*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music in the first half of 2018. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Joan Baez – Whistle Down the Wind “It is the song
When a loosely knit group put up a billboard in Augusta, Georgia, for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, it did not take long for the judge to scold her attorneys.
Artists should challenge the boundaries of permissible thought. They should transcend orthodoxy or the conventional wisdom of the establishment, and few artists dare to use their voice for peace and human rights like Roger Waters. Waters, best known for his work as a singer, songwriter, and bassist for Pink Floyd,
Rory Fleming argues one way to hold prosecutors more accountable for abuses of power is to abolish the role of district attorney spokesperson.