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Letters to the INS - Joan Baez

Folk singer and antiwar activist Joan Baez had blazed onto the scene in 1960. In the late sixties and early seventies she was part of many of the biggest anti-war demonstrations, and she went to jail for a month in 1967 for blocking the Oakland army induction center. In 1971 she released her cover of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", The Band's signature song.

"Keeping people confined to certain areas of the world," Baez wrote, was "one of the reasons we've had six thousand years of war instead of six thousands years of peace."



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