Reports from the Economic Front

a blog by Marty Hart-Landsberg

Occupy Music

The following comes from a blog post by the Rustbelt Radical:

In James Connolly’s introduction to his 1907 collection “Songs of Freedom,” he wrote:

No revolutionary movement is complete without its poetical expression.  If such a movement has caught hold of the imagination of the masses, they will seek a vent in song for the aspirations, the fears and hopes, the loves and hatreds engendered by the struggle. Until the movement is marked by the joyous, defiant, singing of revolutionary songs, it lacks one of the distinctive marks of a popular revolutionary movement; it is a dogma of a few, and not the faith of the multitude.

The Rustbelt Radical then shared the top 10 musical offerings to come out of the Occupy movement as chosen by two Detroit DJs.  Here are a few of their selections—enjoy—and check out the post if you want to experience all of them (and read their short commentaries on the songs). 

 

 

 

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