Matthew Crampton’s book of narratives and songs sheds new light on the horrific cost of emigration, slavery and transportation
New album Another Day is a collection of songs inspired by the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.
Sleaford Mods’ depiction of the collapsed department store chain BHS as a metaphor for the decline of the country as a whole.
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.”
We love them dead when they speak no more / But they will endure, ideas are bulletproof / Tooth of truth it’s impossible to pull it loose
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?
We are taught a distorted version of history which erases the serious political struggle that really brought us the fragile freedoms we have today.
did ahmed not deserve a life? / ahmed never hurt a fly / ahmed never knew the politicians he was murdered by
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.”
Inspired by the 1960s movements for peace and equality, Dylan wrote The Times They Are a-Changin’, But were they? asks Jeff Goulding.