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Ours Is a Hope of Action

In the movement for equality, justice and peace, we smile at trouble and gather strength from distress. We grow brave by reflection and do not shrink.

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How We Reinvent Democracy in America

We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible.

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A Revolutionary Art Form That Leads to Social Change (Multimedia)

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Every one of the 85,000 political posters at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics tells a story you won’t find in standard history books.

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VIDEO: Chris Hedges: In Extreme Times, ‘Liberals Are a Dead Force’ (Part 1 of 3)

On The Real News Network’s “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges discusses the significance of Thomas Paine, why we did not carry out an American “Revolution,” and three reasons why liberals cannot “propel resistance forward.”

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Thomas Paine, Our Contemporary

Paine did for the American Revolution what we must do for our present-day revolution against the corporate state: He created a political language that exposed the realities of despotic power and demanded a rational response.

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A Serious Candidate

Obvious, off-the-wall politicians like Michele Bachmann were at one time deservedly dismissed as fringe candidates. But ironically, the liberal media has propelled such politicians from well-deserved mediocrity to suddenly being “serious” candidates.

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Glenn Beck Calls Thomas Paine the Glenn Beck of Revolutionary America

Based on this video, it seems Fox News viewers are so patriotic they don’t know anything about the origins of our country. During this little history lesson, Glenn Beck explains who Tom Paine was: “kind of the me. ...” In fairness, Beck made a disgusted face as he said it—the same one we were making.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘We Have It in Our Power to Begin the World Over Again’

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Thomas Paine, a man who rallied the American people in the fight for independence from Britain, denounced political corruption and defended “free and rational inquiry” in the face of organized religion. He famously wrote, “The world is my country. All mankind are my brethren. To do good is my religion.”

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