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50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Charlie King and Karen Brandow will present a Historical Performance Piece entitled Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round with script, music and pictures at the Friday, June 20th evening opening session of the Great Labor Arts Exchange. Charlie says the presentation features “history that made songs, and songs that changed history.” This year marks […]

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People’s Music Network Winter Gathering 2014
People’s Music Network Winter Gathering 2014

January 24-26, 2014   New York City                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Click Above to Register! The People’s Music Network will hold its Winter Gathering in New York City on the weekend of January 24-26, 2014.  A Friday night get-together/potluck/sing-along will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher St., Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Saturday and Sunday events […]

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Remembering Jon Fromer
Remembering Jon Fromer

      May 11, 1946 – January 2, 2013 Originally published in Labor’s Edge by Rebecca Band, California Labor Federation “There are two ways to bring light to the world. One is to be the flame and the other is to be the mirror that reflects the flame. Jon Fromer is one of those […]

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Joe Glazer: Singer, Songwriter, Union Activist
Joe Glazer: Singer, Songwriter, Union Activist

This article first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine Music has played an important role in the labor movement’s efforts to uplift, organize, and build solidarity among workers for more than a century. And for the past seven decades, singer-songwriter Joe Glazer dedicated his many talents to the fight […]

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Please Mr. Postman

(words/music by Brian Holland & Frederick Gorman, new words by Hali Hammer) Listen to the song Wait! Oh yes, wait a minute Mr. Postman. Wait! – Wait Mr. Postman Please Mister Postman, look and see Are we dealing with duplicity? It has come as such a shock – Our Post Office on the auction block! There […]

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