on.

Bend it like Blair: how lucky Tony still lives the dream

New Doubt Cast on U.S. Claim Qom Plant is Illicit

Triffin’s Dilemma

There's an argument that actually Gilliam remakes Alice in Wonderland every time. Parnassus is very much a trip through the looking glass.

US unemployment at 26-year high

Addendum: The Job Numbers for September

So the more pertinent question might be, “is democracy dying?”

Within a few weeks many of the Western media can be expected to turn on their propaganda machines to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989.

Children's book at top of US banned books list races up Amazon charts

White House Signals Afghan Exit Strategy?

Same Old Policy From US Immigration - News From Raul Castro

The Office and Extras creator's directorial debut is a high-concept movie that posits religion as a huge con.

La Jornada at 25

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi papers claim US paid key Lockerbie witness

More Bad News From California The Audacity of Toyota

Iran ducks out of nuclear confrontation with West

Judge Confirms an Innocent Man Tortured to Make False Confessions - A Truly Shocking Gitmo Story

Ugliness on the Right

Scientists: drug treatment does work

Washington Post Worries About World’s Wealthiest People So You Don’t Have To

Revealed: millions spent by lobby firms fighting Obama health reforms Six lobbyists for every member of Congress as healthcare industry heaps cash on politicians to water down legislation

Why You Should Boycott Hyatt Hotels

60 years on: A red-letter day for Communism

We’re Not the Only State with a Budget Crisis…

The Powell Memo and the Teaching Machines of Right-Wing Extremists

Why the Public Option Is Central to Health Care Reform

Mother Speaks Out on Insurance Giant CIGNA’s Denial of Healthcare to Cancer-Stricken Twin Daughters

About fifty years ago, the maverick sociologist C Wright Mills warned of a “power elite” coming to dominate public life.

Good old Al Gore’s gonna get those rooftops white, no matter.

Google working on "smart" plug-in hybrid charging

Clinton's Coup Continues

Michigan slides toward partial government shutdown

Mao's China at 60 - “We got our freedom,” she replied immediately.

60th Anniversary for PRC

There has been no change, certainly not a change we can believe in.

Ugliness on the Right

Cop Stimulus at the G20- Punch in the Streets, But Not in the Suites

Iran's Nuclear Plant and the Goldstone Report The Big Diversion

Save the University: A teach-in on the UC Crisis

Fabricating a Case Against Iran - Another War in the Works

Save the University: Ananya Roy

The Qom Site U.S. Story on Iran - Nuke Facility Doesn't Add Up

Look Out Below! They Call This Season 'Fall' for a Reason

Save the University: Wendy Brown

A Neoliberal Hijacking

Save the University: Robert Reich

Israel should pay attention to criticism from its own people

Progressives and the Budget Deficit (We need production.)

Why They Call It Fall

Vigils for peace - Eight years is enough! (more then enough!!!!)

The Sound and Fury of the Honduran Coup

It’s going to take action, continued and direct, to end mountaintop removal in Appalachia. We need to stop the coal companies from laying mountains low, poisoning air and water and ruining livelihoods.

The Google Matrix - On Palestinian Civil Disobedience

Sixty-eight straight years of war emergency powers (1941–2009) have made the abnormal normal, and constitutional diminishment the settled order.

The Militarization of Pittsburgh Street Report From the G20

Pro-business Free Democrats set to be junior party in Germany's federal coalition

Germany elections move right and left giving Merkel her government of choice

Angela Merkel on track for centre-right government

By 2040 you will be able to upload your brain...


As it was, back in the 1870s, before New York set up a state park in the area, you had to pay a private huckster for a decent view of the Niagara Falls. The same fate might have befallen Yosemite. As for the Grand Canyon, Burns speculates, it would probably be run by a gated community.

Huge dust storms, like the ones that blanketed Sydney twice last week, hit Queensland yesterday and turned the air red across much of eastern Australia

University of California Workers Strike as Faculty, Students Boycott Classes

“Military members supporting the G20 Summit work with local law enforcement authorities but do not have the authority to make arrests.

Reflections on the Degradation of Politics and the Ecosystem

Reprise: SF City Hall Healthcare Rally September 2, 2009

Rhetoric against Iran must be cooled for sake of the Middle East

Cuba, Hurricanes and the Internet

The Word - Blackwashing

How "White Magic" Makes the Ism of Race Disappear

Healthcare Reform--at the Price of Women's Health?

Red Alert in Appalachia Send Lawyers, Guns and Money

Clinton "totally wrong" in criticism of Venezuelan arms buys

Covert Memories From Miami

America's Teacher

Israel's Fear of Jewish Girls Dating Arabs; Team of Psychologists to "Rescue" Women

Gin, servants and bloodlines for royalty's Alf Garnett in a tiara

Why are Farmers Afraid of Michael Pollan?

University of California campuses erupt into protest

Has America reached the turning point in Afghanistan?

Michael Moore on Colbert September 23, 2009

Covert Memories From Miami

Ending Minority Rule in California: One Sentence Can Do It

Micheal Moore on Colbert July 19, 2007

Eulogy for Crystal Lee Sutton, Labor Hero

The Great Recession: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

A massive hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver found by a metal detector enthusiast

Bringing Everybody In - Even in Indiana, Doctors Support National Health Insurance

It is not decent that people avoid seeking help for want of insurance. It is not decent that people go broke trying to get well. You know it and I know it. Time to fix it.

Casino Days: Death Pays

Quiz: weird and wonderful words

But the reform debate should not be a debate about the right of women to access all legal and medically recognized forms of health care. And that includes reproductive health care.

Two generations ago cupidity was thought bad and bonuses didn't exist. In the last generation, all that altered. As the G20 meets, our writer considers how Britain has changed and asks whether we are now moving to a new age of restraint

Mangling everything in its path, Typhoon Sarah blows in to Asia

The Progressive Congratulates Edwidge Danticat

Stay and fight – or cut and run?

Banks Take Over the G20, and Their Own Bailout

Our leadership listens only to the sound of money.

Honduras in lockdown after ousted President's return

People's Summit Pittsburg 2009

"We're now back in court demanding that the judge enjoin the city against further harassment, confiscation of vehicles and arrests."

FCC Chair Proposes Net Neutrality Rules to Protect a Free and Open Internet

Protect Our Insurance Companies PSA

The Afghan Folly

Report from Honduras: Ousted President Manuel Zelaya Returns to Honduras in Defiance of Coup Government

Globalization Goes Bankrupt

The Huge Hole in Gen. McChrystal's Afghan Counterinsurgency Strategy

A Domestic Existentialist: On Mercè Rodoreda

The Parable of the Skyjacking - Mexico Convulsed by Paranoia

Exposure to sun 'may help people with cancer survive'

Zelaya's Return

Hamas leader interview

Nuclear Pyschosis at the New York Times Tom Friedman's Idiocy Atomique

"Lies are often much more plausible, more appealing to reason, than reality, since the liar has the great advantage of knowing beforehand what the audience wishes or expects to hear."

Ousted president back in Honduras

The Torture Memos: The Case Against the Lawyers

The Terrified Seven CIA - Torturers Running Scared

Manuel Zelaya returns to Honduras

International Day of Peace September 21st (print Peaceday_flier.pdf)

The Crime Scene They Call "Health Care" - Why Your Doctor May Have PTSD

How The Baucus Bill Bilks People Over 50

Backstage at the AFL-CIO Convention

Iraqi Labor Leaders Denounce US Occupation & Iraq’s Anti-Labor Laws

Will Trumka or the Steelworkers Push Labor Into Battle?

Migrant labour lets Britain's middle classes escape drudgery and thrive.

Sliming Goldstone and His Report

This much I know

The atomic bomb would never have been dropped and the war in Iraq would never have happened without the complicity of the American people.

Dialing Up The Clash

The day-to-day self-importance of the US of A is a good reflection of its people's narcissism

Everyone seems to be agreeing with Bin Laden these days

Inverting the Economic Order

Federal Judge Issues Blistering Decision on Failure of SEC to Police Banksters: Oscar Wilde Weighs In

Dozens of ships, reportedly carrying cargos of what could be thousands of barrels of radioactive and toxic wastes have been intentionally sunk off the shores of Italy, Spain, Greece and as far away as Africa and Asia,

As Baucus Unveils Health Plan Absent of Public Option, New Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year

Acorn: the bigger picture

How a botched execution revived death penalty debate in America

It would be quite hard to sink the Goldstone Report.

Q&A: Michael Palin

A solicitor who devoted herself to improving the lives of hundreds of disabled and elderly care-home residents has won a historic battle which had threatened to end her career.

Sorry, But It's Still Doom and Gloom All the Way to the Horizon: The Post-Bubble Malaise

Corruption in Drug Research: The Fruits of Patent Protection

The Democrats Have Much to Answer For

Operation Rollback: Wal-Mart's World of Business

Boycott Derails Jerusalem Rail Line

44,000 Americans a Year Die From Lack of Health Insurance - Meet the Real Death Panels

American Casino documentary film trailer

Move Over Congress, Here Comes Achbar, Moore and the Yes Men - The Filmmakers vs. the Capitalists

'Hamid Karzai Has Stolen the Election' in Afghanistan

But the Supreme Court did not bother to listen.

The Fault is Not in Our Stars - Torture and Accountability

Race row erupts over Carter claim

Former Boss of Occupied Factory Jailed as Justice Follows Direct Action

A Factory Like a City

Bring That "Boy" Down

Dastardly racism, says Jimmy Carter over 'You lie' outburst at Obama

Health Care Reform on the Homestretch

UN says Israel should face war-crimes trial over Gaza

How US Tax Breaks Fund Israeli Settlers

Folk singer Pete Seeger wows crowd at the Redwoods in Mill Valley

The Danes Do It Better

The Deal That Led to the Srebrenica Massacre

The Original September 11th

The Continuing Disaster of Wall Street, One Year Later

Greater And Lesser Potpourri Regarding Madoff, Starting With The IRS And Then Moving To Other Matters. Part 2.

Experts call for national network of 'shooting galleries' after hailing successful trials

The War On Democracy by John Pilger 1:33:36

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bicentennial - Mexico Loses Its History

Yes, we are going to do it!

America's New War on The Other Americans - US Plans for New Bases in Colombia

September 11 - Ken Loach

Youth in a Suspect Society

Some Potent Arguments For Legalizing Marijuana

An Open Letter to John Mackey and Whole Foods

Meet the polyamorists – a growing band of people who believe that more lovers equals more love

How to Fight Deflation - Give a Worker a Raise

'I took some flesh home and called it my son.'

First Do No Harm ... to the Shareholders - The Patient as Profit Center

Not even a civil war could stop the old bookbinder of Beirut

MG Rover: how the Phoenix Four hit the jackpot

This rewriting of history is spreading Europe's poison

The Politics of Distraction: Watergate and Modern Scandals

Saddam revisited as Iraq accuses Syria of sheltering Baathist bombers

An Arrow in Labor's Quiver - The Utility of Boycotts.

SF City Hall Healthcare Rally Septemeber 2, 2009

Labor in a Time of Diminished Expectations - Trumka Takes Over AFL-CIO

'Lebanon's Madoff' bankrupted after bouncing $200,000 cheque to Hizbollah

September 11, 1973 "My words do not have bitterness but disappointment." He refused to resign. "I will pay for loyalty to the people with my life. And I say to them that I am certain that the seeds which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever." - Salvador Allende

Obama's big silence: the race question

Samantha Power and the Weaponization of Human Rights

Bailouts Without Accountability - Bernanke's Bad Money

Obama bets all on health reform address

Inverting the Economic Order

A skull that rewrites the history of man

Action Against Wave of "Racist" Measures - Israeli Arabs Call for General Strike

The Corporate Stranglehold on Education

This Labor Day ("Our lives are worth more than their profits")

Obama's Labor Day Report Card

Working Without Laws

The Real News About Jobs and Wages -- An Ode to Labor Day

Hidden secrets of a scandalous branch of the Fisk family tree

Satellite eye on Earth: August (15 pictures)

Organizing the Mission: Mike Miller and the Golden Age of the MCO

US Cuts More Aid to Honduras as Zelaya Meets Clinton in Washington

Americans pay lip service to the idea child-raising is important work, but when they hire people to do it for them, they tend to pay them little and respect them less.

Blair's role in Megrahi release

The war on drugs is immoral idiocy. We need the courage of Argentina

Living in a Culture of Cruelty: Democracy as Spectacle

Former army officer resigns from Government with savage attack on conduct of conflict in Afghanistan

I tell them the war has made me sick in the soul.

Israeli PM tests White House resolve by violating crucial condition for resumption of talks with Palestinians

Scaremongering About Bolivia and Islam

Zelaya's Coup

The Autopsy Surgeon Aftonbladet Forgot

New Japanese Leadership Causes Discomfort in the U.S.

Aracataca and Sucre

The Quiet Giant, The Wye Oak

Which Side Are You On?

South of the Border is Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's record of a trip to Venezuela to meet the president, Hugo Chávez

Teaching the "Slave Ship" to Prisoners Inside Auburn Prison

Thursday by William Carlos Williams

Looks Great, Less Filling

Water: the Newest Wave of Corporate "Social Responsibility"

Images show one galaxy engulfing another

Mexico's Plagues

Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

Will the IG Report Cover the Role of White Shoe Law Firms? Madoff and the SEC's Revolving Door

Doctors and psychologists the CIA employed to monitor its "enhanced interrogation" of terror suspects have committed, unlawful human experimentation

Beware Authoritative "Inside Washington" Sources Who Say The Public Option is Dead

Anti-fascism isn’t working

Actor, Director Tim Robbins Takes Up Historic Vietnam War Protest in Production of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine”

Part II: Tim Robbins on Activism in Hollywood from the 1930s to the Present

A mean streak in the US mainstream

The placebo effect: when we believe it, it is true

Co-ops Superior to Corporations

"I see people dying at least monthly because we have been unable to get them what they needed." - Dying for affordable healthcare — the uninsured speak

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine

American Justice is Truly Sick

How to cope with flu pandemics

Why these deaths hit home as hard as the Somme

In praise of tea, the brew that powered Britain for centuries

“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place”

Hollywood rediscovers rum, music and the magic of Havana

Lessons in justice and fairness from a no-nonsense historian

Heralded by the Supreme Court as Fair, Vast Private Judicial System Exposed as Fraud Judicial Apartheid

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine

An Interview With Gary Snyder - Walking Mount Tam

“The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom” Bertolt Brecht

“Hollywood isn’t so much a place, as a state of mindlessness” —John Gregory Dunne

The Annual Trailer

The words of God do not justify cruelty to women Discrimination and abuse wrongly backed by doctrine are damaging society, argues the former US president

“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”- Bertolt Brecht.

Scientists have found an anti-ageing drug that works on mice – and could do the same for humans

"Everyone of them knew that as time went by they'd get a little bit older and a litter slower but..."

The Patriot's Guide to Legalization

Off Dead Center: William Appleman Williams

The Salmon Mousse

Christmas In Heaven

This Land Is Your Land

Untold Truths About the American Revolution

The meaning of life

We Are Most Free When We Are Most Bound to Others - Beyond Independence

The Color of the Race Problem Is White

The library that never closes: The Open Library hopes to unite the net and the printed word by creating a web page for every book. Bobbie Johnson talks to the audacious project's leader

“…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

Tony Benn talks about democracy from the movie - Sicko

The Triumph of Williams's 'Tragedy'

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

Honoring Dr. Linda Farley, Advocate for Single-Payer

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

The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine (1794)

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.

Bring On The Lucie

"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

“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."

"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

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

"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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