Poem of the week: Emily Dickinson and the Republicans

The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives can be viewed, almost poignantly, as a death in the neighborhood, and Emily Dickinson provides a  commentary.


Pete Postlethwaite gave us the great “Brassed Off”

The great British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died of cancer Jan. 2 at 64, starred in one of the most progressive films that came out of England in the 1990s.


Must-see list: stellar progressive film directors and their gems

Here is a far from exhaustive list of some progressive directors and gems that should be mandatory viewing for activists who appreciate the power of film and culture in the struggle.


"Fair Game": Valerie Plame, Iraq truth and lies

"Fair Game"  steadily explains how the truth was twisted, exploded, exploited and finally suppressed, to convince Americans to sacrifice our riches and our children in Iraq.


“Four Lions”: comedy about would-be terrorists

Marketed as a laugh-filled romp, "Four Lions" offers much more.


New films to watch for, from around the world

From "Circus Kids" to "Hitler in Hollywood," a cornucopia of wonderful progressive films will entertain and inspire viewers.


Love, revolution, Lula: films from Latin America

Two new films from Latin America dramatize the progressive histories of Cuba and Brazil: one an allegory, the other a biopic of a charismatic leader.


“Problema”: fascinating film of ideas

This eight-year project is one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating intellectual exercises ever recorded on film.


“The Girl” resists male dominance

Swedish stoic Lisbeth Salander, Goth woman, continues her resistance to international political conspiracy and, even more important, worldwide male dominance.


Television gets “Outsourced”

Somehow, an NBC sitcom about U.S. jobs going overseas is becoming a hit.

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