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Stumbled onto this on the chawed rosin. It’s by Phil Ochs, and the footage was shot in Sweden in 1969. I love, love this song, having first heard it when I was 19, shortly before Gulf War I and my student antiwar organizing days. So I had to post it here.

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Saturday — October 27, 2007. March against the war in Iraq (and the impending war on Iran) from downtown SF to the Mission District. Click here for more photos on Indybay.org.

10/27/07 Antiwar Protest SF

On Delores Street, entering Delores Park. Sometimes it’s hard for me overcome being jaded — knowing the @#$@!s who started this war don’t give a shit that most people want this war to end — to get myself to a demonstration. So I was happy to see the large turnout; even with the usual end-of-march attrition, tens of thousands of protesters filled the park.

10/27/07 Antiwar Protest SF

10/27/07 Antiwar Protest SF

You can guess what these are supposed to represent.

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Gotta rush off to class, but I didn’t want to let this day pass unmarked. It ain’t “Red Crochet” for nothin’.

A few related articles:

The history of May 1, International Workers´ Day

The Brief Origins of May Day (Wobbly)

Wal-Mart Violated Workers’ Rights Over Labor Unions, Report Finds

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Mmmmmm Mm Mm. Pardon me; I was just enjoying my nightly dose of ice cream, Haagen Dazs Butter Pecan. This is a completely inappropriate way to start a post that features …

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Guess what this is? Body count mittens. Click here to see what kind of trouble Lisa at Little Red Blog of Revolutionary Knitting has been getting into.

And here’s a blog by my friend Judy, another (Korean-American) trouble-maker who’s currently living in Vancouver. She has a hilarious comic on her blog based on, of all things, her dissertation research on Korean evangelicals.

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