Theatre Review: Class act in Camden

by Joe Gill

Morning Star | April 19, 2018

This is Not a Safe Place
Camden People’s Theatre, London

LIVERPUDLIAN poet and performer Jackie Hagan tries to put her audience at ease. It’s the opening night of the Common People festival showcasing working-class theatre makers and discussions on class and the arts sector.Read More »

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Radical roots of the superheroes

by Alex Mitchell

Morning Star | March 02, 2018

Cosplayers dress up as Marvel Comics characters Photo: William Tung/Creative Commons

BATMAN, Superman and Wonderwoman first saw the light of day in the late 1930s and it was in 1940 that Timely Comics – Marvel Comics’ predecessor — launched Captain America. Illustrated by Jack Kirby and written initially by Joe Simon and later by Stan Lee, it went on to sell 1 million copies a month.Read More »

‘He spoke to what was needed to create an equal society’

Bernadette Hyland talks to playwright TREVOR GRIFFITHS about the continuing significance of the 18th century radical Thomas Paine

Morning Star | January 15, 2018

 

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls,” Thomas Paine wrote in December 1776 during the war of independence with the British, when the American colonists’ morale was at a low ebb.Read More »

Art and Communism: Soviet Posters Against Racism and War

The visionary propaganda of the USSR’s skilled artists upheld social equality in contrast to racial hatred, colonialism and imperialism.

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 ushered in the world’s first socialist state. Encompassing one-sixth of the world, the Soviet Union sought in its early days to bring about a global revolution against capitalism and imperialism, and openly declared its opposition to colonialism, racism and exploitation.

In order to advance toward the goal of world revolution, agitational propaganda, or agitprop was deployed as a means of conveying Marxist theory to the workers and oppressed of the world. Entire departments and agencies produced posters, cinema, poetry, music and literature for this purpose, and life in the socialist state was permeated with the striking motifs of agitprop artwork.

teleSUR takes a look at the iconic political posters of visionary Soviet artist and propagandist, Viktor B. Koretsky.

No to Fascism!
No to Fascism!

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Poets who dedicated verses to Che (+Photos)

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Granma | July 25, 2017

Poets who dedicated verses to Che

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