THE FILM Rabbit Proof Fence is based on the true story of three girls’
trek across 1,500 miles of Australian outback in 1931. However, the film
is not just the story of an incredible feat of human endurance across
The Dancer Upstairs is set in an unnamed Latin America country in the
recent past and concerns the attempts of a policeman, Agustin Rejas
(played by Javier Bardem), to capture the elusive guerrilla leader who
calls himself Ezequiel.
A large portrait of Leon Trotsky dominates one wall of the ’Soviet
Graphics - States of illusion’ exhibition currently showing at the Tate
Modern Museum on London’s South Bank (on display at the
History/Memory/Society section). On close inspection, the visitor sees
that the portrait has jagged edges....
There are few books of political theory that have received such
widespread publicity as Empire, by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
(Hardt & Negri). It has been described as ‘neo-Marxist’ or even as the
‘new Communist Manifesto’.
THIS BOOK is a searing indictment of the US war machine and internal
repressive state apparatus. Gore Vidal doesn’t in any way condone the
methods of terrorism, but tries to explain why 9/11 occurred and why
Timothy McVeigh blew up a federal building in Oklahoma killing 168
BLAIR CLAIMS that his "dossier" on Iraq justifies the US and Britain
going to war and forcing a ’regime change’. "Rogue State", William Blum,
is a "dossier" - with detailed references, many from official sources -
on US imperialism.
In the excellent television programme, Palestine – Still the issue,
which unfortunately was broadcast so late that many people will have
missed the chance to see it, John Pilger provided a follow-up
documentary to one he did 25 years ago on the issue.