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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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Stop the Killing Now

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

It's a Public Benefit

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

Universal Healthcare

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

Credit Machines

~ 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

How the anti-Semites of Hizbollah have sent Anne Frank back into hiding

Message to Teheran: Go, Man, Go! Obama's Unjust Iran Policy

Feel Good Rhetoric and Sweatshop Realities - Helping Dictators Look Good

Bin Laden not in Pakistan, says prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani tells joint conference with Gordon Brown he does not believe the al-Qaida leader is in his country

Echoes of Bush: All-Too-Familiar Line on Afghanistan

This strategy has been tried before – without success

Warning: Do not take this picture -- Police warned over misuse of terror laws to stop innocent photographers

Human Terrain Systems, Anthropologists and the War in Afghanistan

Senate GOPers: It's Al Franken's Fault We're Being Attacked For Votes Against Anti-Rape Amendment

Asset Bubbles, It's Not as Hard as the WSJ Pretends

Debt Slaves Stop Making Payments.

Obama's Ominous Speech on Afghanistan

Psalm 137

Obama's pledge: they'll be home in three years Strict conditions attached as President dispatches more troops to Afghanistan

U.S.: Obama Had Rejected His Own Speech's Surge Rationale

The American Way of Empire

An Interview with Marshall Auerbach: The Path to Full Employment

To the extent that Paul is known outside the US, it is as the poor guy propositioned in a hotel room by a trouser-less Sacha Baron Cohen, in his movie Brüno. Paul flees, shouting: "he's queer, he's crazy, he hit on me".

Climate change special: Twelve days to save the world

Post Office 'people's bank' plan targets poorer households

Labor's Beating Heart

Labour plans to guarantee referendum on electoral system reform

Obey's war surtax would cover 6% of war spending -- but Congress thinks even that's too much

Corner Store - Introduction

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." -Woody Allen

An Empire of Self-Delusion

You've written about the creeping militarisation of law enforcement in America. How has this trend manifested itself and what are the consequences for the quality of policing?

Fee-for-punishment policing

Unfortunately, what passes for help to homeowners in Washington might look more like handing out money to banks anywhere else

We're not taken in by luxury hotels' new green awareness

It's jobs with justice -- the sort government can create

Addicted to Nonsense

Obama must explain how he'll get them out

Robert Samuelson Argues that Auditing the Fed Could Reduce the Trade Deficit

Iraq inquiry: Blair told Bush he was willing to join, 11 months before war

The millions of American families struggling to keep up with their bubble-era mortgages are the ones who deserve help

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow.”

If Congress ends up with effective financial regulation, Sen. Maria Cantwell will deserve a lot of the credit.

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. Henry David Thoreau

The Nightmare Scenario -- Crisis in Dubai

Copenhagen activists risk arrest for future crimes

A "Necessary War" -- for a Gas Pipeline It's Obama's War Now

Iraq: The war was illegal

Discrimination, Not Culture, Keeps Families in Poverty Israel's Arab Women Workers Need Not Apply

Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and the Social Management of the Housing Crisis

Ex-ambassador’s evidence will bring more calls to try Tony Blair as a war criminal

The Timeline for a New Mexican Revolution Comes Due

Inquiry says US failure to attack al-Qaida's leader at Tora Bora had far-reaching consequences

Planning for Poverty?

India may hold whip hand in this power game

Dead Birds, Soiled Beaches - The True Price of Oil

U.S. journalist grilled at Canada border crossing

Adventures in Polarization

The church's attempts to cover up sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Ireland were themselves acts of violence

This is the sort of reporting that the public has come to expect from the Washington Post (a.k.a. "Fox on 15th Street).

Designs for new UK nuclear reactors are unsafe – claim

Give Thanks to Kathleen Sibelius For Saving 47,000 Women From Death by Cost-Benefit Analysis

FTSE plunges with Dubai debt crisis

"I would strongly urge those unfortunate people who find themselves without a bed at night to remember what happened to this man and try and find somewhere safer to sleep."

Dubai Defaults

Why Is the Washington Post Complaining That Obama is Moving to Reduce the Trade Deficit?

A morally bankrupt dictatorship built by slave labour

It looks as if the cover-up is continuing, but being botched this time.

Is Dubai the 'New Lehmans'?

The Catholic hierarchy in Ireland was granted immunity to cover up child sex abuse among paedophile priests in Dublin, a damning report revealed today.

Kashmir hangs over Mumbai, whose Gateway to India accepted the assailants who struck a year ago today. It haunts it.

US support for Sunday's presidential election in Honduras is creating a grave, undemocratic precedent, ousted president Manuel Zelaya has said.

The head of the Honduran armed forces may have found himself in a new century, but so has the determination to extinguish popular will.

Reasons for Alec Collett's death remain buried in Bekaa

The Credit Card Game

Human rights groups have long accused Colombia's military of aiding and abetting right-wing death squads, citing the Mapiripan massacre as a clear case of close cooperation between the army and landowner-backed militias operating outside the law.

Police Brutality Against Students Protesting Fee Hikes

Casualty of War : The Case of Lynn Stewart

Confusion About the Fed and Bank Debt at the NYT

In the Shadow of Hoover

"a Distributed, Decentralised Information Storage and Retrieval System", or, as a less precise person might put it, a revolutionary new way for people to use the internet without detection.

Wikileaks publishes 570,000 messages capturing chaos of 9/11

Forgive my language but Obama is a traditional bourgeois politician who with his State Department identifies corporate U.S. interests as “national” interests and probably can be persuaded that they’re worth fighting for. Or rather, using U.S. troops to fight and die for.

Already, she has been dubbed "Die Robin Hood Bankerin".

Even if you were to ignore our findings, theirs show the same results. The facts speak for themselves; there is no need for anyone to manipulate them."

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.” - Thomas Pynchon

Viewpoint: Revised election rule would restore democracy for air, rail workers

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Launches Campaign with Successful Blockade

If each liberal "special interest" group is actually just in it alone, what's the point of a common ideology?

Honduran Dictatorship Is A Threat to Democracy In the Hemisphere

Going Beyond Security to Strengthen US-Mexico Relations - The Perils of Plan Mexico

Former Indian prime minister blamed over 1992 Babri mosque violence

We need to take a look at the history of lynchings and the prevention of such.

Inquiry finds undercover police deployed at G20 protests to spy on activists, contrary to Bob Broadhurst's denial to MPs

Leonard Peltier Peace Island

Vampire banks rise again - Wall Street will never be fair while industry lobbyists wander the halls of Congress, sucking the life out of financial reform

Richard Colvin, who told a House of Commons committee on Afghanistan that Afghans arrested by Canadian military and handed over to Afghan authorities were knowingly tortured.

How 20th-century art shed its inhibitions

Behind the Privatization of the UC, a Riot Squad of Police - Occupy Everything!

As UC Berkeley Investigates Police Brutality Against Students Protesting Fee Hikes, a Report From Inside the Takeover of Wheeler Hall

Washington DC Protest Demands “Justice for Mumia”

Why Universal Healthcare that is free for everyone is needed

BBC: We won't charge for online news

How the White-Collar Tribe Got Shafted - The Delphi Incident

Blackwater's Secret War in Pakistan

US 'discussing Iraq regime change' two years before war

Timely, Safe and Legal

Scientists give grubby children a clean bill of health

Geithner, AIG, Goldman: The Story that Keeps on Ticking

"And the Envelope, Please ..."

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Now Playing (video)

The right to a great public education

Vulliamy's Smears

“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

Lynne Stewart: Heroic Human Rights Lawyer Jailed

This Thanksgiving, let’s give a thought to the people who process turkeys

“...but it has always been like that”.

Why is my gender suddenly in retreat?

Saudi Arabia's Attack on Yemen

The Public Health Care Plan Will Cost More Because It Will Attract Sicker Patients

Secrets of the deep sea (8 pictures)

Have Israeli Spies Infiltrated International Aiports?

Marine marvels found in the darkness of the deep Scientists reveal thousands of extraordinary creatures at bottom of Atlantic

The Bolivarian Revolution and peace

Naomi Klein and Joseph Stiglitz on Economic Power

Obama in China highlights total failure of conservative vision-if you know how to see

In Just a Decade the U.S. Interest Burden Could Be as High as It Was in 1992!!!!!!!

University accused of £36m student scam

Naomi Klein And Joseph Stiglitz Discuss The Cause And Effect Of The Financial Crisis

Resistance in Honduras calls for abstention from elections

In the Midwestern heartland, police are encountering a new social evil: trafficking, often involving women and children who are forced to work as prostitutes or unpaid labour; and the outcomes can be brutal.

2010 World Cup: Team-by-team guide

The intellectual emptiness of Human Rights Watch

Once again Pete Peterson wants to raise your taxes and cut your benefits so that the United States government can give him more undeserved benefits.

Venezuelan President stresses importance of Fidel’s Reflection

A sad echo from 46 years ago today

Seven days later workers at the plant found an ongoing radioactive leak of tritium-polluted water. Tritium is a form of hydrogen.

Leaked documents reveal No 10 cover-up over Iraq invasion

How false link to al-Qaida kept innocent Algerian in jail

A terrible injustice

Parade Magazine's Propaganda Parade Against Social Security

A common exercise in any intro statistic class is to split the students into two groups, one group flips a coin 100 times and records the results, another just makes 100 entries up off the top of their heads.

US builds up its bases in oil-rich South America as it prepares for war.
From the Caribbean to Brazil, political opposition to US plans for 'full-spectrum operations' is escalating rapidly

The pastry for apfelstrudel has to be rolled so thin you could read a newspaper through it. Or cheat and use filo - nobody will know

Scars of the past reveal Britain's doomed empire in Hong Kong

Peaceful Student Protest Draws Needed Attention

Scientists will soon be able to manufacture body tissue to order if clinical trials continue to yield promising results

My Lai photographer Ron Haeberle exposed a Vietnam massacre 40 years ago today

This is, rather, a story about how risk information is disseminated to patients and doctors, and how it can be disappeared.

Lynne Stewart: Heroic Human Rights Lawyer Jailed

The week in wildlife (15 pictures)

Rabbi's Followers 'Terror Cell in Parliament'

The real reason Obama is not making much progress

Devoted husband who strangled wife in his sleep walks free from court

The year’s highest-grossing documentary in the US has failed to make the 2010 Academy Awards longlist

Iran Began Preparing for the U.S. Bombing in 2002

Red Scare, Black Scare

In my view, Obama should fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

From EFF's Secret Files: Anatomy of a Bogus Subpoena How the Government Secretly Demanded the IP Address of Every Visitor to Political News Site

The right to a great public education

Doomsday Medicine

UC Regents Approve Major Tuition Hike

Why We Must Resist Student Fee Increases

Stimulus works in multiple ways. It also helps increase inflation expectations which is necessary to get people spending again.

Deflation returns to Japan's economy

From what I've seen so far, there's no likelihood in the near future that China intends to privatize its core industries. And it's centralized planning system is humming along.

The Recent Change In The Name Of Our Country.

It’s Show Trial Time!

Views on TARP's Effectiveness

A Hindu Version of the UAW Labor Strife in India

Students taught how to grow marijuana in Detroit's new cannabis college

Meet Hobbie-J, the smartest rat in the world

Behind the Mammogram Controversy

On Cancer Screening, Politics, and Communication

The Problems With Hydropower Blackout in Brazil

Stem cells: the first human trial

George Lakoff Proposes Majority Rule

Dissidents Make Noise--Oops, News

Give money to hungry not banks, says UN food chief

Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Responds to Court Ruling Upholding Conviction and Ordering Her to Prison

We're not hearing that trying criminals for the crime of 9-11 ought to have been what we did years ago, rather than waging wars in response to a crime.

House Dem: 'Growing' liberal consensus to dump Geithner

“Scoundrel with the permission of the Torah”

Andrea Lewis, A Beautiful Voice

The Historic Right to Nationhood Tamil Eelam

Why General McChrystal's Plan Will Fail - Strategic Towns

Hatchets and hostages – the old days of Mao's revolution

Amidst California Fiscal Crisis and Political Gridlock, Scholar and Activist George Lakoff Proposes Ballot Measure to End 2/3 Rule in State Legislature

What Would a Rout of the Dollar Look Like?

Hot Oil!

Government lays out election agenda

Why Are We Destroying Public Education? University of California Students and Staff Prepare for System-Wide Strike to Protest Cuts

Which Internet, then?

Navigating the Jobs Crisis: Time to Try Government as Employer of Last Resort

Hear Henry Giroux Interviewed by Peter B. Collins

‘Spotlight on the Jobs Crisis’ to discuss the devastating impact of high unemployment on workers and their communities. Speakers included Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO

Record numbers go hungry in the US

“The more confused the reports from the corporate media become, the more these reports benefit the corporate media”

Hostage-Takers in the Senate

Shopping Clubs, Sales Receipts and Decoys Retail Sales as Combat

Zaha Hadid's stairway into the future

How I Stopped Hating Thanksgiving and Learned to Be Afraid

Discretion and financial regulation

Why am I standing in line waiting for bread? A Tribute to Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz

Renouncing Islamism: To the brink and back again

Justice Goldstone at Brandeis

Gagging orders condemned as 'anathema to democracy'

The Andolan in Kathmandu and the Revolution to Follow

Twenty years after Jesuits’ massacre, future more hopeful for El Salvador

Drug Companies Lie About Their Test Results #45,671, Can We Talk About Patent Protection?

The art of manipulation: when people become mere pawns in a game

The Fifty-Year War

Nelson Mandela on Fidel Castro

An Open Letter to President Obama

“The great ethical principle enunciated by Immanuel Kant, that other people should always be treated as ends in themselves, never as means to further ends.” A C Grayling

There is no fresh veg and the fridge is bare. But with lentils and cans of beans,

Pro-Israel lobby group bankrolling Tories, film claims

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

The Color of the Race Problem is White

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?

The Crafting of a Loophole

A Small "d" Depression

"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

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

Northwestern Journalism Students Harassed by Illinois State Prosecutor

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.”

"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?

Geithner has long been confused about his job description.

UK tourist shot dead in Texas bar

Lee Herbert Hamilton Republican Chump

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

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

Italy's Secret Ships of Poison

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."

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

Robert Samuelson Asks Whether Creatures from Neptune Will Storm the Planet

Naomi Klein on The Shock Doctrine, California style

The Coca-Cola Case

Happy Xmas: Present a present this year. November 2009

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.

Bring On The Lucie

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 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

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

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.

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

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

"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

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

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..."

Off Dead Center: William Appleman Williams

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

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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