A newly discovered document sheds important light on the author, his thought, and the struggle against authoritarianism, as discussed with Orwell researcher David Smith.
'We're Still at War': Illustrated Stories Testifying to Atrocities, Survival, and the Human Condition
Post Bellum's publishing mission is not simply to isolate testimony from those who suffered but to also shed light on those who worked against the smothering constraints of fascism and totalitarianism.
Undocumented Lives masterfully demonstrates a part of the harrowing historical timeline that brought society to today's racist position.
This important post-war film documents its convulsive recent past, ties it into a contemporary scene that we often forget was almost as convulsive and finally, unwittingly, links itself to still roiling convulsions of the film's distant future.
The true story of larger-than-life anarchist rebel Simon Radowitzky, captured here by Agustin Comotto, offers a complex tale of morality and dignity.
'Creativity' in today's corporate speak requires a familiarity with the popular culture that's admired by the white and the well-to-do. It has nothing to do with actual creativity.
In the nearly eight decades since Moonrise's release, Borzage's melodrama-noir styled meditations on social causality, dignity, and redemption have lost none of their potency.
The Black Lives Matter movement has disrupted an undeserved comfort and acceptance of an unjust society. Rightfully so.
Éric Vuillard's work is a short, sublime history that provides a necessary and contemporary service by stripping away the mythic quality of Nazi fascism.
By adopting a populist strategy, the left could finally overcome neoliberalism, replacing it with a deeper, kinder and more radical form of democracy, Mouffe argues.
Two AK Press titles, Between the Bullet and the Lie and The Duty to Stand Aside, show there's no shortage of important ideas to be plumbed from George Orwell's vast and complex oeuvre.
The people of Montana worked together to fight against the monetary and political damage caused by Citizen United. Reed's film documents that fight, and she talks with PopMatters about what that took, and what we, as citizens throughout America, must do next.
The status quo of the past 30 years facilitated a massive transfer in wealth and public resources away from the average American and into the hands of a wealthy minority; a radical coup if ever there was one. Yet it was achieved democratically. A response to Madeleine Albright's Fascism: A Warning.
Civil Rights Document, 'A More Beautiful and Terrible History', Is Revelatory, Sobering and Relevant
Theoharis's work is deeply (and sadly) relevant to our current condition. Many of the same issues Theoharis decries -- media inattention, liberal passivity on racial justice issues, government harassment of activists -- are still in play.
Jeffrey Wilson breaks new ground, adding "graphic interview" to the expanding categories of nonfiction comics and introducing Chomsky and his political thoughts to a new audience of readers.
Separate and Unequal provides a riveting account of a crucial moment in US history. It offers a penetrating insight into the manner in which good intentions and just causes necessarily confront the mechanisms of governmental bureaucracy.