Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

RIP Pete Seeger, BAD-ASS American Hero

00 Pete Seeger. Bad-Ass American Hero. 29.01.14

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On Monday, American folk singer, social activist, and all-around righteous person Pete Seeger passed away  at the age of 94. There are countless reasons that he mattered, like when he stood up to Congress during his appearance before the Un-American Activities Committee… yes, that was the real name. Like many entertainers, he was told to appear on Capitol Hill, where they questioned him about his association with the Communist Party, but unlike many entertainers, he refused to invoke his Fifth Amendment right. He was later charged with Contempt of Congress, sentenced to 10 years in prison, and blacklisted. However, an appeal overturned that conviction in 1961. Seeger remained protesty; two years ago, he marched with Occupy Wall StreetSolidarity Forever!

28 January 2014

Bucky Turco

http://animalnewyork.com/2014/rip-pete-seeger-badass-american-hero/ 

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