this land is your land
The folk tune is popular around campfires and in grade schools, but it also called to mind the nation's long history of land disputes involving tribes.
The singer also delivered a message of unity in Spanish during the ceremony.
People cry, applaud and sing "Amazing Grace" and "This Land Is Your Land."
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.
Despite the conventional wisdom that patriotism means "my country -- right or wrong" and is best displayed by blind flag-waving, to many Americans patriotism means loyalty to a set of principles, and thus requires dissent and criticism when those in power violate those standards.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.
Let's stress, and stress again, the importance of national beauty and brotherhood, liberty and freedom, and equality of access for all.
After 94 years, on January 27, 2014, the world lost Pete Seeger. The world is the lesser for that loss. I met and spoke to Pete Seeger a few times and can attest to his steady determination and uplifting spirit.
Immigration reform is a women's issue. We need an immigration reform bill that keeps women and their children together, and brings women out from the shadows and gives them protection under the law.