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Elizabeth Martinez: The Movie That Makes Magic With Pennies

Falling in love with a movie can happen now and then, but how often does a dazzling film like Follow Me Home come along? A film whose politics make the revolution seem possible after all, whose aesthetics are brilliantly unpredictable and whose acting is superb? A film that not only confronts the nightmare of today’s Read more…

Deirdre Guthrie: Environmental Racism on Montana Reservation

Deirdre Guthrie   In 1994, when I first arrived in Montana to work for Red Thunder Incorporated (RTI), now known as Spirit Mountain Cultural Clan, on the Fort Belknap Native American reservation, environmental racism was a fairly new term. Organ cancer rates among Navajo teenagers living near uranium spills were reported to be 17 times Read more…

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Ward Churchill: Assaults on Truth and Memory, Part II

Ward Churchill The costs of these systematic assaults on truth and memory by those who argue the uniqueness of Jewish victimization have often been high for those whose suffering is correspondingly downgraded or shunted into historical oblivion. This concerns not only the victims of the many genocides occurring outside the framework of nazism, but non-Jews Read more…

Chris Gaal: Who Are The Peruvian Terrorists?

Chris Gaal Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) rebels in Peru made headlines around the world when they entered the Japanese ambassador’s residence during a party disguised as servants carrying caviar and champagne, and proceeded to take hundreds of high level officials hostage. The U.S. press has taken the hostage crisis at face value, painting a Read more…

Danielle Knight: Who Benefits, Who Suffers?

Knight   George and Edvino, ages 12 and 13, have been hired as farm workers in Sao Jose dos Pinhais, a town in the state of Parana located in Southern Brazil. This week they are applying pesticides. Edvino, wearing a dusty Yankees baseball cap and Lee Jeans, nervously giggles as George explains how the hand-held Read more…

Danny Postel: An interview with Noel Ignatiev

"In the historical literature on race relations, there is much that safely can be ignored. However, from time to time a study comes along that truly can be called path-breaking, seminal, essential, a must-read. How the Irish Became White is such a study. Noel Ignatiev has produced that rare York of historical scholarship that, while Read more…

Paul von Blum: Extending the Legacy: The Political Art of Ian White

  Many American art historians, critics, and laypersons know of the powerful influence of Charles White, one of the premier African American artists of the 20th century. Thousands of appreciative viewers have been moved by his murals, paintings, and prints. White spent his entire career promoting a critical vision highlighting the struggles and poorly-recognized accomplishments Read more…

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Eduardo Galeano: To be like them

[Translated by Francisco González] Dreams and nightmares are made of the same stuff, but this particular nightmare claims to be the only dream we are allowed to have: a development model that scorns life and worships things. Can we be like them? Such is the promise of politicians, the goal of technocrats, the fantasy of Read more…

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