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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 itself is the enemy of the human race. —Howard Zinn

EU Bankers Collect Greek Debt

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

There's No Place Like Home

Dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system, we seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America, to function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. National Lawyers Guild S.F. Bay Area Chapter

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

John and Yoko give peace a chance (7 pictures)

Don't Deploy

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

Universal Healthcare

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"

Some hours of work

"Let's just speak of using the incredible wealth of the earth for human beings, Give people what they need: food, medicine, clean air, pure water, trees and grass, pleasant homes to live in, some hours of work, more hours of leisure."- Howard Zinn from 'Marx in Soho'


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

“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

An Infinite Succession of Presents

“Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.” - Howard Zinn

Soldier, We Love You

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" –from "Ozymandias

Bolivia's Coca-Colla

When a Union Acts Like a Big Corporation

The Obama administration's latest proposal to help 'underwater' homeowners shows how little has been learned from the crisis

Strange Alliance at the Supreme Court

Destroying Educational Institutions or Using Them for Military Purposes Is a War Crime

Fraud on the Street

Restaurants of the future: Eat like a geek

Sorkin is Wrong: There Is No Tradeoff Between Growth and Bank Capital Requirements

There's already a law on the books that holds Wall Street CEOs and executives to account -- now it needs to be enforced.

Milwaukee has now replaced Boston and other competing centers as the epicenter of priest sexual crimes against children.

Exploding Health Care Costs: Can Someone Tell the NYT About Something Called "Patents"?

Toads with a super sensitive side hopped it before L'Aquila quake

Health Care Postscript

Brown vs. Democracy

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,”

Social care needs a rational and fair system of funding

“Our President Is Deceiving the American Public”: Pentagon Papers Whistleblower on President Obama and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Global water crisis and cheaper technology sparks surge in desalination

If the US public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan

Atrocities in Afghanistan

Allan Nairn, Standing up to Repressive Forces Again in Indonesia

Hadron Collider sets collision record

A New Middle East War?

Report identifies Koch Industries giving $73m to climate sceptic groups 'spreading inaccurate and misleading information'

PIIGS Countries Being Led to the Slaughter: Re-Thinking the Euro

Labor Struggle in Boron: Union Workers in CA Town Locked Out by Mining Giant Rio Tinto After Stalled Contract Talks

Reloading History - Where Sarah Gets Her Guns

Economist Dean Baker: Banks Could Be Big Winners of President Obama’s Foreclosure Prevention Program

Netanyahu in D.C - . Bibi's Canossa

It is also ignoring the enormous handout of taxpayer dollars to some of the richest people in the country. This is not good reporting.

Iraq's Post-Election Labyrinth

A moment of silence and reflection for Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador as this week marks the thirtieth anniversary of his assassination by rightwing death squad leader Major Roberto D’Aubuisson, who ordered Romero’s death.

How does the individual mandate work?

Haiti’s earthquake shook up and exposed donors’ model for Haiti as the failure it was.

Arundhati Roy: Becoming Internal Security Threats

Settlement on occupied land is illegal under international law.

Every minute, the United States government spends $1.9 million on the military budget. That's a lot of money in just 60 seconds.

If it had occurred last week, we'd have already forgotten it.

On the streets of Pakistan, it's as if the sun hasn't set on the Raj


The world turns the lights off during Earth Hour (10 pictures)

Justice for the Murder of Rachel Corrie

Huge cut in warheads banishes legacy of the Cold War

The only response to hate speech is more speech.

The Case of Hugh and Tiga - Enhanced Prosecutorial Techniques

Chertoff Joins BAE, Defense Contractor Recently Embroiled In Bribery Scandal

The Unbearable Lightness of Reform

US and Russia agree fresh cut in nuclear arms

Vatican goes into battle for Benedict as sexual abuse crisis deepens

How Bias at the NYT Helped Kill ACORN

This Is What Neofascism Looks Like

British Airways told to hit union 'where it hurts' – leaked document

Fresh row as BA prepares for more strike action

The Most Vital Ingredient in Wall Street Reform Goes Missing

Stand up to Murdoch, Armando Iannucci tells BBC

The problem is that they have a fixed – and for their level of productivity – overvalued currency.

Rabbi Plans "Miracle" at the Western Wall - Provocation at Al-Aqsa

Blair Strikes Oil in Iraq

Even more impressive: the Nordic state is the first country in the world to ban stripping and lapdancing for feminist, rather than religious, reasons.

It's about whiny corporations that need to Uncle Sam's help to get China to play fair.

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Deal a Positive Step

The NYT Features the Views of the Mysterious "Many" Who Don't Understand Social Security's Finances

The Fake Crisis - Social Security Scare Tactics

NYT Invents "Important Threshold" To Scare Readers About Social Security

Robert Fisk becomes the first Western journalist to interview Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the man accused of masterminding the Mumbai massacre

Wisconsin May Be First State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration Law

Voting Under the Gun in Colombia

The NYT Does Not Like Social Security

A curious history of the C.I.A.’s secret interrogation program.

It is Back; It is Near - Apartheid on Two Continents

On the Duty to Conscientiously Object

The US would be embarrassed if Moody's cut its debt rating. But it's worth asking a few questions about such agencies

Documenting the Life of a Mission Resident: 2 Blocks, and 7423 Miles Away.

The Jerusalem "Compromise"

We should interrupt their fun.

Independent titles sold to Lebedev family company

British Airways 'trying to break Unite union' in cabin crew dispute

Sanders' Healthcare Revolution

Iceland volcano spews lava

Part II: Scholar Norman Finkelstein on Next Steps Towards Resolution in Israel-Palestine

U.S. Bases in Colombia Rattle the Region

What I Learned From the Health Care Debate

Photographer René Burri's best shot

Arundhati Roy on Obama’s Wars, India and Why Democracy Is “The Biggest Scam in the World”

Cuba libre: photography exhibition tells the story of Cuba today (15 pictures)

On Pop Clarity: Public Intellectuals and the Crisis of Language

When Wounded Vets Booed John Wayne - War Movies and Veteran Memory

Mother Teresa's "clinics and hospitals" were in actuality hospices, where medical care was lacking.

Afghanistan: War of Illusions

The Limits of Power - Andrew J. Bacevich - Part 1 & 2

Hundreds of Thousands Rally for Immigration Reform in Largest Rally of Obama Presidency

Fasting in Tegucigalpa: Responding to the Honduran Coup

There's a charming symmetry to the latest New Labour scandal

Velvet Imperialists

Human Rights Rides Again? Taunting Havana

John Ross My guest this week is John Ross, the great journalist living in Mexico. His latest book is "El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City."

Moving Guantanamo to Bagram Could Evade Court Jurisdiction

Martin Esparza Flores, a national leader in the EMS, in his speech declared war and said that Felipe Calderón will remain outside the Chamber of Deputies in a march towards respect for union autonomy

Update on the State of Siege in Juandho, Hidalgo

SME Under Siege in Hidalgo, Violent Repression Feared

Mexico: Union Strikes and Blockages Back Fired Electrical Workers

National Strike Begins in Mexico, Police Respond With Violence

Mexican Electrical Trades Union calls for support on the National Day of Strike, March 16

The army and federal police redoubled surveillance facilities LFC

A more unappealing plot of land does not exist in all of New York City

Process: "Ex-presidents: life rich with public money.

What about SME and the General Strike in Mexico?

Jewish Couple Loses Court Battle to Help Bedouin Friends

With Cheap Food Imports, Haiti Can't Feed Itself

What White People Fear

Loose in Obamalandia - Riding the Spine of America

Israeli diplomat expelled in fake passports row

Two more Palestinian youths shot dead by Israelis in bloody weekend

The Case of the Holy Land Five

Israel, Obama and the Doomsday Weapon

New research does not question climate change is also melting ice in the Arctic, but finds wind patterns explain steep decline

Tony Blair has earned an estimated £20m since leaving No 10 nearly three years ago

Sandstorms sweep into Beijing (9 pictures)

...hurry up and leave, or simply: so what?

As this riveting excavation deconstructs anthropology's colonial legacy, it challenges our society's myths of objectivity and the very notion of "the other."

Volcano erupts in Iceland

France set for widespread strike disruption

US House approves sweeping healthcare overhaul

Australian Rio Tinto executive pleads guilty in Chinese court

So of all people, this right-winger, Netanyahu, proponent of the Greater Land of Israel, has lifted the veil.

SF - San Francisco Pacifics vs New Almaden Quicksilvers Vintage Base Ball

Jon Stewart spoofs Glenn Beck

It is likely that the ‘surge’ is primarily a political move to try to pass off the retreat from Afghanistan as another ‘mission accomplished.’

Union Democracy on Trial

Hondurans' Great Awakening

Stop Killing Civilians

Cindy Sheehan Sets Up “Camp OUT NOW” in Antiwar Protest

The last time the volcano erupted was in the 1820s.

Still Not in the U. S. Vocabulary

Canada's Long Embrace of the Honduran Dictatorship

Arms Merchants Rake in the Moolah

The Atomic Armtwisters

Nominees for top Federal Reserve jobs must explain what they think went wrong and how mistakes could have been prevented

As things get worse in Pakistan, the optimism continues to soar

U.S Consulate Blocks Award-Winning Journalist from Coming to Chicago

The mysterious case of the Grey Lady of Bagram

U.S. Bases in Colombia Rattle the Region

"My fellow Americans, tonight I'm going to talk frankly about a pesky little nation called Israel ... "

The truth about gender ambiguity

The will to learn brings confidence, and the ability to view society through truthful eyes

Protest groups that were targeted by infiltrators plan legal action to obtain access to police files after disclosures by Officer A

John Sheehan, a former Nato commander, sparks outrage over claims homosexual soldiers weakened the Dutch army

Mashed Up

"When You're Dying You Explore Radical Medication"

Into the terrifying world of Pakistan's 'disappeared'

Workers Warned Management About Cutting Corners

Most of us make choices with our money. Mine is to get paid less in return for time to walk along the river and enjoy my family

Violence erupts across East Jerusalem

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Inequality is a driving force behind many of our most profound social ills.

The Irish trade union movement has missed a chance to defeat government plans to make ordinary people pay for an economic crash they didn’t cause,

Rachel Corrie's Memory, Israel's Image

Yoo Besmirches the Legacy of Jefferson

Pelosi Under Pressure From Progressives on Public Option

Sex Is Primarily a Political Issue

Haiti's Excluded

Chile's Socialist Rebar

Health Care 2010 and 1994, and the Political Lessons of History

Gordon Brown leads the tributes at the funeral of 'one of the greatest parliamentarians'

Geithner and Bernanke's Possibly Criminal Roles as Lehman Brothers Scandal Rocks the Fed

Lehman Bros. Used Accounting Trick Amid Financial Crisis - and Earlier

Israel's announcement of new settlements was 'insulting' and 'calculated to undermine' peace talks with Palestinians

Wiping the Spit Off His Face

Labor War in the Mojave

Rules of the Game

Spy Takes US/Israeli Secrets to Grave

Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart ‘does Detroit’ as the privatized predators attempt to storm the gates of four Detroit High Schools

The greatest problem of writing historically is that the story has not ended

Teamsters' New Tactic Scores at Continental Airlines

Thames tunnel, created by Marc Brunel and son Isambard in 1843, reopened to walkers for first time in 145 years

A Body on the Gears: On Mario Savio

Demand that Arne Duncan Stop Toying with Our Students’ Lives! End the “Race to the Top” Scheme Now

Germany puts a grave face on the Greek government's austerity measures

Israel Lands in Public Relations Nightmare

Information about the Current Daylight Saving Time (DST) Rules

Oregon's monster mushroom is world's biggest living thing

How Champions of Neoliberalism are Reversing New Deal Economics

Our favourite foods are making us fat, yet we can't resist, because eating them is changing our minds as well as bodies

The only way to peace is through the people.

9/11 rescue workers win compensation settlement

Network Failure

With the recent spotlight on a runaway Prius, few are paying any attention to the latest government plan to bail out failing banks with retirement money.

Obama's Toxic "Green" Policy

Wendell Potter Says "Take The Deal," Kucinich Says "No Way

Rachel Corrie's Family Finally Puts Israel in the Dock

The Pentagon's Runaway Budget

US fury at ex-MI5 chief's claims that Jack Bauer inspired interrogation techniques

The Obama Administration Asked for the East Jerusalem Fiasco

Death to Obamacare!

A Terminally Stupid Attack on the Teacher's Union

Briton tells court of the moment he saw American activist fall as she tried to defend Palestinian homes

Why Labor's Mad at Obama

British activist saw Rachel Corrie die under Israeli bulldozer, court hears

Paul Ryan's Plan to Tax You More

Genomes of an entire family sequenced in world first

Utah Governor Signs Law Charging Women and Girls With Murder for Miscarriages

George Lakoff speaks about the California Democracy Act

The financial crisis is just a sideshow – the real reason for the economic downturn is the rise and demise of the housing bubble

Aid Should Go to Haitian Popular Organizations, Not to Contractors or NGOs

Is Europe Planning Seal of Approval for Israeli Settlers? Israel Set to Join Club of Richest Nations

Milton Friedman's Cruel Legacy - The Social Earthquake in Chile

An Interview with Gail Collins

The Crackdown on Israeli Dissidents

The Post Give Dana Milbank an Opportunity to Show That He Knows Zero Economics

International Women’s Day Marked Around the World

Will Millennials Suffer Because Retirements Create Job Openings for Them?

The Great Marginalization - Save is the New Spend

Coming to a Country Near You

World Cup countdown: Memorable moments

The Siege of the Fictional City of Marja

Bloody Sunday: Thousands Mark Anniversary of 1965 Selma-Montgomery March

Democracy doesn't seem to work when countries are occupied by Western troops

The Fight to Save Public Education

The Studpidity of War

On Languages of Power and Powerlessness

What Happened to Democracy?

A Wrench in the Israeli Gears

Government must 'take back control' of North Sea oil and gas production

The Fed Can Control Long-Term Interest Rates

Failed Bank List

Creeps with Tasers

A St Peter’s Basilica chorister has been caught allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a Gentleman of His Holiness

Scientists have decoded the DNA of the bacteria that take up residence in the typical human body

Witness statements from Irish rebellion and massacres of 1641 go online

Icelandic voters have rejected a £3.5 billion plan to pay off Britain and the Netherlands over the collapse of the Icesave bank

Timothy Geithner: Inside Man and false choices made plain.

Why the man who flew his plane into the Austin tax office has won such respect

Democratic Party -- from the White House chief of staff on down -- is stuck in an unfortunate defensive crouch.

The rights of woman: How far have they advanced?

No broadcaster in the world can match the BBC and its critics should stop belittling it

Banks for the people

Iceland vote: 98 to 99% say NO! to Icesave-law

Missing the Story on Iceland: Can the Bankers Steal Your Kids' Money

Row looms as Iceland snubs payback

Hillary Clinton’s Honduran Disgrace

The best lemon curd is the colour of the sun and adds a sweet-sharp kick to pancakes, éclairs or a slice of toast.

Diabetics and those with circulation problems are unnecessarily losing limbs and being exposed to further health risks

After almost four decades, the elm stages a comeback

"Fucknutsville" is apparently his preferred nickname for Washington, and he was recently forced to apologise for referring to liberal activists as "retarded".

Bad Job Numbers Make it Harder to Pass Health Reform

Someone remembers this atrocity at last – to Obama's dismay

The true eloquence of letters from the front

Icelanders to vote no on debt deal

Rebuttal Of The Dalai Lama’s Denigration of Sex By Janie Rezner

For the first time in the history of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a preemptive request to withdraw a nomination—by the nominee—was made.

Corner Store

Cot death breakthrough could help pinpoint babies at risk

Wake Up

Leading Education Scholar Diane Ravitch: No Child Left Behind Has Left US Schools with Legacy of “Institutionalized Fraud”

Offensive remarks on Honduras, gratuitous insults in Brazil – Hillary Clinton's Latin American tour has not been a success

1, 2, 3 ... What Are We Fighting For?

Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel?: A Debate on BDS with Omar Barghouti and Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Mos Def Reads Malcolm X

Sex abuse and silence exposed DND brass told of rape of boys by Afghan allies

The Power of Private Monopolies

Sandra Oh reads Emma Goldman

Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.

This Just In: the war in Iraq is not over.

Hundreds of Thousands Take Part in National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

Awol soldier jailed for nine months

Thousands of Students Taking Part in National Day of Action to Defend Public Education

The NAACP House of Shame

The US treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, provoked howls of laughter in his Chinese audience when he assured them that China's assets tied up in US dollars were safe.

The absolute ... spells doom to everyone when it is introduced into the political realm. - Hannah Arendt

"Fewer than 20 percent of HPV chemicals have been tested for potential to cause neurodevelopmental toxicity"

Executing Handcuffed Afghan Kids?

Sliding Backwards on Iraq

Mercenaries Circling Haiti

Bugliosi, Dennett Want Bush Prosecuted for Murder

Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator, claims that the following government officials have committed what amount to acts of treason.

The twin swelling heads of Empire and Oligarchy are driving our country into an ever-deepening corporate state, wholly incompatible with democracy and the rule of law

Who Runs the University of California?

How Imperial San Franciscans Loot the Planet: DiFi and Blum: a Marriage Marinated in Money

Turning Point: When Soldiers Have Had Enough

A Soldier's Cowardice: Going to War

World Cup 2010 travel guide: Cape Town

The Bogus Crime Wave

Why we work

Hotel Workers Contract Action January 5, 2010 Loud & Clear

Wayne Morse on Democracy

Keeping people hopeless and pessimistic

Vermont would be the first state to close a nuclear reactor after 38-year-old Yankee's history of leaking cancer-causing tritium

Ordinary Courage

One Mexican columnist wrote of the merger in La Jornada, “Just a bit more globalization and we will all be lost.”

Forget Nutrition Charts, Eat What Grandma Said Is Good for You

The British government has long denied that wartime air raids on German cities were intended to kill as many civilians as possible. In fact, the raids, led by Arthur Harris, were motivated largely by a desire to hit back and destroy indiscriminately

Wall Street Targets the Elderly - Looting Social Security

“I am no Moses to lead you out of the wilderness … because if I could lead you out, someone else could lead you in again.” - Eugene Debs

Lessons from Howard Zinn

Human rights defenders and analysts in El Salvador suspect that death squads were responsible for two highly coordinated attacks in which 12 young men were killed this month.

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

Teamsters Win Big at Continental - How to Succeed After Failing

The Folks Who Missed the Bubble Want Your Social Security

The Star Inn in Salford was to close – then its customers stepped in

The Cult of "Personal Responsibility"

"Precious" and White Culture

Failed Bank List

Forgiveness for Haiti? We should be begging theirs

Iceland aims to become haven for investigative journalism

Actor, Activist Danny Glover: Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide “Mystified” at US Resistance to His Return

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

'Corner Store': From mini-mart to the Mideast

The Government Spends $100 on the Rich for Every Dollar It Spends on the Poor

Staying When They Tell You to Leave

“I wake up in the morning, read the newspaper, and feel that we are an occupied country, that some alien group has taken over…

The speech of historian Howard Zinn Hopkins University on Civil Disobedience, November 1970.

How I Want to Be Remembered...

An Interview with Howard Zinn - Dissent as Democracy

Thank You, Howard Zinn

Fidel Castro on Haiti: Cuba `sends doctors, not soldiers'

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

Fidel Castro: The lesson of Haiti

Disdain Versus Democracy

Revisiting The Shock Doctrine in the Wake of Haiti Disaster

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

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

Don't Deploy

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

Howard Zinn: “Holy Wars”

The Trials of Tony Judt

“Holy Wars” May 2, 2009

Three Holy Wars

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

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.


"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."

Some Principles of the Commons

We don't need this culture of overwork

Looting Social Security, Part 2

Looting Social Security

Walls never work: in the Middle East or in Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Union Song (Live)

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

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?

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

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.

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

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.”

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

A Just Cause ≠ A Just War

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 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

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

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

“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?

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

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.

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.' - 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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