October

Chicagos Crystal Ball real event in Shall We Dance

Film Review CHICAGO — In the world of ballroom dancing, Tommye Giacchino and Gregory Day have achieved it all, from winning both U.S. and world championships, to being featured on PBS’ “Championship Ballroom Dancing,” ESPN, BBC and Eurosport TV, to even starring in a children’s dance video.

Progressive cinema by Bill Meyer Compelling portrait of Allende

Film Review The following is the third in a series of articles on last month’s Toronto International Film Festival. Salvador Allende Canada Struck by the fact that there are very few artifacts in Chile today of former President Salvador Allende, director Patricio Guzman took his camera back once again to his homeland to pay tribute to the great socialist leader.

Preview of the Bush campaigns media endgame

Opinion With the presidential debates now behind us, the struggle for the White House will tilt even more toward decentralized media battles for electoral votes. Between now and Election Day, vast resources will go toward spinning local news coverage in swing states while launching carefully targeted commercials on radio and television.

Marching us to war under false pretenses (but for their own reasons)

Opinion The assault on Iraq was not rooted in self-defense, but in a totalitarian vision of America as ruler of the world.

Bush: gaining on James Buchanan for last place

Opinion The Republican National Convention presented George W. Bush’s presidency as a triumphant success. Most professional historians take a radically different view. A significant number of historians, in fact, rank the Bush presidency as the most disastrous in American history. They’re wrong.

Nothing but lies

Opinion Paul Krugman is a regular columnist for The New York Times. I have no way of knowing, but I imagine that he is paid well for what he does. And he should be.

The battle for RURAL AMERICA

Barack Obama struck a chord with many when he challenged those who “slice-and-dice our country into red states and blue states.” At the Democratic Convention this summer, the Illinois candidate for Senate spoke eloquently of Americans’ fundamental belief that “we’re all connected as one people … E pluribus unum. Out of many, one.”

Pages from workers lives

Editor’s note: Christian Peacemaker Team members Elizabeth Garcia, Murray Lumley, Rusty Dinkins-Curling and Jane Pritchard from Arizona recently met with “Minnie” in the Women’s Migrant Center in Agua Prieta, Mexico.

Jobs with Justice report calls for Medicare for all plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. — All Americans could have health insurance while actually spending less than we do now if the nation reforms the pharmaceutical industry and switches to a national health plan similar to Medicare, a new report says.

State of Working America looks bleak

To survive, families have taken on more debt, with the ratio of household debt to disposable income reaching 108.3 percent.

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