Thursday, October 02, 2008

Which side are you on?

Best news I've heard in a LONG time:

In Blacksville, West Virginia, 440 miners closed their mine by staying home. Why? Because a film crew from the National Rifle Association showed up and tried to get them to say bad things about Barack Obama.

Think about that for a moment. Miners in West Virginia closing the mine and missing a day's pay, because they wouldn't say bad things about a black candidate to a film crew from the NRA. Something new is happening in the nation--or maybe something old is happening again.
Come all of you good workers
Good news to you I'll tell,
Of how the good old union
Has come in here to dwell.

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on?

They say in Harlan County
There are no neutrals there.
You'll either be a union man
Or a thug for J.H.Blair


My daddy was a miner
And I'm a miner's son
And I'll stick with the union
Till ev'ry battle's won.


Oh workers can you stand it?
Oh tell me how you can.
Will you be a lousy scab
Or will you be a man?


Don't scab for the bosses
Don't listen to their lies.
Us poor folks haven't got a chance
Unless we organize.

Which Side Are You On?
Florence Reece

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