October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: NYU Unveils Lost Films Of The Communist Party USA

New York City, October 18 — UNESCO has established October 27, 2007 as the first-annual World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. To commemorate this event, NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program and NYU Libraries are proud to present a showcase of rare 16 mm films from the Communist Party USA Collection.

Help us get to $100,000 by Nov. 1

The People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo fund drive has been progressing at a pretty good pace. But now we have to step it up. As of Oct. 15, we are at $76,723, about 38 percent. We want to reach $100,000 by Nov. 1. Can you help us? Please make a donation today for the fund drive.

Study of deaths in police custody raises questions

A first-ever Justice Department study of deaths in police custody raises more questions than it answers.

Chicago spotlights non-Hollywood films

CHICAGO — Approaching half a decade now, the Chicago International Film Festival features movies from 44 countries, including some that produce very few movies like Puerto Rico, Bulgaria and Burkina Faso.

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Lorraine Hansberry playwright and agitator

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was one of the most relevant playwrights of the 20th century. Her work highlights the struggle for equality and justice, as an African American woman who in her early years was also a leader of the Communist youth movement.

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CARTOON: School supplies

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Defending Rachel Carson

2007 marks the 100th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s birth. And while the writer of “Silent Spring” and the woman credited with launching the modern environmental movement has been praised by many, some have used the anniversary to launch scathing and unfounded attacks. The wrangling over Carson’s legacy has even reached Congress.

Dont misuse Social Security, Texas activists say

DALLAS — North Texas Jobs with Justice joined activists across the nation Oct. 12 in protesting Social Security’s relatively new involvement in immigration law enforcement.

Outlawing abortions doesnt stop them, study says

Abortion rates are similar in countries where the procedure is legal and in countries where it is not, and the number of abortions worldwide is declining due to increased access to contraception.

Calif. unionists charge police brutality

Over 150 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) gathered outside the Yolo County Courthouse in Woodland, Calif., Oct. 5, to protest the arraignment of two ILWU Local 10 members on charges of obstructing justice.

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