There But For Fortune – Film Making an Impact

Written and directed by Kenneth Bowser, and released in January, “There But for Fortune,” a film examining the tragically short life of singer Phil Ochs (who hanged himself in 1976 at the age of just…

Songs from UCU Strike

A number of songs performed on the picket lines during the national strike on 24th March by University and College Union members have been sent to Giving Voice Workshops. Using the favourite tool of campaign…

Student Broad Left – Songs for 26th March

SBL have posted the lyrics for two songs to be used at the Alternatives to Cuts rally on March 26th. Fight For Your Right is based on the song of the same name by the…

MCNxtGen Andrew Lansley Rap

Andrew Lansley’s plans for the NHS are attacked in a new rap by MCNxtGen. The Andrew Lansley Rap describes the reaction to the White Paper by groups including unions, patients representatives, and.. The Royal College…

Ukulele Band Big Society Song

The Ukulele Band has released “Big Society”, a song written by James P. Chamberlain. A few lines convey the main thrust of the song! The losers are all moaning that the welfare state is groaning…

Chartist Hymn Book Discovered at Todmorden Library

A copy of the extremely rare National Chartist Hymn Book, dating from 1845 and printed in Rochdale for the National Chartist Association, has been digitised and is now available on Calderdale Council’s From Weaver to…

Lady Gaga Censored in Malaysia

New Musical Express reports that Lady Gaga’s new song, “Born This Way” has been edited in Malaysia to remove lyrics which may cause offense and which break Malaysia’s rules on promoting homosexuality. Malaysian Gay Rights…

UNISON Reps Send Cameron a Message in Song

Posted by I Support Public Service Don’t Let the ConDems Destroy Them, a group of UNISON representatives have sent Cameron a message in song – Please Mr Cameron – protesting against cuts to public services….

Killing of Rachel Corrie, 8th Anniversary

Wednesday March 16th marked the 8th anniversary of the killing of Rachel Corrie, crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition….

Nate Dogg Dies at 41

Hip Hop artist Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known as Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41. Recognised as one of the top exponents of West Coast Hip…