|From:||Jackie DiSalvo <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:31:11 AM|
|Subject:||RE: [september17discuss] this land is your land|
And the farmers sang this song as they drove their tractors into Madison
Wis to support the workers occupying the state capital building in Madison,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Marina Sitrin
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] this land is your land
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
> 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
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