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The Misguided Attacks on 'This Land Is Your Land'

Will Kaufman The Conversation
As the author of three books on Guthrie, I wonder how the folksinger would respond to recent criticism of “This Land Is Your Land.” We can’t know for sure, but some of his unpublished writings and recently discovered recordings offer some clues

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.

John Steinbeck, The Dust Bowl, and Farm-Worker Organizing

Harry Targ Portside
John Steinbeck was one of the most prolific and, in my view, significant American novelists of the twentieth century. He was influenced by and synthesized his own politics and personal experience with the political culture and movements of the 1930s.

Friday Nite Videos | October 27, 2017

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Trump Campaign Asked for Stolen Clinton Emails. Lance Canales & The Flood | Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportee). The Florida Project | Movie. Rap Guide to Consciousness. Amy Poehler Explains Income Inequality.

Friday Nite Videos | June 16, 2017

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How Does Money Laundering Work? Woody Guthrie -- I Ain't Got No Home/Old Man Trump. What's in the GOP's Mysterious Health Care Bill? Lynching in America: “Uprooted” Trailer. Australian Prime Minister Does Donald Trump Impression.
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