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Mikis Theodorakis: A Life of Music and Resistance

Muhammed Shabeer Peoples Dispatch
Mikis Theodorakis, who began his political life as a partisan in Greek resistance, remained a staunch opponent of imperialist aggression throughout his life. His musical compositions contributed to the cultural revolution in Greece.

Reflecting on 50 Years of Paredon

Barbara Dane Folkways - Smithsonian
In 1970, few record labels were documenting the music that had burst from liberation and resistance movements all over the world. Paredon Records motivation and goals half a century ago - and today - are humans' search for justice, peace, and love.

Tidbits - Jan. 23, 2020 - Reader Comments: Anti-Trump Unity Needed; Truth About Trump Economy; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Civil Rights, Voting Rights,Emmett Till; Terence Hallinan; Austria; Top Civil Rights Songs; Iran Day of Action Saturday; more....

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Reader Comments: Anti-Trump Unity Needed; Truth About Trump Economy; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Emmett Till; Terence Hallinan; Latest from Austria; Puerto Rico poster; Top Civil Rights Songs; Iran Day of Action Saturday

Tidbits - June 6, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment - Time for Congress to Act; Cuba Travel New Restrictions; German Bundestag anti-BDS resolution; Socialist Strategy; Juneteenth; Reclaim Pride Coalition; lots of announcements....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment - Time for Congress to Act; New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba; Measuring Unemployment; German Bundestag anti-BDS resolution; Socialist Strategy; Juneteenth history; Reclaim Pride Coalition; lots of announcements....

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Labor History Songs CD Full of Old Favorites

Paul Buhle LAWCHA (Labor and Working-Class History Association)
The Union Makes Us Strong takes us back, and that's not at all a bad thing. There's a purity of sound here that is moving, along with a professionalism and delivers the goods. "The Union Makes Us Strong by Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith is a wonderful collection of old favorites, enlivened by some fancy banjo, fiddle and mandolin work and by the sweet harmony of the two singers, " writes labor historian Paul Buhle.

Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending - Dar Williams interview; new movie about Victor Jara; songs are illegal in Wisconsin

Madeline Ostrander, John Summa
We can't change the world if we can't even sing together - Dar Williams on what happens if political music dies. "When people come together and sing, mountains can be moved." New film about Victor Jara, Chilean troubadour, murdered by the junta 40 years ago - brings Victor's story up to date. "If you are watching people singing in Wisconsin, you could be subject to arrest." (video)
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