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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

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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

Marx in Soho Brian Jones

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

There really is no safe level of radiation


"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

An injury to one is an injury to all

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!”

After the first death, there is no other.


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

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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


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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"

“Crises are, as it were, the irrational rationaliers of an always unstable capitalism”- David Harvey

How to cook: grilled mackerel with gooseberries and horseradish cream - video

Victims fear that only "perfect victims" could report rape and receive justice

Royals heckled by protesters in Montreal

Britain's rivers 'being ruined by demands of water companies'

Freedom Flotilla 2: Message in a Bottle.mp4

WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange and Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Žižek

How Iran wages its own global 'war on terror'

"These people (the Libyans) are able to one day take this battle ... to Europe, to target your homes, offices, families, which would become legitimate military targets, like you have targeted our homes,"

Non-Violent Protest Works – That's Why "The Audacity Of Hope" Is Being Held Up in Greece

Farewell Republic! Targeting Libya, Hitting the Constitution

Things You Should Know About Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson - Swedish Travesty of Justice

Cyrus Vance Jr seems to have decided he had no alternative but to torpedo his own case with this leak to the Times

How Massey Crucified Miners On a Cross of Coal

First the Syrians, then the Iranians, then the Libyans were the expedient culprits

Unions must rise to the challenge of the cuts by empowering local branches and developing wider civil society resistance

UN blames Hezbollah for Hariri bomb murder

Overworked America: The Great Speedup

The artists' artist: cinematographers Leading lensers choose their favourite living cinematographer

Rahm's Attack on Teachers Showdown in Chicago

The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education

How the demise of a trusted adviser could bring down Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We’ve Almost Lost Nebraska

Iran's war games go underground

New York State of Mind – Rights not Rites

How corporations award themselves legal immunity

Upon further investigation, it seems much more likely now.

A Warrior for Liberation A Fuse Called Geronimo

Washington, DC, is a Potemkin village of alabaster and marble

Adrian Gray is a professional stone balancer.

New Driver for the Teamsters

Clashes erupt amid Greek protests

The Missing Link Development and Migration

In the Land of Hope and Dreams

Genocide tribunal for four men in charge when 1.8 million Cambodians died may reveal awkward truths about role of West

Ahmadinejad seizes on America's retreat at 'anti-terror' conference

How many nails does it require to whack down forever the coffin lid on European social democracy?

One of the great mysteries of Spain's recent history may have been solved by a local historian from the southern city of Granada

So Much Pretty

What Happened to Media Coverage of Fukushima?

Bankers Gear Up for the Rape of Greece, as Social Democrats Vote for National Suicide

Words of wisdom from an Irish Renaissance man

Union Town Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman

Still Displaced by Disaster Haiti, 17 Months After the Quake

Michigan Residents File Lawsuit Challenging Emergency Law Installing Unelected City Managers

How Strauss-Kahn’s wife could buy his freedom

President Clinton pursued policies that in the long run created more damage to the American economy than any other president since Herbert Hoover

Our Bombing is Good for Them

6.7-magnitude quake shakes Pacific region devastated by tsunami in March, but no reports of any casualties

From Serbia to Libya: The Myth of Precision-Guided Coercion

Organizing on Wobbly Ground: Learning From "Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks"

Full Story of the Taliban's Amazing Jailbreak The Great Escape From Kandahar

Why Supermarket Tomatoes Suck

The Wars Come Home - The Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemic

Today, our power does not lie in a rigged judiciary.

Wal-mart Profits Come from Underpaid Working Women and Public Welfare

“More importantly, the rest of his story makes no sense either. The United States borrows from China, Japan and other countries because of our trade deficit, not our budget deficit.” Dean Baker

Organized Labor's Ultimate Weapons

'No wonder they were rioting in Damascus. This was insulting both to the living and to the dead'

Clarence Clemons "Jungleland" solo

In Memory: Clarence Clemons

Farmers in Africa are being driven off their lands

An Appreciation: Clarence Clemons

Stop the Bombing of Libya

The former US president says we are morally obligated to act, and should do so more urgently and effectively

Lies, damn lies, and reports of battlefield atrocities

We can't tell the victims to leave mass graves in peace


Anti-war campaigner Brian Haw dies

“A Moment in the Sun”: An Extended Interview with Independent Filmmaker, Author John Sayles

OK, now what?

The Bush administration's CIA smear campaign

"He died doing what he loved."

Obama’s future in balance as the US economy tanks

How Could This Have Ever Happened? Union Busting in Wisconsin

FBI to Expand Domestic Surveillance Powers as Details Emerge of Its Spy Campaign Targeting Activists

Global Economic Agenda Hits a Roadblock in Greece

Cervical cancer vaccine a success, says Lancet report

Macroeconomic Changes Have Helped Increase Growth, But Much More is Needed - Brazil Breaks From the Neoliberal Era

The Big Lies Fly High - Fukushima and the Nuclear Establishment

Formaldehyde Added to “Known Carcinogens” List Despite Lobbying by Koch Brothers, Chemical Industry

Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuclear Plant

Japan Admits 3 Nuclear Meltdowns, More Radiation Leaked into Sea; U.S. Nuclear Waste Poses Deadly Risks

A Real Conspiracy in Action Bloody Sunday, the Ongoing Cover-Up

I saw these brave doctors trying to save lives – these charges are a pack of lies

Swat the flies and tell the truth – live on al-Jazeera

"It is just as criminal to rob a man of his right of speech as it would be to rob him of his money."

The Penalties of Overkill Understanding Counter-Insurgency

The people vs The President

Will France Tidy Up After Housekeeper Charges?

Game Change in Peru? Humala's Big Win

Revealed: the untold story of the deal that shocked the Middle East

'They are trying to keep me destabilised. Anybody who says anything is in danger

The dumping ground for despots welcomes another

Arab Spring claims its third despot

Trichet Threatens Greece with Iron Heel Europe's New Road to Serfdom

What Does the ICC Stand For? The Imperialist Crime Cover-Up

US house price fall 'beats Great Depression slide'

Who cares in the Middle East what Obama says?

On The Concatenation In The Arab World

Massive nationwide protests call for an immediate end to nuclear energy

What Manuel Zelaya's return means for Honduras

Gil Scott-Heron, songwriter and poet, dies aged 62

Week after week President Barack Obama trumpets Uncle Sam's virtues and dispenses homilies to other nations on how to behave themselves and honour freedom and democracy

Breakup of the Eurozone?

After the crash: the pauperisation of middle-class America

Fukushima and the Radioactive Sea

So, What Exactly is "Exceptional" About the American Empire?

Uneasy times in Lebanon as Syrian revolt simmers

Mississippi river floods – pictures

Nostalgia for the Light

Was DSK Stitched Up?

The IMF after DSK With Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation, it's time to take stock of his legacy – and the limits of his reform of the fund

Fukushima's Apocalyptic Threat

Violence 'used to force Shia out' of Sunni kingdom

Challenging the Government for 30 Years

A vain and cowardly man, he will talk about the West's "friends" in the Middle East

Lots of rhetoric – but very little help

Who Ordered the Kent State Shootings?

David Cameron, the NHS and a £400,000 yacht

Bombing a Peace Conference: Did NATO Massacre Libyan Religious Leaders?

Wisconsin: Labour’s last stand

Israel in a Strategic Dead End

'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story'

Targeting Infrastructure War Crimes and the Bombing of Libya

French Leftists See Silver Lining Weep Not for Strauss-Kahn

More Protests Blossom in Wisconsin

The Democrats' Attack on Unions

‘Radical Rosary Mystery Tour’ through Dublin, a procession behind a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the slogan, “NO QUEEN... But Mary Queen of Heaven – single mother, refugee, role model for a revolutionary!”

Obama Upstaged by E2 Dublin Locked Down for the Visits of the Century

The Cases of Libya and Ivory Coast : The Repsonsibility to Protect

Not Even a Bleat, Mrs. Clinton?

Pakistan may cut Nato's Afghan supply

Ten Lessons From Chernobyl And Fukushima

Why no outcry over these torturing tyrants?

Not Legal, Not Effective The Torture Con

The Meaning of the Madison Movement - Which Way Wisconsin?

It’s wondrous what two bullets to the head of an unarmed man will do for a president

James Galbraith about why the doomsday predictions on the debt ceiling are wrong.

Scott Walker's School Voucher Overreach

City of Brookfield Ballot Bags Found "Wide Open" in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Bankruptcy or Democracy?

No Time for Dancing in the Streets

Pusillanimous Obama - US opens grand jury hearing

Why Greece Should Reject the Euro

"The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World"

Last year alone, 51 Colombian labor activists were murdered, many of them by what were reported to be government-sponsored death squads.

Why It Violated International Law - Assassinating Bin Laden

For Washington, WikiLeaks' Real Crime Is Public Humiliation.

Reading Rosa

Canada must believe in great ideals. She will have to solve . . . the most difficult of all problems, the race problem.

Beyond Foreclosuregate - It Gets Uglier

If Osama bin Laden had been tried by a sober, international panel of jurists, we might have found out about US complicity in the making of him

Small loans were meant to spell the end of Indian poverty. Instead, they reinforce it

Jack Layton's New Democrats have come from nowhere to challenge the ruling Conservatives

The Drug War Can't Be Improved, It Can Only be Ended Beyond Solidarity

Truth and reconciliation? It won't happen in Syria

Vermont Leads the Way on Health Care

A Volcano of Lies

War on Want: Poverty is political

Killing the Golden Goose

Fueling Hatred and Revenge The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

Is Shane Bauer really an enemy of Iran?

Frank Barat asked well known artists and journalists to each send one question that they'd like to ask Noam.

Get Ready for a Global Growth Slowdown

The International Assault on Labor

The al-Qa'ida leader knew he was a failure. Now US has turned him into martyr

If this is a US victory, does that mean its forces should go home now?

Was he betrayed? Of course. Pakistan knew Bin Laden's hiding place all along

We will never cease our struggle until we bring down Assad'

I may need 'space' to get over this linguistic crime

Japan Callously Puts Thousands of Kids in Harm's Way Radiation for Children's Day

The West and Libya Selective Vigilantism

NATO in Libya A Fire That Could Burn Everyone

Out of Syria's darkness come tales of terror Witnesses who fled across the Lebanon border tell our writer what they saw

Self-Reliance from Essays: First Series (1841) Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a system of economic and social control.

Obama and the nutballs: They won’t give up easily

Nice day for a revolution: Why May Day should be a date to stand up and change the system

This comes as a surprise as the defendants were not allowed any lawyers in court and we did not know what was going on.

3rd Circuit Appeal Ruling Favoring Abu-Jamal

AV's not perfect, but we need it for plurality

Mark Wright died at work, in an accident that could have been prevented. Yet the Prime Minister's cuts to the Health and Safety Executive will cost more lives

US government doctors who cared for the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay deliberately concealed or ignored evidence that their patients were being tortured, the first official study of its kind has found.

If the rumours and conspiracies are true, then President Assad's regime is on the road to civil war

Daniel Ellsberg: Bradley Manning Charges Should Be Dismissed After Obama Declares Accused Army Whistleblower "Broke the Law"

Counter-Insurgency Deceptions in Iraq and Afghanistan - The Myth of Humanitarian Catastrophe

Spinning the Hospital Union Election

At the Limits of Neo-Liberal Politics - Disappearing Youth

I Dare You: Put Sewage Sludge in Your Mouth

'Queen is 'not wanted on Irish soil'

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which established authorities are wrong. - Voltaire

Washington on the Rocks: An Empire of Autocrats, Aristocrats and Uniformed Thugs Begins to Totter

Guantánamo Bay files lift lid on world's most controversial prison

Shifting blame to Lebanon may be the method in Assad's madness

Nuclear waste: Keep out – for 100,000 years

The Labour thinker puts a restored faith in working-class values at the heart of a project for the party's renewal

But what if the spirit of rebellion spread to Iran?

Obama Takes the Cape

US launches first drone attacks to break deadlock with Gaddafi

Was the Civil War worth it? Might slavery have died out anyway, as it did in Brazil?

The regimes are rallying their forces. Is the tide turning against Arab freedom?

US Intelligence Veteran Defends Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks

Praise for Kloppenburg for Demanding a Recount

The Credit Rating Hoax

Hu Jintao’s message to Fidel

Why is it happening? Why all the volatility? Is oil getting scarcer, leading to price increases?

Bob Herbert: Still Working the Beat of Left-Out People

Progressive Radio Steve Early

A Democracy Deficit - Tyranny of the Central Bankers

Kloppenburg Makes Right Call on Recount

Japan has declared a 12-mile area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone

At least one economist burst out laughing on hearing about the S&P announcement. “They did what?”

Radioactive spills and breakdown revealed at British nuclear plants

Can President Assad do what it takes to cleanse his corrupt regime?

An Interview with Franklin Lamb The Arab Awakening, the Future of Israel and the Role of Islam

And on top of the U.S. Treasury Department sits Goldman Sachs.

Armadillo Kill Teams, and the Savagery of War

Deflation is Right Around the Corner

The South, however, has yet to address, as through a South African style “Truth and Reconciliation” process, its crimes against humanity. It would be an important first step.

“A Day Without Workers”

Furious Greeks press for country to default on debt

The concept of "just following orders" is still invoked

A legacy of light from the sorrow of death

Kucinich Makes Walker Look Like a Monkey

Shut Them All Down - Sayonara Chernobyl! Hello Fukushima!

Aborigines to block uranium mining after Japan disaster

Radioactive Human Embryos: Our Nuclear Legacy?

All would suffer from Chairman Ryan’s budget cuts

“We need to make the state ungovernable,” he said

What Now, Wisconsin?

Hans Hofmann once wrote: "In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light."

Scientists believes the damage runs much deeper

Meet the families whose lives have been ruined by gas drilling

Japan nuclear crisis upgraded to Chernobyl level

Radiation Detected in Milk, Air and Water

Lessons from COINTELPRO

Japan raises nuclear alert level to seven

Wisconsin Common Cause: Count Every Vote

Nuclear researchers in Vienna say radiation from Japan spread throughout the entire Northern Hemisphere in the first two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami.

Latin America shakes off the US yoke

Battles rage as African leaders claim Gaddafi is intent on peace

Sellafield, Cumbria - Hell?

The Wisconsin Way is the only way forward.

Kaiser and SEIU Flouted the NLRB Rules: An Appeal to Overturn the Kaiser Election

Arguably, this novel became one of the few books that really change the world

The economic rift between rich and poor in America is deepening

Wisconsin: How a 'win' portends potential losses for the GOP

The Link Between War and Big Finance

First man in space: A 50-year-old feat remembered

Bradley Manning: top US legal scholars voice outrage at 'torture'

Iceland rejects repayment deal again

Icelandic voters reject Icesave debt repayment plan

"When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results." - Calvin Coolidge

Wisconsin election certification on hold to probe Irregularities in Waukesha Co.

Beware men of power who turn to writing books

Will Iceland Vote No or Commit Financial Suicide

Inside the world’s most incredible cookbook

The shady men backed bythe West to displace Gaddafi

Ah, Wisconsin, the civilized, clean-government, open-meetings state. How we miss you.

Kathy Nickolaus in Waukesha forgot to save? Really?

Don't you see that they must capture the government in order not to be restrained too much by it? Must capture the government? They have already captured it.”

84% in Madison Vote against Citizens United! First City in the Nation to Do So

Joining 350.Org: The Next Phase

Rigging the Tax Code to Profit From Disasters

We're not being told the truth on Libya

Fukushima USA:

A Slow Agonizing Death

Serving the Needs of Others: A Conversation With Kathy Kelly

Middle East Nonviolent Uprisings Need a Bit More Time

Five rebels 'killed in Nato strike in Libya'

David Cameron's Gift of War and Racism, to Them and Us

The first time we met Juliano was in late May 1992 in the northern Palestinian town of Jenin.

Wisconsin’s Elections Were a Referendum on Walker

Serbs and Dissident Albanians Kidnapped and Murdered

The delusion of a classless America

Court Race Throws a Spanner in the Works of Wisconsin Wingnuts

Let's get our messaging straight: KLOPPENBURG WINS!!!

Abele defeats Stone for Milwaukee County executive

Embryonic stem cells from mice have been transformed into a rudimentary eye, raising hopes of growing parts of the human eye to investigate and treat blindness

Obama's Sophistry on Nuclear Power

Kloppenburg Victory

Representative Ryan Proposes Medicare Plan Under Which Seniors Would Pay Most of Their Income for Health Care

How The "U-Word" Exposes the Anti-Choice Movement

'No Safe Levels' of Radiation in Japan

Let the images of war speak for themselves

Europe's twilight zone As the world looks to Libya, a refugee crisis unfolds

Wal-Mart -- It's Alive!

Neo-Liberal Interventionism America's Libyans

Danny Glover: World’s Workers Fighting Back

We teach children to be inquisitive, so that they will become accustomed to obeying reason: not authority like the feebleminded, or custom like fools. He who does not know, anyone can deceive. He who does not have, anyone can buy. - Simón Rodríguez

Egypt: the Revolution That Was Not - A Post-Modern Coup d'Etat?

Battling the Beast

Policy Without a Purpose - The Macho Men Are Wrong on Social Security

The Mire of Shame

The Strategic Alliance Between Algeria and the US

Assad: The Arab Spring stops here

No Flaw in His Model ... Old Time Religion Was Right After All

Mind the Gap - Deconstructing Nuclear Experts

The Unfolding Crisis in Libya

Such ploys may succeed for a time but the day of the classic Arab security state is surely over.

Radiation in seawater may be spreading in Japan

"March for the Alternative"

We want to show that people reject the argument that there is no alternative.

To submit to the nuclear lobby, he continues, "is a transgression against life itself,

Alice Stewart: The woman who knew too much

Inside America's Most Dangerous Nuclear Plant

Why Governor LePage Can't Erase History, and Why We Need a Fighter in the White House

Bradley Manning Treatment Reveals Continued Government Complicity in Torture

Ottoman adventures hold lessons for our leaders

Radiation spikes in seawater by stricken Japan plant

Canadian government collapses in no-confidence vote

Dirty Tricks in Wisconsin

Israel may have squandered its last best chance for peace

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Why is the World's Largest Organization of Psychologists So Aggressively Promoting a New, Massive and Untested Military Program?

There's linguistic trickery at work here, but also a series of military-industrial interests as long as a Lockheed census form.

Reasons and False Pretexts: Why are They Making War on Libya?

Stop Bombing Libya

The Potential Dispersal of Radioactive Fallout From Fukushima


You Don’t Need the Boss, the Boss Needs You

It is outrageous that, at the 11th hour, the US is still pressing South Africa to stop the return of ousted President Aristide

This video of farmer Tony Schultz speaking captures the feel of the rally today

Tariq Ali: Rights and Needs

Some things are unforgiveable, like taking people’s rights away. And don’t you forget it.

Dalai Lama called him fat

“We refuse to live in a country like this and we’re not leaving.”

"But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see"  

"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."

"In Cuba I have time, time to do what I want to do. In other countries, no one has time."

Placebo cures shown to help with depression and stomach complaints – in Bavaria, 88% of doctors have prescribed them

America's secret plan to arm Libya's rebels

Water on the Table

It is a form of psychic escapism. Taste is immaterial to the millions of addicts who are eating to alleviate the pain of existence

The Rush for Libya's Fossil Waters

NATO's Inevitable War

The historical narrative that lies beneath the Gaddafi rebellion

The destiny of this pageant lies in the Kingdom of Oil

"Bring 'Em Home"

Mrs McGrath

Oil Grab? - Does NATO Plan to Occupy Libya?

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

President Gasbag

America's Culture of Cruelty

…Life maybe be dreary, But never the same,


Colbert 2012

The real scandal is Blair's ignorance

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Six by Twelve

Don Was: John Sinclair - "Monks Dream"

Reclaim the Commons

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

Getting off our knees?

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

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

Obama Should Create Jobs by Executive Order

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

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

Life in Sector C

30-hour workweek

The Undeserving Rich

I think we should talk about the undeserving rich

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.

Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability

Gandhi's Wisdom

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Less Work, More Life

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

"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

Charity is the vice of unequal systems

Howard Zinn: "The Bomb

"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.

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

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

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

Jottings on The Conjuncture

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

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.

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

Report: Public Housing Works, When You Invest In It

Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

"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

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

“A Talk to Teachers” By James Baldwin

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

The Problem Is Civil Obedience

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

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

Wayne Morse on Democracy

Chernobyl: a Photographic Essay

Olivier Besancenot à CPolitique

Don't Deploy

Howard Zinn: “Holy Wars”

The Trials of Tony Judt

“Holy Wars” May 2, 2009

Three Holy Wars

"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

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

"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

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

“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.

"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

Timely, Safe and Legal

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

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.

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

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

“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..."

“…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

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

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

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

"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

“…it’s hard to build your soul when everyone around you is trying to sell theirs.” - William Deresiewicz

Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion

“He who serves all, best serves himself.” Jack London

The Recurring Myth of Peak Oil

How I Won The War (1967) Parts 1-11

A Feather From The Sky

"Wichita Vortex Sutra"

"it takes two to speak the truth, one to speak and another to hear"
- henry david thoreau


Poet John Donne's line "never send to ask for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee," says it well

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