During the Second World War, amidst global crisis, citizens of many lands reached across borders in solidarity. Though the alliance against the Nazi and fascist assault on liberty was an accepted norm, this was not the case within our own military.
Wayne Dallas Holley, steelworker, scholar, activist and lifelong member of the Communist Party USA, passed away on Dec. 30, 2003. He was 93.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – A recent Peace Film Festival here screened nine movies over four days in a retirement community of 10,000 residents.
Book review Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor By Paul Farmer Univ. of California Press, 2003 Hardcover, 419pp., $27.50
Ibrahim Ferrer, with the CD “Buenos Hermanos,” and Manuel Galbán and Ry Cooder, with “Mambo Sinuendo,” have both won 2004 Grammys in the Traditional Tropical Music and Instrumental Pop categories, respectively.
An array of high-profile Americans – including Rev. Jesse Jackson, feminist Gloria Steinem, Daniel Ellsberg, and artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Danny Glover and Martin Sheen – released a joint statement Jan. 29 in support of Katharine Gun, a British whistleblower. Gun faces two years in prison in England for alerting the public about U.S. spying on United Nations diplomats aimed at securing U.N. approval for war against Iraq. An excerpt of the statement follows:
NEW YORK – The 1954 Academy Award-nominated musical “Carmen Jones” will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a screening here on March 1.
Book Review Hide in Plain Sight: The Hollywood Blacklistees in Film and Television, 1950–2002 By Paul Buhle and David Wagner Palgrave Macmillan, 2003 Hardcover, 320 pp., $27.95
Review The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic By Chalmers Johnson Metropolitan Books, 2004, Hardcover, 389 pages, $25
MILWAUKEE – Hundreds of people here took part in five days of events last month to critically examine the USA Patriot Act and other threats to civil liberties.