Fifty Years Ago: The Music of the March on Washington Rally

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 4:27 pm

Songs give people the ability to muster the courage to dissent and keep on struggling for freedom and justice. They were part of the fabric of the civil rights movement. The importance of music is why musical performances at the March on Washington demonstration were necessary. “Without the songs of the movement, personally I believe [...]

YACHT & Marc Maron Record Delightfully Irreverent Protest Anthem, ‘Party at the NSA’

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 4:23 pm

YACHT, best described as an electronic rock or synth pop group, and Marc Maron, who is known for his “WTF” podcast and is also a guitarist, have recorded a delightfully irreverent protest anthem on total surveillance by the National Security Agency. This electro-pop dance tune’s lyrics include, “We don’t need no privacy/What do you want [...]

PJ Harvey’s Harrowing & Brilliant Protest Song in Support of Guantanamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 3:00 pm

Shaker Aamer is a British prisoner, who remains in detention at Guantanamo Bay, despite the fact that he has been cleared for release twice. He has been held for eleven years without charge or trial and, during his confinement, he has suffered torture. Aamer has led and participated in hunger strikes and been willing to [...]

Eighteen Noteworthy Musical Performances for the Occupy Movement

By: Monday September 17, 2012 1:51 pm

From its inception, the Occupy movement has had music, with drum circles and occupiers with guitars livening up protest scenes. It has well-known musicians come to Zuccotti Park to play music or sing or rap for occupiers. Occupy Musicians rallied support for the movement in the first months. It managed to convince a long list [...]

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