Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger once said about Woody Guthrie’s music, “Any damn fool can get complicated. It takes genius to attain simplicity
First and foremost, oil is the most urgent threat. The U.S. Coast Guard is keen to let the oil industry now use the river
That said, he admitted he had never fully sorted out the group's legacy. "I suppose we did pave the way for Peter, Paul and
How does a privileged young man fight for social justice, rights for labor, world peace, civil rights and a clean planet
July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.
The trio had been stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and they had just been informed they were going to Vietnam. They were given a 30-day leave before they had to embark. The G.I.'s convened the press conference to perform a bold act: they intended to refuse their orders to go fight.
To get that answer one must travel with Paul Winter, from Pennsylvania through Chicago by way of Latin America, on to California and finally end up in 1966 at The Newport Folk Festival.
Sourcing and preparing your meals, sharing them with the people you love changes something in you -- it empowers you, it makes you responsible. And it creates a connection.
Clearwater, the groundbreaking environmental organization founded by Pete Seeger which spearheaded the drive for the national 1972 Clean Water Act, is in such dire financial straits that it intends to cancel or relocate its famed Hudson River Revival Festival.
They worried about Seeger's "Communistic sympathies."
After over a 100 years this conflict is still defined by its original clash of two narratives.
The longer this conflict goes on it becomes easier for radical elements to become strengthened and increase in numbers, while at the same time it allows for a spiral downward drawing the two sides further apart. The present violence is but another reminder that the status quo can not hold.
I had never lived in New York City before and the thought of living in a tower perched above the feverish frenzy of Washington Square Park, with its ever changing mix of students, and tourists, beatniks and folk singers, left me breathless.
Terry Hall has two feet in two worlds. He has one foot in Children's music and the other in the world of large arenas, tour buses, and superstardom. Wait a minute you say. Superstardom?
Woody Guthrie, America's most revered troubadour for social justice, would be 103 years old if he were alive today. He was born on July 14, 1912. Although he died in 1967 at 55, his songs have endured.
Most Americans are unaware that much of our patriotic culture -- including many of the leading symbols and songs -- was created by people with decidedly progressive sympathies. Progressives understand that people can disagree with their government and still love their country and its ideals.