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music: How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live? - Bruce Springsteen and the Sessions Band (Live in Dublin)
summary: Gonna be a judgment, and that's a fact.
content notes: Contains images of police violence against protesters and of a hanging in effigy.
vidder notes: Thanks to [personal profile] wintercreek and to [personal profile] kuwdora for arranging for and/or providing feedback, and to [personal profile] were_duck for encouragement. Almost all of the images are via The Atlantic's In Focus blog.

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lyrics:
Well a doctor comes round here with his face so bright
And he says in a little while you'll be all right
But all he gives is a humbug pill
A dose of dope and a great big bill

Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

He said, "Me and my old school pals had some mighty high times round here
"And what happened to you poor black folks, well it just ain't fair"
He took a look around, gave a little pep talk
Said "I'm with ya" and he took a little walk

Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

There's bodies floatin' on Canal
And the levee's blown to hell
Martha, get me my sixteen-gauge and some dry shells
Them who've got got out of town
Them who ain't got left to drown

Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

I got family scattered from Texas all the way to Baltimore
Mister, I ain't got no home in this world no more
Gonna be a judgment and that's a fact
A righteous train rolling down this track

How can a poor man stand such times and live?
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times?
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

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Date: 2011-11-26 23:21 (UTC)
wintercreek: A heart drawn in the sand of a beach ([misc] *heart*)
From: [personal profile] wintercreek
This is such a great vid, with such powerful images, and it came together so well. ♥

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Date: 2011-11-26 23:33 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cofax7
Oh, honey, that's fantastic.

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Date: 2011-11-27 01:35 (UTC)
sara: American flag (flag)
From: [personal profile] sara
Oh, lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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Date: 2011-11-27 01:41 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
Made me cry. Thank you for making this. <3

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Date: 2011-11-27 02:16 (UTC)
kouredios: That's the kind of wooly-headed liberal thinking that leads to getting *eaten* (bvts!wooly-headed)
From: [personal profile] kouredios
This is amazing.

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Date: 2011-11-27 03:03 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
This is wonderful.

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Date: 2011-11-27 04:14 (UTC)
vivwiley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] vivwiley
This is really fabulous. Thanks for sharing it. (I got here via cofax)

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Date: 2011-11-27 04:35 (UTC)
were_duck: a woman corrects the grammar of graffitti that says "anarchy forever!" (anarchy in the library)
From: [personal profile] were_duck
I'm all choked up. This is really powerful, thank you so much for posting it. <3

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Date: 2011-11-27 06:30 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] giandujakiss
Oh, fantastic!

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Date: 2011-11-27 11:13 (UTC)
littlebutfierce: (k-on ritsu last ed)
From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
This made me tear up kind of a lot. Thanks.

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Date: 2011-11-27 16:01 (UTC)
dhobikikutti: earthen diya (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhobikikutti
That was really interesting. The juxtaposition of two paras of lyrics that were really specifically about black people, next to a largely white demographic made for someā€¦ thoughtprovoking meta about the movement.

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Date: 2011-11-27 19:51 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] makamu
Stumbled across this via a wide variety of links and I love it. Both the complexity and the obvious amount of thought you put behind this and (of course) the editing :) Would you mind if I rec this?

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Date: 2011-11-27 22:17 (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Macro photo of left eye of my mostly black border collie mutt (JK as 50s "mad"woman)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
*sob*

I'm a jaded old person, bitter and dubious, yet this made my heart beat faster. Thanks.

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Date: 2011-11-29 05:06 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
Downloading now! (Saying so in case I forget to comment later!)

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Date: 2011-11-29 20:00 (UTC)
tree_and_leaf: Text icon: Anglican Socialist Weirdo (Anglican socialist weirdo)
From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
Wonderful.

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Date: 2011-11-29 23:06 (UTC)
revolutionaryjo: A girl waving in silhouette. (Political)
From: [personal profile] revolutionaryjo
This is so moving! Fantastic work.

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Date: 2012-05-29 17:41 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] garrideb
I saw a small clip of this at the WisCon vid panel, and I knew right away I wanted to watch the whole thing. It's fantastic! It gave me chills. And you ended it so strong! Everything after the 3 min mark - the clips matched to the bursts of music and then the final dissolve transitions - was perfect.

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