Opinion

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Meet author Victor Grossman at the Left Forum.

Meet Victor Grossman in New York City at the People's World table at the Left Forum, May 30 - June 1, at CUNY.

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Memories of Pete Seeger in East Berlin

In 1945, every Saturday night, we sang his songs, with those of Woody, Leadbelly, Paul Robeson and Ernst Busch, at the Folksay square dance and song sessions in the Furriers' Hall.

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Margrit Pittman: 1919-2013

Margrit Pittman, a working class journalist and lifelong advocate of world peace, equality, and socialism died Feb. 4 in New York City. She was 93.

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Movies you might have missed: “Fateless”

The capitalist industrialists of Nazi Germany were instrumental in the political rise and installation of Adolph Hitler as master of Germany.

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50th anniversary of Berlin Wall: a deeper look

This year Berlin's public TV channel gripped our brain cells every day for a month in advance of the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. For anyone probing more deeply, however, some questions still require answers. Why was it built?

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Charlie Chaplin film fest evokes lessons for today

Eighty years after his visit to Berlin, Charlie Chaplin's 80 films continue to make audiences laugh and think.

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‘The Book Thief’ and ‘Red Orchestra’ offer anti-Nazi lessons

It was the Mexican historian George Santayana who said those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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Committing heresy: Nazis and the Berlin Wall

After witnessing a large and raucos pro-Nazi march near his house in formerly East Berlin, writer Victor Grossman ponders the Berlin Wall and its fall 20 years ago.