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The Power of Protest Contest: Find Out Who Won

We have a winner, folks. Or make that two: a winning song and the Truthdig reader who named the tune. It wasn’t easy to settle on just one out of all the possibilities—and we’ll give nods to some of those after the jump—but it was fun.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 READ MORE



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The Power of Protest Music Contest

Here at the Truthdig office, we’ve been listening a lot to Ry Cooder’s new album, “Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down.” With songs like “No Banker Left Behind,” which was inspired by a column by our own Robert Scheer, the album is refreshingly political, with roots in the tradition of protest music. Here’s your chance to win a copy. (more)

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 READ MORE



Los Angeles Noir

An excerpt from musician Ry Cooder’s first published collection of stories, set in L.A. after World War II, “a sunny place for shady people.”

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 READ MORE


Ry Cooder Listening Party With Robert Scheer

The celebrated musician talks about select tracks from his new album, “Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down,” as well as his musical and political influences, with Truthdig’s Robert Scheer and Kasia Anderson.

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Shoshana Hebshi

Shoshana Hebshi, our Truthdigger of the Week, had the courage to blog about her experience traveling on the anniversary of 9/11, bringing to light the truth about where America stands on racial profiling 10 years after the Twin Towers fell.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Exclusive: Ry Cooder’s ‘No Banker Left Behind’

The legendary musician tells Robert Scheer that his new album, including a song inspired by one of Scheer’s Truthdig columns, was written out of feeling frustrated, helpless and angry with current events.

Posted on May 26, 2011 READ MORE



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Ry Cooder vs. Wall Street

On this week’s episode of Truthdig radio in collaboration with KPFK we have the legendary Ry Cooder (who brought along some songs from his new album), queer historian Michael Bronski and Marcia Dawkins on the real freedom riders.

Posted on May 25, 2011 READ MORE


Ry Cooder Takes On Wall Street Greed

On this week’s episode of Truthdig radio in collaboration with KPFK we have legendary musician Ry Cooder (who brought along some songs from his new album), queer historian Michael Bronski and Marcia Dawkins on the real freedom riders. Update: Full transcript.

Posted on May 25, 2011 READ MORE


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