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The American political scene has become more and more dysfunctional over the years. No Bottom expresses my deep concern that our democracy itself is threatened by the influence of big money and politicians who represent corporations and the wealthy rather than the American people. This song is a call to follow the example of the good folks of Wisconsin in confronting power.
Fire and Oil refers to the explosion and oil spill at the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Road to Babylon is about the craziness of war, all wars, everywhere.
Hard Road to Freedom is a tribute to the courageous men and women involved in the struggle for justice and peace.
One World expresses my belief that we have it in us to live in peace on this very small planet, the only home we will ever know.
New Orleans Under Water refers to the disaster following Hurricane Katrina. And the suffering of the people of New Orleans goes on.
Playing His Part was inspired by a woman from a military family whose son was killed in Iraq.
Red, White and Blue is written from the perspective of a homeless Vietnam Vet and calls attention to the governmental use of patriotism and religion to manipulate people into blindly following orders. Sound familiar?
Brown-skinned Girl is a reflection on the plight of undocumented workers. Surely we owe them more than razor wire at the border and deplorable conditions once they get here with the possibility of deportation and imprisonment. Solutions lie in a world where people can make decent livings in their home countries.
Rich Man’s World reflects my concern about the concentration of power in the hands of corporations and the wealthy.
Slaughter of Innocents was written just after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Justice Denied concerns police brutality and racial profiling.
Sago Mine Disaster explores the 2006 explosion at the Sago mine in West Virginia. Twelve men died. And mining disasters continue all over the world.
The River is Risin’ is a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. A year before he was assassinated, Dr. King gave a speech called Beyond Vietnam outlining the connections between corporate power, poverty, the war, racism and empire.
It’s War. Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib are names that conjure up one of the ugliest aspects of the Bush administration’s policies, the brazen authorization and use of torture, kidnapping and illegal detentions in the so-called war on terror. It’s War calls attention to this criminal situation.
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Here are some sites you can visit to get involved with the peace movement.
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