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    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
    Cesar Chavez

    :: Thursday, April 10, 2008 ::

    New ANNE FEENEY CD: Dump the Bosses Off Your Back
    music for activists from the woman that Utah Phillips calls 'the best labor singer in North America'

    incredibly diverse musical styles for fans of left-leaning political music - jump, swing, blues, punk, corrido, gospel, bluegrass, dixieland - at least 15 ways to dump the bosses off your back.


    "The working people of this country are an amazing lot. Against all odds, they will walk off their jobs and strike, enduring significant hardships sometimes for months or even years – and why? To protect future generations of workers - and to preserve elusive concepts like “dignity” and “respect.” The generosity of the American working class and their willingness to help others is downright awe-inspiring.

    Corporate leaders are well aware of the altruistic nature of their workforce and will call upon workers to “tighten their belts” – to “co-operate” – to sacrifice paychecks, benefits, health care, environmental protection – even safety – to make their employers more “competitive.” And far too many workers, some on the advice of their unions, do just that.

    Politicians, too, exploit this altruism and induce workers to sacrifice public schools, public services, public lands, civil liberties, social security, health care – even their most basic right to organize and strike – in order to protect handguns, unborn children, stem-cells and “marriage.” And far too many workers have been willing to do that as well.

    Our history teaches us that accommodation to the employing class is the road to destruction of our movement. The stakes keep getting higher. Now with climate change and ever more frightening weapons systems, the future of the human race is in jeopardy. Labor must reject accommodation as a tactic. It only fuels the parasites who feed off us.

    We need to reach out around the world to fight for decent, safe jobs and a sustainable future for the vast majority of humanity... It is we, the working people, who create all the wealth in the first place.

    I still believe that the IWW (http://iww.org) gets it right when they say, “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.” When our needs are met, all of society benefits...all except that miniscule class that wields such unprecedented power - those parasites who suck the life out of us and ride to riches on our labor. It’s time to dump them off our backs, folks. BUCK LIKE THUNDER!"
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