“The Pipe” offers antidote to toxic “Superman”

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



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.


Metal musicians fight for better world

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


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.


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?"


Another chicken and egg story

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