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Dads in Space: Review of 'First Man' and 'High Life'

Christine Smallwood New York Review of Books
First Man is a paean to American greatness. It does include a montage of protesters demanding that the money on NASA be spent to help the poor and hungry, set to Gil Scott-Heron’s “Whitey on the Moon”. That might have been a good title for the film.

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Review: ‘Warrior Women’

Chelsea Phillips-Carr POV Magazine
Warrior Women is about progress, and this extends to the personal sphere as well as the public. It is a progress that comes with respect for the women that came first--the ability to use knowledge of the past to build something even more powerful.

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New Film Reveals Life of Civil Rights Activist Jack O’Dell

Paul Buhle Truthout
O’Dell was a close, crucial adviser to Dr. King. The axe nevertheless fell with demands on King to drop this trusted adviser. Speaking softly, O'Dell minces no words about the role of anti-communism then, how much it cost him and the Black movement.

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Review: In ‘Prairie Trilogy,’ All-American Stories of Socialism

Glenn Kenny New York Times
What does it mean to be a socialist in America? 'Prairie Trilogy' is a documentary series (made between 1977 and 1980) chronicling how North Dakota workers and farmers organized to take power back from corporate interests in the East in 1916.
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