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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'


“Compassion was the chief and, perhaps the only law of all human existence.” From The Idiot, p 263 trans. David Magardhack, Penguin Classics 1955

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

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“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

Germany is held up by deficit hawks as an ideal for other, less successful economies such as Spain's to emulate. Big mistake

Blair's flawed and self-serving analysis

Claim for Native Title Threatens Jewish State Bedouin Land Fight

Jacques Satisky & Dr. Seymour Melman 05-17-89 Original air date

A Speech for Endless War

Patient, quiet listening; a quality to which all of us ought to aspire.

American Politics is Getting All Koch'ed Up

Turn on, tune in and drop out

Lately, the hysteria over deficits in the United States has definitely brought back memories of that march to war [in Iraq]....

The Food Safety Shell Game

Oilsands boosts toxic metals in Athabasca watershed: study

A Grisly Form of Stability - What Is the US Legacy in Iraq?

Battlefield stereotypes that were fed to young minds

Oliver Stone’s new documentary ‘South of the Border’ chronicles the emergence of progressive governments in Latin America

Give Me That Old Time Racism

The new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary will be online-only.

Seventy-Two Migrants Massacred, Latest Victims of Neo-liberalism

Less Work, More Life

Acceptance of inequality rests on assumptions that 'free markets' make us all richer in the end. Growth figures tell it differently

Warning: Why Cheaper Money Won't Mean More Jobs

Three Ways of Meeting Oppression

Ed Miliband: ‘We need to raise taxes for the better-off’

A Pointless Waste of Money - Pierce the Housing Bubble

Shoot the workers

Postal Workers march to save six-day service

Working class people have internalised the measuring rod of neoliberalism, the shame of ‘failure’ and the worship of ‘success’.

Is the US Pulling the Plug on Iraqi Workers?

Out of the darkness, images of hope from Chile's trapped miners

Stage set for union election at Delta

They’re running the best sort of con game, the one where the con artist believes his own bullshit.

Humanity must preserve itself in order to live for thousands of years

Countering the cuts myths

It’s a matter of class war, not individual character traits.

Stupid or Evil ?

The US isn't leaving Iraq, it's rebranding the occupation

Telling the union that the reason it’s screwing the workers out of their money is because it has a greater obligation—i.e., to maximize shareholder returns.

Myth of liberal Hollywood and the power of entertainment as propaganda.

Revelations of Rot: Behind Baseball's Corporate Crime Wave

Floods for Pakistan; Floods of Money For its Leader

Exclusive: Anti-war veterans halt Fort Hood deployment to Iraq … for 10 seconds

Calif. Hotel Walk-Off Strike Continues New Wave of Worker Militancy

Happy Women's Suffrage Day!

Islamophobia: the new antisemitism

The Plunge inJuly New Home Sales Was Not Due to the Expiration of the Tax Credit

“Take the Badger Bus”

Revenge of the Deficit-Haters - Death and Taxes

On 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage, a look at Wisconsin women who played a big role in suffrage movement

He's Not Only Offensive; He's Ignorant! - The Odious Alan Simpson

The median hourly wage has barely grown, if you take inflation into account.

The transformation of Latin America is a global advance

NYT Ends Separation of News and Editorial Section in Attack on Social Security

Facing jail, the unarmed activist who dared to take on Israel Baroness Ashton 'deeply concerned' at court's ruling in case of West Bank protest

Covert Operations

Labor Says Mott's Apples Are Rotten to the Core

Paraguay: Americas Social Forum Continues Struggle to Dismantle Neoliberalism

Charles And David Koch Exposed For Insidious Role In Crafting The Modern Right

Billionaire Brothers Charles & David Koch Have Quietly Given More Than $100 Million to Right-Wing Causes

The Barrenderos of Mexico City

On Still Not Owning a Credit Card

Egyptians prepare for life after Mubarak

600 Sign Up for Campaign of Disobedience Smuggling Palestinians

Even the little dog was not spared by Cromwell

An Army of Contractors

The Great Depression Continues As Predicted

We’re still in one long Big Dipper.

Whose Recovery? What Double Dip?

Economists With a Clue Were Not Surprised by the July Plunge in Home Sales

"A Bloody Slush" The Man Behind the Egg Scandal

Drink of water before meal aids weight loss

It's Silly Season at the NYT

In keeping with its housing policy to date, it seems intent on taking the worst possible course.

Social Security: The Republicans Are Right

Deflation and Waiting Consumers

Maybe that is why the term “Boston Tea Party” did not enter the American lexicon until 1834 – three generations after the act of vandalism it was invented to glorify.

A Permanent Moratorium

Clearing the Air on States’ Rights

Costa Rica: US Warships Cause Unease

Nature can improve our computers

Prosecutors defend WikiLeaks warrant U-turn

Swedish prosecutors withdraw arrest warrant, saying accusations against 39-year-old lacked substance

US troops say goodbye to Iraq

Iraq War Vet Camilo Mejía: US Withdrawal Plan Marks "Privatization of Military Occupation"

Housing Crisis, System Failure

But the usual suspects want to fool you.

Iceland set to become a press freedom haven

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

Urging Americans to Boycott Target

By reasserting a notion of democracy that rejects the concept of passive citizenry, it will be possible to resurrect the concept of an expansive social contract that views economic equality and difference as inseparable from political democracy.

Holding the line against Honeywell

The “Declaration of Rights” the Universal Negro Improvement Association issued on August 13, 1920 blasted the “use of the term “nigger” as applied to Negroes.”

The Washington Post, Which Is Projected to Go Bankrupt In Coming Years, Misreports Social Security

France pushes forward Roma deportations: 'They are trying to get rid of us all'

Chronology of a Bizarre Controversy

Living in our sewer: Now Atlantic is found to have huge 'garbage patch'

Lugar's Strategic Leak

Whacking the Middle Class

An eye for an eye - Allies of NATO- A cruel people

"I felt like a snake oil salesman without snake oil."

Hurricane Katrina: The storm that shamed America

Unseen photos of The Beatles go on show

Visiting Gerardo

REA 25th Year Celebration 50 years On

Xenophobia Runs Rampant

Israeli Loyalty Oaths

Leave New Labour orthodoxies behind

The End of Prison-Based Gerrymandering in New York

Does Thomas Friedman Have to Talk to "Senior Economic Policy Makers" to Get So Many Things Wrong?

The Neoliberal Attack on Social Security

Tests show oil is affecting phytoplankton and staying on seabed

On Soccer and Bullfighting

"Wherever you come near the human race there's layers and layers of nonsense."

Cheers for the Colombian Court for Scratching Treaty

Bassam Aramin's search for justice

Obama Has Opened Pandora's Box Which Party Poses the Real Risk to Social Security's Future?

Abbey Lincoln: Singer and actress who became a champion of the civil rights movement

New Rules Favor Former IDF Soldiers - Racist Universities?

States of Paralysis: America's Surrender to the Spectacle of Terror

An estimated 85% of new drugs offer few if any new benefits while having the potential to cause serious harm due to toxicity or misuse, a study has concluded.

Ben Bernanke: Wall Street's servant

Sometimes events conspire to make you think that things are worse than you imagined.

The Detention of Donna Shalala - Second-Class Citizens

Denmark Is Not Having Trouble Paying for Its Welfare State

The Public Pension Outrage and Alan Greenspan's Pension

Still Living Under Tarps - Failing Haiti

Soldier Who Found Rocket Launcher at WikiLeaks Scene Says No Attack Was Being Planned

Kettlewell: A village of scarecrows

Ramadan Kareem: From the Netanyahu and Obama Administrations - The Message of the Bulldozers

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

How the Defense Industry is Hosing Obama and the Taxpayer ... Again

Mid-life stress 'increases dementia risk'

WikiLeaks 'will not be threatened' by Pentagon

What Social Security Can Teach Us About the Future of Health Care

CMD Calls For Federal Investigation of Health Insurers

Even the criminals have fallen on hard times in America's poorest city as the long-term unemployed struggle to keep a grasp on normality

The Gift That Keeps Giving Chernobyl's Million Dead

Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln dies at age 80

Our language has a way of turning women into men

How you can help free an outstanding young American journalist imprisoned for reporting on human rights abuses

Behavioural differences between the sexes are not hard-wired at birth but are the result of society's expectations, say scientists

Prime minister says impact of the floods is as bad as 1947 partition from India

The Racist Assault on the 14th Amendment

We need to discover the real Florence Nightingale 100 years after her death

Sitting Down, Chicago Hotel Workers Rise

The Case of the Mysterious Disappearers

After Over Four Decades, Justice Still Eludes Family of 3 Civil Rights Workers Slain in Mississippi Burning Killings

A Brilliant Photographer

We are wrong about being wrong

What They've Been Up to is No Secret Pakistan and the Taliban

The Perseids meteor shower

Judge Lifts Stay on Overturning California Gay Marriage Ban

Gay marriage can go ahead in California – if no one objects, says judge

Airport chaos looms after strike vote

Iraq tries to play down general's remarks over US withdrawal

Wells Fargo faces larger suit on overdraft fees

Law, Journalism and the Power of Social Media

The Rise of America's Idiot Culture: The Muslim Community Center at Ground Zero: a Manufactured Controversy

"Gaming the System": Study Details How Big Banks are Avoiding Lending Obligations Under Community Reinvestment Act

The Vast Majority of Small Businesses Have Nothing To Fear From the End of the Bush Tax Cuts

Ecologist says radioactive particles from trees and plants burnt by summer fires in Chernobyl fallout area could be carried for hundreds of miles by winds

Jimmy Reid: Inspirational trade unionist who led the work-in at Upper Clyde which reversed government policy on the docks

Social Security Trust Fund: It's Real

Slang dictionary of 17th-century London revealed

This abrogation of voting rights is referred to as “disenfranchisement.”

Blaming Teachers and Firefighters, Not Wall Street Tycoons - Economists Without a Clue

So, let's be really, really clear. The deficit hawks don't give a damn about the living standards of our children and our grandchildren

Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon - A War on Wikileaks?

Speculators Don't Eat Grain

Israel and Saudi Arabia to Buy Advanced War Planes - The US Arms Bonanza in the Middle East

This Economy Stinks, Yes it Does

Antibiotics' efficiency wanes due to global spread of drug-resistant bacteria

It’s the same old song

"The US remains hostile"

Neo-liberalism’s attack on Camden

To Viktor go the spoils: how Hungary blazes a trail in Europe

The Permanent War System Rolls On - Serial Denial on Iraq and Afghanistan

Latin American Historian Greg Grandin on Colombia After Álvaro Uribe

Olmert and the Jackals

John McDonnell MP assesses Ralph Miliband’s socialist vision

What Landmark Proposition 8 Ruling Means for the Future

Silliness About the Risks of Deflation

Want to hold Big Oil accountable, protect the environment and employ Gulf residents who have been hit hardest by the Deepwater spill?

Nagasaki 65 Years Later: A Look Back at the Censored Dispatches of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist George Weller

The Universal Meaning of Nagasaki (August 9)

Worker-Owned Cooperatives: The Work We Do is the Solution

Los Angeles rediscovers its river

Historian Tony Judt, 62, Dies After Battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease


We mourn the death of Tony Judt, a friend and longtime contributor to The New York Review.

The Outspoken Ozzie Guillen

Robot to explore mysterious tunnels in Great Pyramid

The AIG Bailout Scandal

Is Haiti Falling Through the Cracks?

Greenspan, Rubin and Herbert Hoover

What a boar.

"Major George" and Israel's Abu Ghraib

Alma Brown in Martin Ritt's contemporary western, Hud

I support the call for a movement of resistance against cuts, but it can't just be an echo chamber for the left's usual suspects

What State Officials Don't Want Arizona School Children to Know

Tony Judt: 1948–2010

Well how'd you become king then?

US 'culture of vengeance'

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama - Nuclear Carriers on the Move

Fidel Castro warns Obama against attack on Iran

Pete Seeger from The American Ruling Class

A call to the President of the United States

"No, not if we persuade him not to."

Tom Ridge Joins the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Natural Gas Gold Rush

Alerta Fidel consecuencias terribles de una guerra nuclear

Ken Livingstone: 'Boris said we have to work into our eighties – I'm helping out'

Instead the event will more likely resemble an endless tape loop of a porno video for fat fetishists shot in a zero gravity chamber.

Russia claims U.S. breaches nonproliferation obligations

Butcher of Buchenwald in an Egyptian paradise

US government lying about oil spill cleanup

Jewish hardliners crack down on fun in Israel

Classic salade Niçoise recipe

The New York Times declared class war against school teachers and custodians

War on drugs: why the US and Latin America could be ready to end a fruitless 40-year struggle

This is a ruling class vendetta against the working class

Israel was on its own side before border clash

Our favourite Miliband

Job Loss Sends Employment Ratio Downward

Historian Tony Judt dies aged 62

'This is one of the worst diseases on the Earth'

The worship of the private sector and… the cult of privatization

Is there a man or woman in America today who is willing to stand at noon in the public square and claim that demands to bomb, invade, and occupy other people's countries have anything to do with human liberation?

Starving for Justice: Mexican Electricity Workers Set Record for Hunger Strikes, But Don't Get Their Jobs Back

An apology fatally devalued by the passage of 65 years

Not Crushed, Merely Ignored

Why has Lebanon ended up as the graveyard of so many invaders?

"There are 869 different forms of lying, but only one of them has been squarely forbidden. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." Twain didn’t say "obedient neighbor!"

The Big Lie - Venezuela and Labor

An exhibition documenting the impact of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

How Disney Magic and the Corporate Media Shape Youth Identity in the Digital Age

The time to organise resistance is now

Americans Want to Soak the Rich

""this crusade ... is going to take a while" - G W Bush

Seventy years after Winston Churchill's greatest wartime address, Robert Fisk reflects on the power of words, the problem with famous speeches – and why the best quotes aren't in history books

The Wikileaks Afghan War Diary

"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man." Thomas Paine: The terms “gentiles” and “non-Jews” in the book are widely understood as references to Palestinians.

It's a shell game for gutting the welfare state and redistributing wealth upward.

Strengthen Social Security Coalition Puts Both Parties on Notice

New Economic Study: If People Don't Eat Chicken, They Will Starve to Death

"Youth in a Suspect Society" (Audio Interview)

Neocon Nutballs Ramp Up Campaign Bomb Iran?

"Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love"

To preach austerity as the solution to depression is the equivalent of drilling holes in your head to cure your migraine while dismissing aspirin as for wusses

Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, says his work is based on the "ancient vision" of uncovering the truth.

“Traditionally in America, when the working class starts suffering, instead of connecting together and looking upwards at the cause of the problem, they look sideways or downwards for who to blame.”

Navigate the full range of reports, multimedia, analysis and interactive tools on the leak of 90,000 internal US military memos

The Hidden Foreclosure Crisis - The Predatory Nature of Home Loan Modifications

“The most effective anti-poverty program ever invented was the labor union.” —George Meany

"Transparent Government Tends to Produce Just Government"

"WikiLeaks Is Not One Person...We Are All the Threat"–Hacker Magazine Editor Says WikiLeaks Is Bigger Than Julian Assange

Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny

American empire's slow descent into barbarism

Olympia Food Co-op Boycotts Israeli Goods

WikiLeaks on Afghan War: What Greg Mitchell wants you to know

Afghanistan war logs: the unvarnished picture

Afghanistan: The War Logs

Afghanistan war logs: our selection of significant incidents

Julian Assange on the Afghanistan war logs: 'They show the true nature of this war'Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, explains why he decided to publish thousands of secret US military files on the war in Afghanistan

U.S. Intelligence planned to destroy WikiLeaks, 18 Mar 2008

For its entire existence the U S of A has been at war. Can the U S of A survive without being at war?

The U.S. State Department is secretly funneling millions of dollars to Latin American journalists, according to documents obtained in June under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Captive Minds, Then and Now

Charity is the vice of unequal systems

Howard Zinn: "The Bomb

Part II: Social Security Under Attack: Cuts Proposed, Higher Retirement Age Suggested

Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer - Redemption Songs

Pushing for Living Wages and Jobs for All Labor Fights Back

When the message is true, demonize, demonize, and demonize the messenger. –Matt Drayton

Were not smart; we're not kind

Damaging Video Released: Netanyahu: I Deceived the US to Destroy Oslo Accords

The American State Media

"There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth." - Charles Dickens

How to Survive the Crisis (Organize!)

The income of the average working man flattened out in '73 and never went up in spending ability.

Wanted by the CIA: The man who keeps no secrets

They're all grovelling and you can guess the reason

The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War now looms on the horizon

Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Resentenced to 10-Year Term—Nearly Five Times Her Original Sentence

We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.” - General Omar Bradley

When one reads Bibles, one is less surprised at what the Deity knows than at what He doesn't know. -- Mark Twain

"Contempt for Workers is the Religion of Elites"

How’s that for financial mumbo jumbo?

Anarchism and Nonviolence: Time for a "Complementarity of Tactics"

"Every political edict which is not based upon nature is wrong." Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, 1792

The Disappearing Intellectual in the Age of Economic Darwinism

Detroit gets growing

The goal should be a country where every neighborhood features

'Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.'"- Walter Cronkite

Beyond the dross

The Poverty Solution: Just Give Money to the Poor

Interview with Danny Glover

Jottings on The Conjuncture

A Fault Lines Interview with Danny Glover

"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." Frederick Douglass

Another World Is Possible, Another Detroit Is Happening

Tariq Ali, who is one of the screenwriters of Oliver Stone's new documentary

Stone's "Border" Shows Fall of South America's Berlin Wall

South of the Border

In the Service of the Rich

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.

Part II: "The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa."

"The Unspoken Alliance": New Book Documents Arms, Nuclear and Diplomatic Ties Between Israel and Apartheid South Africa

The Unspoken Alliance

Nuclear Offer to Apartheid Regime Blows Diplomatic Cover

Don't Stop The Carnival

It is not clear whether Mr. Bullard advocates more consumer indebtedness or higher unemployment,

The theft of a continent is not a closed chapter in human history

Hallalujah, the Whole World is Against Us!

People 'feeling more isolated and lonely'


Hunger strike in defense of work begins in Mexico

“Compassion was the chief and, perhaps the only law of all human existence.”

The Chicago Boys' Free Market Theology

Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

Below the Radar: HUD is Trying to Privatize and Mortgage Off All of America’s Public Housing

The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees

Report: Public Housing Works, When You Invest In It

National Lawyers Guild Urges U.S. Media to Cease Misrepresentation of Cuba’s Human Rights Record

“Obama’s Afghan-Pak Syndrome"

Galbraith: The danger posed by the deficit ‘is zero’

Strontium-90 found in soil at Vermont nuke plant

HUD is Trying to Privatize and Mortgage Off All of America’s Public Housing

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

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

"Lalena" and "Happiness Runs"

Antisocial parochialism

Humans emerged due to 'mass fish extinction'

And that’s how the breakroom got painted blue..

Closet Politics: Sanctimonious

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

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.

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

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

The danger posed by the deficit ‘is zero’

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

President of Cant

What Do Grassroots Organizers Actually Do When They Organize?

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

“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

Private Profits vs Public Health

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

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

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

Waiting for C. Wright Mills

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

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

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

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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