Opinion

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And the winner is ... top progressive movie awards for 2009 announced

Progressive Cinema critic Bill Meyer announces the James Agee Cinema Circle Progie Award winners from 2009.

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One family’s “American Violet” experience

When I saw "American Violet" recently, it really hit close to home. I kept flashing back to my family's own encounters with the law.

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Films provoke disturbing image: ‘world war’ against women

With the spectacular response of the movie "Precious," this might be the moment that some movies are sending urgent messages to us about a "world war" against women.

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Yip Harburg, ‘Wizard of Oz’ songwriter & socialist

There is much to be told about the message of the holiday classic, "Wizard of Oz," beginning with its Oscar-winning lyricist Edgar Yipsel Harburg.

16 workers killed per day, thoughts on Ft. Hood, ‘Precious’ and other letters to the editor

It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.

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More thoughts about Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism’

Moore is the closest thing we have to a contemporary Tom Paine.

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Powerful films progressives will want to see

Stunning, engrossing, loaded with political awareness, new films deal with compelling topics, from Daniel Ellsberg to Darwin, from Nanking to Haiti, from New York garment workers to the London subway bombings.

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