Opinion

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What the Oscars ignore: Progies spotlight films you should see

Progie nominees contain a wealth of progressive content and contain many suggestions for progressives viewers to watch ... if you can find the films at your local theater, on TV or anywhere in the U.S.!

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Left on the bookshelf: "Blacks, Reds and Russians"

There is a much less known story of another group of immigrants who sought freedom and opportunity, but it wasn't to America but to the Soviet Union that they fled.

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Movies you might have missed: "Mondays in the Sun"

Despite the often-depressing vignettes of the characters' plight, the story is ultimately one of the pride and dignity of the working class.

Woody Guthrie’s gift to American culture

This year marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, perhaps one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the 20th century.

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He is gone from you now … reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"

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Movies you might have missed: "I Am Twenty"

Soviet filmmakers were often criticized in the West for producing stories sneeringly termed "boy gets tractor, meets girl."

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GOP holiday message to America: Drop dead!

As the GOP lawmakers fled home for the holidays, the nightmares they have been causing for Americans turned into rock hard reality.

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Occupy protests spur music explosion

Every social movement has inspired artists to enlist their talents to create cultural expressions that in turn stir the masses and broaden the cause.

The 2012 elections are critical to defeating the 1%

With the 2012 elections less than a year away, the entire right wing is amassing great sums of money in order to win. They want to take over the White House and the both houses of Congress.

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London calling: a review of "London River"

Co-writer/director Bouchareb explores the unlikely cross-cultural friendship that evolves between the Christian woman and Muslim man.

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