Monday, February 22, 2010

Shays’ Rebellion and the American Revolution

Written by John Peterson
Thursday, 18 February 2010

The American Revolution shook up the entire world. The thirteen British colonies that would become the United States of America, fought and won against the most powerful imperial power on the planet. In the years following the American victory over the British, the hopes of the masses were betrayed. As a result, there were many popular movements and uprisings. But none had as big an impact on the psychology of the ruling class and the future structure of the U.S. government as Shays’ Rebellion of 1786-87, which some have called “The American Revolution’s Final Battle.”

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John Peterson

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shutter Island ***1/2

Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio team up as a pair of U.S. Marshals who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Massachusetts to search for an escaped mental patient, uncovering a web of deception along the way as they battle the forces of nature and a prison riot in this Martin Scorsese-helmed period picture. Laeta Kalogridis adapts Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name, with Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures splitting production and distribution duties. Ben Kingsley co-stars as the head of the institution where the patient resided, while Michelle Williams portrays Leonardo DiCaprio's deceased wife, whose memory haunts him during the investigation. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley round out the supporting cast. That is from

I was surprised to see Max Von Sydow in the movie. I thought he was long retired.

I can describe it, as the movie moves along, then POW!. When you see it, you'll understand.

Renegade Eye

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thirty Years Since The Iranian Revolution

Written by Fred Weston
Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Mass demonstration in Tehran, 1979

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Iranian revolution. The media has been highlighting it as an "Islamic revolution", when in actual fact what we witnessed thirty years ago was a genuine workers' revolution that was hijacked by the reactionary Ayatollahs because of the lack of a genuine revolutionary leadership. Thirty years later we must learn the lessons of those tumultuous events and prepare for the next revolutionary upsurge.

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Renegade Eye

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Bro Tim RIP

I heard on Facebook this morning about the death of a blogger, who occasionally visited this blog. I'm sure some of you know Bro Tim.

His obituary showed up today on his blog called Blog of Revelation, a name reflecting his religious foundation.

On Facebook he often sent me application gifts. Most of the time, they are like spam. From him it was from the heart.

I didn't always agree with him, he was able to disagree, without taking it personally. Everything was from his heart.


Friday, February 05, 2010

Oscar Nominations for 2010

The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2009 and will take place March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It will be televised in the United States on ABC. Actors Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will host the show. Martin will host for the third time, after previously presiding over the 73rd and 75th ceremonies, while Baldwin will host the show for the first time.

Read the nominations here.

Thank you Wikipedia.