Film director Roman Polanski was recently arrested in Switzerland for possible extradition to the US to face charges for raping a 13 year old girl some 30 years ago. Many in the film industry have risen to defend him. In this commentary, Frann Michel demonstrates how these defenses reveal the male supremacy that lies at the heart of bourgeois ideology. Here are links to her sources:
O.k., so we're not going to get a single payer health this year, and maybe not even a public option. Can anything good still come out of Congress this year? Kathleen Stoll of Families USA thinks we can expect some real improvements in access to health care from the legislation likely to emerge. Here she talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.
In The Informant, Matt Damon plays an agri-business executive who cooperates with the FBI to expose corporate malfeasance at Archer-Daniel-Midlands. Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Norm Diamond fill out the context and discuss the issues the film raises.
Clayton Mogareidge reads a short poem beginning "History is made of the lies of the victors...." by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. It is published in a volume called Poems for the Nation: A Collection of Contemporary Political Poems, edited by Allen Ginsberg and others, published by Seven Stories Press.