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John Lennon & Yoko Ono: 'War Is Over! (If You Want It)'

Poverty is the worst form of violence. - Gandhi

The Corner Store

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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

Bound for America

On September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh, the most important and popular leader in the French colony of Indochina, announced the creation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

A Step in the Right Direction

Deregulation is really the decriminalization of fraud.

The Rebirth of Regulation

I lost my son 40 years ago at Kent State

On 40th Anniversary of Kent State Shootings, Truth Tribunal Seeks Answers

But, hey, when you're on a crusade to cut Social Security, why worry that the facts don't support your case.

Goodbye petabytes, hello zettabytes

Elizabeth Warren supports financial regulation that will put rules back on Wall Street and rein them in a little bit. (06:06)

Why Public Education Is More Important Than Wall Street, and What We Must Do

Government not allowed to use secret evidence to defend itself against claims by detainees it was complicit in their torture

May Day 2010 SF Workers Speak Out

No Hope for Britain

Israel's Operation Imam

Financial Reform: Will We Feel Better the Morning After?

Bank Bailouts: Goldman's Debt to Society

Why a Criminal Case Against Goldman Sachs Matters and Why Charges Could Stick

Afghanistan's ancient treasures must be saved

Warehousing Palestinians

The Political Might of BP

"No Retreat!" - Oil Spin

"The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners"(video)

Rediscovering Rupert Lee: WWI artist in retrospective

The Return of Hooverian Economics

Greece: A new age of austerity and anger dawns

The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners (transcript)

The Invaluable Legacy of Willard Wirtz

Unconditional support for Israel 'is dangerous', say leading European Jews

A Troubling Timeline: Atrocities in Afghanistan

Mexico's migrants gaze north – and no 'racist' law will stop them

Murphy's Law and the Stupidity of Obama's Drill, Drill, Drill Offshore Oil Policy

GDP Growth: It's the Inventories Stupid!

Under the current chair, Ben Bernanke, and before him, Chair Alan Greenspan, the Fed failed in nearly all its responsibilities.

British Petroleum (BP) has knowingly broken federal laws and violated its own internal procedures by failing to maintain crucial safety and engineering documents related to one of the firms other deepwater production projects in the Gulf of Mexico

50 Years Later, the Civil Rights Struggle Continues - Countering Murder with Courage

Goldman Sachs faces US criminal investigation

May 1- International Workers Day - Know Your Rights - Free Speech, Protests, and Demonstrations in California

What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies

AFSC has played a lead role in organizing a conference this weekend that will bring together many of the world’s leading disarmament and nuclear abolition experts and activists

Three months after the discovery that the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant was leaking radioactive tritium

Fifty million workers in America--including 40 percent of the private workforce--lack paid sick days.

Immigration Enforcement is Out of Control at the Federal Level

"Bankruptcy is a Case in Which Literally, the Lobbyists Wrote the Bill"

The SB 1070 Traveling Roadshow.

From Latvia to Greece The IMF's Road to Ruin

Intensifying demands for low-wage workers and corresponding patterns of migration and settlement have posed intractable problems for Western regimes of border control.

My encounter with the world's hottest chilli

Greece Shows Us the Ugly Face of Globalization

Lawsuits target AZ law amid calls for boycotts

How the News Promotes a Mistaken View of the World

BP struggles to stop crude pouring from well a mile under the sea as growing slick menaces US coastline

Deepwater Horizon oil slick to hit US coast within hours

"Look at Those Dead Bastards" - Real War Games

The law that turned Arizona into a pariah state

There's No Way Like The American Way

Detroit voters will decide on a second $500 million bond measure later this year. If Bobb has his way, much of that will end up in private hands.

Along Came a Texan ... Stealing Rivers in Colorado

Sexual abuse scandal rocks Boy Scouts of America after $18.5m payout

Attorney Uncovers Docs Implicating Vatican in Sexual Abuse Coverup

The Prospects for Real Financial Reform Remain Remote

Euro debt crisis deepens as 'contagion' spreads from Greece to Spain

New framework would better reflect decent living standards and economic security needs in the US

An Arizona Congressman's Courageous Dissent

Arizona Immigration Law Ripe for Abuse

Another bad joke

The superstitions of many European governments (with Germany topping the list) are needlessly inflicting pain on tens of millions of people across Europe.

Greek debt crisis: Europe feels shockwaves as bailout falters

Gulf oil spill 'five times' larger than estimated

Spill, Baby, Spill - Blow Out in the Gulf

Challenges to Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigration have started to emerge

US Coast Guard sets fire to giant oil slick as it nears Louisiana

Asteroid coated with ice suggests ingredients for life came from space

There should be little difficulty in understanding why those whose eyes are not closed tight shut by rigid doctrine dismiss Obama's yearning for human rights and democracy as a joke in bad taste.

“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

Do investment banks do anything that helps America anymore?

Arizona: This Is What Apartheid Looks Like

Vote Labour and organise!

The Legality of Terrorizing Civilians with Drone Warfare

Who's afraid of the nuclear bomb?

Private Profits vs Public Health

When Will Senator Dodd Start Taking Yes For An Answer?

Immigration Advocates Rise Up in Anger Over Arizona Law

Boycott Arizona

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

Exploiting Low-Paid Workers at a Vo-Tech School

The deficit hawks are going into high gear with their drive to cut social security and Medicare.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be set on fire

Slick Politics: The Consequences of Drill, Baby, Drill

UK election guide

The Washington Post Cannot Tell Obama From Malcolm X

The Big Scam: How and Why Washington Hooked Mexico on the Drug War

John Ross on “El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City”

Big Wins for Big Oil As Alternatives Appear

"Goldman Puts Its Own Interests Ahead of the Interests of Its Clients"

Larry Summers Made Mistakes

The Post Invents Projections of Economic Crisis

Boycott Arizona

Rep. Grijalva Calls for Federal Non-Cooperation with Controversial AZ Immigration Bill

Oil Spill: Gulf of Mexico Disaster "Growing by the Moment"

Goldman on the Grill

D-Back Protest Update: Cubs Smack Down Immigrant Rights Message

After 31 years Met police say 'sorry' for their role in his killing

The Death of Self-Interest Fundamentalism

The Economics of Revolution” Book by Helen Yaffe Reviewed by Diana Raby

The Real War Reporters

Building a More Ominous Mousetrap - Is Iran Really a Threat?

Professor Pants-on-Fire

"Democracy Has Taken a Major Hit"

Welcome to Arizona This is What Apartheid Looks Like

Pentagon rebuffed again


A Cross Border Beating - The Disturbing Case of Dr. Peter Watts

"Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black"

The luxury resort in the middle of a war zone

A New Climate Movement in Bolivia

Visible from space, deadly on Earth: the gas flares of Nigeria

Chimps' emotional response to death caught on film

US intervenes in Iraq election row as feared militia waits in wings

An Entrenched System: Israels' Big and Small Apartheids

Chernobyl - 24 years on

Beginning of the end for Afghan war?

The only thing worse than too much government is too little government.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Underwater robots trying to seal well

The Death of a Catalan Fascist

But one thing is clear, it is his mother who almost certainly holds the key.

From Labor Champion to Wall Street Flack

Human Rights violations are so commonplace in the US of A that we do not even think of them as Human Rights violations.- Scott ffolliott

More Than 150,000 May Have Been Killed Colombia's Deadly "Democracy"

There is a myth in wide circulation that the superiority of free trade is simply a settled question on which all serious economists agree.

Mormons for Racial Profiling?

A genetic achilles heel that helps viruses invade the body and trigger cancer has been uncovered by scientists.

The IMF Has "a long history of stabilizing economies and solving global financial problems"?

24 Years Later: The Consequences of Chernobyl

Psychologists Notes May Indicate Zubaydah Torture Experimentation

Break Up the Banks Budget Ball: The Game for People Who Are Not Wall Street Investment Banker Wannabes

In the 1970s Iran paid Britain for thousands of tanks, but when the Shah fell they were sold on to Iraq.

This law has brought echoes of apartheid to the state.

Doesn't Anyone Talk About Unemployment Claims Any More?

Gates was never the right choice as President Obama's secretary of defense, and even Obama should now understand that there are no limits to Gates' self-promotion and self-aggrandizement.

The universe: as imagined by Galileo, as seen by Hubble

Lehman's Liar's Loans and Other Cons

William K. Black, April 20, 2010,"Public Policy Issues Raised by the Report of the Lehman Bankruptcy Examiner"

Churchill reckoned the Japanese preferred war-war to jaw-jaw

The Improbability Pump

Marijuana, Boom and Bust

Breaking the Banks

Cheating US Workers

The Bankers’ Latest Scam

The Decline of the Church?

Deepwater Horizon oil rig sinks, sparking pollution fears

Obama's Warnings About a Looming Financial Crisis Come Back to Haunt Bernanke

Under the terms of the new deal, building workers had to give back some health care benefits, saving owners $70 million, in exchange for which they received a 10 per cent raise over four years.

Are we safe yet?

Hillary's "Feelings" About Cuba and the Castros

SNCC at 50: Remembering a student movement that changed America forever

The Unquiet Grave

When did this switch from an election scripted by Charles Saatchi to one painted by Salvador Dali?

Earth Day: Gaylord Nelson's Vision; Russ Feingold's Mission

Burning oil rig sinks into Gulf; 11 still missing

Model Legislation for Local Government

Bolivia Climate Conference Moves to Establish Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

Caught in the crossfire of Pakistan's secret war

Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory has produced stunning images of flaring sunspots at temperatures of 50,000C

Right now, Congresswoman Jane Harman is facing a serious primary challenge from a genuine progressive, Marcy Winograd, in Southern California’s 36th congressional district.

Mesa 18: Dissident Groups Host Alternative Meeting Outside World Peoples’ Climate Summit

The Real State of the Housing Market

Legislation currently under consideration in the Senate would not have prevented the crisis we just had. As such, it is unlikely to prevent a future crisis.

Ex-Leader of Bolivia Peasant Workers near San Cristóbal Mine Says Company Lied About Water Pollution, Demands Pay for Vast Water Usage

Israeli prime minister defiant ahead of visit from US special envoy, George Mitchell, despite deadlock in peace talks

From Melting Glaciers to Structural Adjustment: Maude Barlow on the Need for Water Justice

Bolivian Conservationist Calls for Preservation of Madidi Region, One of the Most Biodiverse Areas of World

And yet, no one is supposed to think that the government has become the biggest extremist of them all.

Belgium at war as Flemish hit out at 'invasion of French speakers'

Economic Plague in the Euro Zone

93 Year Old Involved In Shake Down Over Applesauce By TSA

Awarding of Brazilian dam contract prompts warning of bloodshed

Deadly Riots in Kyrgyzstan Challenge Interim Government

Indigenous People and the Environment

The volcanic ash cloud from Eyjafjallajokull has caused travel chaos and misery. But we were lucky.

Kent Conrad Calls for Throwing Millions of People Out of Work

The University of Wisconsin Takes a Moral Stand

Nike? X Don't Do It

In The Epic of Gilgamesh, written in Babylon 4,000 years ago

Reynaldo Bignone convicted of kidnappings and torture during the 1976-83 military regime

Wall Street's Bad Dream

And it's the "fair use" thing which is important here

The Securitization See-Saw

Remembering Fascism: Learning From the Past

9 companies win bid for huge Amazon dam project

Our First Event: A Teach-In Counter-Conference on Fiscal Sustainability

Volcanic ash cloud: Pilots warn against 'rash' decisions to allow flights

The Case for Palestinian Rights in Lebanon

The Dangers and Difficulties of Reporting from Gaza

Will the Real Tea Party Movement Please Stand Up?

"The rightwing echo chamber is two for two," he said. "And no one should have any illusions that it won't be back again."

Squashing the Goldman vampire squid

How the Scam Worked

A Lethal Hypocrisy

Waiting for C. Wright Mills

New volcanic ash cloud threatens flight hopes

Financial Reform Is Good; Firing Bernanke Would Be Better

Postal savings system

The Procedural Relationship

Eddie Izzard backs Brown against Thatcher’s children

Goldman Sachs' Fabulous Fabrice to Use Derivatives Law Firm for White Collar Defense -The Death of a Salesman

Crimes Against The Public Interest

"The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around."

Teacher Accountability? It's About Time!

Financial Reform and American Politics

Hamlet Soliloquy

Goldman Sachs, the blue blood of global banking, faces serious charges. And it may not end there

It Was the Housing Bubble: Not the Damn CDOs

Time-Traveling Down the Mississippi

The Koch family, America's biggest financial backers of the Tea Party,

Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America

Diversity Dead-End: Inclusiveness Without Accountability

Decision raises question: What exactly is thimerosal?

The Cochabamba Water Wars: Marcella Olivera Reflects on the Tenth Anniversary of the Popular Uprising Against Bechtel and the Privatization of the City’s Water Supply

Bolivia climate change talks to give poor a voice

Bolivia Steps Up | An Interview with Climate Negotiator Angelica Navarro

More Must be Done to Stop Foreclosures

Crocodile Tears on Wall Street

Police officer 'threatened to stamp on man's broken leg'

Iceland volcanic ash disrupts flights (26 pictures)

Afghanistan: A conspiracy of silence

Coca Colla: the new 'real thing' in Bolivia

Might of the multinational fails to stop campaigning film-maker

Ghost of 'Total Information Awareness'

"One Man One Vote" and the UAW - Down With Democracy

Your Morning Volcanic Ash Update

Ill Fares the Land

As in how many millions of dollars of it was spent, in the final years of Stern’s reign, on the costly internecine conflicts, in and around SEIU, that were instigated or aggravated by him.

Gates pushes for US-Colombia trade pact

Sec. Gates Tours Region to Boost Security Ties

The U.S. official said Gates, in meetings in Colombia and Peru, would likely discuss Chavez.

Legal Defender Isabel Garcia: Arizona Bill Forcing Officers to Determine Immigration Status Marks “All-Out Assault” on Latino Communities

Unemployment Claims Go Unmentioned

The Only Way To Prevent Another Bailout of Wall Street is to Cap The Size of Wall Street’s Big Banks

Yotam Ottolenghi: Exclusive recipes from his brilliant new book

It's called frontloading, and it goes on every day right under Schapiros nose.

'I listen as a lost people tell of their woes in a kind of trance'

Recent Media Coverage of Cuba: Selective Commendation, Selective Indignation

This Will be Obama's Legacy

Iceland volcanic ash sunsets (6 pictures)

Social Security in the Bullseye

SEC Charges Goldman Sachs With Fraud

The US government has charged Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors by failing to disclose conflicts of interest in mortgage investments that it sold as the housing market was faltering.

The past seven days in photographs

China would never invite countries from all over the world to a conference on securing nuclear materials and exclude Iran, as the United States has just done

Koch Industries: We Don't Fund Tea Parties (Except For The Tea Parties We Fund)

"Power Yields Nothing Without Demand"

Framing, value shifting, the California budget crisis, and why Democrats so often act like Republicans.

The A List: San Francisco 2010 Hotels - Healthcare - Helen Smith boldly shares her story

Jeff Meyers Speaks San Francisco 2010, Hotels + Healthcare

Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy

Convincing Cubans

The pope should stand trial

Beyond the casino state

See the work of the Equality Trust.

“A Talk to Teachers” By James Baldwin

Lucy de Berk, who served six years of life sentence for murders of seven patients, exonerated after retrial hears of experts' errors

Argentinian relatives of three war victims go to court citing universal jurisdiction after Spanish judge's inquiry blocked

Parsing Petraeus

A large indentured class of workers is struggling to escape debt rather than build a better life.

Thomasina Miers' simple Mexican recipesl”

Electricity generated by pedestrians used to illuminate street lights in France's technology capital

Its multi-million dollar law suit against the new National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) in Federal Court in San Francisco has failed in its intent -- to destroy the NUHW.

Bloody Nose for NUHW, Black-Eye for SEIU

Union-Busting = Death

"...a newspaper columnist as a person obliged to find significance three times a week in events of absolutely no consequence."

The Most Dangerous Man in the World

Putting Lakoff's Work in a Larger Context

The Rules are Written to Protect the Wealthy and the Powerful - The Myth of Market Fundamentalism

Collateral Murder

Lord Saville's report on killing of 13 unarmed civil rights marchers in Derry in 1972 is expected to criticise soldiers who opened fire

The wonders of the solar system

The UN Geneva Convention on Human Rights (1975 expanded version) defines torture as:

Part II: Daniel Ellsberg on US Foreign Policy

Nominal wages fell for just the sixth time since 1964..

The antiwar movement is all but dead and buried.

The Problem Is Civil Obedience

One of the World's Best Kept Secrets: Cuban Medical Aid to Haiti

Open Letter to Berkeley Students on their Historic Israeli Divestment Bill

Bolivia's Coca-Colla

The Myth of Mean Labor- The Secret of Southwest Airlines

Brown vs. Democracy

On the Duty to Conscientiously Object

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

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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

Corner Store

Mos Def Reads Malcolm X

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

Sandra Oh reads Emma Goldman.

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

Executing Handcuffed Afghan Kids?.

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

Wayne Morse on Democracy

Keeping people hopeless and pessimistic

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

“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

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

The Cult of "Personal Responsibility"

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

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

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

Fidel Castro: The lesson of Haiti

Disdain Versus Democracy

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

Don't Deploy

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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