18 Nov 2016

Stop Trump Mixtape: A Protest Song Collection

“R.E.D.” by A Tribe Called Red (feat. Yasiin Bey, Narcy, and Black Bear) An anthem for the decolonization of culture and solidarity among colonized populations across all continents “T5” by Swet Shop Boys A sardonic take on post-9/11 security culture from Riz MC and Heems, rappers of British Pakistani and

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15 Nov 2016

Interview: Andy Worthington On Final Push To Close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama has less than 70 days to achieve one of the key goals that will define his legacy: close the Guantanamo Bay military prison. There are 60 prisoners at Guantanamo. Twenty of them were cleared by the Obama administration and could be freed. Of course, the specter of

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30 Aug 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘R.E.D.’ By A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red is an indigenous Canadian DJ collective. The group describes their music as a “modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity.” They seek to promote “inclusivity, empathy, and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of

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18 Jul 2016

Protest Song Of Week: ‘Prophets Of Rage’

Clear the way for the Prophets of Rage. The Republican National Convention is upon us, and one of the biggest supergroups in protest music history kicks off its tour with a debut single and a concert scheduled to coincide with the convention. The supergroup consists of: Rage Against the Machine

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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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