From:   Jackie DiSalvo <>
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,



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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,

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> 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