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The UnAmerican Struggle, winner of the Award of Merit Special Mention in the IndieFEST Film Awards, pays close attention to the struggle for equality from the perspective of Immigrants, Latinos, Muslims, Blacks, Women, and Transgender people.
On March 22, 1961, JBS founder Robert Welch responded to these baseless claims by requesting an investigation of The John Birch Society by the California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on UnAmerican Activities.
"Simply unAmerican": Nativism and support for health care reform.
Unamerican views: Why US-developed models of press--state relations don't apply to the rest of the world.
Americans United's assistant director of communications, Simon Brown, called the sheriff's statements "unAmerican" on AU's "Wall of Separation" blog.
When the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities (HUAC) blacklisted the "Hollywood Ten" in 1947, some of them sought refuge in Mexico where no passport was required at that time and where the Red Scare had not fully tightened its grip on Mexican society.
The episode not only forever changed Walt's attitude toward his workers--he finally left it to Roy to settle the dispute--but prompted him to name names a few years later to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, seeing communist influence underlying the labor movement.
Although he does his share of work on the family farm, Burley consistently stands out among the other Coulter men for his "unAmerican" attitudes regarding the virtue of owning and working the land (Ditsky 3).
To allow counties to ban a product based on a century of fraud, deception and racism just seems - I don't know - unAmerican. Isn't it a bit hypocritical in this state - where folks love to complain about federal control of water, timber or public lands - to embrace the feds when it suits their own bigoted agendas?
He then had a really serious brush with Senator McCarthy and the House Unamerican Activities Committee.
In a sense, Father Barry's whistle-blowing on a corrupt union was Kazan's own defense for testifying before the House of UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC).
Auerbach's final chapter addresses three films - This Gun for Hire (1942), Ride the Pink Horse (1947), and Pickup on South Street (1953) - all of which feature "disaffected tough guys called on to play the part of civic minded patriots during wartime." With their nearly overt portrayal of their protagaonists as unAmerican, these films "offer an unusually stark polarization between the estranged male loner ...
While isolating these "types" is a fresh approach to understanding constructions of mid-century masculinity, Penner's book is in conversation with critics such as Robert Corber, who has written about those who "deviated from the dominant norms of masculinity and femininity risk[ing] construction as unAmerican" (Corber 302) in the McCarthy witch-hunts of the 1950s, and Lee Edelman, whose essay "Tearooms and Sympathy, or, The Epistemology of the Water Closet" explores Cold War-era anxieties about non-heterosexual male bodies.
was always chasing Communists, and the television drama, I Led Three Lives, was geared to making us hate "commies." It was the same sort of "kill your enemies" philosophy of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his infamous subcommittee on unAmerican activities.
He discusses such aspects as a movie problem, producing Hollywood's Cold War, the coalescence of a counter-subversive network, the infamous 1947 trials of the House Unamerican Activities Committee, and rollback.