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6 Patriotic Songs For Labor Day Weekend

William Astore | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
William Astore

Let's stress, and stress again, the importance of national beauty and brotherhood, liberty and freedom, and equality of access for all.

Pete Seeger -- Character, Personality, Intuition and Focus

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Ralph Nader

After 94 years, on January 27, 2014, the world lost Pete Seeger. The world is the lesser for that loss. I met and spoke to Pete Seeger a few times and can attest to his steady determination and uplifting spirit.

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K. Sujata | Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Immigration reform is a women's issue. We need an immigration reform bill that keeps women and their children together, and brings women out from the shadows and gives them protection under the law.

Remembering Guthrie with Woody at 100

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home
Stephen D. Winick

Not many people can claim to have helped change the meaning of a common word, but I think Guthrie can.

Who Knew Woody Guthrie Wrote Such Funny Letters?

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home
Stephen D. Winick

If any further proof were needed that "This Land Is Your Land" is not a nationalistic anthem for the United States, but an ode to internationalism and collectivism, the earliest published text provides it. Instead of the familiar chorus delineating the lower 48, it includes Canada, too!

Occupy Guitarmy Protester Injured In Zuccotti Park

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- One protester was injured in a scuffle between Occupy protesters and police officers at New York City's Zuccotti Park during a rally marki...

It's Official: Downtown Gets A Woody Guthrie Square

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- This square is his square. An intersection in downtown Los Angeles will now bear the name of Woody Guthrie as the city celebrates the ...

Woody Guthrie's Los Angeles

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

Surely if Guthrie -- best known for "This Land Is Your Land," often considered America's alternative national anthem -- were alive today, he'd be writing songs about families fighting bank foreclosures, university students protesting tuition increases, workers organizing and people mobilizing for immigrants rights.

Here's a Way to Never Be Unemployed

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Many Americans are maxing out on their unemployment benefits amid cries from Republicans that they're lazy bums who should get a job. Sure, there's on...

Pete Seeger Continues to Inspire "Tomorrow's Children"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

91 year old Pete Seeger recently told a Rolling Stone journalist that his new album, Tomorrow's Children, is "the most inspiring thing I've ever done....

Pete Seeger, Mark Ruffalo Protest Hydrofracking (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Pete Seeger and actor Mark Ruffalo traveled to Albany Tuesday to push for a moratorium on hydrofracking. The two celebrities were flanked by environ...

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Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alec Baldwin

I keep thinking about how the corporate boot-licking band of reactionaries that are calling the shots from the Republican side of the Supreme Court are going to rule on any BP-related litigation that may make it to their chamber.

The Role of Song in Advancing Health Care Reform

Peter Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Yarrow

Let us sing, not to confront or protest the absence of an equitable health care system, rather to affirm our commitment to allowing all Americans the right of affordable medical care.

An American Tune

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anne Hill

It's one of those weird things, the patriotic hymns of your youth still live in your heart somewhere, despite all the things you learn in the meantime.

Why Not One Country

Rich Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Silverstein

2008-10-30-thisland.jpg Our country is all the "real America," from sea to sea. It's one place and in tough times, it's all the more important to remind ourselves of what we share, rather than what divides us.