Sold Down the River

Performed by Jack Chernos

ChernosJack Chernos has performed in almost every type of venue: music festivals, basements, churches, subways, and in union meetings and government buildings.  His song "Sold Down the River," about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, was played constantly from the Steelworkers’ billboard truck in Seattle during the big World Trade Organization protests of 1999.

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