House Un-American Activities Committee

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House Un-American Activities Committee

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name of the Internal Security Committee of the US House of Representatives: notorious for its anti-Communist investigations in the late 1940s and 1950s
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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.
He then had a really serious brush with Senator McCarthy and the House Unamerican Activities Committee.
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.
When Arthur Miller died in 2005, obituary writers saluted his standing as one of America's greatest playwrights and praised his moral courage for refusing to name names of Communist Party members before the House Unamerican Activities Committee, or HUAC.
Senator Joe McCarthy's infamous House of UnAmerican Activities Committee ruined the careers of thousands and caused numerous suicides with its bogus allegations of their being involved in some elaborate, unarticulated Red plot - and Hoover provided the falsified information to make the charges stick.
As emotional and mental stress threatens to push him towards madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities and called to give the most challenging performance of his career.
The hearings conducted by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee for several decades during the Cold War and the solo hearings by a member of that committee's Senate counterpart, Joe McCarthy, demonstrate the dangers inherent in Harman's legislation.
Myron was fired in 1953 for taking the Fifth Amendment, refusing to name names at a House UnAmerican Activities (HUAC) hearing, and the family moved to Baltimore.
She was subpoenaed to appear before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in 1951, and her FBI file reveals that she was under surveillance until 1960.
House UnAmerican Activities Committee used the term "Communist sympathizer" to exploit American fears half a century ago--or, similarly, how Richard Nixon used "law and order.
Baraka: That I hadn't told them that I was a red, that I had been fucking with people who were on the House Unamerican Activities Committee.