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.
"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?"
Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia
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.
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.
If you have any interest at all in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "The Gatekeepers" is essential viewing.
In comprehensive and convincing fashion the book explains how the Cuban Five came to be arrested, tried, and imprisoned.
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.
A poem from a recent People's World party, potluck and fundraiser celebrating international labor solidarity and the fight for immigrant rights.
The life of exile has few pluses. But one is that it opens the door to a truly internationalist consciousness, and culture.