Opinion

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Left on the bookshelf: "Blacks, Reds and Russians"

There is a much less known story of another group of immigrants who sought freedom and opportunity, but it wasn't to America but to the Soviet Union that they fled.

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New film from China on the horrors of the "Rape of Nanking"

What the Japanese militarists did to China is a story that every Chinese person knows well, but, I think, not so much in the West.

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Wells Fargo sponsors anarchist's art show: "Pissarro's People"

A powerful exhibit of the politically inspired paintings by 19th century anarchist artist Camille Pissarro delivers a clear message of inspiration and solidarity to today's Occupy movement.

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Spielberg's "War Horse" is terrific, moving epic

 "War Horse" is simply a terrific war movie that makes its statements graphically and through sensitive portrayals, whether in actual battle scenes or not.

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Finding Joe Hill in new biography

Nowhere is the romance of the Industrial Workers of the World more beautifully told than in the life and songs of its greatest troubadour, Joe Hill.

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"Why Marx Was Right": lively challenge to 10 myths

Eagleton's bright, witty book marches forward into the usual stumbling blocks erected over the decades in the environment of popular ideology and topples them.

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Gene Sharp has half a recipe for revolution

I first heard of Gene Sharp from a commentator on National Public Radio. He said that he had examined the "Arab Spring" upsurges in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya  and Yemen.

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Stop police brutality against peaceful protesters!

It is time for the federal government move in and stop what has become a pattern of attacks on the fundamental rights not only of Occupy protesters across the country, but on the rights of all Americans to engage in peaceful protest.

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"Pan Am": Cold War nostalgia that has yet to take off

It's obvious that Pan Am, ABC TV's ambitious new series, is a major network's bid to seize the audience that has made Mad Men a cable television sensation.

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Confronting the walking dead: John Quiggin's "Zombie Economics"

The zombie metaphor is both witty and apt when discussing how ideas about society and finance that have alarmingly failed refuse to stay dead and buried.

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