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Thread #165798   Message #4167327
Posted By: rich-joy
11-Mar-23 - 01:23 AM
Thread Name: Songs for International Women's Day (March 8)
Subject: RE: Songs for International Women's Day (March 8)
My "vote" goes to Naomi Littlebear Morena's anthem, used to great effect throughout the Greenham Common years of the 80s (and into the 90s) :

"You can't kill the Spirit, She's LIKE A MOUNTAIN
Old and and strong, It goes on and on ...."

This song still moves me .....

This is Naomi Littlebear Morena's recent re-take on her 1977 classic :

Naomi speaks of her song and its long anthemic history here :

Marilyn Keller is the singer here :

Plus, I rather like this quirky version by London's The Deep Throat Choir :

There are many short Greenham docos online, but I rather like this one :
"Mothers of the Revolution" : - watch the trailer!! (you can rent the film on YT for AU$6 - and on other sites)

"In 1981 a group of 36 women set off on a 120 mile march from Cardiff to Berkshire to protest against the planned arrival of American nuclear missiles on UK soil. In doing so they started something extraordinary, in time galvanizing over 70,000 women into action to protect their children and future generations. This is the untold story of those Greenham Common women. A tale of how a small number of them made connections with their counterparts in the peace movement behind the Iron Curtain, travelling to the Soviet Union to advance peace and, eventually, contributing towards the end of the Cold War. How they amplified and took the achievements of the Greenham Common movement onto the world stage by being daring, fun, inventive and brave. What they started that day in 1981, around a kitchen table while their children played, became a global movement and the start of a revolution that changed the world."   They went to the USA too .....

It is the 42 year anniversary this year, of the start of these "ordinary" women's amazing strength, courage, and commitment - and their winning over weapons, for Britain and for the World.

But just WHO amongst us, I wonder, is going to take up their banner to stop the spread and use of the world-destroying weapons, this time around?????

..... sigh .....

R-J (Down Under)