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Film Review: District 9

August 19, 2009

Warning: This review contains minor spoilers. In District 9, the new science fiction action thriller by first-time director Neill Blomkamp, an alien spaceship breaks down above Johannesburg, South Africa, leaving its inhabitants stranded on Earth,...

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The headlines have been blaring with news that pop star Chris Brown (19) beat his girlfriend and fellow pop star, Rihanna (21) during a violent quarrel. It came as a shock to educators and public...

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Son of Nun (SON) is a former Baltimore City School teacher and current MC who performs class-conscious, revolutionary hip-hop. (see his MySpace at: http://www.MySpace.com/socialistmc and his website at http://www.sonofnun.net/index.shtml). In addition to building for the...

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Humphrey McQueen, Marxist historian In bringing Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel, Oil, to the screen as There Will Be Blood, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has been faithful to the author’s socialist intentions. The adaptation also resonates...

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Michael Wrack, an NHS worker in London “Sicko” recently opened in British theaters, and Michael Moore’s brilliant documentary on the U.S. health care system has been received enthusiastically across the Atlantic. This movie review by...

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This is a fascinating insight into Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement which has taken control of the Gaza Strip. Zaki Chehab, a leading Palestinian journalist, has closely followed its emergence over the last 20 years...

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The 90th anniversary of the Russian revolution is being used by western commentators and historians to repeat old lies and distortions about the revolution and its aftermath. An exception is The Soviet Century by Moshe...

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Most histories of the struggle against French colonial rule in Vietnam reflect the Stalinist traditions of the Hanoi regime, and ignore or slander the heroic role of the adherents of Leon Trotsky and the Fourth...

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Media personality Don Imus, Hip-Hop artist 50 cent, comic/actor Michael Richards of Seinfeld fame and the resurgence of the gore and snuff films like the Quentin Tarantino presented Hostel I and II are at the...

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There is great interest in Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela, Evo Morales’ Bolivia, and Fidel Castro’s Cuba among workers and young people worldwide. Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope, by Tariq Ali, is informative on the...

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