Independent filmmaker Jem Cohen shoots movies the old-fashioned way, using a hand-wound 16mm Bolex camera. That alone makes him unique among today’s digitized, computerized crop of indie filmmakers. But it doesn’t make him a terrorist, except in the small minds of Amtrak police, Homeland Security goons and the paranoid administration of George W. Bush.
These past five years, we have witnessed wholesale environmental plunder. We’ve watched the destruction of formerly protected lands, the relaxation of air- and water-pollution standards and the erosion of a network of federal laws and rules designed to protect species in danger of extinction.
President George W. Bush abandoned his post-election promise to “reach out and mend fences” Tuesday, unleashing his harshest criticism yet on Democrats for what he called thwarting his second-term agenda.