Opinion

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“The Backlash”: eye-opening field trip to the far right

"The Backlash" takes us on a trip to the strip-malls, mountain hollows and exurban living rooms where reactionary populism takes root and grows.

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"Social Network" is a must see

"The Social Network" highlights the positive and far-reaching aspects of the inevitable online revolution sweeping the world through Facebook. But the film also emphasizes the betrayal, greed, and lonely attributes that came to the network's creator along with the fame and glory.

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Workers in struggle on and off screen

While audiences were treated to one of the most exciting pro-labor films in decades at last month's Toronto Festival, a real-life struggle was going on outside.

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Working class film legends offer new Iraq thriller

Director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty were invited to attend the Toronto Festival this year to promote their new collaborative work, "Route Irish," and Laverty's own film "Even the Rain."

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Films show human element in Palestinians’ struggles

The presence of three great films in support of the Palestinian struggle was highly welcomed at this year's Toronto International Film Festival last month.

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Communism at the opera

Communism has taken over the stage at the Los Angeles Opera, and soon will be occupying opera houses in Vienna and Paris!

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“Outside the Law”: Algerian struggle is focus of new thriller

"Outside the Law" is the Algerian revolution in the style of "The Godfather," but with a significant difference.

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“The Pipe” offers antidote to toxic “Superman”

WARNING: "Waiting for Superman," the new film by David Guggenheim, might be injurious to public education.

 

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The fruits of corporate globalization: a review of “El Traspatio”

This film is  a searing and realistic depiction of what international monopoly capital does to the lives of ordinary working men and women.

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Metal musicians fight for better world

In recent years, musicians have begun to weigh in on important social, economic, and especially environmental issues.

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