Portside aims to provide varied material of interest to people on the left that will help them to interpret the world, and to change it.
These lyrics were written by folk trailblazer Woody Guthrie, and set to music by Martin Hoffman. Guthrie wrote these words on reading the story of 28 Mexican nationals who died in a plane crash while being flown back to Mexico. They were buried in an unmarked grave, their names unknown until 65 years later, when a remarkable piece of detective work brought them to light. The song is available on the album "til we outnumber 'em -- songs of Woody Guthrie," conceived by Ani DiFranco and featuring, among others, DiFranco, Tim Robbins, Country Joe McDonald, Arlo Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Billy Bragg. (Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, eMusic). For more Songs of Immigration, Deportation and Identity, go here.
Republicans show they are willing to compromise on the farm bill by eliminating the part they refused to compromise on.