Crystal Lee Sutton, aka "Norma Rae"

Remembering Norma Rae

March 3, 2007 - The Academy Awards have come and gone, pulling in over 40 million viewers and proceeding without any noticeable glitches or controversy. As Robert Nathan and Jo-Ann Mort recently wrote in The Nation, it also passed without any films that made a strong political statement.

The AFL-CIO Debate and the South

July 25, 2005 - Here at Facing South, we haven't commented much on the massive upheavals in the AFL-CIO, which are now playing out in the labor federation's convention in Chicago, starting today.