Protest Song of the Day: “I Get By” by Everlast

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 10:08 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in creating a culture of dissent and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday. Strike Debt, an organization rooted in the idealism of the Occupy movement, declares on [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Empire’ by Dar Williams

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 10:11 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in creating a culture of dissent and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday. This morning, with all the new developments in the David Petraeus affair, I wanted [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘The Revolution Has Come’ by Rebel Diaz

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 12:00 pm

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in creating a culture of dissent and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday.  Hip hop duo, Rebel Diaz, has recorded and produced a song for the 2012 [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Terrormaker’ by Nicholson Baker

By: Friday November 2, 2012 12:42 pm

Novelist and critic Nicholson Baker has been writing protest songs. Baker sent a recent song he wrote and published to YouTube on November 1 called “Terrormaker.” The song is an anti-drone song. Its title directly refers to drone operators. It opens with the words, “Terrormaker/Reaper man/Armchair aviator/Over Pakistan.” Told from the perspective of a disgruntled [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Have You Been to Jail for Justice?’ by Anne Feeney

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 9:57 am

There are some really brave and courageous women and men, who are fighting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. They have been disrupting TransCanada’s effort to destroy forest and create a pathway for the pipeline . They have put their bodies in the way because of their conviction that this pipeline will [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Do You Remember America?’ by Leemanuel Hightire

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 9:47 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in creating a culture of dissent and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday.  This morning this ongoing project features an independent artist named Leemanuel Hightire, who sent [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ by Gil Scott-Heron

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 11:26 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in creating a culture of dissent and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday.  FDL’s Gregg Levine appropriately called attention to the threat Hurricane Sandy posed to nuclear [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Ninety-Mile Wind’ by Arlo Guthrie & Wenzel

By: Monday October 29, 2012 10:29 am

Hurricane Sandy, as one might be aware, is hitting the northeast coast of the United States today. So, how about a song that uses a storm or wind as metaphor to make a social comment on the world? Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote in the 1940s a song called “Ninety-Mile Wind.” It was a [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Bradley Manning’ by David Neal

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 6:57 pm

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in creating a culture of dissent and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday.  It is my great pleasure to present to you David Neal’s song “Bradley Manning,” [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Wasteland of the Free’ by Iris DeMent

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:09 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in keeping dissent alive and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday.  Iris DeMent is a country-folk singer, who wrote a song about sixteen years ago that is [...]

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