Arts & Entertainment

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U.K.: Performers condemn woes facing the entertainment arts

Stage and screen performers face funding cuts to the arts, chronic low pay and the dearth of black and ethnic minority representation.

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Oscars, shmoscars, here are the 2013 Progie film awards

In an attempt to draw attention to films of social significance with progressive content, I developed The Progie Awards. A collective of international film writers nominates films and actors for these awards.

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“Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan”

"Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan," by Klassen and Greg Albo, asks the question, "Why did the Canadian government go to war in Afghanistan in 2001?"

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A song for Pete Seeger

Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia

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What’s up with Cuban films?

Since there are so few films coming to us out of Cuba, it's always a momentous occasion to see them - whether good or bad. 

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From Mandela to Philomena at Chicago Film Festival

In its 49th season, the Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. With over 150 titles from over 50 countries, there is a wealth of films to choose from for any progressive viewer.

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“The Gatekeepers”: brutally frank and powerful

If you have any interest at all in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "The Gatekeepers" is essential viewing.

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“What Lies Across the Water”: Revealing new book on Cuban 5

In comprehensive and convincing fashion the book explains how the Cuban Five came to be arrested, tried, and imprisoned.

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Big Road in Chelsea joins in with Make Music New York

On June 21, musicians from around New York provided an opportunity to stop, relax and enjoy music on a beautiful day during the city's Make Music New York celebration.

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"Multicultural Soup"

A poem from a recent People's World party, potluck and fundraiser celebrating international labor solidarity and the fight for immigrant rights.

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