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The Music of Hopelessness
Director, Foreign Policy In Focus; Author, 'Aftershock: A Jour...
If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Writer, Avid Reader, Lyricist, World Traveler, and Free Spirit
Nina Simone's music stirs the soul. I liken it to one awash in the Holy Spirit in a Baptist church on a Sunday morning. Her classical piano finesse infused with her jazzy and bluesy gospel voice is heard in all of her music, especially in all of her civil rights protest songs.
Samuel L. Jackson Issues A Singing Challenge To Fight Police Violence
It turns out Samuel L. Jackson has a voice as big as his heart. Jackson's not the only actor to issue a challenge against
CULTURE & ARTS
A Song to Sing with My Brothers and Sisters
opera singer and teacher
I saw at an early age that through singing one could stand up for the rights of the many. What I realize now is that I longed to do something for the greater good through singing and that this was a part of what the folk movement and protest song genre accomplished.
Making Sustainability 'Cool'
Corporate Responsibility & Communications Leader ► Drives Busi...
Sustainability and the concept of shared fate -- that we're all on this small planet together and our fates are woven together -- could sure benefit from a good song (or two).
The Flobots: Reviving the Poetry of Politics
Co-founder, Voices for a Sustainable Future
Our generation's fight to build a sustainable future will be long and hard. To prevail we will need a battalion of Flobots to inspire and fortify our wills -- and together we will make the world better and more beautiful place.
Raging Grannies' 'Legitimate Rape' Song Sends Some Harsh Words Todd Akin's Way (VIDEO)
The congressman started a firestorm when he said that he's opposed to abortion in the case of rape because doctors had supposedly
CULTURE & ARTS
People Get Ready: Celebrating Curtis Mayfield's 70th BIrthday!
Chris Atamian is a New York based Writer, Filmmaker and Multi-...
Throughout the night, audience members swayed to the music, sang along with the performers and stood up in homage to this incredible prophet of funk.
People Get Ready,
- 99 Artists on 99 Tracks for the 99%
Patient Medical Debt Advocate Blogger and Author
Where are the songs for Occupy's time in history? Who will write the words and music and poetry? Will we find our voice? These questions have been answered in full and emphatically with
Holler If You Hear Stewart Francke
Former director of communications for the University of Wiscon...
Stewart Francke believes that music, at its finest, should move those of us who hear it to take some sort of action -- to learn more, to right a wrong, or even just to dance and have fun.
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The Day The LOLcats Died: A Song In Protest Of SOPA/PIPA (VIDEO)
Via Blame It on the Voices Thousands of websites are participating in a content blackout today in protest of SOPA and PIPA
Ani DiFranco Releases 'Which Side Are You On?', Premieres Full Album On AOL
Ani DiFranco is back with her first studio album in more than three years. "Which Side Are You On?" tackles issues on both
Under the Bridge You'll Find Us Waiting, Under the Bridge We'll Sing a Song (Audio)
To all the good folks pitching tents at OWS, this song's for you. We support you, hope you keep warm this winter, and ask you to keep a spot open in your tent for us.
Sole, Hip-Hop Artist And #OccupyDenver Protester, Releases Protest Song About Ben Bernanke (VIDEO)
The song itself is about the history of America's long decline, beginning with the exploitation of the natives, slavery and
Raging Against the Machine: Tom Morello's Nightwatchman Persona
I teach English literature and biblical studies at Providence ...
With all the rhetorical force and righteous anger of the prophets, the Nightwatchman's biblically literate activism rails against the individuals and institutions responsible for the plight of the needy
Pete Seeger, Mark Ruffalo Protest Hydrofracking (VIDEO)
Pete Seeger and actor Mark Ruffalo traveled to Albany Tuesday to push for a moratorium on hydrofracking. The two celebrities
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