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Occupiers at Freedom Plaza had a surprise visitor this morning. Folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary dropped and performed a couple songs and gave words of encouragement.

Peter Yarrow at Freedom Plaza Occupation, 12/01/11. (photo: Scott Galindez/RSN)
Peter Yarrow at Freedom Plaza Occupation, 12/01/11. (photo: Scott Galindez/RSN)



Peter Yarrow at Freedom Plaza, DC

By Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News

1 December 11


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Photograph by Scott Galindez
Photograph by Scott Galindez
Photograph by Scott Galindez
Photograph by Scott Galindez
Photograph by Scott Galindez
Photograph by Scott Galindez
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ccupiers at Freedom Plaza had a surprise visitor this morning. Folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary dropped by and performed a couple songs and gave words of encouragement.


Scott Galindez attended Syracuse University, where he first became politically active. The writings of El Salvador's slain archbishop Oscar Romero and the on-campus South Africa divestment movement converted him from a Reagan supporter to an activist for Peace and Justice. Over the years he has been influenced by the likes of Philip Berrigan, William Thomas, Mitch Snyder, Don White, Lisa Fithian, and Paul Wellstone. Scott met Marc Ash while organizing counterinaugural events after George W. Bush's first stolen election. Scott will be spending a year covering the presidential election from Iowa.

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+17 # Joe Bob 2011-12-02 00:46
I love how the musicians of the 60's + are coming out to support OWS.
Peter Yarrow, David Crosby, Grahamn Nash, Jackson Brown, Bruce Springsteen and others.
Time moves on and the Enemy still stands.
It shifts shape and continues to eat at our freedom. God Bless the OWS people and keep on fighting for freedom.
 
 
+8 # NanFan 2011-12-02 09:33
Scott ~ Thank you, thank you for sharing this moment with us. It's VERY moving. I only wish we hadn't come full circle, back to the need for this...yet...I' m glad we all finally WOKE UP, STOOD UP, SAT DOWN, and went "to jail for justice!"

N.
 
 
+7 # mwd870 2011-12-02 05:06
"If I Had a Hammer" seems just as appropriate now as it was during the Civil Rights movement.

The ideals of freedom, justice, and fairness should not have to be expressed only in times of protest in this country.

It was a wonderful gesure for Peter Yarrow to join the Occupiers at Freedom Plaza in support. Why is it that good people find it so easy to understand the principles of the constitution?

The Occupiers are heroes.
 
 
+6 # maveet 2011-12-02 15:04
Thank you for this treat, Scott.
 
 
+2 # EPeterson 2011-12-02 23:20
Thanks for sharing this, and thanks to Peter Yarrow for stopping by. He was one of my heroes during Viet Nam days. Later I met him in person and listened to him advocate for children's issues. He is a great human being. Bless him and the folks occupying this country to point us all in a
better direction again!
 
 
+2 # Vardoz 2011-12-03 17:22
The more support we get the better it will be fo the people of this land!
 
 
0 # AMLLLLL 2011-12-04 12:01
Music to my ears to hear Peter Yarrow again. I recall seeing PP&M at the Hollywood Bowl in '64... still a man for all seasons, this being the winter of our discontent.
 
 
0 # Progressive Patriot 2011-12-05 01:18
It's great to hear the older folk singers out supporting yet another movement for the power of The People. (Pete Seeger has been doing it for over 60 years ... I grew up on him.)

The thing I find sad is that there are no young people writing _new_ songs for _their_ movement (yes, it is _their_ movement, although they have support of us old geezers) ... at least I haven't heard any yet.
 

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