This Fourth of July, "Democracy Now!" remembers Frederick Douglass' defiant Independence Day address, read by James Earl Jones during a performance of Howard Zinn’s "Voices of a People’s History of the United States," and the life and legacy of legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger, who died this year at the age of 94.
Pete Seeger's life, like the arc of the moral universe famously invoked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., bent toward justice.
Edward Snowden was not one of the honored guests at the State of the Union speech Tuesday night. But the whistle-blower’s presence was felt, at least to a small degree.
Amy Goodman and the team from Democracy Now have put together a wonderful tribute to the late Pete Seeger, who died Monday.
Pete Seeger wasn't one of those legendary performers who made the world a better place with music. He was the original. He was inimitable and unique and indomitable in his mission to bring light to the dark places.
For proving that love for others, regardless of creed, gender or skin color, is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out in an Oslo square on Thursday against the violent dogma of mass killer Anders Breivik. They are our Truthdiggers of the Week.For proving that love for others is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out against violence and dogma as our Truthdiggers of the Week.
Now 90 years old, America's exemplary troubadour continues his lifelong project to agitate and organize through song, fulfilling his father's dictum that "Music, as any art, is not an end in itself, but is a means for achieving larger ends."At 90, America's premier troubadour continues his lifelong project to organize and agitate through song.
It was some garden party. Eighteen-thousand people packed into Madison Square Garden Sunday night to celebrate the first 90 years of Pete Seeger's life.