Big Music vs. the 99 percent

In thinking about the corporate control of the recorded music market in the United States, I was reminded of inspiring lyrics from Chrome's song.


"Cultures of Resistance": Art can be powerful stuff

When we think of "resistance," what mostly comes to mind is guerrilla warfare. But resistance doesn't always involve military operations.


Living history in “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot”

I thought I knew about legendary civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden before I saw this documentary. I was very wrong.


Zapped: Cinema theft in 4-D

With the revamp of 3-D, and the larger IMAX screens, moviegoers have the best experience they have ever had, but that comes at a price.


Ode to a labor troubadour: Woody Guthrie

We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.


Woody Guthrie's first Daily Worker column

Woody Sez  "The national debit is one thing I caint figger out"


A tribute to Philip Levine, poet laureate of workers

Philip Levine has just completed his year-long term as the U.S. poet laureate.


New book about Alger Hiss revives Cold War mythology

As Rep. Allen West proved with his channeling of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy recently, the Red Scare echoes endure within American culture.


Overlooked and looked over: women veterans tell their story

Women veterans are sharing their experiences in a powerful and eye opening exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, now through Memorial Day.


Integrating American Bandstand

We wanted to get involved but we didn't know how to connect to the civil rights movement in our community.

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