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40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song

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BIG MUDDY
DON'T ASK WHAT A RIVER IS FOR
FLOWERS OF PEACE
I MIND MY OWN BUSINESS
MY GET UP AND GO HAS GOT UP AND WENT
MY OLD BROWN EARTH
OH, HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD
OLD DEVIL TIME
ONE GRAIN OF SAND
PRECIOUS FRIEND
QUITE EARLY MORNING
SAILING DOWN MY DIRTY STREAM
SAILING DOWN MY GOLDEN RIVER
SOUR CREAM
TURN, TURN, TURN or TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON
WALKING DOWN DEATH ROW
WELL MAY THE WORLD GO


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Owen Woodson 26 Apr 12 - 03:04 PM
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Subject: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 03:04 PM

Today 40,000 Norwegians crammed into Oslo's Youngstorget Square to sing a Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's song Children of the Rainbow. Youngstorget square is very near to the court where Anders Breivik is being tried for mass murder.

Here's a link to the video

And here's one to the news report.

Apologies, I've just noticed that my thread title says 400,000, not 40,000. Well, if the square had been big enough..................


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Megan L
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 03:16 PM

Owen that was amazing what a victory for the people of Norway


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 03:50 PM

Kleenex

Andy Irvine was talking about Lillebjorn on Tuesday night, and he has a song of his own Andy wrote for him. Lovely man, wonderful occasion.


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 03:54 PM

The writer sings it in English


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Little Robyn
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 06:42 PM

And the words:
MY RAINBOW RACE

One blue sky above us,
One ocean, lapping all our shores.
One earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more?

And because I love you
I'll give it one more try
To show my rainbow race
It's too soon to die.

Some folks want to be like an ostrich;
Bury their heads in the sand
Some hope for plastic dreams
To unclench all those greedy hands.

Some want to take the easy way:
Poisons, bombs! They think we need 'em.
Don't they know you can't kill all the unbelievers.
There's no shortcut to freedom

One blue sky above us,
One ocean, lapping all our shores.
One earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more?

And because I love you
I'll give it one more try.
To show my rainbow race
It's too soon to die.

Go tell, go tell all the little children!
Go tell mothers and fathers, too:
Now's our last chance to learn to share
What's been given to me and you

One blue sky above us,
One ocean, lapping all our shores.
One earth so green and round,
Who could ask for more?

Robyn


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Megan L
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 08:20 AM

I am so suprised more people haven't looked at this so inspiring


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 08:25 AM

In contrast to the events that inspired it and the outrageous claims of the man at whom it was sung, it is truly a beautiful moment.


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 08:26 AM

I hope Breivik heard it.


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 08:44 AM

The idea seems to have been to sing it as close to the courtroom where Breivik is being tried as possible. He is on record as saying he hates the song and regards it as Marxist propaganda.


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Stu
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 09:49 AM

This song and spirit demonstrates the reason the haters will never win.


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: foggers
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 11:03 AM

Isn't it inspiring when the usually silent majority come together and raise their voices (quite literally) to show the violent minority, driven by ideologies based on hatred just how outnumbered they are.


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 11:32 AM

Thanks.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Elmore
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 04:25 PM

Thanks to Owen Woodson for calling this to my attention. It made my day.


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 11:48 PM

Nice!


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Beer
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 12:00 AM

In my opinion.............."THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF FOLK"
Adrien


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: foggers
Date: 28 Apr 12 - 05:16 AM

Could not agree more, Beer!


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 May 12 - 09:29 AM

A sky full of stars, blue sea as far as you can see

"An earth where flowers grow, can you wish for more?

"Together shall we live, every sister, brother

"Young children of the rainbow, a fertile land."

According to the May 08 Huffington Post --- the above lyrics a Norwegian version of Seeger's "My Rainbow Race." 04/26/12 02:13 PM ET By JULIA GRONNEVET "I Anders Behring Breivik Trial"

Sincerely, Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Beer
Date: 21 May 12 - 08:20 PM

I'm sure you won't object Owen if I refresh this thread. It needs to be read and heard by more. Hope it works with more hits this time around.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: 400000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 22 May 12 - 05:10 AM

Beer,

Absolutely.

Owen.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 22 May 12 - 08:56 PM

Wow! Moving... and Inspiring...


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Janie
Date: 22 May 12 - 10:44 PM

I'm not much on facebook, but I do believe this is a link worth sharing.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: bobad
Date: 23 May 12 - 07:08 AM

This song kills haters.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Megan L
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 06:17 AM

Today the prime minister of Norway laid a wreath in memory of those who died he said "The killer failed; the people have won,"


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Beer
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 12:14 PM

A year already. How fast it goes for some.
ad.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Don Firth
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 03:42 PM

There are times in history where the sheer power of music cannot be denied.

One such moment was in the mid-1800s, when Italy was under the domination of Austria under the Hapsburgs. Italians yearned for freedom and a unified Italy under their own government.

During this time, Giuseppe Verdi was composing his operas, one of which was Nabucco, based on the Biblical story of Nebuchadnezzar. One of the choruses in the opera, "Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate - "Fly, thoughts, on wings of gold" was known in English as "the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves." It's from the third act of the opera, and it is the lament of Jewish exiles from Judea after the loss of the First Temple in Jerusalem.

In a major city in Italy, tens of thousands of people were gathered in the city square. At the time, a meeting of the Austrian leaders was in progress. The Austrians were afraid that, with so many people gathered there, a riot might break out, and they were prepared with the cavalry standing by to ride out and quell them.

But instead, tens of thousands of people spontaneously began singing "the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves."

How do you fight something like THIS?

Never underestimate the power of music.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: bassen
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 03:59 PM

And at the memorial concert in Oslo this evening, an estimated 60 000 sang the song again. They also heard Bruce Springsteen sing "We Shall Overcome". Springsteen   Many Norwegian artists who performed sang songs written for the occasion. The roses are piling up again. Commentators are saying something resembling a "July 22 liturgy" is emerging...   The prime minister said today: "The killer failed; the people have won."


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: bassen
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 04:20 PM

For as long as it lasts, here's a link to Springsteen's performance.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 04:33 PM

I hope he is allowed to know of these things, so he knows how badly he failed and how he misjudged where decent people really stand.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 07:03 AM

Keith ; Amen to that! I hope it is a message to all who share his inhuman and hate-filled values.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 07:48 AM

It won't make a bit of difference to the killer. People don't understand the mindset there. He has not a shred of remorse, only jubilation for what he did and were he EVER allowed out again, he'd do it all over again, but far worse, I've no doubt, for he'll spend his every waking moment plotting an even 'better' (in his mind) killing next time round...

I have huge admiration for the People of Norway, but personally, I think this man has lost the right to his life. I found his televised trial abhorrent, even though I know the Norweigans wanted it to be shown publicly..and the fact he was allowed to have a final say, after all he had already said, was utterly wrong, in every conceivable way imaginable, in my humble opinion....


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: iancarterb
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 11:05 AM

I think making him watch (or at least be in the same room with it, and no control of the audio) the memorial in Youngstorget Square over and over and bleeping over would be a far more satisfactory vengeance than putting him out of his misery. He expects vioulence. We need collectively to disappoint him over and over. There is no hope of persuading him, you're quite right.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 11:22 AM

If he had killed one or both of my children, or friends of my children, I'd have calmly pulled the trigger, Ian and that would have been that, over and done with, except for the never-ending healing of all the families he smashed apart....

To feel that he's 'still out there', still thinking, plotting, laughing at them, and he WILL be laughing. He has NO conscience, none whatsoever, not a single shred...and it will never surface, for that part of his brain is dead, not there, never was...It is the same with so many of these killers, cold-blooded because the messages in the brain never get to reach the part of them connected to emotions of pain, of empathy for others...

I don't care if he expect violence. I don't care about him in any way at all.   I just feel the pain and horror of the parents, the families involved...

Yesterday was my Son's 18th Birthday, and I thought of all the Mums and Dads who were in deep grief yesterday....I lost two little 'souls' before Josh was born, had those words "I'm sorry, but you're baby is dead' spoken to me, so I know, just a fraction of the unbelievable pain they will have to live with for the rest of their days, whilst this man sits in comfort, being treated kindly by the Norweigan prison services...

He will be up for review time after time if they find him insane...and no doubt he'll put in for everything he can grab, legal-case-wise...He will be represented by lawyers who will make a fortune out of him, probably have already done so....spoken to, worked with, worked on, sympathized with by some, made a hero by other like-minded brain patterns....

And whilst their children lie cold in their graves, he continues to smile and laugh....

No, it is wrong...

If he were a dog who had rabidly attacked so many people, he'd have been shot there and then, instantly...

Yet our own species do it and we spend a bloody fortune on them, get rich from them and talk about them for decades to come....

No...a thousand times, no.....


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: iancarterb
Date: 23 Jul 12 - 12:50 PM

Lizzie, even though you are probably correct that this person is irredeemable, I still think that the difference between Us and Them is importsnt when more than two deep breaths divide the original act and response. If you had been there after 76 and you prevented a 77th, you'd have deserved a medal. When we have a Brevik under physical control, I think we need to NOT behave like him or like the sods who cut off Victor Jara's hands to humiliate him before killing him outright. Should he see the light of day outside? Not in a thousand years. Should anything except the killing have been allowed in testimony in court? Of course not. Should we make him a martyr to those benighted souls who think what he did was excusable? I think the evidence of the millennia of war over competing mythologies, still in full swing in Syria and the greater middle east (much of it perpetrated by my own government), all over Africa, more subtly in China, all suggest not. If we have the music, we have the only long term power over the Joe McCarthys with guns. The bastards are rightly more afraid of the music and art than of guns. I am NOT above revenge, and I did not suffer a personal loss in Brevik's rampage, but we all lost people to Hiitler and to Pinochet. When we have the time, we do well to keep the state killing to a minimum.
Carter


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 12:00 PM

Probably??????

Where is the PROBABLY in this?

He cold-bloodedly murdered 78 People!!!!


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Megan L
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 12:16 PM

This thread was not started about him it is about the indomitable spirit of a nation not allowing themselves to be driven down the road of fear and paranoia by the actions of one man.


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Subject: RE: 40,000 Norwegians Sing Seeger Peace Song
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 03:15 PM

Megan has put her finger on it.

The point is that a civilized people will not allow hate-filled people like Breivik to prevail. Adding more hatred to the mix only makes things worse.

Locking Breivik away like a dangerous animal will accomplish all that is necessary without having to execute him just to satisy someone's blood lust.

Don Firth


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