From:   Marina Sitrin <>
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,

<> wrote:

> 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 <>

> To:

> 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.


> Marina


> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM,

> <> 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

>> only

>> 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,

>> but

>> 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





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