International Workers Memorial Day

“Remember The Dead And Fight For The Living” is the slogan for International Workers Memorial Day, a day to remember workers disabled, injured, made ill or killed by their work, and a day for solidarity…

Poly Styrene Dies at 53

Punk group X Ray Spex’s frontwoman Poly Styrene has died from breast cancer at the age of 53. Often attributed with helping create punk, Poly Styrene’s strong feminism was reflected on many of her songs….

Chinese Municipality Uses “Red” Songs to Promote CPC Values.

The Chinese Global Times reports that the municipality of Chongqing is urging people to learn songs promoting patriotism and socialist values as part of strengthening links between the citizens and the Communist Party of China….

Radioactivity (A Nuclear Outcry Song for Japan)

Jayce Kingstone has released Radioactivity (A Nuclear Outcry Song for Japan) about the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan. The song has been described as a “clear message to humanity that we are not in control…

Tiki Taane Charged for Performing Protest Song

Kiwi singer Tiki Taane was arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence after singing a protest song made popular by the hugely influential American rap group NWA (Niggaz With Attitude) in the…

Umahu La Tajza3ee Song Libya Don’t be Sad

The You Tube file of the song Libya Don’t Be Sad may be a few weeks old now, but the message of the song and the video images are as powerful now as the day…

Strawberry Thieves Choir’s New Gospel Song

London based podcast and Internet radio station Kooba Radio, hosted on the 7th April The Strawberry Thieves very melodic gospel-inspired song “We’ll Fight On” as a recommended track. The Strawberry Thieves Choir is based in…

Dylan Protests in China?

Both praise and condemnation have followed Bob Dylan’s concerts in China. After a lot of speculation about whether the Chinese authorities would allow Dylan to perform, the concerts went ahead in Beijing on April 6th…

Khalad M and Lowkey Arab Spring Freedom Song

Libyan-American hip hop artist Khalid M has released a powerful new rap in support of Arab Spring protests and uprisings. “Can’t Take Our Freedom,” which also features Lowkey. The song is an anthem for desperate…

RBS, Climate Week, and Edinburgh P&P

Following the decision by RBS to sponsor the recently held Climate Week, People and Planet groups across the U.K. held demonstrations to protest against RBS hypocrisy. P&P Edinburgh used songs as part of their impressive…