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"During their recent 'Summer for Marriage' tour the National Organization for Marriage played a Peter, Paul & Mary recording of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” during their rallies, without the permission of the artists.

"Kathleen Perrin, a participant on the Courage Campaign's Prop8TrialTracker.com, contacted Peter Yarrow and told him. Yarrow called the use of the song by NOM “heartbreaking” and said that he would be contacting NOM asking them to stop ... "   [READ MORE]

Thanks to qe2 for pointing this out!

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smillaraaq
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
How soon they forget -- Woody himself was a leftist of the sort that this ilk would spit upon for being a raving un-American socialist if he were alive today! How much do you wanna bet these folks aren't even aware of the final verses?

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me;
Sign was painted, it said private property;
But on the back side it didn't say nothing;
This land was made for you and me.

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

In the squares of the city, in the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?


Good on Peter and Noel for standing up.

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