Here we are, finally arriving at the March Just Posts. Holly and I are pleased as ever to offer to you this selection of posts from around the blogosphere that all seek make a difference in our world.
Continuing in my newly minted tradition of highlighting protest songs, this month I offer to you “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” written by Buffy Sainte-Marie. The Indigo Girls cover of the song is one of my favorite songs, both for the messages it contains in the lyrics, and for its musical qualities. It’s an angry song, with a strong beat, and yet at the same time beautifully melodic. It’s one of those songs that I have to sing along with.
The lyrics tell of injustices being committed against Native American society even in recent days, crimes committed out of ignorance, arrogance and greed:
They got these energy companies that want the land
and they’ve got churches by the dozen
who want to guide our hands
and sign Mother Earth over to pollution, war and greed
One of the messages the song drives home to me is the reminder of the biases rampant in most of the versions of history that we are fed. (…our history gets written in a liar’s scrawl…) (I am also frequently reminded that I should finish reading the book by Dee Brown, also entitled Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.)
Below is the Indigo Girls version of the song, which I know best. I also recommend listening to the version by Buffy Sainte-Marie herself, also on YouTube.
And now, for the March Just Posts.
- Thailand Chani of Finding My Way Home with Would you like to be a hero?
- TeacherC at An (aspiring) Educator’s Blog with Investigating Social Inequity in the Mathematics Classroom
- Tash at Awful but Functioning with Whadaya Know Georgia.
- Rebecca at Flying Tomato Farms with The cost of a winter tomato
- prof susurro at like a whisper with Today is World Water Day and Women Aviators Make Herstory
- Paul Newnham of Give a damn about poverty? with Congrats Cadbury and Fairtrade this Easter
- Painted Maypole of Painted Maypole with An education in the jungle
- Mary at Them’s My Sentiments with A House Made of Asbestos
- Mad at Under the Mad Hat with More posts about buildings and food
- Kyla at The Journey with The Speech, Remix Edition
- jen at One Plus Two with day 37: getting real
- girlgriot at If you want kin you must plant kin with
Preach Responsibly and Missing the Point
- Erika of Be gay about it. with And so we wait.
- Em at Social Justice Soapbox with some random thoughts on giving
- Curtis at can’t see the forest with Beautiful Horizon, where hunger is on its way out
- Christopher at One Dollar Diet Project with (f)armed conflicts
- bon at cribchronicles with stuck in the freudian anal phase
- Ann Douglas at ParentCentral.ca with The Other Mothers
- almost idealist at One Year to Change the World with Equality for women: 2009 and we’re still not there and Time for a change
- alejna of collecting tokens with finding a way to volunteer with my hands full
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