Today's theme honored the original women and motives behind Mother's Day: Anna Jarvis Sr, Julia Ward Howe, and Anna Jarvis Jr promoting sanitation and peace.
Wilson When Wilson finally proclaimed Mother's day, in 1914, but Anna faught against what it had become.
Gloria Steinem speaks about the proclamation and
Julia Ward Howe's vision of Mothers Day
Felicity Huffman, Christine Lahti, Vanessa Williams - Julia Ward Howe: Mother's Day Proclamation
Mother's Day For Peace - Robert Greenwald
Faith Petric Various Grandma's Battle Cry 5:31 Faith's Favorites
Vance Gilbert That Front Porch Song 4:24 Unfamiliar Moon- disismy music - vancegilbert.com
Gerri Gribi Al Piantadosi I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier 2:44 The Womansong Collection - firstname.lastname@example.org
David Rovics David Rovics Song For Cindy
Halliburton Boardroom Massacre - Mi5 Records
Cindy Sheehan as all boy's mom, her
son as all mother's son.
"And so sometimes I think that if you just put the mothers in charge for a while, that things would get resolved" - Barack Obama
Empty Boots 4:08 Empty
Boots: Commentaries On War And Country-
Priscilla Herdman Allen Power I'll Love You Forever 4:47 Forever & Always - Flying Fish
Tina deVaron If Mama Ain'T Happy 4:07 If Mama Ain'T Happy
The Andrews Sisters I Want My Mama 2:42 Cocktail Hour [Disc 2]-http://www.cmgww.com/music/andrews/
Cosy Sheridan Lullabies 3:12 Quietly Led - Waterbug
Billy Marlowe Mama Was Right 2:47 Show Me The Steps- newtexrecords.net
A Parents' Home Companion
Mama's Still In Jail
Then There's Me - michaelreno.com
for disturbing the peace [ironically] protesting against the commercialization of Mother's Day, and finally said she wished she would have never started
the day, because it was so out of control.
Have You Been to Jail for Justice? 2:39 Have
You Been to Jail for Justice?
A listener had been one of those
arrested this week in Syracuse for protested Drones,
so I especially wanted to air this cut this week
Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer So Long Mom (A Song For World War III) 2:23 That Was The Year That Was- reprise
** Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe out dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
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