John Brown and his body

When you listen to those who we define as folk/protest singers and songwriters you tap into an oral history that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. These troubadours keep alive the struggles and trials of the past that we here and now should be learning from. I recently got hold of David Rovics' … Continue reading John Brown and his body

Syria 2013 by David Rovics

Another timely ditty from David Rovics.Syria, 2013 By David RovicsThere's an uncivil war in Syria, one hundred thousand deadMillions of refugees without a roof over their headsProxy armies flowing in to a country open wideYou got Al-Qaeda and America fighting side by sideYou got Saudi monarchs and French socialists on one teamYou got Russia and … Continue reading Syria 2013 by David Rovics

Sacco and Vanzetti

August 22nd or 23rd of August 1927 the US State murdered Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti."Did you see what I did to those anarchist bastards?"- Presiding Judge Webster ThayerRead more at libcom.org, and also at http://saccoandvanzetti.orgAnd here's a great version of the song Sacco and Vanzetti by David Rovics.http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/N0sYAU96FY0&source=udsAuthored by Chris HallRelated articlesRemembering Sacco and … Continue reading Sacco and Vanzetti

The Commons

Don't you just love old English nursery rhymes? Scratch the surface and you'll often find a truth.Here's one about The Commons:They hang the man and flog the woman that steal the goose from off the common, but let the greater villain loose that steals the common from the goose.The law demands that we atone when … Continue reading The Commons