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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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Happy Xmas

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)

Happy Xmas 2009

"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

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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

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

There seems to be no end to the versatility of the parsnip. What's your favourite recipe?

General Motors announces closure of 52-year-old Swedish carmaker after collapse of negotiations with Stryker

The injunction banning British Airways cabin crew from striking exploits anti-union law and will only ensure the dispute drags on

Public Housing and the American Dream

Thom Yorke: 'I want to be here saying No'

Has a key breakthrough been made in the search for a cure for cancer?

Elliott Abrams and 'Neocon-ing' Obama

As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations

My defense: I was a soldier. I saw the end of a conscientious day's effort.

From Nicaea to Copenhagen

Lobbyist Lanny Davis Won't Say Who's Paying Him

An amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill introduced by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), which would allow rape victims employed by defense contractors to have their day in court, has made it through conference committee and into the final version of the bill.

What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

Copenhagen: How the NY Times Got It Wrong

One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.

SPECIAL COMMENT! - Keith Olbermann on healthcare reform - PART 2

CIA working with Palestinian security agents

Sex Worker’s Rights are Worker’s Rights

Hunt may well be over for mysterious and invisible substance that accounts for three-quarters of mass of universe

Franken shuts down Lieberman on Senate floor, appalling McCain

The Climate Traitors - Green Market Punks

“A Naked Form of Blackmail”: Naomi Klein on Secretary of State Clinton’s Proposal to Set Up $100 Billion Climate Aid Fund for Developing Countries

Civil servants intent on evading all responsibility

Obama and the Fat Cats

The only offer on the table in Copenhagen would condemn the developing world to poverty and suffering in perpetuity

Trumka: The Senate Bill Is 'Inadequate'

Rep. Alan Grayson Reads Petition from 100,000 People: End the War Now

The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism

Suffer Little Children

Mystery of Tony Blair's money solved

Growing Up Toxic in the Ohio River Valley Heavy Metal Kids

The politics of ownership could define the next decade

Abort the Democratic Health Care Bill

"Empire State of Mind (Part II)"

Can Italy's Neo-Fascist Change His Stripes?

Fairtrade has transformed the lives of banana farmers and their families

Prescott Group Gold

The Moon has the coldest place in the Solar System measured by a spacecraft.

Here’s how it works. In the past two years, states have been overwhelmed with unemployment claims. Always eager to serve, America’s banks offered a deal the states couldn’t refuse.

U S Senate: Bernie Sanders speech on the floor about Single Payer

"I've always been politically minded, you know, and against the status quo. It's pretty basic when you're brought up, like I was, to hate and fear the police as a natural enemy and to despise the army as something that takes everybody away and leaves them dead somewhere."

Bolivian President Evo Morales: “Shameful” for West to Spend Trillions on War and Only $10 Billion for Climate Change

Feeding the 5,000Voluteers from environmental charities use food that would otherwise have gone to waste to feed thousands of people in central London

Correction: No Evidence Tying 8 to Damage at UC Protest

First cancer genome sequences reveal how mutations lead to disease

Science Fiction writer Peter Watts beaten up and arrested by US border guards

Protests in Copenhagen Heat Up

Sir John Sawers said that poor conditions and possible violent mistreatment of inmates by the US troops running the prison were known within months of the invasion in March 2003. It was not until the Spring of 2004 that cases of physical, psychological and sexual abuse were exposed publicly.

Dr. Howard Dean: Scrap Reid's Compromise

Waterworld planet is more Earth-like than any discovered before

"If it's black prostitutes, you're talking about marginalized people. It doesn't even get the attention locally."

The impunity of Israel and its allies will carry a price

British court issued Gaza arrest warrant for former Israeli minister Tzipi Livni

Hundreds of campaigners staged protests inside and outside the UN climate talks today as security was ramped up for the arrival of world leaders for the closing days of the negotiations.

Niccolo Maichiaville the American “the candidate of change,”

Bolivia's Next Steps

If anyone can stand up to the IMF, these stalwart European warriors can.

'We're Not Entitled to Our Own Facts'

When in Doubt, Just Blame the Teachers - Education's Dismal Cycle

“We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.” —W.H. Auden

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"

Our National Security

Freedom's Just Another Word for ... How Bush Redefined American Freedom

Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel

They've ensured the corporate lobbyists punching holes in the deal are shamed

"Ain't I a Woman?"

The administration of indiscriminate institutional violence toward students, faculty and workers...

One in five out of work in the US of A as Larry summers stiil

Italian student tells of arrest while filming for fun

Langston Hughes' "Ballad of Roosevelt"

Resistance in Bethlehem's Villages

But here in Copenhagen, a phony war is underway.

Elegant Theories That Didn't Work - The Problem with Paul Samuelson

We want to thank each and every one of you for your dedication and participation in AFSC Wage Peace activities.

The Sham Elections in Honduras

The Washington Post Is Panicked, Again!!!!!!

Was Iceland a Target for Economic Hit Men?

Copenhagen must face up to the decade lost in curbing volatile finances, corporate power and the pillage of resources

Can Obama Face the 'Unspeakable'?

Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Cleaners 'worth more to society' than bankers - study

Ken Loach wins lifetime achievement honour at European film awards

Memo to Danes: Even You Cannot Control This Summit

Rush for Iraq's oil in defiance of bombers

Less Than Citizens (Part One & Two).pdf

The People Speak


"The degree of deceit involved in our decision to go to war on Iraq becomes steadily clearer. This was a foreign policy disgrace of epic proportions, and playing footsie on Sunday morning television does nothing to repair the damage."

Less Than Citizens (Part Two): Occupation Wars and Rights

We must lay down axes, pick up our shovels, and get tree-planting

It isn't called "global warming" for nothing. Hesitance from the United States to join the rest of the world in the fight against climate change could have far-reaching consequences.

Tens of thousands stage world's largest climate march in Copenhagen

Our Murderers in the Sky

Less Than Citizens (Part One): People of Fort Drum

A Just Cause ≠ A Just War

Open Letter From a Concerned Student

Copenhagen a failure before it starts

Author & Journalist Naomi Klein: Fate of Planet Rests on Mass Movement for Climate Justice

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello - Ghost of Tom Joad

Actually, it is a call to cynicism.

Researchers claim to have deciphered the way primates communicate

Does the Post know that none of these reasons explain the vote of Senate Republicans? Of course not, but it just told readers that their stated reason is their true motive. That is awful reporting.

The Bachelet factor: the cultural legacy of Chile's first female president

The curse of Bloody Sunday hangs over the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war and the removal of Saddam Hussein.

The People Who Could Not See an $8 Trillion Housing Bubble Warn of Public Debt Levels

Lake Baikal, where the ice queen cast her spell

The point of this article is that the Washington Post wants to cut Social Security and Medicare and it will use its news pages to shamelessly push this agenda.

The inaugural feria socialista de juguetes in the capital, Caracas,

An injury to one is an injury to all

Police were overreacting to sporadic street violence.

Madoff's Verdant Suckers

This is as fine an example of Mr Blair's intellectual dishonesty as it is possible to find.

Historic Win for Constitutional Rights! Injunction Granted in CCR Lawsuit on Behalf of ACORN

Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Democracy in Honduras

Cuba's other revolution is green, not red

The age of pyramids

Barack Obama leaves liberals broken-hearted

“I hold the view that before Obama completes his term, there will be from six to eight right-wing governments in Latin America that will be allies of the empire." -- Fidel Castro.

Ersatz Economy

Undersea line set to run 5,000 miles across southeast Asia

We Need to Embarrass Ourselves - Cindy Sheehan's Lesson

You can glimpse the divine in a carpet as in a cave

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's recipes for edible Christmas gifts

Why the Time for Afghan Analysis is Over

A glittering palace that's built on shifting sands

Latin America in the Age of Obama

The Need for Health Reform

The driving force behind environmental degradation (and hence climate change) is not population growth,

Copenhagen Plan B: ‘protect the rich

There is probably no better source on Gates' lack of veracity than Lawrence E. Walsh, the independent counsel in the Iran-contra investigation.

Showdown in Athens

Developing countries react furiously to leaked draft agreement that would hand more power to rich nations, sideline the UN's negotiating role and abandon the Kyoto protocol

Howard Zinn's "The People Speak" -- on TV this Sunday

Five years ago, a tragedy occurred in American journalism: Investigative reporter Gary Webb

Ten years ago, the global justice movement burst from the streets of Seattle onto the world’s television screens. John Hilary examines the victories and challenges of the last decade

Interview with Bolivian Climate Change Ambassador

Naomi Klein and Martin Khor on the Growing North-South Divide in Copenhagen over Kyoto, Climate Debt and Emission Targets

"Knowing history is less about understanding the past than changing the future."

TARIQ ALI: “Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome"

Dear Barack, Spare Me Your E-Mails

Bernanke must go! Ben Bernanke has been an abysmal failure as chairman of the US Federal Reserve. I'm voting against his reappointment

Sunni bombers will not restart the war

Fela! Zombie

According to the judge’s indictment released Monday, Pinochet operatives administered mustard gas and thallium to Frei causing his death that was explained at the time as septic shock resulting from stomach hernia operation.

Tom Lehrer - A Christmas Carol

Obama Plays Small Ball at Brookings

No More Compromises

Copenhagen: Where Africa Took On Obama

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Wrongly Fired for Speaking Out

Doctors query ability of Tamiflu to stop severe illness Review published in British Medical Journal accuses flu drug manufacturer Roche of withholding evidence from trials

David Brooks Flunks Economics, Again

Who will have the courage to say what each and eveyone of us knows in our hearts, that those who died in Afghanistan died in vain?

Big Greens Criticized for Climate Compromise

"The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves" -. Eric Hoffer

John Loves Yoko

The Widening of a Loophole Wall Street Snaps Its Fingers

The Meaning of Copenhagen

Today is the anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, who was killed outside his apartment building just before 11 p.m. He was shot. Five gun shots killed him.

"Our lives are worth more than their profits" - Olivier Besancenot..

What Leaving Honduras Hanging Says About Obama The Man Who Wasn't There

JARED DIAMOND’S FACTUAL COLLAPSE: New Yorker Mag’s Papua New Guinea Revenge Tale Untrue’Tribal Members Angry, Want Justice

Both he and the NYT deserve scathing contempt for this op-ed piece.

Research shows the link between exercise and weight loss is not nearly as simple as most of us think

A "consensual hallucination", where we pretend we are together, when in reality we are alone

Understanding the Jobs Crisis

“Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome

Google and the New Digital Future

American Jobs Plan

But sometimes a “smaller” issue is a deal breaker.

"December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy".

Pearl Harbor Day 2009: three enduring mysteries

All About Joe

A Wider and Unnecessary War - The March of Folly

Forty years later, Hampton case still resonates

Israel's Bedouins Denied Right to Elections

The Problem is Lack of Jobs, Not Lack of Resources

Morales set for landslide re-election

Surprising Results of CFR Survey: What the U.S. Elite Really Thinks About Israel

Afghanistan: Time to leave

Conflict Makes Nonsense of U.S. Rationale for Surge: The Taliban - Al Qaeda Schism

These Iranian troubadours show how music can corrupt the soul

The Democrats aren’t going to save us – we have to save them.

Comedy: read aloud, no need to add words

New world disorder: The age of uncertainty


The WSJ probably has not been able to find out that the U.S. is in the middle of a recession, with 10 percent unemployment.

Bolivia's Morales headed to easy re-election

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. --William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

A Symbolic Surrender of Civilian Authority

Living With A Terror Suspect: Detainee U’s Landlord Tells His Story

Instead we are treated to gold-hungry celebrities and public servants determined to milk the system. Nor do peers of the realm escape the poet's scathing pen.

The Battle of Orgreave

Mike Figgis Creates Short Films Inspired by Liverpudlians' Reactions to Art from the Tate Collection

Obama vows steps to restart job growth

"Our for-profit health care system makes money off of death, the same way our arms merchants make money off of death. - Chris Hedges

Labor's Legacy

Sen. Franken Becomes A Cosponsor Of Vitter/Coburn Amendment

America's identity crisis in an age of consumerism and spectacle.

Eliot Spitzer: Geithner, Bernanke “Complicit” in Financial Crisis and Should Go

Watching him make the most important speech of his term was profoundly depressing

Cal Berkeley Democrats face off against Berkeley College Republicans to discuss health care reform.

Milwaukeeans vs. the Privatization Pandemic Milwaukee - League Comes to the Defense of Public Schools

“The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther”

Anti-Cuban subversion: the race issue

The Battle in Seattle, Ten Years Later

Hollywood's Enduring Myth of the Black Male Sexual Predator - The Selling of "Precious"

Skate Expectations

Catholic Priest Sex Abuse - The Rape of Irish Children

Once the police seem to use their power in a wilful fashion, however, public consent to authority is broken .

The desperate war cries of a besieged president

25 years after the world’s worst industrial disaster, the suffering continues

“In actuality, the basic social structure of the United States consists of the production of armaments by the ‘defense industry’ and the destruction of armaments in fabricated wars.”

How I wish that the global warming deniers were right

Fought on the shaky legal basis

What Is Living and What Is Dead in Social Democracy?

But the paradox of public transport, of course, is that the better it does its job, the less "efficient" it may be. - Tony Judt

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

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.

Casualty of War : The Case of Lynn Stewart

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

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

Leonard Peltier Peace Island

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

Timely, Safe and Legal

Scientists give grubby children a clean bill of health

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Now Playing (video)

The right to a great public education

“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

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

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

2010 World Cup: Team-by-team guide

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.

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

Lynne Stewart: Heroic Human Rights Lawyer Jailed

The right to a great public education

Stem cells: the first human trial

George Lakoff Proposes Majority Rule

Give money to hungry not banks, says UN food chief

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

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

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

Nelson Mandela on Fidel Castro

“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

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

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

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

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

The Crafting of a Loophole

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

"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

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

"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?

"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

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 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

“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

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.

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 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

The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine (1794)

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!

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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