Opinion

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Communism at the opera

Communism has taken over the stage at the Los Angeles Opera, and soon will be occupying opera houses in Vienna and Paris!

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“Outside the Law”: Algerian struggle is focus of new thriller

"Outside the Law" is the Algerian revolution in the style of "The Godfather," but with a significant difference.

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“The Pipe” offers antidote to toxic “Superman”

WARNING: "Waiting for Superman," the new film by David Guggenheim, might be injurious to public education.

 

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The fruits of corporate globalization: a review of “El Traspatio”

This film is  a searing and realistic depiction of what international monopoly capital does to the lives of ordinary working men and women.

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Metal musicians fight for better world

In recent years, musicians have begun to weigh in on important social, economic, and especially environmental issues.

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Progressive films will shine at Toronto Festival

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival will include new titles from some of the world's great progressive filmmakers - and Bruce Springsteen.

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Poem of the week: “Jerusalem”

"Shouldn't it be as important to learn about one another's poetry, country to country, as one another's weather or gross national products?"

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Another chicken and egg story

Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?

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“Takers” and “Get Low” - what’s the right age?

Age-marketing could make you miss some pretty good movies, and here are two.

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According to the fruits of their labor

A photo-essay about blueberry workers in eastern Maine by photojournalist David Bacon resurrected my own memories of picking blueberries in Maine as a young boy.

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