Voices from Russia

Saturday, 3 September 2016

3 September 2016. Fred Hellerman, Last Survivor of The Weavers, Dies at 89

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The Weavers in concert in 1963… they paid for their convictions by being put on the McCarthyite blacklist. They’re now silent on this side of the veil…

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Fred Hellerman, the last surviving member of the Weavers died at the age of 89. An era is now over… however, the legacy lives on…

BMD

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

9 June 2015. Ronnie Gilbert Died Yesterday at 88… Only One of the Weavers is Left

Goodnight, Irene… the Weavers most famous song

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Songs are dangerous, songs are subversive and can change your life.

Ronnie Gilbert

Only Fred Hellerman is left of the Weavers after the death of Ronnie Gilbert. Lee Hay’s bass voice fell silent first. Last year, it was Pete Seeger… the Clearwater set sail for the last time. The Republican filth blacklisted them in the 50s… in my mind, that means that they were patriots and decent human beings. That’s why I HATE conservatism and everything that it stands for. It’s only resort is to rend and destroy… well, I’ve chosen some pieces with Ronnie’s voice on them. Thanks to modern technology, her voice will live on. I had the privilege of hearing all the Weavers in concert, at one time or another. One light still burns… for how much longer, dear Lord?

Вечная ей память

BMD

Friday, 8 May 2015

8 May 2015. America Didn’t Always Aid Fascists… Woody Guthrie Stomps on Them Nazis But Good… Oh, I Forgot… The Republicans Called Him a “Red”… Well, If Woody’s Red, So Am I and I’m Proud to Be With Him!

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Pete Seeger in one his last public appearances… This Land IS OUR LAND

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America didn’t always aid fascists… FDR didn’t, that’s for sure. However, Joe McCarthy did… Richard Nixon did… Ronald Reagan did… as did Clinton, Bush, and Obama. If FDR was right (and he was), well, what American political figure would put us back on the path?

BERNIE SANDERS, THAT’S WHO… AND NO ONE ELSE.

Bernie can win. I don’t give a rat’s ass for the rightwing “conservative” pundits, the media whores, the grasping “preachers”, the political hangers-on, and the corporate weasels. Don’t forget, FDR won four times for being a champion of SOCIALISM. We did it before and we can do it again! Do you smell what I smell? Don’t let their bravado fool you… the Koch brothers and Adelson are shitting their pants in fright. If we stick together, we can put Bernie where he belongs… 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! We can recapture the LEFT spirit than helped the USA in World War II (let’s not forget who was the champion of “Free Enterprise” in that war… the Nazis!).

We have nothing to lose but the chains of Libertarian and Neoliberal slavery…

BMD

Friday, 1 May 2015

1 May 2015. It’s the First of May! REAL Labour Day! International Day of Labour Solidarity in ALL Countries

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We live in a time as low as that of the 1890s or the 1920s… however… did you see the reaction to Bernie Sander’s hat in the ring? All the naysayers are saying that it can’t be done. No, sir… Hilly’s got the money and the oligarchs on her side. I seem to remember that’s what people said in 2007…

Keep the flame going… we might see some light…

BMD

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