“Every international artist who plays in Israel serves as a propaganda tool for the Israeli government.”
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Why’d ya do it, she said, they’re mine, all your jewels You just tied me to the mast of the ship of fools
Sleaford Mods’ depiction of the collapsed department store chain BHS as a metaphor for the decline of the country as a whole.
The whole system that has to change, says Brian Eno, not just who leads the government but something deeper and more fundamental.
We need engagement that is not just tweets and likes and swipes, but thoughtful and creative social and political action too.
RIP 18.11.16 Sharon Jones, iconic US soul singer who was always committed to the causes of peace and justice.
WW1 veteran Arthur never talked about the war, except to say, “I’ve seen things no man should have to see.”
Racism, sexism and nationality / Just to me it all seems like insanity / Why must I rob you of your humanity / To feel good about mine?
Heathcote Williams doesn’t join the mountain of praise heaped on Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Dylan’s songs of the sixties offer both a bracing protest against enduring enemies and a salutary critique of some of our own worst habits.
Which thief can stake his claim as the greatest messenger of murder upon the planet?
Artist, writer and historian Akala explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, language and power.
“Clever, well-crafted and heartfelt songs by Steve Ashley, one of our finest songwriters.”
Eno is one of 1,700 artists who have signed the Artists’ Pledge for Palestine, refusing funding from or cultural contacts with Israel’s government.
Inspired by the 1960s movements for peace and equality, Dylan wrote The Times They Are a-Changin’, But were they? asks Jeff Goulding.