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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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War Is Over (If You Want It)

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

There's No Place Like Home

"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"

Universal Healthcare


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

Stop The Killing Now


"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

Yankee Go Home!

“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


Renounce War

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


Give Peace A Chance

"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

War Is Over 2010

~ 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

Universal Healthcare

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 2010

“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

Universal Healthcare 2010

“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

Don't Deploy

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

Give Peace A  Chance

‘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

Soldiers, Don't Deploy


“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

Actor and Activist Danny Glover on Legacy of US-Haitian Relations Dating Back to 1804

Haiti's suffering is a result of calculated impoverishment

The Latin American / Middle Eastern Media: A Thorn in the Side of the U.S. Military in Haiti

Disdain Versus Democracy

Bottled Water Supplies in Port-au-Prince Airport Being Distributed…to US Embassy

I hate to nit-pick, but is it possible that Martha Coakley lost her bid to become Senator of Massachusetts not because people knew her too little but because they just might have known her too well?

Revisiting The Shock Doctrine in the Wake of Haiti Disaster

Security “Red Zones” in Haiti Preventing Large Aid Groups from Effectively Distributing Aid

Key Points About the Citizen's United v. FEC Decision

Tè Tremblé: Journey to the Epicenter of the Earthquake

When Did Leftists Run Mexico and Colombia?

“Chris, no disrespect intended,” Leigh once wrote, “but I'm not sure yet that you truly understand how profoundly corrupt the government really is.

You can't appeal to robots for mercy or empathy - or punish them afterwards

From the top of Blackpool Tower, the best view isn't the weird plastic dolphins or the metal hoops on Birley Street – it's the people having fun

Iran and Latin America: The Media States Its Case

Rebecca Solnit, In Haiti, Words Can Kill

In Haiti, Stories of Desperation and Courage: Young Woman Fights for Her Life After Being Pulled from the Rubble

The Democratic shtick is to market the PROMISE of change while making sure it doesn’t happen.

China’s economy grew by 8.7 percent in 2009, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. China’s fourth quarter growth alone surged to 10.7 percent on an annualized basis. China’s economy has been picking up pace the first three quarters of the year, growing at 6.2 percent the first quarter and 7.9 percent the second quarter and 9.1 percent in the third quarter.

Trading Did Not Sink the Banks

Obama at One: Little Surprising in Absence of Progressive Social Movement

Obama needs to understand that it's about the economy.

Jobs and Healthcare

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

The tree-lined bunkers that could change the face of the Middle East

What's Missing From the Critiques of Obama - Class Clowns

The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle

One Obama appointee, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, advocates that the U.S. government create a cadre of covert agents to infiltrate anti-war groups and groups opposed to U.S.government policies in order to provoke them into actions or statements for which they can be discredited and even arrested.

“We’re chasing old ladies on bicycle trips in Cuba when we should be concentrating on using a significant tool against shadowy terrorist organizations.”

How Supposed Free-Market Theorists Destroyed Free-Market Theory

With Foreign Aid Still at a Trickle, Devastated Port-au-Prince General Hospital Struggles to Meet Overwhelming Need

A speculation tax would not just claw back billions lost in bailouts – it would make the financial sector more efficient and productive.

Casting Doubt on US Claims of Suicide, Attorney Scott Horton Reveals 3 Gitmo Prisoners Died After Torture at Secret Site

Which Side of Massachusetts Were You On and Why?

Democrats Boosting Right-Wing Populism

Obama scrambles to salvage agenda after humiliation in Massachusetts

A Richly Deserved Humiliation - Coakley Loses and a Good Job Too

So as Harvard Law’s Elizabeth Warren put it in an interview with Reuters today, without the CFPA “the tag on U.S. financial regulation reform may as well say ‘Made on Wall Street‘.

The Revelations of Sheila Bair - Wall Street's Power Grab

Doctor: Misinformation and Racism Have Frozen Recovery Effort at General Hospital in Port-au-Prince

Ginsberg's Howl resounds on film

Don't Deploy

No, Mister, You Can't Share My Pain

Take a break, it could save your life

The Future of the South American Left - Chile's New Right

How America Makes Its Enemies Disappear The Intelligence Factory

Rev Martin Luther King Jr I've Been to the Mountain Top

But no entire food group needs to be (or should be) completely removed from our diet and fat is no exception.

American neoconservatives tend to get hostile when you make the point that every country has its neocons

“Beyond Multiculturalism: Taking Power and Privilege Seriously in Teaching Diversity”

The Rescue Operation's Priorities in Haiti

The stakes get higher as Arab princes try to outdo each other

Lockdown Amid Revolution's 100th Anniversary: The Silence of the Sub

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) was the first Israeli organization

Up for Sale - Privatizing Everything

After 40 years, Washington is quietly giving up on a futile battle that has spread corruption and destroyed thousands of lives

I TRIED to resist the temptation to tell the same classical Jewish joke a second time, but circumstances delivered a plausible excuse

For the first time since the Great Depression, the United States experienced zero job growth in a decade. Zero. And zero is actually worse than it sounds since none of the preceding six decades registered job growth of less than 20 percent.

The Novocaine Presidency - Obama and Black America

One Year On -The Progressive - Interview Jennifer Lowenstein mp3 from Jan 09

Bum Rap for Harry, Not for Bubba Bill

When Haitian Ministers Take a 50 Percent Cut of Aide Money It's Called "Corruption," When NGOs Skim 50 Percent It's Called "Overhead"

The long history of troubled ties between Haiti and the US

Lost worlds: New species found in Ecuador

A Coup in Honduras ... So Twentieth Century!

“Feminism and Masculinity” to the Minnesota Men’s Action Network

California Family Leave Materials

"We Carry On Fighting. What Else is There to Do?" Remembering Daniel Bensaîd

Cameronomics have been tried in Ireland - and the result?

Mr Inglis was left in what his mother described as a "living hell" after suffering serious head injuries when he fell out of an ambulance in July 2007.

Howard Zinn: “Holy Wars”

Genetic breakthrough could enable scientists to unleash armies of insects on deadly crop pests

The Native Americans of South Dakota: a history in pictures

On Monday and Tuesday evenings, the BBC’s Newsnight ran an extraordinary two-part feature on Guantánamo, bringing former guard Brandon Neely over from the United States to meet — and apologize to — former prisoners Shafiq Rasul and Ruhal Ahmed,

Forever blowing bubbles

The only thing more depressing is what the Republicans want to do; they want to make it all worse at even higher cost - including lives.

The Really Remarkable Story: Goldman Could Buy Insurance on the CDOs It Sold

"However, the commission believes that socio-economic status also remains one of the biggest drivers of continuing disadvantage and inequality for many people in society.

Before and After the Quake The Incapacitation of Haiti

In Latin America, Cuba stands out as one of the most effective deployers of soft power.

The international peasants movement La Via Campesina representing millions of small farmers, landless people, rural men and women from around the world

The Trials of Tony Judt

The UN Fails Haiti, Again

Haiti Devastated by Largest Earthquake in 200 Years, Thousands Feared Dead

Judge says extraditing Gary McKinnon may be unlawful

The Myth of Muslim Conquest

Lawyer in YouTube murder plot video hired his own assassins – UN

Safety can only be found in our crypts - Total Security Does Not Exist

Raj Patel on “The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy”

Soldier says hip hop lyrics were protest against 'unending war' and military's forced extended service policy

Army charges single mom who refused deployment

Why Obama Must Take On Wall Street

A People's Cartoon History of Gaza

Bankers Take the Stand

"Acts of God we will exempt, these were acts of men."

Emory Douglas Goes in Lebanon

Knowing absolutely nothing about the country in which he was acting, he caused a disaster.

The Iron Dome

These guys who work at Goldman Sachs come from completely different worlds than we working-class people.

This is the last big fight on health care reform. It's being fought right now. Make your voice heard.

It is half a century since she began her seminal work studying chimpanzees in Africa. But Jane Goodall says her work is far from finished

Chiquita Lauded for Human Rights Abuses

Under the current Labour Government, there has been a stunning sweep of progress for gay people – with civil partnerships, an end to Section 28, and openly gay people in the Army and the Government.

Why Taxing Health Care Plans is a Terrible Idea: The Myth of "Cadillac" Health Plans

From the Department of... ...Unfortunate Checkout Aisle Juxtapositions

“Holy Wars” May 2, 2009

The right to question people without grounds for suspicion - granted by the Terrorism Act of 2000 - violates the Human Rights Convention, said the European Court of Human Rights.

How Many Divisions? The Blood-Stained Monster Enters Gaza

UBS Whistleblower Begins Jail Sentence

The Big Bank Theory - How government helps financial giants get richer

"No Jury = No Justice"

Wild Generalizations

Three Holy Wars

What kind of country drags vulnerable children from their beds at daybreak, puts them behind bars and fills them with terror? Paul Vallely meets a family who have endured this horror – in Britain. And they're not alone

Free my dad from Guantanamo, 12-year-old asks Brown

The past seven days in photographs

The Potemkin Tunnels: Iran Uses Fear of Secret Nuclear Sites to Avert Attacks

Arming Yemen would play into al-Qa'ida's hands

The Mexican Revolution at 100: Mexico Welcomes 2010 With Bombs and Riots

UK troops 'executed Iraqi grandmother'

Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic elected Croatia president

Christopher Coates' racist behavior infected U S Justice Department

California's Dysfunctional Future Shock

Police chief invented claim of assault, court told

A Horrendous Decision on Habeas Corpus

6.5 Earthquake off the coast near Humbolt County California

How NGO Bureaucrats and Greenwashed Corporations are Turning Nature Into Investment Capital - The Dead End of Climate Justice

American Diners

Venezuela implements devaluation; creates two foreign exchange rates

Violated Venezuelan airspace: A Russia Today Report from August 12, 2009 gives some background information on this incident

U.S. military plane, based on the Netherlands' Curacao island in the Caribbean, intruded in defiance of Venezuelan warnings, and were forced out of the Venezuelan airspace.

US combat plane stationed at the military base in Curaçao violated Venezuelan airspace yesterday

A top secret document concerning the Japan-U.S. agreement on bringing nuclear weapons into Japan in case of emergency has been in the possession of the family of the late Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, who signed the accord with U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1969

Goodbye to 2009, Hello to 2010: Year of the Tiger

"that from the mid-1960s until the early 1990s, Texaco (now Chevron) dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic waste and formation water directly into streams, rivers, and the jungle floor; that nearly 18 millions of crude oil was spilled and leaked from pipelines, that more than 235 billion cubic feet of natural gas was burned into the atmosphere, and that nearly 1,000 unlined toxic waste pits were built throughout the region."

Prison was "a good corrective to three years at Harvard."

Arctic weather could last another 10 days, making this the coldest winter the country has endured since the notorious winter of 1962/3.

A fundamental challenge facing every society is to create political, economic and social systems that promote peace, human welfare and a healthy environment on which life depends.

No hiring yet


"This is the second generation of people who can't imagine change except in their own lives, who have no sense of social collective public goods or services, who are just isolated individuals desperately striving to better themselves above everybody else."

Look for News Articles from the NRA's "Firearms Gazette" at the Washington Post

'undetectable' bombs out of wood

Walk yourself fit

Hotel Workers add The Hilton to SF Boycott List!

Thank God for Helen Thomas, the only person to show any courage at the White House press briefing after President Barack Obama gave a flaccid account of the intelligence screw-up that almost downed an airliner on Christmas Day.

Is the Worm Turning? A Ray of Hope for Labor

Silliness on Productivity

Civil Disobedience at the Hilton 1-5-10

Suicide as spectator sport – what does that say about us?

Some Principles of the Commons

Shall We Gather at the CIA?

Army Specialist and Iraq war veteran Marc Hall was incarcerated by the US Army on December 11, 2009, in Liberty County Jail, Georgia, for recording a song that expresses his anger over the Army's stop-loss policy.

Calling Bono

"I Call Your Name"

"We Are Furious," Say United Flight Attendants Negotiating Separately, Fighting Together

Hotel Workers add The Hilton to SF Boycott List!

Happy New Year ... Take to the Streets - Naked Empire

Economy Loses 85,000 Jobs in December, Ends Decade With Job Loss

They finally found a WMD

Alcatraz reclaiming it as Indian land and demanding fairness and respect for Indian peoples.

Britain struggles in Antarctic temperatures

Saving 30,000 Jobs - How the Teamsters Beat Goldman Sachs

Job Growth and Unemployment Claims

The cause of Palestine, like that of South Africa before it, is now the cause for the world conscience, because it is a cause of justice and freedom relevant to every human being in the world.

America's desire to be loved and feared has long misled CIA

Imposing Middle East Peace

The Future of Bolivarism: The Long March in Latin America

Hotel Workers, Trumka Arrested at Sit-In for Fair Contract

We don't need this culture of overwork

Guantánamo Recidivism: Mainstream Media Parrot Pentagon Propaganda (Again

Defiant Yemen tells US soldiers to keep out

CounterTerrorism in Shambles

The G-Spot and other myths about sex

Samuelson Wrong on Scarcity

The French Heroes of the Gaza Freedom March - Palestine Vivre

Respect MP has spent past month travelling from London to deliver aid and supplies to Gaza Strip

Chekhov: The first truly modern master

Welcome Home, Hold Your Tongue

The Stimulus Killer - Rubin Rides Again

Blackwater and the Khost Bombing: Is the CIA Deceiving Congress?

Poverty Spending is the Key to Economic Recovery - Bail Out the Poor

Lax Regulation BY THE FED Caused the Housing Bubble

Native tribes fight Cape Cod wind farm - Ten-year battle to build US's biggest wind turbines approaches endgame

The Undignified Death of the Washington Post

"If we want to get all our vehicles on the road at once we couldn't do it because we don't have enough drivers,"

The Old Identity of the New Europe - From Reconquista to Recolonization

Video: Gaza March San Francisco

New Revelations Blow Holes in Story - The Iran Nuclear Trigger Forgeries

Iceland ditches bank compensation deal


Legal Briefing for People Considering Civil Disobedience at SOA Protest

Killing Organizers in Honduras

Olafur Grimsson refuses to sign bill that would hand £3.4bn to Britain and Netherlands after anger from the Icelandic people

When Does It Become Genocide?

This ugly fortress proves the US does not expect affection

Humpback whales feeding in Alaska (5 pictures)

BALDERRAMA - Mercedes Sosa

Looting Social Security, Part 2

US-Led Forces Accused of Executing Schoolchildren in Afghanistan

Shooting Handcuffed Children

Looting Social Security

For powerful forces in the United States, the wars have meant business profits and political gain.

The once proud Washington Post gets into bed with a right-wing billionaire and fills its news pages with his agenda

Especially blacked out was word from UN investigators that the students had not just been killed but executed, many of them after having first been rousted from their bedroom and handcuffed.

The Pictures of War You Aren’t Supposed to See

Egypt's Blockade - The Iron Wall

Sun, wind and wave-powered: Europe unites to build renewable energy

Vigilantes invade the streets of London.

Gaza war: One year on, Palestinians struggle to rebuild life from the rubble

An American World of War

The Cost of Displacement

Walls never work: in the Middle East or in Ireland

San Francisco on March on December 31,2009 in Solidarity with the People of Gaza

Rethinking Education as the Practice of Freedom: Paulo Freire and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy

Doctors say research is jeopardised by concentration on more profitable adult medicine

Can the Post Find Someone Who Didn't Miss the $8 Trillion Housing Bubble to Discuss Fed Policy?

"Why, why, why, why, why, why Do you say good bye Goodbye, bye, bye, bye, bye"

New Year’s Wishes

“There isn’t the slightest possibility that the course laid out by Barack Obama in his Dec. 1 speech (at West Point) will halt or even slow the downward spiral toward defeat in Afghanistan,”

Lava from a volcano in a sparsely populated area of the Democratic Republic of Congo is threatening rare chimpanzees, wildlife officials say.

The prime minister's suspension of parliament has created angry voiceless citizens whose votes have become meaningless

Localizing International Human Rights In the Face of Immigrant Bashing

“Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”

Allegations that Peter Moore and his four guards were taken as part of a 'tit-for-tat' covert war with Tehran have been dismissed as 'speculation', writes Patrick Cockburn

"The crimes of the US throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them" - Harold Pinter

The Huffington Post evokes a similar rationalization.

Hostage to Fortune

My notion of democracy is that under it the weakest shall have the same opportunities as the country in the world today shows any but patronizing regard for the weak... Western democracy, as it functions today, is diluted fascism...true democracy cannot be worked by twenty men sitting at the center. It has to be worked from below, by the people of every village. Mahatma Gandhi

MoD inquiry into claims that 'shadowy' unit is guilty of torture

Abdulmutallab and the Case of the Can of Black Eyed Peas - Backward, Into Fear

Failed Bank List

Failure to secure alternative long-term sources of rare earth elements (REEs) would affect the manufacturing and development of low-carbon technology

"She knows there's no success like failure And that failure's no success at all."

Gold giant faces Honduras inquiry into alleged heavy metal pollution

All these things are part of the solution.

Secular campaigners publish series of anti-religious quotes and say they will challenge law if charged with blasphemy

Montana paves way for assisted suicide

Another blow to trust in Afghanistan

CIA Agents assassinated in Afghanistan worked for “contractor” active in Venezuela, Cuba

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

That's Neoliberalism in a nutshell and, apparently, Obama's economic dogma.

Allegations that Peter Moore and his four guards were taken as part of a 'tit-for-tat' covert war with Tehran have been dismissed as 'speculation', writes Patrick Cockburn

A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure, and the 56 seconds of needlessly inflicted electric shock, "inflicted ... while he was lying unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom

Dennis Brutus: Activist whose efforts helped bring about the end of apartheid

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw

Washington Post Joins With Peter Peterson, Ends Pretense of Being a Serious Newspaper

An 18-year-old has secretly painted a 60ft drawing of a phallus on the roof of his parents' £1million mansion in Berkshire. It was there for a year before his parents found out. They say he'll have to scrub it off when he gets back from travelling

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

Rachel Maddow rips apart Cheney, GOP attack machine

Extraordinarily, the US is making exactly the same mistake as in Iraq and Afghanistan

Roger Waters Speaks Out in Support of Gaza Freedom March, Blasts Israeli-Egyptian “Siege” of Gaza

'Light emitting wallpaper' could replace bulbs

Dennis Brutus, 1924 - 2009 The Man Who Would Reclaim Sports

The Poetic Justice of Dennis Brutus

Not Just Paranoia - Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?

Priest pelted with pasta after shoplifting remarks

I don't fear death, I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice ... I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring."- Malalai Joya

Amid dark times, meet the most inspiring people of 2009

Scientists discover antibody that kills prostate cancer

The Iranian Nuke Forgeries

Marianne Maeckelbergh argues that one of the global justice movement’s key innovations has been its approach to democratic decision-making

Democracy Now! television program for Thursday, May 27, 2004 - Remembering David Dellinger

A Lesson Too Long Unlearned

Scientists have discovered why a protein that suppresses the growth of the disease in some patients causes it to spread in others

Indeed, to silence free speech is a form of terrorism, an act of violence against independent thought.

Ordinary People Telling Their Stories to Each Other

The beauty of the golden ratio, surely, lies in the discovery of harmony in imbalance – that is, it's not a symmetrical division, it's not 1+1, but a bit more interesting and lively.

High Fidelity by Elvis Costello

"Man's life is but the morning dew, past days many, future ones few." - Cao Cao, Emperor Wu of Wei

Whats So Funny About Peace Love & Understanding

A Devout Memory of Adolf Eichmann

Aha! Activism = self-expression; organizing = movement-building

“Carved in stone on the grave of Second Lieutenant Arthur Conway Young, who died on 16 August, 1917. 'Sacrifice to the fallacy that war can end war,' his family had inscribed on his last resting place.” - R.Fisk

Vitamin C 'could boost stem cell generation'

Union Song (Live)

"If you take a step towards freedom - It'll take two steps towards you" - Tom Morello

Union Song

Helen Caldicott Slams Environmental Groups on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions

The Man Who Never Died

Can we imagine a society where interest and profit do not exist?

Scrubby oak lauded as oldest known living organism

Other fathers shouldn’t have their sons die in unnecessary wars

If you think we can ignore these linguistic crimes, think again

Stem cells grown on a special membrane were used to treat the patient and seven others with sight loss

No es verdad?

Scientists crack gene code of common cancers

The Unpardonable Lenny Bruce

This is a clip from Lenny Bruce's second to last performance

Now Tom said "Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” - William O. Douglas

Public Housing and the American Dream

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

Elliott Abrams and 'Neocon-ing' Obama

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

One as to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.

Yankee Go Home

"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."

First cancer genome sequences reveal how mutations lead to disease

“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?"

Langston Hughes' "Ballad of Roosevelt"

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

Less Than Citizens (Part One & Two).pdf

The People Speak

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

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

A Just Cause ≠ A Just War

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello - Ghost of Tom Joad

An injury to one is an injury to all

Cuba's other revolution is green, not red

“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.

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

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

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

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

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

The Battle of Orgreave

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

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

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

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

Climate change special: Twelve days to save the world

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

Corner Store - Introduction

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

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

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

Timely, Safe and Legal

“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

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 right to a great public education

George Lakoff Proposes Majority Rule

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

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

"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

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

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

People liberate themselves

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

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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