Tag Archives: Pete Seeger

Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

Asked by HUAC if he had sung for Communists, Pete replied: ‘I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody.’ By Steve Russell … finish reading Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Pete Seeger: A life that enriched ‘you and me’

The world has been diminished by his passing, just as it was enriched by his life. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 Several weeks ago, I began writing a column I intended to publish … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Pete Seeger: A life that enriched ‘you and me’

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Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

In the words of Pete Seeger, “Though it’s darkest before the dawn, These thoughts keep us moving on…” By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [This essay by Harry Targ first appeared at The Rag Blog … finish reading Harry Targ :
Progressives need to remember that history is complicated

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Harvey Wasserman :
Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

So long, Pete & Toshi. It’s been amazingly great to know you. By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [Also see Rag Blog remembrances of Pete Seeger by Steve Russell, Lamar Hankins, and Harry Targ.] Toshi … finish reading Harvey Wasserman :
Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

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Harry Targ : Culture and the Cuban Experience

The Cuban band Sierra Maestra was formed at the University of Havana in 1976.Economics, politics, and culture:The Cuban experience Culture can be revolutionary when it expresses pain, implies a better life, and extends the experiences of some to others… By … finish reading Harry Targ : Culture and the Cuban Experience

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Harry Targ : Sometimes We Have to Sing

The banks are made of marble: Sometimes we have to sing By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 10, 2011 Fred was dating a young woman who gave him the two Weavers Carnegie Hall albums for Chanukah in … finish reading Harry Targ : Sometimes We Have to Sing

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Harry Targ : History is Complicated

Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Image from Last.fm.What progressives need to know:History is complicated Though it’s darkest before the dawnThese thoughts keep us moving on… By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / October 20, 2010 I became a radical … finish reading Harry Targ : History is Complicated

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Harvey Wasserman : Pete Seeger Sings for Solartopia!

Pete Seeger sings for Solartopia! By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / August 3, 2010 See Video and Lyrics to ‘God’s Counting on Me,’ Pete Seeger’s song about the BP oil spill, Below. “We’ve got a country full of … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Pete Seeger Sings for Solartopia!

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Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

Celebrating Pete Seeger:Our political troubador More than any other individual, he had conceived and fostered a tradition of protest song that drew from a number of cultural roots, had significant political consequence, and reshaped the forms and content of popular … finish reading Dick Flacks : Pete Seeger’s Project

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Paul Robeson : Sixty Years After Peekskill

Paul Robeson. Photo from Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.Remembering Paul Robeson:Sixty years after the Peekskill Riots By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / September 4, 2009 On September 4, 1949, an angry crowd surrounded the 20,000 friends of … finish reading Paul Robeson : Sixty Years After Peekskill

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Pete Seeger and our Progressive Culture

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen sing “This Land is Your Land” at the Barack Obama inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Jan.18, 2009. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images. The culture provides a way … finish reading Pete Seeger and our Progressive Culture

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Pete Seeger : This Land is Your Land

The video we originally posted here was removed because of copyright claims from HBO. Steve Russell found another version. So enjoy.Pete Seeger — joined by Bruce Springsteen – Sings ‘This Land is Your Land’ at Inaugural Concert, Jan. 18, 2009 … finish reading Pete Seeger : This Land is Your Land

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