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TV: Raising Dion I recommend the Netflix sci-fi/adventure drama series Raising Dion, which is about a curious 8-year-old-boy. His widowed mother has to protect Dion both from his mysterious superpowers and from the darker aspects of our world. It’s lighthearted, funny and intense, and has a great model for how to discuss racism with children.
Guantanamera – Tune by Joseito Fernandez, Lyrics by Jose Marti, Various Performers The song Guantanamera has a lot of moving parts. The song itself was composed originally in 1929 by Cuban singer/songwriter Joseíto Fernández. At some point, he drifted away from the original lyrics, and started changing them weekly, depending on the events of the
A project of the Milwaukee DSA Education Committee Are you interested in becoming the best organizer you can be? Do you want to expand socialism here in Milwaukee, but are unsure of where and how to start? Have you been involved but feel like the project did not go anywhere? If you answered yes to
“Johnny 99” – Bruce Springsteen Johnny 99 is off of Springsteen’s Nebraska album, released in 1982, an album that could have been named Tales from the Reagan Recession, which lasted from 1981 to 1983. The recession was the culmination of a decade of rising oil prices, inflation, the resignation of Nixon, the loss of the Viet
By Tom Hansberger Midnight Mass – 5 stars Midnight Mass scared me more than almost any other horror film or series I have seen. If horror should be judged on how scary it is, then Midnight Mass is a horror masterpiece. But that standard is not objective, of course, and the reasons Mike Flanagan’s latest
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By Alex Brower Last Tuesday, November 23, the Milwaukee Common Council adopted the new maps for aldermanic districts for the City of Milwaukee. These maps need to be approved as a result of population changes identified from the 2020 US Census. This comes just a short time after the Common Council approved the newly redrawn
Auf Auf Zum Kampf (traditional march, adapted by Bertolt Brecht) On the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, the Second Socialist International gave permission to member organizations to support the war effort if their country was threatened with attack. Given the complex circumstances of the onset of the war, most of the
“War Pigs” – Black Sabbath Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” from their Paranoid album, was released in the early 70s, toward the end of the Vietnam war, a costly and bloody quagmire not unlike the Afghanistan War. The song portrays generals and arms manufacturers as “war pigs” who kill in the name of their own greed.