We all gonna get it in due time

Today’s protest anthem and Monday morning open thread comes courtesy of Ms. Nina Simone: “They keep on sayin’ ‘go slow,’ but that’s just the trouble …” [Read more…]

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Picking up passengers from coast to coast

Today’s protest anthem and Monday morning open thread comes courtesy of Curtis Mayfield. The Vaughn brothers took the bones of that song and wrote another one. Then John Mayer did too. But no more passive waiting, people. Get ready. Get on board. Tick tock. [Read more…]

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‘Hope for an answer some day’

Today’s protest anthem and Monday morning open thread comes courtesy of Talking Heads (RIP Jonathan Demme). The burning keeps me alive. [Read more…]

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‘You don’t count the dead when God’s on your side’

Today’s protest anthem and Monday morning open thread comes courtesy of Nobel Literature laureate Bob Dylan. This song should be read alongside Lincoln’s Second Inaugural. Same idea — right down to the parallel meditations on Judas Iscariot. [Read more…]

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‘Im at the preacher’s door’

Today’s protest anthem and Saturday open thread comes courtesy of Kendrick Lamar: We gon’ be alright. (“What do you mean ‘we,’ Kemosabe?”) [Read more…]

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But we don’t give in

Today’s protest anthem and Saturday open thread comes from the other side of the world, courtesy of Midnight Oil.   [Read more…]

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Adios mis amigos Jesus y Maria

Today’s protest anthem and Saturday open thread comes courtesy of the Highwaymen, covering Woody Guthrie: The plane wreck at Los Gatos occurred in 1948. It would be nice if the song didn’t feel like it was written yesterday. [Read more…]

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‘Whole world is wonderin’ what’s wrong with the United States’

Here’s your Saturday protest anthem and open thread, courtesy of the Staple Singers: (And here’s a nice 2017 rendition from Rhiannon Giddens.) [Read more…]

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