Texans soak up union culture

Old and new union songs, poetry and information were presented to a group of about 50 people from all over the area.


Song and struggle: “There is Power in a Union”

"There is Power in a Union" is typical Hill - set to a religious tune, mocking religion, and urging workers to organize in the Big Union.


Will The Voice replace American Idol?

Watch out American Idol, there's a new singing show in TV town, and it's called The Voice.


Song and struggle: "Preacher and Slave"

Joe Hill was a talented singer and songwriter. He's remembered as a renowned troubadour of labor, and toured the country helping to organize workers.


Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

A tribute to a singular musician and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.


"Born This Way": Lady Gaga's anthem of acceptance

Lady Gaga's position at the summit of pop culture cannot be denied or overstated.

Song and struggle: “Bravely Comrades, In Step”

The struggle for socialism is international and constantly evolving. Socialist music is the same. "Bravely Comrades, In Step" is a good example.


Common and hip hop are as American as apple pie

Conservative media pundits and Republican extremists deliberately used Common's invitation by the White House to condemn the Obama administration.


"Brothers of Bella": vintage music with a red tinge

Musically, "Brothers of Bella" is masterful, with rambunctious piano playing backed by accordion, bass, guitar, and drums. Yet the band doesn't stretch beyond the realm of classic music styles.

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