NEW YORK – Hundreds of New York area family, friends, comrades and colleagues of Herbert and Fay Aptheker came together at St. Peter’s Church Oct. 16 to pay tribute to two “outstanding fighters for humanity,” as one speaker put it.
Exclusive interview MILWAUKEE – In an exclusive interview with the People’s Weekly World, Oct. 11, author and filmmaker Michael Moore said he was hopeful that workers backstage at NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” would win employment benefits long denied them by NBC’s parent corporation, General Electric.
Theater review Dalton Trumbo, with his unique and memorable name, was brought before the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 and asked if he was a Communist. He did not acknowledge that he was, but as he also did not deny membership, he was blacklisted by the motion picture industry.
CHICAGO – This year marks the 50th anniversary of the production of the groundbreaking movie, Salt of the Earth. Celebrations have been taking place across the country.
The Thrill and the Agony This week in sports by Chas Walker
Book review Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, By Al Franken, E.P. Dutton, 377 pp., hardcover, $24.95
Book review September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning Our Grief into Action for Peace, By David Potorti with Peaceful Tomorrows, RDV Books, 246 pp., softcover, $14.95
Rushing the quarterback What did ESPN expect? On their “Sunday NFL Countdown” pre-game show on Sept. 28, newly-hired commentator Rush Limbaugh offered his “analysis” of Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Donovan McNabb, who is Black.
Elizabeth Hall, a leader in the Communist Party USA and widow of Gus Hall, head of the CPUSA for over four decades, died Oct. 8 at the home of her daughter, Barbara Conway, with whom she had lived in recent years.