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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 05:08 PM
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78. Victor Jara and Woody Guthrie chime in!
Adecos told me to take land as I needed. They were sending out "their" poor to take over lands, all abandoned by the ousted Christian Democrats. They promised water, electricity and roads very quickly.

But I thought I didn't graduate from college to advance some one's political revenge agenda. Besides ,those who needed the land, really did and I could afford to pay rent. That land was in flood plains near Valencia, Venezuela.

BTW Adecos are Social Democrats.

Yo pregunto a los presentes
si no se han puesto a pensar
que si las manos son nuestras
es nuestro lo que nos den
A desalambrar. A desalambrar.
Que la tierra es nuestra, es tuya y de aqul...

What I remember from Vctor Jara

"I ask those who are present
if you have ever wondered
that if our hands are ours
it is ours what they give us.
Tear down the wire fences.
For the land is ours, it's your's and yonder person's.

And I remember Woody Guthrie:

As I went walking along that highway
I saw a sign that said no trespassing,
but on the other side
it didn't say nothing
That's how it was made for you and me!
This land is your land,
This land is my land,
From the Gulf Stream Waters...
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