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josh
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posted 19 May 2003 11:09 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/03/24/entertainment/main545702.shtml
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Michelle
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posted 19 May 2003 11:27 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
There is so much concern about this in Hollywood that in March — before the fighting even began — the Screen Actors Guild issued a statement warning studio executives not to deny work to entertainers who speak against war in Iraq.

“Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation,” the union said.


They're warning, but who's listening? What can they do about it? I guess they could strike when they hear about people like Glover losing work, but how is that going to stop large corporations from picking pro-war actors for their commercials?


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 19 May 2003 11:30 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
it's not just cuba that the right is incensed about ... glover has been a strong supporter of slave reparations for African-Americans and an opponent of the death penalty.

glover being interviewed by David Barsamian, dec 2002

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I gave a speech at Princeton about the death penalty at the invitation of the local Amnesty International chapter. I reminded the audience that the United States is one of the few countries that still imposes the death penalty while it considers itself civilized. The European Union does not allow the death penalty and supports its abolition around the world. I was asked if my views on the death penalty applied to Osama bin Laden. I said they did. And I added that I was opposed to military tribunals, and to detentions that are still happening. After that I was tagged by elements of the right as unpatriotic.


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audra trower williams
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posted 19 May 2003 11:34 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He was at the World Social Forum, too.
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