Today a Democracy Now! special on the life, politics and music of Woody Guthrie, the “Dust Bowl Troubadour.” Born a hundred years ago on July 14, 1912, in Oklahoma, Guthrie wrote hundreds of folk songs and became a major influence on countless musicians, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs. While Guthrie is best remembered as a musician, he also had a deeply political side, speaking out for labor and civil rights at the height of McCarthyism.
- Why Woody Guthrie Endures (theatlantic.com)
- Woody Guthrie still inspires, 100 years on from his birth (guardian.co.uk)
- Protester injured in Occupy Woody Guthrie rally (kansascity.com)
- ‘Your Land,’ and Woody Guthrie’s, Preserved (nytimes.com)
- Woody Guthrie novel to be published … with help from Johnny Depp (guardian.co.uk)