From:   Jackie DiSalvo <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:31:11 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
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,

Wis

 

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From: september17@googlegroups.com [mailto:september17@googlegroups.com] On

Behalf Of Marina Sitrin

Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:04 PM

To: september17@googlegroups.com

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.

 

Marina

 

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM, acpollack2@juno.com

<acpollack2@juno.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

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

 

 

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