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Challenging weighty traditions

Movie review Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro, South Pacific Pictures Now on video and DVD.

WWII Negro Army Chorus: power of song for change

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 Holley, steelworker, CPUSA leader

Wayne Dallas Holley, steelworker, scholar, activist and lifelong member of the Communist Party USA, passed away on Dec. 30, 2003. He was 93.

Seniors use films to promote peace

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – A recent Peace Film Festival here screened nine movies over four days in a retirement community of 10,000 residents.

Human suffering a plea for change

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

U.S. denies visas to Grammy winners

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.

U.S. artists defend British whistleblower

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:

Academy celebrates Carmen Jones at 50

NEW YORK – The 1954 Academy Award-nominated musical “Carmen Jones” will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a screening here on March 1.

Red Scare didnt dampen their creativity Red Scare didnt dampen their creativity

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

The price of empire

Review The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic By Chalmers Johnson Metropolitan Books, 2004, Hardcover, 389 pages, $25

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