1930s era gangster John Dillinger (pictured here) is played by Johnny Depp in the new film Public Enemies. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel give us their nuanced review of the political and moral issues this blockbuster raises.
You’ve heard of the cowboy poets and the lumberjacks, but why has history almost hushed up the tale of the trampprinters, who hopped trains and drank and set type and ran presses, and who by the mid-1800s had built a militant union with equal pay for women and a worker-run hiring system?Labor Radio spoke with Charles Overbeck, co-founder of Portland’s Eberhardt Press, and author of a new essay on the history of trampprinters. Read more in his article Knights of the Road in the latest issue of Steampunk Magazine.
Per Fagereng speaks with Norman Solomon about the State Budget Crises, with a focus on California. How is war spending gutting our State coffers? Norman Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. He has been writing the weekly "Media Beat" column since 1992.