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“Club Red”: Vacation, Soviet-style

Koenker also paints a vivid, detailed picture of a government sincerely attempting to live up to its promise of "the good life" for its citizens.

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“1913 Massacre”: Great movie about Michigan tragedy

1913 Massacre is a touching documentary that revisits the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet in the northern tip of Michigan on Christmas Eve 1913.

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"The Book Thief": A child looks at fascism

"The Book Thief" is not a happy movie. It's narrated by Death, though he's a trifle friendlier than usually depicted.

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This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for "Strange Fruit"

I am so thankful for Abel Meeropol's brilliant creation because "Strange Fruit"'s growing power gives me hope. The pen just could be mightier than the sword after all.

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Rushes to judgment: Top 10 assassination / conspiracy movies

Conventional thinkers, hacks and propagandists may seek to perpetrate and perpetuate lone gunman, magic bullet and other cover-ups about assassinations and the like - but the big screen knows better!

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“Black Revolutionary” explores life of William Patterson and global freedom fight

In Gerald Horne's new book, "Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle," we are privy to William L. Patterson's transformation from well-to-do lawyer to a revolutionary.

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Take heart in struggle for freedom, see “12 Years a Slave”

Based on a narrative written by Northrup in 1853, the film takes you inside slavery, from the slaves' point of view.

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Finding her authentic voice

Several stories reflect te author's gnawing awareness of severe class and ethnic disparities in her adopted land.

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Toronto Festival: New films feature Wikileaks, American slavery, Bolivar

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off another 10 day-run of amazing cinema Sept 5-15.

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Book review: Moshe Lewin's "The Soviet Century"

About Stalinism, Lewin strongly makes the point that while Stalin's  tenure from the mid 1920s to the early 1950s represented a significant portion of Soviet history it did not represent all of it.

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