An update on Mumia abu-Jamal; how the ERA was lost; outdated environmental science; farmworker rights; and a salute to Emma Goldman.
culture & reviews
Pro basketball players proved that, when united against systemic racism, they are stronger than the big-money league owners.
The current coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the sharp inequities in our country. Due to lack of medical care, overcrowded living arrangements and heightened exposure to illness through their essential, front-line labor, poor people (all races, but disproportionately Black and brown ) face the greatest burdens. One would think our most at-risk residents — children, elders… Read more »
Oil Under Troubled Water, by Bernard Collaery, is subtitled Australia’s Timor Sea Intrigue. Key protagonists in the plot are the Australian, Indonesian and Portuguese governments, United Nations (U.N.), resource corporations and the resilient people of Timor-Leste determined to get justice. The themes are also wide-reaching: imperialism, oil, betrayal and an epic liberation struggle. The Timor… Read more »
Unfortunately, we are still mid-pandemic. Fortunately, there’s lots of good stuff to watch, listen to, and read. Here’s an internationalist selection.
Helen Collier imparts hard truths about racism and slavery’s legacy in her video play.
Bill Gammage documents the real history of Australia.
Reopen or not? With fans or not? Owners care about the money. Players and their unions care about their health and about fighting racism.
A riveting miniseries streaming on Hulu that tells the history of the 1970s battle for women’s equal rights, with important lessons for finishing the fight.
“Planet” boldly exposes that corporations profit from green campaigns and discusses real problems. But eco-socialist ideas are missing.