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Late Summer readzzz Pt. 2 The Lacuna + We Need New Names,

I first read a review of this book when it came out in paperback and as I scanned the array of players involved in the story – Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Leon Trotsky and Natalia Sedova – I immediately thought I must read this. 759 more words

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EMORY DOUGLAS: Free Palestine

Great to see that Emory Douglas is still hard at work in his neighbourhood. Here’s a nice shot of the legendary revolutionary artist, who gave us the Black Panther Party’s most evocative artwork, standing next to his contribution to a new mural about the Palestinian freedom struggle that was recently unveiled in Oakland, California. 8 more words

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Finding Fela - The Movie

A couple of nights ago I had the privilege of taking in an advanced screening of Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ documentary and I came away thinking, “Yeah, yeah….Fela Anikulapo Kuti… people need to see this film.” 718 more words

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GAZA - A 21st Century Tragedy

Everyday I get up and read the news from Gaza. I think about my old man who served in North Africa in WW2 and was a fervent supporter of the state of Israel. 385 more words

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