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Friday Nite Videos | May 3, 2019

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William Barr's Master Class on Hair Splitting. For Pete at 100 | This Land Is Your Land. Elizabeth Warren: Time to Open Impeachment Proceedings. How Quantum Computers Break Encryption. Ady Barkan Testifies on Medicare for All.

Friday Nite Videos | May 5, 2017

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F**king Unbelievable: GOP Shoves Health Care Through the House. Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording. Stephen Colbert Goes One-On-One With Trump. Ryan's Rush to Strip Health Care. National Lynching Memorial Preview.

Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording

In his signature song released 50 years ago Arlo Guthrie tells a true and powerfully understated story of draft resistance that encourages listeners to sing together, resist together and end war. 

Alice's Restaurant, 50 Thanksgivings Later

Arlo Guthrie's now-classic song was released in 1967, but the story begins, as the song explains, two years earlier. And 50 years into the story, its themes are strangely and sadly still relevant. And the movement it appeals for is no less needed.

Tidbits - December 25, 2014- Holiday edition

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Reader Comments-Colbert Nation; Is It Band Enough Yet; Southern Jim Crow Murder; Cuba; How America's Relationship With Cuba Will Change; We express our condolences - Millions March NYC and Center for Constitutional Rights; Angela Davis on police violence; Youth Shall Lead in struggle against police violence; Political Athletes; "Negro-Jewish Unity" and IWO; torture; FBI; Panama invasion; New resources: On Torture; Staughton Lynd book; Stevie Wonder; theater review

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Perhaps Pete Seeger's best known song, composed shortly before Pete was cited for contempt of Congress in 1956 (373 to 9) for refusal to cooperate with HUAC. Pete and Arlo Guthrie here perform it live at Wolftrap. Where Have All the Flowers Gone has been performed in at least 25 languages.

Tidbits - January 30, 2014

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Reader Comments - Pete Seeger; Harry Belafonte Tribute to Seeger; Seeger before HUAC; Seeger - a life-long socialist; Costs of Privatization; Adjunct Professors; Scarlett Johansson and Israeli Occupation; Fracking; Net Neutrality; Radical Art in History; Arlo Guthrie; Solidarity with Russian airline pilots; Today in History
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