Arts & Entertainment

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Genocide, dispossession, and creating a human and sustainable community

"An Indigenous People's History of the United States," is an unforgiving accounting of the nation-building practices of the European settlers and the heroic resistance of indigenous peoples.

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Alda's "Passage": Music and environment, Cascadian style

Not a band to mince words, Alda is the latest 'green' black metal artist that is lamenting the destruction done to nature.

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Empowering young women, one paint stroke at a time

We seem to live in a world where young girls are taught that their voices, opinions, and thoughts aren't as valuable as those of males.

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Artists to link up Sept. 26 for world peace and justice

In Oakland, Cassandra Lopez and the We Tell Our Stories Film Collective will be contributing to the event with their documentary.

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Today in history: Musician/activist Leonard Bernstein is born

Bernstein became the most prominent American-born conductor and a supremely talented musician, educator and composer.

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Marlon rides again: Hey Brando!

Stevan Riley's great new documentary "Listen to Me Marlon"  is a must-see for viewers interested in film/theater history, the art of acting, celebrity activism, and Brando the man and artist.

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Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."

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“This Land is Your Land”: 75 years and the fight’s still on

"I have decided long ago that my songs and ballads would not get the hugs and kisses of the capitalistic experts." - Woody Guthrie

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Eye in the Sky: Surveillance and the art of Arnold Mesches

The manuscripts in question: Mesches' FBI file, 1945 to 1972; Arny, as he calls himself, is 91.

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Book review: "Paul Robeson for Beginners"

A wonderful book that reveals and celebrates the life of an exceptional man who left a majestic and lasting legacy to the world.

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