Tag: Hollywood

Three museums are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist, the darkest period in Tinseltown history. What happened during this period of right-wing repression? As actor Humphrey Bogart put it: “We saw it—and said to ourselves, ‘It can happen here.’ We saw American citizens denied the right to...
Let’s Hope History Does Not Repeat This month marks the 75th anniversary of the start of the Hollywood Blacklist. On October 27, 1947, screenwriter John Howard Lawson, the first member of what came to be known as the “Hollywood Ten,” testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). The...
Joseph Goebbels, chief propagandist for Hitler’s Nazi Party, would be in awe of the film’s director, Joseph Kosinski I saw Top Gun: Maverick yesterday. It was absolutely horrible. The film sets a new standard for state-orchestrated, pro-military, mass indoctrination. Goebbels, chief propagandist for Hitler’s Nazi Party, would be in awe...
In Hawaii thousands of people have been displaced and 93,000 have had their water poisoned by the Red Hill Navy facility. This is after two fuel leaks just last year, and a major fuel leak of 27,000 gallons of fuel in 2014. The Navy sacrifices water for war by refusing to do anything about the facility, which activists demand should be closed and fuel tanks drained immediately.
First the CIA tried to block the public from being exposed to its dirty deeds—but now the strategy has shifted to trying to normalize them. By depicting ugly, degrading, murderous and unspeakable acts as routine, they become accepted as “the way things are done.” Almost since the very inception of the...
For decades, the Pentagon and CIA have rewritten scripts and censored Hollywood films—with dire consequences for humanity. In 2012, Argo won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film starred Ben Affleck as a CIA agent named Tony Mendez who poses as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran. He helps...