Men and women in black are being urged to turn out for a demonstration protesting the RNC's attempt to claim Johnny Cash as one of their heroes.

And, as John Nichols wrote in his Nation weblog after Cash's death last year, "Though he was not known as an expressly political artist, Cash waded into the controversies of his times with a passion. Like the US troops in Vietnam who idolized him, he questioned the wisdom of that war. And in the mid-1960s, at the height of his success, he released an album that challenged his country's treatment of Native Americans."

If you'd like to defend Johnny Cash and his legacy, strut on over to Sotheby's at 1334 York Ave. at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31.


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