|From:||Marina Sitrin <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:15:45 AM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] this land is your land|
How this song lyric from CORE (part of civil rights movement, which
began non hierarchical and decentralized ) - "move on over or we'll
move on over you ... " (learned that from my mother)
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM, email@example.com
> I almost forgot another one I heard that proves your point, Marina! I think
> it was on 46th street when we were packed tight with nowhere to go that
> folks broke out into "this little light of mine," from the Civil Rights
> movement. Would also love to do "ain't gonna let nobody turn me around" and
> "solidarity forever."
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Marina Sitrin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] this land is your land
> Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:03:35 -0400
> Yes!!!! Not only because I grew up on this sort of music (radical
> parents) but that song is so transformative and unifying in spaces.
> Songs are a part of most social movements around the world, and have
> been a part of US movements historically as well. (Civil Rights, labor
> - including IWW, predating the AFLCIO, women, anti nuke, and on and on
> - we have a lot to choose from)
> I would love to begin or end our assemblies with a song.
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Yesterday�during the march to Times Square, and then again in Washington
>> Square Park, folks broke out into "This Land is Your Land" by Woodie
>> Guthrie.�This made me happy, both because it's a great song and because I
>> had already been thinking that one way to diversify our message is not
>> to think of new chants, but also to start using more songs.
>> I was trying to remember the final verses which are SO relevant to OWS,
>> couldn't at the moment. Here they are. Let's use them on future marches!
>> As I went walking I saw a sign there
>> And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
>> But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
>> That side was made for you and me.
>> In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
>> By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
>> As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
>> Is this land still made for you and me
> Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che
Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che
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