Opinion

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Avatar: Hollywood science fiction, political reality

What makes Avatar so interesting is that when one looks beyond the science fiction story, one clearly sees the policies of our government serving the multi-national corporations.

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It’s anti-capitalism, Charlie Brown

Forty-four years ago, pop culture received an unexpected push leftward with "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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Few happy endings, but much food for thought

From troubled teens to murders in a maquiladora town, new films reflect the growing pressures of surviving in today's economic climate.

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Yip Harburg, ‘Wizard of Oz’ songwriter & socialist

There is much to be told about the message of the holiday classic, "Wizard of Oz," beginning with its Oscar-winning lyricist Edgar Yipsel Harburg.

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More thoughts about Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism’

Moore is the closest thing we have to a contemporary Tom Paine.

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Powerful films progressives will want to see

Stunning, engrossing, loaded with political awareness, new films deal with compelling topics, from Daniel Ellsberg to Darwin, from Nanking to Haiti, from New York garment workers to the London subway bombings.

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Religion and the economy: A theologian challenges ‘status quo’

A Texas theologian challenges the idea that Jesus Christ's teachings must be contorted into support for big business and the "status quo."

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