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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

Listening to Pete Seeger. from Jack Humphries: With the sad announcement of the death of the great Pete Seeger this morning, the people of the world have lost not just a link in the chain in the struggle for a more just and peaceful world, but one of our cultural and political anchors. Radio National […]

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Don't mourn: sing

Don’t mourn: sing

Rebel Diaz said music is resistance, it’s the voice of the poor, here are a selection of songs, to inspire, enlighten, entertain, sooth a broken heart and steel your nerves for the 3-year challenge that lay ahead. As I posted this, I was listening to the CD Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy […]

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Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses

Unionists sing Bread and Roses, but how many know the IWW history? 100 Years After Lawrence Strike, the Cry for ‘Bread & Roses’ Still Resonates By Steve Early Textile strikers confront Massachusetts militiamen in 1912. LAWRENCE, MASS.–One hundred years ago this month, thousands of angry textile workers abandoned their looms and poured into the frigid […]

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Bragg on Woody

Bragg on Woody

Woody Guthrie at 100: The Return of a Pariah Woody Guthrie was shunned by his home state. Now Oklahoma can finally embrace the singer-songwriter’s work by Billy Bragg read here http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/13-0 http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/13-0

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ye are many

ye are many

Jim Sharp Poem/1090 [1]16/2011 We are the 99% a materialist concept of class struggle endures recurrently high & low “rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number- shake your chains to earth like dew which in sleep had fallen on you- ye are many- they are few” by Percy Shelley (more…)

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Australian Poem

Australian Poem

Now for a bit of “Australian culture” by the working persons poet Jim Sharp This has something for everyone – if you know the bush, it will appeal to you, if you work in the oil industry, there is something in it for you too, if you have a sense of humour – well, it […]

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OWS meets Brecht

OWS meets Brecht

Stacey Mickelbart: Brecht’s Imperfect Opera Meets OWS “If there’s one thing Occupy Wall Street demonstrates about most of us, it’s how desperately our minds seek order in civic affairs. That’s natural, since politics is the science of government. We demand clarity, and a movement as inclusive and haphazard as OWS throws us off balance. But […]

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen alive

Sunday 1st february 2009, drove from Canberra to Bowral for a memorable evening at the Centtenial vineyards first Paul Kelly, then Leonard Cohen. Still the same in his 70’s, kneeling here and growling his classic lyrics and keeping his songs alive and the music was wonderful. From www.leonardcohen.com For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been […]

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