New Internationalist

Acting in Concert

August 2008

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


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

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.


Artists Network of Refuse & Resist
Artists dedicated to creating a culture of resistance.

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.

Freemuse Wilders Plads 8 H DK-1403 Copenhagen Denmark 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 Library Cowcaddens Road Glasgow, G4 0BA Scotland

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, directed by Lee Hirsch, 2002.

Recommended listening:

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!

Let me know what you think! [email protected]

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 359 This feature was published in the August 2008 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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