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How to find Toronto Film Festival films

Progressive Cinema Our series on the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival will continue in January. This week, we’re taking a break to offer you some tips on finding films from last year’s Festival.

A humane and non-belligerent foreign policy

The People’s Weekly World editorial Nov. 9 commented on continuing the political struggle against Bush’s policies, domestic and foreign. Obviously all readers of this paper will agree, the question becomes how to reach the people who don’t subscribe or who don’t know our paper is here.

The necessary thing to do

On Dec. 10, I was part of a very moving and spiritually uplifting rally organized by the National Council of Churches. It was a cold morning at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from United Nations headquarters, but the camaraderie quickly warmed me.

Brazilian activist speaks to Cleveland labor

Brazilian political scientist Luis Fernandes was given a warm welcome by the Cleveland labor movement in his visit here Dec. 11.

Put this Canadian duo on your Christmas list

Review Tegan and Sara, If It Was You, (Vapor Records), 2002 I’m on a mission. It’s a one-woman campaign to tell the world about two women, musicians Tegan and Sara. You’ve probably never heard them or even heard of them.

Chicagoans speak out against war with Iraq

CHICAGO – As the “hawk” whipped around the corners of the Federal Plaza here in the Windy City, nipping at toes and noses alike, Dorothy Friezen held an anti-war sign at the building’s entrance as workers and demonstrators went inside. “I value life, everyone’s life, on this planet,” she said. She and hundreds of others were moved to take a stand against war with Iraq.

Berrigan funeral procession a march for peace

BALTIMORE – A bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” as 800 mourners marched through snowy west Baltimore Dec. 9, following a pick-up truck carrying a pine coffin with the remains of Phil Berrigan, a “warrior for peace.” He died at his home, Dec. 6, at age 79.

Toronto International Film Festival 2002 Part 4

Progressive Cinema Have you ever seen a good film from Iraq? They make them, but they are seldom shown in the West. We could certainly learn a lot more about that country if these films were made available to us.

Want to buy the Golden Gate Bridge?

An article in The New York Times Nov. 29 informs us that the agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is considering soliciting donations from users of the bridge to help pay for its upkeep. Other goofy fund-raising gimmicks are also being considered. This comes just after a toll increase, in September, from $3 to $5.

Another modest proposal

You know, Resident Bush is absolutely right when he says that weapons of mass destruction threaten the world.

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