What should we be learning about the viability of our economic system from this latest crisis? Fred Magdoff and Michael D. Yates make the case for the socialist alternative in a recent editorial in Monthly Review, excerpted and read here by Clayton Morgareidge.
What do we learn from Precious, the movie about a pregnant black teenager, about poverty, education, and matriarchy? What does it leave out or distort? The Old Mole's Denise Morris talks with Juell Stuart, a writer and activist from Brooklyn whose article on Precious appeared in Colorlines. Stuart is a researcheer with the Applied Research Center (ARC). For another critical review of Precious, go here.