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Sounds of dissent / ACTION

Acting in concert
‘Free your mind, and your ass will follow.’ – George Clinton, funk musician.

Peace Not War
Peace Not War
A collective dedicated to producing anti-war compilation CDs for peace groups to use as funding sources.

Buy the Peace Not War double-CD compilation now from:
- NI UK Online Shop or
- NI Australia Online Shop

Boycott-RIAA Take a stand against the bullying tactics of the Recording Industry Association of America.

Music Link
Music Link provides a new method of payment which incorporates contributions and grants that pay for artists' projects.

Clear Channel Sucks
Stop the radio behemoth from gobbling-up the ether.

Recommended surfing:

Pop and Politics Website:

Protest Records


Recommended reading:

Critique of Exotica: Music, Politics and the Culture Industry, by John Hutnyk, Pluto Press, 2001.

The Rough Guide to World Music Vol 1 & 2, edited by Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, David Muddyman, and Richard Trillo, Rough Guide Reference Books, 1999.

The Rough Guide to Internet Radio, LA Heberlein, Rough Guide Reference Books, 2002.

Index on Censorship: Smashed Hits, Volume 6, 1998.

Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action by Mark Mattern, Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Rhythm and Resistance: Explorations in the Political Uses of Popular Music, by Ray Pratt, Praeger, 1990.

Policing Pop, edited by Martin Cloonan and Reebee Garofalo, Temple University Press, 2003.

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Artists Network of Refuse & Resist
Artists Network of
Refuse & Resist

Artists dedicated to creating a culture of resistance.

Future of Music Coalition
Future of Music Coalition

The Future of Music Coalition is a not-forprofit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities.

Freemuse is an independent international organization advocating freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide.
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Wilders Plads 8 H
DK-1403 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 32 69 89 20
Fax: +45 32 69 89 01
Email: [email protected]

Centre for Political Song
Created to research all forms of political music worldwide.
Centre for Political Song
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow, G4 0BA

Recommended viewing:

This award-winning film documents the rich tradition of South African resistance music and freedom song. A soundtrack is also available.

Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, directed by Lee Hirsch, 2002.

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To complement a magazine on music, we've included a free CD sampler of anti-war songs by both established artists and exciting new unsigned bands, produced for us by the Peace Not War collective. We hope you enjoy it!

In the process of putting this magazine together, I've listened to a treasure trove of great music. If you're interested in some recommendations, I've published a songlist on the NIwebsite.

Let me know what you think! [email protected]

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