Category: MUSIC

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7 Women’s Rights Songs

As we all know by now, feminism is the radical idea that women are human beings. But sometimes radical ideas are the best ones, so let’s hear what some of these crazy people have to...

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DAM – Arab Music against Honor Killings

***Turn on captions for English subtitles*** Mourning a life never lived, If I Could Go Back In Time tells a woman’s story backwards – from her murder to her birth: If I look through the...

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Songs about Victims of Police Shootings

Today is the funeral of Michael Brown – another family will come together around a grave instead of a dining table. As tragic as it is, his death is not an isolated case of police...

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Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun

Surprise, surprise: it’s Rage Against the Machine on a website about political art! In the most predictable turn of events ever, Creartvism has an article about one of Rage’s songs (and about the issue the...

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Michael Jackson – Earth Song

Pop music usually isn’t the best place to expect meaningful messages, but the King of Pop did a great job raising awareness about animal cruelty and environmental destruction in his hit Earth Song. And awareness...

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Nakba Day: 6 Songs for Palestine

May 15th is Nakba Day (Day of the Catastrophe) – it commemorates the deaths and expulsions of Palestinians from their homes during the creation of Israel. Although Palestinians face additional human rights abuses now, the...

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10 Songs for Planet Earth!

One of music journalism’s cliché interview questions is „Where do you find your inspiration?“ and one of the cliché answers is: „All around me“. So, it doesn’t come as a shock that the air we...

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Strange Fruit Street Art

Time Magazine condemned this song as “musical propaganda” when it was first released. In 1999, the same magazine named it “Song of the Century”. Strange Fruit is an iconic song about violent racism. Move your...