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Tidbits - Jan. 21, 2021 - Reader Comments: He's Gone, Trump is GOP Past, Present and Future; 'Tax the Rich' to Raise State Revenue; DC Statehood; Trump as Citizen Kane; Rosenberg Children; Woody Guthrie; Student Activist Scholarship Applications;

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Reader Comments: He's Gone, Trump is GOP Past, Present and Future; 'Tax the Rich' to Raise State Revenue; DC Statehood; Trump as Citizen Kane; Rosenberg Children; Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land'; Student Activist Scholarship Applications;

Tidbits - Dec. 17, 2020 - Reader Comments: Georgia Runoff Information, How You Can Help; Chanukah Is About Resistance; Community Control of Police; History of Racism in Policing; Chasing the Vaccine; Phil Ochs Song Night; Resources, Announcements; more...

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Reader Comments: Georgia Runoff Voting Information, How You Can Help; Chanukah Is About Resistance; Community Control of Police - Taos example; History of Racism in Policing; Chasing the Vaccine; Phil Ochs Song Night; Resources, Announcements; more..

Global Left Midweek - July 29, 2020

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EU confronted on climate justice! Two takes on the Nicaraguan government! Bolivia! Bulgaria! The power of protest music... and more

Friday Nite Videos | October 18, 2019

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John Oliver | Weather. Rising Up | Bernie 2020. Glory to Hong Kong: A New Protest Anthem. Hosting G7 at Doral Violates the Constitution. The Irishman | Movie.

Glory to Hong Kong: A New Protest Anthem

After months of peaceful marches and clashes, Hong Kong protesters have begun staging a different type of demonstration - mass singalongs of a new song called Glory to Hong Kong.

Friday Nite Videos | June 14, 2019

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Valedictorian Reveals Undocumented Status in Speech. Protest Music in the Era of Trump. Republicans for the Rule of Law. 93PUNX, Vic Mensa | Camp America. It's Even Worse When He Tells the Truth.

Protest Music in the Era of Trump

From Woody Guthrie to the tumultuous 1960s, musicians have responded to the times with music. Musicians across multiple genres are once again responding to the political climate.

Walter O’Brien: The Man Who Never Returned

Peter Dreier and Jim Vrabel Jacobin
Most Americans know the song “MTA,” popularized by the Kingston Trio in 1959. It’s the one about a “man named Charlie” doomed to “ride forever ’neath the streets of Boston . . . the man who never returned.” What’s forgotten, however, is that the song was originally made for a left-wing political campaign. In 1949, the Boston People’s Artists wrote “MTA” for a left-wing candidate. The song became a hit — the man behind it disappeared.
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