This Land Is Your Land

by
Abby Zimet

Given almost everything, it's hard to celebrate unconditionally the
birth of this fine, flawed nation. Still, joy feeds the soul. A treat
from The Nation: the top 12 patriotic songs
ever, featuring Phil Ochs, Paul Robeson, Gil Scott-Heron, Roseanne
Cash, Sam Cooke and more. To mark the day, Michelle Obama sent out an
email urging us to support our military families. This is all well and
good, but we'd rather bring their sons, daughters, husbands home. Happy Fourth.

"There

is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people
for a purpose which is unattainable." - Howard Zinn

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

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