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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.

"The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands - the ownership and control of their livelihoods - are set at naught, we can have neither men's rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease." — Helen Keller, IWW member, 1911


“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.

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"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


"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

1000 artworks to see before you die

Don't Deploy

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

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

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

‘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

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

Soldiers, Don't Deploy


The delusion of a classless America

“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

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

"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!

"If you take a step towards freedom - It'll take two steps towards you" - Tom Morello

"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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Public Housing and the American Dream

Click on headlines to go to links; click on pictures to go to links

Something in American Culture Builds Walls Around Those Who are Different The Wall

Stratfor: And it gets worse

Exposing the "No Harm" Mantra The Dangerous Myths of Fukushima

What Could Have Happened in Spain

Don't Restart It, Dismantle it It’s Time to Get Realistic About the Dangers of the San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Try a Little Tenderness... Lessons From Bolivia

Anti-Nuclear Groups in Georgia Seek to Block First New Nuclear Plants in U.S. in Decades

Doing Biden’s Bidding

The so-called War on Drugs has been going on for over 40 years

Secret Owners of Cato Institute Surface as Oil Billionaires Move to Take Control

LBJ’s ‘X’ File on Nixon’s ‘Treason’

In Syria, al Jazeera’s Credibility Implodes

Civil Resistance at Vandenberg Air Base

Sunspots and Republicans

Revealed: government plans for police privatisation

So, everything Obama said about the program was a lie.

Threatening Iran: Our Gang of War Criminals

Wisconsinites Start Turning Back School Privatization

Patriota’s statement is very important.

A Letter to Other Occupiers What is to be Done Next?

“It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” —Upton Sinclair

Wis. Republicans in Haste to “Harvest” Wolves

Dangerous Pedagogy in the Age of Casino Capitalism and Religious Fundamentalism

Middle East: Stupid is the Order of the Day

“All of us ask, ‘Why?’ They kill people with computers and they can’t tell us why."

C. Wright Mills Would Have Loved Occupy Wall Street

"If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything." Malcolm X

Two Thousand Italians pack a Sports Arena to learn that There Is An Alternative

The Persecution of Judge Garzon

Right-leaning think-tanks play a big part in David Cameron’s Tories

Robert Fisk: The new Cold War has already started – in Syria

Seattle Port Strike Challenges ‘Independent Contractor’ Lie

Time on the Cross With Rick Santorum

Khaled Adnan’s achievement is exactly that: a shining victory for non-violence.

Debts that Can't be Paid, Won't Be

Wis. Republican Pressures UW School of Workers to Cancel Labor Arts Exhibit

Germans, French Were Keen to Sell Arms to Greece

Demonstrators from remote Aysén region march with request to neighbour country over lack of services from own government

How cities can get out of their financial bind

Battle Lines are Drawn on the Volcker Rule Occupy the SEC Pitches An Extreme Makeover of Wall Street

Robert Fisk: I've lost a good, brave, honourable friend

Greece Throws in the Towel, Bows to German Jackboot

Hypocrisy and Syria

“I only wish we’d see liberals as angry and activated about women’s labor, as about women going -- or not going -- into labor.”

We're told that Fed officials and the Obama administration saved us from another 1930s-style slump. Nonsense

China Steps Up in Syria

Redistricting Shocker in Wisconsin

The obituaries for Assad's regime are premature – after Libya, no one has the stomach to intervene

Face Masks, Snipers and Aerial Surveillance: Chicago's Newest Anti-Protest Measures Revealed

MI5 spied on Charlie Chaplin after FBI asked for help to banish him from US

Capitalism, the Infernal Machine: An Interview With Fredric Jameson

Torturer Sues Coup Generals for Making Him ‘a Monster’

Malawi: Africa's 'warm heart' feels chill of creeping dictatorship

The imperial way: American decline in perspective, part 2

Wis. Senate Passes Wetlands Deregulation in Midnight Session

Chris Hedges and the Occupy Movement The Queasy Liberal

“Western politicians and media are not yet fighting World War III, but they are talking themselves into it.” Road to Damascus… and on to Armageddon?

TEPCO: No. 2 reactor’s temperature hits 82 degrees

Syria: Slipping into Civil War

Robert Fisk: Could there be some bad guys among the rebels too?

Madrid rally outside supreme court calls for reinstatement of disbarred human rights judge after conviction for wiretapping

Why the Feds Won’t Prosecute the Big Wall Street Banks - Foreclosure Settlement: Just Another Link In a Long Chain of Corruption

The legacy of Generalísimo Francisco Franco is alive in Spain today.

We May Yet Lose Tokyo

Robert Fisk: John McCarthy knows the value of history

“Or Your Lying Eyes…” Truth and Fiction in the News Business

A blood-spattered trip through today's lamentable lingo

Robert Fisk: From Washington this looks like Syria's 'Benghazi moment'. But not from here

Book Burning in Arizona

Yakuza labor structure formed base of nuclear industry

Robert Fisk: History keeps repeating itself – as do clichés

As Karl Marx said, money turns everything into a commodity that can be bought and sold. All other values are defeated–honor, integrity, truth, justice, loyalty, even blood kin.

Robert Fisk: An attack on Tehran would be madness. So don't rule it out

The Supreme Court Decides the GPS Case, United States v. Jones, and the Fourth Amendment Evolves

“Women, in particular, seem to be on a long steady march out of the workplace and back into the home or off the books, or off to somewhere invisible.”

Robert Fisk: Syria is used to the slings and arrows of friends and enemies

Labor Fights Back After Wisconsin

The Beginning of the End of the Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Movement

Wall Street’s Secret Spy Center, Run for the 1% by NYPD

Goodbye to Afghanistan

Victory for Carme Chacón in leadership contest would set her on course to be country's first female PM

A tsunami of Republican money washed into Florida to pay for the execration of the erratic Newt

Why Won't the Media Give Peace a Chance? The War Drums of the New York Times

Who Really Rescued the Big Three? The Deal That Saved Detroit and Banned Strikes

“Long embargoes kill more people than brief wars” The Ongoing War on Iran

Hatuey's Rebellion The First American Freedom Fighter

“It’s really hard to speak out, but it’s more painful to keep quiet.” The Drug War’s Invisible Victims

Foreclosure Auctions Stopped—Again

Is the “Deep State” still in business? The Turkish Riddle

Journalists—Myself Included—Swept Up in Mass Arrest at Occupy Oakland

The United States is shamefully implicated in the terror that Charles Taylor, erstwhile leader of Liberia, inflicted on the people of West Africa.

Generals Still in Charge Tough Days Ahead in Egypt

"The Overarching Lack of Trust" U.S. Probe of Border Attack Hardened Pakistani Suspicions

Dream on.

New evidence that excessive working time damages your health

Re: What Would a “Good” Banking System Look Like? Banks Weren’t Meant to Be Like This


The On-Going War Against Truth

A Deadly Comeback - Polio in Afghanistan

Bring on the Sanctions; Send in the Clowns Nuclear Iran

He doesn’t write particularly well. But most important, he is an apologist for a soft form of imperialism.

How the media enable the Republican tax agenda

The ’65 Massacres: Complicity and Cover-Up The U.S., Indonesia & the New York Times

An Ominous Optimism Will Turkey Join Sick Men of Europe?

Gingrich Plays the Race Card, as Press Cheers “Debating Skills”

A Mountain Almost 70 Years High - The Radioactive Waste Crisis

Romney's Newt nightmare: how Gingrich found the cash

I'm looking forward to people from Occupy Everywhere coming to Chicago.

They don't just propose making US media firms into judge, jury and executioner, they propose forcing every site on the internet to pitch in on the proposed censorship and, critically, they imagine punishing not just the original sites but anyone else who doesn't censor them well enough.

Judge Baltasar Garzón, who ordered Pinochet arrest, faces being struck off

Wikipedia's blackout looms

Is This Land Made for You and Me? Woody Guthrie at 100

Renewables Now Surpass Nuclear Power in the U.S.

What We Owe to Bertha Von Suttner

The U.S. Census recently released statistics that designate half of the U.S. population, 146 million, poor or low income.

Clinton Revives Dubious Charge of “Covert” Iranian Nuclear Site

California Teachers Take On Jerry Brown The Working Class Begins to Fight Back

Clinton's Tone Deaf US Foreign Policy Announcements Create New Provocations in Asia - Encircling China

Why Now? What's Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street

Recognizing the "Unpeople"

Scott Walker and the Stench of Scandal

Former “Dumbest Member of Congress” Scorches Romney

Universities Gone Wild: Big Money, Big Sports and Scandalous Abuse at Penn State

Much to Forgive - The Story of Bibi Sadia

Swedes Play Dirty with US Workers Nordic Whoring

His decision to sign the bill at a moment unconducive to press attention was probably intentional

Are We Witnessing the Final Disintegration of Iraq?

The timber racket A culture of corruption and political payoffs harms the land and ourselves

Bonfire of the dictators

Will 2012 Bring Tribal War to Libya?

Robert Fisk: France's shamefully forgotten allies

Low Friends in High Places: Triad of Business, Cops and Politicians Attack Occupy

How Israel Empowers Islamist Movements

Robert Fisk: Turkey's long road to reconciliation

Ethnic Studies Ruling Escalates Arizona Schools Struggle

The Repression Strengthened Us!

2012 Threatens to be Very Violent Year The Sunni-Shia Wars

Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, "Serial Fabricators" and the Tale of Iran and 9/11

Exposing Government Crimes and Lies

CounterPunch Diary of the Year Goodbye to 2011, Year of the Rabbit, Welcome 2012, Year of the Dragon

The Iraq War Review By Harper's Magazine

Thud of the Jackboot

"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed." I. F. Stone

Iraq Trembles Amid Renewed Sectarian Violence

Thousands enjoy merry Christmas in Bethlehem

A Dispatch From Japan To the Radiation Zone

A Holiday Visit to Gerardo’s Hell

Alaa al-Aswany: 'Overthrowing Mubarak was too good to be true'

The adventures of Tintin in Beirut

History will remember Bradley Manning better

Propagandizing for Perpetual War

Dream of the Suburbs - Vancouvria

The Contradictions of Vaclav Havel

The Trial of Bradley Manning - Rule of Law or Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation and Retribution

Desmond Tutu urges Trinity Church to allow Occupy protester camp

Anatomy of a NATO War Crime

What Newt Gingrich would do with the children of the poor

Waste of Shame The Plot to Oust America’s Nuclear Watchdog

Occupy Takes Over the Ports: A Report from Oakland

Occupy protesters disrupt ports across US west coast

Paris bans beggars from most popular shopping and tourist hotspots

Wars Without Victory; America Without Influence

Europe’s Deadly Transition From Social Democracy to Oligarchy

WHEN in doubt, wheel on Teddy Roosevelt. It's article one in every Democratic president's playbook.

What next for Pakistan's President Zardari?

New US Military Bases in Honduras

New Latin American and Caribbean Bloc Defies Washington Out of the Backyard

Argentina: The Assassins of the Landowners

What Really Happened in the Russian Elections

Wis. Protesters Vow to Defy Walker’s Edict on Free Speech

No People, No Problem’ The Baltic Tigers’ False Prophets of Austerity

"If the world is upside down the way it is now, wouldn't we have to turn it over to get it to stand up straight?" -Eduardo Galeano

Iraqis On Edge as Americans Leave

Why Iranians Hate the British - Iran's Coming WIKI leak?

“Dismantling Democracy One Bill at a Time”

'The people who created the crisis will not be the ones that come up with a solution'

Why the Democratic National Movement Has Failed Syrian Revolution Hijacked

And in the meantime, “life saving” for some at the cost of diminishing the lives of others

Strikes over public sector pensions hit services across UK as 2 million walk out

The Untouchables of Zuccotti Park

Battlefield America: U.S. Citizens Face Indefinite Military Detention in Defense Bill Before Senate

Hidden Hand Syndrome The Demonization of Iran

Meet Wal-Mart's Rob Walton The Worst of the One Percent?

10 members of Occupy OKC discovered that chanting “Buy local!” in a crowded Walmart is an arrestable offense

What's Next? NATO vs Pakistan

A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street De-Fault Is Ours

Pepper Spray Meme

The “Left” and Libya

Ex-Ambassador Exposes Government Cover-Up Is Britain Plotting With Israel to Attack Iran?

"Where man starts by burning books he ends up by burning people." 451 at Zuccotti Park

The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality

Sonia Jacobs and Peter Pringle on Their Journey From Death Row to the Wedding Altar

“Freedom,” “Dignity,” and “We Shall Overcome.”

Wisconsin's Down-home Recall Effort

The Tom and Jerry Show Back to Tahrir Square

“Our rights will not voluntarily be handed to us, so we are heading out to demand them." Frederick Douglass,

Show Trials in Benghazi

Radioactive cesium blankets 8% of Japan's land area

The American government and its highest officials, including Obama and the Clintons—people who at some time or another claimed to represent the interests of American citizens—are doing shameful work in Haiti.

First, the US backed a coup that deposed the elected president. Now, it's backing the return of death-squad government

Occupy Colleges Now: Students as the New Public Intellectuals

The Power in Silent Protest at UC Davis

By comparison, the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was a marginal event Huge Stakes in Syria

40,000 Rally, More Than 100,000 Sign Petitions, To Say: "Recall Walker"

Most rallies these days lack the kind of passion and disruptive intensity that you will see if you watch the Sotheby's protest.

March to Washington to Save Social Security and Medicare

Goon Squad Attacks Our Children

Bad Moon Rising Over Great Sirte Bay

First Steps in Reforming the U.S. Financial and Tax System

Protest and survive: the Greenham veteran who refuses to go away

Extradition request for fugitive George Wright denied by Portugal

Documenting the Dismantling of Democracy in Wisconsin

Assad will only go if his own tanks turn against him

"New Military Urbanism"

Arab League's 'roar' at Syria shows how tiny Qatar is starting to flex its muscle

Top Aide to Oakland Mayor Resigns Over Occupy Raid: Mayors, Police Are Doing Wall Street’s Business

Birgenou's Rampage U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Sends in Riot Police to Batter Students

“Give the spivs your taxpayers’ money or we’ll bring down your banking system.”

Will computers make extinct the last of Islam's proud and honourable calligraphers?

“It is clear that the current period is cascading into paroxysmal revenge attacks and political cleansing.”

Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have continually put pre-conditions on any negotiations

The Killing of Ahmed Abdullah al-Ghadamsi

Night of the Sandinistas Election Night in Nicaragua

Occupy Chicago “Don’t Trade on Me”

Reagan and Guatemala’s Death Files

All the news that fits, they print

Best Strategies for Managing the Commons

Libya’s Liberation Front Organizing in the Sahel

Do those who flaunt the poppy on their lapels know that they mock the war dead?

Oakland’s General Strike

Capitalism in crisis: what if the protesters got serious?

Bedouin's plight: 'We want to maintain our traditions. But it's a dream here'

Lakota Tribes "Refuse to Cooperate" With Tar Sands Proponents

Al Jazeera - 15 years in the headlines

UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears


A New and Frightening Stuxnet

Jack London's great-granddaughter on Tuesday's police riot

All means to attract and distract...

If It Bleeds, It Distracts: Police Brutality Threatens Occupiers' Bodies - and Message

Arrogant City New York Chic

Former US chief prosecutor condemns 'law-free zone' of Guantánamo

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people. -Theodor Adorno

Blind, Idiotic and Corrupt Radiation Reporting

Scenes From Occupy Wall Street - Doing the Work

Argentine president wins landslide re-election

Lessons in humanity from a Libyan family, a tale of Dickens from Cairo – and the wrong shark

Occupy Wall Street Spreads Worldwide

Department of Agriculture research in the 1930s and '40s documented the importance of farming practices based on human skill and hand work

Dale Farm: residents condemn police violence

Welcome to America - now a banana republic

You can't blame Gaddafi for thinking he was one of the good guys

California’s Message to Obama

Imperial Massacres

Third fall in a row raises fears that world’s second biggest economy is stuttering due to eurozone troubles

Assad, his raids on Lebanon, and Syria's slow slip into civil war

The XL Pipeline: a Political Litmus Test for the Environmental Movement The Biggest Environmental Crime in History?

Mapping Tokyo’s Cesium Hot Spots

A 30-year mortgage is a 30-year prison sentence.

Great War secrets of the Ottoman Arabs

An Interview with Fulvio Grimaldi on Libya Bloody Spring

How Petraeus Fueled the Plot The CIA and the Iran Caper

Failure for 90 Percent of the People (The Rest Will Be Fine)

Where to Stash the Loot? Crisis for Billionaires

Zbigniew Brzezinski: "It is easier to kill one million people, than it is to control them"

Iranian terror ‘plot’: is it just a pretext for war?

Neoliberalism Has Failed - Street Action

The Guys in the 1% Brought This On

High radiation levels found on Tokyo street scare residents

Bizarre Iranian “Plot” Doesn’t Add Up

Dr. Margaret Flowers confronts Wall Street investors trying to profit from health care

Where the Rubber Meets the Tariff Tires, Trade and Virtual Nobel

Democratic governments don't deal with terrorists – until they do

No New Death Penalty Trial Likely for Mumia

The Wall Street Occupiers and the Democratic Party

Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now

The assault on public services – how can the unions fightback?

Violence shows uneasy place of minorities after Arab Spring

Who Do the White Shirt Police Report to at Occupy Wall Street Protests? Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll

Jerusalem can do strange things to your sanity

Rebellious Media: History gives us hope

Feminism may one day bring us the equality that ends alienation.

Iron Fist Tactic Suspended (For Now) Saudi Forces Pull Back

King: this may be worse than Great Depression

GOP segregation era style voting restrictions could eliminate five million voters

Why did the greatest failure of laissez-faire capitalism since the Great Depression lead to a turn to the right rather than the left in both Europe and the U.S.?

Follow the Money: Behind Europe’s Debt Crisis Lurks Another Giant Bailout of Wall Street

Saudi Police Open Fire on Civilians as Protests Gain Momentum Now It’s the Kingdom’s Turn

Now it has spread to cities all across the United States

America's new racial makeup mapped

Defend the Madison 13

Bugger Off Spying Online Is Perilous and Unnecessary

The Weak Dark Underside

It's elemental: Many private wells across U.S. are contaminated with arsenic and other elements

Supreme Court Scandal Widens Koch Entertained Justice Thomas At His Private Club

May the Empire Crumble First Obama’s Supervised Shame

The never-ending war against cliché and jargon

Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba Are Changing the World’s Conception of Health Care

The Legacy of Leonard Weinglass

America celebrates the silencing of a crucial and fluent propagandist

Forget ‘peak oil’ - America has a glut of the black stuff

Palestine, yes, but Israelis draw the line at Jerusalem

The Next Shoe to Drop Cracked China?

Observations of a Jailed Journalist

The Dangerous Cult of the Guardian

Three Strikes Against the Empire The U.S. Southern Command & the 4th Fleet

Targeting the US / Israeli Relationship The Third Intifada

Affirmative Action Meets 21st Century White Supremacy at Berkeley

Protests and strikes rock Greece

Biggest Healthcare Strike Ever

A New Clarity for Palestinians Does UN Bid Herald Death of Old Guard?

Prayers, taunts and weary resignation in Jerusalem

"Not under any circumstances will I ever accept money for the loss of my brother. "I find it repulsive, taking anything from the MoD.

Mocking the Dying

Dreams of a helpful America keep Palestinians hoping

Why the Middle East will never be the same again

Lawmakers: Save My Post Office

UFCW Fights Back Southland Grocery Workers Poised to Strike

German U-boats refuelled in Ireland? Surely not

Bankers’ man, Anders Aslund, invokes Latvia to bail out his reputation

Duane Buck, Rick Perry and the politics of death

Bin Laden's haunting last words, a decade after 9/11

Denmark election tipped to oust rightwing government

Museums used to be a celebration of human achievement. Now they merely peddle misery.

Cesium absorption through roots may have long-term effect on farming Effect of contaminated soil on food chain sparks fears

Explosion at French nuclear waste plant

More Repressive at Home, More Lawless Overseas | America 10 Years After 9/11

Big Brothers Buy in at Big Media The Koch Whisperers

AP Review Finds No WikiLeaks Sources Threatened

New light on an old horror – and still there is no justice

It's not the brutality that is 'systematic'. It's the lying about it

Bristol: Chameleon skin, seditious heart

Rousing Labor Day in Madison with Tom Morello

"The impact of war is self-evident, since economically it is exactly the same as if the nation were to drop a part of its capital into the ocean." --Karl Marx, Grundrisse, 1857-58

"Of course we will, boy! The British Army has always fought the wily Pathan. Stripped mother-naked, under the tent brailings like a snake, he is." - Colonel Grapple - later to be known as Grapple of the Bedoo

Speech at Madison Square Garden (October 31, 1936)

King's College Chapel, Cambridge: 'A gravity-defying hall of light' - video

Remembering Attica, 40 years Later

For 10 years, we've lied to ourselves to avoid asking the one real question

Fukushima Crisis: Caldicott Says Evacuate North-West Japan

“A real man should feel on his own cheek the blow given to another man’s cheek.” José Martí

Algeria sends the West a message by taking in Gaddafi's brood

In Which Franklin Lamb Shields a Nigerian from Rebel Racists and Dreams of Chadian Ladies

"Karl Marx got it right, at some point capitalism can destroy itself"

A Lock-Box of Outrageous Stories Medicine’s Complicity in the Cruelties of Capitalism

Defending the Commons Environmental Justice in Detroit

Cesium leak equal to 168 '45 A-bombs NISA compares contamination to Hiroshima blast

Prosecuting war crimes? Be sure to read the small print

Joe Strummer is Spinning in His Grave - Why Music Needs to Get Political Again

Qatari special forces led Libyan attack on compound

The fruits of capitalism, spreading poverty and unemployment

Chavez Officially Nationalizes Venezuela's Gold Industry

Anna Hazare’s hunger strike may have echoes of Gandhi, but his demands do not

The Bay View Massacre The Eight-Hour Workday

The Iron Heel is thus an allegorical tale of a fascist state

How long does it take before justice is irrelevant?

Happiness is: a life without money in rich Germany

Nat Turner’s 1831 rebellion and the legacy of violence

Shared Work, Shared Leisure Shorter Weeks, Longer Vacations

A Short History of Black-Owned Land in America

The Bay View Massacre

Bay View Massacre

Resistance Works.

‘If you’re not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.’ - Malcolm X

Repeat: "...the monetary union.... is an unambiguously right-wing project."


As we do, we serve notice to NATO that we shall not desist until they have left our country and we will ensure that they never return.

I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore

Hewn from rock, the cavernous cisterns which dot the desert beyond Bethlehem have for centuries harvested winter rain to provide shepherds and their flocks with water through summer.

Groucho Marx- Capt Spalding's Adventures in Africa

Chernobyl: A field trip to no man's land

Heard the one about the child and the blood money?

“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

The Ruthlessness of the Ruling Class

Dave Duerson killed himself, he asked that his brain be left to researchers studying head injuries among athletes.

Showdown in SoCal A Strike Looms in the Grocery Industry

"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past."- Karl Marx

"What is the end of our revolution? The tranquil enjoyment of liberty and equality; the reign of that eternal justice, the laws of which are graven, not on marble or stone, but in the hearts of men, even in the heart of the slave who has forgotten them, and in that of the tyrant who disowns them." -- Maximillien Robespierre

Liverpool was right about News International all along

Highest levels in rainwater in California were collected March 22, 2011 in Richmond, CA with levels of 138 pCi/L.

Argentine Singer-Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala

One must remember that in choosing the lesser of two evils, one still chooses evil." --Hannah Arendt

"The body of Bouazizi will either be a light in this part of the world," Azoury says. "Or he will be the fire that will consume it."

Why I had to leave The Times

“Never fight anyone who can fight back.”

Man given synthetic trachea created by growing his own stem cells on artificial 'scaffold'

Tristane Banon's lawyer says she will file lawsuit centred on attempted rape by Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2002 interview

"While a person dies every day during the eight or more hours in which he or she functions as a commodity, individuals come to life afterward in their spiritual creations. But this remedy bears the germs of the same sickness: that of a solitary being seeking harmony with the world." — Che Guevara

Overworked America: The Great Speedup

A Warrior for Liberation A Fuse Called Geronimo

Words of wisdom from an Irish Renaissance man

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

Why Supermarket Tomatoes Suck

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

Nostalgia for the Light

Ten Lessons From Chernobyl And Fukushima

Reading Rosa

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

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

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

'No Safe Levels' of Radiation in Japan

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

Alice Stewart: The woman who knew too much

Tariq Ali: Rights and Needs

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

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

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

…Life maybe be dreary, But never the same,


Colbert 2012

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

"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.

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.

"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

"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

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

“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

“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

Why Someone Else Can't Do It For Us

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

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

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)

Public service reform ... but not as we know it!

Dead Souls or "Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."

Corner Store - The Film

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

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


"Poverty is the worst form of violence."- Gandhi

“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

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