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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)

"But I have absolutely no choice. I cannot come, I do not want to come, and I am not coming." - Mike Leigh

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

An Atrocious Act

Looks can be deceiving.

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

Swing little girl

Milton Rogovin, a long life and an invaluable photographic legacy

The same question comes up every year: Why does a major U.S. city, the nation's seventh-largest, celebrate Mexico's independence from Spain

The U.S., he says, has always followed a path of political expediency, “at the cost of decency, justice and our clear, long-term interests.

America's Culture of Cruelty

…Life maybe be dreary, But never the same,


The Global Food Crisis - The Time Has Come to Do Something

The doom-sayers are becoming more fashionable just as experts are coming to the view it has all been one giant false alarm.

Some people will do anything to avoid blame

The real scandal is Blair's ignorance

Names of Hariri killing suspects handed to judge

The Degeneration of US Foreign Policy Why Aristide Should be Allowed to Return to Haiti

Into the Ditch and Into Default? Cutting Taxes is Killing the Economy

Beyond the Swindle of the Corporate University: Higher Education in the Service of Democracy

Wikileaks Cables on Israel's Gaza Onslaught

The brutal truth about Tunisia

The US military's "technophilia" and "fantasies of omnipotence" blur the distinction between surveillance and killing.

Investigation Into the War on WikiLeaks

My grandmother deserved a better ending than this

Song for Bradley Manning

Argentinian founding father recast as genocidal murderer

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Healing the Wound: From a Culture of Violence to a Place of Recognition

What Kind of Country Attacks Its Own Human Rights Groups?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The San Francisco Hotel Dispute

“Capitalism means large bribes for the best connected.”

Collateral Damage Three 9-Year Olds--RIP

Death penalty fears for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Julian Assange 'faces execution or Guantánamo detention'

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

Gabrielle Giffords is the victim of a debased political culture

'Rainbow Warrior' relaunched for the hi-tech age

Bringing the 'Bush Six' to justice

WikiLeaks demands Google and Facebook unseal US subpoenas

Icelandic MP fights US demand for her Twitter account details

US Seeks Twitter Info on WikiLeaks' Assange, Others

US congresswoman shot in the head

US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot at public meeting in Arizona

The forgotten martyrdom of Algeria's reporters

WikiLeaks attacks US trawl of members' web accounts

The American Way of Torture

A glimpse deep into a galaxy far, far away

The New Raid on Social Security - Heartless

Palestinian Protester’s Death Throws Spotlight on Movement Against Israeli Wall

Sticking the Taxpayer (Not the Banks) With the Tab

Satellite eye on Earth: December 2010

WikiLeaks: Secret whaling deal plotted by US and Japan

The Shameful Attack on Public Employees

Having stepped inside US prisons – both military and civilian – I can tell you there is nothing civilized about the penal institutions in the United States.

Six by Twelve

Democracy: de-moc-ra-cy, government by the people; the common people of a community, as distinguished from any privileged class

Everything about Guantanamo is shameful and sick – including the inability of President Obama to wipe it from the face of the Earth.

The Secrets of Wikileaks Julian Assange's Deal With the Devil

Censoring Mark Twain's 'n-words' is unacceptable

Did the US Really Give Saddam Fake OK to Invade Kuwait?

Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange Talk WikiLeaks

In the Twilight of the Social State: Rethinking Walter Benjamin's Angel of History

Green shoots December 2010: Dusk and dawn

The embarrassment of the US government is not that it has lost any real secrets but that it can no longer pretend that it does not know about the often criminal actions of its own forces, or the unsavory actions of its allies.

Venezuela vs. the Banks

And through it all, the good, hard-working, righteous people of America have believed mightily that their country always means

Take back some of those discretionary hours from the marketers and electronic entertainers. Devote them to shaping the future for you and your children.

Hugh Jidette and Hugh Janus Go to Washington

Postlethwaite's sense of his own personal responsibility here, combined with his wry realism, confirm what many already suspected: this was a man with real heart and humour, as well as tremendous talent

Don Was: John Sinclair - "Monks Dream"

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

Detroit in ruins Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city

The floods devastating a vast area of Australia were last night predicted to worsen with the threat of fresh heavy rainfal

Billy Bragg: Are you ready for the revolution?

2011: calling time on capitalism

Bombs make no moral distinctions where they fall

New Year’s Resolutions, 2011

Thomas Friedman can’t be bothered to do the handful of simple calculations that prove the futility of the biofuels madness.

Hello to 2011, Year of the Rabbit

The foreign minister, Celso Amorim, described Italy's response as "very strange".

This Boss Brings a Rifle to Work Workers will hand petition in on January 11. Sign the petition today!

Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, War and Resisting Government

A Concise History of the Rise and Fall of the Enviro Establishment How Green Became the Color of Money

Activism Highlights of 2010

Where you find administrative detentions,you are likely to find torture

Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault

Pair with access to transcript of comments by Bradley Manning deny they could help prosecution against Julian Assange

U.S. Wars Still Exacting a Huge Cost

Doorkeepers to the House of Lies - Out Lickspittle Press

Son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: "My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act—Here’s Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange"

The ACLU of Tenn. Accused of Terrorism

The Epidemic Can be Eradicated - The Fight Against Cholera

I wonder if Hillary Clinton really believes in the pompous invective that sprays from her lips with the rapidity of machine gun fire.

The Scandal of the Uninsured

WikiLeaks' lesson on Haiti

What Does It Say About Us? Killer Fires and the Homeless

The Women Who Gave Us Christmas

Obama and the Empire - The Latest Happy Face of the Ruling Class

Why Washington Won't Allow Democracy in Haiti

Jewish activist faces jail for West Bank resistance

There are truths far too big to be conveyed in one go'

Why I hate 'Little Britain'

The Empire Strikes Again

Castro's doctors and nurses are the backbone of the fight against cholera

The 1914 Christmas Truce: A Plum Pudding Policy Which Might Have Ended The War

The under-appreciated heroes of 2010

Excerpt from Michael Harrington, The Other America (NY: Macmillan Publishing Company 1962 )

Why Indefinite Detention By Executive Order Should Scare the Hell Out of People - Obama's Liberty Problem

Michael Whitney: Bradley Manning's Detention (Video)

Israel's Foolish Euphoria

I’m disheartened that resegregation of our schools is now an established fact.

Seeking New Clues to Cancer Risks From Atom Bomb - Tests Baby Tooth Science

Footage of Metropolitan police kettling at the student fees demonstration

Suspicious Activity Reporting

The plan, if implemented, would be a significant escalation in the nine-year war

Chris Hedges: Obama is a "Poster Child for the Death of the Liberal Class"

Chilli compound helps identify pain genes

The Commonwealth now pursues a policy of so-called “beneficial use” of combustion wastes (coal ash) from power plants and kilns by pouring these wastes down abandoned mines despite severe water pollution, toxic vapor and even fire dangers.

Saving Social Security: Stopping Obama's Next Bad Deal

The Torture of Bradley Manning

Lunar eclipse delight for sky watchers around the world

We feel an enormous obligation to set aside diplomacy and tell the truth

The tragedy of Algeria's 'disappeared'

Four in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism

Of Secrets a nd Mad DogsWikileaks and the First Amendment

Lunar eclipse in pictures

Fed Finally Forks Up Documents Showing It Funded Wall Street's Off-Balance Sheet Vehicle

Sarkozy's Strategy of Violence The French State Prepares for Class War

Stay out of trouble by not speaking to Western spies

Rising Threats and Retaliation - Hotel Workers Dig In

Why S/Sgt. R, USMC Got Ruined

Inside the Mortgage Monster

Kettle tactics risk Hillsborough-style tragedy – doctor

High street stores hit in day of action over corporate tax avoidance

Exposing the Futility of US Foreign Policy Wikileaks and the Free Press

Forgetting Bradley Manning

Swedish TV Video on Wikileaks

After 150 years, the Civil War still divides the United States

Medicare for All Is the Way Around Judge's Decision

A paralysed stroke victim and his wife argue that legislation preventing her from helping him to die violates his human rights

US officials regard European human rights standards as an "irritant", secret cables show

WikiLeaks faces 'very aggressive' investigation by US.- "what appears to be an illegal investigation ... certain people who are alleged to be affiliated to us have been detained, followed around, had their computers seized and so on".

Your right to protest is under threat Friends have started to say something they have never said before:

What the establishment chorus of praise misses is the impact on those on the receiving end of the specific policies Holbrooke crafted

The United States has apparently decided that it won't be able do anything on climate change until it drives a stake through the heart of Kyoto

Human rights judges condemn abortion law

The Rest of Us are on Our Own - Peter Orzag Goes to Citigroup

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wins bail - High-profile backers, such as socialite Jemima Khan, novelist Tariq Ali, campaigner Bianca Jagger and film-maker Ken Loach all offered to stand surety on his behalf.

"He will not be going back to that Victorian prison. He will not be going back to that cell once occupied by Oscar Wilde."

The big freeze of 1962

My husband, the conscientious objector, has his fate decided on Friday

Question of the Day: Holbrooke or Milosevic: Who is the Greater Murderer?

Dakota Indian among victims of mass execution may be pardoned

Why I'm sheltering Julian Assange, by Vaughan Smith

Remembering Richard Holbrooke

Julian Assange remains in jail as Sweden appeals against bail decision

A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Advice: You are Right to Remain Silent: Just Shut Up!

Just looking for a quick way to win quick votes

The Curious Case of Richard Holbrooke

Impressive Prison Strikes in Georgia

"We'll Know Success When We See It" Holbrooke's Afghan Benchmark

"What is Possible and What is Not" Single Payer and Professor Hsiao

10 Infamous Cases of Wrongful Execution

When the fire broke out, Haifa airport, where the fire-fighting planes were stationed, did not stock a single kilo of fire-retardant material.

The good that comes from revolt

"Bush Was Right to Go to War" Does Liu Xiaobo Really Deserve the Peace Prize?

Pilot Protests Underscore Passenger Safety

It's the name that counts, now that art is understood to be autobiography.

Whose Side is the White House On?

Route Irish - Extracts

$52bn of American aid and still Afghans are dying of starvation

Quietly Ticking Time Bomb in Fed Data

The WikiLeaks story was once about US cables. Now it's about sex.

Bolivian President Evo Morales at Cancún Climate Summit: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Diplomacy of Empire"

Evo Morales Promulgates Law That Lowers Retirement Age

Yet the struggle against this massive payroll robbery in America continues.

Elizabeth Edwards remembered for her wit, resolve

Justice Department Prepares for Ominous Expansion of "Anti-Terrorism" Law Targeting Activists

Christmas In Heaven

July 14, 2008 The Last Adventure Will Israel and / or the U.S. Attack Iran?

That is the massive US weapon supplies delivered to Israel , used to repeatedly and ferociously attack Lebanese civilians, killing more than 30,000, wounding more than 200,000, and displacing more than two million, during a quarter century of Israel’s use of American weapons against Lebanon.

Why can't a Palestinian woman tell her own story?

Reclaim the Commons

Gene Wilder - Pure Imagination

Imagine 25 FBI agents coming to your door at 7:00 in the morning and staying for ten hours and then leaving with 30 boxes of your belongings.

WikiLeaks may make the powerful howl, but we are learning the truth

'Our lives became something we'd never dreamt': The former Israeli soldiers who have testified against army abuses

Julian Assange supporters plan protests worldwide

An Open Letter to the Left Establishment

Passing the Torch

As Kyd Wake froze behind bars in his granite cell, in Paris on April 1796

The Greater Traitor

We should consider Wikileaks to be a literacy organization.

The "great Clegg betrayal"

Why Judicial Corruption is Invisible

Crissy Field Great Blue Heron

Cholera in Haiti

Anon Ops: a Manifesto

Oil giants squeeze Chávez as Venezuela struggles

Qatar's the star – and Washington is worried

Leonard Peltier Denied Eighth Amendment Rights

US government tells firms to pull plug on whistleblowing website as Hackers cause chaos with revenge attacks on Assange's 'enemies'

WikiLeaks vs The Machine: Now the war spreads to cyberspace

What Elizabeth Edwards Did for the Antiwar Movement

There's this old joke about the French Revolution.

Stop the Next Bad Deal: The Debt Ceiling Fight

Obama Caves--on Settlements

Julian Assange and his source indict the U.S. press

Obama's Capitulation on Taxes

Game Plan for a Flat Tax, Social Security Cutbacks and Austerity Obama's Sellout on Taxes

This case must not obscure what WikiLeaks has told us

Assange could face espionage trial in US

Selling Out New York City's Public Schools: Mayor Bloomberg, David Steiner and the Politics of Corporate "Leadership"

Detroit on Strike

Jemima Khan, the sister of Tory MP Zac Goldsmith, film director Ken Loach and veteran journalist John Pilger all offered to stand as surety for Assange.

Wikileaks under attack: the definitive timeline

The Arrest of Julian Assange Truth in Chains


"The Times' Account Seriously Distorted the Content"

Women are on the battle lines again, facing struggles at home and abroad. Here's one not scared to say that she's a feminist

Survival of the neutral - Ireland's Second World War

Julian Assange's lawyers say they are being watched - no dns use ip address for wikileaks

“there’s nobody who doesn’t deserve a piece of the pie”

Bernie Sanders Unearths the Fed’s Sordid Details

Unemployed Workers, Chris Lehmann & Thomas Frank, and the Big Float

On the Death Sentence

The President legitimizes everything the right has been saying.

Anyone who believes the US government about anything is the epitome of gullibility.

Getting off our knees?

Food Safety Victory for Small Farms

Now we know. America really doesn't care about injustice in the Middle East

Same Old Imperious U.S. Diplomats Wikileaks Comes to Latin America

Why Wikileaks Is Good for Democracy

Documents Show NYT and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"

Wikileaks and the Reactionary Impulse to Repress

Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership

Wikileaks and the New Global Order

"Open and Shut: The Case of the Honduran Coup," asserting that "there is no doubt" that the events of June 28 "constituted an illegal and unconstitutional coup."

Harvard scientists were surprised that they saw a dramatic reversal, not just a slowing down, of the ageing in mice

"Sovereign governments have a right to effectively do whatever they want," he said.

Evo Answers NATO

The new battle lines of protest as suppression of political protest becomes government's plan

After all, Americans, conditioned through decades of sensory bombardment, expect buying new products will bring happiness on earth

The 1968 allusion is not superficial: the images these girls are summoning, just as much as the van-smashers did, are pictures of revolution – the real thing, in its romantic and large-minded soixante-huitard form.

British Novelist John le Carré on the Iraq War, Corporate Power, the Exploitation of Africa and His New Novel, "Our Kind of Traitor"

Blueprint for a One-State Movement

Leonard Peltier Peace Island

Judith Butler on Edward Said The Marvels of Exile

The man who dares to take on Egypt's brutal regime

Famous Last Words - BP's Inside Game

Desperate fight to save the euro. Survival crisis for the single currency as fears of further bailouts rise in Spain, Portugal and Belgium

Lebanon, my Lebanon: A stirring new photography book sparks Robert Fisk’s memories

A Citizen's Counter Strategy - Ten Ideas to Starve the Wall Street Beast

Student protests: school's out across the UK as children take to the streets

Solving the Irish Crisis

Sarah Palin: 'We've got to stand with our North Korean allies'

Chavez leads fight for rights – and this time it's personal

The South had "recklessly provoked" yesterday's exchange by firing "dozens of shells" inside its territorial waters during military exercises, "despite repeated warnings".

Irish PM is forced to call election as €90bn bailout sparks unrest

Dreams Die Hard - QE2 as Self-Inflicted Wound

An American bribe that stinks of appeasement

Why Paul Krugman Waves the Flag for Uncle Sam

The Job Looters - 194 Years of Scabs

Be under no illusion, Nato is in no shape to make progress in this graveyard of empires

Encircling Russia, Targeting China NATO'S True Role in US Grand Strategy

Sweeping It Under the Rug - Hyatt's Dirty Safety Record

If you are Muslim, you call it "halal", and if you are Jewish you call it "kosher".

Use Your Executive Authority, President Obama

Free Speech On Trial

A Cry From Argentina: ‘Close Guantanamo’

A New Tide of Labor Militancy - Hotel Workers Rising

"Push Michael Moore Off a Cliff": Health Insurance Whistleblower Wendell Potter Details How the Industry Attacked Michael Moore’s Film Sicko

The grievances are legitimate. They have found deliverance in the ecstatic escape of unreason.

Mr Netanyahu may be prepared to risk a repeat of both such outcomes from these talks if it means he can avoid making any real concessions on Palestinian statehood.

Emma Goldman - J. Edgar Hoover’s "Intellectual Pervert"

Jean-Luc Godard was interviewed by Christian Jungen for NZZ on Sunday last week.

Vargas Llosa has been remarkably silent

The Coming Sell-Out to the Super Rich and What It Means for the Rest of Us

The Origin of America’s Intellectual Vacuum

The Online Learning Rip Off - Alienation 101

Civil liberties groups criticised for representing Anwar al-Awlaki, an Islamist cleric targeted by US for assassination

Soups and stews

Seventy percent of Americans believe we should commit crimes against humanity.

“If anyone understands me, then I wasn’t clear." ¬ Jean-Luc Godard

Unsafe Abortion: The Cost to National Health Systems

Grasping after certainty about gender roles has fostered some bad science and sterotyping that harms both sexes

"Haven't the rich suffered enough?"

Active Citizens to Demand Reform Around Country

Can I afford human freedoms and civil liberties?

State Murder: "in January, 1985, an agent of the FBI delivered nearly 38 pounds of C-4, a powerful military plastic explosive, to the Phila. Police bomb squad.

The Observer's veteran foreign correspondent Ed Vulliamy chooses history's most significant public demonstrations

Scandal of the Spanish Civil War mass graves

Canberra, Ankara and other 'fake' capitals

Barack Obama keeps pushing a Republican agenda

Haiti: Where is the UN? Where is the help?

Argentine Torture Survivor Patricia Isasa Tells of Her Struggle to Bring Her Torturers to Justice

Business Culture and the Death of Public Education: The Triumph of Management Over Leadership

Peace Vanishes on Veterans’ Day

Israel's Self-Destruction Re-Unifying the Palestinian Nation - one binational, democratic state for all Palestinians and Jews in historic Palestine.

Plan From a Parallel Universe - The Perverse Priorities and Fatal Flaws of the Deficit Commission Report

Clegg – the man who betrayed us all

It's the politics, stupid: why aid isn't the answer in Honduras

How Lebanon can't escape the shadow of Hariri's murder

The new politics: Student riot marks end of Coalition's era of consensus

There Is No Economic Justification for Deficit Reduction

Student protest: we are all in this together The occupation of Conservative party HQ is about so much more than fees. At last the country is beginning to fight back

After almost 100 years of apathy Lib Dems can hold their heads high – hated at last.

This election was all about: jobs.

Have We No Shame?

Deficit Commission Co-Chairs Ignore Economic Reality

Long-term Irish interest rates soar as austerity cuts seem to have failed to convince international investors

An estimated 52,000 people, according to the National Union of Students, marched through central London to display their anger over government plans to increase tuition fees while cutting state funding for university teaching

There has always been this idea that the Amazon was empty. The truth is that this hypothesis is not correct.

German feminist calls family minister 'hopeless' and 'incompetent'

The Progressive Magazine--now brought to you from the reddest state in the union.

How the International Community Failed Haiti - Haiti's Unnatural Disasters

All the evidence suggests the best public services are in countries that invest at a relatively high level over a sustained period of time.

Obama Should Create Jobs by Executive Order

SDFF 2010 Interview: Director Katherine Bruens (Corner Store)

I was honored when you asked me to join in celebrating Howard Zinn’s life and legacy.

They're trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge again

"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time." - Malcolm X

British Pathé archive: Ronald Reagan testifies at the House Un-American Activities Committe

Professor John Burn tells an audience at the Newcastle Science Festival about the effects of aspirin on the development of colon cancer in patients with familial polyposis

"Work Harder to Earn Less" - French Fury in the EU Cage

The Bizarre Worship of the Free Market

Staughton Lynd could have built an enviable career as an academic but for his conscience.

Reading Marx’s Capital with David Harvey

But I have absolutely no choice. I cannot come, I do not want to come, and I am not coming.

Mathematician whose fractal geometry helps us find patterns in the irregularities of the natural world

Life in Sector C

Upton Sinclair and the Origins of Mass-Media Campaigning

The Foreclosure Game - Tricks and Traps in the Fine Print.

30-hour workweek

The Undeserving Rich

I think we should talk about the undeserving rich

The U S of A has built the internment camps. Now it will use them. This fits hand-in-glove with the U S of A’s neoliberal policies.


Plans to nationalise the Vestey meat empire's Venezuelan estates are a blow to one of the UK's richest families

Harry Belafonte: Iraq & Afghanistan Wars Are "Immoral, Unconscionable and Unwinnable"

John Dewey said it brilliantly: He said that whatever the best and most privileged parents have for their kids should be the baseline for what we want for all kids. Anything less undermines our democracy.

How to Replace the War System

"Instead of playing dangerous games down the deep tube tunnels, the managers responsible for this lethal gamble with safety should be engaging in proper talks with the unions to resolve the issues at the heart of this dispute."

"I'm exhausted from defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now." - Velma Hart

European Neoliberals Raise Ante in War on Labor; Fateful Struggle Will Set Course for a Generation - "A Financial Coup d'Etat"

Ecuador Between Three Wagers

Female sexual dysfunction 'was invented by drugs industry'

Henry Red Cloud of Oglala Lakota Tribe on Native American Anti-Nuclear Activism, Uranium Mining, and the Recession’s Toll on Reservations

Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability

Gandhi's Wisdom

Steal From the Poor, Give to the Rich - The Redistribution of Wealth

Take money from ordinary workers -- a major sport in Washington.

A new study using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health finds no association between abortion and either depression or low self-esteem in teens within a year of terminating a pregnancy or five years later.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Neoliberalism and the For-Profit, Predatory Educational Industry: You Can't Regulate a Criminal Enterprise'

For-profit predatory colleges and universities prey on the homeless while hedge fund operators get busy shorting the sector’s stock: the next big economic bubble

"He Will Have to Live ’Til the Day He Dies with the Knowledge that He Is Guilty of a War Crime" - Tony Benn on Tony Blair

Slide Show: The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century, Part 3

Tariq Ali & Alexander Cockburn: War and Taxes (Video)

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity" - Simone Weil

Classified: Perverting Democracy by Preventing Disclosure

George Lakoff warns us about this and gives us methods to counter it

The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century, Part 1

The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century, Part 2

Net Neutrality, Free Speech and the Net

Black Men and the White Left

Suffocating the poor: a modern parable

Until they get home and can't remember their daughter's name.

Education Reconsidered: Beyond the Death of Critical Education

Remembering the US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused to Take Part in Torture

Less Work, More Life

The author of Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream was a compassionate writer who truly understood addiction.

Working people's disinterest in the two party system implies intelligence: millions of people understand that both the Democrats and Republicans will not represent their interests in Congress.

A man who lived by his word – and died by it

Talks need to deal with the root cause of the conflict, namely the illegal British occupation of Ireland..

Street Sweeper Social Club

The Venezuelan Economy: Media Sources Get It Wrong, Again

That $50 Billion "Infrastructure" Plan - Obama's Thatcherite Gift to the Banks

Class Implications of the Retirement Age

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.- Upton Sinclair

Two Multibillionaire Brothers Are Remaking America for Their Own Benefit

Ralph Miliband: The father of a new generation

"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks." -Malcolm X

Reprise: Dead Labor Marx and Lenin Reconsidered

The Language of American Fascism

The Stimulus Complex

Does Our Economy Really Have to Run on Fraud?

Ten reasons not to raise the retirement age

United States setting the stage for war in the Americas

Meet Obama's Deficit Commission Appointee David Cote - the Most Dangerous Man in America

Seven Key Facts About Social Security and the Federal Budget

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

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

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

Three Ways of Meeting Oppression

Shoot the workers

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

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 ?

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.

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

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.

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

The Neoliberal Attack on Social Security

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.

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

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

Well how'd you become king then?

US 'culture of vengeance'

Pete Seeger from The American Ruling Class

This is a ruling class vendetta against the working class

Our favourite Miliband

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?

"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 time to organise resistance is now

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

"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.

"Youth in a Suspect Society" (Audio Interview)

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

“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.”

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

"Transparent Government Tends to Produce Just Government"

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

"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.

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

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

“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.

Nuclear Offer to Apartheid Regime Blows Diplomatic Cover

Don't Stop The Carnival

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

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

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

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"

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

"Lalena" and "Happiness Runs"

Closet Politics: Sanctimonious

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

We live in a culture where 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!

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)

"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.

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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