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  • Aaron Cohen: Educator, organizer

    Aaron Cohen: Educator, organizer

    January 16, 2004

    Longtime Communist leader, educator and union organizer Aaron Cohen died Dec. 12 at the Oakland retirement community where he had lived in recent years. He was nearly 95 years old. A CPUSA National Committee member for...

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  • Arnold Becchetti, CPUSA leader

    Arnold Becchetti, CPUSA leader

    January 16, 2004

    Arnold Becchetti, former national organization secretary and national treasurer of the Communist Party USA, died suddenly Dec. 27 while visiting family. He was 78 years old. Arnold Becchetti served as CPUSA national organization secretary from 1974...

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  • Book review: Speaking of wars

    Book review: Speaking of wars

    January 16, 2004

    War Talk By Arundhati Roy Published by South End Press 2003 Softcover, 142 pages, $12 Even after I first heard Arundhati Roy speak I wasn’t sure what her politics were. I knew she had leftist perspectives;...

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  • Cold Mountain and my summer vacation (a review)

    Cold Mountain and my summer vacation (a review)

    January 16, 2004

    Cold Mountain is a good movie, based on a good book by Charles Frazier. I think most reviewers missed the most important thing about the movie – it is movingly anti-war at a time when the...

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  • 2003s stinkiest media performances

    2003s stinkiest media performances

    January 16, 2004

    Opinion The P.U.-litzer Prizes were established more than a decade ago to give recognition to the stinkiest media performances of the year. As usual, I have conferred with Jeff Cohen, founder of the media watch group...

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