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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

Renounce War Projects

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

Arizona threatens to cut power to Los Angeles over immigration row

Where's the Will to Get Americans Back to Work?

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

Anger at coalition plans for rape defendants' anonymity

Go back to what you were doing. There really isn't anything to see here.

Kagan and Black America

"My mom said, I think, that she says that Barack Obama is taking away everybody that doesn't have papers."

How the Biomass Juggernaut Threatens Forests and Humans

Mind the Enlightenment

Deepwater Horizon survivor describes horrors of blast and escape from rig

Kagan is a careerist

Islamists, their victims, and hypocrisy

Craig Venter creates synthetic life form

The Story of Kamau Marcharia

Study Shows Blacks Will NEVER Gain Wealth Parity With Whites Under the Current System

The New Israeli Left - A Black Hole

Fmr. EPA Investigator Scott West: U.S. Has Told BP "It Can Do Whatever it Wants, and Won’t Be Held Accountable"

Americans failing to get their pound of flesh

Diane Abbott joins Labour leadership race

The odious tyranny imposed on the world

BA union Unite wins strike appeal

A strike by BA cabin crew is set to start next week after the court of appeal overturned an injunction against the strike.

Picasso: War, peace and a life of extremes

How Bush's DOJ Killed a Criminal Probe Into BP That Threatened to Net Top Officials

Cable plans new attempt to privatise Royal Mail

The historical significance of the death of Martí

The Feminization of Mexican Agriculture

India’s Most Famous Political Prisoner Dr. Binayak Sen Speaks Out from India on the 3rd Anniversary of his Arrest

"Lalena" and "Happiness Runs"

The Road to Serfdom

The political hypocrisy is breathtaking

Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

Clegg makes his bid for a place in history

In truth, organized labor has growled and barked, and cowered and fetched, long enough. It’s time that it stood on its hind legs and began singing.

Silenced for speaking the truth about Guantanamo

Archaeologists discover 2,700-year-old tomb in Mexico

An Interview with Ishmael Reed

Obama Myths and Realities

Politicians ignore Keynes at their peril

US Financing Israeli-Only Roads in the West Bank Apartheid Roads

Elvis Costello cancels concerts in Israel in protest at treatment of Palestinians

Antisocial parochialism

US outflanked in bid to bring new sanctions against Iran

31 "Gooaal!" for Lula Against Western Push for Iran Sanctions

From Ecological Disaster to Constitutional Crisis: the Long Struggle Over the Xingú Dams Comes to a Climax at Belo Monte

Elvis Costello pulls out of 'political' gigs

Debating the Crisis in Thailand: Is Red Shirt Movement a Genuine Grassroots Struggle, or Front For Ousted Ex-P.M., Billionaire Tycoon?

Obama and Civil Liberties

The Right Wing's Next Target: The Greenlining Institute

Afghans Protest Deadly Nighttime Raid: "If the Americans Do This Again, We Are Ready to Shed Our Blood Fighting Them"

Humans emerged due to 'mass fish extinction'

Trade unions have civil rights too

Why are whites five times richer than blacks in the US?

Pressured From All Sides in Pakistan's Swat Valley

'Nobody is winning'

Trader's Harrowing Tape of Market Plunge Reveals Big Name Sellers

The Arrogance of Ignorance

And that’s how the breakroom got painted blue

Dubai police hunt Briton over murder of Hamas official

Congress Gets It Right on Credit Rating Agencies

Why Rescue Bankers?

President of Cant

50 years ago, the laser beam was born...

Closet Politics: Sanctimonious

A Political Struggle: The Vicious Circle of Debt and Depression

“Operation Third Option,” the Racist Revenge in Jena

“I thought what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa.”

Kagan's Disturbing Record

Troops fire on rioting protesters and news reporters

The Feds' Post-9/11 Purge of Airport Workers

We live in a culture were we prefer to see success as the achievement of a unique author rather than the fruits of collective action.

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to kill suspected terrorists is legal?

U.S. Military Training Chants Advocate The Murder Of Innocent Women And Children

Astronomers see black hole flung from galaxy

One analysis suggests gusher is 70,000 barrels daily, or an Exxon Valdez every four days, and 12 times more powerful than estimates by Coast Guard or BP

Be prepared for a search of what’s on your laptop as you cross into the United States these days.

If we were having an honest debate over Greece,

The new politics of community action

Uh-Oh: Hurricane Season and the BP Oil Rig Disaster

“Wow,” I thought. “There’s a whole philosophy of attributing base motives to others? Why have I not heard of this?”

The Demise of Blair-Brown

25 Years Ago: Philadelphia Police Bombs MOVE Headquarters Killing 11, Destroying 65 Homes

The European Union's Dangerous Game

"Parar Es Morir!" - To Stop Is To Die!

Garamendi Introduces Bill to Ban New Oil Drilling Off West Coast

“This is above the law. It’s just so much bigger than me. Housing is a human right.”

Goodbye to the note of ill-repute

The Inevitable Collapse of McChrystal's Afghan War Plan

The death penalty on trial including a mother who argued against the death sentence for her daughter's murderer

The danger posed by the deficit ‘is zero’

Ex-CIA Official Reveals New Details About Torture, Plame Leak

American Afflictions

Good Riddance To New Labour

“The People of Greece Are Fighting for the Whole of Europe”: Tariq Ali and Mark Weisbrot Discuss Greece’s Economic Crisis and Popular Uprising

It is therefore time to re-assess the “realistic” approach.

President of Cant

How to avoid another hung parliament: ban all political parties

Tariq Ali on Britain’s Political Deadlock, Gordon Brown’s Resignation and Pakistan’s Role in the Times Square Bombing Attempt

"They Know Where Osama bin Laden Is"

The Vicious War That Sent Shahzad to Times Square

The Deficit Problem Is Not “We, the People,” It is “You, the Incompetent Elite”

The May 6 Stock Crash Revisited

An unlikely partnership that could mark the start of a treacherous era

McChrystal's Afghan War Plan Unravels

Latvia and the Neoliberals

Peter Peterson Wants to Cut Social Security

In March I gagged when Newsweek had the gall to declare “Victory at Last” in Iraq as its cover story

Gordon Brown resigns as PM

An intellectual and moderniser who showed leadership right to the end

Tributes paid to Brown at 'sad moment'

The People v. the Bankers

It's a myth that the slump persists due to the banks' squeeze on credit, so 'fixing' them will not mean escaping the downturn

Shafting Progressive Values

The Brown paradox

Kagan Will Move the Court Further to the Right

Rather than sit waiting for an outcome, join those fighting for a fairer voting system and an end to disenfranchisement

Why We Should Keep the Fed Away From the Consumer: the Hurt Incident

The clash of democracy and capitalism is as acute as ever as a discredited financial sector seeks to dictate political terms

A Lost Decade Ahead for Housing

Revenger's tragedy: The forgotten conflict in Pakistan

The 14-year-old who brazened his way into an election booth to cast a ballot, Alfie McKenzie, tells why he did it

The Arabs have their gulags too

Bolivarian Venezuela at the Crossroads

A hung parliament will not be a danger to Britain

What's the "We" Jazz, Thomas Friedman?

The (Almost) Crash of Wall Street

The Greek spirit of resistance turns its guns on the IMF

If electoral reform is the prize, then both Labour and Lib Dems must realise a backroom fix to replace Brown is not an option

"Guard!" Seconds later, a voice yells, "All right, prepare to fire!"

Million gallons of oil a day gush into Gulf of Mexico

Undocumented Immigrants Pay More in Taxes Than They Receive in Benefits

Hundreds of Union Janitors Fired Under Pressure From Feds

It will take 80 months (6 2/3 years) to make up the job deficit from the downturn at the current rate of job growth.

Lessons From the Past: Arizona, Immigration and Ethnic Studies

The fact is, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan has destabilized neighboring Pakistan, producing groups calling themselves Taliban where there had been no Taliban before

Compare and Contrast Venezuela and Greece

Fox on 15th Street Makes Stuff Up in the News Section to Push Its Deficit Reduction Agenda

An Interview with Ed Asner

Clegg has a real chance to change the system. He must not blow it

When Will the Real Terrorists Stand Up?

The Private-Equity Time Bomb

General 'tried to cover up truth about death of Rachel Corrie'

It is catastrophic, spectacular, heartbreaking—but the BP spill is merely an extreme version of the norm

Lee Hamilton, then a congressman from Indiana...

Crossing the Zero Line in Afghanistan

BA union threatens 20-day strike

The US is Not Greece

The Post Misinforms Readers About the Greek Crisis

US oil regulator 'gave in to BP' over rig safety

The views of a narrow interest group.

'We have to rethink what a political party is'

UK election results 2010

Why Gates is Wrong About Reparations

Unions hail Tube Lines 'shareholder deal'

Debt crisis: Panic on Wall Street, stonewalling in Europe

Welcome to Operation Streamline

The ocean is a rich blue. But suddenly we see what this crisis is all about

You must remember, 40 percent of the defense budget is black. No congressman can see it. All of the intelligence budgets are black.

Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! Producers File Lawsuit Over RNC Arrests

Chipping Away at Abortion Rights

Texas oil giant famous for its links with Dick Cheney was hired to plug oil well before explosion

Three dead as Greek protest march erupts

Mickey Kaus scapegoats union workers

Cliches won't fix the financial crisis

“Every time we have an economic downturn, there is a new attack on immigrants…”

Bernanke's Biggest Bailout

One Case Against BP, Wall Street, and War

Disorganization at Banks Causing Mistaken Foreclosures

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

Bound for America

Latino Giant to Change US Politics

Keeping people hopeless and pessimistic

Will Hollywood Go the Way of Enron? Derivatives Come to the Movies

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 Cloud Over Jerusalem

Travellers stranded as flights grounded by ash cloud

A Step in the Right Direction

Headquarters? It's a big building where generals meet, but that's not important.

I Wish My People Would Learn

Deregulation is really the decriminalization of fraud.

Killer-Coke Hits the Screens

Chicago and Nation March for Immigration Reform on International Workers' Day

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.

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

There's No Way Like The American Way

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

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.

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?

The Legality of Terrorizing Civilians with Drone Warfare

Private Profits vs Public Health

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

The Death of Self-Interest Fundamentalism

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

Welcome to Arizona This is What Apartheid Looks Like


"Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black"

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

Chimps' emotional response to death caught on film

Chernobyl - 24 years on

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.

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

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.

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

The Improbability Pump

Breaking the Banks

Cheating US Workers

Are we safe yet?

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

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

Remembering Fascism: Learning From the Past

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

Waiting for C. Wright Mills

Financial Reform Is Good; Firing Bernanke Would Be Better

Postal savings system

Crimes Against The Public Interest

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

Hamlet Soliloquy

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

Chomsky Warns of Risk of Fascism in America

Ill Fares the Land

"Power Yields Nothing Without Demand"

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

Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy.

“A Talk to Teachers” By James Baldwin

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

Union-Busting = Death

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

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

The Problem Is Civil Obedience

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

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

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

The Cult of "Personal Responsibility"

'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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