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Review: 5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, goes through five different cameras from 2005 to 2010, each one broken when the Israeli military or police assault him as he tries to record the ongoing turmoil.
| June 22, 2012
Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Near the end of this documentary a woman calls the pink ribbon of breast cancer-awareness a "made in China" tag.
Documenting hypocrisy in the breast-cancer awareness movement
| June 22, 2012
'The Tempermentals' start the revolution
Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
| April 06, 2012
Occupy the future
After barreling straight ahead for more than three months, Occupy is at its first fundamental turning point.
As it evolves, the movement is building on a network laid down in the encampments
| December 30, 2011
This week, we're joining a guided tour of the Maine Museum of Political Paleontology. A docent is explaining to a group of schoolchildren what's happening in a scene depicting cave people trying to register to vote.
| August 26, 2011
Review: If a Tree Falls
Director Marshall Curry's If a Tree Falls tells the full tale of the ELF's genesis in Oregon, and of the group's badass campaign of "economic sabotage" that left more than 1200 symbols of bourgeois excess (a Vail ski resort, an SUV dealership) burned to
A ggressive hippies
| July 29, 2011
Open for change
Last Saturday's first flash of dry weather in a week didn't stop dozens of Boston activists from holing up in a Chinatown loft, and plotting to protect citizens from Clear Channel, FCC oppressors, and other threats to an open, fair, and honest media.
Don't quote me
| May 27, 2011
Activist and friend hope for DREAM Act passage
Jessy Galvéz is kneeling at the altar of El Sinai Church in Portland, at an interfaith vigil supporting the DREAM Act.
| December 10, 2010
Former inmate, activist now free to speak out
Last year, when Ray Luc Levasseur was invited to speak on the University of Massachusetts — Amherst campus to commemorate the anniversary of a federal sedition trial held in Springfield, the speech prompted vehement protests from police groups and state
| October 15, 2010
Freedom Watch: Speak no evil
It wasn’t the first time members of the Congressional Black Caucus had heard – and done nothing about – Sudan’s dirty secret. Even before a recent House international-relations subcommittee hearing on human-rights violations in Sudan, they knew that kid
Why are African-American leaders silent about slavery in Sudan?
| May 21, 2010
Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home
Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
| April 30, 2010
Prison activist: Board chairman wrong
I just finished reading the letter from Jon Wilson. Mr. Tapley was correct, the Board of Visitors is not living up to its mandate to represent the public's concerns about the Maine State Prison, nor is it minimally accountable in that it never filed an a
Letters to the Portland Editor, September 11, 2009
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 11, 2009
The upside of hope in Rhode Island
Everywhere one turns these days, there's seemingly more bad news about Rhode Island: the unemployment rate, one of the highest in the nation, tops 10 percent — and the state's running out of unemployment assistance.
Nine individuals who are bullish and optimistic amid the state's current tough times
| January 28, 2009
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