Talkin’ Protest Song Blues

By: Sunday November 27, 2011 9:30 am

Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Makana didn’t exactly put his life on the line when he sang his protest song, “We are the Many,” to President Obama and other leaders at the Asian-Pacific Economic Conference dinner. But he did pull off a gutsy, well-meaning public relations coup on behalf of the global Occupy movement.

Late, Late Night FDL: How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live

By: Monday April 11, 2011 10:00 pm

Bruce Springsteen – How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live

For “Shower Customer Number Nine”

By: Sunday December 26, 2010 9:30 am

Christmas is a funny holiday. Pegged to the old pagan winter solstice celebrations, it’s on the calendar now as the time Jesus was born. For the record, if I’d been a Wise Man I’d of brought the baby Jesus a Howlin’ Wolf record.

Beck’s Tea Partiers Abuse Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”

By: Saturday August 28, 2010 7:50 am

In a perfect embodiment of the vapidity of Glenn Beck’s tea party movement that is infesting the National Mall today, we see in this morning’s Washington Post that Bruce Springsteen’s iconic war protest song “Born in the USA” is once again being misused and abused. The sentiments embodied in Springsteen’s song are directly in opposition to everything Beck and his movement represent.

FDL Movie Night: The People Speak

By: Monday March 8, 2010 5:00 pm

Howard Zinn’s monumental book, A People’s History of the United States lifted the curtain on the traditional American narrative, revealing class struggles, dissent and the efforts of everyday Americans, people of color, women, day laborers, migrant workers to gain and live with the rights promised in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

In The People Speak, Zinn is joined by a group of talented actors and musicians in bringing these people’s stories to life. Morgan Freeman, Viggo Mortensen, Marisa Tomei, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, David Starthairn, Danny Glover, Kerry Washington, Benjamin Bratt, Sandra Oh, Jasmine Guy, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Pink, Eddie Vedder, John Legend, DMC, Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson are among the stars lending their voices to The People Speak, a documentary based on A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States, the companion volume of 200 primary sources, co-created with Anthony Arnove.

WTF? Springsteen CD Exclusively at Walmart?!

By: Thursday December 25, 2008 9:05 am

I thought Springsteen was pro-labor. Then I read that The Boss’ Greatest Hits will be released exclusively by Walmart. Okay, its only his greatest hits, which you can download anyway song by song if you have the patience. But still, wtf?

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