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Panto Remembered

Joey Skee (July 17, 2010)
A new book about the New York City waterfront recalls the Italian-American fight against organized crime.

Sylvester Stallone is currently in talks with John Gotti, Jr. about making a film about the deceased Teflon Don.  My antidote to this unwelcomed news is not an anti-defamation rant but a simple reflection on labor activist Pete Panto, who was killed 71 years ago fighting for workers' rights and against the Mob.

The opening chapter of Nathan Ward's recent book Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Inc.) tells the story of Panto's struggles and his murder:  

The rest of the chapter can be read here.  Ward also maintains his own blog relating to his book.

Who in Hollywood has the creative fortitude to make a biopic about Pete Panto, anti-mafia crusader?    





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