I am delighted, but not surprised, to find that Paragould, Arkansas native and singer/songwriter Iris DeMent has a few things to sing about these days. Enjoy her song for the Resistance, We Won’t Keep Quiet.
From Shine A Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad
Happy birthday to bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens, who would have been 81 years old today.
I remember being shocked and appalled at our government’s racist and wholly inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina. It truly shook me to think that we would allow so many of our people to be ignored, mistreated and deprived of their fundamental human rights.
The Flint, Michigan story is no less shocking. Access to clean water is a universal human right, and in California it’s also required by law. Not in Michigan though.
Here’s a new tune from Jay McGee of Flint, who’s hoping to prevent the issue from being relegated to the backburner of our news cycle this election year.
A behind the scenes look of Neil Young + The Promise of the Real’s “The Monsanto Years” Tour.
For years, Neil Young has used his voice through his music for social justice issues, working specifically as a strong ally for farmers. This past year, Young released his newest album titled The Monsanto Years, calling out Monsanto as one of the the most harmful corporations in human history (along with Syngenta, Dow, Dupont and Bayer). Together these corporations control seed production and have created patents on their genetically engineered (GE) seed, taking away the farmers’ right to save their own seed. These companies’ GE crops have increased the use of pesticides by hundreds of millions of pounds, and next generation GE crops will further increase pesticide usage of even stronger, more toxic herbicides.
Center for Food Safety has led the fight for food, farms and the environment since 1997. Hollywood Food Voices is a production of Center for Food Safety, created to join with artists using their influence to shine light on environmental and food and farming issues. Join us in demanding for clear GMO labeling: Sign the petition: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/…
And as always, for more info on GMOs, Monsanto, and other food movement facts, you can check out our GMO fact sheet or the Center for Food Safety website:
Neil starts his International Tour this summer 2016.