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                    DOUBLE FEATURE TODAY

                              WITH CARTOON

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Union blood is stronger than tea, but the corporate masters believe that if a Tea Bagger carries a gun, he is a patriot. If a Union supporter carries a sign, he is a Socialist.

Is there really any reason that the so called, Tea Party Patriots should be concerned about what is happening in Wisconsin? Well, maybe if they are local, but most of them are being bussed in by such organisations as Freedom Works, which is a cooperative of Dick’s Army and Gland Beck.

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Here’s an exerpt from Therearenosunglasses Weblog

It’s happening in Wisconsin. Its Labor–vs- anti-labor. It’s Ronald Reagan–vs- Mondale…It is the basic right to organize to defend one’s rights and to improve working conditions–vs- the corporations and their mobs for hire, like the Tea Party gang, or whatever they are called. It may be true that much of the anti-union opposition is real (the “unions have killed this country” crowd), but, I would think that many of them are there because someone with either money or power asked them to attend. Believe it or not, people, it is a fight between corporations and the rest of us. If you are not a paid part of some corporation, then you are part of the general population being targeted for some great rip-off. Unions and the fights for workers’ rights (which they have waged for all of us, down through the decades), are the reason that you cannot be worked like an abused animal, and your children cannot be forced to labor hard hours at dangerous jobs, whenever you can no longer work, or find work….and believe me, that day is just around the corner.

The rest of the story on No sun glasses excellent weblog.

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Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, Bethel, New York, Friday, August 15, 1969. Day 1

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From Wikipedia:

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The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgur’s 600 acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha) dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel (Sullivan County) is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, which is in adjoining Ulster County.

To many, the festival exemplified the counterculture of the 1960s and the “hippie era.” Thirty-two of the best-known musicians of the day appeared during the sometimes rainy weekend. Although attempts have been made over the years to recreate the festival, the original event has proven to be unique and legendary. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in music history and was listed on Rolling Stone’s 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.

The event was captured in a successful 1970 movie, Woodstock, and Joni Mitchell’s song “Woodstock”, which memorialized the event and became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, Bethel, New York, Friday, August 15, 1969. Day 1

  • Richie Havens
  • Swami Satchidananda – gave the invocation for the festival
  • Sweetwater
  • The Incredible String Band
  • Bert Sommer
  • Tim Hardin
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Melanie
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Joan Baez

Richie Havens Freedom Woodstock 1969

For more videos from that first evening at “Woodstock”, including Joan Baez’s stirring, “We Shall Overcome”, and some truly dire music from Sweetwater, click on link below.

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