North Korea Journal (2019)
Many readers might know Michael Palin as part of the Monty Python comedy troupe. His comedic antics were hilarious, and his work has been shown around the world. In later years he also became a [...]
Gaza Fights for Freedom (2019)
Director: Abby Martin
Writers: Mike Prysner, Abby Martin
Review by Jay Watts
In the wake of the Bush-era box-office popularity of socially engaged documentary films like Fahrenheit 9/11, The Fog of War and [...]
More than a thousand Julian Assange supporters cheered as Australian journalist and filmmaker John Pilger introduced Roger Waters at a September 2 demonstration outside the British Home Office. The rally called for an end to the unlawful detention [...]
Folksinger Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is widely acclaimed as the great bard of the American working class. More than fifty years after his death, his songs are still performed around the world. Guthrie grew up in Okemah, Oklahoma, in the heart of [...]
Director: Robert Adetuyi
Writers: Rick Chafe, Danny Schur
Reviewed by Stephen Seaborn
Stand!, the feature length drama about the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, charmed audiences with its world première at this month's [...]
Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music, by Gerald Horne (Monthly Review Press, 2019). 456 pages
Historian Gerald Horne, Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, is a prolific author and [...]
1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike, by the Graphic History Collective and David Lester, published by Between the Lines, 2019, 107 pages, ISBN 978-1-77113-4209-0 (softcover).
Review by Kimball Cariou
"A picture is worth a [...]
Johnny Clegg, the South African musician who defied apartheid by forming two highly successful biracial bands, died at his home in Johannesburg on July 16 after a long fight with cancer. Clegg's first band, Juluka, began in 1969 as a duo with [...]
The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich, by Victoria Bateman, 243 pp., 2019, Polity Press.
Review by Kimball Cariou.
British economist and activist Victoria Bateman is known for unorthodox tactics to get her point across at staid [...]
There are times when, in the midst of a democratic struggle, an artist appears who expresses the aspirations and the anger of the people. The Sudanese rapper Ayman Mao is one such artist. His song “Dum” (“Blood”) is widely recognized as an anthem of [...]
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