Life under occupation explored at Toronto film fest

Each year Bill Meyer reviews movies shown at the Toronto International Film Festival for the PWW. The following is the first in his Progressive Cinema series.

What part of global warming dont we get?

Forget about the hurricanes. Put them out of your mind. We’ll never know for sure that any particular hurricane is caused by global warming, so just don’t think about them. Instead, concentrate on the other evidence for climate change that’s appeared recently:

Slavery in New York: Uncovering the brutal truth

NEW YORK — Wall Street and much of this city’s renowned financial district were built on the burial ground of African slaves. New York’s prosperity stems in large part from the grotesque profits of the African slave trade and African enslavement.

Bolivians set to elect left-wing leader

Evo Morales, an indigenous leader and candidate of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), is favored to win Bolivia’s presidential elections on Dec. 18.

Big changes afoot in Israeli politics

In the wake of dissolution of Israel’s parliament and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s subsequent resignation from the right-wing Likud Party on Nov. 21, a new election has been set for March 28. This will be the fifth Israeli election in the past 10 years, yet it may be the first one in a long time to have real potential for promoting peace and justice in the region.

Would you buy a used car from Alito?

WASHINGTON — Would you buy a used car from Judge Samuel Alito? The question arises because of a memo he wrote to President Ronald Reagan, dated Oct. 27, 1986, urging Reagan to veto the “Truth in Mileage” Act designed to protect consumers from unscrupulous dealers who roll back the odometers on used cars they sell.

Bowl-a-thon to raise money for PWW

Ken BeSaw, a 26-year volunteer worker for the PWW/Mundo, is bowling for dollars — fund raising dollars, that is. BeSaw plans to raise money for his favorite newspaper: the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo!

Thanksgiving at Camp Casey

CRAWFORD, Texas — The rainy weather forecasts didn’t deter the hundreds of antiwar protestors from showing up here Thanksgiving weekend. Gold Star Families for Peace co-founder Cindy Sheehan joined her sister, Dede Miller, veterans, military families and others at Camp Casey II for a Nov. 26 rally, just outside of President George W. Bush’s ranch, to demand an immediate end to the U.S. occupation and war in Iraq.

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