Protest songs are united by the fact they all have something to say, something to dispute, or something to rile against, whether it be political, social, or personal. Story Behind the Protest Song features 50 of the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times in modern history. Among the featured: songs about the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, the most recent upheaval over policy in the Middle East, as well as teenage rebellion, animal rights, criticisms of mass media, and even protest songs that lambaste other protest songs.This indispensable guide tackles it all: the behind-the-scenes stories of the most influential protest songs in Ameri
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04.09.2006. The Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers pierces pop singer Madonna’s poster before her visit in Moscow on Pushkinskaya Square. They protest against …
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Dorian Lynskey is one of the most prominent music critics writing today. With 33 Revolutions Per Minute, he offers an engrossing, insightful, and wonderfully researched history of protest music in the twentieth century and beyond. From Billie Holiday and Woodie Guthrie to Bob Dylan and the Clash to Green Day and Rage Against the Machine, 33 Revolutions Per Minute is a moving and fascinating portrait of a century of popular music that tried to change the world.
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Thousands attend stadium rock concerts around the globe and experience the artistry of lighting designer Andi Watson through his work with bands like Radiohead and Oasis. This visually arresting monograph presents a decade’s worth of his extraordinary designs through hundreds of stage photographs. The foreword by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke reveals the relationship between band and lighting designer, while other critical essays elucidate the history of stage lighting. An ideal book for devoted Radiohead followers and those interested in the intersection of contemporary art and pop culture.
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In this powerful new study Mary Ellison demonstrates the unique role of black music as an articulation of black aspirations and fears, and as a reaction to a range of social, economic, and political realities. She reveals black music as a soundtrack for life in all its complexity. Through a very close examination of lyrics, musical style, and form in black music throughout history, Ellison brings to light a genre of music varied in its intentions and impact; a catalyst for activism and a stimulus for changing attitudes. The book is organized around topical issues and explores such themes as black power, revolution, socialism, black feminism, and world peace.One of the few books on music and social change to deal specifically with black musi
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In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals. (Jan. 18)
The slaughter in Sirte wsws.org www.microsofttranslator.com www.microsofttranslator.com ozyism.blogspot.com Crisis Libya: Rebels Create Humanitarian Disaster, Then Blame it on Qaddafi www.blacklistednews.com As Promised: Jamahiriya Exerts Control Over Tripoli, Routing CIA, NATO, ‘Rats’ — www.mathaba.net hamsayeh.net Qaddafi full Speech translation 06 October 2011 “4 tribes of Bani Walled, Surt, Warshfana tribe and Nawhi are well armed and they will never be defeated because honorable people can not be subjected. All the people in LIBYA and true Libyans will not agree with the invasions and colonization. We will fight for our freedom and we are ready for more sacrifices. The traitors, colonizers and as well as NATO are going to be defeated soon. They all lost the confidence between each other and their masters, the traitors are unable to continue because they are basically vulnerable. If the power of their fleets give legitimacy, then let the rulers in the Third World be ready. To those who recognize this council, be ready for the creation of transitional councils imposed by the power of fleets to replace you one by one from now on. I urge all Libyan people to go out and march in their millions in all the squares, in all the cities and villages and oases. Go peacefully … be courageous, rise up, go to the streets, raise our green flags to the skies. How did it (NTC) get its legitimacy? Did the Libyan people elect them? Did the Libyan people appoint them? If you did not …
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Video and Images from the last 2-3 hours. The crowd seems peaceful, diverse, and informed. A side note: On September 17, 1787, forty-two of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda that day, to sign the Constitution of the United States of America. usgovinfo.about.com occupywallst.org www.livestream.com occupywallst.org www.facebook.com PIC SOURCES: twitter.com | twitpic.com VIDEO SOURCE: www.livestream.com
Should a city manager from one of Los Angeles County’s poorest cities earn twice as much as President Obama? Residents from the working-class town of Bell erupted in outrage after learning that their city pays its officials some of the highest local-government salaries in the nation, including City Manager Robert Rizzo who takes home nearly 0000 per year. Rizzo has resigned, as have some of Bell’s other top-earning government officials. But on Monday evening frustrated residents gathered at a city council meeting to demand more resignations and an end to what they regard as widespread corruption. Reason.tv spoke with protesters furious with high taxes, cronyism, and inflated public-sector compensation. Approximately 3 minutes. Produced by Ted Balaker and Tim Cavanaugh, who also hosts. Camera by Zach Weissmueller and Sam Corcos. Edited by Weissmueller.
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February 10th, 2008. Anonymous protests the church of scientology in Washington, DC and a young woman describes how the cult destroyed her life.
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