January

Arnold Becchetti, CPUSA leader

Arnold Becchetti, former national organization secretary and national treasurer of the Communist Party USA, died suddenly Dec. 27 while visiting family. He was 78 years old.

Book review: Speaking of wars

War Talk By Arundhati Roy Published by South End Press 2003 Softcover, 142 pages, $12

Cold Mountain and my summer vacation (a review)

Cold Mountain is a good movie, based on a good book by Charles Frazier. I think most reviewers missed the most important thing about the movie – it is movingly anti-war at a time when the Bush administration has the country bogged down in brutal occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.