12 Jul 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ by The Garner Family

Eric Garner was killed by New York police on July 17, 2014. Officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in a chokehold. He cried out, “I can’t breathe!” The officers involved in apprehending him showed no mercy, and his death was captured on video. A grand jury on Staten Island refused to

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05 Jul 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Old Man Trump’

Shadowproof’s “Protest Song Of The Week” is a recording of lyrics Woody Guthrie wrote about his racist landlord, Fred Trump, back in the early 1950s.

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27 Jun 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘The Rape Of The World’

America’s political class remains largely unmoved by the urgent need to radically alter society in order to curb the impacts of climate disruption. That much was clear as lobbyists and progressives appointed by Hillary Clinton opposed strengthening the Democratic Party platform to include support for a ban on natural gas

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13 Jun 2016

Protest Song Of Week: ’16 Shots’ by Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa’s anthem against police brutality, a response to the killing of Laquan McDonald, was released on his EP on June 3.

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31 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘If You Want To Be President’ by The Fugs

The Fugs are one of the best protest bands in the history of music in the United States. They played at demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Songs the band recorded were intensely political and often satirical.  They participated in the march on the Pentagon, where several people tried to levitate the headquarters.

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24 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Odeio’ by Caetano Veloso

Following the impeachment of Brazil president Dilma Rousseff, vice president Michel Temer took power. He pledged to dissolve the Ministry of Culture and combine parts of it with the Ministry of Education. Although Temer eventually backtracked, the initial call drew the ire of artists. AFP reported filmmakers, musicians, and individuals

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16 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘True Trans Soul Rebel’ by Against Me!

During a concert in North Carolina on May 16, Laura Jane Grace of the band Against Me! burned her birth certificate in protest against an anti-transgender law. Grace, a transgender person, declared as her birth certificate went up in flames, “Goodbye, gender.” She smiled as her fellow band members and

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09 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Crisis’ by Anohni

Anohni confronts the inhumanity and destruction of drone warfare on her new album, “Hopelessness.”

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02 May 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘I Had No Right’ by Dar Williams

Legendary peace activist Father Daniel Berrigan died at 94 years-old on April 30. He was one of the Catonsville Nine, who took draft files and set them on fire with homemade napalm in an act of resistance against the Vietnam War. The action, along with the trial of the Catonsville

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Prince Live on Rotterdam 2011. Photo by Peter Tea on Flickr
25 Apr 2016

The Protest Songs Of Prince

Following the tragic death of pop music legend Prince, a portrait has emerged of a humanitarian artist, who sought to find ways to uplift people who were struggling.

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