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Music From the Seattle General Strike
It wasnt good enough to shut it down, they said during the Seattle General Strike 90 years ago this year. Strikers shut down the city and then began opening it up again under worker control. What a lesson for today! This week on Indymedia Presents #353 we bring the viewer the final part of our coverage of the celebration of the Seattle General Strike of 1919. In this segment we focus on music that came out of interviews with participants in that famous event. Rob Rosenthal is a professor at Wesleyan University who spoke at the celebration. He recounted how in the 1970s he interviewed participants in the Seattle General Strike, and then wrote a rock opera based on his research. He plays two of the songs from that effort and talks about the role music can play in the struggle. The General Strike celebration, which took place in February was sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the King County Labor Council.

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Its the End of the World As I Know It, And I Feel Fine (S3E4)
The Stimulator reports on activist opposition to the Winter Olympics scheduled for Vancouver, BC, gives us an update on the tar sands, and addresses the issue of destruction of property during protests by referring to the Boston Tea Party, where disguised protestors destroyed private property. This was certainly not the lesson the right was trying to bring out in their recent round of teaparty protests. What would we do without The Stimulator?


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