Tag: Pete Seeger

A Modest Proposal: The Idle Profits Excise Tax

Major banks are so glutted with cash that some of them are now charging corporate depositors fees to park their money.  So says the Wall Street Journal in an article titled “Big Banks to America’s Firms: We Don’t Want Your Cash.” For example, State Street Bank in Boston, which specializes in large institutional investors, has been …

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Pete Seeger Lives

Monday evening began with a combined Tax the Rich and Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline rally on upper Solano Avenue, Berkeley.  Then the crowd lined up outside the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in downtown Berkeley, where Holly Near organized and MC-ed a two-hour memorial for Pete Seeger.  This video contains a few short samples.  The …

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger is dead at 94.  He set a shining example of life as an artist and activist and a warm, loving human being.  I weep for him, and because of him I’ll go out on the street again and sing the good songs.  Good bye, Pete Seeger.  You’re missed.