Monthly Archives: March 2011

There Is Still Power in Our Union

Here’s a fine version of a great battle hymn, done by Madison Wisconsin’s musicians’ local. Note the unabashed updating/rewording, with Billy Bragg’s line “Down with the blacklegs! All workers unite!” changed to “Down with the governor! All workers unite!” Such … Continue reading

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Which Side Are We On Now?

[text of an email received 12 March, 2011] Dear Linda, On May 4, 1886, in Haymarket Square in Chicago, the public rallied peacefully in support of 40,000 workers in Chicago who had gone on strike, to win the right to … Continue reading

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Chasing Rainbows

[from a post by Heather/Crooks & Liars, 03/10/2011] [Bill Maher] “America’s rich aren’t giving you money, they’re taking your money. Between the years 1980 and 2005 80% of all new income generated in this country went to the richest 1%. … Continue reading

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Looking for the real thing

[from Columbia Journalism Review website] Premiere Plants : CJR The Kicker — February 14, 2011 12:35 PM Premiere Plants By Liz Cox Barrett Well, here’s a shocker: Some of the people who phone in to talk radio shows (that caller … Continue reading

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