Pete Seeger, folk singer and activist whose music and straight talk inspired generations of musicians and activists, has died. He was 94. Known for songs like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, Seeger–who joined the Young Communist League (YCL) in 1936 and the Communist Party USA in 1942, eventually drifting away from them in the early 1950s–performed for troops in the South Pacific during World War II. He was convicted of contempt of Congress after refusing to answer questions at the House Un-American Activities Committee.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday October 21, 2013 3:20 pm|
The Blacklist. Sixty-six years ago the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) began a nine day hearing on Communist influence and propaganda in Hollywood, resulting in the boycotting, or blacklisting, of 300 actors, directors, radio commentators, and screenwriters. Those called before HUAC had been named in a Hollywood Reporter column written by the trade paper’s founder, Williams Wilkerson entitled “A Vote For Joe Stalin.” In subsequent columns, Wilkerson named others he suspected of being commies and pinkos.
|By: masaccio Thursday October 18, 2012 5:00 pm|
How can we protect ourselves from Oligarchy when every institution has been perverted to serve only their interests?
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday January 11, 2011 8:00 pm|
Wow. So Pigskin Parade basically is saying that it’s better to be an unethical college sports coach or simply malicious, deceitful, and cruel than to be a Commie. God/s bless America!