From:   Liliana Gomez <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:18:20 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] this land is your land

Thanks for the great lyrics, hadn't heard/remebered them in a long time

Lili G

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM, Marina Sitrin <> wrote:
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,
<> 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

Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che