*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music released in 2021. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. They are in alphabetical order by artist. **Full playlist with each album on Spotify
Shadowproof is honored to premiere “Battlecry” from “TLAXIHUIQUI.” It was created by Dane “Zealot” Newton, who is a Black musician at Territorial.
In a ruling from UK High Court on Human Rights Day, a district judge’s decision which blocked extradition of Julian Assange was overturned.
In an exclusive interview one day after his release from prison, Craig Murray describes surviving a COVID outbreak and why he is not done challenging his conviction for blog posts.
The latest single from Canadian indigenous throat singer Tanya Tagaq’s forthcoming album, “Tongues,” is about accountability. “Oh, you’re guilty,” she sings. “It’s not a question,” a press release from her states.
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Bronx residents welcome the closure of Rikers but are worried plans for new jails will compromise dreams for truly community-created spaces.
Abolitionist organizers are building global solidarity, navigating a wide range of challenges from language to selective anti-imperialism.
As Georgia moves into the next phase of the pandemic, it is becoming clear that the state’s incarcerated population has actually increased despite releases spurred by COVID-19. While state prison officials tout a “new vision” for parole released just earlier this year, underneath it all exists an arbitrary and unfair
Down Home is organizing an anti-jail movement in a seemingly unlikely place: rural and conservative North Carolina.
In California, survivors of forced sterilizations in women’s prisons fight for reparations after a century of reproductive violence.
A man incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Ohio has ended a 48-day hunger strike, his family said.
General Electric Lighting-Savant notified 81 workers at their Bucyrus, Ohio plant in the first week of January that they would be laid off and production would move to China. Management claimed it was necessary due to the high cost of producing LED light bulbs.
Americans who lost their homes and belongings to wildfires that spread across the western United States over the past several weeks are struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath.
Two Whole Foods workers allege they were fired for voicing concerns over COVID-19, hazard pay, and an anti-Black Lives Matter dress code policy.
Around 200 unionized workers who make sports equipment for Wilson Sporting Goods, Mizuno, and CCM Hockey at a factory in Yangon, Myanmar, were fired at the end of June 2020 after orders from companies stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thousands of factory garment workers in Bangladesh are laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as U.S. and E.U. retailers cancel orders.
From the immense pressure placed on workers to return to low-wage jobs to broken social safety nets that have compounded poverty, food and housing insecurity, and inadequate unemployment benefits, America’s poor and working class have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States,