Ed Rampell on the 70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST - Un-American: A Reenactment of the HUAC Hearings
October 27, 2017, is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Hollywood Ten’s testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which marked the beginning of the Hollywood Blacklist and McCarthyism. This was one of the most unjust, repressive eras in American history, enforcing censorship and trampling on constitutional rights.
At the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, Blacklist survivors, relatives of persecuted artists and contemporary progressive talents including Susan Sarandon, Jamie Cromwell, Mike Farrell, and via video Ed Asner and Lee Grant, will reenact the HUAC heaings.
The Writer's Guild Foundation, which is sponsoring the event, stated, "The goal of our HUAC hearings reenactment is to remind Americans about another despotic era in U.S. history when free speech rights were trampled on by HUAC and McCarthyism – so it never happens again."
We'll speak with one of the organizers, Ed Rampell, about this extraordinary event. Ed Rampell is a film historian, author and critic, and writer for Hollywood Progressive.
James Loewen on the Civil War, Slavery, White Supremacy and Those Confederate Flags and Monuments
Dr. James Loewen, Sociologist and Author, shows that the Confederate leaders were open and out front about why they started the Civil War: to protect slavery and the society based on white supremacy. What more can you say about the heritage, traditions and culture of the Southern Confederacy and the character of those who uphold its traditions today?
Bob Avakian: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible!
We'll hear several excerpts from a new talk by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, "THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO! In The Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America: A Better World IS Possible!"
The entire one hour+ talk, and numerous clips, are available at revcom.us.