Once again the Toronto International Film Festival is gearing up to present one of the Western hemisphere’s most prestigious cinematic events. The festival will host over 300 films of all types from 64 countries, presented to one of the largest audiences of film lovers, over 340,000+ admissions. In addition, over 500 prominent directors and actors plan to attend the Festival that is divided into several major categories such as Masters, Contemporary World Cinema, Real to Reel and 15 others.
Our fund drive will help to continue the PWW’s budding online presence. Already, much has been done, including daily updates, and live, on-the-spot coverage of the Democratic National Convention, the first time this paper has been able to cover such an event in real time. There are changes coming to the print edition as well.
La mayoría de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación en México ratificó la constitucionalidad de la despenalización del aborto durante los primeras 12 semanas promulgada en el Distrito Federal.
On Aug. 19, Governor David Paterson called the legislature into special session to address the state’s growing fiscal crisis. One of the biggest targets is the higher education system. Students are not taking it lying down.
Historian William Pelz, author of several previous books on the early German left, has written a stimulating short history of the European left that spans the period from the mid 19th century to just after World War I.
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Over the past eighteen months, oil prices have more than doubled, inflicting huge costs on the global economy. Strong global demand, owing to emerging economies like China, has undoubtedly fueled some of the price increase. But the scale of the price spike exceeds normal demand and supply factors, pointing to the role of speculation, and underscoring the need for policy action to clean up the oil market.