Aware of the connection between art and politics, many artists over the years have lent their names to social change. A couple films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival document the ordeals of two world-famous artists sharing many similarities, albeit years apart.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - 'I'm a human being, not a mascot!' read a placard carried by a young Lakota Indian here Oct. 5. She was protesting the 'Fighting Sioux' nickname of University of North Dakota (UND) sports teams and a hockey arena plastered with thousands of reproductions of an Indian-head logo.
NEW YORK - Communist activists gathered here Oct. 20-21 for the first National Committee meeting since the body's election at the CPUSA's convention in early July.
The following is a statement by the Communist Party of Israel.
Reports from peace rallies in Rome, Calcutta and Toronto.
The following is a statement by the Confederation Generale du Travail (CGT), the French trade union federation.
There have been many, many tragedies in the world in our time. Of course, the latest tragedy is the terrorist act which took place in New York and Washington, D.C. This tragedy shook the American people up to what the horrible loss of life can mean to our people and the nation as a whole.
Under the pervasive blanket of 'national security,' Congress and the White House House are hastily preparing to reinstitute a program of screening waterfront workers with background checks that go back as far as 10 years regarding such matters as arrests for drugs, petty crimes, or other 'improper activities.'
In reaction to Bush's war in Afghanistan a new U.S. peace movement has arisen. It is spontaneous, politically diverse, dispersed throughout the country and reflects the basic sentiments of the U.S. peace forces at this point.