Woody Guthrie

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.
Woody Guthrie once wrote a song about Fred Trump's racist rental policies, "Old Man Trump."
"G'night. Fight for Democracy again tomorrow!" tweeted Walter Shaub.
Even Springsteen stops the show after three hours.
Pete Seeger once said about Woody Guthrie’s music, “Any damn fool can get complicated. It takes genius to attain simplicity
MR: Your father wrote about Latino immigrants/migrant workers and how they’re treated in "Deportee." Though it was about
Then Trump's sad sack flack Sean Spicer said that the wall will be paid for by Mexico after all, in the form of a 20 percent
Moving from this song of love, to its spiritual digression, ("And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water"), Collins
"Odetta once kissed me on a stage and I got death threats from the Klan," he said. "When I traveled with Leadbelly, he couldn't
If Woody Guthrie, America's most revered troubadour for social justice, was still alive he would no doubt be celebrating his 104th birthday today by writing songs about Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants, Muslims, the physically handicapped, and other groups and about the growing Black Lives Matter movement against police racism.
I'm going to be walking to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland from my house in Detroit in early July to talk
July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.
I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.
"I suppose Old Man Trump knows just how much Racial Hate he stirred up."
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 need an American identity built on a foundation of that shared history--not a whitewashed version of it, but one that can, as President Obama declared in Selma, "look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals."