Singers Support Campaign to Save Libraries

As the nationwide campaigns continue to fight against library closures as a result of government “austerity” measures, a number of singers are raising funds to help save Kensal Rise Library, in Brent Park, London. Nick…

New Song from Billy Bragg

Never Buy the Sun, a polemic against News International tabloids, was written by Billy Bragg on Friday 8th July during the News of the World storm; it was debuted at Garforth Arts Festival on Saturday.

Fukushima Power Plant Antinuclear Songs Proliferate

Further to an earlier News item – Radioactivity (A Nuclear Outcry Song for Japan) many more antinuclear songs have been released. Interestingly the songs are finding their widest distribution on internet social networking sites, and…

By Workers’ Toil Alone. A Case of Then and Now!

The song By Workers’ Toil Alone is not news, but it was new to me, and I think that it demonstrates very well the idea of recurring themes for struggles and campaigns, some of which…

Billy Bragg at Exeter 30th June Strike and Demonstration

Billy Bragg joined the demonstration in Exeter against public sector cuts, and performed Tomorrow’s Gonna be a Better Day. Protests, demonstrations, and strikes by some public sector unions happened across the U.K.