Freedom

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

God's Gift To Women/ Claudia Schmidt/ Spinning/ Claudia Schmidt

The Times They Are A-Changin'/ Bob Dylan/ Dylan/ Columbia

Times Are Not What They Used to Be/ Hazel Dickens, Carol Elizabeth Jones & Ginny Hawker/ Heart of a Singer/ Rounder

Farewell, Angelina/ Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem/ Big Old Life/ Signature Sounds

Don't Go In The Water/ Cosy Sheridan/ The Women Of Kerrville, Vol. 2/ Silverwolf

By My Silence/ Ellen Bukstel And Nick Annis/ Songs From Sing Out! V.53#4/ www.singout.org

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A sheriff’s office employee in Hampton Virginia alleges that in 2009 he was professionally de-friended after “liking” the Facebook page of his boss’s political opponent.  But in a wrongful termination suit that concluded earlier this year, a judge ruled the other way…saying that “merely ‘liking’ a Facebook is insufficient speech to merit constitutional protection.”  Ken Paulson is President and CEO of the F

The notion that technology equals freedom is a frequent trope, and was used frequently in the early days of the Arab Spring. As the Egyptian Google exec- slash Facebook activist Wael Ghomin put it “if you want to liberate a society, just give them the internet.” How the digital realm is governed, accessed, and controlled is one of the issues addressed in consent of the networked, a new book by longtime reporter Rebecca Mackinnon. For more than a decade, she’s been active in evolving debates about how the internet will affect democracy, privacy and individual liberties.