Walter G. Moss: While watching HBO’s recent 5-part dramatization of the 1986 Soviet nuclear accident at Chernobyl, which spewed more radioactive material into the atmosphere than Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings combined, I kept thinking of all the suffering it caused.
Steve Early: At War, a new movie from Cinema Libre Studio, vividly portrays shop floor resistance to corporate power in small-town France.
After promising 1100 employees that they would protect their jobs, the managers of a factory decide to suddenly close up shop. Laurent takes the lead in a fight against this decision.
Bill Meyer: Havana from On High provides compelling stories from roof dwellers enjoying the city away from the sound of the streets. Most dwellers live within peaceful homemade setups created from the best of remaining materials.
Eric A. Gordon: The GOP played up the homosexual issue as a national security threat. Among Eisenhower’s first executive orders was one committing to root out all homosexuals from federal jobs both civilian and military.