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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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Dingel Debate

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

Jobs Now!

"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." - Bertrand Russell

John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

Give Peace A Chance

"One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness." - Che Guevarra

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

Universal Healthcare 

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

"This Land is Your Land"

I renounce war and I will never support or sanction another war


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

Art & Work

Biographies of William Morris (1834-96)

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

Renounce War .info

Universal Healthcare


"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

El Che

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

Universal Healthcare

“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!”

I renounce war and will never support or sanction another war


Renounce War

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


Universal Healthcare

"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.

Universal Healthcare

"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

~ The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life out of them, molding them into money. Rabindranath Tagore

Stop The Killing Now

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed ~ Gandhi

“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

Universal Healthcare

“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


Universal Healthcare 

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

Nelson Mandela on Fidel Castro

This newspaper opened up an important debate last week with the call for British troops to be withdrawn from combat duty in Afghanistan.

The Militarization of Mental Health: Death By Denial

War in Afghanistan: Not in our name 71% of Britons back IoS call for withdrawal of forces within a year

"After the first death, there is no other." - Dylan Thomas

The disgrace of Britain's jails: Institutions short-change inmates and society

Anti-war protesters at Nato summit

Dear Senator, I know you're in a tough spot.

The Money Man's Best Friend

Another corporate bad joke: Eminent Domain Outrage in Connecticut: Pharmaceutical Giant Pfizer to Leave New London, Site of Major Housing Battle

First U.S. marijuana cafe opens in Portland

Marc Grossman still serves as a spokesman for the United Farm Workers of America

Airbrushing the Tory past

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Now Playing (video)

Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja
Iraqi former battle zone sees abnormal clusters of infant tumours and deformities

Obama, Hatoyama and Okinawa

Nobody seems to know just what Barack Obama said to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the two met recently at the White House.

End of the road for Route 66

“I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong…they never called me nigger. You want me to do what the white man says and go fight a war against some people I don’t know nothing about--get some freedom for some other people when my own people can’t get theirs?” - Muhammad Ali

Britain's Abu Ghraib: Did Britain collude with US in abuse of Iraqis?

Wal-Mart Death Stampede Revisited

How Could This End Well? Short Cuts in Afghanistan

Guantanamo 9/11 suspects facing US trial

On famed 42nd Street in New York’s Times Square, a spanking new office tower that sits right next to New York Times HQ is reported to have not a single tenant—zilch.

Alas, it would seem that the more Barack Obama thinks about Afghanistan, the more intractable the problem becomes.

Segregation and the Subprime Lending CriSiS

The general is right. Liam Fox is wrong

When the Fed Responds to the Interests of Wall Street, Isn't That Responding to Political Pressure?

As US Ambassador Casts Doubt on Troop Increase in Afghanistan, New Report Reveals US Indirectly Funding the Taliban

Lies, damn lies and Berlin speeches

The Afghan War Question

Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up

You get sick, you get well - Health Care Wherever and Whenever you need it

“William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe”: New Documentary Examines Life, Legacy of Famed Radical Attorney

Goldman Sachs’s not very charitable foundation

Human trials to begin of surgical treatment that could allow women to regrow their breasts after a mastectomy

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. - John Cage

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act and related legislation.

Unequal Power, Unequal Access

"Going Rouge" Takes On the Palin Nightmare

Report criticises excessive use of dementia drugs

In a world of changing realities, all eyes will be on the President on his tour of the Far East. But can he make any real impact?

US envoy warns against troop surge in Afghanistan

This Issue is Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Lord Mandelson's attack shines spotlight on Tory leader's links with media mogul

Armistice Day: The Great War and the words we mustn't forget

Armistice Day

The Crafting of a Loophole

Lost Chaplin film discovered in $5 can bought on eBay

"Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong"

Accept the facts – and end this futile 'war on drugs'

Occupying states are forbidden to seize the land and property of those they occupy, and forbidden to settle their citizens on occupied soil.

A Small "d" Depression

Three more government drugs advisers quit

"Four former Blackwater executives said in interviews that Gary Jackson, who was then the company president, had approved the bribes, and the money was sent from Amman, Jordan, where Blackwater maintains an operations hub, to a top manager in Iraq.

The teaching of evolution in primary schools will be an important defence against the ignorance of intelligent design

“It is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which is shall be worth doing, and be of itself pleasant to do; and which shall be done under such conditions as would make it neither overwearisome nor over-anxious.” — William Morris

Fidel Castro offers rare glimpse into his personal life

"If people really knew [the truth], the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don't know and they can't know."- British Prime Minister David Lloyd George

We are living well beyond our planetary means and facing planetary bankruptcy.

It's Time for a Financial Transaction Tax

The fraud of the Obama Administration's policies revealed (yet again) in Honduras

Labour attacks Sun in row over Brown misspelling name of dead soldier

This weekend’s House vote to pass historic health care reform legislation sends President Obama’s central domestic policy priority sailing towards the legislative end zone.

Honduras: The struggle must be more intense than ever

News of another big land deal between a rich nation and a poor developing country is becoming a common occurrence

When will we have officers in our military that have the courage to stand up for what is right and tell the President and Congress that we must change course and leave this quagmire Afghanistan?

“The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes longer.” – Henry Kissinger

Actor, Playwright Anna Deavere Smith Weaves Multiple Stories of Healthcare Struggles into New Solo Performance “Let Me Down Easy”

Bard and the Lobby Final Thoughts on the Kovel Affair

Berlin, Israel, Mexico: Walls Across the World

Massive Defense Spending Leads to Job Loss

The Great Depression Part II

To be Young and Unemployed Forever

It's not Brown's spelling, it's his sight

The truth is, we’re falling deeper into recession, and apparently, according to the October unemployment figures, at an accelerating rate.

It’s the height of gall, of course, for Republicans to lay any of our economic woes at the feet of the current administration.

Sesame Street, here's to 40 more years

Capital punishment is morally wrong and irrational: D.C. sniper should not be executed, but Muhammad will die on Nov. 10 by lethal injection.

Northwestern Journalism Students Harassed by Illinois State Prosecutor

AC-DC 360, Gloria Vanderbilt’s son, has a firm grip on the teats of the cash cow at CNN. They know, over at Ted Turner’s barnyard, that if you put an hour’s worth of programming together, you can snowball that into a 24-hour news cycle on a cable-grable channel.

Double-Digit Unemployment Is Obama's No. 1 Challenge

Gov. Rendell Tries to Circumvent Union Leadership - The Philadelphia Transit Strike

Afghanistan: Time to leave

“If what the white American reads in the newspapers or sees on television conditions his expectation of what is ordinary and normal in the larger society, he will neither understand nor accept the black American.”

GRITtv-- Frank Schaeffer: Fears of Fundamentalism

House of Representatives passes Obama healthcare legislation

House Passes Sweeping Health Care Reform Legislation

Baldwin rejects know-nothing approach to Mideast

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

Why Does the Government Spend So Much More on Peter Peterson Than It Does On Poor Children?

Out of America: Suspicion of rulers dates to the founding of the nation – and even Obama is unlikely to change that

Senator Proposes Legislation to Break Up Large Firms

Geithner has long been confused about his job description.

The German Lawrence of Arabia had much to live up to – and failed
The victors write the history, so Frobenius's adventures are today virtually unknown

"The failure of the east coast franchise for the second time should kill off the rail privatisation policy which has been an expensive disaster,"

UK tourist shot dead in Texas bar

The meaninglessness of shootings

Pinkwashing Turns on Itself with Breast Cancer Awareness Gun

Market-Driven Hysteria and the Politics of Death

It’s poor economics and poor morals to design a recovery package that leaves so many people unemployed.

The supposed settlement of the Honduran political crisis has collapsed as the coup makers made clear that they have no intention of allowing ousted President Manuel Zelaya to resume his office in the weeks before a new election.

A coalition of Latino groups has been going after CNN host Lou Dobbs for spreading misinformation and fear about immigrants and Latinos.

Honduras’ government is on the ropes again.

"For Better or Worse" - Geithner, Goldman, and AIG

Same Store Sales Mean Less When There are Fewer Stores

Lee Herbert Hamilton Republican Chump

Breaking up the banks is hard to do

Injustice in Illinois

Civil unrest has a role in stopping climate change, says Gore

How Americans grew too fat to serve their country

Friendly Fire

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." — Voltaire

Nixon condemned the country to four bloody and divisive years, with more than 20,000 additional U.S. soldiers dying in Vietnam – along with millions of Indochinese

In Worst-Ever Shooting of Its Kind, 13 Dead, 30 Wounded at Ft. Hood Military Base; Suspect Had Reportedly Complained of Anti-Muslim Bias

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said on Sunday that he was kidnapped and flown to Costa Rica against his will and he did not sign a letter of resignation.

Hillary's henchmen foil democracy in Honduras

The harsh truth about Tory policies

Stewart Spoofs Beck: There's a War Going on in America, and The Stakes are Nothing Less than Glenn Beck's Internal Organs

Wall Street Investors Vs. Workers in San Francisco

US officer goes on killing spree at army base

Have We Got a Deal For You: Let's Privatize Government! The Fire Sale of America

Politics as Sport

I Was Hired To Stand In The Way Of Health Care Reform

Post strikes off after deal agreed

Obama was never a revolutionary

Common sense and the city: Jaime Lerner, Brazil's green revolutionary

A Brief History of the Post-Autistic Economics Movement

It's probably a good idea to have your facts straight before your broadcasters open their mouths or your printing press puts ink to paper.

As in Vietnam, Karzai is going to rule over an equally tiny island of corruption

House Shames Itself on Goldstone Report

Rendition trial ends with Milan CIA chief given eight years

Serial Tragedies and Boomerangs Hoh's Afghanistan Warning

Freed mercenary calls for Mark Thatcher to 'face justice'

The Medicare-for-All Moment

Scientists unearth evidence of centuries-old aftershocks

Time to Re-Regulate the Industry The Inflated Promise of Natural Gas

How Obama Can Convince Congress to Enact a Larger Stimulus, and Why He Must

Italy's Secret Ships of Poison

Claude Lévi-Strauss obituary
French anthropologist whose analysis of kinship and myth gave rise to structuralism as an intellectual force

Afghanistan Just Got Messier

Goldman Sachs and Fannie's Tax Breaks

Scientific adviser backs sacked drug 'tsar'

Why Isn't the Crisis Going Away

Victory (for a crooked, corrupt and discredited government)

A Guatemalan Lament

Little miss big shot: Fifties America exposed – by a French nanny

A free-market ideology has no regard for human life

Ellsberg believes Obama will "go against his own instincts as to what's best for the country and do what's best for him and his administration and his party in the short run facing elections, which is to avoid a military revolt."

Cutting Wall Street Out

SECRET CALIFORNIA PARK GIVE-AWAY — Back Door Proposal to Transfer Lands from Tolowa Dunes State Park

How scientists cracked puzzle of the Falklands wolf

Robert Samuelson Asks Whether Creatures from Neptune Will Storm the Planet

UAW Members Vote Down Ford

24 hours in pictures (13 pictures)

It's an odd little monument that juts out from the wall, with the falling boy carved, cubist style, into its underside

Behind the Scenes at CNN - White in America

Bent spoons, flying saucers and remote control donkeys: military myths explained

In this dark firmament, however, one bright star shines.

BA staff set to back calls for industrial action

John Lennon's days in the life

The Crisis of the Public University: Ariel Boone, ASUC Senator and Cal Berkeley Democrat - Let Right Be Done

Naomi Klein on The Shock Doctrine, California style

The Coca-Cola Case

Health Care Reform is Critically Important, But Getting Americans Back to Work is More So

Poverty vs climate change

Two more scientists quit as drugs row grows

I wonder if we're conditioned to believe in the capabilities of men in this role a little bit more quickly than with women.

Let's be honest... legalise drugs and society would benefit

"Hearts of Darkness: Torturing Children in the War on Terror"

Happy Xmas: Present a present this year. November 2009

Honduras: Solution or Stall?

Obama Scores Regional Points with Zelaya's Return

Drugs adviser quits over David Nutt cannabis row

Six drugs service scientists may resign over sacking of chairman

Yet across the rural West the Great Depression is less a historical event than a permanent condition, which existed before the 1930s and is still there now

Why I'm on strike today
Posties and the service we provide are being sacrificed on the altar of profit. We're fighting back

Real unemployment is hitting 20% - that’s one out of five working-age Americans.

The heart of India is under attack

The epidemic of violence against women is a public scourge, but respecting survivors' wishes must be paramount.

Sacked – for telling the truth about drugs

Confroningt the fact that our criminal justice system would not be tolerable to the majority if its impact were felt more broadly by the general population, and not concentrated on the most deprived among us.

Stop the vendetta against ACORN

Dumb and Dumber on Stimulus Jobs

Sacked drugs adviser accuses Gordon Brown of meddling in cannabis decision

It's time to plant new seeds in different ground.

Learn to navigate the night sky

How we experience the world shapes how we behave in the world

This nonsense, grounded in ignorance and discredited nineteenth-century bromides, is a recipe for continuing the economy's downward spiral and could prove poisonous for the country.

Nothing Succeeds Like Failure The Cuban Embargo

As security worsens in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it is clear that al-Qaeda and its Taliban allies outwitted President George W. Bush and his neoconservative advisers

Tories plan to sell off all of strike-hit Royal Mail

A massive gamma-ray burst 13 billion light years away has thrown new light on the early years of the Universe

The guessing game

How to Reduce Unemployment, Rebuild the Middle Class and Free Ourselves From Wall Street

Brought Peace

The security of our policy makers in doubt after Iraq bombings

Bring On The Lucie

Scientists study possible health benefits of LSD and ecstacy

Why do we wear a poppy?

Latin America’s second political and military coup d’état of the 21st century took place in the small and largely invisible ‘Banana Republic’ of Honduras in June 2009.

Michael Green is the new Lucasian chair of mathematics at Cambridge –

Challenging the Dollar Dictatorship

Nick Griffin on primetime TV is a political advance for the BNP and a great disservice to Britain's anti-racist, democratic majority

Does banker pay matter?

The CIA isn’t very good at doing what it’s supposed to do.

The term 'Renaissance man' could have been invented for him. So why, after a long and illustrious career, is Jonathan Miller so gloomy?

Fidel on Obama and Consumerism

The other India

"Equality in the United States in the early 21st century has become a gospel preached by a liberal elite to a populace who feel they have no stake in equality."


Holiday Presents: Present a present this year.

People liberate themselves

“Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.”

The three fallacies that have driven the war in Afghanistan

"You tell me that it's evolution,' - Adaptation: Rising Seas Threaten Shanghai, Other Cities

Why Someone Else Can't Do It For Us

The right-wingers are speaking to real grievances that ordinary people have, and redirecting them toward liberals

Memo to Investigators: Dig Deep

The bottom line is that nine years into the most contractor-intense war in U.S. history, no one can say for sure how many contractors are working for the U.S. in the war zones, what they are doing, or how many of them have been killed or wounded.

"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

Corner Store Media: Work from a feature film in progress

"I believe Tony Blair is a war criminal. I can't bear to be in the same room as him."

Gore Vidal's United States of fury

But to take on the neo-classical truisms that hinder the ability of our government to implement policies which create full employment, universal health care, and genuine financial reform, we have to demonstrate a new way of thinking about modern monetary policy.

“Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.”

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

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


Lack of universal health care is a mass killer

Neoliberalism As Water Balloon

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.

Triffin’s Dilemma

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.

Scientists: drug treatment does work

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

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

How "White Magic" Makes the Ism of Race Disappear

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

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,

It would be quite hard to sink the Goldstone Report.

American Casino documentary film trailer

SF City Hall Healthcare Rally Septemeber 2, 2009

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

Living in a Culture of Cruelty: Democracy as Spectacle

The Quiet Giant, The Wye Oak

Looks Great, Less Filling

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”

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."

Begged, Borrowed & Stolen: The Socha Film Project

Forty-Eight: The Movie about Katherine Bruens

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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