Herbert Kransdorf, long-time writer for the People’s Weekly World, died May 20, three days after his 86th birthday.
Interview/Review Rosanne Cash, a Grammy-winning singer with 11 number-one songs to her credit, is the daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash and a mother of five. In 1998 she lost her voice for two years and, when she got it back, turned around and released Rules of Travel to rave reviews.
Film review Carlo Giuliani, A Boy airs on the Sundance Channel Monday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Book review The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization and High-Finance Fraudsters, by Greg Palast, Penguin Plume, 372 pp., $14.00
Grace Cummings died April 29 in Waterbury, Connecticut. She was 65 years old. For nearly 20 years Grace was a member of the Executive Board of New England’s District 1199 of the Service Employees union and a delegate to the Waterbury Central Labor Council. At the time of her death she was chair of the State Committee of the Connecticut Communist Party and a member of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
NEW YORK – The looting of Iraq’s National Museum in the wake of the U.S. military occupation of Baghdad provoked a worldwide outcry, especially after reports that U.S. troops “looked the other way.”Assessments of the extent of the damage continue.
Originally released in 1953, Salt of the Earth, a movie about a New Mexico zinc miners strike, continues to inspire, educate and help build working-class solidarity today.
News Analysis Under the guise of fighting terrorism, a wide-ranging attack on immigrants has been launched nation wide. Spearheading this attack is state legislation denying driver’s licenses to immigrants. This emotionally charged issue has become a major battle in the current legislative session in Connecticut.
The Young Communist League of Texas (TX-YCL) has recently launched a new website at www.texasycl.org. The website boasts several interactive features: users may vote in online polls, place events on the TX-YCL web calendar, and even submit articles for publishing.
Music Reviews: “Tenderly,” Oscar Peterson with Herb Ellis & Ray Brown, Just-in-Time Records; “Cover the World – World Music Versions of Classic Pop Hits,” Various Artists, Putumayo