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July 14, 1912
Woody Guthrie was born today in Okemah, Oklahoma. Woody was a singer-songwriter whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, folk, and children’s songs. He frequently performed with the slogan “This machine kills fascists” displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land”.
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Democratic Forum Organized by Teamsters, Guardian to Focus on Workers’ Rights
Posted On: Nov 22, 2019
Nov. 22, 2019 | ELECTION2020 | A Democratic presidential forum that will focus on workers’ rights is being organized by the Teamsters union in partnership with the Guardian and the Storm Lake Times in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The event on Saturday 7 December, two months before the critical Iowa caucus, will feature candidates Joe Biden, Steve Bullock, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders. All the Presidential candidates who agreed to sign the union’s three-point pledge and participated in an on-camera interview were invited to attend the forum. Workers’ rights are a key election platform for the Democratic candidates as they look to appeal to working and middle-class voters who have seen labour rights eroded… The Guardian

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