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Saturday Serenade

Wow, we do have lots of Saturday songs! But then we have such diverse attitudes and approaches to the day itself. Some of us tackle a daunting list of Saturday chores, while others relax and calm themselves after a hectic … Continue reading

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A May Day Mayday

Originally posted on Take Heart!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmAVTKRuHt0 “Poor folks ain’t got a chance, unless we organize.” –Florence Reece And many of our world’s working people still understand this rock-bottom truth. Solidarity forever, my brothers and sisters! We can never cease to…

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A May Day Mayday

“Poor folks ain’t got a chance, unless we organize.” –Florence Reece And many of our world’s working people still understand this rock-bottom truth. Solidarity forever, my brothers and sisters! We can never cease to struggle for justice and human rights … Continue reading

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Earth First — They’ll Strip-Mine the Other Planets Later

Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many. –Maggie Kuhn It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those … Continue reading

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Homeland Security

Long ago and far away, when I could still get my stepdaughter’s Miriam to nap, I would often sing as I coaxed her to sleep. ‘Rock-a-bye Baby’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and her favorite ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’. (She even … Continue reading

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Home Free

Long ago and far away, when I could still get my stepdaughter’s Miriam to nap, I would often sing as I coaxed her to sleep. “Rock-a-bye Baby”, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and her favorite “Puff the Magic Dragon”. (She even … Continue reading

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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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